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February 23, 2021

Please drop off students' drawings for the Montefiore Nyack Hospital by Friday, Feb 26.  They will be displayed on the ICU walls to lift the spirits of staff and patients.  Thank you.

Super Science Saturday
Reading Marathon Spotlight:  Mrs. A
Reading Marathon Events
Bookmark Contest
Winterfest
HSA is recruiting for next year's Board
Girls Lacrosse Clinic
Youth Ice Hockey registration
Recreational Softball Program
Recreational Baseball Program
Pre-Kindergarten Kickball Program
Coaches vs. Cancer


February 19, 2021
Super Science Saturday

February 18, 2021
Hello Travell Families,
Please follow the attached schedule for tomorrow's remote learning day.


February 17, 2021
Dear Travell Families,

Due to the inclement weather, all Ridgewood Public Schools will pivot to remote learning tomorrow, Thursday, February 18.  All afterschool activities are canceled.
Be safe and have fun playing in the snow!

Warm regards,
Brian Ross

Thank you Travell!
Reading Marathon Spotlight with Ms. Lauro
Reading Marathon Bookmark Contest
Last Call for Science Fair Signups
5th Grade Drama Club
Winterfest
5th Grade TICTOC Art Contest
Super Science Saturday
 
Sign up for the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE! (the grade level that has the most sign ups will win an Amazon gift card for their classroom!)
Track your miles:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIHXvjxpmu7D0qANuI8ak4vBzNwtuLPzI1jDKA6omEH0HswA/viewform

February 11, 2021
Hello Travell Families,
Dr. Besher Kabak, the ICU Medical Director at the Montefiore Nyack Hospital, and a current Travell parent, has reached out to the Travell community with a special request.  The hospital would like to post children's drawings on the ICU walls to lift the spirits of staff and patients.

If you wish to participate and have your own personal drawings of anything you enjoy drawing included in their exhibits, please drop them off in the Main Office by FRIDAY, Feb 19th.

Thank you!
Mrs. Mead and Mrs. James

February 10, 2021
Travell's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee wish to share the attached DEI deck as a parent resource to our community.  They have worked hard during the past several months to provide many opportunities in the Arts, Sports, Reading and Music. 

DEI Educational Resources 


February 9, 2021
From the Health Office:
If you plan on traveling outside of the immediate area (NJ, NY, CT, DE, PA), you will be required
to quarantine for 14 days. Per our local health department, a negative test is not a substitute for
a full 14 day quarantine . Please let the nurse know of your plans for traveling over the break and
your return date by Thursday February 11th.
If you are quarantining, a neighbor or friend must pick up any supplies for you from school.
If you have been notified that your child had possible exposure to someone who was COVID
positive, please contact Ms. Grabinski.
Please call the absence line and give detailed symptom information if your child is ill and will not
be attending school or signing on to their virtual classes. Call 201.444.8225 any time day or
night to leave a message.
Please note, if anyone in your household is symptomatic, all children must remain out of school
until a negative test result is received.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep our community safe and healthy!

Attention KINDERGARTEN parents
5th grade Drama Club
Science Fair sign up
Chocolate Etc Fundraiser Feb 11
Reading Marathon Spotlight:  Travell Tiger
REF Winterfest
TICTOC 5th grade Art Contest
Care Plus Parent Workshop Series
https://forms.gle/7Eu5ik39sVn3F7Uq7 -- TRACK YOUR MILES to help Travell travel across America for heart health!!

https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageNavi... -- SIGN UP FOR THE KIDS HEART CHALLENGE! Choose MOVE MORE as your challenge!

February 4, 2021
Tomorrow is FOOTBALL FRIDAY!  Wear your favorite football jersey at home or in school to celebrate the big Super Bowl Game coming up on Sunday!!

February 2, 2021


January 26, 2021
Dear Travell Families,
We're almost through January!  Half the school year has flown by, and we've been successful thanks to the efforts of our students, parents, and staff. Thank you all for being so committed to making our remote and hybrid experiences so positive.  Additionally, thank you for continuing to follow our safety protocols and procedures.
Please continue to wear masks, wash hands, and practice social distancing. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but we must stay strong and focused on keeping ourselves and our community healthy.

Stay warm. Stay safe.

Sincerely,
Brian Ross

From the Health Office:
If you have been notified that your child had possible exposure to someone who was COVID positive, please contact Ms. Grabinski.
Please call the absence line and give detailed symptom information if your child is ill and will not
be attending school or signing on to their virtual classes. Call 201.444.8225 any time day or
night to leave a message.
Thank you for doing your part to help keep our community safe and healthy!

