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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

School Notices:

Welcome Back!

For Hybrid students, tomorrow is an A day – students with the last names from A-K will attend in person.  The rest of the class will follow the teacher’s directions about the at home schedule.  Students whose last names begin with L-Z will join us in person on Thursday.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Also, in the event of rain, children will STILL line up at their assigned doors to have temperature taken and the health check verified.  Remember, children will not be admitted to school without the health check done early every morning.

Health Office:  If any parent would like to drop off medicine for their children, you may do so any afternoon this week.  Please call Mrs. Manke in her office from your car, and she will come outside to get them.  201-670-2740x2

HSA Announcements

Ridge HSA Membership / Directory

Please go to to pay your family’s Annual Membership Dues which will also give you access to the Directory! Let’s be honest, this year is going to be hard for fundraising so it would be great if we had 100% family participation in the HSA Dues. The HSA uses your membership dues to support our student enrichment programs. Additionally, you get a full year of online access to the Ridge online directory that contains school activities, family contact information and other valuable school information. The District is using a new mobile platform called GroupSpot (formerly Kohort) for the Directory this year. Once you pay your dues, you will get access to the ap in a few weeks and as the Directory content is available this fall, it will be updated.

Ridgewear is LIVE!!

While you are paying your membership dues, you can purchase some great clothing items from the Ridge Store! We have an exciting line of hoodies, pajama bottoms, tee shirts and shorts. The sale will be open from September 1st until September

Please visit our Ridge HSA online store for more information

HSA Volunteer Positions are Still Available

Please sign up for open positions! 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:

  • Notecards

  • Ridge Beautification Project

  • School Supplies, etc…

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

Ridge Calendar Coloring Contest!

Click on this link to access the calendars and see some samples. Have your kids color either the detailed calendar or the plain calendar, take a photo of their work and upload the photo to our website at this link. When school starts, the student council will vote on the calendars and use them in different ways at school.

Note: the dates on the calendars are optimistic and will be updated as we learn what events are possible as school starts.

Fundraiser – Ridge Beautification

The fundraiser for this year will be a Beautification Project including personalized engraved pavers, new landscaping and an upgrade to the teachers lounge. We need volunteers to help chair this committee. If you are interested, please contact Ashley Minetti

Ridge is on Social Media!

For up to date information. Follow us on:

Last chance for Ridge’s ONLINE Scholastic Summer Book Fair

Sale ends Friday, 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 


  • Thank you to Dr. Schoenlank and the teachers for converting Ridge to a safe environment for the kids this fall!!

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 Amazon Smile to sign up. When prompted, select Ridge HSA. A percentage of your Amazon purchase will automatically go to Ridge School.

Upcoming dates:

  • First Day of School 9/2

  • Virtual Back to School Night 9/10 7:30pm

  • HSA Public Virtual Meeting 9/15 1:30pm

  • Virtual New Parent Coffee 9/17 9:00am

  • Photo Day 9/22 – Group B

  • Photo Day 9/23 – Group A

  • Photo Day 9/25 – Group Remote

  • Photo Rain Day 9/30

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

Visit for eNews and upcoming dates!

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