The Student Council Special

First Quarter

What is Student Council? What do we do?

Hello families!

My name is Miss Manzo and I am a fourth grade teacher here at Ridge-Brook! I also have the honor of running our school's Student Council group. The group is made up of twelve fourth graders who demonstrate great leadership qualities and consistently follow the three R's. This year we will plan a couple fundraisers for all students to participate in. We will also be releasing a newsletter once a quarter. The Student Council members will be in charge of putting it together, writing articles, and conducting interviews during our monthly meetings. I hope that you and your student(s) enjoy it! Feel free to email me if there's anything else you'd like to see included in the next newsletter:

Thank you! Go Dolphins! :)

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Meet our Student Council members!

Can you guess the teacher or staff member???

In every newsletter we will feature a mystery teacher or staff member! You will have the chance to guess who you think that person is based on the clues provided by our Student Council members! Students may only submit ONE guess. Your guess of who you think the mystery teacher or staff member is should be written down on a piece of paper, in addition to your name, grade, and room number. There will be a box in the main office to submit guesses. All guesses will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a small prize! There will only be one winner.

Now...let's take a look at the mystery teacher / staff member for the first quarter! Will you be able to solve this mystery?

Mystery Teacher for First Quarter!

We asked our mystery teacher a series of questions. See if you can figure out who it is!

  1. What is your favorite sport? Football, I like to watch the Browns
  2. What is your favorite color? Navy blue and green
  3. What is your favorite animal? Dogs
  4. What is your favorite restaurant? Bruno's
  5. What is your favorite food? Any Italian food
  6. What is your favorite subject? Math
  7. What is your favorite thing to do at home? Watch TV and hang out with my dog
  8. What is your favorite holiday? St. Patrick's Day
  9. What is your favorite store? Marshall's and TJ Maxx
  10. How many years have you worked at Ridge-Brook? 26 years

By: Chloe, Adalberto, and Caleb

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We want to feature your creativity & talents in the newsletter!

Calling all young poets, artists, and jokesters! Do you have some artwork or a comic that you're proud of and would like to share? How about a poem or short story? Got any silly jokes to tell? We'd like to feature them in the next newsletter! Submissions must be turned in on a piece of paper with your name, grade, and room number. Teachers: please turn any submissions into Miss Manzo's mailbox. Although we will most likely not be able to feature every submission, there's always the next newsletter! We appreciate your creativity & willingness to share!

Cool Things Going on at Ridge-Brook!

PBIS Carnival

We had our PBIS Carnival in September. It was amazing! Each student had to pay ten Dolphin Dollars to attend.There were potato sack races, obstacle courses, mini golf, and inflatable race courses. There was also music, cotton candy and shaved ice. We had so much fun!

By: Jonathan & Zackary

Dolphin Cove & Snack Cart

We have had the chance to shop at the Dolphin Cove and we want to tell you all about it! You can use your Dolphin Dollars to buy cool stuff, like stuffed animals or fun toys for 10 Dolphin Dollars. If you have have a lot of Dolphin Dollars, you can get large items.

Now we are going to tell you about the Snack Cart, and the items you can get there. They sell juice for 10 Dolphin Dollars and Taki’s for 15. There are also many more delicious snacks!

Keep working to earn those Dolphin Dollars by being respectful, responsible, and ready!

By: Autumn & Layla

Ghost Grams

Mrs. Forsyth and the Embrace All team recently sold Ghost Grams. The Ghost Gram included a sucker, that may have been purple, green, red, or orange. They were 50 cents to purchase, and were passed out at the end of October as a Halloween treat. What a fun surprise to receive from a friend!

By: Freddy & Leelend

Pumpkin Jack

Mrs. Hovan's kindergarten class has been working on an ongoing science experiment, based on a story called "Pumpkin Jack." The story is about a pumpkin that gets thrown out after Halloween. Over time, the pumpkin goes through various changes. It rots and grows seedlings in the spring. Mrs. Hovan's class has created their own Pumpkin Jack, and they will observe its changes all throughout the school year! You can see the changes that have already happened in the pictures below. We will include any new changes in the next newsletter. Thank you to Mrs. Hovan for sharing this with us!
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