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Jeunesse – March 2018

28 March 2018 | Filed in Newsletters

Volume 28             Number 7              March 2018

Congratulations to the following students for their placements in the Social Studies Fair. In seventh grade- third place, Zakaria Heyer for “The Trail of Tears;” second place, Jenna DeLatte for “The Industrial Revolution;” and first place, Vijeya Simma for “The Great Depression.” In eighth grade- third place, Angel Christopher for “Congo Square;” second place, Zachary Shapiro for “The Higgins Boats;” and first place, Shimmie Lang for “The Battle of New Orleans.” All of the projects showed good work by all.

The sixth grade art class visited the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) on 8 March. Art teacher, Rita Bezou, accompanied the class. The students viewed various styles of art and heard docents’ explanations of the art.

Congratulations to seventh grader, Keegan Cox, for his second place finish in the 3200 meter run at the East Jefferson Track Meet held on 28 February, for his third place finish in the 1600 meter run in the Bonnabel Track Meet on 7 March, and for his third place finish in the 3200 meter run at the Grace King track meet on 15 March.

Easter holidays will begin with the afternoon dismissal on Wednesday, 28 March. School will be closed Thursday, 29 March through Monday, 2 April. Classes will resume with the 8:25 bell on Tuesday, 3 April.

The fifth and sixth grade Social Studies Fair will be held on 24 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. Please note that the date of the fair was changed due to a scheduling conflict.

Ridgewood will host its annual Family Fish Fry on Thursday, 19 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 DiVincenti at rps@ridgewoodprep.com or call 835-2545.

The Middle School Library Club is collecting items to fill a basket to be raffled at the Fish Fry. The basket is titled “Book vs. Movie – Which was better?” The club is collecting books that were made into movies, the DVD versions of the book, popcorn, and movie box candy. Anyone who wants to donate items should contact librarian, Melissa Clouse, at 835-2545.

The Spelling Incentive Program test (SIP) is scheduled to be administered on 20 April to grades 5-12. Ask your child about preparation for this test.

The second entrance exam for the 2018-2019 school session will be administered on Saturday, 14 April. Information may be obtained by calling the main office at 835-2545. Call early. Some grades are nearly full.

On 26 April, piano students will perform their annual Piano Concert, to be held in the gym. Parents, relatives, and friends are invited to attend. The Piano Concert 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 17 May through 23 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.