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HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 1.26.16The district's electronic newsletter, rps.eNews, contains highlights of the Board of Education meetings, news around the district, and upcoming events of interest to the RPS community.
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Click here to read the January 26, 2016 edition.
Click here to read a letter from Dr. Fishbein regarding the safety protocols in place for emergency incidents.
Read Dr. Fishbein's January Column: Never Bowl in Street Shoes: Our Children are Watching
Click here to read Dr. Fishbein's monthly column for The Ridgewood News, which appeared in the January 29, 2016 issue.
Registration for Fall 2016 Kindergarten Entrance is February 2, 4
Registration takes place at the elementary schools from 3:30-4:30 on Tuesday, February 2 and Thursday, February 4.
Click here for the letter and list of registration information.
Click here for required registration forms.
The 2015-2016 parent/peers series consists of eight engaging presentations throughout the school year. Co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from The Foundation, adults are invited to attend these programs on creating balance in children's lives.
Click here to download the flyer.
Click here for the series flyer.
Click here for details on the series.
This past fall, RHS juniors Catherine Keating and Emily Holmquist received honorable mentions in the New York Times Learning Network’s Review Contest.All students of Lynn Moore and Colleen Contreras’ English 11 class participated in the contest, which asked them to write about experiencing works of culture new to their daily life. Out of over 1600 entries, there were only nine winners, nine runners-up, and 23 honorable mentions.
On Wednesday, January 6, 192 RHS students attended the NJ DECA Regional Competition at Ramapo College. The students either completed one or two impromptu role plays or presented a prepared presentation. RHS DECA had another successful year bringing home a “truck of trophies and medals.” This includes 27 team event trophies, 33 individual event trophies, 91 medals, and 30 overall trophies (including individual and teams). All awards are presented to the top 3 in each competition. Karen Mendez and Sean Kase are extremely proud of their students’ hard work. 106 will be moving onto the state level DECA competition that will be held this year in Cherry Hill, between February 21 and February 23.
Nineteen members of the RHS Math Team competed in the thirtieth Joseph W. Andrushkiw Mathematics Competition at Seton Hall University. The team placed fourth out of 23 schools and one RHS senior placed fourth overall out of more than 200 students.
RPS Cambodia Clubs Collect Supplies through February 8
GWMS, BFMS and RHS members of the Ridgewood Cambodia Club are preparing for their annual trip to Cambodia to visit sister school, the Ridgewood Village School in Cambodia, over the February break. Supplies for another school, A New Day Cambodia school (ANDC) are also being collected, to be transported.The following needed items may be dropped off at Orchard, GW, BF or RHS before February 8: toothpaste and toothbrushes, mosquito repellent, hand sanitizer products, topical analgesic balm (Ben-Gay, Icy Hot type products) and soccer gear for rec time (cleats, jerseys, large or adult-size goalie gloves, shin guards, soccer balls and volleyballs). Click here for more information.
DECA Sells Omaha Steaks
This Ridgewood DECA ICDC fundraiser is running through March 16. Ridgewood DECA gets 10 percent of all sales, either by using the link below or you can order in stores/via phone. If you go to the store or order over the phone use the campaign name "Ridgewood DECA ICDC Fundraiser." Click here for the flyer.
How to order:
- Online: www.steaksforgood.com/
- In Store: Omaha Steaks has over 80 retail locations nationwide. Use the Store Locator to find a store that's close.
- By Phone: 1-800-994-7455 and make sure to specify your charity's name to the Omaha Steaks representative.
It's here: Jamboree 2016 is February 3-6
Jamboree is celebrating 70 years of raising funds for need-based scholarships for RHS seniors. This year's show dates are Wednesday through Saturday, February 3-6., at Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium. Tickets are available online, or at the door. Click here for more details.
For more information, or to donate, visit:
Support The Foundation
- The three-session presenters' workshop begins on Thursday, February 4 and continues on February 11 and 25, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. The cost is $20. Click here for workshop details and registration information.
- Full details of the day, including registration forms, can be found on the Super Science Saturday website at www.supersciencesaturday.org.
- Click here for the latest Super Science Saturday flyer.
Click here to read a Letter to the Editor of The Ridgewood News, which appeared in the paper on January 29, 2016.
BOE Meets on February 8 at 7:30 p.m.
The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Click here to view the agenda for the February 8, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.