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To view the Common Core State Standards:

  • Click on the Common Core State Standards Folder in the Homepage Locker
  • Select the grade and subject you would like to view (for example: 3rdgrade math standards are listed as Common Core MA_3) 

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Mission Statement

The Lydia Rippey Elementary Staff will collaborate with colleagues to ensure student success, teach the adopted curriculum with rigor and relevance, and foster positive relationships with our students.

See Below For Important Message About Mondays

Important Dates


Valentine's Day Parties

February 12th



President's Day - No School

February 15th


Important change to Mondays

January 28, 2016


Dear Parents:


As you all know we are experiencing a wet winter and with this said we have had to call off and delay school.  One of the issues that we have had to face this year, unlike other years, is delaying school on our Early Release Monday.  This has brought upon us a unique challenge to provide optimal learning for our students on this early release day due to the shortened time with the students. With us having to serve students lunch, it does not provide us with much instructional time. As a result, we are going to make a change in the event that we have any more delays called on our Early Release Mondays.  If there are any more two hour delays called on an Early Release Monday, we will not release early, but instead will end school at the regularly scheduled time for Tuesday through Friday.  


I apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this might cause you, but learning is our number one priority and we want to make sure that we are providing the best learning experience on all days for your students.  Thank you for your understanding and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s principal. 


Thank you,



Kirk M. Carpenter

Kirk M. Carpenter


Autumn at Lydia Rippey


Try TumbleBooks at Home

Lydia Rippey's library has a subscription to The TumbleBookLibrary.  You can use it at home for free.  This website has a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles. 

Click the icon above to get started or go to:


Username:  lydiares

Password:  books

Our Daily Schedule

8:00                  Class Begins 

9:25-9:40           K-1 Recess

9:45-10:00         2-3 Recess

11:05-11:45       Second Grade Lunch

11:25-12:05     Kindergarten Lunch 

11:45-12:25       First Grade Lunch

12:05-12:45      Third Grade Lunch

1:35-1:50           1-2 Recess

2:00-2:15           K-3 Recess

3:15                  Students Dismissed


**Students are dismissed at 1:45 pm every Monday

Practice reading at home with Lexia

You child can practice reading skills at home with Lexia.  Go to the following website to play the same reading games that we use at school.  If you need your child’s username and password – please ask your child’s teacher.

Getting started is easy!

1. Launch a web browser and go to www.lexiacore5.com.

Create a bookmark for this web address or add it as a favorite.

You will see a link to download Adobe Flash Player if you do not have it.

Flash Player 11 or higher is required.

Note: iPad and iPad Mini users can download the Core5 app from the App store.


2. The first time you go to www.lexiacore5.com, you must set up your device:

Click the Student/Parent button.

Type in your teacher’s email and click the arrow button to continue.

You will not have to set up again unless you delete the browser’s “cookie” files.


Important! Please allow your child to work independently at his or her own pace.  Provide encouragement, but don’t give away the answers!

Parent & Student Portal


Thank you Walmart

Thank you Wal-Mart for your generous donations!  Our students are thrilled to be receiving school supplies and learning tools thanks to your gift cards for some of our lucky teachers.  

New School Release Times

Since we missed 5 days of school due to the flood, we are extending the school day.

New Release times:

Mon - 1:45pm

Tues - 3:15pm

Wed - 3:15pm

Thurs - 3:15pm

Fri - 3:15pm

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Check on Delays, Cancellations, and more at the District Website

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What is RtI?

The letters stand for Response to Intervention.  However, if you ask your child, they will probably tell you it is one of their favorite things to do at school.  Your child has had the chance to work with different staff members at Lydia Rippey - focusing on their specific learning strengths and needs.

RtI is an intervention method we are implementing for the first time this school year.  It is a time where students receive instruction based on their personal academic needs.  Teachers give all students a pre-test to determine what students already know and what they do not know with a particular skill.  Then, the teachers analyze each student’s assessment to see what their learning needs are and group them with other students who have similar needs.  Student groups and subject areas change approximately every two or three weeks.  RtI is fun, engaging, and most importantly it meets the needs of all learners.  Thank you for making sure your child is at school every day for their RtI time.

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