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November 23, 2021

Please note that tomorrow, 11/24 will be a minimum school day.   ALL students and staff will be dismissed for the day at 12:45 pm.  Refer to the annual school calendar for future school breaks and minimum day dismissals.   

Dear Parents & Guardians,

The Social Service Association of Ridgewood & Vicinity serves 200 children and 185 families. 
Please consider sending a Target Gift Card to Travell's fundraiser to support our friends in need. 
Your son or daughter can give the card to their classroom teacher tomorrow or after Thanksgiving.
Thank you for considering this needed donation!

Sincerely,
Ms. Head

Holiday Store Open until 11/30
Book Cover Contest!  due 11/29
FAMILY PHYS ED NIGHT is coming soon! 
BOOK FAIR 12/6 - 12/9
Spelling Bee Club
Int'l Expo 2022 Info/Sign Up!!
Bag a Lunch...Support our community
Recycle Glue Sticks at Travell
Ridgewood Baseball & Softball Registration 2022

November 17, 2021
Hello, Travell Families,
Here are a few important updates:

Outdoor Lunch
--With temperatures frequently in the 40-degree range, tomorrow (Thursday, November 18) will be the final day of the outdoor lunch pilot. Beginning Friday, all students will eat in the Tiger’s Den.


Parking Reminders (Full Guidelines Below)
--Please do not park on the school side of Bogert Ave. from 8:00-9:00 on school days. Follow the signs for student drop-off.

--Only district personnel and those drivers with official handicapped credentials should use the Bogert cutout before, during, or after school.

Spirit Fridays -
-Remember to wear your Travell or Ridgewood gear or colors every Friday! 
Have a great day!

Sincerely,
Brian Ross

TRAVELL SAFETY: DROP-OFF & PARKING

DROP-OFF
Please have your child seated on the curb side of the car, drop them off and continue towards Meadowbrook. Teachers are posted at the door to make sure that every child that is dropped off enters the building.

There are two drop-off areas: One on Bogert Avenue and one on Fairfield Avenue


On Bogert Avenue - drop-off is in front of the school, after the island. Do not drop off at the island and do not block the driveway on either side of the island, as it must be accessible to school vans. During school hours, Bogert is one-way.

On Fairfield - drop-off is at the cut-out on the school side leading to the playground/ball field area. Fairfield is two-way at all times and parking is illegal on both sides of Fairfield north of Downs. Refer to the student drop-off may on the next page.

PARKING
If you plan to park your car to escort your child into school, you must leave the drop-off area and park beyond the school. Parked cars impede the flow of traffic and endanger the children. Handicapped parking is available on both sides of the school for those with official credentials.

November 16, 2021
FAMILY PHYS ED NIGHT is coming soon! 
Registration Closing:  DRAMA CLUB 4th/5th grades
Travell Holiday Store is OPEN
Last call:  Grocery Card Free-Raiser
Photo Retakes/Make-ups AVAILABLE NOW
Kwanza Video Needed, DEI project
Book Cover Contest!  Due 11/29
BOOK FAIR 12/6 - 12/9
Bag a Lunch, Support your community
SSA Community Holiday Gift Donations
RHS Commemorative Brick 

November 9, 2021

THIS WEEK Grocery Free-raiser 11/10 - 11/12
Duck Donuts LAST CHANCE! DRAMA CLUB 4th/5th Registration
Travell Holiday Store is open
Share Your Holiday (DEI Video)
Bag a Lunch, Support your community
Photo Makeups THIS WED 11/10

JOIN OUR TEAM! The Ridgewood Public Schools have some great part-time employment opportunities. Apply online today - tinyurl.com/ytffu6y3


November 2, 2021

Reminders for absence due to illness according the the New Jersey Department of Health Guidelines for Schools:


1. Provide specific symptoms.

When reporting an absence for your child, please list their specific symptoms. 

Please refrain from giving “cold” or “allergies” as a reason for absence unless this diagnosis has been given by a doctor. (A COVID-19 test may still be required.) 

If symptoms are not provided, the nurse will need to contact you in order to obtain this information.


If your child gets tested for COVID-19, please let the school nurse know and send the results to lgrabinski@ridgewood.k12.nj.us


2. Keep siblings home.

If your child is staying home because of an illness (per your symptom checker email), all siblings must also remain home until the sick child receives a negative COVID-19 test result. (Likewise, if a parent or other household member is ill, all members of the household must remain home until the sick person receives a negative COVID-19 test result.)


3. Visit the COVID-19 Dashboard.

Visit the RPS COVID-19 Dashboard for more information such as local testing sites and travel recommendations from the CDC. Our region’s current activity level is Moderate or yellow.


