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Jeunesse – October 2016

8 December 2016 | Filed in Newsletters

Volume 27 Number 2 October 2016

Congratulations to eighth grader, Adam Aldahir, for his sixth place finish in the boys’ Middle School division of the Haynes Cross Country Meet. Congratulations also to fifth grader, Emma Shapiro, for her sixth place finish in the girls’ Middle School division. Additionally, fourth grader, Colston Chatagnier, finished in eighth place for boys. All three were awarded medals for finishing in the top ten. Emma Shapiro deserves extra congratulations! Emma was awarded a medal for finishing among the Top Ten in the girls’ elementary division at the Newman Cross Country Meet on 29 September.

On 13 October, several Middle School members of the cross country team competed in the St. Martin’s Cross Country Meet. Congratulations to the following: sixth grader, Keegan Cox, who received a shirt for finishing twelfth in the 5th-6th grade division; eighth grader, Aidan Williams, who received a medal and a shirt for finishing fourth in the 7th-8th grade division; eighth grader, Adam Aldahir, who received a shirt for finishing fifteenth in the 7th-8th grade division; and eighth grader, Naser Raslan, who received a shirt for finishing twentieth in the 7th-8th grade division. (Primary School fourth grader, Colston Chatagnier, received a medal and a shirt for finishing ninth in the 5th-6th grade division!)

A message from librarian, Rachel Mantooth:

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

Daylight saving time ends on 6 November 2016! Turn back your clocks one hour!

Your child may enjoy having a yearbook for the 2016-2017 session. Yearbooks may be ordered from
Brock Seng, journalism instructor. The price is $ 75.00 each. Ridgewood’s all-color yearbook has
earned several state awards.

Ridgewood recently mailed a letter to you announcing the Annual Giving Campaign. Please consider sending a gift to help fund the many programs Ridgewood offers that benefit your child and all the Golden Eagles. Although contributions are accepted throughout the year, they must be dated by December 31, 2016 for a 2016 tax credit. Please call the school office at 835-2545 if you need more information.

Middle School six-weeks’ tests for the second six-weeks will be administered from 7 November through 11
November for grades 5-8. (High School tests begin on 4 November.) Schedules for these tests will be distributed
on 2 November.

Ridgewood Middle School suggests the following homework time periods: fifth and sixth graders, one hour each evening Sunday through Thursday; seventh and eighth graders, one and one-half hours Sunday through Thursday. It is recommended that students study for at least that length of time, even if the student claims that the homework is completed before the time has passed. Students can always copy an assignment over or rewrite notes in a notebook. It is best to develop the habit of setting aside this work time. It will pay dividends in later years as the student’s work load increases. (This time is based on the assumption that the child is working for that time. It does not allow time for snacks, phones, and the like.)