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January 17, 2017 E-News
January 17, 2017 E-News
Posted on 01/17/2017
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January 17, 2017 E-News

"The more you read the more things you know.  The more that you learn the more places you'll go" ~ Dr. Seuss

Make sure to keep reading Charlotte's Web!  Please send pictures in to Dr. Oates by January 27th.

INTERNATIONAL DAY (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED) – Are your children aware of their heritage?  Interested in helping them to learn more about where they came from?  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 sign up now by clicking here.  Questions, please email us at - Co-Chairs Mayumi Brescia and Anthony Fasano. There are many positions we need to fill.   


Broadway Bound is Back!  Broadway Bound is a club open to all fifth grade students that are interested in attending a Broadway show.  This year, students will be going to see a matinee performance of Charlie and the Chocolate factory on a Wednesday in March or April.  Before the show, club members will meet three times to learn about the plot and production enabling them to have a better appreciation of the performance.  We will also meet after the show to share our thoughts. Stay tuned to e-news for sign-up information.  As soon as the date is confirmed, a sign up form will be sent home via your child's teacher.

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


BINGO NIGHT is THIS FRIDAY Jan. 20th, starting - 5:30pm - 7:30pm in Somerville’s auditorium.  Brought to you by our amazing hosts, Scott Orr and Anthony LoSauro! 

Just getting home from work at 5:30pm?  No problem!  We are offering pizza this year - it’ll be a Bingo-Playing-Pizza-Eating-Bonanza! NEW PRICING!  $10 per FAMILY in advance, $15 per FAMILY at the door!  Pizza will be pay per slice, $2 each.  (Bring your own beverage, and cash/change please for pizza.)  :-)   If you would like pizza, please sign up in advance and note # of people in your family so we can get a head count - by Thursday Jan.19th. You may send in a check made out to Somerville HSA, with “Bingo Night” in the notes.  Questions?  Email us at

JANUARY HSA Meeting TODAY @ 1:30pm in Dr. Oates’ office. It’s a great way to catch up on the happenings here at Somerville.  See you there!

The NOMINATING Committee is looking for 2 parents to serve on the committee, to put together next year’s HSA Board, 2017-18.  Interested in being on the committee?  Email us at


LIP SYNC 2017 is Friday, February 10th, at 7pm in the Somerville Gym.

Mandatory Rehearsal is either: Monday, Feb. 6th or Wednesday, Feb 8th from 3-5pm. (Pick one.)  Sign up forms were distributed last week via Class Parents.  Check your email in-box.  Please return completed forms to school, ATTN Somerville HSA

by Thursday February 2nd.

Keep in mind the following:

*One adult per group must attend rehearsal.

*ONLY ONE ACT PER STUDENT  (Exception for 5th graders. 5th graders are entitled to participate in one grand finale act.)

*Please bring a formatted CD with school appropriate music to the practice which is NO LONGER THAN 2 MINUTES PER SONG.   

*Additionally, please DO NOT burn the CD from a Mac or Apple product, as the CD will not be compatible with school AV system.

Please contact Kelly Gazzini, or Elizabeth Hall, with any questions.

We are looking forward to a fun night! 


It’s that time of year again to participate in the Ridgewood Public Library Reading Marathon.

This annual fundraiser helps increase a love of reading and raise money for the public library for its fabulous Programs for kids.

For the entire month of February, read and record as many books as you can. Completed forms that are signed by a parent and returned by March 2 will be eligible to win PRIZES.

Start picking out your books, reserving them at the library or talking to your teachers and librarian for great book ideas.

Forms will be handed out soon and don’t forget to register for our FREE kickoff event at the library Wed. February 1, from 4-5pm.  Please contact Tammy Juco with any questions.

Ready, Set, READ!!

- Tammy Juco, Reading Marathon Representative or 551-427-9584

ATTENTION 5th GRADE PARENTS! Our 5th Grade Yearbook committee is hard a work, collecting and organizing photos for the 5th grade memory book.  Please send email your photos to  They can be photos from all 6 years at Somerville.  Please select photos that are school-related, and with 3 or more students in the photo.  Please send photos with information about the year it was taken, and who is in the photo.  Questions?  Email us at

Have a great week!

Denise DeAngelis, HSA President

Alexa Wagschal, Vice President

Whitney Klein, Treasurer

Kate Harbour, Assistant Treasurer

Tammy Juco, Secretary