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Jeunesse – December 2017

20 December 2017 | Filed in Newsletters

Volume 28                      Number 4                 December 2017

The Ridgewood faculty and staff wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Holidays will begin with the 3:00 bell on 19 December. Classes will resume on 3 January 2018.

Band Director Sharon Meyer and the Golden Eagle band presented the annual Ione Rasmussen Memorial Holiday Concert on Thursday, 15 December. The Concert opened with a performance by the Varsity Band, followed by members of both the Junior Varsity and Cadet Bands, all groups playing traditional Christmas and Hanukkah songs. Next was a program of several seasonal pieces presented by the Varsity Band members, concluding with the Mass Band performance of “The Chipmunk Song” and “Silent Night.” The concert, always popular with students, pleased them once again. At the end of the concert, Ms. Meyer announced the winners of the band coloring contest. Fifth grader, Haitham Aldahir was the winner in the 4-6 division. Congratulations and thanks to Ms. Meyer and all the band students!

Congratulations to sixth grader, Sofia DiVincenti, who was chosen for the elementary section of the District VI Honor Band for her playing of the alto saxophone.

Seventh and eighth graders should be preparing their projects for the upcoming Social Studies Fair to be held 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.

The entrance exam for new students entering Ridgewood in the 2018-2019 school session will be administered on Saturday, 20 January 2018. If you need an application, please call the main office at 835-2545.

The Ridgewood Band can always use additional musical instruments. If you have any usable instruments that you would like to donate, please call the office at 835-2545.

Now is the time to make plans for mid-term exams. Exams for grades 5-12 begin on 8 January (Monday) and end on 12 January (Friday) Regular classes will not be held on those days. Students will report directly to their exam rooms at the time of the morning bell. Students in grades five and six may take until 10:30 to complete their exams. Students in grades seven and eight may take until 11:40. Students are dismissed after their exams are completed for the day. Lunch will be available if students need to purchase it. Parents should make transportation arrangements if you want your child to leave school prior to his/her normal transportation time.

If your child is staying on campus, please instruct him/her what you would like him/her to do (study, work in the library, etc.) There are no organized activities. Students are not allowed to bring electronic games, MP3 players, or similar equipment. Exam schedules will be distributed on 18 December. Six-weeks’ tests in the third six-weeks are optional on the part of the teachers.

Parents, please instruct your children that if they are not in an assigned carpool, they should wait for their rides at gates other than the carpool gate. Too many students standing or playing in that area make exiting difficult for the younger children waiting for their rides there.

As you enjoy your holidays, remember our service men and women far from home at this dangerous time.

Happy Holidays!