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Sept. 14, 2021


Although summer is not technically over until the end of September, back-to-school routines bring signs that beach weather is almost behind us. Please be sure to check the “save the dates” section below and mark your calendars for all the happenings this month.


Notes from the Main Office:


Our first HSA meeting of the year is
tonight. Join us virtually @ 8:00.

 Zoom Link |Meeting ID: 379 292 3913 |Passcode: Orchard| Agenda


IMPORTANT
: If your child is running late or will be absent please call the attendance line and leave a message @ 201-670-2730, option 1. Tell us the reason for absence, the date, child's name and teacher. Thank you!


Notes from the Health Office:

New Families and Kindergarten parents: Please submit your child’s updated physical by Sept. 30th.

Orchard News:

Back-to-School Picnic
SAVE THE DATE! Orchard's BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC is on Thursday, September 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm on the Orchard Field. Stay tuned for more details!

 

Spirit Wear Sale

It’s time to get into the school spirit! Shop these fun styles for the whole family. Make sure you get your orders in soon! THE HSA IS ONLY ACCEPTING ORDERS THROUGH 9/15. You can expect delivery approximately October 10th.

Amazon Smile

Earn money for the HSA while shopping on Amazon! New to Amazon Smile? It’s as easy as signing in to smile.amazon.com and choose Orchard Home & School Association as your charity.

2021 - 2022 Orchard HSA Volunteer Opportunities

Please reach out to orchardvolunteerlead@gmail.com with any questions or to express interest in volunteering.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Calling all Hispanic/Latinx Families! September is National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. At Orchard School, we are highlighting important figures from Hispanic/Latinx cultures during our morning announcements. 

We would like to be inclusive and invite anyone who is interested to write a brief 3-4 sentence paragraph about a person from your culture who you’d like our Orchard community to learn about. Poets, writers, artists, pioneers, historic figures, scientists, activists, athletes or anyone in between, we would like to have as much representation as possible. If you identify with more than one Hispanic group, feel free to make more than one submission. 

Once you’ve written your paragraph, please submit it via this Google form. Thank you!

Save the Dates:
Board Meeting - 9/13

HSA Meeting - 9/14

No School - 9/16

Board Meeting - 9/20

New Family Orientation - 9/21

School Picture Day - 9/22

Back-to-School Picnic - 9/23

Spirit Day - 9/23

Raindate Picture Day - 9/28

Jingle Bell Jog- 10/20

Fun Day - 10/22

Halloween Parade - 10/29

 

Community News:

Learning Services HSA

Ridgewood’s Special Education Parent advisory is hosting their first event of the school year - an activities fair showcasing some of the great programs offered for children with special needs. Learn more about LSHSA in this informative flyer.
Speaker Series
The Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment is excited to resume the Wellbeing Speaker Series, continuing in a virtual environment. Join us for “Coping Skills During the Pandemic & Beyond”, with Janine Halloran, LMHC, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Fema Assistance

Fema and the Bergen County OEM will be available this Sunday to help anyone in need of assistance. More details in this flyer.

RHS Girls Lax

The girls lacrosse team is holding its first social of the season. Join in the fun on 9/26. Drinks, apps and a cornhole tournament! For more details click here.






August 31, 2021


Welcome Back!
We are so excited to have all our friends back in the building tomorrow.
Our theme for September is “kindness.” 

“In a world where you can be anything - be kind!”

 

Notes from the Main Office:

Read Mrs. Ferreri’s Welcome Letter with important first day reminders!
Don't forget to complete the AUP (acceptable use policy) so your child will be able to access google classroom and use their school issued chromebook.

Back to School Night 9/9/21 is back in person. All the information you need to know can be found in the link.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Calling all Hispanic/Latinx Families! September is the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. At Orchard School, we want to highlight important figures from Hispanic/Latinx cultures during our morning announcements. 

We would like to be inclusive and invite anyone who is interested to write a brief 3-4 sentence paragraph about a person from your culture who you’d like our Orchard community to learn about. Poets, writers, artists, pioneers, historic figures, scientists, activists, athletes or anyone in between, we would like to have as much representation as possible. If you identify with more than one Hispanic group, feel free to make more than one submission. 

Once you’ve written your paragraph, please submit it via this Google form. Thank you!

Notes from the Health Office:

If you have not done so already, please contact the school nurse about any allergies.

Orchard News:

Spirit Wear Sale

It’s time to get into the school spirit! The HSA’s first spirit wear sale of the year is set to launch on September 1st and runs through September 15th. Orders will be distributed around October 10th, just in time for our first spirit day in mid-October. Fun styles are available for the whole family.

Amazon Smile

Help earn money for the HSA when shopping on Amazon - every day and currently on Prime Days! New Amazon Smile? Sign in to smile.amazon.com and choose Orchard Home & School Association as your charity.
 
Desktop Browser: Go to your Account and select the option to Change your Charity.
Mobile Browser: From the options at the bottom of the page, select "Change your Charity."
Bookmark, add to Favorites, or, create a shortcut on your home screen for convenience.

2021 - 2022 Orchard HSA Volunteer Opportunities

Please reach out to orchardvolunteerlead@gmail.com with any questions or to express interest in volunteering.

Save the Dates:

First Day of School - 9/1

No School - 9/6, 9/7

Back to School Night - 9/9

Board Meeting - 9/13

HSA Meeting - 9/14

No School - 9/16

Board Meeting - 9/20

New Family Orientation - 9/21

School Picture Day - 9/22

Back-to-School Picnic - 9/23

Spirit Day - 9/23

Raindate Picture Day - 9/28