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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

School Notices

Reminder, the last day of school is now Wednesday, June 17th.  Please read Dr. Schoenlank’s letter about Ridge End of Year Events and plans for “stepping up.” Ridge General End of Year.pdf

Leaving?  If your child(ren) will not be returning to Ridge in September, please email Mrs. Quinlan at and let us know.  Thank you.

All those in Grades 2-5 leaving the district will need to return their Chromebook.  Please click on the attached link  to schedule a return at the Ed Center.  Thanks!  PARENTS ARE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ON THE CHROMEBOOK RETURN CALENDAR TO DROP-OFF THEIR DEVICES AT THE ED CENTER. 

Here are the instructions:

Please click here to schedule an appointment. Once you are on the calendar:

Select the requested time slot

Put your child's name and Chromebook serial number in the description section

Click on Save

Health Office:

As always please email Mrs. Manke at and keep her informed of any absence or illness.  Thanks.

5th Grade Parents:  Your child will still need updated immunizations (Tdap and Menactra (meningococcal) going into 6th grade.  Attached is a list of requirements for you to share with your doctor.  Gr 6 Vaccination Requirements.pdf

You can drop off or email these to  Mrs. Manke by June 17th.  After that, please send them to Julie Stadulis, the nurse at GWMS.  Thanks.

HSA Announcements

The HSA needs your help!

Volunteer Positions for the 2020-2021 school year are available!  You will have the support of the HSA Board, former Committee Chairpersons and all the parents who want to get involved but aren't sure how to do it!  Sharing your time, energy and/or expertise by being a part of the HSA Committees is priceless to our Ridge Community plus the kids LOVE to see their parents involved! Sample positions available – Ridgewear, Directory Ad Sales, Family Picnic, etc…

Please click to see available positions.  Any questions, please contact Mark Bruno.

Ridge’s ONLINE Scholastic Summer Book Fair

Stock up on summer reading and support RIDGE now through September 4th. Scholastic has books for every age, reading/grade level, and price range. 25 percent of the profits will be given back to RIDGE in Scholastic Dollar Rewards to purchase books and materials for the school. Books will be shipped directly to your home. Free shipping on orders over $25! Questions, reach out to Bridget Kong.

Browse the catalogue. Shop the online sale. Just be sure you are registered under Ridge Elementary School in Ridgewood (there are others) or use this Link!

Mrs. Eng has put together a list of her favorite recommendations by grade - Scholastic Book Fair Recommendations.pdf  

Last Chance to Order School Supplies

Deadline is THURSDAY, June 11th! This year, orders are available EXCLUSIVELY online and will be sent HOME in August instead of delivered to the classroom. Please log onto and use Account #89193 for Ridge. Please confirm that you are ordering supplies for the grade your children will be in NEXT year. There are also a number of backpacks and lunch bag supplies available as well. If you have any questions contact Carla Sullivan.

Attention 5th Grade Parents:

  • 5th Grade Slideshow time!  Please send pictures of your child throughout their years at Ridge in ONE TEXT to the following email address or ONE email, if you are unable to text your pictures, and include the following:Your Child's name
    Up to 5 photos per child (either solo or in a small group)
    Up to 2 pictures of large groups from grade events from K-5 (immigration day, history comes to life, circus, etc.)
    Deadline is TOMORROW - June 10!!!!!!!

  • LAST CHANCE for GW School Supply Kits for the next school year are now on sale! Go to and enter GW's account number, 89375 and choose your child's grade for the 2020-2021 school year. For the first time, kits will be sent to your home prior to the start of school.
    Sale ends this Friday, June 12. If you have any questions contact Robin Fisher.

  • LAST CHANCE for Chrome Book Covers and Locker Shelves are available. Visit to order yours today. Sale ends this Friday, June 12
    These will be distributed to your child at school during the first week.

  • GW PE Shirts are on now On Sale! All middle school students must have at least one GWMS physical education t-shirt. Click this link to order yours. Sale ends August 23.  Any questions, please contact Laura Grasso, GWMS Physical Education Teacher.

  • Volunteer at GW - Here’s Your Chance to Get Involved at GW during the NEXT School Year 2020-2021. There are lots of opportunities available with varying levels of commitment. ALL students at GW benefit from parent involvement! Please click here to check out the various volunteer opportunities available and consider chairing or joining a committee. If you have any questions, please email


  • A huge thank you to Dr Schoenlank and the 5th grade teachers for personally delivering each 5th grader a lovely poem written by Dr. Schoenlank and a door sign supplied by the HSA.  Hopefully you have seen them hanging on houses in the neighborhood!

  • Thank you to the Science Fair team – Tasneem Pawala, Hilary Wallace, Shulamit Gershenson, Danielle Flynn and Sara Wilson for delivering medals to the 174 kids who participated in the Science Fair!!  Amazing!

An easy way to Support Ridge:

We are all using Amazon more than ever.  Let a portion of your spending go to Ridge!  Go to to sign up. When prompted, select Ridge HSA. A percentage of your Amazon purchase will automatically go to Ridge School.

Upcoming dates:


  • June-September 4th – Online Summer Book Fair

  • 6/8-6/12 - Field Week

  • 6/16 – Public HSA MeetingMeeting Link
    Meeting ID: 837 0475 1424
    Password: 6Zh2sM

  • 6/17 - Last Day of School!


  • First Day of School 9/2

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

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