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Posted on 03/13/2020
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March 13, 2020 A message from Dr. Leininger: Home Instruction Plan March 10, 2020 School news: Safety Corner Next Bagel Day Travell Men's Night International Expo RESCHEDULED HSA will host Board of Ed Candidates Night Yearbooks on sale Community news: Healthy Lawn : Healthy Planet An evening with Arn Chorn Pond Please look below for anything you've missed in the past weeks. March 3, 2020 Missing a winter coat? Check out our lost and found. We have quite a few warm coats and jackets. School news: Int'l Expo volunteers needed Yearbook sales Kindness rocks Community news: Lacrosse flag poster Junior New Players spring registration Junior New Players summer registration Mini Maroons spring soccer KinderKickers spring soccer RHS Alumni Assn. February 28, 2020 From the Health Office: We have begun to see a resurgence of FLU A in school. If your child has any symptoms of the flu (body aches, fatigue, fever, etc.), err on the side of caution and do not send them to school. Please report all confirmed cases of flu to the health office. If your child was tested for the flu or strep, your child must remain at home until all test results (24 hour culture) have come back negative. Quick tests done in the office are often falsely negative. ***It is RPS policy that any student who has incidence of fever, diarrhea, or vomiting must remain home for 24 hours without medication after the last episode. This includes concerts, drama performances, and all before and after school activities.*** February 25, 2020

Drop off reminders:


The drop-off is in front of the Bogert Entrance, onto the concrete sidewalk. Pull all the way forward so that six cars can drop off at once. Children should exit onto the sidewalk and not in snow or mud. Please have your child seated on the curbside of the car. Teachers are posted at the door to make sure that every child that is dropped off enters the building. On Fairfield, the drop-off is in the cutout. Please pull up all the way into the cutout to allow traffic to continue to flow past Downs

School news: Ben Franklin visits Travell Buy Auction tickets! Reading Marathon Science Fair Bake Sale Ridgewood Rocks Project Box Tops Men's Night Community news: Super Science Saturday Baseball & Softball Association 2020 Election Speaker February 11, 2020 Notes from Dr. Leininger:
Please remember that Bogert Ave is one way from Glen to Meadowbrook from 8 am until 4 pm. When dropping off your child on Bogert in the morning, please pull all the way up to the sign so we can let 6 carloads of children out at a time. Doing this should help avoid the backup on Glen Avenue. We want everyone to be safe. Thank you.

How do kids' brains work?
School News:

Kindness Club
Shrek Show is WED & THURS.  Get tickets NOW
Auction tickets & wine
Men's Night
Reading Marathon
Community News:
Ridgewood Library  "Scoop & Story" at Ben & Jerry's
Calling all musicians
Dr. Derrick Gay presentation
RBSA registration 

February 6, 2020 BAGEL DAY is cancelled for Friday, February 7. School PLay: Shrek

Reading Marathon
Bagel Day: FRIDAY
Science Fair
Auction: purchase tickets ASAP
Girl Scout Square Dance
Jamboree!
January 30, 2020

Wear your favorite jersey tomorrow, Football Friday!!

Science Fair- updated flyer We welcomed back Mrs. Natalie Tracy on Monday and we will welcome back Mrs. Lauren Feuilly tomorrow. We want to thank Ms. Young and Ms. Boydajian for all their hard work educating our first and second graders. We will miss them. From the Health Office: We have had an increasing incidence of the flu in the Travell community.* If you child has any symptoms of fatigue, body aches, fever, or is generally feeling unwell, please err on the side of caution and keep them home to rest. If you have any concerns, see your physician. We also continue to see strep throat as well as a stomach virus with or without fever. As a reminder, it is RPS policy that any student who has incidence of fever, diarrhea, or vomiting must remain home for 24 hours without medication after the last episode. This includes concerts, drama performances, and all school activities.  Our custodians work hard to keep our school clean each and every day in order to reduce the spread of germs. By working together we can reduce the number of illnesses this winter! *Please report all confirmed cases of the flu (and the strain if you know it) to the health office. In addition to keeping track of confirmed cases at each class and grade level, we keep track of the number of flu cases in the district.

Auction 2020 Author Visit - orders due Feb 7 Bingo Night HSA General Meeting Men's Night Reading Marathon Girl Scout Square Dance Thank you Wizards Dodgeball Tournament Y Summer Camp Vacation Camp January 24, 2020 General HSA Meeting - Jan. 29th Science Fair Men's Night Reminder from Dr. Leininger: Please remember that when children are at Travell, they are not allowed to play in the snow, shovel snow or throw snowballs. They must be supervised at all times. We have had injures and would like to avoid anyone getting hurt. Thank you!

