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Jeunesse – March 2017

24 April 2017 | Filed in Newsletters

Volume 27 Number 7 March 2017

The sixth grade art class visited the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) 29 March. Art teacher, Rita Bezou, accompanied the class, along with librarian, Rachel Mantooth. While there, the students viewed various styles of art and heard docents’ explanations of the art.

Six-weeks Tests for the fifth six-weeks begin on Thursday, 6 April for grades five through eight. (Tests for grades 9-12 begin on 5 April.) Test schedules will be distributed to grades five through eight on 4 April.

The Varsity Track Team has begun its competitions. Several middle schoolers are members of the varsity team: eighth graders, Adam Aldahir, Adam Raslan, Naser Raslan, and Lily Shapiro, and seventh grader, Zach Shapiro.

Easter holidays will begin with the afternoon dismissal on Wednesday, 12 April. School will be closed from 13 April through 17 April. Classes will resume with the 8:25 bell on 18 April.

The fifth and sixth grade Social Studies Fair will be held on 19 April. Information was distributed to students in February. Students will bring their projects to the gym between 8:00 and 8:25 AM. Projects will remain during the school day while the judges make their decisions. Winners will be announced on the following school day. First, second, and third place ribbons will be awarded to both fifth and sixth graders. Students must remove projects by 3:15 on 24 April. The gym will not be open for the placement of projects until 8:00 AM.

Ridgewood will host its fourth annual Family Fish Fry on Thursday, 20 April. The evening will be a social event featuring fish fry, raffles, and fun for families, students, and staff. If you own a business, or know someone who owns a business, and are interested in donating an item to use in a raffle, it will be greatly appreciated. Donations can be brought to the school office, or a pick-up can be arranged. Remember that Ridgewood is a non-profit 501 C-3 corporation, and all donations are tax deductible (ID#72-0720383). If you have questions about this event, Please e-mail Dina Di Vincenti at ddivincenti@ridgewoodprep.com or call 835-2545.

The Middle School Library Club is collecting items to fill the “Baking Basket” to be raffled at the Fish Fry. Anyone who wants to donate items used for baking should contact librarian, Rachel Mantooth, at 835-2545.

The Spelling Incentive Program test (SIP) is scheduled to be administered on 21 April to grades 5-12. Ask your child about preparation for this test.

The entrance exam for the 2017-2018 school session will be administered on Saturday, 22 April. Information may be obtained by calling the main office at 835-2545. Call early. Some grades are nearly full.

On 27 April, piano students will perform their annual Piano recital, to be held in the gym. Parents, relatives, and friends are invited to attend. The Piano recital is a feature of the Primary Concert which begins at 7:00 PM.

There have been questions concerning final exams. Final exams for grades 5-11 will be administered from 18 May through 24 May. Similar to the mid-term exams, students are dismissed from school after completing their exams. This is the time to decide on transportation arrangements for your child. Lunch will be available on a cash-only basis during final exams.

Ridgewood requests that, for their own safety, all students wait inside the school gates for their afternoon rides.