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4th Grade Solar System Projects

The 4th graders in Mrs. Tolson's class have been learning about the Solar Sysytem.  They were given a project to complete-- to create a 3-Dimensional model of the Solar System that included the Sun, the 8 planets, Earth's moon, and  other objects out in space.  The students were given 2 weeks to complete their projects and they did an "OUT OF THIS WORLD" job!   Several students created mobiles that can hang from the ceiling.  Several created a diorama out of boxes.  Most of the students created posters using project boards.  Even a few students added real lights to their projects to illuminate the stars in the background.  Mrs. Tolson would like to THANK all of her students and their parents for being creative and having fun while working on their projects!
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March Student of the Month

First grade student, Chandler Blackwell , has been named the RES Student of the Month for March! Chandler's teacher, Mrs. Lear says, "Chandler Blackwell displays excellent citizenship as well as excellent academics in first grade. He is a hard worker and treats his classmates and teacher with love and respect. Chandler is a role model for other students and a joy to teach in first grade." Congratulations to Chandler on being chosen Ruby Elementary's March Student of the Month! The RES Student of the Month is sponsored by the Chesterfield High School Alumni Association. Chandler has been provided a sign to display proudly in his yard during the month of March!



RES is also proud of all the classroom nominations. These students were presented with a certificate and coupon for a free scoop of custard at Highway 55. They are as follows: Eathan Ammons, Evan Ammons, Shyra Burch, Christian O'Neal, Alyssa Creech, Westley Tyner, Isabella Williams, Kinsley Gardner, Ariel Williams, Jaiden Campbell, Liam Ratliff, Kingston Williams, and
Keep up the good week! RES is proud of you!
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Recycling Program Update

WE HAVE REACHED THE ONE TON MARK!!! 2,107 POUNDS OF PAPER AND PLASTIC COLLECTED FOR RECYCLING AS OF THIS PAST FRIDAY! TREX Collection totals are at 380 pounds! And so far we have saved 457 water bottles from being made and bought through use of the water bottle refill station!
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2018-2019 Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Erin Byrd has been named Teacher of the Year for Ruby Elementary! Mrs. Byrd has been teaching nineteen years. She began her career at Edwards Elementary where she taught for seventeen years before joining the RES family. Mrs. Byrd has been teaching at RES for two years. She currently teaches third grade. Principal Caroline Miles says, "Mrs. Byrd is a remarkable educator. She relates well to her students, works hard with her colleagues, and is a team player! Mrs. Byrd goes the extra mile everyday for her students. She truly loves what she does and it absolutely shows. This honor is well deserved!" Congrats, Mrs. Byrd! RES is proud of you!
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Ruby Elementary's Green Team

The Chesterfield Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently presented fifth grade students at Ruby Elementary School (RES) with custom made “Green Team” t-shirts in recognition of their hard work.
The students are part of the “Green Team” spearheading a school-wide recycling effort led by fifth grade teacher Natalie Douglas.
“Our fifth graders are the real workers on this project,” said Douglas  “To date, we’ve collected nearly 2,000 pounds of recyclables, which is pretty impressive for a school the size of Ruby.”
Douglas explained that the majority of the plastic, paper and cans which has been collected comes solely from the school, not from home or businesses collections.  The exception is the “Trex” challenge in which plastic bags or overwraps (think the plastic wrap on things like newspapers, bubble wrap, paper towels or toilet paper bundles) are being collected in several places around town, including the Piggly Wiggly in Chesterfield.  The makers of the alternative wood product “Trex” sponsor participating communities with collection bins and promotional materials, and provide any school collecting 500 pounds of plastic with a Trex bench.
As one student explained their roles, “each week we weigh all the recyclables, and post our progress on a school bulletin board. It’s cool to see other classes checking our totals!”
The SWCD wanted to recognize the efforts made by the students, and partnered with Chesterfield’s Sign Press printing and graphics to create the shirts which have the front of the school with the words “Green Team” and “RES reduces, reuses and recycles”.
At Christmas, all RES students received a refillable water bottle with the same slogan, and over the holiday break, a water bottle “refill” station was installed which tracks the number of water bottles saved by “refilling” at the fountain.  In a month, students have saved over 250 bottles from the landfill.
Ruby Elementary is the only school in Chesterfield School District with a school-wide program and the only one with a bottle refill station installed. Also that Rose Gainey of Chesterfield County’s Recycling Coordinator supplied the large collection bins used in the classrooms, and the Town of Chesterfield is loaning the school the five roll carts used to store and transport the collected items  to the Convenience Center weekly.
Roger Smith, Chesterfield SWCD Chairman said he is proud of the students for working on a project that can impact our natural resources and challenged them to continue their hard work.  “Our natural resources will benefit in many ways from your efforts, and I challenge you to double the amount you’ve collected!”
For more information on the project, please contact Douglas by phone 843-634-6310 or  via email: ndouglas@chesterfieldschools.org.
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ABC Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Suzanne Gainey and Mrs. Tina Ellis - the RES ABC employees for February! Mrs. Gainey teaches Child Development and Mrs. Ellis is an assistant in kindergarten. Both of these employees are true examples of ABC employees because they go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty every day for our students.  Thank you, Mrs. Gainey and Mrs. Ellis! RES appreciates you!
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January ABC Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Coach Will Gainey and Mrs. Geraldine Murvin - the RES ABC employees for January! Coach Gainey teaches PE and Mrs. Murvin works in food service.. Both of these employees are true examples of ABC employees because they go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty every day for our students. Thank you, Coach Gainey and Mrs. Murvin! RES appreciates you!
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January Student of the Month

Kindergarten student, David Brown , has been named the RES Student of the Month for January! David's teacher, Mrs. Jordan says, "David is a fantastic student! He works hard, follows directions, and is kind to everyone! He is loved by all! " Congratulations to David on being chosen Ruby Elementary's January Student of the Month! The RES Student of the Month is sponsored by the Chesterfield High School Alumni Association. David has been provided a sign to display proudly in his yard during the month of January!



RES is also proud of all the classroom nominations. These students were presented with a certificate and coupon for a free scoop of custard at Highway 55. They are as follows: Rhett Leviner, Salena Buckner, Landon Shaw, Jakob Hamby, Eddie Reyes, Brody Roscoe, Westley Tyner, Cameron Robinson, Abigail Steen, Bryce Adams, Alivia Burgess, Kaleb Ray, and Luke Perry.
Keep up the good week! RES is proud of you!
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