Valentine's Day is approaching. Please remember when sending in valentines that we are not allowed to give children any food where sugar is the first ingredient. When purchasing valentines, please purchase those without candy. This gives children the opportunity to enjoy the valentines for the fun of receiving a card rather than the rush to find all the candy. Thank you for understanding. Science Fair Winter Band & Orchestra Concert Final Spelling Bee is February 4th with a snow date of Feb 5th Auction NIght Author Visit Family Bingo Wizard games - sold out Travell Green Committee Art Contest International Expo Lead Education Event Boys Lacrosse RHS Brick Sale If you stay and play on the playground after school, please remember to supervise your children. Winter Band and Orchestra Concert Final Spelling Bee is February 4th with a snow date of Feb 5th Spirit Day Family Bingo Night Travell Auction International Expo Reading Assembly Wizards games Build robots & code video games New Players in Concert Morning Drop-Off on Fairfield:

 

The Fairfield drop-off is in the cutout. Please pull up all the way into the cutout to allow traffic to continue to flow past Downs. Fairfield is two way at all times and parking is illegal on both sides of Fairway north of Downs. Stopping or standing is prohibited on the west side (the side of the street with homes) of Fairfield so please do not use this side to drop off your children. Police will ticket drivers who park or drop off on the west side of Fairfield. 
From the Health Office:

It’s that time of year again…We have had a few cases of the flu reported so far. If you child has any symptoms of fatigue, body aches, fever, or is generally feeling unwell, please err on the side of caution. If you have any concerns, see your physician. Please report all confirmed cases of the flu (and the strain if you know it) to the health office. In addition to keeping track of confirmed cases at each class and grade level, we keep track of the number of flu cases in the district. We also continue to see strep throat and a stomach virus with or without fever. As a reminder, it is RPS policy that any student who has incidence of diarrhea, vomiting, or fever must remain home for 24 hours after the last episode without medication. Our custodians work hard to keep our school clean each and every day in order to reduce the spread of germs. By working together we can reduce the number of illnesses this winter.

Kindergarten Registration Friends of Music concert Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Services Auction Donations & Tickets Green Advisory Team HSA Dues & Directory GS Square Dance Wizards game Baseball tryouts Baseball equipment

Please take a moment to read this information on STREP: The incubation period for streptococcal infection may vary, but it is usually between two to five days. It is

a ­contagious­ bacterial disease.The diagnosis is made through a throat culture done by your pediatrician. If your child develops symptoms of a sore throat, fever, rash or an upset stomach, it is advised that you contact your doctor for the appropriate care and treatment.

***If a Quick Strep test is done, please keep your child home until you have received the overnight results.  If negative, your child is welcome to return to school. If positive, please notify the Health Office so that I may monitor the incidence of illness in the classroom and activate appropriate custodial measures.  Dr. Yankus, the District Medical Director, advises that a student remain home and should be without fever for 24 hours, and have completed 24 to 48 hours of antibiotic therapy before returning to school.

Directory Dues Wizards Game Jan. 23
New Players on Dec. 20. Registration form attached.

December 12, 2019 From the Health Office:We have had incidence of strep throat again in school. If your child complains of nausea, stomachache, or sore throat, please pay close attention. If you have any concerns at all, please see your physician. Report any positive strep tests to the nurse. We also have begun to see a stomach virus. Please be mindful of complaints of nausea or stomach aches. Students who have an episode of diarrhea or vomiting must remain home for at least 24 hours after the last incident. Let’s work together to stay healthy in these last days before the holiday break! December 10, 2019 Holiday Concert schedule for 2019-20 Spelling Bee Club Continental Math: grades 2&3 Continental Math: grades 4&5 Holiday Bake Sale Do NOT cook tonight! Recycle plastic bags at Travell Auction donations NEEDED ASAP! December 3, 2019 Holiday Service Project: Spread Holiday Cheer! REVISED Holiday Concert schedule for 2019-20 Book Fair: open TONIGHT at Family Dance Night Catchy Fundraiser Directory and HSA dues General HSA meeting on FRIDAY November 26, 2019 From Dr. Leininger to all Travell families: Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving day with family and friends!

