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May 19, 2020
Orchard Notices
We are still going to create and put out an Orchard End of Year Video! All of us (kids and adults!) look forward to this special video year after year. Please consider sending photos of your students. We need all that we can get! Document our fun time in school...and the remote learning period, too! Send your photos to:   orchardvideopics@gmail.com.

Parent Reminder for Materials Pick Up
NEW BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION- Registration opens June 8th
5th Grade Parents--GWMS PE Shirts on Sale Now


HSA
Congratulations and thank you to our outgoing HSA Executive Board!  
Amy Gill, President
Nicole Liu, Vice President Volunteer Coordinator
Georgie Giancamilli, Secretary
Marya Larkin, Corresponding Secretary (Class Parent Coordinator)
Lindsay Kush, Treasurer

Congratulations and welcome to our new HSA Executive Board!

Todd Rothman & James Judge (Co-Presidents)
Lisa Arillo, Vice President Volunteer Coordinator
Britt Tunick, Secretary
Melissa Strauss, Corresponding Secretary (Class Parent Coordinator)
Jessica Warta, Treasurer
Tara Klaff, Assistant Treasurer

Please join us on Thursday 6/4 for our final HSA Meeting of the Year. A Zoom invite will follow shortly.



May 12,2020

BUDGET VOTE TODAY


TODAY, May 12, 2020, is the Annual School Election and the Ridgewood Municipal Election. Due to the current public health emergency, these elections are being conducted solely via vote-by-mail ballots. Ballots must be postmarked by 8 pm TODAY and received by the Bergen County Board of Elections on May 14. The annual school budget and three Board of Education seats will be on the ballot. Registered voters will be asked vote Yes or No on the Ridgewood Public Schools budget, which helps determine funding for the district’s academic programs, staffing, instructional resources, technology, transportation, and facilities maintenance.


 

REMEMBER - your voice and your vote count!




May 5, 2020
Orchard Notices
5th Grade Parents:  Your child will still need updated immunizations (Tdap and Menactra (meningococcal) going into 6th grade.  Attached is the form for you to share with your doctor's office.  Ms. Moya's email is on the form.
6th Grade Immunization Form

ORCHARD 2019-2020 YEARBOOK
Hope everyone is doing well!  We are still taking orders for the 2019-2020 Orchard Yearbook.  The deadline to order is FRIDAY MAY 8TH.  
You can order through MobileArq (PayPal preferred).  If paying by check, please make payable to Orchard HSA and send to: 
Lindsay Kush
185 Katherine Road
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Any questions, please contact Joan Guerrero joan_salubayba@yahoo.com

HSA
HSA 2020-2021 Executive Board Ballot--Please Vote!



April 28, 2020
Orchard Notices
Please click here for an Important Message from the Principal regarding Class Placement for 2020-2021 School Year

ORCHARD VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR--THE BOOK FAIR WILL RUN FROM APRIL 22nd THROUGH MAY 5th!!  The school might be closed but the Book Fair still goes on!  Click here for the flyer!

See below for directions/Information regarding ordering School Supplies for the 2020-2021 School Year!


HSA
HSA 2020-2021 Executive Board Ballot--Please Vote!

Community
Census Information



April 21, 2020

Orchard Notices
ORCHARD VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR--THE BOOK FAIR WILL RUN FROM APRIL 22nd THROUGH MAY 5th!!  The school might be closed but the Book Fair still goes on!  Click here for the flyer!


See below for directions/Information regarding ordering School Supplies for the 2020-2021 School Year!



April 14, 2020
Orchard Notices

Ordering school supplies is now open for the 2020-2021 school year!  We are continuing our partnership with 1st Day School Supplies again this year as they have proven to be reliable, convenient, easy and hassle free.  Using the link below to order a kit (before July 1st) will ensure that your child's supplies will be delivered directly to his or her classroom and ready to be used on the first day of school.  Click here to see the flyer.

- Enter 07450 for zip code
- Under Orchard Elementary click on "Supply Kits"
- Select kits based on your child's grade(s) for next school year.  
- Complete the purchase
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Norah Friedman at nkbfriedman@gmail.com




March 17, 2020
HSA
Orchard Auction Ballot Letter--Each Orchard staff member and each parent/guardian in the household has one vote. Please note that once you have voted, no other votes can be counted from the device you have used.   Voting will close Friday, March 20th, 2020.

Auction Program Final


Community
RHS 2020 Distinguished Alumni Inductee Ceremony Postponed 



March 10, 2020

Orchard Notices
CELEBRATE LEARNING DAY-Visitation Schedule


HSA
Orchard Auction Ballot Letter--Each Orchard staff member and each parent/guardian in the household has one vote. Please note that once you have voted, no other votes can be counted from the device you have used.  If you do not have access to voting via computer, please contact Mrs. Ferreri and you can arrange a time to vote at Orchard School.  Voting will close Friday, March 20th, 2020.

