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Last Newsletter for School Year 2013-2014

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From the Principal's Desk 

School is almost over for the 2013 - 2014 school year.

As the school year draws to a close, as I always say, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the wonderful, special people in the Rickson Ridge community – the students, the parents and the staff.

Students - you have had tremendous growth this year in your academics, behaviour, sports and extra activities. We have enjoyed watching you grow and learn ! Our best wishes for our graduating classes as you go forth to your new schools. Continue to work hard in your new schools and you will have great success. We wish you the very best.

Staff - thank you to the staff for your hard work and dedication to student learning and achievement. We all will miss the staff members that are going on to other things.

Parents and Community - thank you again for your daily, ongoing support of our programs and activities. A special thank you to the hard working parent volunteers who have consistently supported our school. You have all helped make Rickson Ridge a ‘real community’. Thank you very much parents, guardians and members of the Rickson Ridge community for the wonderful experience of being Principal at Rickson Ridge Public School. As you already know, I am retiring at the end of the current school year. I have so entirely enjoyed my time with the Upper Grand District School Board and will sincerely miss the Rickson Ridge students, parents and staff.

Rickson Ridge is a special community with a warm, caring nature – from the first welcomes on my arrival to all of the terrific farewell telephone and personal messages over the past weeks, the strong sense of caring and community has permeated every aspect of my role here.

On behalf of the parents, volunteers, school council, staff and students, I welcome Sue Guest once again to her position as Principal of Rickson Ridge.

I wish everyone the very best and I know that Rickson Ridge will continue to bring caring and learning together in a quality school environment.

Thank you for all your support. I will miss you all.


Gord Heasley

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Administrative Changes at Rickson Ridge

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Car Parking Situation

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Dear Rickson Ridge Parents and Guardians,

We continue to have major problems involving the safety of students and staff at the school due to congestion near the school and in the staff parking lot.

In the interests of student safety, the main staff parking lot and main bus lane in front of the school is closed to all car access. Only school buses, taxis and staff are permitted to use the main school front lane.

Our main reason for enforcing this is a continued concern for student safety. The school parking lot and the daycare parking lot are currently being used as a drop off for students and traffic rapidly moving through the area is causing bus and car congestion problems and putting student lives in jeopardy. We have complaints from parents about potential injury to our children.

The main bus lane and staff parking lot are closed to all non Board traffic. The Day Care parking lot is closed to all but Day Care traffic. No student drop off or pickup is permitted at the front of the school on the main bus lane. Entry to this area is reserved for busses, taxis and staff only.

Parents needing to drop off students are asked to use the drop off locations on Rickson Avenue on the west side of the street or on the side streets adjacent to the school.

We need to act to ensure the safety of all students at Rickson Ridge Public School. Our prime concern is the safety of your daughters and sons.

Thank you for understanding our situation.

Yours truly,
Gord Heasley
Principal

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