Tuesday, December 13, 2022
BUEHLER CHALLENGER & SCIENCE CENTER FIELD TRIP
On Monday, January 9th, and Tuesday, January 10th, the 5th graders will travel to the Buehler Challenger & Science Center in Paramus, NJ. The students will participate in a space simulation called "Return to the Moon" where they will understand the roles of mission control and astronauts and how they work together to complete a space mission. The classes will split to complete three missions over two days. The cost for the trip is $55 and should be submitted on the HSA website by December 16, 2002.
TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY – FRIDAY 12/16
The holiday teacher appreciation luncheon will be held this Friday, December 16th. The HSA will provide sandwiches and wraps and we are asking second and third grade parents to provide salads, sides or desserts. Please click here to volunteer your delicious contributions and celebrate Ridge's amazing teachers and staff. The SignUp Genius includes details including portion quantities and drop off instructions. This is a great way to show your appreciation for the Ridge community while sharing your signature dishes! Kindergarten and 1st grade parents will be asked to support the spring luncheon.
SPIRIT DAY – FRIDAY 12/16
Ridge will celebrate Spirit Day this Friday! Wear your RidgeWear or favorite Ridgewood gear to school and celebrate Ridge spirit while we also thank our teachers and show our appreciation for all they do!
NO COOK NIGHT – BEST OF EVERYTHING - THURSDAY 12/15
Take the night off cooking this Thursday and order from one of Ridgewood’s favorites, Best of Everything. Please see the attached for menu options and place your order by this Wednesday. $10 will be donated back to Ridge for every dinner ordered!
SAVE THE DATE – RIDGE GALA 3/3
Save the date! Ridge’s Gala is March 3rd at The Tides in North Haledon. More info and ticket sales to follow in January! We are looking forward to a fun evening with parents.
Please click here for updates from our Ridge DEI Committee.
USED BOOK SALE - JANUARY 20TH - CALL FOR BOOKS!
We are looking for used books for elementary school readers that are in very good/excellent condition for our Used Book Sale coming up January 20th after school in the gym! All proceeds will go to the Friends of Ridge Enrichment Program. Please note that we are only looking for books for the K-5 reading level. No board books please.
Books may be dropped off on the front covered patio and marked for "Used Book Sale." Please reach out to Tanya Ramos with any questions. Thank you!
WIZARDS – 1/24 AND 1/25
Federated HSA is pleased to announce that the Wizards games will be held at RHS on Wednesday, January 25th and Thursday, January 26th at 6:30 PM. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday January 3rd at 7pm (details on how to buy your tickets online will be distributed on January 2nd). Games have historically sold out within minutes so please make sure to log in and secure your tickets right away. Ticket prices will be $25 each and each sale will have a 6 ticket maximum. Thank you so much for your interest in the Wizards games and we hope to see you there!
Purchase books for you or your child(ren) at the Curious Reader in Glen Rock any day of the year and 10% of your purchase will be donated by the Curious Reader to the Ridge library! Help support a beloved local bookstore while helping our school. Please mention Ridge School at check out.
Please help us keep our Red Zone safe for our kids by volunteering this month. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0848ACAB2AA7F58-december1
Please follow the rules of the Red Zone. There is no parking allowed in either parking lot except for handicapped spots when permitted. You may not park in marked teacher parking spots, or pull between parking spots, or park and exit your car in the drop off and pick up line in the teachers parking lot. Please do not get out of your car in the red zone, either during drop off or pick up. To keep our kids safe and our Red Zone running, parents and drivers must follow the basic rules of the Red Zone.
RIDGE ART ROOM
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 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 MEMORY BOOK
Each year the HSA provides a Memory Book for every child at Ridge, We depend on parents for photo collection. If you would like your child to be included in our Ridge Memory Book, please send photos of your child(ren) at Ridge School events throughout the year (first day of school, Back to School Picnic, Glee Club, Halloween, Bingo Night etc.) to ridgememorybook2023@gmail,com.
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.
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