June 13, 2019 Newsletter

RA congratulates the Class of 2019 and wishes all of our families a safe and enjoyable summer!

The sun was out and it was a perfect morning for a graduation! Congratulations to the RA Class of 2019 - you all are off to wonderful places! Please view our Graduation Gallery 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!

Back-to-School Kit

For those families who will be rejoining us in the fall, we will be making our online Back-to-School Kit available shortly.  Please keep an eye out for a number of communications in the next month that highlight information for the 2019-2020 school year.

A Friendly Reminder from RA's Business Office

This is a friendly reminder that June 1 was the due date for tuition payments for the 2019-20 school year. Earlier this month, families received important emails:
-Financial Information for Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool
-Your Smart Tuition Invoice for June 1 payment due
-New families: your Welcome Letter from Smart Tuition was emailed shortly after your enrollment contract was completed.

Please mail your tuition checks to Smart Tuition or enter your bank account/routing number online to complete payment as soon as possible.

We appreciate your timely response to fulfill outstanding invoices and encourage families to use their Smart Tuition account to review their balance each month.

If you have any questions, please contact your campus admissions office. Thank you!

The Grade 8 chorus performed beautifully at graduation.

Student 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. If you would like the photo without the frame, the cost is $35. 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 2018-19 hallway photos here. Please contact Kara Morgan if you are interested!

Two Special Ways to Support RA

Have you seen the Commemorative Bricks below RA’s flag?
RA’s commemorative brick program, which began last year for the auction, was re-opened this spring! The bricks overlook our playground and athletic fields, creating a lasting tribute for students, their families and guests to appreciate for years to come! These personalized bricks offer a unique way to showcase families, celebrate milestones, show your appreciation to a Ridgefield Academy faculty or staff member. Your gift will serve as an enduring reminder that everyone deserves the opportunity to live, learn, and grow to their fullest potential.

Bricks are $250 each and may be personalized with up to 3 lines of text. All orders received by June 1, 2019 will be installed during the Summer of 2019. Please purchase your brick here!

Giving Tree: Campus Landscaping
Help enhance the grounds of RA. Gala 2019 attendees donated the funds landscape the external entrance to Hope Hall, making it more visually inviting. Two additional phases to this campus landscaping initiative to enhance the RA Campus remain:

  • Easy growing Spirea, with their yellow leaves and red flowers, will be interspersed with boxwood shrubs on the Annex side of the Summit building, creating a wall of color, as well as add structural interest. Goal: $5,000
  • With a goal of providing a positive, welcoming first impression of the school, Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees will be planted in between each existing old maple tree that runs the perimeter of the stone wall that faces West Mountain Road. Goal: $5,000
Support the Campus Landscaping project here!

Grade 8 shares one last special moment with their Kindergarten buddies.

Kid's Summer Running Club

The 2019 Kids' Summer Running Club, coached by the Ridgefield Running Company staff and held on the beautiful RA campus and cross-country course, is open for registration! This club is open to the public and RA families have just a few days of access to registration before it's more widely publicized. Space is limited for this popular summer club. Sign up today!

Summer Programs Start on Monday!

Ridgefield Academy's summer programs offer a wide variety of full and half-day programs from traditional day camp activities to Camp Invention to specialized sports camps to technology sessions and so much more!

Please click here for a description of all of RA's engaging summer offerings! Register now and join us for a summer filled with fun!

The Ridgefield Academy Class of 2019

Ridgefield Academy