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Ridgecroft Rodeo


Ridgecroft Rodeo

There are Gold, Blue and White sponsor opportunities. Please contact Claire if you are interested in being a sponsor at the Ridgecroft Rodeo (March 23). 
(252) 332-2964
Opportunity Scholarship
Info Night 
Feb. 19 
5-7pm, Media Center 

Winter Break 
Feb. 22-26 

Science Night 
March 5, PreK - 5th Grade 

PTO Meeting 
March 18 

Greensboro Rep 
March 19 

Ridgecroft Rodeo 
March 23 

April 12 

Father/Daughter Dance 
April 13 

Cheer on the Rams!
Winter sports season is upon us! Check out the athletic calendar and come support your Rams! 

Service Hour Opportunities
Duke STEM Night 
March 5
We will need adults to help serve pizza and we need 6 upper school students to help with experiment groups. 

5th/10th grade parents 
Bring snacks to the teacher's lounge for month of March! Water bottles, granola bars, etc.

Auction Items 
Claire is collecting silent auction items for the Ridgecroft Rodeo. If you have something you would like to donate, (item, experience, etc.) please talk to Claire.  

Auction Prep 
Wednesday, March 20, we will begin prepping the gym for the Ridgecroft Rodeo. Join us for a day of service hours! 

Visit Track It Forward for more volunteer opportunities! 
Ridgecroft Cups
PTO is selling Ridgecroft Ram tumblers for $8. They are available in the front office to purchase! 
Like us on Facebook  
Let's Move the Arrow! 

Stitch Count made an awesome sign that is now displayed in front of the school to keep everyone updated on the progress of the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is an ongoing fundraising effort that raises dollars exclusively for Ridgecroft's operating budget. This means Annual Fund dollars pay for books in the library, P.E. equipment, paint brushes, science supplies, textbooks, and much, much more. 

Gifts to the Annual Fund are tax deductible and can be made online, over the phone or by mail. The 2018-2019 Annual Fund ends on June 30th, so help us #MoveTheArrow and get closer to our goal of $70,000. Please contact Claire if you have any questions about your gift. 
Science Fair Success 
Mrs. Bowman organized a Science Fair at Ridgecroft for the 4th and 5th graders! The students worked on their projects for weeks, and learned about the scientific method, recording results and writing conclusions. The ir projects were on display in the student commons and students also presented their projects to their classmates. 

The three winners (Kate Chamblee, Laurali Lassiter and Callie Liverman) advanced to the Northeast Regional Science Fair held in Greenville on February 16th. The girls expressed how fun it was and how they got to see a lot of projects and learn about bacteria, how good/bad bacteria is formed, and much more! 

Alumni Spotlight  on Austin Britton
Austin Britton 

When did you graduate from Ridgecroft?

What is your favorite Ridgecroft memory?
Winning the TIC championship in basketball and playing against John Wall, a future #1 pick in the NBA draft.

What did you do after graduation? 
I attended NC State from 2011-2015 and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. I then went to ECU and received my Master's Degree in Business Administration. 

What do you do now? 
I work with AgCarolina Farm Credit as a loan officer.

If you would like to be featured in the next "Alumni Spotlight," please click here. 
Coming to the Ridgecroft Rodeo? 
We are excited about the list of auction items that is growing every day! Here are some things you can expect to see... 
  • Portrait Commissions (oil and charcoal) from Pierre Selwane 
  • Jernigan House Bed & Breakfast package 
  • Botox courtesy of La Pierre Luxury Medspa 
  • Chemical Peel & skincare basket 
  • Michelle Snead gift certificate to be used for painting 
  • 4 pack Norfolk Tides tickets 
  • Simple Will and General POA provided by Jones & Carter, P.A. 
  • Signed basketballs from all middle school, JV and varsity teams 
  • Yeti cooler provided by Stoneville Seed 
  • Hill Ridge Farms 4 pack Summer/Spring passes 
  • Myrtle Beach, 2 bedroom condo trip 
  • Weekend getaway to Pinehurst 
  • Pheasant Tower Shoot at Lily Pond Creek Hunting Lodge .
  • Haulin' Gas Fishing Trip 
  • Beretta R300 Outlander 
If you are a parent, alumni or friend of Ridgecroft and have an item or experience you would like to contribute, please speak with Claire Abshire in the development office. (252) 332-2964 
Career Day at Ridgecroft 
Career Day was full of interesting speakers and good questions! A special thank you to Jamie Lassiter, Mary Page Pierce and all of PTO for all their hard work in planning Career Day. Also, a huge thank you to the local professionals who took time out of their day to come and speak to our students. The entire school was able to participate! There were speakers in PreK, lower school and upper school. 

Pictured from Left to Right:  Front row: Liz White, Melissa Simmons, Sarah Grace Britton, Darlene Jones and Morgan Stroud.  Back row: Angel Genao, Dustin Sumner, Chip Rose, Jim Wiggins, Win Bridgers, Jamie King, Gina Rascoe, Maria Jones, Tim Place.  Not pictured: Lisa Rushing, Jen Place.

50/50 Annual Fund Raffle Tickets 
Don't forget to purchase your 50/50 raffle tickets!! All money raised will benefit the Annual Fund. Winner will be drawn at the Ridgecroft Rodeo on March 23rd. Right now we have over $500 in the pot. See Claire or Mona to purchase your tickets. You can reply to this email to tell Claire how many tickets you want to purchase. You can mail a check, pay at the front office or over the phone with your credit card. 

1 ticket = $1 
11 tickets = $10
25 tickets = $20 

Shop at Food Lion & Support Ridgecroft  
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!   Please see  Joannah  in the front office to get your card.
Share your Ridgecroft photos!
Do you have a special project or accomplishment you want to share? Photos from an athletic event? If so, Mrs. Mona Taylor would love to highlight these events on the monitors around school. You can e-mail photos to 
Around Campus
Mrs. Riddick and Mrs. Bobbi Jo's second graders made cards and candy bags for chemo patients at the hospital. 
Mr. Sawyer and band students enjoyed the nice weather and practiced outside!
PreK classes enjoyed their guest speakers on Career Day! 
Lots of love in the air on Valentine's Day! 
Ms. Oliver's 7th grade health class conducted a generic vs. brand name taste testing experiment in the commons. 
Congrats to all our basketball players and cheerleaders on a great season! TIC runner up... Middle school girls, JV boys and Varisty girls. TIC champs... middle school boys and JV girls. Great job varsity boys and varsity girls for competing in the state playoffs! 

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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