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3 November 2016 | Filed in Newsletters

Our twenty seventh annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day will be held on Tuesday, November 22, from 1:15 – 3:00. This afternoon is set aside for students to share their school with special people in their lives. For those students who do not have a grandparent able to attend, please consider inviting another adult who is special to the child. Guests should meet us in the gym, where classes will perform a short program. Following the program, students will take their guests on a tour of the school and then join us for refreshments. More information will be sent home soon.

This is a reminder that any student arriving at school before 8:15a.m., is REQUIRED to sign in to Before School Care. We have had several recent occasions where students were discovered “hiding out” in the stairwells, and perhaps other places that we did not notice. According to these students, they were instructed by their parent not to go to Before Care. Besides telling the student to break the rules, the child is put in an unsafe environment. With the exception of the Before School Care teacher, there is no adult supervision of children before 8:15. Please do not put your children in this unsafe position and do not drop them off before 8:15 in the morning.

Cross Country
The primary school had six students complete the cross country season. These students had the opportunity to participate in as many as twelve races this season. Listed here are their season best 1 ½ mile times: Ken Sirinanuwut (13:45), Ryleigh Beck (13:36), Hazel endez(14:22), Colston Chatagnier (9:59), Haitham Aldahir (12:03), and Nicolas Witte (13:54).

Colston Chatagnier was a top ten finisher at the Middle School Challenge held at Pontiff Playground on September 21 and at the Haynes Meet held Oct. 5, earning medals in both races. He also finished 9th in the 5th/6th grade division of St. Martin’s meet earning both a medal and a shirt.

Duke Talent Search
Congratulations to fourth graders Hayden Denny and Henry Lewandowski who qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Students earn this honor by scoring in the ninety-fifth percentile or above on a subtest of their latest achievement test. Way to go Hayden and Henry!

Congratulations to the students in grades 2 – 4 who earned Honor Roll for the first six weeks grading period. There are two honor rolls in Primary School: “A” Honor Roll for students who earn all As in academic subjects and “A/B” Honor Roll for students who earn As and Bs in all academic subjects. First Grade students do not receive grades for the first six weeks, but will be eligible for Honor Roll beginning with the next report card.
“A” Honor Roll:
2nd Grade: Isabelle Cunningham, Brodie Evans, Mustafa Kheir, Sha-Dae Lewis, Isabel Rodriguez
3rd Grade: Derek DeLatte, Logan Gall, Jonathan Kendrick, Annabella Nicolosi, Sofia Pineda, Jaiden Tubre
4th Grade: Haitham Aldahir, Henry Lewandowski
“A/B” Honor Roll:
2nd Grade: Eli Hernandez, Camen Standeford
3rd Grade: Adam Ahmed, Ryleigh Beck, Carter Claus, Emma Lapene,
Ryker Mahoney, Donovan McElheney, Hazel Mendez, Majdeldeen Quraan, Michaela Savarino, Paige Dean
4th Grade: Colston Chatagnier, Dominic Figaro, Jayden Olds, Justin Wells

Ahoy! The Bookaneer Book Fair is coming soon to Ridgewood Preparatory School’s Library! From Friday, Nov. 18 through Tuesday, Nov. 22, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you and your child can shop for Scholastic Books. Grandparents and special friends are welcome to make purchases when they come to share Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day with their special kids. If you are unable to make it in person, please visit scholastic.com/fair, open from Sunday, Nov. 13 through Monday, Nov. 28. Remember, all purchases will benefit our school.

Coloring sheets may be purchased from band officers starting Monday, Nov. 21, in the band room, or at Grandparent’s Day for $1 each. Cash prizes will be awarded in 4 age categories. Award amounts will depend upon the number of entries, with the band receiving half of the proceeds. Coloring sheets are due by Monday, Dec. 12. Pictures will be on display, and winners will be announced at the Ione Rasmussen Memorial (Holiday) Concert on Thursday, Dec. 15, after 2:00 PM. If you would like your sheet back, you may take it off the wall after the concert on your own; otherwise, sheets will not be returned.

Information regarding Ridgewood’s Annual Giving Campaign will be mailed soon. Your support makes possible a wide variety of projects. Please consider sending a gift to help fund the many programs Ridgewood offers that benefit your child and all the Golden Eagles. Contributions are accepted throughout the year; however, they must be dated by December 31, 2015 for a 2016 tax credit.

School will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 23-25 for Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful holiday!