Weekly Newsletter - June 15, 2018

We congratulate all of our graduates and wish our RA families a very safe and enjoyable summer!

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! To view photos from our ceremony, click here.

General News

Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading lists for every grade are available on our website. Please click here for more information. Happy Reading!

Student Hallway Photos for Sale

Each year we hang a number of photos of students on our hallway walls. These framed photos are for sale, if you are interested! Each framed photo costs $100 and can be picked up at school. If you are interested in purchasing a photo, please email Katarina Woronik. Checks should be made out to Ridgefield Academy with the mention of "hallway photo" in the memo line of the check. Checks can be handed in at the front desk of the Summit or Annex Building. You can view the photos here.

Please Consider A Gift to the James P. Heus Legacy Fund

This past school year was Jim Heus' final year as Head of School. Jim's nearly two decades of dedicated service and accomplishments to Ridgefield Academy are innumerable. His love for the school's mission and tireless commitment to creating a supportive, engaging and innovative educational experience for students is clearly seen in the success of Ridgefield Academy's graduates. In his honor, the Board of Trustees launched the James P. Heus Legacy Fund to support the things that matter most to Jim: People and Program.

The fund will help support three areas that have been extremely important to Jim during his tenure: 1) the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, the school's main conduit for program development, 2) salary and benefits for our teaching staff and 3) financial aid for students. All donations to the fund are unrestricted and will be managed by the Board of Trustees.

Please give today to the James P. Heus Legacy Fund to honor Jim's incredible dedication and commitment.

Please Make Your James P. Heus Legacy Fund Gift HERE

MS and US students had a beautiful day for their Field Day last Monday at Lewisboro Park.

Spend Your Summer at RA!

Summer is almost here and so are the amazing summer programs at RA!  RA will be offering a broader array of summer programs that offer engaging activities for children ages 3-14. All camp programs begin on June 18. Register today!

Refer-A-Friend
RA is offering a refer-a-friend discount of 25% to those who refer a camper who enrolls in the program. Should you have any questions, please contact Donna Kauth. Please join us this summer and help us spread the word!

Register for RA's Summer Programs HERE

Red Bull Soccer came to campus to give students a preview of the amazing soccer camp they are holding at RA this summer.

Please Give to RA's Annual Fund!

Please make your gift to the Annual Fund today if you have not done so already! Help us reach 100% parent participation before June 30! Thank you for you support.

Please Make Your Annual Fund Gift HERE

Last Friday, the 4s presented their performance of Blast Off!

Parent Summer Book Club

We are excited to announce our first parent summer book club. The plan is to have as many parents read the book during the summer as possible and then we will gather together in the fall to discuss. The book we have chosen is Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say it and When to Listen by Wendy Mogel, PhD. We have also partnered with Books on the Common in Ridgefield who will have the book available in store. If you choose to order through Amazon, please remember to use Amazon Smile so that your purchase might benefit the school.

Feel free to reach out to either Clinton Howarth or Alison O'Callaghan if you have any questions.

Upperline Code's Web Coding Program this Summer at RA

Ridgefield Academy is excited to host a two-week course run by Upperline Code. Here is a brief description of the course, and you can find more information about both the course and Upperline Code at http://upperlinecode.com.

Web Development with Ruby 
: Curious about programming for the web? This is the course for you! In the first week of this course, our students learn the basics of Ruby, a language used by companies like Hulu and Kickstarter to manage their web content. In the second week, we use Ruby frameworks to build amazing web applications, like offering restaurant recommendations or creating a personalized gif based on your mood.
Check out an example project here: http://upperlinecode.com/recipe 

Please contact Basil Kolani with questions.

Register HERE for Upperline Code's Web Coding Program

The Class of 2018 is on to great adventures in new places!

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