HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 12.16.14The district's electronic newsletter, rps.eNews, contains highlights of the Board of Education meetings, news around the district, and upcoming events of interest to the RPS community.
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American Education Week
November 17-21 were busy days at Ridge School as we celebrated American Education Week. Special events included our annual Book Fair, Parent Visiting Day, an HSA meeting, and the traditional Colonial Craft Day in first grade. We were proud to share the excellent teaching and learning that our teachers and students do on a daily basis.
Author Kelly Light visits K-2 students
New author Kelly Light came to Ridge on Nov. 12 to share her first book, Louise Loves Art with our primary students. Her presentation was dynamic and fun for the students as she shared her love of writing and art with them. Many thanks to Books, Bytes, and Beyond for arranging this special visit and to Ms. Eng and Mrs. Bankos for coordinating it.
Rotary gives dictionaries to 3rd graders
Members of the Ridgewood Rotary Club, including Dr. Fishbein, once again gave each of our third graders his/her own dictionary. This is a wonderful annual project that has become a tradition for our third graders.
Ridge School's annual Bingo Night was a big success on October 17! Many thanks to our HSA organizers and the Student Council members who helped call the numbers, check Bingo boards, and distribute prizes. A fun time was had by all!
Charlotte Samuels visits Ridge!
Ridge School was thrilled to welcome Charlotte Samuels as the guest of honor at our Oct. 10 ROC assembly. Charlotte is an alumna of Ridge and at the age of 16 recently became the youngest person to complete the Triple Crown of open water swimming. We found out that her inspiration for open water swimming began in 2nd grade when Mrs. Best, retired librarian, read her class the story of Gertrude Ederle. Ms. Eng, our current librarian, then read the same story to all classes in preparation for Charlotte's visit. Charlotte shared photos and stories of all three legs of her swims and the students were fascinated. Many even sought her autograph after school! Congratulations, Charlotte- we're so proud of you!