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Upcoming Events
- 1st Day of School-KGN AM
8:45 AM - 11:20 AM
- 1st Day of School-Grs 1-5
8:45 AM - 12:45 PM
- New Family Mtg-Library
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
- 1st Day of School-KGN PM
12:25 PM - 3:00 PM
Ridgewood Public Schools

The Ridgewood Public Schools, committed to a tradition of excellence and innovation, in partnership with the community, provide a rich and challenging learning environment, enabling students to maximize their unique potentials to become life-long learners and productive, responsible citizens.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 8.26.14
The 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.

Click here to read the August 26, 2014 edition.

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School Announcements
Kindergarten parents!!
Just a friendly reminder that all kindergarten students must have their medical paperwork
completed and returned to school before the first day of school.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!!! 
This is a NJ State law and will be enforced.

The medical paperwork includes: Recent physical within 1 year of admission (9/1/13-9/1/14)
                                               Record of Immunization History
                                               Ridgewood Board of Education Parent History Questionnaire

Additional forms can be obtained on The Travell School website under Health.

Please submit your forms to the Travell Main Office either in person or send in the mail before
September 3, 2014.  Any questions or concerns, please contact Judi Caruso RN /Teacher at 201-670-2760 ext. 56520.
School Wide Read Aloud

To start this year, we chose Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, author of The Other Side, for its language, illustrations and anti-bullying message. The book starts with Chloe and her friends not wanting to play or include the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to fit in, Chloe and her friends, reject her. Chloe begins to realize how a small act of kindness can affect another person and how that kindness can be spread like ripples in a pond. She reminds us about one another’s vulnerability, especially in new situations, and how what we say and do can ripple through a classroom, a school, or a community.
We celebrate a new beginning with this wonderful gift from the Home and School.

Are you ready for a new school year?
Welcome Back! We are excited about the upcoming school year and look forward to making it the best school year yet!

School will begin on September 4th for all students. It will be a 12:45 day for Grades 1-5 (bring a snack) and a regular school day for Kindergarten.  Students in morning kindergarten, Grade 2, and Grade 5 will line up on the basketball court. Students in Grades 1, 3,  and 4 will line up on the Fairfield blacktop. Look for the signs for the class lineup. Afternoon kindergarten will line up at the front doors on Bogert Avenue. We can't wait to see you!

Friday, September 5th will be a regular school day for all students. Lunch service will start on Friday.

New Drop Off Zone
Have you seen the new drop off zone on Bogert Avenue? We now have a concrete sidewalk so we can drop students off safely in the morning right in front of the school. We are no longer dropping off students on the island. However, be sure to leave room for the school busses to get in and out of the driveway as you wait to pull up to the front of the school. Pull up in front of the school, and drop off your child at the Bogert entrance. This should help keep traffic flowing smoothly and we shouldn't back up onto Glen Avenue on rainy mornings.
Please join us for BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT


Wednesday, September 10th

6:30 - 7:00    Meet the Specialists: Art, Music, Library,  P.E., Resource Center, Self-Contained teachers and Education Specialists will be available to speak with you. Mrs. Caruso (Nurse), Mrs. Casey (Rm 215), Mrs. Finucane (Rm 219), Ms. Head (Rm 110), and  Ms. Kelly (Rm 218) Mrs. Pifher (Rm 203), Mrs. Antonellis (Library), Mr. Polanin (Rm 132), Ms. Lauro (gym), Mrs. Gerard (Rm 130), Mrs. Gizzi (Rm 206) and Mrs. Elkins (Rm 110).

7:00 - 7:45  Grade K-2 classroom presentations
Kindergarten:  Ms. Dodd (Rm 111) and Mrs. Tormey (Rm 112)
Grade 1: Mrs. Buckler (Rm 127), Ms. Tracy (Rm 129) and Mrs. Stipanov (Rm 128)
Grade 2: Mrs. Goulian (Rm 115), Mrs. Posilliso (Rm 116) and Mrs. Treible (Rm 117)

8:00 - 8:30  Principal and HSA presentations in the gym

8:30 - 9:15  Grade 3-5 classroom presentations
Grade 3:  Mrs. Fleming (Rm 121), Mrs. Graziano (Rm 120) and Mrs. Vrachimis (Rm 118)
Grade 4:  Mr. Connelly (Rm 208), Ms. Rutherford (Rm 205), and Mr. Schick (Rm 209)
Grade 5:  Mrs. Berk (Rm 224), Mrs. Feuilly (Rm 217) and Mr. O'Herlihy (Rm 216)

Summer's Here!
Children should continue to read throughout the summer months to maintain their reading levels. If a child does not read over the summer, they lose one reading level every five weeks. Over the course of the summer that could be two levels from where they left off in June. Children should select their own books on topics they like, characters they love, or something they know about. Remember it's better to choose something that feels a little too easy rather than something that's too hard. Students are encouraged to log all their summer reading and bring the logs to school the first week. Additional logs can be found below. If you need some good book suggestions, check out the summer reading list below. Happy reading!

Travell summer reading logs
Summer Reading Lists scroll down the page and click the blue arrow to download or print each level.

School Supplies
Ready for school? Need to know what school supplies you need?  Here is the school supply list for the 2014-15 school year. See you soon!
Village Fresh
To order lunch go to Village Fresh.
Amazon Freeraisers summer stuff?
Travell "free-raisers" Click on this Amazon to purchase from Amazon and earn $ for Travell!
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