Welcome to the 2019-20 school year and a special welcome to the many new families entering our outstanding Ridge community this year.
As parents, we have the unique opportunity to directly impact the programs that will enhance
our children’s learning experiences by contributing to Friends of Ridge (FOR). Unlike the HSA budget which covers things such as upgrades to facilities and technology, Friends of Ridge donations are used solely to sponsor enrichment programs that are notpaid for by the Board of Education. These additional programs make our children’s experience at Ridge Elementary School not just memorable but truly extraordinary.
I’d like to thank the families who have already contributed to the Friends of Ridge campaign which facilitated so many wonderful events. Our children are so fortunate to have the experiences that are a result of parents donating their time, energy and funds for the benefit of creating such an extraordinary school.
In the 2018-2019 school year your generous donations funded $19,000 of enrichment programs for the students, which we hope to exceed this year. Our success is dependent on family donations. 100% of the FOR fundraising campaign contributions will directly fund your child’s enrichment activities at Ridge. I’ve highlighted some of the students’ favorite events that are funded by FOR. I encourage you to ask your child about these events and let them share their excitement about each with you.
Thank you so much for your support and generosity.
Vice President, Home and School Association