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Tuesday, December 8, 2020


This week's Parent Academy Newsletter #6 focuses on Supporting Flexible Thinking in Your Child.

Remember to send Dr. Schoenlank a photo of your family reading our One School One Book together!

Please take a few minutes to read this letter from Dr. Schoenlank regarding the Bill Ward Fund, a fund unique to Ridge School.

MORNING HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE….Please remember that we are not allowed to let children into the building without this being completed.  As the weather gets cooler, it’s important that you fill this out before bringing your child to school.

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Calendar…..Here is the calendar for the rest of 2020…

November December 2020.pdf 

HOLIDAY COIN DRIVE….Last chance…..we have already raised over $700 ….there’s still time to bring in coins to support this worthy cause. The Ridge Leadership Council will be making this donation on Friday to Social Services to help several families with their holiday needs.  There is a bucket in each classroom if children wish to bring in some coins!


Please read this letter from the Health Office about High Risk COVID Protocols: Covid Protocols Updated.pdf 

If you are planning on traveling and will need to quarantine for 14 days when you return, please keep us advised.  Thank you!

Please read this letter from the Health Office about High Risk COVID Protocols: High Risk Covid Protocols.pdf

HSA Announcements

Willy Wonka Chocolate Bar Fundraiser – Ends Today!

In conjunction with our One School One Book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the HSA is selling Ridge Bars!  We are offering Dylan’s Belgian Chocolate Bars and Allergy Free Enjoy Life Bars until December 9th!  We have over 50 Golden Tickets that will be hidden inside the Bars with prizes including:

  • Principal Play Dates

  • Outdoor Screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with a group of friends

  • DVDs

  • Roald Dahl complete book set



Great news!  The bars were such a success we have sold almost 1,500 bars and due to the generous donations, EVERY RIDGE child will be receiving a bar Thursday or Friday and have a chance at the Golden Tickets!!!   Group B will receive their bars in class on Thursday, Group A will receive their bars on Friday and Remote kids or anyone who missed school can pick up their bars from 1-3 on Friday in front of Ridge.

Link to purchase:

Link for winners:

Physical Prizes can be picked up in front of Ridge on Tuesday, 12/15 from 3-4.

Gifts for Ridge Admin & Special Teachers:

This year, gift-giving is going to be a little different; unfortunately, parents will not be able to drop off gifts for our fabulous specials' teachers and office staff. (Note, that class parents are organizing gifts for class teachers and aides.) So the HSA organized a way for parents to pool their resources and show their appreciation using an online gift-giving source called GiftCrowd. Recipients will be able to choose from around 150 different gift cards.

Deadline to contribute is December 20. Parents who would like to contribute, can visit this link:

Questions? Email Heather Zachariah or Amy Beiersdorf.

Ridge Memory Book

Please keep your eye out for school related (at school and at home learning) pictures for the 2020-2021 Memory Book.  At home learning photos with sibling groups are great!  Please send all photos to

Ridge Cares is an HSA-run organization that lends a hand to Ridge families in need, and we are in need of volunteers! Volunteers may be called upon to deliver a dinner or help out with rides, etc. Please consider signing up to be a part of Ridge Cares today. Contact Amy Beiersdorf or Maggie Wall to join. Thank you!

Thank You Notes:

  • Thank you to Jean Whitehead, Alysson Wesner, Mindy Muselli and the entire Ridge Staff for turning a “Wonky” idea into an amazing school-wide experience of fun for the kids!!

Upcoming dates:


12/7 -12/11 – Spelling Bee

12/11 – Teacher Appreciation Lunch

12/15 – Report Cards Posted

12/23 – December Break – 12:45 Dismissal

12/24 – 12/31 – December Break – No School


1/1 – New Year’s Day – No School

1/12 – HSA public meeting (1:30 pm)

1/18 – Martin Luther King – 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.

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