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March 14, 2017 E-News
March 14, 2017 E-News
Posted on 03/20/2017
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Somerville School
Ridgewood Public Schools
Dr. Lorna Oates-Santos, Principal

March 14, 2017 E-News

"A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder." ~ Susan Orlean


The Taylor Aguilar Scholarship Fund is going to be accepting applications for grants/funding that we plan to make for the Summer of 2017.  It is intended for students with special needs in the Ridgewood or Glen Rock community.   A link to the Taylor Fund Facebook page, which contains more information about the application process and goals of the Fund, as well as a link to the actual application, is below.  
The basic idea is that we want to make one or more grants for the Summer of 2017 for students in the range of $3,000-10,000.  The funds can be used for summer programs, therapies, camps, or really anything, to help out students with whatever their particular need is so they can have, quite simply, a better summer.

KINDNESS DRIVE FOR APRIL:  Next month we are collecting toothpaste/mouthwash for the Ridgewood Social Services Food Pantry.  The collection ends on April 5th 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!

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


Welcome back to school!  Hope everyone had a nice snow day yesterday.

Somerville Children's Theater proudly presents:

SUESSICAL: The Musical


Show dates:  Friday 3/24, Saturday 3/25

Don't miss out!   4 performances only. 

Tickets are $12 each and will be available for purchase through COMMUNITY PASS starting Wednesday, March 8 through Saturday,  March 18

After logging into your Community Pass account, go to the "Ridgewood Somerville Children's Theater" tab, and follow the prompts. 

Tickets will be also be available for sale after school (Mon., 3/20-Thurs., 3/23) on Somerville's front lawn and at the shows, 30 min. prior to showtime. 

Lollipops will be sold during this time, so have your kids bring $1.

Show dates and times: 

Friday March 24th at 7:30pm

Saturday March 25th at  12:00pm

Saturday March 25th at 4:00pm

Saturday March 25th at 7:30pm

Questions?  Please contact Jennifer Rupprecht at, or Katie Loughlin

Shop Smart Do Good Shopping Event is Back!!

Do you shop at Lord & Taylor? Would you like to save money and support a great cause? Once again, we are selling tickets to the annual Shop Smart Do Good shopping event. For a $5 donation, you'll receive two (2) 25% off coupons with very limited exclusions and 15% off savings pass (INCLUDING cosmetics and fragrances). 100% of ticket sales go to Learning Services HSA. The event is held on Thursday, March 30th, 9am-11pm at the Paramus Fashion Center. Not around on that day? No problem. Shop before the event and the store will hold it for you. Pick up any time after the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Lana Kisilevich, you for your support.

INTERNATIONAL DAY Celebration!  International Day is Thursday evening April 6th, and in school for students Friday April 7th.  The I-Day team is still looking for parent volunteers.  You can volunteer to sit at a table and represent your country of origin or just volunteer to pitch in where needed.  Additional guidelines for country tables and performances were emailed via class parents.  You can also fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering:

THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE is currently accepting nominations for next year’s Somerville HSA Board!  If you are interested in being on next year’s School Board for the 2017-18 school year, or would like more information, please email Leena Bansal at

Have a great week!

Denise DeAngelis, HSA President

Alexa Wagschal, Vice President

Whitney Klein, Treasurer

Kate Harbour, Assistant Treasurer

Tammy Juco, Secretary


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