What's Happening at the Hive #1

Posted by Jennifer Buller on 9/19/2022 6:00:00 PM

Hello Florida Ruffin Ridley School Families and Friends,

We are having a wonderful start to the school year at the Hive!  All across the building students and educators are making connections, sparking relationships, setting goals, and building community.  These next few weeks we will spend some time practicing and solidifying our routines and expectations and strengthening relationships so that we have a steady foundation on which to build academic and social emotional growth for the school year.  

Below please find information about:

  • Open House Dates and Times

  • Family/Student Guidebook Reminder

  • 2 week Hive Hub calendar

  • Hive Pride Days

  • Walk In Songs

 

Open House Dates and Times

We are excited to welcome families for in person Open House events during the first week of October.  We pushed back our Open House dates this school year so that our educators had the space to engage with the Brookline Police Department working through some safety training during the month of September. 

  • K-2 Open House: Monday October 3rd 

    • 2:45 - 3:15p Classroom Connections  (with classroom teachers in classrooms)

    • 3:30 - 4:00p Community Connections (with Jen Buller, Steve Simolaris,  and PTO leadership  in Multipurpose Room)

  • Grades 3-5 Open House: Tuesday October 4th

    • 2:45 - 3:15p Classroom Connections  (with classroom teachers in classrooms)

    • 3:30 - 4:00p Community Connections (with Jen Buller, Erin Burke,  and PTO leadership  in Multipurpose Room)

  • Grades 6-8 Open House: Thursday October 6th

    • 3:00 - 5:00p  Schedule will be sent to families as the date approaches

 

Family/Student Guidebook Reminder

As a reminder, please take the time to read through our Family/Student Guidebook for the 2022-2023 school year.  You can find a copy posted on our website.  In the guidebook is important information about our procedures, expectations, and general ways of being here at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School.  You can also find copies of the acceptable use policy for our Google accounts as well as the Chromebook contract that students are asked to read and review each year.  

 

2 Week Hive Hub Calendar 

Week of September 19th

Monday

Grades 7-8 Boys Volleyball tryouts 2:30p

Girls on the Run practice 2:45p

Tuesday

Grades 7-8 Girls Volleyball tryouts 2:30p

Wednesday

Grades 7-8 Girls Volleyball tryouts 2:30p 

Girls on the Run practice 2:45p

Thursday

Grades 7-8 Boys Volleyball tryouts 2:30p

Friday

DFL (flag football league) Week #2- 2:30p/3:15p

Welcome Back Picnic 5:00p

 

Week of September 26th

Monday

School Closed

Tuesday

Grades 7-8 Girls/Boys Volleyball practice 2:30p

Wednesday

Girls on the Run practice 2:45p

Grades 7-8 Girls Volleyball vs Lawrence (AWAY) 3:15p

Grades 7-8 Boys Volleyball vs Lawrence (HOME) 3:15p

Thursday

Cross Country practice 2:30p

Friday

HIVE PRIDE DAY

DFL (flag football league) Week #3- 2:30p/3:15p

 

Hive Pride Days

On our Hive Pride Days we celebrate all of the hard work, acts of kindness, and ways in which we’ve helped each other throughout the month.  We reflect and celebrate and set intentions and goals for the next month following.  To outwardly show our pride in our efforts and community we invite all community members to dress in Hive Pride gear and/or black and yellow on our Hive Pride Days each month.  Below is a list of each Hive Pride Day this school year.  

  • Friday September 26th

  • Friday October 28th

  • Wednesday November 23rd

  • Friday December 23rd

  • Friday January 27th

  • Friday February 17th

  • Friday March 31st

  • Friday April 28th

  • Friday May 26th

  • Friday June 16th

FRR Walk In Songs

Maybe you’ve overheard your child(ren) talking about the “walk in song of the day” or maybe you’ve even found yourself bouncing along to the music as it plays inside and outside our building each morning.  This year we’ve introduced “Walk In Songs” as one way to start our day off with some joy as well as signal to students that it is time for school to begin.  The walk-in song plays each morning from 7:55 - 8:00a and to start us off our staff has submitted selections that we have been listening to.  This week we opened up the song requests to all students with the parameter that the song must be free from harmful and explicit language and messages.  As part of our Monday Morning Announcements we share who has selected the songs for the week and students and staff have enjoyed guessing which song belongs to which community member.  

Help your child(ren) take part in this joyful routine by ensuring they arrive at the building by 7:55a.  

 

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.  I look forward to hopefully connecting with many of you at the Welcome Back picnic this Friday starting at 5:00p..  

Jen