Tuesday, November 1, 2022

HOLIDAY SING ALONG - 12/9

Please see Mr. Piacenza’s letter regarding this year’s Holiday Sing Along.

See attached Mr. Piacenza’s letter



PHOTOS

Photo day make-ups and retakes will occur tomorrow 11/2 as well as the 5th grade group photo.



CANDY COLLECTION

Our school will be participating in a Halloween candy collection for charitable distribution. Large bins will be in the front hall now through November 11th.



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



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. All gifts will be donated to Children’s Aid and Family Services of NJ to benefit children in our area. Thank you!



GRATITUDE


A Staff Appreciation Breakfast was held in the newly designed Teachers’ Lounge last week! A huge thank you to Jean Whitehead for your leadership in making the Teachers’ Lounge a fresh, new space for Ridge staff. Thank you to Jessie Long, Caroline Teichmann, Cate Schappert, Jeannie Koehler, Sara Maltin, Bridget Maniaci, Bernadette Reilly, Lila Goldberg, and Emily Howell for your creativity and hard work in revamping the Lounge. And thank you to all our Ridge families for contributing to the Teacher Appreciation Project and making this happen!


BEFORE:


AFTER


A special thank you to Alexa Kelly and Sweta Naik for a fun filled Walk to School week at Ridge. Walk to School month has concluded but we encourage Ridge kids to walk to school when they can! 

 

Our Family Portrait Fundraiser was a huge success. Thank you, Ridge families, for participating, and thank you to Jeannie Koehler for chairing this amazing event with photographer AshV!



AIDE APPRECIATION LUNCH – 11/2

Thank you to our parents and staff who volunteered to bring in sides and dessert on Wednesday. Please drop off your contribution at the front office or teachers lounge by 10am. Thank you!



BINGO NIGHT – FRIDAY 11/18




Grab your fellow Ridge friends and join us for a night of fun and games. In addition to BINGO, you can support Ridge (and check the dinner box) by pre-ordering pizza for the night. To celebrate this event returning to in-person, we are also raffling off a special prize.

 

Doors open at 6pm — collect your BINGO cards, pre-ordered pizza, other on-site Bake Sale goodies, and settle in to play!

Purchase your BINGO cards, 16” Pizza pies, and Raffle tickets here!

https://www.ridgehsa.org/ridgeevents/bingo-night

 

We anticipate about an hour of BINGO, with the night concluding between 7:30 and 8pm. Please note, all children must have a chaperone, as this is not a school monitored event. We appreciate your support of the Ridge HSA and look forward to a night filled with school spirited, BINGO-tastic fun! If you would like to help with prizes or can volunteer to help the night of, please email Amy Hayes!



Charleston Wrap Fundraiser


The Charleston Wrap fundraiser 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. 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! 

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Flyer



RIDGE CARES

Ridge Cares is an HSA program designed to aid Ridge families in need. We have a staff of volunteers who will deliver meals to families or provide light errands. If you find yourself in need of assistance, whether due to illness, injury, or other life occurrence, or if you know of anyone who might need some help, please contact Maggie Wall. If you'd like to join our bank of Ridge Cares volunteers, please contact Lana Monte. We can always use more hands! There is no specific obligation involved; if a need is identified we will contact all volunteers to check availability. All inquiries will be handled with the utmost discretion. Please don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it; and please sign up to lend a hand if you are able to do so.



RIDGE UMBRELLAS AND BLANKETS – JUST A FEW LEFT!

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 today – we would like to have 100% participation. Once you pay the $30, you will be granted access to our online school directory through GroupSpot. Directory access is not immediate, so please plan ahead and pay your dues today. 

 

Please see the attached for directions. Please see the attached for directions. Questions? Please contact Lissette Coffina.




VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are seeking volunteer Chairs for the following - 

  • Scholastic Book Fair (June)

  • Memory Book

  • Ridge 4th of July Float

  • Ridgewood Library Representative

Please email Meaghan Nadeau if you are interested.



BOOK GIFTING

The Ridge School Library Book Gifting 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 

Please help us keep our Red Zone safe for our kids by volunteering this month

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. 




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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