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March 19, 2019
**Each year, the New Jersey Department of Education releases school performance reports on every public school in New Jersey.  You can view these reports on our school website. 
Orchard School's 2017-18 summary performance report can be viewed here
For more detailed information, Orchard School's 2017-2018 full performance report is available here.  We remain proud of our growth and achievement.  If you have any questions regarding the report, please feel free to contact Mrs. Ferreri at any time.**


Orchard Notices
Orchard Spring Chess Club and Tournament
The School Supply Store in now open for ordering children's 2019-2020 school kits!
CTBN Gear/Items


HSA
Dad's Night Out
Orchard Moms Softball Team


Community
Ridgewood Girls LAX Clinic



March 12, 2019

Orchard Notices
Orchard Spring Chess Club and Tournament
CTBN Bake Sale
CTBN Gear/Items


HSA
Friends of Orchard Fundraising Campaign
Orchard Moms Softball Team
HSA Executive Board Nominations
Dad's Night Out
LSHSA Special Ed Scoop Night

Community
VAPING, the Untold Story presented by Timothy Shoemaker
RBSA Special All-Stars Program
Ridgewood LAX Day
RHS New Players presents City of Angels

LWV-A Civics Education Quiz Bowl



March 5, 2019

Orchard Notices
Reading Marathon Closing Event, LIBRARY CON

HSA
Dad's Night Out
Friends of Orchard Fundraising Campaign
HSA Executive Board Nominations
Orchard and Wood Sherpas' HSA Fundraiser

Community
RPS Youth Art Month Show
RHS Boys' Lacrosse Fundraiser
RBSA Summer Softball
TicToc Author Event
TicToc Author Book Order Form
TicToc Celebratory Event





February 26, 2019
** The Orchard Science Fair is this Thursday, 2/28.  The hours are 7pm-8:15pm.**

This Thursday, 2/28, we will be unveiling our Sensory Path at  CBA! Come and hear more about this exciting new path at Orchard
 School!

Orchard Notices
Brainyak Chess Tournament
CTBN Bottle Cap Project
CTBN Gear/Items
International Night Info
Orchard Girl Scout Animal Refuge Donations
Reading Marathon Info


HSA
Friends of Orchard Fundraising Campaign

Community
Asian Festival Benefit
Super Science Saturday
League of Women Voters- Voting Info
Kristine Mraz presents Purposeful Play
League of Women Voters announces Mail-In Ballot Dates
Finding a Healthy Balance Presentation
RBSA Kindergarten Instructional Program
Ridgewood Music Lawn Signs
Community Outreach Speaker Series
Social Service Association
RHS LAX Tito's Burritos & Wings Fundraiser




February 12, 2019
Orchard Notices
Orchard Science Fair Info and Registration
Reading Marathon
No Cook Night!
CTBN Bottle Cap Project

HSA
Orchard and "Wood" Sherpas for Sale

Community
5K GoodWill Shamrock Shuffle
RHS Coaches vs. Cancer Court Warming Classic
Gospel Concert celebrating Black History Month




February 5, 2019
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS STARTING TODAY!!!
Please note that this year, there will be two parts to registration: 
  • First, you must fill out the registration form ONLINE.  As of Friday, 1/18, there was a link to this on the front page of the district’s website. 
  • Once your online registration form is complete, you may then come to Orchard on Tuesday, Feb. 5th  or Thursday, Feb. 7th between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. with your child’s original birth certificate, and your original residency documents (deed, lease, utility bills, etc.).  We will make copies for your child’s file.   While here, you will be informed of the Kindergarten Orientation session and will receive an informational packet. 

Please know that the online registration form MUST be completed before we can accept any other documents.  We appreciate your cooperation with this new system.  Click here for Dr. Fishbein's letter about registration. 

Orchard Notices
On Wednesday, February 6, Orchard School will be participating in Global School Play Day.  We are joining over 400,000 students from over 68 countries for an opportunity in self-guided, unstructured play!  Our teachers will be participating in various ways throughout the day.  Ask your child about Global School Play Day this Wednesday!

