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Tuesday, October 6, 2020


Here is the October Hybrid Calendar (through 10/16): October Hybrid A-B Calendar.pdf  An updated calendar will be sent prior to 10/16.

Is everyone enjoying our Week of Respect?   See attached flyer for the rest of this week’s Spirit Days! Ridge Week of Respect 2020.pdf


When calling or emailing us, please use your child’s FULL name (first and last)….all our records and references are by children, not parents’ names.

Please do not park in the staff lot when dropping off or picking up your children – you may use the angled spots or street parking.  Thanks!

Health Office Notices:

Please read Mrs. Manke’s letter about traveling and returning to Ridge.  Travel Reminder_ 10.6.pdf

When calling your child in sick to the nurse, please be specific about your concerns; do not use vague “isn’t feeling well” – please let me know if they have a stomach ache, cough, sore throat, etc.

HSA Announcements

Ridge HSA Membership / Directory – over 50% of families have purchased!

Please go to  to pay your family’s Annual Membership Dues  which will also give you access to the Directory!  The HSA uses your membership dues to support our student enrichment programs.  Additionally, you will get access to the Ridge online directory that contains school activities, family contact information and other valuable school information.   The Families who have purchased got access to GroupSpot yesterday- check your email and download the app today!

Note: there is no longer a $5 delivery fee since the Ridgewear sale is complete.

Parkwood Deli Fundraiser- FRIDAY

Families- close your kitchen this Friday, October 9th and order from Parkwood Deli!!   You will receive plenty of food for a family of four - One Loaf Seeded Semolina Bread, 1⁄2 Tray Penne Vodka, Four Pieces Chicken Parm, either Five of Mom’s Meatballs OR Caesar Salad and Four Homemade Cupcakes.  The cost per family is $45.00. Park Wood will donate $9.00 from each Dinner ordered to Ridge School HSA.

To place your order call Park Wood Deli at (201)689-0855 and mention “Ridge School” All Orders MUST be placed by Thursday, October 8th at 1:00 PM Pickup between 3:00 and 6:00 pm Delivery available for $5 between 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Email with questions.

Clothing Drive - October 18th

Ridge is hosting another Clothing Drive Sunday, October 18th from 10-2!  Please bring:

  • Clothing and Shoes– all types and styles of used and wearable clothing (men, women and kids)

  • Household Items – blankets, sheets, pillows, bedspreads, towels, bathmats, tablecloths, curtains, etc.

  • Accessories – purses, backpacks, briefcases, belts, hats, gloves, socks, scarves, ties, baby accessories

  • No plastic toys but we will accept stuffed animals!

This event is a fundraiser for the school.  The HSA will make money per pound of items we donate.  Items donated are given to a women’s shelter.  Let you friends and neighbors know!

Holiday Sale

Ridge is using Charleston Wrap for the wrapping paper fundraiser this year.  In addition to wrapping paper, they have some amazing items that will make great holiday gifts!   REGISTER at and use Organization ID:  20119.  Please feel free to invite friends and family to buy items using this code on social media!

Advertising in the Ridge HSA Directory 

Looking for an easy way to advertise your business and support our school’s HSA at the same time? GroupSpot has an advertising section just waiting for your company’s details. All money raised from purchased advertisements goes directly to the Ridge HSA. Please contact if interested.

Red Zone Volunteers Needed

As Mr. Rodgers Bruno said in his video, to keep red zone, we need parents to volunteer for AM and PM shifts to help children out of the cars and start their day off with a helping gloved hand! Please contact Mark Bruno at  for more information or click here to sign up

Walk to School Days

It’s October and we all know what that means! It’s time to celebrate walk to school month! This time things will look a little different. While we want to encourage you to walk to school every day, this year October 14th and 15th are going to be our official challenge days! If you walk to school either day, please record the number of steps, blocks, miles or minutes you walk and submit them along with your name, grade and teachers name for a chance to win awesome prizes. Are you a virtual student? You can participate too! Count the steps around your house or go for a walk outside. Please submit your results by Friday the 16th. Winners will be announced on Monday the 19th!

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.

Ridge is on Social Media!

For up to date information.  Follow us on:


  • Thanks to Kristen Daffron and Nermina Dilman for turning the front of Ridge into a beautiful fall space.

  • Thank you to all the families who generously donated to National Custodian Day and the children who made cards!  Mr. Jones and his staff received a meal and split almost $2,400 based on their tenure at Ridge!  What an amazing and generous community!

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:

10/5 – 10/9 – Week of Respect

10/9 – ROC Assembly

10/12 – Columbus Day- No School

10/16 – Teacher Appreciation Lunch

10/20 – HSA Public Meeting (1:30 pm)

10/29 and 30 – Halloween Parades (TBD)

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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