Remember to wear a mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands. 


Thank you for everything you do to help keep our community healthy and safe!


Gobble, Gobble Grocery Free-raiser 11/10 - 11/12
Duck Donuts order NOW!
DRAMA CLUB 4th/5th Registration
Bag a Lunch...Support your community
Don't forget your School Photos!
Photo Makeups 11/10
Send in Yearbook Photos!!
Baseball Equipment Drive - donations are appreciated

October 26, 2021

Gobble, Gobble Grocery Fundraiser 11/10-11/12
DUCK DONUTS are back!
Bag a Lunch: Support your Community
Don't forget your School Photos!
Photo Makeups 11/10
TY to Event Volunteers!
LWV:  IN PERSON EARLY VOTING
College Club Book Fair 11/4

October 20, 2021

Bag a Lunch Project
NO COOK Fundraiser Kimchi
Auction Volunteer Meeting THU 10/21
Recycle Your Plastic Bags
School Photos are Ready!
Photo Make Up 11/10
Tic Toc Workshop 10/22

October 19, 2021

*PLEASE KEEP AN EXTRA MASK IN YOUR CHILD’S LUNCH BAG AS WELL AS IN THEIR BACKPACK*


Reminders for absence due to illness according the the New Jersey Department of Health Guidelines for Schools:


1. Provide specific symptoms.


When reporting an absence for your child, please list their specific symptoms. 

Please refrain from giving “cold” or “allergies” as a reason for absence unless this diagnosis has been given by a doctor. (A COVID-19 test may still be required.) 

If symptoms are not listed, the nurse will need to contact you in order to obtain this information.


If your child gets tested for COVID-19, please let the school nurse know and send the results to lgrabinski@ridgewood.k12.nj.us


2. Keep siblings home.


If your child is staying home because of an illness (per your symptom checker email), all siblings must also remain home until the sick child receives a negative COVID-19 test result. (Likewise, if a parent or other household member is ill, all members of the household must remain home until the sick person receives a negative COVID-19 test result.)


3. Visit the COVID-19 Dashboard.


Visit the RPS COVID-19 Dashboard for more information such as local testing sites and travel recommendations from the CDC. Our region’s current activity level is Moderate or yellow.


Remember to wear a mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands. 


Thank you for everything you do to help keep our community healthy and safe!


Village Council Candidates Debate 10/20
LSHSA Pizza Fundraiser
Kelly Creegan Coat Drive
New Players Trunk or Treat 
RHS Girls LAX Holiday Sale

October 14, 2021
Travell School photos are ready to view!
Photo Day Make-ups info 11/10

October 12, 2021
THIS WED 10/13 General HSA Mtg @ 7pm
LAST CHANCE Buy 10/23 Social Tix!
Last call for 3rd grade Drama Club
Clothing Drive THIS Sat 10/16
Volunteers needed:  Auction Meeting 10/21
No Cook Fundraiser:  Kimchi Smoke 10/27
Tic Toc Workshops
Girls Scout Bonfire Fri 10/15
Styrofoam Recycling Event 10/15
Helping Hands Volunteers Tutors
Little Ivy: Build & Code LEGO Robots
LWV:  School Board Candidates Forum
Ridgewood Rebels Basketball Registration
Ridgewood Hoops Club
RHS Baseball Car Wash

October 5, 2021

From the Health Office:

Please continue to help us prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Remember to wear a mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands. 


When reporting an absence for your child, please list their specific symptoms

(Please refrain from giving “cold” or “allergies” as a reason for absence unless this diagnosis has been given by a doctor. A COVID test may still be required.)


Our daily symptom checker email can help in determining whether or not your child should attend school or other activities. Contact your school nurse for additional guidance.


If your child gets tested for COVID-19, please let the school nurse know and send the results to lgrabinski@ridegwood.k12.nj.us


Thank you for everything you do to help keep our community healthy and safe!


General HSA Meeting on 10/13
Directory is LIVE!!  & Dues
LAST CHANCE:  SPIRIT WEAR by 10/8
Clothing Drive 10/16
Travell Auction Volunteer Meeting 
Parent Social (10/23) Tickets
Box Tops for Travell
Ridgewood Library's Breakfast With Friends
LSHSA's Night Out At McMurphy's
RHS Alumni Chalk Talk With Willie Geist on 10/9

September 30, 2021
Reminder – Mark Your Calendars!
Travell’s General HSA Meeting - Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00pm
***We plan to offer both in-person and remote options to join***

The agenda will include:

 Board of Education Candidate Remarks (final list of attending candidates pending)
 Presentation and Approval of the 2021-2022 HSA Budget (www.travellhsa.com)
 HSA Program & Event Updates
 School Updates from Mr. Ross, Travell Principal

September 29, 2021

Dear Travell Families,

Updated for 9.29.21: Please see the corrected Start Strong dates below, as well as the new information regarding lunch and recess sign-out process.