Auction Remote Bidding Available!
March Madness Volunteers Needed
March Madness Program Dedications
Orchard HSA Executive Board Nominations 2020-2021
Orchard HSA Executive Board Positions Info



Community
Social Service is looking for volunteers!
Culinary & Wellness Skills for Young Adults
Healthy Lawn-Healthy Planet Public Forum
An Evening with Arn Chorn Pond
RHS 2020 Distinguished Alumni Inductees




March 3, 2020
Orchard Notices
CELEBRATE LEARNING DAY-Visitation Schedule
Orchard Drama Club
Spring Orchard Wear - Sale ends Friday

HSA
March Madness Program Dedications
Orchard HSA Executive Board Nominations 2020-2021
Orchard HSA Executive Board Positions Info


Community
Ridgewood Lacrosse Flags
RPS Youth Art Month Show
Junior New Players Co. Summer 2020
Junior New Players Co. Spring 2020
KinderKickers Soccer Spring 2020
Mini-Maroons Spring Soccer




February 25, 2020
Orchard Notices
CELEBRATE LEARNING DAY-Visitation Schedule
Orchard Drama Club
Spring Orchard Wear - ON SALE NOW
Reading Marathon Info
Lunch with Candace Fleming
Orchard Science Fair Deadline Today


HSA
March Madness Program Dedications


Community
Super Science Saturday
Asian Festival Benefit
Ari Berman at the Ridgewood Public Library
Jamboree Post Show News!
RBSA Junior Umpire Training




February 11, 2020
Join us for our Long Range Planning Team meeting on Thursday, 2/13 at 7:30pm in the Library

HSA
HSA 2020 Auction Info

Community
RPL Scoop & a Story at Ben & Jerry's, Wednesday, Feb.19th @ 1pm
RBSA Spring Registration
Wellness Speaker Series--Derrick Gay on March 5th
Young Musicians Showcase




February 4, 2020
Orchard Notices
Talent Show Rehearsal Schedule
Orchard Science Fair
Author Visit Info/Book Order Form
Yearbook Needs Photos!

HSA
HSA 2020 Auction Info

Community
Super Science Saturday
Dodgeball Tournament
The Y Summer Camp
Ice Hockey Registration
Maroons Ice Hockey Middle School Showcase
RHS Commemorative Brick
RHS Family Promise Club Cookie Fundraiser
Ridgewood Village Council Election Information
RHS Jamboree 




January 28, 2020
Don't forget Gr. 3-5 Parent Media Night this Thursday at 7:30pm.

Orchard Notices
Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Registration for 2020-2021
Talent Show Rehearsal Schedule

Author Visit Info/Book Order Form
Reading Marathon Info
International Night

HSA
Grades 3-5 Staff Appreciation Breakfast Info
Wizards Thank You from the Federated HSA

Community
RHS Jamboree 2020
Reading Marathon Kickoff Event
RHS Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser
RHS Commemorative Brick
YMCA Vacation Camp




January 21, 2020
Orchard Notices
Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Registration for 2020-2021
Fourth & Fifth Grade Winter Concert Invitation
Orchard Cambodia Club


Community
TicToc presents 5th grade Art Contest
Tic Toc Free Event
Wizards Week Info



January 14, 2020

** IMPORTANT HEALTH MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL--Click here.**

Don't forget K-2 Parent Media Night this Thursday at 7:30pm.


Bingo Night: Orchard's Annual Bingo Night is THIS Friday, January 17th. Doors and concessions open at 6:30pm. Games begin at 7pm
All cards must be PREPAID prior to the evening of January 16th. Admission CANNOT be collected at the door. Please click on the Bingo Night form below!

Orchard Notices
Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Registration for 2020-2021
Fourth & Fifth Grade Winter Concert Invitation
Bingo Night
Bingo Night Prizes Needed
Talent Show Information
Talent Show Registration-due this Friday, 1/17


HSA
HSA Agenda for January 16th Meeting

Community
RHS New Players Concert
Lead Education Event
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration/Services




January 7, 2020

Orchard Notices
Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Online Registration for 2020-2021 Starts on January 11, 2020
Talent Show Info Meeting
Talent Show Information & Registration
Bingo Night
Bingo Night Donations Needed
Hobby Quest Airplane Captains After School Program
Hobby Quest Fashion Denim Dreams After School Program
Hobby Quest Magic Secrets After School Program

HSA
The HSA Auction is March 21st at the Brick House in Wyckoff. Save the date!   Click here to visit the website and to purchase tickets!!  More info will be sent through the class parents.

