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April 4, 2017 E-News
April 4, 2017 E-News
Posted on 04/04/2017
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Somerville School
Ridgewood Public Schools
Dr. Lorna Oates-Santos, Principal

April 4, 2017 E-News

"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.  You know how it is with an April day." ~ Robert Frost


April lunch ordering is now open.  Please order your child's lunch for the month of April!

A Request from Ms. Stankiewicz: 

Hello Somerville Community,
I am collecting plastic bottlecaps but I only need RED and BLUE (all the way blue, not just the inside) and I could also use any larger plastic lids like coffee can size or bigger in any color.  THANK YOU!  Please send in with your child and there will be a collection box outside of the art studio.
Samantha Stankiewicz  :)

Field Day Volunteers Needed: Somerville’s Field Day is scheduled for Friday, May 26th this year. If you are available and would like to volunteer to run a station during the morning (8 -12) please email Mr. DeRisi ( ). The rain date is schedule for Tuesday, May 30th. Please only volunteer if you are available both days! Thank you for your help!


Please help Girl Scout Troop 95274 earn their Bronze Award!

Please donate to our "Let's Do Lunch!" collection for students in shelters.

We will be collecting after school on Friday April 21st and Friday April 28th...or you can drop off any donation at 529 Laurel Road, there is a basket on the steps. 

You can help by bringing (non perishable) items in:

brand new lunch boxes

juice boxes

mini water bottles

individual packages of:

    snack bags (like pretzels, Goldfish, fruit snacks, etc.)  

    tuna packets

    peanut butter packets



    peanut butter crackers

The Third Grade Brownie Troop is working on their pet care badge and they will be collecting gently-used pet items for a local animal shelter during the first three weeks of April.  There will be a box set out next to the office to collect these things.  Leashes, collars, dishes, gently used toys are all appreciated. 

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


GROCERY CARDS: orders are due TODAY Tuesday April 4th.  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

INTERNATIONAL DAY Celebration is here! THIS Thursday evening April 6th, and in school for students Friday April 7th.  We are SO excited for this event.  You can take a trip around the world right here in our own Somerville “back yard!”  Our volunteers bring the night alive representing their country with delicious food, amazing dances and of course music.  It’s a night not to miss. Please join us for the festivities. 

Timeline for Thursday evening’s events:

6:30pm - Gym open to Somerville families

6:45pm to 7:15pm - Tables are open and food made available

7:15pm to 8:30pm - Opening Japanese Drum Exhibition, Parade of Nations, Chinese Dragon Dance, Country Performances

9:00 pm - The event closes


We are excited to announce a NEW event coming to the Somerville Community... BOWLING!   

Save the date for this year’s event: 

Saturday May 6th

Family Bowling Night 6pm-8:30pm

at the Brunswick Lanes in Fair Lawn.

Somerville’s SUPER BOWL will include a slice of Pizza, beverage, lane & shoe rental. 

The cost per person is $15.  Adults and children welcome to bowl!

First come, first served as space is limited.

Go to Ridgewood Community Pass

To order your tickets today!  Click on the Ridgewood HSA - Somerville School tab, select family members to attend, and follow prompts.


Hey kids, who loves Ice Pops?  Who loves Kickball?  If your grade brings in the most Box Tops starting TODAY through early June, your grade could win BOTH!  The grade that collects the most Box Top’s will participate in a Kickball game against the Teachers and will also enjoy yummy Ice Pops!!!! Start collecting your Box Top’s now. Look out for the next collection sheet for April. AND BE SURE TO WRITE YOUR CHILD’s NAME AND GRADE ON ANY SHEETS THAT YOU ARE TURNING IN so your grade can get credit!!!  (Can submit box tops in clear ziplock sandwich size bags, too.  Be sure to label the bag with your child’s NAME and GRADE.)  Good luck to everyone!  Please contact Christine Gorman at or Allison Brown at if you have any questions.

SPRING BREAK - School is closed Monday April 10th through Monday April 17th.  School will resume Tuesday April 18th. 

To all those celebrating a holiday over the break, enjoy.  Have a wonderful two weeks! 

Denise DeAngelis, HSA President

Alexa Wagschal, Vice President

Whitney Klein, Treasurer

Kate Harbour, Assistant Treasurer

Tammy Juco, Secretary