Artsonia Gifts
Author Visit Info
Author Book Order Form
Box Tops for Education

Orchard Science Fair Info and Registration
CTB
N Bottle Cap Project
Reading Marathon Info


Community
Thank you from Wizards Fundraiser
Jr. New Players Spring Weekend
Jr. New Players Summer 2019
RHS Jamboree
Young Musicians Showcase




January 29, 2019
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS COMING!!!
Please note that this year, there will be two parts to registration: 
  • First, you must fill out the registration form ONLINE.  As of Friday, 1/18, there was a link to this on the front page of the district’s website. 
  • Once your online registration form is complete, you may then come to Orchard on Tuesday, Feb. 5th  or Thursday, Feb. 7th between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. with your child’s original birth certificate, and your original residency documents (deed, lease, utility bills, etc.).  We will make copies for your child’s file.   While here, you will be informed of the Kindergarten Orientation session and will receive an informational packet. 

 Please know that the online registration form MUST be completed before we can accept any other documents.  We appreciate your cooperation with this new system.  Click here for Dr. Fishbein's letter about registration. 

Orchard Notices
Artsonia Gifts
Author Visit Info
Author Book Order Form
Box Tops for Education
Reading Marathon Month
Talent Show Rehearsal Schedule

HSA 
Garage Sale Save the Date!

Community
RHS Choir Program
RPL SAT Institute in Reading, Writing & Math
RHS Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser



January 22, 2019
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS COMING!!!
Please note that this year, there will be two parts to registration: 
  • First, you must fill out the registration form ONLINE.  As of Friday, 1/18, there was a link to this on the front page of the district’s website. 
  • Once your online registration form is complete, you may then come to Orchard on Tuesday, Feb. 5th  or Thursday, Feb. 7th between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. with your child’s original birth certificate, and your original residency documents (deed, lease, utility bills, etc.).  We will make copies for your child’s file.   While here, you will be informed of the Kindergarten Orientation session and will receive an informational packet. 

 Please know that the online registration form MUST be completed before we can accept any other documents.  We appreciate your cooperation with this new system.  Click here for Dr. Fishbein's letter about registration. 

Orchard Notices
Talent Show Rehearsal Schedule
Long Range Planning Team Meeting Agenda
4th and 5th Grade Winter Concert Invitation
Box Tops for Education Contest
Reading Marathon Info

Community
Dr. Cheryl Charles Presentation
Dr. Michael Thompson Presentation
RHS Jamboree
RHS Recording Studio



January 15, 2019
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS COMING!!!
Please note that this year, there will be two parts to registration: 
  • First, you must fill out the registration form ONLINE.  As of this coming Friday, 1/18, there will be a link to this on the front page of the district’s website. 
  • Once your online registration form is complete, you may then come to Orchard on Tuesday, Feb. 5th  or Thursday, Feb. 7th between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. with your child’s original birth certificate, and your original residency documents (deed, lease, utility bills, etc.).  We will make copies for your child’s file.    While here, you will be informed of the Kindergarten Orientation session and will receive an informational packet. 

 Please know that the online registration form MUST be completed before we can accept any other documents.  We appreciate your cooperation with this new system.  Click here for Dr. Fishbein's letter about registration.

Orchard Notices
Bingo Night-Must Prepay for this event!

HSA
Agenda for 1/17th Meeting
Minutes for 11/15th Meeting
COREFIRE Classes

Community
Super Science Saturday Info
Super Science Saturday Workshop
TicToc 5th Grade Art Contest
RHS Lacrosse Ribbon Belt Fundraiser




January 8, 2019

**Hobby Quest's Airplane Engineers has now been opened to include the kindergarten students.  See Flyer below.**

**Brainyak Chess needs a few more students. Their program is well-established and would like to bring back Orchard's renowned chess history.  See Flyer below.**


Orchard Notices
Family Bingo Night - Must Prepay for this event!
Hobby Quest's Airplane Engineers
Brainyak Chess at Orchard
Talent Show Informational Meeting
Talent Show Info and Registration
Orchard Yearbook Photos Needed!


