Tuesday, January 10, 2023
RED ZONE UPDATE – PLEASE READ
We would like to remind parents to follow the rules of drop off and pick up as well as rules for parking on Ridge property. The parking lots at Ridge are for staff parking only. You may not park or idle in these spots or in between these spots in either parking lot during drop off or pick up. The only cars permitted in the upper teacher lot during drop off and pick up are those parents with 4th and 5th grade children ready for drop off or pick up in the line of cars (or younger if they are accompanied by a 4th or 5th grade sibling) or those who are permitted to use handicapped parking.
Please also remember that you are not permitted to walk up the front lawn and through the parking lot to drop off or pick up your children. Walking through a parking lot of moving cars with children poses a safety hazard and creates issues for our red zone. Use our sidewalks to walk up to the school building. Please also remember to be courteous and kind to our volunteers who are out every day keeping Ridge children safe. If you have any questions regarding the red zone, parking, or safety at Ridge, please contact Mr. Piacenza.
KELLY YANG VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT GRADES 4 AND 5 – ORDERS DUE TOMORROW
Ridge School is happy to announce that Kelly Yang will visit virtually with 4th and 5th grades on February 8th. Click on the link to find our order form for this visit. If you are interested in ordering a book for your child, please fill out the form and return it along with your payment to school by tomorrow, January 11th. We are so excited to have our virtual visit with Kelly Yang. Thank you, HSA, for sponsoring this event! Any questions please email Ms. Eng and Mrs. Burger.
Please see the attached flyer for information regarding a Lego Robotics program at Ridge offered by the Community School.
Please see the attached flyer for information regarding our Ridge Chess Club. All sessions will take place in the Ridge library.
RIDGE USED BOOK SALE - PLEASE DONATE USED BOOKS THIS WEEK!
As the Used Book Sale is quickly approaching on 1/20, please consider donating any used books in very good/excellent condition you may have by 1/15. Please leave them on the front covered patio marked “Used Book Sale.” Please note we are looking for books for the K-8 reading level. No board books please. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Ridge Enrichment Program. Thank you to those who have already donated. We will need more books in order to have the sale on 1/20. We appreciate your help! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you!
RIDGE GALA 3/3
Ridge Gala Tickets will go on sale next week! We are looking forward to a fun evening with parents. To make this fundraising event successful, we are looking for donations to our live and silent auctions. If you or a family member have sports or other tickets, time at a vacation home, a gift certificate, or any other item or fun experience you would like to donate, please contact Tanya Parikh, Bernadette Reilly or Lila Goldberg. All proceeds from our Gala will benefit the Performing Arts Fund at Ridge. Thank you!
VALENTINE’S DAY COOKIE SALE!
Place your order for Valentine’s Day cookie kits baked by Ridge mom Kristen Daffron! Your order will include 6 cookies, 2 colors of royal icing, and two types of decorations, all packaged up in a cute box.
Get your order in today – orders are limited, and they will sell fast! Questions? Please contact Jeannie Koehler.
DON’T MISS OUT – REGISTER FOR LEAP!
This is an optional, volunteer run, lunchtime program and classes will be filled first come, first served. Sign up now! Please refer to your child’s grade in the below link to see what fun activities are planned. Questions? Contact Julia Bender.
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5th Grade :
Please help us keep our Red Zone safe for our kids by volunteering this month. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0848ACAB2AA7F58-january1
Please follow the rules of the Red Zone. Please do not get out of your car in the red zone, either during drop off or pick up. Children may only enter or exit your cars when you are within the marked red zone, 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 email@example.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.
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