Be A Little Kinder than you have to. Quote by E. Lockhart

Barlow Mountain Elementary News

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It’s time to get involved and be informed. To keep from missing out, be sure to check this section often for updates about school events and newsworthy items—student awards, fundraiser information, you name it. Read on to learn more about what’s happening at Barlow Mountain.

Online Elementary Art Show Highlights Fall Color
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Shape! Texture! Lines! Printmaking! Pop-art! All fall, Ridgefield Public Schools elementary students have been exploring art techniques, learning about new artists, and stretching their creativity. Please see our gallery to enjoy seasonal art since September.

RPS Partners with Ruby for Holiday Food Drive and More

Ridgefield Public Schools announced today that it would partner with Ruby’s Little Pantries for a Holiday Food Drive. The Little Pantries started last year by 12-year-old Ruby Weiner When the Little Pantry formerly at St. Stephens Church closed last year, Ruby wanted to find a way to provide to families during COVID. She earned a $500 grant from Youth Service America. Clark Construction jumped at the chance to partner with Ruby and built the first Little Pantry, and then four more, gratis. Now, Ruby has five pantries.
Please take the time to read the entire Holiday Food Drive article.

Happy Halloween, RPS!

All week, Ridgefield Public School students and staff have gotten into the Halloween spirit. These photos show Barlow Mountain Elementary's trick or trunk, Veterans Park kindergarten parade, and the pre-k teachers dressed as characters from the book Chicka, Chicka Boom Boom. Please deliver any unwanted Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to the central office’s new location at 90 East Ridge Road.

Student and teacher dressed up and petting a dogTeachers dressed up with letter shirts and posing in the hallwayStudents dressed up and standing together outside
RPS Releases Draft Safe Return Plan

Please learn more about RPS current plans for the fall, which are required by the state of CT in order to access ARP ESSER funds in August (COVID relief funds).