HSA
HSA sponsored COREFIRE Classes


Community
RPL Brainstorm presents Interview Excellence
Ridgewood Spring Hockey




December 18, 2018
**Don't forget to check out our new After-School Programs that start in January**

Orchard Notices
Brainyak Chess at Orchard
Hobby Quest's Airplane Engineers
Hobby Quest's Fashion Fleece

Talent Show Informational Meeting
Talent Show Info & Registration
Artsonia
Bingo Night-Save the Date

Community
Cambodia Project Sponsor-a-Chair Event
Martin Luther King Service Flyer



December 11, 2018
**We are expanding our After-School Programs.  Not only is Hobby Quest offering 2 new programs but Brainyak Kids will be offering Chess classes along with a Tournament!  See below for all 3 new exciting programs!**

Orchard Notices
Brainyak Chess at Orchard
Hobby Quest's Airplane Engineers
Hobby Quest's Fas
hion Fleece
Artsonia
Bingo Night-Save the Date
New Recycling Efforts

Community
RHS Commemorative Brick Sale
Ridgewood Music Lawn Signs
Updated Wiz
ards Flyer



December 4, 2018
**Check out our new After-School Programs offered by Hobby Quest**

Orchard Notices
Hobby Quest's Airplane Engineers
Hobby Quest's Fashion Fleece
Holiday Change Drive
Orchard's New Recycling Efforts
Orchard Yearbook Needs your Photos
SkyZone Fundraiser


Community
Mango Jam's Customer Appreciation Day
Harlem Wizards Basketball-Save the Date




November 27, 2018
Orchard Notices
Holiday Change Drive with Pajama Day Next Monday
SkyZone Fundraiser

Community
Ridgewood Lacrosse for Grades K-8
Ridgewood Baseball & Softball Association Registration



November 20, 2018
Orchard Notices
Jingle Bell Jog 2018 Thank You
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
Orchard SkyZone Fundraiser

Community
Eighth Grade Movie Flyer



November 13, 2018

Orchard Notices
Jingle Bell Jog Food Drive
HSA Holiday Lunch Volunteer Sign-Up
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
CTBN Halloween Candy Donation to our Troops!
Picture Retake Day Info

HSA
November 15th Meeting Agenda

Community
Friends of Music Concert




November 6, 2018
Orchard Notices
Jingle Bell Jog Food Drive
HSA Holiday Lunch Volunteer Sign-Up
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
Delicious Apple News
Choose To Be Nice 5th Grade Implementation Team
CTBN Halloween Candy Donation to our Troops!

Community
Baseball Equipment Drive
Cambodia Mural Project
RBSA Registration
Poinsettia & Amaryllis Plants




October 30, 2018

**EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1ST, THE COOLER FOR THE LUNCH DROP-OFF WILL BE LOCATED BY THE CAFETORIUM DOOR LABELED #4.  IT WILL NO LONGER BE AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE**

Just a note to say thank you for following our pick up reminders!  The front loop has been empty and the fire lane has been left open.  We appreciate everyone's cooperation.  Thank you!

Orchard Notices
**Annual Halloween Costume Parade New Procedures**
Jingle Bell Jog Food Drive
Choose To Be Nice 5th Grade Implementation Team


Community
RHS Bands Poinsettia & Amaryllis Sale
Franks for Florida
Choose To Be Neighborly Program Info
Choose To Be Neighborly Movement Program Details
Middle School Mixer for 7th/8th Grade Students


October 23, 2018

Orchard Notices
**Annual Halloween Costume Parade New Procedures**
Choose To Be Nice 5th Grade Team Meeting Update


Community
Ben & Jerry's Scoop Night
Kelly Creegan Coat Drive Update
Older Adults Mental Health First Aid Training
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Ridgewood Indian Community Annual Diwali Gala
Trunk or Treat


