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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

School Notices:

Science Fair and Lip Sync are coming up in March, so please read Dr. Schoenlank’s letter now about these fun events:    Lip Sync Letter 2020.pdf 

Circus Week is Next Week!  All PE classes will participate in circus-related activities the week of February 24-28, and then the Fourth Grade will put on a circus performance on Friday the 28th for parents at 6:30!

Pennies for Pups:  We will be collecting pennies to benefit the Seeing-Eye Dog Organization, (as part of our One School/One Book project) and the H.S.A. has generously offered to match it!  Please send in your pennies with your children to deposit in the container in the front hall.  A Seeing-Eye Dog will be visiting Ridge on Friday, February 21st.

Health Office:

We are hoping these days off will help stop the cycle of the flu, strep throat and a high-fever virus….however, please keep your child home and see a doctor if they complain of not feeling well.  

Also, if your child is going to be ABSENT (for any reason), please email Colleen Manke ( or  call the Health Office absence linewith a reason – that helps us keep track of illnesses.  201-670-2740x1

5th Grade Parents:  Your child will need updated immunizations going into 6th grade.  Attached is a list of requirements for you to share with your doctor.  You may drop off updated immunization lists in my office prior to June 1st. 6th Grade Immunization 20-21.pdf 

LEAVING?  If you know that your child(ren) will not be attending Ridge next year (either moving, going private, etc.) please let the office know as soon as possible.  Thanks!

HSA Notices

Movie Night is this Friday February 21st at 7:00 p.m.  The movie will be TOY STORY 4.   Bring a blanket, curl up in the gym and watch a great flick with your family and friends. There will be lots of yummy goodies to snack on so don’t forget to bring your dollar bills and help support the Ridge HSA. Only cash accepted!


Movie night:  CALLING ALL BAKERS  Please consider donating baked goods, popcorn, or candy for movie night on 2/21!

No nuts, individually wrapped goodies and popcorn - 2 dozen per volunteer. Individually wrapped candy is also welcome! Deliver your goodies to the HSA room (directly across from the main office) by 3:15pm on Friday, February 21st.  Please click here to sign up.  Thank you so much for all of your help! 


Calling all artists!  If you or someone you know is an experienced artist (painter, musician, producer, poet, etc) and interested in growing our kids love of art at Ridge’s Art Day on April 3, please contact Christin Williams at

Ridge Science Fair 2020 SignUp Genius is live! Please click on the link below for details on how you can get involved.

The Science Fair will be on March 5 & 6. On Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm we will hold our first-ever Ridge Evening Science Fair. Families are invited to attend this event to view projects and enjoy additional science activities. The Science Fair will remain open during the school day on Friday, March 6 for students to visit with their classes. Science Fair packets were sent home in backpacks. If you need an extra copy, they are available on the eNews page.


Science fair:

CALLING ALL BAKERS  Please consider donating baked goods or candy for the science fair on 3/5!  Let’s get creative and make these baked goods science-themed tasty treats if you can!  

No nuts, individually wrapped goodies - 2 dozen per baking volunteer. Individually wrapped candy is also welcome! Deliver your goodies to the HSA room (directly across from the main office) by 3:15pm on Thursday March 5th.

Please click here to sign up.  Thank you so much for all of your help! 


Reading Marathon - Only two weeks left for Reading Marathon! Remember to mark off on your forms every day this month that you read for 30 mins. or more. Each form signed by a parent will receive a Ben & Jerry’s coupon for a free ice cream.


TICTOC’s 2nd annual Kate Sasso Memorial Art Contest for 5th Graders has officially begun this month!

All submissions should be dropped off to the Ridgewood Library children’s desk between February 21 and February 29 at 5pm.

This "Art Inspired by Nature" contest is a great opportunity for 5th Graders to show their talents and win prizes!

Attached are the Flyer, Contest Rules and Entry Form.

Art Contest for 5th Graders.pdf 

Art Contest Entry form.pdf 

Art Contest Rules.pdf 

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