» Students collected school supplies to donate to Rocking Horse. They also worked at Project Woman to help organize their donation room and take extra donations to the Nearly New Store.
» Students made macrame basket holders for the Zero Waste Store at Alcony Weavers. Thank you to Mrs. Smith who donated supplies and helped guide the students through the process.
Pastries with Parents on Friday, September 2nd and 9th
Pastries with juice and coffee will be served to families between 7:25 and 8 a.m.
Zero Waste Store at the Hatch
Open on Friday, September 2nd from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The store is run by Ridgewood students and sells environmentally friendly items that promote reduce, reuse, and recycle. Items like wool dryer balls, soy candles, refurbished golf balls (found in the land lab), homemade and painted birdhouses which use excess lumber, bamboo toothbrushes and straws, reusable cloths, water bottles, and more. Profits from the store are used to purchase new items and to donate to the Student Council charities of the month.
» Frisbee Golf League, followed by Baseball League and then Football League.
» Students in 5th-8th grade will also have the chance to take part in the start of the News Bowl challenge. The 6th-8th graders can also sign up to play Fantasy Football and Mathematics. Students pick NFL players and use mathematical formulas to calculate total points each week.
» Run Club (run by Mr. Sauter) will also be available to students in September on Mondays.
Students will be volunteering at the Food Bank on September 8th, at a mobile pantry on September 10th, at Project Woman on September 15th. On September 30th, they will also be organizing an Alzheimer’s Walk at Ridgewood School to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. The students will make a promise garden that features hand painted flowers and collects donations for the cause.
The 8th graders and Student Council members will be making products for the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, September 24th as well as the Alumni Dinner that night and the Fall Fest the next day. Mrs. Prince will be helping the students with garden projects. On the 24th, Ridgewood will have a table at the Farmer’s Market that will feature those items.
5th-8th grade students will be making speeches and voting for Student Council representatives as well as officer positions during the first full week of school. That week they will also be picking the little sisters and brothers and making cards to introduce themselves.
BCEF Bake Sale
We will be selling baked goods, popcorn, lemonade, and pink ribbon items this week at lunch to raise money for the Breast Cancer Endowment Fund of Clark and Champaign County. The BCEF provides mammograms and also helps those dealing with breast cancer by providing counseling, clothing items, and other services.
Ridgewood shirts and sweatshirts will be distributed this week. We apologize for the delay.
5th-8th Grade Movie Night
The Upper Level movie night will be on Thursday, October 6th at the UEC (3115 E. National Road) from 8:10-10:10 p.m. The movie will be Minions: The Rise of Gru. The cost is $10. Concessions will also be available to purchase.
Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to the Ridgewood Alzheimer’s Walk on Friday. Thanks to your contributions we were able to raise $550 for the Alzheimer’s Association. The Promise Garden will remain in the front entrance this week. We will return the hand painted flowers next week.
Zero Waste Store
The Ridgewood Zero Waste Store at the Hatch (105 N. Center Street, next to Mother Stewart’s) will be open this Friday, October 7th from 6-8:30 p.m. We will be selling environmentally friendly products including soy candles, wool dryer balls, beeswax wraps, reusable grocery bags, bamboo toothbrushes and straws and Ridgewood student created items. We hope to see you there.