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ridge elementary school
2023-2024

What is Friends of Ridge?
The Friends of Ridge (FOR) Enrichment Campaign is an HSA initiative that funds author visits, music events, animal visits, and other programs that are not covered by the District.  These enrichment programs are chosen by the teachers to complement the class curriculum.  While other HSA fundraisers may cover facilities, technology, or other operating needs, the FOR Campaign is exclusively reserved for enrichment programs.  Every dollar given goes directly into experiences for the students.  

Amy Hayes
Vice President, Home and School Association

Example Programs

  • Elise Broach, Author visit & funding of "One School, One Book," Masterpiece  

  • Presentation by John Parra, Author & Illustrator

  • Weeklong, school wide, Circus Week Program  

  • HealthBarn Experience (Kindergarten)

  • Yearning to Learn (1st Grade) 

  • Rock Out for Reading (2nd Grade)

  • Joe Lennox Space Historian & Frank Mortimer the Beekeeper (3rd Grade)

  • Subsidize Liberty Science Center Trip (4th Grade) 

  • Subsidize Woodmont Day Camp (5th Grade)  

give a little. give a lot.

Every year, the HSA spends between $40 - $60 per student on programs like the ones listed above.  Over the course of April & May we are looking to replenish the FOR funds so the school & HSA can plan events for the '24-'25 school year.  

If you prefer to write a check, please make out to: Ridge HSA, Inc and mail to:

Ridge Elementary School
Attn: HSA
325 W Ridgewood Ave 
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

100% of your tax-deductible donations go directly to your child’s enrichment activities for the following year.

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