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February 14, 2017 E-News
February 14, 2017 E-News
Posted on 02/14/2017
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Somerville School
Ridgewood Public Schools
Dr. Lorna Oates-Santos, Principal

February 14, 2017 E-News

"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart" ~ Winnie the Pooh


H.S.A. MEETING:  Today at 1:30 in Dr. Oates' office.

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

SCHOOL CLOSED:  Friday, February 17 - Professional Development Day, February 20-24 - February Recess

KINDNESS DRIVE FOR MARCH:  Next month we are collecting juice. (bottles or glass please.) for the Ridgewood Social Services Food Pantry.  The collection ends on March 9th and I invite everyone to send in at least one item.  Your children love putting their can in the bucket and getting a high five from me each month!

Girl Scout Troop 95555 is joining with Project Cicero Northern NJ to collect new or gently used books for children and young adults.  These books will be donated to local area schools that are under-resourced and have few if any books in their classrooms.  We are accepting new and gently used hardcover and paperback books for children and young adults, including picture books, early readers, fiction, nonfiction, and biographies.  No textbooks, adult books, library discards, or reference books more than five years old please. Please look for the collection box in the main hallway.

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.



LIP SYNC 2017 - WOW!  What a fun night!  So much talent at Somerville. Congratulations to all the performers! You did an amazing job. Thank you Liz Hall and Kelly Gazzini for chairing the event. It was such a great night. Thank you Ryan Greaney for being our MC. Great job as always. And thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped keep the evening moving smoothly. We couldn’t have done it without all your help!

Join us TODAY HSA MEETING @ 1:30pm in Dr. Oates’ office. It’s a great way to catch up on what’s happening at Somerville. 

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.


Keep on reading!! 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 - Make up from the snow day is this Wednesday Feb. 15th.

TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST - We will be recognizing and appreciating our wonderful teachers this Thursday morning Feb. 16th with breakfast. Take a minute to thank your child’s teacher for all that they do. 

SCHOOL CLOSED FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17th - Professional Development Day

SCHOOL CLOSED MON-FRI FEB. 20-24 - February Break

Have a great week this week, and a relaxing week next week!  Enjoy the time with your families.

Denise DeAngelis, HSA President

Alexa Wagschal, Vice President

Whitney Klein, Treasurer

Kate Harbour, Assistant Treasurer

Tammy Juco, Secretary