Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Friday Lunch Schedule
Beginning this Friday, October 14th, and continuing each Friday going forward, Ridge students will eat lunch and play following a new schedule.
Grades K, 1, and 4 will eat lunch from 12:00 - 12:30, and then will be at recess until 1pm on Fridays.
Grades 2, 3, and 5 will be at recess from 12:00 - 12:30 and then in the cafeteria until 1pm on Fridays.
Author Visit – 11/14
We are looking forward to a visit from award winning children’s author Jason Patterson this Friday 11/14!
Photo Day Make-Ups and Retakes
If your child had their photo taken on Photo Day, a link to their photos will be emailed to you soon. Photo day make-ups and retakes will be on November 2. If you want to request a retake, please email Mrs. Moomjy by October 27 so we can have your child’s name on list.
Storm King Art Center Field Trip
5th Grade Parents – Please remember to send in payment for the 5th grade trip to the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York. 5th grade students will tour the open-air museum on 10/28, making observations about the art they see. Payments should be submitted by this Friday.
HALLOWEEN IS COMING!
Please read Mr. Piacenza’s letter about this fun day: Mr. Piacenza’s letter
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!
The HSA would like to thank our amazing Social Committee and the Goldberg Family for hosting our Ridge Oktoberfest party! It was a huge success and a very fun evening!
Your Friends of Ridge (Enrichment) contributions paid for the visit from youth motivational speaker Brandon Lee White last week. His presentation focused on being brave and being kind. He also encouraged the kids to focus on positivity and much more, while also dancing to music from the 50s to the present! Don’t forget to ask your children what they thought of Mr. White’s presentation. We are excited for many enrichment activities this year, all made possible by parents!
RidgeWear – Last Week to Order - Available Only Through 10/18!
Only one week left to purchase RidgeWear! A portion of every item you buy will go to supporting our school and our children! Clothing will be shipped directly to your home. www.varsityhues.com/ridge22
Are you a Ridge teacher or staff member and you wish to order RidgeWear for yourself? Please email Bernadette Reilly for a discount code.
Our Ridge Fall Scholastic Book Fair is underway and will continue through Thursday on the front patio. Please see the schedule below to find when your child's class will be browsing the fair.
We need your help in making the Book Fair a success! Please sign up here to help.
Ridge School Directory Available Now – HSA Dues
Our online directory is live on GroupSpot! Once you pay your $30 dues, you will receive access to the Directory. Please see the attached for directions. [same pdf] Your HSA Dues support student activities throughout the year, and GroupSpot directory access is an added bonus. Please pay your HSA Dues here: [insert link]
Family Portrait Fundraiser – 10/29
We are so excited to announce the HSA Family Portrait Fundraiser! Professional photographer (and Ridgewood mom) Ash V. (@ashv_photography) is coming to Ridge on October 29th for family mini sessions. We have limited availability so sign up today to reserve your spot. Payment must be made within 24 hours of signing up. You must be part of our Ridge family to participate at this time. Each mini session will last 20 minutes, and you can choose from 2 packages.
Package 1: $100
- You will receive the 5 best hi-resolution images from the shoot.
-Pictures will be emailed within 10 days.
Package 2: $250
-You 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 here.
Please note that no shows are non-refundable. Questions? Email Jeanniekoehler@gmail.com
Please also consider helping out before or after your session.
Teacher Appreciation Lunch – Attention 4th and 5th Grade Parents
The first teacher appreciation luncheon of the year will be held this Friday, Oct. 14th. The HSA will provide sandwiches/wraps and we ask 4th and 5th grade parents to provide salads/sides and desserts. Please sign up below to volunteer to help celebrate our staff and teachers and show our appreciation for all they do for Ridge! 2nd and 3rd grade parents will be asked to contribute to the holiday luncheon and Kindergarten and 1st for the Spring. The staff enjoys the variety of dishes and not having to pack a lunch!
Walk to School Week at Ridge – 10/17 – 10/21
Next week is Walk to School Week at Ridge! The HSA and our Walk to School Committee encourage Ridge families to walk to school next week if possible. Would you like to know more about the Ridge crossing guards who keep us safe every day? Check out the attached for interesting crossing guard facts as well as a few ideas to make walking to and from school fun. Share the attached with your kids too. Keep an eye out for materials in your child’s backpack later this week. And, look out for Ridgie who will make an appearance or two during the week!
TEA Collection Children’s Clothing - Fundraiser
Next week only, 10/17-23, enjoy 25% off your purchase at teacollection.com. In addition to the discount, Tea Collection with give Ridge back 20% of your purchase amount! See attached for details and share with friends and family.
Charleston Wrap Fundraiser
The Charleston Wrap fundraiser is LIVE! The sale will run from Oct. 3rd 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. We appreciate all of your support and encourage you to spread the word to your family & friends! The more people who shop, the more money we can raise for Ridge!
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.
Tic Toc Art Docents Needed
Do you want to go into your child's classroom and see them in action? Volunteer as a TIC TOC Art Docent! TIC TOC (To Introduce Culture To Our Children) is a local volunteer organization that makes fine and performing arts experiences available to our students. The program has paintings and special collections of sculptures and artifacts that are on display at the school throughout the year. We are looking for parents to serve as art docents to bring the artwork into the classroom to share with the students. Docents can have a class discussion about the artwork, do a related craft or activity, or a combination of both. The possibilities are endless! The docents coordinate with the classroom teacher to find times that they can go into the classroom. No experience is needed as we provide resources along the way and offer parents to shadow some of the more experienced docents. If you are interested, please email Jessie Long.
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 time
Return 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
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.
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!
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.
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Please forward eNews entries to Bernadette Reilly by the end of the day Friday including any flyers or attachments.