Dear Ridge Street Families,
Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School
I have the distinct honor and privilege to be the principal at the Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School. Nothing makes me happier or prouder than being a part of this wonderful community.
Our faculty and staff are student-focused and are dedicated to a learning environment where each child has the opportunity to think, inquire, create, and grow into a well-rounded, independent, respectful citizen who strives to achieve his or her personal best each day. Our families are actively involved in our children’s success and it is through our combined efforts that our school soars high because we are all...the Ridge Street Bluebirds! No matter where we are in school - in the classrooms, in the hallways, in the lunchroom, or on the playground - we C.H.I.R.P.! Our monthly Bluebird Assemblies focus on each one of our C.H.I.R.P. attributes: Compassionate, Honest. Independent, Respectful and Positive.
One thing is sure, it takes many dedicated individuals to make our school unique, strong, united and special. Success is a team effort, and I am confident that we will continue to keep our Ridge Street Bluebirds soaring not only through what we learn or achieve, but through our thoughts, words, and actions.
I look forward to a wonderful 2018-2019 school year with many, many exciting things to come!
I am ready to respect myself.
I am ready to respect others.
I am ready to learn.
I am ready to have a great day because bluebirds "C.H.I.R.P.!"
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley