Bring on November!!

Entering the season of thanks

Dear Walnut Ridge Parents and Guardians-

A message from Karen Stoeckel, Supervisor of Pre-K-


October was a wonderful and busy month at the Walnut Ridge Learning Academy!


On behalf of the Walnut Ridge teachers, I would like to thank the Highland Lakes Fire Department for visiting our school to talk about fire safety and prevention. Our students were thrilled to have you here and are eagerly anticipating a visit next year. Additionally, I'd like to thank all of the parents that came to visit our school during parent conferences and who shared personal stories of respect and kindness during "The Week of Respect". Your support and partnership are appreciated.


As we move into November, please be mindful of the following schedule changes:


  • November 7th-8th ~ No school ~ Teachers convention
  • November 21st ~ Early dismissal day
  • November 26th ~ Thanksgiving Feast (AM- 10:45-11:45 / PM- 2:00-3:00)
  • November 27th-28th ~ No school ~ Thanksgiving holiday
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STEM ~ Integrated Specials with Mrs. Demsak

Walnut Ridge students were busy designing and building houses from straws, wooden sticks, and Lego bricks to withstand the huffing and puffing from the Big Bad Wolf (aka ~ Mrs. Demsak). A wonderful learning experience was had by all!

AS WE ENTER THE HOLIDAY SEASON...........

Make the most out of the holiday season!

The holiday season can be especially stressful for young children. Click here for informative articles and resources to help you get the most out of the holiday season. Enjoy@

Are holiday visits a source of stress?

Click here for information to support you and your child during holiday visits and get-togethers.

Halloween Fun Day and Parade

Thank you for the pumpkins!!

Huge thanks to Mrs. VanTassel and ShopRite of West Milford for their generous donation of pumpkins! We truly appreciate it! ~ The Walnut Ridge Learning Academy Teachers

The Walnut Ridge School

An Early Learning Academy