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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

School Notices

PARENT VISTING….instead of one “visiting day” as in years past, we invite parents to visit during grade-level events throughout the year.   Please read Dr. Schoenlank’s letter about when you may visit your child’s classroom: Parent visitation schedule.pdf 

WISHING TREE IS UP!   We are once again supporting Children’s Aid & Family Services this holiday season.  Please take a tag, and return the unwrapped gift with the tag attached to the Ridge Office by December 5th.  Thanks in advance for your generosity in making this season special for those less fortunate.

HOLIDAY SHOW…..Please read Mrs. Pecorelli’s letter here about our annual Holiday Show:  2019 Holiday Show Letter.pdf 

THANKSGIVING FOOD COLLECTION:  We are collecting food for the Ridgewood Social Services for this Thanksgiving – imagine, if every child brought in ONE can of food, we’d supply over 450 items!!  Thanks!

SPELLING & GEOGRAPHY BEES:  Please read Dr. Schoenlank’s letter inviting any interested 4th & 5th graders to participate in the two upcoming Bees:   Bees 2019.pdf 

Book Character Day:  This year Dr. Schoenlank and Ms. Eng have decided to celebrate reading in different ways throughout the school year. We're excited to announce that January 17 will be Book Character Day! We will ask all of the students and teachers to dress up as their favorite book character and we have fun activities planned. We thought you might want to keep that in mind with Halloween coming up next week in case the costumes (or parts of the costumes) may overlap. More news will be coming about Book Character Day as the date approaches.

Please help!  You can help us in two easy ways:

1. Write your child's name in all sweatshirts and jackets.  Students' lost clothing is overflowing two large baskets! (It will also help greatly if they keep track of what they wear to school.)

2. Make a sign with your child's last name for red zone use, which is especially helpful on rainy/snowy days. You'd be amazed at how helpful it is to the volunteers. Thank you to those who have already done this!


STREP THROAT, STOMACH BUGS and BACTERIAL PNEUMONIA…..we are seeing more and more of these throughout Ridge.  If your child complains of a sore throat and a stomach ache, or a persistent cough, please have them checked by a physician.

HSA Notices

TICKETS NOW ON SALE for the Ridge Winter Wonderland Gala and Auction Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 7-11 pm in the Grand Ballroom of The Terrace in Paramus. Our Gala includes premium liquor open bar, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing, as well as an amazing selection of auction items to bid on. The proceeds raised will go towards purchasing new and exciting reading level books for each of our classroom libraries. These are the books that our children bring home each week from kindergarten through 5th grade to increase their reading skills and foster a love of reading. The proceeds raised will also go towards purchasing much needed indoor and outdoor recess equipment for the children to enjoy. Click here to view the invitation and purchase tickets.

The Ridge Book Fair is Here! November 12 -14

From Dog Man to Pete the Cat, we have all your children's favorites on hand.  All classes will have an opportunity to visit the fair -- see attached schedule. Book Fair Schedule 2019.pdf 

New this year: Go cash free and set up an E-wallet 

Give students a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair. Create an account and authorize a spending limit. You're only charged for what your student spends and no lost cash! Set up an E-Wallet Here

Volunteers needed: We still need volunteers to assist in breaking down the fair as well as during classroom visits. Click on this link to volunteer

Questions? Reach out to Kathleen Harris (


Ridge Online Directory Now Available! Please support Ridge School by paying your annual HSA membership dues of $25 by December 1 and get a full year of online access to our school activities, family contact information and other valuable school information. Please click here for directory downloading instructions. Ridge Directory Ordering Information.pdf  

THANK YOU to Heather Holder and Kerry DeVincenzo for all their work on the Ridge School Online Directory.

Aladdin Jr is Coming to Ridge!   Attention Students 3rd grade to 5th grade: Drama Club is back and registrations are now open, Welcome meet on November 12 - 3pm. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 3 , 3-5PM and are for casting purposes only. All registered students are accepted and given a role(s) in the production. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays & Thursdays 3pm until 5pm from December 10 through February 7. Extended rehearsals - Tuesday & Thursday, after winter break: 3-6pm on dates to be determined and the week of the show.

In-School performance - Date to determined.   Our performance for family and friends will be Saturday, February 8.   Sign up on Porchlight's website click here  Registration is now open!   Any questions please email Garima Singh at  or email and reference Ridge School.

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