Welcome to Randolph Elementary School
We're glad you're here and we extend a warm welcome!
We are located at 40 Ayers Brook Rd
Randolph, VT 05060
View our Staff Listing here: RES MASTER STAFF LISTING 2022-23
From the Principals
We have had a great week with our first full, five days. Our students are doing a nice job of learning procedures and following expectations in school. Part of the beginning of the year, is really helping our student to settle their minds and bodies for learning. Please check out our weekly news update by clicking on the link below, it'll give you a sense of what we do in our classrooms to address our students' social and emotional learning so that they can be as ready as possible for academic learning.
In this weeks update, we introduce you to some of our new RES staff. The first team we are highlighting is the teachers at kindergarten. We have three new teachers on our kindergarten staff, Ms. Racicot, Ms. Smith and Ms. Pozzani. Please see a few words and a picture of each of them in the update below.
As our weather goes back and forth at this time of year, please help your child to be ready for the weather. Our kindergarten through 4th grade students are outside from 7:30-7:55 each morning. So, it is important that they come prepared to be outside on these cold mornings, while also being ready for warm afternoon recesses.
Just a reminder that our pickups for car riders doesn't begin until 2:25. We have our preschool families picking up 4 year olds at 2:15 and this requires them to sign their child out for the day. We want to be sure to keep the curb available and the sidewalks less crowded to ensure our 4 year olds are able to get to their parents in a timely fashion. This will also help to have them out of the pickup area by 2:25, so that our elementary parents can get in for pickup.
You'll find lot's more news in our Weekly Update Newsletter below.
Melinda and Cara
9/29- Community Read Aloud
10/10- No School- Indigenous People's Day
10/11- No School- Teacher Inservice Day
10/12- No School- Parent Conference Day
10/19- PTO meeting at 6:00 - all are welcome
11/11- No School- Veteran's Day
11/23-11/25- No School - Thanksgiving Break
Parent Teacher Organization
It was wonderful getting together with our founding group of parents who stepped up to be part of our new PTO. The focus for this group will be around community and school partnership to strengthen RES! We are looking for more parents that would like to be a part of this fun organization, so if you are interested in joining, our next meeting is on October 19th at 6:00pm.
Randolph Elementary is located in the heart of central Vermont. We serve approximately 325 students in grades Pre-K-6. Our students reside in East Randolph, North Randolph, South Randolph, Randolph Center and the village of Randolph. Our district public preschool programs are located at Randolph and Braintree Elementary Schools.
All of our schools have a warm and caring faculty and staff committed to each and every child. Together, our priority is to create a rich and engaging learning environment, where students are authentic contributors and partners in a positive, fun, and rigorous school climate.
Our support for students goes beyond the walls of Randolph Elementary, it extends out to our sister schools in Braintree and Brookfield, as well at Randolph Union High School and Randolph Technical Career Center. We work together at the administrative level to ensure the success of our students through shared professional development, curriculum, coaching, and learning resources.
Randolph Elementary School is a “PBIS” school committed to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. To that end, we believe that learning is not just limited to academics. We create a safe and supportive school where students also learn how to be learners; how to be members of a caring community; and how to resolve challenges with peers through positive and appropriate strategies. We directly teach behavior expectations, model what those expectations look like, and provide opportunities for practice across the entire school setting (classroom, hallways, cafeteria, playground, etc.). When students make behavior errors, we treat those as we would treat academic errors. We seek to understand why the student made the error, then reteach, support, and encourage until the appropriate behavior is mastered.
Our school is a community of happy learners, from kids to adults. We love our schools and are honored to serve the children and families of the Randolph, Braintree and Brookfield Elementary School communities.
We invite you to visit, get to know us, and join the fun! We suggest that you bookmark this page for quick reference. If you do not find what you need, please give us a call and we are happy to help. Further, our school Facebook page is another place for updated information, photos, and announcements. “Like” us and you will always be immediately notified with current announcements!!
Melinda Robinson, Principal
Cara Houston, Ass't Principal