Rippleside Elementary School

Rippleside Elementary is a school of 650 students located at the heart of Aitkin County.

Mission: Our mission is to empower students to be lifelong learners and citizens by maximizing community, parent, and staff involvement while developing high expectations and achievement in a safe learning environment.

Operating as usual

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Canvas Tutorial

Welcome back to school Rippleside students! We hope everyone has had a great start to the 2020-2021 school year! For those of you learning at home with Canvas, here is a guide from Mrs. Mickelson on the basics of how to navigate the site.

We know technology can be tricky sometimes, so please take a few minutes to watch this guide if you're having troubles. If troubles persist, the school is here to help. Just give us a call.

https://youtu.be/YHWkPBGLXqc

Use as a starting guide to Canvas Student app on iPad.

Rippleside Student Council

Our student council never disappoints. Take a look at this!

Here’s a little something special from us to you celebrating all of the wonderful staff, students, and learning opportunities that make our school so great! We give you “The Rippleside Rap” featuring Lil Chezz (Mrs. Chesna Siegford), JJ Cool (Miss Jennifer Johnson), and MC Smitty (Mr. Joshua Michael Smith)!

Please like, share, and enjoy! #WeAreISD1

Rippleside PBIS team end the 2019-2020 school year with a farewell message to students and their families.

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PBIS Postive Message Video

Instead of our usual end of the year rally, the PBIS team made a video of Rippleside staff sending students and their families positive messages. This video can be found at:

https://youtu.be/uxHMYV2e948

Thank you families for a great school year. Definitely did not end the way we were expecting, but we thank everyone for their time and dedication to Rippleside and we will miss all our kids during summer!

End of the Year Rally during Covid 19

[06/01/20]   5th grade was a blast this year! Please enjoy this video of all the fun they (teachers and students!) had! Mrs. Fremling, what an amazing job you did in creating this video - our hats off to you!

The 2019-2020 memory books have arrived. To order your book, please click on the following link. You can either pick your book up at Rippleside for $12.00 or have it shipped directly to your home for $15.00. Please contact Community Education with any questions at 218-927-7736.

https://isd1.ce.eleyo.com/course/191/summer-2020/2020-rippleside-memory-book#memorybook

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1000 Things to Do During COVID-19: Online activities for kids, teens, families, and adults

Are you looking for more fun things to do at home? Check out this link with 1,000 options to choose from!

https://msp.kidsoutandabout.com/content/1000-things-do-during-covid-19-online-activities-kids-teens-families-and-adults

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Help our students build their reading and math skills! Give your time as a tutor and make a difference. We need 4 people for fall. Tutors receive a stipend every 2 weeks, plus additional money for college tuition or student loans and free individual health insurance. Learn more and apply by July 27 at readingandmath.net to start helping in August.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week we have a fun daily activity for our teachers to participate in so we can learn more about them and the road they took to become the teachers they are today. We love our teachers!

We missed yesterday, but we'll make it up today. Our double-dose theme is Throwback Thursday & Future Teacher Friday

Teachers - post a shout-out to a former teacher who had an impact on you and then make a nomination of someone who you think would make a fantastic teacher someday.

Rippleside Student Council

This week's episode of 6 Feet of Learning with our very own Mr. Long! Please take a minute to watch this video. It's the perfect way to start off your weekend!

https://www.facebook.com/RipplesideStudentCouncil/videos/2667744406778655/

Happy Thursday, everyone! This week, we have a very special episode of "6 Feet of Learning" for you! Our host, Mr. Smith had the chance to go on location (socially distanced) with Mr. Long for an awesome interview! We know this will bring some huge smiles to some faces this week! Please like, share, and enjoy! More new episodes will be coming soon! :)

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week we have a fun daily activity for our teachers to participate in so we can learn more about them and the road they took to become the teachers they are today. We love our teachers!

Today's theme is What you Love Wednesday

Teachers - post a photo of who/what you LOVE about school

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week we have a fun daily activity for our teachers to participate in so we can learn more about them and the road they took to become the teachers they are today. We love our teachers!

Today's theme is Tuesday Taught Me

Teachers - post the best lesson you learned in school.

Virtual Calming Room - Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan ISD 196

Happy Tuesday morning Aitkin community! We want everyone to remember we are here to support you in every way we can. Attached to this post you will find a link to a Virtual Calming Room website created by a fellow Minnesota school, but relevant for all learners. Please take a minute to explore this website.

https://www.district196.org/about/calm-room

district196.org Virtual Calming Room - Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan ISD 196

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PBIS-When School Happens at Home

Below is a link to our PBIS video titled "PBIS: When School Happens at Home" created by our School Counselor, Julie Jensen. Please take a minute to view this for some helpful tips to keep the positivity high during this trying time.

https://youtu.be/6IboR0DY4I0

PBIS for families: When School Happens at Home

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week we have a fun daily activity for our teachers to participate in so we can learn more about them and the road they took to become the teachers they are today. We love our teachers!

