Ridgeview STEM Junior High

October 19, 2018

7th grade to attend High School Production of "Dracula"

On Thursday, November 1st, all 7th graders at RJHS will attend Central HS Theatre Department’s production of Dracula. This is a great opportunity for our students to experience a theatrical production and get an idea if this is something they would like to pursue in high school and beyond. Students will walk with their teachers from Ridgeview to the high school on the morning of the play (weather permitting) and will ride buses back to Ridgeview in time for lunches and will resume their class schedule.

The student cost of the ticket will be $3 (our PTO is kindly offsetting the balance of the ticket fee) and will be collected in first period classes. If weather does not allow for us to walk to the high school, ticket money will be refunded.

InterAct Change Challenge

Attention all students:

Our InterAct Club is collecting coins (and dollars, or course!) for the Pickerington Food Pantry through October 23. The 7th and 8th grade classes are competing to see who can collect the most money for the Pantry. There will be collection cans in each Social Studies classroom.

Let's help the Pantry feed families in our PLSD area.

Team D collecting funds for the Food Pantry

Ridgeview and PLSD is proud to partner with the Pickerington Food Pantry and to assist families within our school district who are served by the Pantry.

Our 8th grade Team D is collecting funds with the goal of donating $150 to the Food Pantry, enough to buy 5 Holiday Meals to be distributed to Pickerington families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you can help out, send your donation to any Team D teacher, or see the attachment regarding how you can provide a meal to a family in need this season.

Staff Meal Sign Up

The PTO is providing dinner for the hardworking teachers and staff on the evening of October 25th during conferences. They need your help! If you can donate food, drinks, or funds, please click on the SIGN UP GENIUS. Thanks in advance.

Online Yearbook Orders

Capture all of the memories of the school year by purchasing a yearbook. Yearbooks are $30, and orders are now being taken online at YEARBOOK ORDERS using order number 13607.

Yearbooks will be delivered in May, allowing all of the events and activities to be captured throughout the year.

Don't delay - purchase today!

Holiday Assistance

The holiday season will be upon us before we know it, bringing with it all the wonderful memories that make this time of year special. The holidays are an enjoyable time with family and friends, however, that does not mean they are not stressful. We realize some families may need a little extra assistance providing a more memorable holiday for their children. Pickerington Schools are once again teaming up with The Violet Twp. Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during the holiday season.

As you are out and about doing your holiday shopping, you may wish to pick up an extra toy or gift and drop it into one of the big red boxes that will be found throughout the community and in the school buildings. Gift cards and monetary donations are also welcome and should be given to the school office or a counselor.

If you would like to request a form to apply for holiday assistance this season, please contact Eileen McGarvey at 614-548-1700 or eileen_mcgarvey@plsd.us. The request form will then be provided to you; only one request form per household, please. This request will be handled in a confidential manner, however, the information will be shared with local partnering agencies. More details will be shared with families requesting holiday assistance. The forms must be turned in the a PLSD school counselor by Monday, November 19th.


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Adult EL Classes at Fairfield

Beginner and Intermediate English Courses are being offered at Fairfield Elementary starting November 1st. The classes are free.

Beginner Classes:

Thursdays, 6-7:30 PM

Intermediate Classes:

Thursdays, 7:30 - 9 PM

Craft & Antique Show

Come and support Pickerington High Schools at their annual fundraiser. This event will showcase over 130 craft and antique vendors from all over the US. There will be something for everyone, and lots of great Holiday gift ideas. Lunch will be available as well as a bake sale and door prizes. Proceeds benefit academic scholarships at both Central and North High Schools.

WHEN: Saturday, November 3rd

WHERE: Pickerington Central HS, 300 Opportunity Way

TIME: 9 AM - 3:00 PM

ADMISSION: $4.00 for adults/ Senior Citizens and children under 12 are $2

Annual PEF Charity Auction

Get your tickets now for this year’s fun-filled Pickerington Education Foundation Charity Auction!

The event, which includes dinner, an auction, and live entertainment, will be 6 to 9 PM on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Hickory Lakes, 12495 Ault Road, Pickerington.

Tickets are $45 per person and are on sale now. Only 300 tickets will be sold for this great event, which benefits Pickerington Schools. To purchase tickets, go to the PEF site.

Dinner will be catered by Berwick Manor, and local musician Chris Logsdon will be on hand to provide the evening’s musical entertainment.

The silent auction includes upscale baskets and themed, decorated trees. Proceeds from this event provide grants to Pickerington teachers and buildings for a variety of classroom projects.

Our PTO is putting together a "Date Night" themed gift basket for the auction. They are collecting gift cards and monetary donations toward the basket, which will be auctioned off at the event, with all proceeds going to the Pickerington Education Foundation. If you would like to donate toward the gift basket, please click on the SIGN UP GENIUS. Thank you.

COMING UP AT RIDGEVIEW - Mark your calendar

Monday, October 22 - NO SCHOOL for grades K-8 ONLY, Conferences 11AM - 7 PM

Thursday, October 25 - Conferences, 3:40 - 7:15 PM

Tuesday, October 30 - Band Concert, 7 PM, RJHS Gym

Monday, November 1 - 7th grade to attend Dracula at HS

Monday, November 1 - PEF Charity Auction, 6:00 PM, Hickory Lakes

Friday, November 2 - Student of the Month Reception, 9:30 AM, RJHS Media Center

Saturday, November 3 - Craft & Antique Show, 9 - 3, PHS- Central

Tuesday, November 6 - NO SCHOOL, Staff Professional Dev, ELECTION DAY

Friday, November 9 - End of 1st Trimester (JH only)

Looking Ahead:

Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23 - THANKSGIVING BREAK, No School