Kindergarten Registration 2021
TRAVELL is TRAVELING ACROSS AMERICA!
Last call to sign up for EXPO
Reading Marathon starts February 1
Send Valentines with the Girl Scouts
Best of Everything Fundraiser
Chocolate Fundraiser
Friends of Music Concert - NEW DATE
JAMBOREE next week
RHS Band Citrus Sale Food Drive for local pantries
Dr. Graham Erwin program on Wednesday

January 19, 2021
Dear Travell Families,
Welcome back to the building!
Please remember that every Friday is a Travell/Ridgewood Spirit Day.  Whether your child is in the building, at home for the day, or on the remote model, we want to see those Travell or Ridgewood colors!
Let's continue to have a great January!

Sincerely,
Brian Ross

From the Health Office:
Please communicate with Ms. Grabinski about illness or exposure in the household or travel plans.
Travel still requires a 14 day quarantine. If you have traveled outside the immediate area (NY, CT, PA, DE) please let us know the date you returned home.
Please call the absence line and give detailed symptom information if your child is ill and will not
be attending school or signing on to their virtual classes. Call 201.444.8225 any time day or
night to leave a message.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep our community safe and healthy!

Kindergarten Registration 2021
LAST CHANCE to order from Rod Bolton!

Register for International Expo
Expo Video Editing Workshop
Science Fair Brainstorming meeting tonight
Best of Everything fundraiser
Raise Right January update
Chocolate Etc. fundraiser
Friends of Music Concert
Jamboree 2021

January 12, 2021
Dear Travell Families,
Please remember that students on the hybrid model will return to Travell on Tuesday, January 19,
beginning with the L-Z cohort. You can find the schedule for January and February on our website. Hybrid model teachers will remind students of the specifics of their daily schedules. Students on the remote model will continue with their normal schedules.  Please note that district schools are closed on Monday,  January 18, to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Stay warm!

Sincerely,
Brian Ross

Kindergarten Registration 2021

Does your child need extra help in math? Check out helpinghandsrw.com. Registration:  https://forms.gle/LkVZs1nBfkcXQAGo8  

From the Health Office:

Please continue to communicate with Ms. Grabinski about illness or exposure in the household or travel plans while we are on the remote learning schedule. 

Travel still requires a 14 day quarantine. If you have traveled outside the immediate area (NY, CT, PA, DE) please let us know the date you returned home.  Please also continue to call the absence line and give detailed symptom information if your child is ill and will not be signing in for class.  Call 201.444.8225 any time day or night to leave a message. Thank you for doing your part to help keep our community safe and healthy!

Cookie Fundraiser Last call for Wine & Cheese Event No Cook Night w/ Best of Everything General HSA meeting: Zoom and agenda Raise Right January Update Science Fair Brainstorming meeting Jamboree Raffle Friends of Music Concert MLK Service Weekend Ridgewood Lacrosse

January 6, 2021

Message From Mr. Ross About His Absence During the Month of February 

January 5, 2021
Dear Travell Families,

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Please note the following reminders:

--Travell will reopen for in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19. Until then, all hybrid classes will be taught remotely. You can view the January 4-15 hybrid remote schedule here.
--Please remember to call the absence verification number any time your children will miss school or sign in late. Even though students are learning from home, we continue to take attendance each morning. Additionally, we will follow up with families during the day if students are not visible during lessons.

Thank you for your continued diligence in following safety protocols. We look forward to seeing you in person soon!
Sincerely,
Brian Ross

From the Health Office:

Please continue to communicate with Ms. Grabinski about illness or exposure in the household or travel plans while we are on the remote learning schedule.

Please also continue to call the absence line and give detailed symptom information if your child is ill and will not be signing in for class.  Call 201.444.8225 any time day or night to leave a message.

Thank you and have a happy & healthy new year!


Cookie Decorating Class Fundraiser International Expo meeting this Thursday Virtual Wine & Cheese Tasting General HSA meeting Jan 13th Community Outreach Program: Managing Stress


December 23, 2020

December 22, 2020
Dear Travell Families,

Happy holidays! Thank you for all you have done for your children, our staff, and our school community. Have a safe, healthy, happy vacation. All the best to you in 2021!
Sincerely,
Brian Ross

Santa on the Firetruck
Helping Hands Ridgewood
Catchy Fundraiser 
Girl Scouts Shoe Drive
Raise Right E-cards
Grand Finale for The Wild Robot 


December 21, 2020

Safety Reminders regarding Winter Break:

Nonessential travel is strongly discouraged at this time. The safest way to celebrate is with members of your household only. If anyone in your home is showing symptoms, all members of the household must remain home until the symptomatic individual receives either a negative COVID-19 test or an alternative diagnosis from a healthcare provider. 

