Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Photo Day is this Thursday September 29th. Our class schedule will remain the same. 2022 Photo Day Schedule
Photos can be ordered online at a later date.
Are you a 4th or 5th grader interested in being a student leader and helping build a positive school community? We need you to complete the following application and return it to Ridge school by Friday, September 30th. Please remember to take your time and share your best ideas.
WEEK OF RESPECT
New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act designates the first week of October as a Week of Respect in every school. This year we will celebrate Week of Respect with a visit from Brandon Lee White on October 6th. Mr. White is a youth motivational speaker who will present an anti-bullying and kindness message to our children during the school day. Mr. White's visit is made possible by your generous donations to Ridge Enrichment (Friends of Ridge)!
STORM KING ART CENTER FIELD TRIP
On Friday, October 28th, 2022, the 5th graders will travel to the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York. The 5th grade students will tour the open-air museum for the day, making observations about the art they see. We'll be gone for the school day but will arrive back at Ridge before dismissal. Cost for the trip is $30 and should be submitted by October 14th. Fifth grade parents please submit payment.
RIDGEWEAR – AVAILABLE FOR SALE NOW THROUGH 10/18!
Our RidgeWear HSA fundraiser is here! Please follow the link to purchase new Ridge clothing while directly supporting our school and activities for our children. Our RidgeWear Store is offered through Varsity Hues and will be active only through October 18th. Clothing will be shipped directly to your home.
Are you a Ridge teacher or staff member and you wish to order RidgeWear for yourself? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount code.
RIDGETOBERFEST TICKETS – ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS TO PURCHASE!
Our Ridge Parent Social will be held on Friday October 7th at 7:30pm at the Goldberg Residence. Don’t miss out on the Oktoberfest fun! Ridgetoberfest details. There’s only a few more days to purchase, so purchase your tickets today. *The rain date for Ridgetoberfest is 10/21 at 7:30pm.
HSA PUBLIC MEETING
Our first HSA Public Meeting will be held Tuesday September 27th at 1:30pm on the front patio. Please join us!
NEW PARENT COFFEE
A new parent coffee will be held on September 28th at 9:00 am. Please email email@example.com if you are a new parent and would like to attend. All new parents are welcome!
Frosty Friday will be held again this Friday September 30th on the patio in front of Ridge for all grades. Please remember to send your child in with $1. Every dollar benefits Ridge School and our children.
WALK TO SCHOOL
October is Walk to School Month at Ridge. Stay tuned for exciting details!
SCHOOL DIRECTORY – HSA DUES
Our online Directory is coming soon! If you haven’t downloaded GroupSpot already, it is time to do so! Please see the attached for directions. Once dues are paid and information is released by the District, you will receive access to the Ridge Directory. Your HSA Dues support student activities throughout the year, and GroupSpot access is an added bonus.
RIDGE DEI COMMITTEE
Ridge is a community that celebrates and honors every unique individual member and the multifaceted experiences that they bring to the school. Our diversity is a source of strength, excellence, joy, and creativity. The Ridge DEI Committee is part of this diverse community, dedicated to supporting resources and opportunities for communication, storytelling, engagement, and education related to equity for all. Most recently, the DEI Committee presented a community wide activity at our Back to School Picnic, called the “I AM” project. The DEI Committee has also created a StoryWalk behind Ridge at the Castle Playground. Please click here for more information!
RIDGE ART ROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The art room depends on volunteers to keep it organized and running smoothly. Are you interested in volunteering for Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade art classes or helping with the art displays? Please use the sign-up genius. Select your teacher then select the date(s) that work for you!
CHARLESTON WRAP FUNDRAISER
We are kicking off our Charleston Wrap fundraiser next week and we need YOUR help! Catalogs/packets will be sent home with your children. The sale will run from October 3rd through November 30th. To reach our goal and make this fundraiser a success, we need everyone's support. The more people who shop, the more money we can raise for Ridge! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK AT RIDGE
October 17 – 24 is Walk to School Week at Ridge! Our Walk to School Committee will be reaching out to students and families to encourage children to walk safely to Ridge. Stay tuned for more information!
Please remember that the Red Zone is for students who can unbuckle their own seatbelts and open the car door by themselves in a timely manner. We ask that students be ready to exit when the car is stopped. Please have your student only exit from the passenger side in the marked Red Zone at drop off, and only enter your car in the Red Zone at pick up. Parents are not permitted to park in the Red Zone line and get out of vehicles, and children are not permitted to walk down the driveway and enter cars that are waiting for the Red Zone. The teacher parking lot is only for 4th and 5th grade students, not for parking and walking your children. Please wait for crossing guards to cross you. Be patient, no speeding or honking. To keep the Red Zone running we need to have help in the mornings and afternoons to ensure that rules are followed and to assist when needed. Please help us keep our kids safe by following these rules and by volunteering. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0848ACAB2AA7F58-october1
The Outdoor Library is ready and waiting for kids to discover new stories! Please remember to:
- borrow one book at a time
- return books within two weeks (location on front patio)
- check your home and backpacks for books with the “Jean Schoenlank’s Outdoor Library” sticker, as we’re currently missing a few favorites
Any questions, suggestions, or to donate, please email RidgeOutdoorLibrary@gmail.com
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