Summer 2023

Dear RHS Families,

It seems like we were just sending off our graduating seniors a few days ago, but the 2023-24 school year is now just around the corner. We welcome everyone back this fall, and we would like to extend a special welcome to our incoming freshman class and new families to Ridgefield. 


Our PTSA's primary focus for the 2023-24 school year is to create events that engage both students and parents. We believe that building a sense of community and involvement will produce a better educational experience for everyone involved. One example of our programming is the Parent-to-Parent college panel. We encourage you to join us at this October event to learn about the college application process from parents who have already been through it. Topics will include navigating college admissions, exploring athletic opportunities, and fostering creativity through music and arts. We hope to sponsor more events throughout the year to engage parents and students in the post-graduate process. 


Another PTSA function is to provide mini-grant funding to faculty and student-run organizations. We hope to expand the program this year, as we’ve seen how much these targeted resources can augment our children's school experiences. Your membership fees are a critical source of that funding, and we encourage everyone to join us in supporting our school - both by becoming a PTSA member and by giving to our “Feed the Tiger'' virtual fundraiser.


The PTSA also promotes and helps administer dozens of scholarship funds for its members. We hope the examples set by previous winners will inspire our current students to excel themselves -- both at RHS and in college.


Whether you are a parent, guardian, teacher, or student, we encourage you to join our PTSA. Together, we can nurture a thriving and supportive educational community. Let's make the 2023-24 school year one to remember!


Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!


Kathleen Murdock & Kim Carone