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Jeunesse – November 2017

30 November 2017 | Filed in Newsletters

Volume 28                  Number 3                  November 2017

The annual Awards Day ceremony was held on 1 November. In this event, awards were presented to the students who had the highest average in the last school session (2016-2017). Fifth grader, Henry Lewandowski; sixth grader, Sofia DiVincenti; seventh grader, Jenna DeLatte; and eighth grader, Thomas Bowden were the Middle School recipients of these awards for their work in the last school year. Another winner was ninth grader, Angela Baldosse, who was an eighth grade student in the 2016-2017 session.

As the Cross Country track season drew to a close, the members of the fifth and sixth grade Cross Country Team completed their portion of the season with a pizza party.

Seventh grader, Keegan Cox and eighth graders, Willem Lang and Zachary Shapiro participated in the Varsity District Meet on 2 November in Audubon Park.  Keegan and Zachary later traveled to Natchitoches, Louisiana on an overnight trip and ran in the state meet held at Northwestern University on Monday, 13 November.

Congratulations to librarian, Melissa Clouse, for a successful book fair! The fair’s theme was “The Wild West Book Fair”.  All Middle School reading classes visited the book fair with their teachers as advisors. Additionally, students were able to browse the fair at their breaks and lunch. Thanks to the students for their assistance and to all the parents who volunteered.

Seventh and eighth graders should be preparing their projects for the upcoming Social Studies Fair on 1 March. Students have been issued instructions for projects in their history classes. Fifth and sixth graders will have their own fair later in the spring. Topics for fifth and sixth grade projects should come from their history classes, as well. The students may choose any topic that has been or will be studied in the respective history class after it is approved by the teacher. Information will be distributed to fifth and sixth graders in the new year.

Annual Giving Campaign 2017-18 THANK YOU to parents/guardians and alumni who have already made their contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign. A letter was mailed recently to your home address. Your generous support bridges the gap between tuition payments and the school’s costs. Please consider sending a gift to help your school – or make a pledge to give over time. Our goal is 100% participation – that is, we ask every Ridgewood family to send a gift. Donations are accepted throughout the school year, but must be dated by December 31, 2017 for a 2017 tax deduction. If you want more information, please call the school office at 835-2545.

Remember that Ridgewood will be closed 20 December -2 January. Holidays will begin with the 3:00 PM bell on Tuesday, 19 December and resume with the 8:25 AM bell on Wednesday, 3 January.

Mid-term exams will be administered beginning on January 8 and continuing through January 12. No classes will be held on exam days. Students will report to school for the 8:25 bell and are free to leave school any time after 9:35 AM.. Fifth and sixth grade students have until 10:30 AM to complete their exams. Students in grades seven through twelve may remain until 11:40. There are no after-exam activities provided. Additional information will be distributed in December and early January.

As the holidays approach, please remember our troops. Several Ridgewood alumni are active members of the armed forces and are far from home.