The Rocket Review
June 7, 2020
Dear Ridge Wood Family,
It's hard to believe we're heading into the final week of the 19/20 school year. We were thrown a massive curve-ball back in mid-March, and yet...here we are. As a community, we have emerged from this stronger than ever. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to you and your children. Despite every challenge you faced, you rose to the occasion and made it to the other side. Congratulations to ALL of you for a successful end to a whirlwind school year.
Hats off to our fifth graders, whom we will be sending off with a virtual ceremony on Tuesday and a Clap-Out on Wednesday. We will miss the Ridge Wood Class of 2020!
If you haven't done so yet, please complete this NPS Re-entry Planning Survey sent by Superintendent Gallagher on Friday. This will help us as we continue to make plans for the fall. Your input is very valuable! Please stay tuned to more information from the District as the summer unfolds.
You all deserve a safe and happy summer. Rest up and we will see you (in some form or another) in the fall!
We Remain Ridge Wood Strong,
Student Belongings Pick-Up - ONE LAST CALL!
Summer Learning Opportunities
Academic Games Virtual Summer Shool
Academic Games offers opportunities for kids who enjoys extra challenges outside classroom to use critical thinking skills to outwit other players in a game setting. Our summer camp allows students to learn the basics of the games. Students can continue and join our year-long program at the end of the camp. Camp is offered to students who will be in 3rd through 6th grade in the fall of 2020. This year we will offer virtual camp via Zoom. Please see attached flyer below, or visit our website for more information. https://northvilleacademicgames.weebly.com/summer-camp-2020.html
Art Pole in Sarah's Garden
You will notice a beautiful new structure in Sarah's Garden as you pass by Ridge Wood on Six Mile. The structure, called an Art Pole, was generously donated by the Ridge Wood Dad's Club. Since this would have been the year Sarah graduated, Mrs. Balash had the wonderful idea to erect this structure to commemorate not only Sarah, but her entire graduating class, as well. In Mrs. Balash's words, "The pole is there to give them peace, honor their resilience, and spread positivity to Northville families." Thank you, Mrs. Balash and the Dad's Club, for this beautiful new Art Pole!
Ridge Wood Elementary School offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the 2020/2021 year. EduKits include the supplies approved by our school.
The Northville Council of PTAs, in partnership with the middle and elementary schools, are very excited about our school supply kit fundraiser ~ providing a convenient way for families to purchase school supplies for the coming school year. The school supply lists have been developed by the teachers in each grade, at each school.
Please note that the supply lists are simply suggestions of helpful items and are strictly voluntary, as Northville Public Schools provide the necessary supplies and materials for your child’s successful school experience.
Your student's order will be delivered directly to Ridge Wood before the first day of school.
Extended ordering is available from June 13, 2020 - August 06, 2020 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins. ORDER BY JUNE 12, 2020 FOR BEST PRICING AND FREE SHIPPING.