Ruby Elementary School
The state of South Carolina is celebrating Arbor Day with the
planting of trees all across the state on the first Friday of December. The town of Ruby and the Chesterfield High
School Alumni Association helped to purchase tree seedlings from the SC Arbor
Day Foundation for the fourth graders here at Ruby Elementary School. Both Keith Bailey, Mayor of Ruby, and John
Douglas, Mayor of Chesterfield, came to RES on
Friday, December 6th to give
each student a tree seedling to take home and plant in their yard to show the
importance of community awareness and the beautification of our community. Tree
seedlings will also be planted at the school in honor of the fourth grade
Clemson & USC: BOTH WINNERS!
Both Clemson and USC fans were winners at the recent food drive sponsored by Ruby Elementary! RES students brought in a total of 812 food items to be donated to local food pantries. USC won the contest bringing in a total of 486 items, while Clemson fans contributed 326. Principal Beth Suggs said, “It is important to teach students the important life lesson of helping those in need. The Clemson/USC food drive shows that no matter which university receives your support on the field, everyone is a winner when we can help those in need.” Thank you RES families for supporting this worthy cause!
Leighton Bell, Editor of THE LINK newspaper, made a special visit to the fourth grade at Ruby Elementary. Mr. Bell talked to students about newspapers, reporting, and shared some of his own personal experiences with students. Each student in fourth grade was given their own copy of THE LINK to read and take home. Mrs. Stokes' ELA classes have been learning about nonfiction, third person point of view, titles, headings, photographs, captions, and much more. Students have also been learning about newspaper and newspaper reporting and business. The fourth grade will be writing articles and publishing the first newspaper for students at Ruby Elementary.
Liana Brock is November’s Student of the Month. She is in Ms. Stokes’ 4thgrade homeroom. Congratulations Liana!
Celebrating academic success!
Friday, November 8th was a great day for 94 2nd-5th graders at RES! These students were honored for earning “All A” or “A/B” status during the 1st nine weeks of school. The students were treated to a snack and extra recess. Ruby Elementary is proud of the academic accomplishments of our students! Great job, boys and girls! We hope to see you (and more students) at the celebration for 2nd nine weeks! J
Pumpkin Patch Fun!
Friday, Oct. 25th was a great day at RES! The Berry Patch, a mobile pumpkin patch, came to visit! All students in CD-2nd grade were able to visit the pumpkin patch, get a picture taken, and select a pumpkin to take home. Farmer Lee also brought strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla homemade ice cream for all the students and taught them about life on his farm. The students experienced a day full of learning and fun!
Perfect Attendance Celebration!
RES also celebrated “Perfect Attendance” Friday, Oct. 25th! 138 students did not miss a single day of school the 1st nine weeks!
These students were treated to a snack and
extra recess. Keep up the good work, RES students!