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Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Important – please read Dr. Schoenlank’s Phase I update letter from the elementary principals.  It answers many parent questions.  Phase I Elementary Update.pdf

Attached please find the district calendar through November 4th:  October A_B.2.pdf

Badges – please confirm that your child’s ID badge is firmly attached to their backpack.    These are important for morning health checks for entry into school.  Thanks!

SCHOOL PHOTOS:   you may now view your child’s photos online for ordering.  Attached are the directions.  Please note that your child’s ID# is available on Skyward Parent Access.  Also, this is the last week for $.99 shipping on photos J   Photo Ordering Directions.pdf

Makeup photo day for all those students (both hybrid and remote) who were unable to have pictures taken in September will be on Tuesday, October 27th from 1-2:30 p.m.    Please email Mrs. Quinlan at if you will be bringing your child for pictures that day – they need this info to print ID codes.  Thanks!

Health 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 (201-670-2740x1), please be specific about your concerns; do not use vague “isn’t feeling well” – please let us know if they have a stomach ache, cough, fever, sore throat, etc.  Also, if you are emailing the teacher about an absence, please copy Mrs. Manke at

HSA Announcements

Holiday Gifts / Wrapping Paper Fundraiser Sale – Last Day is FRIDAY

Go check out their amazing gifts!

  • Wrapping paper for holidays - even personalized photo paper!

  • Kitchen tools - Wood cutting boards, bakeware, gadgets

  • Personalized items - luggage tags, mouse pads, wood monograms

  • Gifts – bags, jewelry, home décor

REGISTER at and use Organization ID:  20119.  Please invite friends and family to buy items using this code on social media!

Village Table Fundraiser

Introducing a locally curated food program for the 2020-2021 school year, providing delivery and curbside pickup.  Village Table offers fresh produce and meat delivered to your door in addition to menus from local eateries like Parkwood Deli, Catchy, Blue Moon, etc.   A percentage of every order goes straight to the Ridge HSA to help fund our enrichment activities and exciting student programs.

Go to

Select create an account

Enter the password-  villagetable7

Ridge HSA Membership / Directory – over 60% of families have purchased!

Please go to  to pay your family’s Annual Membership Dues!  The Families who have purchased received emails with a link to download GroupSpot.  The Directory will launch within GroupSpot by next week!!!

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 – Especially for Group B!!

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

Over 70 kids participated in the Walk to School Challenge!  Congratulations to the winners of the Amazon Gift Cards: Hannah Anadu from 4L and Giancarlo Ramos from KC!  Check your email for the prizes.

Thank You Notes:

  • Thank you to the families who donated clothing on Sunday – we collected over 8,000 pounds.  Hold onto your bags because will have another drive in the spring!

  • Thank you to Ridgie the Raccoon, Amanda Bruce-Lockhart and Betsy Katzman for creating the cute “Walk to School” video and running the challenge with prizes!

  • Thank you to Bridget Kong and Danielle Chudy for creating a beautiful spread for the Ridge staff on Friday with individual boxed lunches from Gabby Wilday and No Fuss Lunch for the Teacher Appreciation Lunch.

Upcoming dates:


10/29 – Halloween Cohort A

10/30 – Halloween Cohort B & fully remote students


11/3 – Election Day – No School

11/5 – 11/6 – NJEA Convention – No School

11/17 – HSA public meeting (7:00 pm)

11/17 – 11/19 – Virtual Book Fair

11/25 – Thanksgiving Break – 12:45 Dismissal

11/26 – 11/27 – Thanksgiving Break – No School

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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