HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 10.21.14The 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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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!
October: Read aloud of the month
This month we are reading The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper. Since the first week of October is the Week of Respect, observed by all schools in New Jersey, this book seemed to be the perfect choice. The Golden Rule also happens to be the Code of Conduct for all elementary schools in Ridgewood and something we talk about often in Open Circle.
On September 30, Ridge School made the local news thanks to a bear who decided to climb a tree right across the street! It was an eventful day for the Ridgewood police and fire department until they were able to successfully tranquilize and relocate the bear. Carol Tyler from Tyco Animal Control was kind enough to stop by Ridge School on October 1 and talk to the students about the process of capturing the bear, and she gave advice on how to handle wildlife in the suburbs.