Tuesday, October 18, 2022
HALLOWEEN AT RIDGE
Please see the attached updated letter from Mr. Piacenza
Please see the attached letter from Mrs. Mitchell
5TH GRADE PHOTO
On Wednesday, November 2nd, at 10am the fifth graders will have a grade level group photo taken. This will take place on the same day as photo retakes. You will be able to order the photo through the photographer once the photo is taken.
WISHING TREE - HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE
The wishing tree will be set-up in our lobby starting next week. If you take a snowflake to help a child this holiday season, please return the gift to Ridge unwrapped and with a tag attached. Thank you!
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.
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!
To our teachers and staff from all parents at Ridge - we appreciate everything you do every day and hope you enjoyed the Teacher Appreciation Lunch. Thank you to our Teacher Appreciation Chairs Bridget Kong and Julia Hoag and our 4th and 5th grade contributors who made the luncheon a success.
Thanks to our Book Fair Chairs Sara Maltin and Lissette Coffina and all our volunteers, the Fall Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success!
RIDGEWEAR – LAST DAY TO ORDER!
Today is the last day to purchase RidgeWear! Check out our best sellers – the Ridge Swirl Tye Dye Tee and the Ridge Vintage Maroon Tee! Both are great options to wear for school spirit days. Your purchase will help fund HSA events throughout the year. 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.
TEA COLLECTION CHILDREN’S CLOTHING FUNDRAISER – 25% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE NOW!
This week only, 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 spread the word to friends and family. See attached for details and share with friends and family.
FAMILY PORTRAIT FUNDRAISER – 10/29
We have just a few spots left in our HSA Family Portrait Day Fundraiser! Starting tomorrow, we will open this up to friends and family in the Ridgewood community, so sign up now! Professional photographer (and Ridgewood mom) Ash V. (@ashv_photography) is coming to Ridge on October 29th for family mini sessions. Mini sessions are open to teachers and staff too! Each 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 Jeannie Koehler
Please also consider helping out before or after your session.
WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK AT RIDGE – 10/17 – 10/21
Walk to School Week at Ridge is here! We hope you enjoyed the kick-off! 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.
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. Please see the attached for directions.Your HSA Dues support student activities throughout the year, and GroupSpot directory access is an added bonus. Questions? Please contact Lissette Coffina
Visit Chipotle (Route 17 South Paramus) on Tuesday October 25th from 5-9pm and 33% of your purchase will benefit the Ridgewood LSHSA (Learning Services HSA)!
Questions? Please email Jaimie Davis
BINGO NIGHT – 11/18
Bingo Night at Ridge is back! Please save the date for an evening of family fun.
Date: Friday, November 18th
Location: Ridge Elementary, Cafeteria
Stay tuned for Bingo card & pizza sales launching early November.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 timeReturn 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
Don’t forget to follow us on social media.
Please forward eNews entries to Bernadette Reilly by the end of the day Friday including any flyers or attachments.