If you do plan to travel, you must quarantine for 14 days upon your return. (You should also quarantine for 14 days upon arrival at your destination per CDC). The incubation period of the coronavirus remains 14 days, and our local Health Department has advised our school district to continue this important practice for the safety of our community. A negative test result does not reduce the required quarantine time period. 

Please inform the school nurse of your intent to travel by 12/23 and specify the date you will be returning. You will be given a date for your return to school after the quarantine period has been met (as long as no one in the home develops symptoms during that time).
Please note:

Individuals who are quarantining either due to travel or possible exposure may not pick up/drop off supplies from school. 

Please continue to communicate information about symptoms, testing, and possible exposure to your school nurse via email over the winter break. Time sensitive emails will be periodically reviewed and responded to as needed. Stay safe and have a wonderful winter break!

December 16, 2020

Dear Travell Families,
Please see this updated link for Friday's schedule. Note that the 1:30 check-ins are cancelled. Instead, all students and families are invited to join Mr. Polanin's holiday sing-along at 2:00!
Best,
Brian Ross 

Please note:
The Travell International Expo zoom meeting scheduled for Thursday morning has been CANCELED due to the snowstorm.

December 15, 2020
Dear Travell Families,
Please join our awesome music teacher, Mr. Steve Polanin, for a holiday sing along this Friday afternoon!

Travell Virtual Holiday Sing-Along! 
Tune in on YouTube, Friday Dec 18 @ 2pm
Bookmark the link now, or click to on Friday to join: https://youtu.be/xUrZY5oF0zw

Additionally, please note that Wednesday, December 23, is a minimum day (12:45 p.m. dismissal). There will be no afternoon meetings or check-ins. Attendance for the at-home hybrid group (L-Z) will be taken during the live stream session.
Stay safe!
Brian Ross

Need math help?
Helping Hands Ridgewood is a group of volunteer students who formed a club at the high school with a goal of providing extra help in math for elementary school students. Last school year, after the sudden switch from in-person to virtual learning, there was a growing concern of students falling behind in school. We understand that virtual safety is a concern, and we will do everything we can to ensure a friendly but mature environment. As of right now, we hope to launch our full Office Hours program on Monday, January 4. More details will be sent closer to the date. We look forward to working with you soon!

If you have any questions, please email: 05spatil@ridgewood.k12.nj.us  

Rod Bolton Class Photos Sale
Tae Kwon Do virtual class
Catchy Fundraiser
International Expo meeting
Raise Right gift cards
Ridgewood Crew Winter Fundraiser

December 8, 2020
Dear Travell Families,

Please enjoy the latest installment in our Parent Academy series: 

Parent Academy #6: Supporting Flexible Thinking in Your Child

Stay safe.
Brian Ross

Last week to donate...Social Services Holiday Gift Drive
Catchy Fundraiser 
Virtual Tae Kwon Do
Raise Right gift card
Amazon Smile for Travell
Get set for International Expo!
New Players presents A Very Virtual Christmas Carol
Local PBA Toy Drive
WILD ROBOT FAMILY DANCE PARTY


December 4, 2020
High Risk Protocol Reminders
If anyone in your household is showing symptoms of COVID (as defined below),
everyone in the home must remain out of schoo
l until the symptomatic person receives
either a negative COVID test result or an alternative diagnosis from a healthcare provider.
Please let your school nurse know if anyone at home is showing symptoms.

Close contacts of symptomatic individuals are required to quarantine until the
symptomatic individual receives either a negative test result or an alternative diagnosis.
Please let your school nurse know if you are a close contact (as defined below).

Please let the school nurse know if you or anyone in your home is being tested for
COVID. If you are waiting for a test result, you must remain home until the results are
received
.

Your communication and diligence are appreciated as we navigate through this together. If you
have any questions please reach out to Ms. Grabinski.

COVID-19 Symptoms :
TWO of the following symptoms:
● fever* (or feeling feverish)
● chills
● rigors (shivers)
● myalgia (muscle aches)
● headache
● sore throat
● nausea
● vomiting*
● diarrhea*
● fatigue
● congestion

Or ONE of the following symptoms:
● cough
● shortness of breath
● difficulty breathing
● new loss of sense of taste
● new loss of sense of smell

Close Contact : Someone who has been closer than 6 feet to a symptomatic individual for
a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period

*It is still RPS district policy that students with fever, vomiting, or diarrhea must remain home
from school until at least 24 hours since the last episode without the use of medications. 

