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PTO Meeting 
May 20, 5:30pm 

Athletic Banquet 
May 21

Awards Day - 
Upper & Middle School 
May 22 

Yearbook Distribution 
May 22 

Field Day - 
Upper & Middle School 
May 22 

PreK Graduation 
May 23, 6:30pm 

Final Exams 
May 24 - May 29 

Memorial Day - No School
May 25 

Awards Day -
Lower School 
May 28 

Baccalaureate 
May 29, 7:00pm 

Graduation 
May 31, 7:00pm 
Cheer on the Rams!
Spring Sports will be over before you know it! Catch a game before it's too late. The online calendar can be found  here.
Service Hour Opportunities
Visit Track It Forward for volunteer opportunities! 
RAM Tumblers 
PTO is selling Ridgecroft Ram tumblers for $8. They are available in the front office to purchase! 
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What Happened to the Trees? 
If you've had a chance to pass Ridgecroft on Highway 11 over the last year, you've probably noticed we are no longer surrounded by trees and shrubs. At the end of last school year, the decision was made to cut all the timber and begin a new landscaping project along the front side of campus. This decision was made based on a number of different reasons. 

To begin, the trees surrounding school were extremely mature, most dating back 100 years old. The trees were preexisting when school broke ground nearly 50 years ago. T he mature roots were causing cracks in the sidewalk, parking lot and in the foundation of the main building. There were also excessive amounts of leaves and limbs getting stuck on the roof, causing damage and leading to expensive clean up efforts. In addition, the trees were creating issues with our internet connection, septic tank, electrical lines and water lines. We also wanted people who are not associated with Ridgecroft to be able to drive pass campus and see all that we have to offer: athletic fields, Revelle Gym, PreK building, etc. 

We also cleared trees on the right side of the road as you travel along Highway 11 towards Murfreesboro before you approach the Country Club Road intersection. These trees had reached their maximum growth age of approximately 130 years old and were past the point of needing to be cut. This area will be bedded and replanted with cost-share money. Over the next few months, the trees behind the gym and baseball field will also thinned and taken away from school through the back side of the property to avoid damaging the parking lot. 

The last 12 months have been extremely wet, but we are hoping this summer will stay dry enough for us to complete the project  by leveling the land and planting grass seed in the front of the school.   This project has been made possible by a group of Ridgecroft families who donated all the tree removal, stump removal and grading work. We are so appreciative of those who have contributed their time and resources to help ensure we maximize our property, establish a profitable timber rotation and remain a safe campus for our students and staff. 
National College Decision Day 
Oh, the places they'll go! May 1st was national College Decision Day and the Class of 2019 is soon on their way to a world of great opportunities! Congratulations seniors on your college acceptances and choices, we are so proud of you and know you will represent Ridgecroft well in all that you do! The countdown to graduation is officially on - 14 days!!! May 31st at 7:00pm. 
Winning with Ridgecroft Athletics 
JV Baseball
- TIC tournament champs

JV Softball 
- TIC tournament champs

Varsity Baseball 
- TIC tournament champs 
- All conference: Boone Barkley, Luther Glover & Bryce Stevens 
- All tournament: Jack Jones, Luther Glover & Boone Barkley 
- Tournament MVP: Bryce Stevens 

Varsity Softball 
- All conference: Sydney Lane, Shelby Hoggard 
- All tournament: Mandy Spence, Courtney Taylor 
- TIC Player of the Year: Mandy Spence 

Golf 
- TIC tournament champions 
- Baron & Sawyer Chamblee competed in the NCISAA State Golf tournament 

Girls Soccer 
- Enjoyed a fun season with Coach Joannah! 
Golf team 
JV Baseball 

Varsity Baseball 

JV Softball 
Courtney Taylor & Mandy Spence with their Varsity Softball awards. 

Girls Soccer  

Teacher Appreciation Week 
Ridgecroft teachers and staff want to thank PTO and the many families who helped celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. PTO decorated a beautiful bulletin board in the lower school hallway filled with personal messages from students. Students also helped Ms. Mona with the morning announcements and gave special "shout outs" to their teachers.  Our bathrooms and lounges were stocked with new hand soaps, lotions, drinks and lots of snacks! The front office staff also organized a delicious spaghetti lunch and everyone felt celebrated all week long. Thank you! 
3rd grade helping with morning announcements. 
Lower school bulletin board.

1st grade helping with morning announcements. 

