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December 13, 2016 E-News
December 13, 2016 E-News
Posted on 12/13/2016
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Somerville School
Ridgewood Public Schools
Dr. Lorna Oates-Santos, Principal

December 13, 2016 E-News

"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees." ~ Amelia Earhart

INTERNATIONAL DAY KICKOFF MEETING (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED) – International Day will be held this year on Thursday Evening 4/6 and Friday 4/7.  International Day is an event that celebrates the heritages of all of our students at Somerville through special performances, informative tables, and other special outlets.  As always, we are looking for parent VOLUNTEERS for the event.  Please join us at our kickoff meeting on Thursday December 15th at 7:30 pm in the Somerville library.  You can also sign up now by clicking here.  Questions, please email us at - Co-Chairs Mayumi Brescia and Anthony Fasano


Outdoor Recess-As the weather turns colder, please remember to send your child in with cold weather gear (coats, hats, gloves, etc.).  Except in extreme conditions recess will be held outdoors during the winter months and students should be dressed properly!  Thank you for your cooperation.

  • CONCERTS:  Our new music teacher, Mr. Heckard, is excited to showcase our talented musicians with parents and family friends in the first concert series of the 16-17 school year.  Grades 1-4 will have their concert on December 16th.  9:15 AM - Grades 3 & 4; 1:45 PM - Grades 1 & 2.  Please note that there will be a joint performance at the end of each concert with both relevant grades performing.  Please plan to arrive on time and stay through the end (approximately 45 minutes) in order to enjoy the entire event!

Below is the link to this week's eNotices.  Please remember to scroll down for any notices that you may have missed!


Hello Somerville Families! 

THANK YOU BOOK FAIR Chairs Courtney Karam, Barbara Caramagno, and Kathy Hartranft and Toshka Van den Bosch for another super successful book fair last week!  Their time and effort to this ever so FUN and rewarding event is just awesome.  Thank you, Thank you!  :-)  We earned lots of book credit to continue to grow our classroom libraries.  Thank you parents, too, for all of your support!

HSA MEETING TODAY! Tuesday 12/13/16 at 1:30pm

Please join us for our monthly HSA meeting in Dr. Oates’ office.  It’s a great way to catch up on the happenings here at Somerville. 

DIRECTORIES are still at the printer and are being prepped for binding.  Hoping to get them this week for distribution.  THANK  YOU again to our Directory Chair People, Elizabeth Hall, Patsy Jensen, and Bridget Donahue for all their volunteer time and energy towards putting this year’s directory together. 

FRIENDS OF SOMERVILLE for the 2016-17 school year will stay open all year on Community pass!  All donations are tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity.

CONCERTS are this week!  Friday December 16th for grades 1-4

Grades 3 & 4 are at 9:15 AM, and Grades 1 & 2 are at 1:45 PM

5th Grade concert is scheduled for the end of January.

Enjoy your week! 

Denise DeAngelis, HSA President

Alexa Wagschal, Vice President

Whitney Klein, Treasurer

Kate Harbour, Assistant Treasurer

Tammy Juco, Secretary