All posts by Linda Putaturo

Secretary I

Nov/Dec Newsletter

Dear Walls Family,

During the month of November, our teachers and students have been focusing on gratitude and giving thanks.  If you have not noticed our showcase, please take the time to read what our 4th graders have written.  It truly brings to mind all the things for which we have to be thankful.  I would like to thank YOU, our families, for sharing your children with our Walls community.  It is such a joy to work with each of them!

We are entering a VERY busy time of year.  Below you will find some important announcements and updates, as well as a list of important dates. 

Similar to last year, our staff and 5th grade ambassadors would like to announce our SCHOOLWIDE CANNED FOOD DRIVE.  Here are the details:

  • Canned food and non-perishable food items can be brought to your child’s classroom November 27-December 8
  • There will be a class competition for the most canned foods collected, with the winning class receiving a special ice cream treat from Mrs. Singer
  • Proceeds from the event directly benefit WALLS families in need for the holidays

Effective immediately BUSES ONLY will be allowed in the oval between 8:15 and 8:40 a.m. and 3:10 and-3:30 p.m. Should you arrive during these times, you MUST use the car drop-off/pick-up  line on the side of the building.

Also, the lost and found has a mountain of coats and jackets. When you are here for your child’s conference on Monday or Tuesday (11/20-21), please take a look in the lost and found for any coats, jackets, hats, gloves, lunch boxes, etc. that you may be missing.  They will be needing these items for recess during the colder months ahead.

As a final reminder, there will be NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 21, due to parent teacher conferences. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Please call the office if you have any questions.


Heidi B. Singer
Principal, Walls Elementary School

Dates to Remember:

November 20-21:   Parent Teacher Conferences
November 21-24:  Thanksgiving Break
December 7:  PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.
December 12-13:  Santa Shop
December 13:  Winter Music Program 7:00 p.m.
December 22:  Holiday Parties
December 25-January 5:  Winter Break

Picture Retake Day — Nov. 2

If your child was absent on picture day, the photographer will be here on November 2. If you want your child’s picture retaken, you may do so at this time. Please return the package to give to the photographer.

Forms for anyone needing them are available in the office.

Please call the office with any questions.


Dear Parents:

The school is aware of some of the issues that many of you are having regarding the quality of your pictures this year. We have contacted Ripcho Studio, and it is committed to helping us resolve these problems.

If you didn’t get the color background that you ordered, you can get your child’s picture retaken on picture retake day November 2. You may also call the studio at 216-631-0664 and talk with customer service to have the background changed digitally.

If you are not satisfied with the tone of the picture or you believe it looks “washed out,” you can also have your child’s picture retaken. There is no additional cost for any retakes, but you must turn in your package on retake day.

If you did not receive the package you ordered, those are being corrected and have been expedited. As soon as we receive them here at the school, they will be sent home.

Questions? You may contact Bill Ripcho directly at 216-287-7018 and he will be happy to speak with you.


Grandparents’ Day — Wed. Sept. 13 — Grades K, 1 and 4

Please join your grandchild for the book fair and lunch!  Grandparents may come during student’s recess time and may attend the book fair followed by lunch afterward.  Below is a schedule for each class:

Grade 1 recess begins at 11:00 and lunch is from 11:25-11:50
Kindergarten recess begins at 11:30 and lunch is from 11:55-12:20
Grade 4 recess begins at 12:00 and lunch is from 12:25-12:50

Please sign in at the table by the office, and you may join your child in his/her classroom about five minutes before the start of recess.  Lunch must be ordered ahead of time.  No lunch orders can be taken the day of the event.   If you would like to order a school lunch, fliers have been sent home with the students and must be returned by September 12.   You may pack or bring a special lunch for you and your grandchild if you desire.  Also, your child may bring a special adult instead of a grandparent if desired. 

Please do not bring any food or beverages into the library.