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12 December 2018 | Filed in Newsletters


Thanks to all who joined us to make Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day very special for each of our students. The students were so very excited to share their school with their grandparents and special friends, and the teachers were happy to meet all of our special guests.


Congratulations to all Primary School students who performed at Grandparents’ Day.  Your music was enjoyed by all, and your principal and teachers are very proud of you.

Congratulations to the students in grades 1 – 4 who earned Honor Roll for the second six weeks grading period.

1st Grade:   “A” Honor Roll: Kareem Al-Horani, Yousef Alsaiari, Georgia Berger, Kai Conway, Riley Daly-Diaz, Saige DeMuth, Olivia Garcia, Edith Guillory Jasmine Henry, Yara Kheir, Aidan McGovern, Xavier Ocon, Isabella Santamaria, Elijah Wilson

“AB” Honor Roll: Alex Clouse, Javon Davis, Gunnar Grissom

2nd Grade: “A” Honor Roll: Bay Bowes, Everett Clouse, Aarya Kaphle, Aarush Podila, Raynee Summers, Aiden Vitter

AB” Honor Roll: Yusuf Benrahla, Winston Brown, Noah Daly-Diaz, Ashton Gautreaux, Antonio Harris

3rd Grade: “A” Honor Roll: Lena Ahmed, Payton Chatagnier, Andy Crory,        Zay’a Deboue, Jace DeLatte, Sanad Elsharkawy, Aidan Lapene, Kieley Middlebrook, Vladimir Petrocy, Isabelle Schmidt                                               “AB” Honor Roll: Jahaan Jeanpierre, Connor Roman, Katie Schlumbrecht,              Ken Siriinanuaut

4th Grade: “A” Honor Roll: Elias Al-Horani, Heba Alsaade, Sha-Dae Lewis    “AB”Honor Roll: Jeanne Boyer, Isabelle Cunningham  


Congratulations to the Kindergarten students for winning the Primary School Spirit Competition! The class enjoyed a cookie cake as their reward.


Thank you to the 16 students who participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon.  These 16 students collected $2,000 in donations for St. Jude Hospital.


Entrance exams for new students entering Ridgewood for the 2019-20 school year will be administered on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Applications can be obtained by calling the school office at 835-2545.

Pre-kindergarten enrollment is on a first come first served basis, and requires an application and a student interview.  Kindergarten entrance tests are administered individually and are scheduled at the time of application.   The entrance requirement for pre-kindergarten is that the child is 4 years old by October 15, and kindergarten students must be 5 years old by October 15.


The holiday season is a wonderful time for everyone, but especially for children.  Your new toys can help ease a child’s pain and hopefully distract them from the reality of having to spend the holidays in the hospital.

Every year Ridgewood partners with a local nonprofit group that collects, wraps, and delivers toys to Children’s Hospital.  We have already collected over 40 toys!  Please continue to send in your toys until Wednesday,

Dec. 12.  For every toy collected you will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win a book, candy, or the grand prize.  Our Grand Prize is a Mayan Birthday Package ($259 value) from Adventure Quest Laser Tag.  Bring in your new, unwrapped toys to the library by Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The Giving Thanks Food Drive collected 443 items for our community.  Congratulations to first grade won a pizza party for bringing in the most items – 102!  Thank you to everyone who participated.


Coloring sheets may be purchased from band officers starting Monday, Nov. 19, in the band room, or at Grandparent’s Day for $1 each.  Cash prizes will be awarded in 4 age categories.  Award amounts will depend upon the number of entries, with the band receiving half of the proceeds. Coloring sheets are due by Monday, Dec. 10.  Pictures will be on display, and winners will be announced at the Ione Rasmussen Memorial (Holiday) Concert on Thursday, Dec. 13, after 2:00 PM.    If you would like your sheet back, you may take it off the wall after the concert on your own; otherwise, sheets will not be returned.


Thank you to parents and special friends who have already responded to our annual giving campaign. Your gift of financial support helps fund many programs that benefit your child. Ridgewood accepts donations throughout the school year, but checks must be dated December 31, 2018 for a tax deduction this year. Please contact us if you need more information about giving to Ridgewood. We hope to hear from you soon!


December 19 is the last day of school before the Christmas Holidays.  School will be closed from December 20 through January 2.  School resumes Thursday, January 3, 2019. The Primary School Faculty wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.