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Oct 11

Gifted Referral Window is Open

The 2018 – 2019 Gifted Referral Window opens October 9th – 26th for students in 3rd – 5th grades.  Parents / guardians should submit written requests to Mrs. Rettig.  Referrals are not automatic.  Students are screened but parents/guardians who want their child to go through the gifted identification preccesss must first send a letter or email to Mrs.Rettig.  The entire process relies soley on multiple criteria: ability/ achievement test scores, grades, parent rating scale, professional rating scale, and possibly, an interview or observation.  No requests will be taken after October 26th.

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Oct 10

Walk to School Day!


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Oct 05

Author Ginjer Clarke’s Virtual Visit

Ginjer Clarke

Ginjer Clarke chats with Mrs. Farnham’s class.

On Thursday Mrs. Farnhan’s class met a special visitor in the library storywell.  Because they turned in the most summer reading responses they won a virtual visit from author Ginjer Clarke.  The class asked some very thoughtful questions and learned a lot about what it takes to be an author.

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Oct 01

Know an amazing principal? Nominate him or her for a 2018-19 REB leadership award

Henrico, Va. Oct. 1, 2018 – The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Eligible are principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond. Nominees should have served in their current positions for at least three years.

To find out more and download a nomination form, go to Educational-Leadership.

Who: The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school personnel and administrators and the community at large. Nominations should take the form of a completed nomination form, downloaded from the foundation’s website, a one- to two-page typeset letter describing the nominee’s distinguished educational leadership. It can be accompanied by up to three one-page letters of support. Principals may not nominate themselves.

When: Nominations must be mailed or hand-delivered, and must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 8. Emailed or faxed nominations are not accepted.

Where: Please mail nominations to:

REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership

The Community Foundation

Attn: Stacey Keeley, Donor Engagement Officer

Boulders View Drive, Suite 110

Richmond, Va. 23225

For questions regarding nominations, please contact Tracie Weston, director of HCPS’ Department of Professional Learning and Leadership, at 804-652-3840. More information is also available at

Award recipients will be announced in March 2019.

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Sep 20

Picture Day! Take 3!

The third time is the charm as they say.  We will try to have picture day again on Monday September 24th!  Wear a pretty smile!

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Sep 18

VIDEO: Ridge Mural

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Catherine, a senior at Freeman High School, worked towards earning her Girl Scouts Gold Award by creating a mural at Ridge Elementary over the summer.

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Sep 17

Picture Day Re-Scheduled

Picture day has been re-scheduled to Tuesday September 18th.  Be sure to wear your smile!

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Aug 23

Mark your calendar!

There will be so much happening this year at the Greatest School on Earth!  Be sure to mark your calendar now so you won’t miss a thing!  Click on the link Ridge ES_School Events to download a flyer with lots of important dates.  It will look great on your refrigerator!

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Aug 20

Working together for student success

Teacher with student and parentDo you have concerns about your child’s development?  If you feel your child may benefit from special education, please read the flyer below.  It will give you information about ways to get help.

English Child Find flyer

Spanish Child Find flyer

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Aug 14

VIDEO: Welcome to Ridge

We are so excited to WELCOME you to the 2018-2019 school year at Ridge Elementary School!! This year promises to be amazing as we are the Greatest School on Earth. At Ridge Elementary, there are 22 different languages spoken by our students and their families. Please watch all our wonderful students welcome you to Ridge in this video!

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