HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 11.17.15The 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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AM Rotary Gives Dictionaries
Members of the Ridgewood AM Rotary Club, including Dr. Fishbein, visited Ridge third graders on October 21 to give each of them a dictionary. This is an annual project on behalf of the Rotary Club and we are always grateful for their kind gift!
K-2 Author Visit
Ridge students in Grades K-2 were treated to an afternoon visit by authors David Soman and Jacky Davis. In preparation for the visit, students drew themselves dressed up, just as Ladybug Girl enjoys dressing up in the book series. The husband and wife illustrator and author team read Ladybug Girl books and demonstrated drawing Ladybug Girl and Bingo. Thanks to Books, Bytes, and Beyond of Glen Rock and media specialist Michele Eng and secretary Brenda Bankos for arranging the visit.
Author Emily Jenkins Visits
Ridge students in grades 3-5 learned a lot when author Emily Jenkins, author of over 30 children's books, visited to talk about how she gathers ideas for writing. In addition, she featured her latest book Upside Down Magic, which was written by Jenkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle. In the story, Nory has wonky magic. Instead of transforming herself into a kitten, she turns herself into a dritten--a dragon and kitten, or a bitten--a beaver and kitten. Students created their own wonky animal combinations prior to her visit. Many thanks to Books, Bytes, and Beyond for arranging the visit with library media specialist Michele Eng and secretary Brenda Bankos.