December 1, 2020
Dear Travell Families,
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Please enjoy the next installment in our Parent Academy series.

 Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

This is a reminder that anyone traveling to a state on Governor Murphy’s Travel Advisory List must quarantine for 14 days upon return. This list is constantly updating, so please be sure to check frequently. Most recently, VT was added.

Please let the nurse know if you plan on traveling and what your return date will be. 

Stay safe and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2020

Dear Travell Families,
As you know, the International Expo is a cornerstone of the Travell experience. This year, due to necessary health and safety protocols, the HSA's International Expo Committee has designed a virtual expo that will honor this tradition and stay true to its spirit.

Please check eNews soon for more information about this exciting event!
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,
Brian Ross

Rod Bolten's Thanksgiving Photo Sale
Social Services Holiday Gift Drive
Drama Club for 4th grade
Catchy's  'No Cook Tuesdays'
Dragons Roller Hockey

November 23, 2020

"High Risk Protocol & Thanksgiving Information"
 
November 17, 2020

Dear Travell Families,
Please enjoy the next two installments in our Parent Academy series. 

Parent Academy #3 - The Qualities of a Good Work Space
Parent Academy #4 - What to Do When Your Child Says 'I'm Done'   

Sincerely,
Brian Ross

🦃 FOOD DRIVE TOMORROW 🥧
Please send in non-perishable CRANBERRY SAUCE and GRAVY to donate to the Ridgewood SSA Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Travell is only collecting those items for SSA this year. The last day to bring in items is Wednesday, Nov 18. Send them in with your child, or leave them at the front door on Wednesday by 12pm. Thank you for helping our community! ***REMEMBER THAT GROCERY GIFT CARDS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME***

Celebrate Pajama Day
What is TicToc (hint: it's not the app) and how to sign up to an art docent
Thanking our Custodians
Clothing Drive Saturday
Donut fundraiser
Purchase face masks
LSHSA Chipotle Fundraiser

November 16, 2020
Reminder:
Travell's PHOTO RETAKE DAY is tomorrow, Nov. 17


November 10, 2020
One School, One Book
Drama Club workshop: grade 3
Photo Retake Day
Donuts Fundraiser
TicToc Art Docent
Clothing and Shoe Drive
Thank You Custodians
Face Masks for sale
RHS Boys LAX Wood Fundraiser
G.S. Troop 5913 needs your help


November 3, 2020
Dear Travell Families,

Please check out the first two installments of our Parent Academy video series. These videos are designed to support parents and guardians as they work with children at home.

Parent Academy Video #1: Making Meaningful Connections

Parent Academy Video #2: Supporting Reading

Remember that there is no school this Thursday and Friday (November 5-6). Have a great long weekend!
Sincerely,
Mr. Ross

In advance of our Parent Academy videos,  please see this presentation from CarePlus on Remote Learning for Parents.
Click here to view the presentation
Happy Halloween from the Health Office
Halloween will look a little different this year with everyone wearing face masks and social distancing, but all of us can enjoy this “spooktacular” holiday and take steps to protect ourselves and others from getting or spreading COVID-19.
Whether indoors or outdoors, remember to:

  • Wear a cloth mask    
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you 
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently

Please refer to the CDC link Trick or Treating and Other Halloween Activities for ways to protect yourself and for some great alternative Halloween activities to consider for this year.
Have a happy and healthy Halloween!
Ms. Grabinski, Travell School Nurse

LSHSA "Dine-Out Night" Fundraiser
Donuts for Dollars for Travell
Clothing & Shoe Drive for Travell
Approved 2020-21 Budget
Yearbook Halloween Pictures
Info for ordering student photos 
Group Spot Mobile Directory
FOM: Song Writing Competition
Halloween Fundraiser
Halloween Guidelines
RHS Poinsettia Flower Sale
October 20, 2020

