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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

School Notices

We had a wonderful start to school today!   So glad to see so many happy children! 

Here are some of our important upcoming dates:

September 6 – Family Picnic on castle hill behind school – 5:00 p.m.

September 11 – Back to School Night – 6:30 p.m.  (Adults only)

September 17 – H.S.A. Meeting – 1:15 p.m. – Faculty Room

September 19 – New Family Coffee - 9:00 a.m. – Cafeteria

September 25 – PHOTO day – all day

September 30 – School closed – Rosh Hashanah

Health Office:

Please read Mrs. Manke’s letter about allergies in school.  ALL parents need to read this – not just those whose children have allergies. Allergy Information for all parents.pdf 

Also, if your child does have allergies, we need their medications along with an Allergy Action Plan.  If you dropped off allergy medication without the Action Plan, we need that immediately.  The forms are available on our website under the Health Tab. 

LUNCH ORDERING is now open for September. You can order lunches for the entire month at once.  If your child needs you to drop off a lunch, please do so before 10:00 a.m. in the cooler by the front door.   Here are directions for changing your child’s grade and teacher for this year: Instructions for Lunch Ordering Changes.pdf

Please read Dr. Schoenlank’s letter about Parking & Traffic around Ridge – it is important that everyone understands these procedures.  Please send in the signed page no later than this Friday, September 6th. Parking Letter 2019.pdf 

Here is a link to the page with the Free & Reduced Lunch Applications.  Last year’s approvals expire on September 7th.

HSA Notices

Red Zone Volunteers Needed! AM and PM shifts available. Please contact Mark Bruno for more information

Back to School Picnic - Come be a part of the Ridge Community... bring a blanket and a picnic dinner or buy some hotdogs, popcorn, and more!  

  • Details: Friday, 5- 7 PM behind Ridge School.    

  • Kindergarteners: Wear your Ridge T-shirts and meet-up with other Kindergarteners 

  • First Graders and Families New to Ridge: Look for signs for meeting places  

  • Ridgewear: Check out sample sizes of our newly designed line of Ridgewear for school spirit throughout the year! 

  • Bake Sale: Bring cash to buy some delicious treats! (See below to donate homemade treats, water and more)

  • Volunteer:  Please...Parent Volunteers use this Sign up Genius link :  Ridge Back to School Picnic. Thank you!

Bakers needed for the annual Family Picnic on Friday 9/6!  Sign up here. Please consider donating baked goods for our family picnic on September 6th! No nuts, individually wrapped goodies - 2 dozen per baking volunteer. Cake pops, cookies, brownies, rice krispie treats, and/or cupcakes (not wrapped). Individually wrapped candy (i.e. ring pops, lollipops, etc.), sliced watermelon wedges (ready to eat) and water bottles also welcome donations! Deliver your goodies to the HSA room by 3:00pm on Sept 6th or between 3-4pm directly to bake sale table set up behind the school. Contact with any questions and please keep in mind it may be hot so treats that hold up to heat are best.  THANK YOU! 

Donations still being accepted to continue filling our amazing Raffle Baskets for the Ridge School Picnic: Share your expertise and passion of your small business! Doing a summer clean out? Pass along any unopened toys you find!  Porch drop off available all summer. Contact Kerry DeVincenzo.

Support the Ridge HSA when you shop at Amazon – AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the Ridge HSA every time you shop, at no cost to you. You’ll find the same prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Ridge HSA. Simply click here.

Support the Ridge HSA when you shop at Stop & Shop - From September 6, 2019 through March 14, 2020 you can help our school earn CASH every time you shop using your Stop & Shop Card. Visit Sign in or create an account to register your card today? Go to: manage account > rewards & savings > A+ school rewards

RIDGE WEAR ONLINE STORE OPENING THIS THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5! Our newly designed line of Ridge Wear will be available online only. Please visit our Ridge HSA online store to see our exciting collection of personalized hoodies, tee shirts, shorts and pajama bottoms

Stop by our Ridge Wear table on September 5th at 3:00 p.m. outside of Ridge and at the Family Picnic on September 6th to check out sample sizes of merchandise.

RIDGE SCHOOL DIRECTORY - Exciting news - Ridgewood schools are transitioning to a new online format this year. Parents and teachers can access our school directory via mobile phones, laptops and desktop computers. Directory cost is $25 and includes a full year of access to our school activities and family contact information. Our directory will be available for sale at the end of September. Please watch Enews for a link to order your directory!  Banner ads and Sponsor ads are also available - please contact Kerry DeVincenzo to find out about advertising. Thank you for supporting Ridge through the directory. 

Kindergarten Daisy Membership will begin in September for all interested kindergarten girls. Meetings will be once a month on Mondays to explore nature, community and self awareness. E-mail for more information and/or sign-up at

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