Community
Annual Friends of Music Concert
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration/Services
Baseball Equipment Drive
RBSA Travel Tryouts
Wizards Games Info



December 17, 2019

**Message from the Nurse:  Please keep your child home if he/she has a temperature of 100° or higher, is vomiting or has diarrhea.  If your child has been sent home with any of these symptoms, your child should stay home the following day and should be symptom-free without medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school. Thank you!**

Orchard Notices
Bingo Night
Yearbook Needs Photos
Hobby Quest Airplane Captains After School Program
Hobby Quest Fashion Denim Dreams After School Program
Hobby Quest Magic Secrets After School Program
Brainyak Kids Chess Club After School Program

HSA
Harlem Wizards-Save the Date!

Community
Mini New Players Info
Mini New Players Registration Form



December 10, 2019

With the cold and wet weather upon us, this is just a reminder that all students must have sneakers with them on PE days.  If boots are worn in the morning, please put sneakers in backpacks for class.  Thank you.

Orchard Notices
Yearbook Needs Photos
Hobby Quest Airplane Captains After School Program
Hobby Quest Fashion Denim Dreams After School Program
Hobby Quest Magic Secrets After School Program
Brainyak Kids Chess Club After School Program




December 3, 2019
Orchard Notices
Artsonia
Holiday Change Drive



November 26, 2019

Orchard Notices
Artsonia
Orchard PEP Club-Sign up Now!
Book Fair Info
Delicious Apple News

HSA
Membership Dues & Online Directory Sign-Up
HSA Fundraiser for 5th Grade-Brett Lauren Bracelets

Community
Baseball Equipment Drive




November 19, 2019
Orchard Notices
Orchard PEP Club-Sign up Now!
Yearbook Needs Photos!
Book Fair Info
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
Jingle Bell Jog Food Drive Ends this Thursday!

HSA
Please pay your HSA Dues on MobileArq ASAP!  If you would prefer to pay by check or cash please email Lauren DiMaulo at laurglynn@gmail.com to arrange to do so. 

Membership Dues & Online Directory Sign Up
HSA Agenda for November 21, 2019
HSA Fundraiser for 5th grade --Brett Lauren Bracelets

Community
Annual Friends of Music Concert




November 12, 2019
Please drive slowly in our parking lot, especially after morning drop-off.  We have many students and staff walking in the lot at that time.  Thank you!

Join us for our first Long Range Planning Team meeting on Thursday, 11/14 at 7:30pm.


Orchard Notices

Jingle Bell Jog and Food Drive Info
Book Fair Volunteers Needed

HSA
HSA Membership Dues & Online Directory Sign-Up

Community
Ridgewood Softball
RBSA Registration
Biddy Basketball
RHS Plant Sale
Ridgewood Rebels Basketball
Ridgewood Junior Wrestling
RHS Mini New Players Program
Kelly Creegan Coat Drive
Ridgewood Historic House Tour



November 5, 2019
Orchard Notices
Jingle Bell Jog and Food Drive Info
CTBN-Birthday Cards for WWII Veteran's 102 Birthday
Yearbook Photos Needed

HSA
Dad's Night Out

Community
Ridgewood Ice Hockey





October 29, 2019

Reminder:  TONIGHT -  6 PM - join Dr. Fishbein at Orchard School to view potential projects for a possible 2020 school referendum.  All are welcome!

Orchard Notices
Stage Right Drama Club Workshop
Jingle Bell Jog Food Drive Info

HSA
Dad's Night Out

Community
Election Day Run
Ridgewood LAX Fundraiser
Bergen County Hidden In Plain Sight Presentation
RHS Band Plant Sale
RPL/LWV present An Afternoon with NJ Attorney General Grewal





October 22, 2019
Orchard Notices
Halloween Costume Parade and Info
Stage Right Drama Club Workshop
Fun Day- Principal for a Day Raffle
Prize Donations for Fun Day

HSA
Dad's Night Out

Community
REF Phonathon Enhancing Education 
DECA Halloween Benefit
Revised Hoops Club Boys Basketball Flyer
LWV Candidates Forum




October 15, 2019
Orchard Notices
**Message From Our Guidance Counselor**
Halloween Costume Parade and Info
Stage Right Drama Club Workshop

Table to Table's BAG A LUNCH, HELP A BUNCH Fundraiser
Fall Box Top Contest
The Pumpkin Raffle for Fun Day

HSA
Fun Day Volunteers Needed
Fun Day Event Prizes Needed!
H
SA Agenda - October 17th Meeting
Jingle Bell Jog Volunteers Needed

Community
Ridgewood Hoops Club
College Club Author Luncheon
RPL Discover Gap Years



October 8, 2019

** Orchard families--Please check Skyward Family Access to make sure that your emergency contacts are updated.**

Orchard Notices
Halloween Costume Parade and Info
Stage Right Drama Club Workshop

Table to Table's BAG A LUNCH, HELP A BUNCH Fundraiser
Fall Box Top Contest
Save the Date for Fun Day
Fun Day Event!
The Pumpkin Raffle for Fun Day
Jingle Bell Jog Volunteers Needed