Important Updates:


Start Strong Testing - Week of October 4-October 8 - Grades 4-5: RPS elementary schools will administer the New Jersey Department of Education’s Start Strong assessments. Start Strong is designed to provide instructional information to school staff members so that we can meet the needs of our students. Travell students in grades 4 and 5 will test in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics on Wednesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 7. Each session will be 60 minutes long. Once the state releases assessment data, the district will share that information with families. 


Week of Respect: Week of October 4-October 8:

Highlights include:

  • Guest speaker Kelsey Tainsh (grades 2-5), October 5
  • Rooted in Respect activity (grades K-1)
  • Spirit Week activities (everyone!):


--Monday: Wear Blue for National Stomp Out Bullying Day
--Tuesday: Respect for Self - Wear Pajamas or your comfiest clothes to show you can be comfortable being you 
--Wednesday: Respect for Others - Wear Tye Dye/ Mix and Match to show respect for everyone's differences 
--Thursday: Respect for Environment - Wear Green OR wear your favorite sports jersey or shirt to show respect for the environment we all share as a team
--Friday: Respect for School & Community - Wear Travell or Ridgewood Gear

 

Lunch/Recess Sign-Outs: Beginning Monday, October 4, students who sign out for lunch may 

return for recess (or stay for recess first, then sign out). Students and parents should continue to report ONLY to the Bogert Ave. door for the sign-in and sign-out process.


Monday, October 11 - No school for students; professional development for teachers.


Important Reminders:


  • Please drop off all lunches, drinks, snacks, etc. to the cooler outside the Bogert Ave. door by 10:00 each morning.
  • Please remember to pack an extra mask in your child’s backpack.
  • Remember that Bogert Avenue is a one-way street from 8:00 am-3:45 pm on school days.
  • Please do not idle before school, after school, or when picking up/dropping off students for lunch.
  • Every Friday is Spirit Day! Remind your child to wear Travell or Ridgewood colors!


Thank you!


Best,

Brian Ross

Snack & Lunch Nut Policy Reminder

Snack:

Classrooms are peanut and tree nut free. Please send in a healthy snack that does not contain these food items. 

Using a dedicated "snack bag" is a great way to make sure your child knows which food is meant for snack time.

Lunch:

Any foods may be brought in to be eaten for lunch, including tree nut and peanut products. 

Your child may be asked to move so he or she is not sitting directly next to a student with a food allergy.


September 28, 2021

Directory Access & Dues
Frosty Friday 10/1
Travell Spirit Wear
Travell Auction
 Travell Parent Social
Clothing Drive 10/16
Go Idle Free
SSA Thanksgiving Food Drive
PFAS Water Facts
RLA Girls Fall Sixes
Ridgewood Arts Council
RAF Gallery Tour
Jamboree 2022

September 21, 2021

Directory Access & HSA dues
PLEASE READ:  Updated Photo Days
Travell Spirit Wear ON SALE NOW!
Submit your Yearbook Photos
Green Team - Idle free!
SAFE THE DATE:  Parent Social 10/23
Boys LAX Car Wash
RHS Girls Soccer Clinic
Jamboree Try-outs
Friends of Music songwriting competition

September 14, 2021
Reminder: 
Entrances and Exits

Students enter and exit the building using the same door each day:

Kindergarten: Basketball Court

Grades 1 & 4: Fairfield Avenue Door

Grade 3: Bogert Avenue Door (Main Entrance)

Grades 2 & 5: Playground Door (Courtyard by Nurse’s Office)

On inclement weather days, students may use the most convenient door to enter the building.
Welcome letter from the Guidance Office Directory Access & Dues SPIRIT WEAR shop open!! UPDATED Photo Days Join Travell's Green Team Frosty Friday Travell Magnet for Sale LSHSA

September 9, 2021
9/10 Ice Cream Social
HSA Dues, Directory Dues
Join Girl Scouts!!
Join Boy Scouts!!
School Photo Days
Travell Chess Club
Volunteer Opportunity
Welcome Back from the Travell Media Center
RHS Girls LAX Social
LSHSA Activities Fair
LSHSA Ridgewood's Learning Services

September 1, 2021
Travell Annual HSA dues
GroupSpot
Ice Cream Social