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January 3, 2017 E-News
January 3, 2017 ENews
Posted on 01/03/2017
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Somerville School
Ridgewood Public Schools
Dr. Lorna Oates-Santos, Principal

January 3, 2017 E-News

"One kind word can change someone's entire day." ~ The Golden Rule



KINDNESS DRIVE OF THE MONTH:  This month we are collecting canned fruit for the food pantry at Ridgewood Social Services.  Please have your child bring in a donation to fill our buckets (!) by January 12th.  Start 2017 off right by being part of our Kindness Campaign with your donation of canned fruit.  It does make a local difference!

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM SERIES:  The next presentation in the Wellness Series is Tuesday, January 10, 2017Minding Your Mind, Just Talk About It:  A Suicide Prevention Program. *Snow Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  This program will take place from 7:00-9:00 pm at George Washington Middle School, GW Auditorium.

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


Happy New Year!  We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  We wish you all the best in 2017!

Here’s to a quiet start to the new year.  Just few things on our agenda:

GROCERY CARDS: orders are due next Tuesday January 10th.  Purchase $100 cards from either Kings, Fairway, Stop & Shop or Shop Rite for face value, and the HSA makes 5% back on every purchase.  (Fairway increases its percentage as we spend more throughout the year, to as high as 10%.)  Be on the lookout for envelopes going home in backpacks this week.  Questions?  Email Karyn Erb; Amy Marlin;  or Rhonda Marx

BINGO NIGHT:  Save the date!  Friday Jan. 20th, at 7:00pm in Somerville’s auditorium.  Brought to you by our fabulous hosts, Scott Orr and Anthony LoSauro!  ;-)  Will be a fun night for all.  Stay tuned for more details… 

WIZARD GAME TICKETS go on sale today!  Look out for an email from the District.  (Ask your son or daughter about the Wizards assembly we had in December with Big Mike.)  Come watch Dr. Oates and Mr. DeRisi play against the big guys!  The game is sure to be a blast. Game date:  Friday January 27, 2017 at 7pm.  Brought to you by Federated HSA. 

JANUARY HSA Meeting: Tues. Jan. 17th @ 1:30pm in Dr. Oates’ office.  Mark your calendars.  It’s a great way to catch up on the happenings here at Somerville. 

Interested in Helping Bring GIRLS ON THE RUN back to Somerville? Registration begins at the end of January and the season starts in March. Girls on the Run is an after-school program which combines interactive lessons and running to inspire self-respect, self-confidence and healthy lifestyles in young girls. It's open to girls in grades 3-5 and meets twice a week after school, working up to a season-ending 5K run in May. We are looking for two or three Moms or Dads to run it. Any questions, please check out and contact Melissa Fagersten (GOTR Program Coordinator) at or contact Heather Wilke(Somerville mom) at

Have a great week!

Denise DeAngelis, HSA President

Alexa Wagschal, Vice President

Whitney Klein, Treasurer

Kate Harbour, Assistant Treasurer

Tammy Juco, Secretary