October 16, 2018

Orchard Notices
**Annual Halloween Costume Parade New Procedures**
Bag-a-Lunch, Help-a-Bunch Fundraiser
 is this Friday, October 19th
Fun Day this Saturday! There will be a Principal for a Day Raffle!! Check it out!
Fun Day Prizes Needed
Jingle Bell Jog
Samba Bowls Fundraiser

HSA
Agenda for October 18th
Minutes from September 20th


Community
Dragons Roller Hockey
College Club Book Fair
Brainstorm Workshops
Friends of Music
RHS Walking Tour
Kelly Creegan Coat Drive
Ridgewood Public Library Teen Services
Ridgewood Fire Dept. Open House
Ridgewood Wrestling
Keep Kids Safe Lawn Signs
RHS New Players Trunk or Treat


October 9, 2018

Orchard Notices
TPASS Instructions-The New Visitor Check-In System
Table to Table's Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch Annual Fundraiser
5th Grade Movie Fundraiser
Fun Day Festival Information
Yearbook Needs Your Photos!


HSA
Ladies Night Out

Community
Ridgewood Basketball Special Needs All Star Program
RHS New Player Mere Mortals
RHS New Players 50th Season
One Book, One District Community Read & Discussion
Ridgewood Rebels Girl Travel Basketball
Candidates Night




October 2, 2018

*Please make sure that your Emergency Contacts on Skyward are up-to-date!**


Orchard Notices
TPASS Instructions-The New Visitor Check-In System
After-School Bake Sale Tomorrow
Box Tops for Education
5th Grade Movie Fundraiser
Orchard Yearbook Needs your Help with Photos!

HSA
Ladies NIght Out
LSHSA Sign Up Flyer

Community
Blood Drive
The Dangers Of Vaping Presentation
RHS Gymnastics Clinic
exCELL's Halloween Costume Drive
RBSA Travel Baseball Tryouts
RHS Class of 2020 Fundraiser
RHS Cheerleading Fundraiser



September 25, 2018
Orchard Notices
Welcome Back Picnic is This Thursday!
After-School Bake Sale
Birthday Books
Box Tops for Education
Drama Club
Engrave-A-Brick Fundraiser
Fall Fun @ Orchard with Little Ivy
5th Grade Movie Fundraiser
OrchardWear-School Spirit


HSA
Directory Information & HSA Membership
Directory Advertising Form & Info
KidsStuff Coupon Book
Ladies Night Out

Community
District Title 1 Notification
RHS Cambodia Club Scoop Night
Ridgewood Girls Youth Soccer Clinic
Oktoberfest
Walktoberfest
Public Water Forum




September 18, 2018
** Any families that wish to attend our New Family Orientation are welcome to do so!  Our orientation will  be held on this Thursday, September 20th at 7:30 pm.  Please see this flier for more information**

Orchard Notices
New Family Orientation
School Picture Day
Birthday Books
Box Tops for Education
Chess Club (Beginner)
Chess Club (Intermediate)
Drama Club
Engrave-A-Brick Fundraiser
Fall Fun @ Orchard with Little Ivy Academy
OrchardWear-School Spirit
Welcome Back Picnic

HSA
June 14th Meeting Minutes
September 20th Meeting Agenda
Directory Information & HSA Membership
Directory Advertising Form & Info
KidStuff Coupon Book

Community
Ridgewood Hoops Club



September 11, 2018

Don't forget that Back to School NIght is this Thursday, September 13th.  Click here for the Agenda.

Orchard Notices
Birthday Books
Chess Club (Beginner)
Chess Club (Intermediate)
Drama Club Info
Engrave-A-Brick Fundraiser
School Photo Day Reminder
OrchardWear-School Spirit

HSA
Presidents Message
HSA Meetings Schedule
Directory Information & HSA Membership
Directory Advertising Form & Info
KidsStuff Coupon Book
LSHSA Information
LSHSA Evening Social
LSHSA  Extra- Curricular Activities

Community
Explore Art-Arboretum
Community Outreach-Dr. Michele Borba
TicToc Art Docent Workshop
Ridgewood Fall Softball Clinic
Ridgewood Bas
ketball Registration
Ridgewood Super Soccer Saturday