Dear Travell Families,
Please see this document for tips to help your child communicate his or her thinking when working on math assignments.
Best,
Brian Ross
Ridgewood Elementary Schools Phase 1 Update School photos ready for Viewing & Ordering! The Photo Makeup Day will be Tuesday, Nov 17 with details to come. General HSA meeting on Wednesday: Zoom ID & Agenda Group Spot Mobile Directory is now live Clothing Drive Fundraiser is coming Last chance for Spirit Wear SCRIP fundraiser info Halloween Party October 13, 2020 Order Spirit Wear Group Spot on Community Pass Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Table to Table fundraiser Girl Scout Shoe Drive 2020-21 HSA Budget League of Women Voters Ballot questions NJ November Election Protocols New Players MACBETH presentation October 6, 2020
Dear Travell Families,
I hope you had a great week. Here are a few quick items:
--Thank you for participating in the district's Phase Two survey. We had over 400 responses from Travell families! We will share more Phase Two information with the K-5 community as soon as possible.
--Just a reminder as we near the holidays: If you plan to travel beyond New Jersey, please be sure to check the state's travel advisory list (updated each Tuesday). I emailed a letter home about this topic today.
--Please remind your children that every Friday is a Spirit Day! Wear Travell or Ridgewood gear, or wear your blue and yellow!   And see below for the HSA's Spirit Wear sale!
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Mr. Ross
Order Spirit Wear Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Lunch Box Fundraiser Girl Scouts recycling sneakers HSA Budget: vote on Oct 21 Help feed hungry families October is Walk to School Month Face masks distributed week of Oct 19 RHS Baseball car wash on Oct 11 September 29, 2020
Dear Travell Families,
Please encourage your children to show their school spirit by wearing Travell or Ridgewood gear this -- and every -- Friday!
And stay tuned for a special announcement for students in grades 1-5 later this week!
Best,
Brian Ross
Last chance for a free face mask when you pay your HSA DUES and get Group Spot October is Walk to School Month We want to see your origami Tigers! Help feed hungry families through Table to Table fundraiser RHS Girls Soccer clinic September 22, 2020 Please send in your pictures to Travell Yearbook! Photo Day this Thursday & Friday Get Group Spot and Travell Face Masks Box Tops for Travell Origami Travell Tiger instructions Girl Scout Daisies at Travell September 18, 2020 Photo Day information Online Ordering Instructions for photo day September 15, 2020
Travell Families,
Back to School Night is Thursday, September 17. I will email you a letter that includes links to videos made by all of our staff members. Enjoy this virtual experience!
As much as I love dogs, they are not permitted on school grounds. This is for the safety of everyone - including the dogs!
Every Friday will now be a Spirit Day for all students and staff. Please encourage your children to wear Travell or Ridgewood t-shirts or sweatshirts -- even if your child is home that day! You can also wear school or district colors! (Note: Friday, 9/25, is one of our two Picture Days, so you may wish to make an exception that day.)
Have a great week!
Mr. Ross

From the Health Office:

Please submit Asthma & Allergy Action Plans along with emergency medications ASAP if you have not done so already. Call or email me to set up a time for drop-off. Thank you!

Lisa Grabinski

Travell School Nurse

Picture Day is next week! Virtual Back to School picnic and fundraiser - don't forget to order by 9/16 Last chance to purchase the 2019-20 Travell yearbooks! Origami Tiger Kickoff enrichment craft Box Tops Fundraising Welcome Letter How do box tops work for you and for Travell School? Girl Scouts at Travell HSA dues, Group Spot and Travell face masks RPL Fall program 2020 RPL Virtual programs Project graduation fundraiser Racism awareness Lacrosse car wash Class of 2024 fundraiser September 8, 2020
Travell Families,
Please be reminded that you must complete the Acceptable Use Policy in Skyward.
Please mark your calendars for our virtual Back to School Night: Thursday, September 17, at 7:00. More information is forthcoming!
Thank you!
Mr. Ross

From the Health Office:

Masks with vents/exhalation valves are not effective at preventing the spread of germs, per the CDC guidelines. These valse masks, as well as gaiters or bandanas are not permitted in school. 

If you don’t have a suitable mask for school this week, I can provide your child with one. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me. 

Thank you for your help keeping our Travell community safe and healthy.

Lisa Grabinski

Travell School Nurse

September 1, 2020 Notes from Mr. Ross:
Incoming Kindergarten Photo Opportunity!
We're so excited to have your kindergartner join us this year! To mark this important milestone in your child's life, we invite students to take photographs in front of the Travell sign with their teacher on their first day of school. We will practice social distancing in the photograph.
Wednesday, September 2 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hybrid and remote students with last names beginning A-K
Thursday September 3 -  2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hybrid and remote students with last names beginning L-Z
This is an optional activity, but we hope to see you there!
HSA Welcome Back Message Check out our new mobile directory, Groupspot Show us your Travell Back to School Spirit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MmA2OHC_V4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MmA2OHC_V4