Today's theme is Memory Monday.

Teachers - what is your favorite school memory from when you were in school?

We would like to take a moment to celebrate and congratulate Mrs. Andria Klucas on her retirement. She has been a loyal a dedicated member of Aitkin Public Schools for the last 17 years. She has touched so many of our student’s lives, along with other staff members and we are going to miss her greatly. Congratulations Mrs. Klucas! We wish you nothing but the best as you enter retirement! We hope to see you back subbing from time to time!

Here she is on a Zoom with Mrs. Emery’s 1st grade class on her last day before retirement.

Volcano video #2

Nice work Mr. Williams!

Volcano video #1

This week in 3rd grade they have been focusing on volcanoes. They had a reading they did to learn about Lava and ended their week making their own personal volcanoes erupt while on their classroom Zoom time! Take a look at these photos and videos. Even the teachers had a blast with this one!

There will be 3 posts.

Rippleside Student Council

Tune in weekly for a new episode.

This week's episode titled "6 Feet of Learning".

Way to go Student Council advisors!

Happy Wednesday! Today, we are introducing a silly new series called “6 Feet of Learning” with your host (and creator) Mr. Joshua Michael Smith! Each episode will feature a special guest and the first is Mr. Dokken! We hope this brings some smiles to some faces! Like, share, and enjoy! 😁

In honor of Earth Day yesterday 4/22/20 we had a few students who did their part to help and celebrate. Way to go!

Attached are flyers for our Aitkin Children’s Center Preschool Offerings for the 2020-2021 school year. Spread the word to any families you know with preschool aged children. Lottery for the Jakes (4’s) all day spots closes on May 8th at noon.

Tips for Coping while Staying at Home During COVID-19.

6 helpful tips for everyone at home. Please read.

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Book Checkout Request

Have you run out of books for your students to read at home? The Rippleside Media Center can help! Attached to this post is a link where you can request book checkout for your student. Details are included in the link.

Please contact Mrs. Mickelson at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the form or about any specific books.

https://forms.gle/tztzmtzFnw2a9TcK6

docs.google.com Please complete this form if your child is interested in checking out books from the Rippleside Media Center during the distance learning time. Books will be checked out by library staff twice a week and brought to the office for pick up or sent on homework delivery days (Mondays) on the bus. BUS OP...

Box Tops Program Change

Box Tops are updating their process and here are the details: They are phasing out Box Tops that you clip from products, you may still have some at home and if they are not expired they will still be accepted, but going forward all Box Tops will be submitted via mobile app on your phone by scanning your receipt. No more clipping! See the below images for a list of products and instructions to get set up with the app.

Each year the proceeds from our Box Tops submissions go towards a need for the current school year: technology, health, playground equipment, student rewards, you name it! We couldn’t help supply our students with all they need without YOUR help!

Good Tuesday morning to everyone! Here are a few notices you need to know from Rippleside Elementary School.

Heggie’s Pizza fundraiser delivery - POSTPONED

Kindergarten Registration - POSTPONED

We will be in contact with families through our messenger system and/or physical mailings with more details on new dates once they are set.

We hope all of our families are staying healthy during this time. Please contact the school if you have any questions at any time. We are here for you.

It's Friday!

Here's a little Throwback Thursday and Happy Friday Eve video of some fun times had at Rippleside two years ago! We're missing all of the kids and look forward to seeing everyone when it's time.

If you're looking for your child's schedule for their specialist classes (music, phy. ed., science, art and library) please see their respective April schedule below. This has also been posted to our Rippleside web page.

*Be sure to look at the correct grade level schedule*

[04/01/20]   Our paras are missing all of our students!

Parents, please share with your children if you are able.

How can you make someone smile today?

That was the topic of an assignment from Mrs. Fremling to her 5th grade students. Here are some of their responses. They make us proud!

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From your Rippleside Specialists!

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Below is a link for students to vote for their favorite Maud Hart Lovelace book. Division 2 recommended for Grades 6-8. Students must login with their school Google account to vote. An email can also be sent to [email protected]. Voting will close March 29 at noon. Thanks and can't wait to see who wins!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qthLig9ZxqZ1TS69_UfOYiEcrJGw74IFpo0MhuNa-ng/edit?ts=5e78fe24

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[03/23/20]   Below is a link for students to vote for their favorite Maud Hart Lovelace book. Division 1 recommended for Grades 3-5. Students must login with their school Google account to vote. An email can also be sent to [email protected]. Voting will close March 29 at noon. Thanks and can't wait to see who wins!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I9dq4CJJ62v7WjRcQOH-d5OowsPeP0TokgRQExJm04I/edit?ts=5e78fe24

[03/19/20]   To all of our Rippleside students - we miss each and every one of you!

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