Somerville Elementary School » Our School » News » What's New » January 31, 2017
January 31, 2017
January 31, 2017 E-News
Posted on 01/31/2017
This is the image for the news article titled January 31, 2017 E-News
Somerville School
Ridgewood Public Schools
Dr. Lorna Oates-Santos, Principal

January 31, 2017 E-News

"'Humble,'" said Mr. Zuckerman. "Now isn't that just the word for Wilbur!"


Be sure to wear your favorite team jersey or t-shirt on Friday to celebrate Super Bowl LI!

VALENTINES' DAY GUIDELINES: Many classrooms will be celebrating the Valentine Holiday with a party of some sort. Please keep in mind that Ridgewood School District Food Policy has clear guidelines that help to keep our students healthy while acknowledging that eating some sweet treats is fun! There should be a healthy snack if a sweet snack is to be served. Additionally, valentines with candy attached cannot be distributed. We have children who are allergic to different kinds of foods, are diabetic, or cannot tolerate gluten. Thank you for understanding. We want everyone to enjoy the holiday!

KINDNESS DRIVE FOR FEBRUARY:  Next month we are collecting cans of meat (tuna fish, Spam etc.) for the Ridgewood Social Services Food Pantry.  The collection ends on February 9th and I invite everyone to send in at least one can.  Your children love putting their can in the bucket and getting a high five from me each month!
Dr. Oates

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

Community Outreach Program Series - The Gift of Failure, Jessica Lahey, Author, New York Times Columnist & Teacher will take place on February 1, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 pm at George Washington Middle School in the auditorium.


Girl Scout Troop 4185 will be holding a BAKE SALE on January 31st at dismissal - TODAY!

We are an alumni troop best known for building the buddy bench for the Kindergarten playground! This year we are working toward our silver award and are working on three separate projects. Birthday baskets for kids in the hospital,  A library for siblings of kids with cancer, and pamper baskets for the Center for Health and Safety which helps victims of domestic violence and their families, (A collection box will be set up for new beauty products, nail polish, lotions---and baskets) Please stop by after school on January 31st to buy some treats and drop off any donations you see fit for any of our three projects.

Thank you, 

Troop 4185

GROCERY CARDS: orders are due next Tuesday February 7th.  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


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

Forms are due back in the HSA mailbox by THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2nd

MANDATORY REHEARSAL is either: Monday, Feb. 6th or Wednesday, Feb 8th from 3-5pm. (Pick one rehearsal date.)  Sign up form was distributed last via Class Parents, and is also on the notices and flyers page of the school web site.

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! 


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.

Forms will be handed out soon and don’t forget to register for our FREE kickoff event at the Ridgewood Public Library Wed. February 1, from 4-5pm. 

This annual fundraiser helps increase a love of reading and raise money for the Ridgewood Public Library for its fabulous Programs for kids.

Please contact Tammy Juco, Reading Marathon Representative  with any questions. or 551-427-9584

SOMERVILLE SCIENCE FAIR is on the horizon!  Mark your calendars -  Tues. evening February 28th through Wednesday day, March 1st.  Get those young creative Scientists brains thinking about this year’s project/experiment/presentation now!  The event will take place just after our February break, so start your planning now.  An electric sign up form and more details will be going out soon, so be on the look-out. 

Have a great week!

Denise DeAngelis, HSA President

Alexa Wagschal, Vice President

Whitney Klein, Treasurer

Kate Harbour, Assistant Treasurer

Tammy Juco, Secretary