Tuesday, October 25, 2022

SSA THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

Ridge will be collecting food items between 11/7 and 11/18 for distribution by the Social Service Association to friends and neighbors in need of assistance. Please see the attached flyer for specific information on the types of food we are collecting and kindly drop your items in the marked boxes by the front door beginning 11/7.

See attached flyer



HALLOWEEN AT RIDGE

Please remember to read the attached letter from Mr. Piacenza regarding Halloween at Ridge. Updated letter from Mr. Piacenza.Please also note that you can donate your used Halloween costumes in thebox by the font door of Ridge.



5TH GRADE PHOTO - REMINDER

On Wednesday, 11/2, at 10am the fifth graders will have a grade level group photo taken. This will take place on the same day as photo retakes. You will be able to order the photo through the photographer once the photo is taken.



PHOTO DAY MAKE-UPS AND RETAKES - REMINDER

A link to school photos has been emailed to you directly by Rod Bolten. Photo day make-ups and retakes will be on 11/2. If you would like to request a retake, please email Mrs. Moomjy by October 27 so we can have your child’s name on the list.



WISHING TREE - HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE 

The wishing tree is now set up in our lobby. If you take a snowflake to help a child this holiday season, please return the gift to Ridge unwrapped and with a tag attached. Thank you!



CANDY COLLECTION

Our school will be participating in a Halloween candy collection for charitable distribution. Large bins will be in the front hall from October 31 through November 11. Thanks for your support!



GUIDANCE

Please remember to read the attached letter from Mrs. Mitchell. letter from Mrs. Mitchell.

GRATITUDE

Our RidgeWear Fundraiser was a big success thanks to our RidgeWear Chairs, Henriette Tasko and Kim Brodeur Jaten. Please stay tuned for future RidgeWear fundraisers this school year!

 

The HSA would also like to thank our Walk to School Week Chairs Sweta Naik and Alexa Hanley for a fun week of walking to school. Our kids learned fun facts about walking and celebrated the end of the week with ice pops at school!



LSHSA SOCIAL THUS 10/27

Join LSHSA for a night out at MacMurphys this Thursday 10/27 at 7:30 pm. Learning Services Home School Association (LSHSA) is dedicated to supporting the students and families in Ridgewood who receive special education services through IEPs and 504 plans. Please see the attached flyer. Questions? Please email Jaimie Davis

See attached flyer



LSHSA FUNDRAISER - CHIPOTLE RTE 17 SOUTH TODAY

Visit Chipotle (Route 17 South Paramus) TODAY from 5-9pm and 33% of your purchase will benefit the Ridgewood LSHSA (Learning Services HSA)! Questions? Please email Jaimie Davis

See attached flyer



AIDE APPRECIATION LUNCH – 11/2

As part of a District wide “We Are Grateful For You” event, the HSA will provide lunch to our Ridge Aides on Wednesday 11/2. Please let us know if you would like to contribute a dessert by emailing Bernatette Reilly or Laurie Main.



FAMILY PORTRAIT FUNDRAISER – 10/29 AND 10/30

Our HSA Family Portrait Day Fundraiser is almost here! Due to demand, we opened the fundraiser to two days and there are just a few spots left!

 

Sign up today to have a mini session with professional photographer (and Ridgewood mom) Ash V. (@ashv_photography) on 10/29 or 10/30. Mini sessions are open to teachers and staff too! Each session will last 20 minutes, and you can choose from 2 packages. Deadline for signups is Thursday!


Package 1:

$100You will receive the 5 best hi-resolution images from the shoot. Pictures will be emailed within 10 days.


Package 2:

$250You will receive all of the images from your shoot in hi-resolution. Pictures will be emailed within 10 days.This is a great opportunity to get your pictures taken for holiday cards, gifts, or posterity! 


Sign up here


Submit payment within 24 hours of signing up here


*Please note that no shows are non-refundable. 

 

Questions? Email jeanniekoehler@gmail.com 

 

Please also consider helping out before or after your session. 



RIDGE UMBRELLAS AND BLANKETS – ON SALE NOW!

Stay warm and dry this fall with our Ridge umbrellas and blankets. Our large golf umbrellas are a Ridge parent favorite. Click here to purchase, there is limited availability so they will sell fast!




RIDGE SCHOOL DIRECTORY– HSA DUES

Pleased remember to pay your HSA dues if you haven’t done so yet. Once you pay your $30 dues, you will receive access to the GroupSpot Ridge Directory. Please see the attached for directions. Please see the attached for directions.Your HSA Dues support student activities throughout the year, and GroupSpot directory access is an added bonus. Questions? Please contact Lissete Coffina.




BINGO NIGHT – 11/18

Bingo Night at Ridge is back! Please save the date for an evening of family fun. 

  • Date: Friday, November 18th 

  • Time: 6-8pm

  • Location: Ridge Elementary, Cafeteria

Stay tuned for Bingo card & pizza sales launching early November.



CHARLESTON WRAP FUNDRAISER

The Charleston Wrap fundraiser is LIVE! The sale will run through Nov 30th. Last year, there were some items that sold out, so this year place your orders EARLY! Personalized/boutique items may take up to two weeks to ship. If your order includes personalized items along with standard items, the order will be held until the personalized items are received and the order can ship complete. To reach our goal and make this fundraiser a success, we need everyone's support. Luckily, it's super easy! Below you'll find a flyer with detailed instructions about how to register online and support our goal. You may also access Charleston Wrap to register and shop through Charleston Wrap - HUB (registercw.com) use Organization ID: 20119

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Flyer



BOOK GIFTING

The Ridge School Library Book Gifting Program is here!  This program is a great way to recognize your child’s birthday while providing a last gift to our library collection.  Please follow the link to participate.  Questions?  Contact Julia Bender.



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!  

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for 3rd-5th grade, please contact us directly. Christin Williams and Leony Naciri.





RED ZONE – NEW PARENTS PLEASE READ! 

Parents/guardians/babysitters are still picking up children outside of the permitted areas. You are not allowed to wait in the teacher parking lot for your children outside of the actual pick up line. You are not allowed to park in teacher parking spots and walk to get your children. You are not allowed to park in the red zone and get out of your car. If you are sending someone to pick up your children, please share this important information with them. 

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. 



OUTDOOR LIBRARY

The Outdoor Library is dressed up for Halloween and the collection rotated to highlight mystery, fantasy, and season selections. Thank you book donors!

 

Please remember to: Borrow one book at a timeReturn books within two weeks (location on front patio)Check home and backpacks for books with the “Jean Schoenlank’s Outdoor Library” sticker

 

Any questions, suggestions or to donate, please email RidgeOutdoorLibrary@gmail.com



SOCIAL MEDIA 

Don’t forget to follow us on social media. 

Instagram @ridgeschoolhsa

Facebook @ridgeelementaryschoolhsa 



ENEWS ENTRIES 

Please forward eNews entries to Bernadette Reilly by the end of the day Friday including any flyers or attachments.



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