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Tuesday, December 20, 2022


Happy Holidays, Ridge School Community! Here’s to a New Year filled with love, laughter, health, and prosperity.  I am so grateful to all of you during this season, and all year long. 


My best, 

Mr. Piacenza


Please see the attached flyer for information regarding our Ridge Chess Club. All sessions will take place in the Ridge library. 

See attached flyer


Thank you to all who contributed to the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon last week, and to Bridget Kong and Julia Hoag for organizing and setting up the lunch!


On behalf of the Ridge HSA, we wish all Ridge families a joyous holiday season and a relaxing winter break. Thank you all for being a part of our HSA community.


A huge thank you to Kristen Daffron and the Ridge Environmental Initiative Committee for applying for and obtaining the Environmental Awareness Challenge Grant from the Bergen County Utilities Authority. The BCUA grant in the amount of $960 was recently awarded to Ridge and will be used for a new pollinator/butterfly garden to align with the 1st and 2nd grade science curriculums that cover parts of a flower and butterfly lifecycles. Thank you Kristen, we are grateful for your leadership!


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.


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! 


Look out for the 2023 LEAP sign ups in the ENews on 1/3.  LEAP (Lunchtime Enrichment Activity Program) is a volunteer led four week program that provides lunch/recess activities during Jan/Feb.  We will have lots of fun activities like board games, crafts, legos and more.  Sign ups are first come, first serve so be sure to mark your calendars.  Questions?  Contact Julia Bender.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


Don’t forget to follow us on social media. 

Instagram @ridgeschoolhsa

Facebook @ridgeelementaryschoolhsa


Please forward eNews entries to Bernadette Reilly by the end of the day Friday including

any flyers or attachments.

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