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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

School Notices:

Here is a link to the A/B schedule for September – good idea to print and put on the fridge!  Sept 2020 Hybrid Schedule.pdf

Back to School Night will be held virtually on Thursday, September 17th at 7 p.m.  the link will be sent in next week’s Enews.

BADGES should  be attached to a part of the backpack that won’t allow it to come loose.  Thanks!

SCHOOL PHOTO DAY(S) ARE COMING….We will once again be having student photos taken by Rod Bolton Photography.  Please that that the “A” children will be on Wednesday, September 23rd, and the “B” children will be a day earlier – September 22nd.  All Virtual Only students will be invited to stop by for pictures on Friday, September 25th  between 1-3 p.m.   This year, all photos will be displayed and ordered ONLINE – we will be sending the link home next week.  Please mark your calendar for the date your child will be photographed.  Thanks!

Health Office

Please remember to call your child in sick if they are not attending school, whether they are hybrid or remote.  Thanks!  201-670-2740 x1 to leave a message.  You can also send an email to Mrs. Manke at    


Community Notices

CUB SCOUTS PACK 44 RIDGEWOOD for Kindergarten – Grade 5

Scouting Is Adventure, Family, Fun, Character, Leadership and So Much More!  In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

September 16 – Parent Virtual Meeting   7:30-8:30pm    To join this meeting, email Pack Master Jason Harper at

Cub Scouts is managed by parent volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include treasurer, popcorn sales, community outreach, camping and more.

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 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. Note: there is a $5 delivery fee added to each order through the website to cover Ridgewear shipping fees; however, we can refund this fee if you are only purchasing the Directory.

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 only be open from September 1st until September 25th.

We plan to deliver the items to your child’s classroom if they are in school or we will schedule a few pickup times at Ridge for remote students.

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. 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:


  • Thank you to Dr. Schoenlank, the teachers and the students for a great first few days at school!

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:

  • 9/15 HSA Public Virtual Meeting at 2:00pm

  • 9/17 Virtual New Parent Coffee at 2:00pm

  • 9/17 Virtual Back to School Night at 7:00pm

  • 9/22 Photo Day– Group B

  • 9/23 Photo Day– Group A

  • 9/25 Photo Day– Group Remote

  • 9/28 – Yom Kippur – No School

  • 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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