HSA
Ladies Night Out

Community
Columbus Day Soccer Clinic
Girls Travel Basketball Try-Outs
RHS New Players
RHS Marching Band Day
RHS Homecoming
RHS New Players presents Trunk or Treat
Mallory's Army





October 1, 2019
Orchard Notices
*Movie tickets are on sale near the amphitheater today, tomorrow and Thursday at 3pm*

Table to Table's BAG A LUNCH, HELP A BUNCH Fundraiser
Fall Box Top Contest
Save the Date for Fun Day
Fun Day Event!
The Pumpkin Raffle for Fun Day
Brainyak Chess at Orchard Grades 1-5 (Party & Classes)
5th Grade Movie Fundraiser--Abominable!!

HSA
Ladies Night Out

Community
Ridgewood Fire Department Open House
Youth Soccer Clinic
RHS Boys LAX Fundraiser
REF Phone-a-Thon




September 24, 2019
Orchard Notices
BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC- This Thursday!
Fun Day
Yearbook Club Needs Photos!
Hobby Quest Airplane Missions
Hobby Quest Fashion Night Out
Hobby Quest Magic Mysteries
Brainyak Chess at Orchard Grades 1-5 (Party & Classes)
5th Grade Movie Fundraiser--Abominable!!

HSA
Ladies Night Out

Community
Art in the Park
AOM Walking Tours
Soles 4 Souls
Tic Toc Art Docent Workshop
Junior New Players

League of Women Voters Luncheon





September 17, 2019

New Family Orientation:  All new families are invited to attend our parent orientation tonight at 7:30 PM.  Please bring your own device to logon to our network!

Scoop Night:  This Wednesday, Ben & Jerry's is hosting a Scoop Night to raise funds for Cambodia Club.  Come out and see the following Orchard Staff members scoop:
Ms. Graham 5-5:30                 Mrs. Scott 6:00- 6:30
Mrs. Ferreri 5:30-6:00             Mrs. Clark 6:00-6:30
Mrs.Saglimbeni  5:30- 6:00 

Orchard Notices
Hobby Quest Airplane Missions
Hobby Quest Fashion Night Out
Hobby Quest Magic Mysteries
Brainyak Chess at Orchard Grades 1-5 (Party & Classes)
Crafting Club at Orchard
5th Grade Movie Fundraiser--Abominable!!
Orchardwear--The spiritwear store closed tomorrow, 9/18!
Orchard Back to School Picnic


HSA
HSA Agenda for 9/19/19--Please join us for our first HSA meeting this Thursday, directly following CBA at 9:15. All are welcome!
Parent Safety Patrol Info


Community
Coin Drive--This Change Drive runs through Friday, 9/20. Send in your change!
Jamboree Casting Call
RHS Gymnastics Clinic
RBSA Travel Baseball
RHS LAX Fundraiser
Vaping-Save your Breath Parent Presentation
Walktoberfest
Speaker Series-"Angst" Documentary




September 10, 2019

Reminder:  Orchard's Back To School Night is TOMORROW, 9/11/19. Please view the link below for the schedule. This year, grade levels will be presenting together in common areas. Remember to make time to visit your child's classroom and leave them their special note! New families and Kindergarten parents, please note that there will be sign up sheets in your child's classroom for volunteer opportunities.  We look forward to seeing everyone at Back to School Night!  Click here for the Agenda.

Orchard Notices
Hobby Quest Magic Mysteries After-School Program
Hobby Quest Fashion Night Out After-School Program
Hobby Quest Airplane Missions After-School Program
Crafting Club for Orchard School-After-School Program
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY-September 16th
Orchard School Spirit- ON SALE NOW
Back to School Picnic

Community
Friends of Music Emerging Composer Competition




September 3, 2019
**We had a fabulous 1st Day at Orchard today!  Congrats to both parents and students!**

Orchard Notices
Back-to-School Night Agenda
Orchardwear-School Spirit ON SALE NOW!
Clay, Paper, Scissors Crafting Club


HSA
SCHOOL DIRECTORY - Exciting news - Ridgewood schools are transitioning to a new online format this year. Parents and teachers can access our school directory via mobile phones, laptops and desktop computers. Directory cost is $25 and includes a full year of access to our school activities and family contact information. Our directory will be available for sale at the end of September. Please watch enews for a link to order your directory!  Banner ads and sponsor ads are also available - please contact Lauren DiMaulo at laurglynn@gmail.com to find out about advertising. Thank you for supporting our school through the directory. 

Community
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Info
7th and 8th Grade Student Social
Junior New Players Fall 2019
6th Grade Middle School Mixer
Super Soccer Saturday
"Stay-Safe" Self Defense Workshop 
RHS Homecoming Flyer