Facebook Feature - Show Ridgecroft Some Love 
"Teacher Appreciation Week! Flowers for our sweet teachers that plant the seeds of creativity, imagination, goals & dreams. They ultimately play a big part in helping our sweet children grow into
 the individuals they are & will be."
 - Lilli & Eli's family (5th & 3rd grade) 

5th Grade Social Studies Projects 
Mrs. Vincent's 5th grade class recently completed inquiry-based social studies reports. Each student picked a question from 7 different categories of Social Studies and then conducted research throughout their entire project. Here are two examples of their inquiry-based projects: 

Ben's project posed the question, "Why were helicopters so important to the Vietnam War?" Ben invited his grandfather, Retired Navy Captain Jimmy Woodard, to talk to the class. Mr. Woodard explained the different types of helicopters and what roles they played in the Vietnam War. He also shared some personal stories. Thank you Ben & Woodard family for this special treat! 

Landon's project posed the question, " What was it like to be in Desert Storm/Desert Shield?". Landon invited his grandfather, Command Chief Master Sergeant  Parker, to come and talk to the class about his missions as a soldier in Desert Shield. He shared many interesting facts, artifacts, and stories. Thank you Landon and family for this special treat! 5th grade was blessed to learn from two war heroes about our country's history. 
Ben with his dad (Andy) and grandpa (Jimmy). 

Landon's grandpa with the 5th grade class. 

Shop at Food Lion & Support Ridgecroft  
Planning to cook lots of goodies as the weather warms and you want to have friends over? Please consider buying a Food Lion gift card in the front office to use for your grocery shopping. This is an easy way to support Ridgecroft! 

Ridgecroft receives 5% back from Food Lion for each card sold, and you receive full value of the card.  We have cards in $25, $50, $100, $200 and $400. 

These cards also make great gifts for college students!  We can make automatic deductions and mail you a card each month.  Please see  Joannah  in the front office to get your card or call the school and we will drop one in the mail.
Alumni Spotlight on Ann Mizelle Conner 
What year did you graduate Ridgecroft?
1985

What is your favorite Ridgecroft memory?
So many great friends & teachers, especially Elaine Kirkland who inspired me to be a teacher. 

What did you do after graduating from Ridgecroft?
Moved to Greenville to attend ECU [with BFF Terri Parker] and never left. Terri and I graduated ECU together in 1988. 

What do you do now? 
I just celebrated 30 years teaching middle school and 20 years as a National Board Certified teacher. I am a Multi-classroom Teacher in 6th and 7th grade language arts, as part of a federal grant to co-teach and train the next generation of teachers. 

Where do you live and work? 
I live in the Eastern Pines community outside of Greenville and teach in a small K-8 school in Grifton. Chris and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in April and we have two daughters, Emily (17) and Audrey (soon to be 14).
Around Campus
Student of the month awards and Terrific Kids! 
Third grade enjoyed learning about the Kentucky Derby and dressing the part! 
Lower School Field Day was a success! 
Mrs. Duffy's students are learning about the Pythagorean theorem and calculating the measure of the hypotenuse using items around school. 
9th grade girls enjoying the beautiful weather during P.E. & health!  
Garrett enjoying some fishing during P.E. & health class. 
The cross country team hosted their annual Color Run fundraiser and it was a success! 
Congratulations to Mrs. Mandy Hughes and her family on the arrival of baby Elsie! Our newest little member of the Ridgecroft family. 
Easy Ways to Support Ridgecroft
Give with a Smile
Ridgecroft receives a percentage of all purchases made through AmazonSmile. You shop. Amazon gives. What could be simpler? Click the image above to begin shopping.
Dress for Success
When you buy Ridgecroft logo apparel at Lands' End, not only will you display your Ram pride in style,  but Lands' End will also donate a percentage of each sale to Ridgecroft!  Click the image above to enter the Ridgecroft Lands' End store.
Clipping Cash!
Each of those little pink squares may be worth only 10 cents, but they add up quickly. The PTO uses the money to provide teachers with classroom equipment like LCD projectors, file cabinets, and much more. So, keep clipping!   
Turn your Groceries into Greenbacks!
You can help Ridgecroft just by doing your usual grocery shopping. Buy Food Lion gift cards from Joannah Lassiter in the business office and Ridgecroft will receive 5% of your total purchase.
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Ridgecroft School
420 NC Highway 11N
PO Box 1008
Ahoskie, NC 27910
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