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February 7, 2017 E-News
February 7, 2017 E-News
Posted on 02/07/2017
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Somerville School
Ridgewood Public Schools
Dr. Lorna Oates-Santos, Principal

February 7, 2017 E-News


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION:  Tuesday February 7th and Thursday February 9th @ 3:15.  Please visit the Somerville website  under Registration to download and complete all forms prior to registering. 

ABSENCE NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:  Please call 201-670-2750 and use extension 55699 no later than 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence to notify the school whenever your child will be absent or tardy. The system will prompt you to leave a message in the appropriate area. Please do not email your child's teacher in place of calling the absence line.  This procedure of utilizing the absence line allows us to accurately record and verify a student's absence.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you call after 9:00 a.m. please call the office at 201-670-2750 to report the absence.

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!

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

JUMP ROPE FOR HEARTS: Somerville Elementary School is joining the American Heart Association to raise money and awareness to fight heart disease! We will be jumping rope in Physical Education class and learning heart healthy facts starting on February 13th. We are also participating in the online fundraiser portion of this event and all proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. Online fundraising is currently open and will continue through our whole school Jump Rope for Hearts Day on February 16th. All our donations will be collected online. Your first donation of $5 or more earns you a Rory McFiercely and Lanyard! The more money you raise the more prizes you earn! See the flyer on the website under notices and flyers for more details and the instructions to start your online fundraising today. Last day for online donations to count towards prizes is March 1st.


GROCERY CARDS: orders are due TODAY 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%.)   Questions?  Email Karyn Erb; Amy Marlin;  or Rhonda Marx

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

Break a leg performers!  We are looking forward to a fun night! 

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

SOMERVLLE SCIENCE FAIR: The Somerville Science Fair is fast approaching. Mark your calendars for February 28th and March 1st and get to work on your projects! Our chair people have created a great document full of information as well as an online form to register for the fair. Click to be directed to the form. And please contact Nirali Bhatia ( or Brian Loftus ( with any questions.


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.

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

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION is today Feb. 7th and Thurs. Feb. 9th. @ 3:15.

HSA MEETING next TUESDAY FEB. 14th @ 1:30pm in Dr. Oates’ office. - Mark your calendars today!  It’s a great way to catch up on what’s happening. 

Have a great week!

Denise DeAngelis, HSA President

Alexa Wagschal, Vice President

Whitney Klein, Treasurer

Kate Harbour, Assistant Treasurer

Tammy Juco, Secretary