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Tuesday, December 15, 2020


The topic of this week's Parent Academy Newsletter is Empowering Your Child:Understanding Their Thinking Style.

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.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY Calendar…..Here is the calendar for the start of 2021! January-February Calendars.pdf


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

HSA Announcements

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.


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Ridge Bar extravaganza with the One School One Book event of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  What a fun experience for the kids from the Oompa Loompa Dance to reading as a family to the chocolate bars and Golden Tickets.  The HSA sold almost 1,500 bars and were able to give every Ridge child a bar even if they weren’t able to purchase.  All remaining bars that have not been picked up after this afternoon will be taken to Valley Hospital and donated to front line workers.

If you have received a golden ticket (Congratulations!), head to to log your prize and upload a picture for the slideshow. Prizes must be redeemed by Tuesday, December 15.  Physical prizes will be available for redemption TODAY, December 15 from 3-4 PM on the Ridge patio.  Instructions for experiential prizes will be sent via e-mail. Thank you again for taking part in our Willy Wonka Bazaar!

Stocking Stuffer Orders Are Ready to be picked up TODAY(12/15/20 ) from 3-4!

Please come to the Ridge patio from 3-4 today to pick up your beanie hats, tumblers, umbrellas and blankets!!  Contact Jennifer Losquadro with any questions.

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 Bridget Kong and Danielle Chudy for setting up a beautiful and safe boxed lunch provided by No Fuss Lunch for the Teachers and Staff on Friday!   The HSA Dues and fundraising efforts pay for these types of events.

Upcoming dates:


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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