RIDGE E-NEWS

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Ridge families. We encourage you to make safe choices over the break regarding socializing and celebrating as we want to continue offering school in-person for the hybrid model. Please note that if your child is absent for an extended time in the hybrid model, they will follow their at-home days as they usually would which include specials. For days when they would be in school, they may attend the planned livestream period, afternoon meets, and follow plans in Google Classroom for reading, writing, and math. Additional practice is always an option as well. (They do not attend specials on those days, only on their regularly scheduled at-home days.)   We are unable to supply additional work in these circumstances. As we understand and respect family choices and needs, we ask that you understand our model and the teacher’s need to attend to our in-person learners. Thank you.


Please take a few minutes to read this letter from Dr. Schoenlank regarding the Bill Ward Fund, a fund unique to Ridge School.

MORNING HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE….Please remember that we are not allowed to let children into the building without this being completed.  As the weather gets cooler, it’s important that you fill this out before bringing your child to school.

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Calendar…..Here is the calendar for the rest of 2020…November December 2020.pdf

SCHOOL PHOTOS….If you haven’t yet ordered your child’s school photos, see the attached flyer for the Thanksgiving discount.  We’ve also attached the directions for ordering your photos online.  Photo Ordering Directions.pdf Rod Bolten Photography Thanksgiving Sale 2020.pdf


HOLIDAY “WISHING’ TREE….There are about five wishes left on our Wishing Tree if you still want to participate.  It is on the front patio during school hours if you want to pick a snowflake with a wish on it.   All gifts need to be returned (unwrapped)  by early December.  Thank you in advance!


HOLIDAY COIN DRIVE…..the Ridge Leadership Council is once again collecting coins to be able to provide a family with all their holiday needs.  There is a bucket in each classroom if children wish to bring in some coins!

HEALTH NOTICES:

IMPORTANT.....Please read this letter from the Health Office about High Risk Covid Protocols: High Risk Covid Protocols.pdf

All children need to wear a CLEAN mask to school each day….cloth masks can be washed, and others should be swapped out each day.  This preserves the effectiveness of the mask.


When calling your child in sick to the nurse, please be specific about your concerns; do not use vague “isn’t feeling well” – please let me know if they have a stomach ache, cough, sore throat, etc.  Also, if you are emailing the teacher about an absence, please copy Mrs. Manke at cmanke@ridgewood.k12.nj.us

HSA Announcements


Ridge Stocking Stuffer Sale – ends TONIGHT!

Don’t miss out on these great Holiday gifts for a great cause!  The sale will only run from November 10th - 24th and items will be delivered before the holidays. Items offered:

  • Beanie Hats with the “R” logo or the Ridge logo

  • Fleece Blankets

  • Golf Umbrellas

  • Coffee Tumblers - buy a coffee tumbler for a Ridge Staff member for 50% off!!

https://www.ridgehsa.org/stockingstuffersale


We still need 35% of families to pay their HSA Dues to access the Directory!

If you have any questions or aren’t sure if you have paid, please reach out to Mindy Muselli or Ashley Minetti.  If you haven’t paid your Membership Dues, please go to www.ridgehsa.org/shop

The HSA uses your families $30 dues for programs and activities for the kids and teachers!  Since we haven’t been able to host most of our fundraisers this year (Family Picnic, Bingo Night and Frosty Fridays) this membership fee is crucial to funding these activities.  Thank you so much to those families who have already paid!!


Village Table Fundraiser

Introducing a locally curated food program for the 2020-2021 school year, providing delivery and curbside pickup.  Village Table offers fresh produce and meat delivered to your door in addition to menus from local eateries like Parkwood Deli, Catchy, Blue Moon, West Side Bagel, Brothers, etc.   A percentage of every order goes straight to the Ridge HSA to help fund our enrichment activities and exciting student programs.

Go to https://villagetable.boonli.com/login

Select create an account

Enter the password- villagetable7


Red Zone Volunteers STILL Needed!!

As Mr. Rodgers Bruno said in his video, to keep red zone, we need parents to volunteer for AM and PM shifts to help children out of the cars and start their day off with a helping gloved hand! Please contact Mark Bruno at  for more information or click here to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b49a4a72ba6fb6-ridge1


Ridge Cares is an HSA-run organization that lends a hand to Ridge families in need, and we are in need of volunteers! Volunteers may be called upon to deliver a dinner or help out with rides, etc. Please consider signing up to be a part of Ridge Cares today. Contact amybeiersdorf@aol.com or maggiewall@gmail.com to join. Thank you!


Tic Toc

With the modified school schedule, the Ridge Tic Toc parents have gotten creative and are providing videos about art that would have been on display at Ridge under normal circumstances. Attached is a video made by Mrs. Zariwala that presents famous Thanksgiving art with a Pop Art Turkey Project at the end. Happy Thanksgiving!   https://youtu.be/b2PZwyV6uWg

Thank You Notes:

  • A big thank you to all of the families who participated in our Fall Fundraiser with Charleston Wrap! We raised $2,230.80, which will go towards programs for the students and teachers!

Upcoming dates:

November

11/25 – Thanksgiving Break – 12:45 Dismissal

11/26 – 11/27 – Thanksgiving Break – No School

December

12/7 -12/11 – Spelling Bee

12/11 – Teacher Appreciation Lunch

12/15 – Report Cards Posted

12/23 – December Break – 12:45 Dismissal

12/24 – 12/31 – December Break – No School

Have an entry for Ridge eNews? Send it to Ashley Minetti by the end of the day on Friday including any flyers or attachments.