225 2nd Ave SW
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431


Phone: 218 - 927 - 4838
Fax: 218-927-4608
Jesse Peterson, Principal


Monthly Newsletter
Lunch Menu
Aitkin Children's Center

Media Center

Rippleside Counseling

2013-14 Testing Schedule

School Nurse
Bus Policy
Guide to Healthy Snacks at School


Mr. Peterson's April Newsletter

April 28th is the date for parents to begin to register for the 2014-2015 school year for preschool at the Children's Center .

For more information, please print off the form that corresponds to the age of the child as of September 1st.


Rippleside Annual Garden Fundraiser: click here for more information and for an order form.

Help support the school with gift certificates to the Garden Center at Paulbeck's.

Due Date: May 2nd 2014 -- please turn into basket at Rippleside Elementary Office


Aitkin’s Summer Literacy & Math ASK
Program. This 6-week program will provide fun literacy, math, and enrichment activities for students currently in grades K-6.

This is a great opportunity for students to enhance their reading and math skills and prevent the “summer slide”.

June 16 – July 24, 2014
Monday & Tuesday or Wednesday & Thursday
Register by: May 2nd, 2014

Click here for more information and registration form.


Click here for the Guide to
Healthy Snacks at School

caat reading book

Nutrition Letter
to Parents of K-1st


Healthy Snack Information for Kindergarten


Monday, April 21

  • No School – Teacher Workshop

Tuesday, April 22, Day 3

  • 7:25 Wellness Meeting L/MC
  • 3:00 – 4:30 Study Hall in Room 123

Wednesday, April 23, Day 4

  • 7:25 a.m. SPED Meeting L.C. Conference Room
  • 9:30 a.m. Kindergarten Registration – Old Gym
  • 11:15 A.C.C. Special Ed Meeting in Conference Room
  • 2:00 – 2:45
    ** 4th Grade Girls – old gym
    **4th Grade Boys – Room

Thursday,April 24, Day 5

  • 7:25 a.m. BLT
    Gobbler Coop:
    ** 11:10 – 11:30 Grades 3-6
    **12:30 – 12:50 Grades K-2
  • 1:45 p.m. Severe Weather Drill
  • 3:00 – 4:30 Study Hall in Room 123
  • 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. PTO Fundraiser - Little Caesar’s Distribution
Friday, April 25, Day 1
  • 11:50 – 1:30 p.m. 3rd Grade – Grand-friends lunch Old Gym
  • 5th Grade Math Masters to Grand Rapids

We are a 655 student kindergarten through sixth grade school in central Minnesota. Aitkin, approximately 1,800 in population, is proud of its early Minnesota riverboat heritage. Rippleside School is located on the banks of the Ripple River which flows into the mighty Mississippi River.

Dear Parents / Guardians

The intent of this general information is to provide you with information aboutRippleside Elementary School. Please read the information.

You will receive a number of notices, bulletins, etc., from your child which will be sent home during the year. We also encourage you to contact us anytime you have questions. Our number is 927-4838.