Thanksgiving Dismissal information Family Dance Night - only on Tuesday Holiday Service Project: Spread Holiday Cheer! Directory and dues Book Fair and Family Dance Baseball Equipment Drive Kelly Creegan Coat Drive November 19, 2019 Thanksgiving Dismissal Thanksgiving Food Drive & Pajama Day w/ suggested FOOD LISTING Holiday Service Project: Spread Holiday Cheer! Bagel Day Family Dance Night Directory & Dues Girl Scout Bake Sale Drama Audition THIS Friday Book Cover Contest/Book Fair Winter Chess Friends of Music Concert November 15, 2019 Next Friday, November 22nd,  is our first Family Fun Day when we mix up all the students into school "families". For a portion of the afternoon, we'll practice making new friends and work on cooperation and problem-solving. For our first Fun Day, students can bring anything they wish to play with to school. The only restrictions: they must bring toys and these toys may NOT require batteries or electricity. No devices. Students can bring in their favorite toys: board games, dolls, Legos, blocks, trucks, cars, racetracks, playing cards, empty cardboard boxes, markers, jigsaw puzzles, social games (charades, Pictionary, etc.) School Photo retakes are TUESDAY Bagel Day November 12, 2019 We will go outside for recess unless there is snow or ice on the blacktop. We will stay inside if it's raining or below 32 degrees. With the cold weather coming,  please send your child to school with a warm coat, hat, and mittens. Check the lost and found for any lost items. Thanksgiving Dismissal Thanksgiving Food Drive & Pajama Day w/ suggested FOOD LISTING Travell Art Club Auction donations Directory Orders Book Fair and Book Cover contest Drama Club Recycling Program Mini New Players Softball Pre-Winter Workouts 2020 RBSA registration Ridgewood Rebels Basketball Biddy Basketball Ridgewood Wrestling Historic House Tour Coat Drive November 5, 2019 A message from Dr. Leininger: Changes in PE staffing Thanksgiving food drive & pajama day Ridgewood Youth Ice Hockey RHS Band Poinsettia Sale Drama Club November 1, 2019
Travell Spirit Wear Information and Link
LAST DAY TO ORDER IS MONDAY, 11/4
October 31, 2019
We're hoping for a window of time when it isn't raining this afternoon.  We plan to have our parade outdoors if the weather cooperates but if rain should arrive at 2:30pm, we will have the parade indoors.  
October 30, 2019
Running Club is cancelled tomorrow because of predicted rain and wind.
Halloween Candy:  
Please send to Travell your extra Halloween candy for our US Military Service men and women who are currently serving abroad by Tuesday, November 5.  The candy will be shipped by Amara Dental Associates to them.  Thank you!!
October 29, 2019

Media and technology are at the center of our children’s lives. As a parent and an educator, I worry about how our children will navigate this world that is so different from our own experiences. From a young age, children are attracted to cellphones, iPads, laptops and chrome books. We need to be sure to monitor what they see and the amount of time they spend on line. As parents, we have a lot to learn about how to support our children who are growing up in this world of technology. 
 Remember, the phone, Ipad, and laptop are yours. You are paying for it.
 Limit the amount of time your child can spend on line.
 Read your child’s texts and/or email regularly.
 Don’t allow your children to be on social media site
or apps unless they are of age. Most website and apps, such as TikTok are intended for users age 13 and over. Please do not allow a child under the age of 13 to use the app.
 Have open conversations about the use of technology and social media behavior. 
 Set the example of how to balance the use of technology. 
 Make a Family Media Agreement https://www.commonsensemedia.org/family-mediaagreement. 
There are many wonderful resources to help all of us as we try to keep up with our children’s knowledge of technology. Common Sense Media is an excellent resource for parents. Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. You can check out their website www.commonsensemedia.org and follow them on Twitter@CommonSense. I highly recommend that you take a look and bookmark the page. Let’s work together to keep our children safe and having fun. 
Thank you.
Margy Leininger 
Halloween Parade letter
SCRIP gift cards

Tanglewood Marionettes
Election Day Run
Table to Table donations
Bake sale volunteers
Drama Club
Travell Spirit Wear
Recycling program
Toiletries for charity
Lacrosse Fundraiser
Hidden in Plain Sight
LWV presentation
October 23, 2019

Take extra care picking up your students at 3 pm today.  There was a car accident involving a downed utility pole.  Expect a lot more traffic on Bogert and Fairfield Avenues during dismissal time due to them diverting traffic away from the accident.
Drama Club
 
Halloween Parade letter
October 22, 2019
Please remember to always bring your driver's license when visiting Travell to scan for entry. 
Last call for gently used shoes!  
International Expo Meeting
New Directory
Bagel Day on FRIDAY
We need Bakers!
Yearbook Photos
Box Tops
Forum Flyer
SSA Thanksgiving Drive
Phonathon fundraiser
Ridgewood Hoops
 October 18, 2019
Travell's Adult Social tomorrow!!
FALL Running Club for grades K-5
Pumpkin Painting
October 15, 2019

  • Fairfield Avenue Parking reminders:
  • DO NOT double park at any time. It is extremely dangerous for children to walk between parked cars.
  • Please, no U-turns on Fairfield
  • Stopping or standing is prohibited on the west side of Fairfield and may NOT be used as a drop-off.
  • Let's do our best to keep our children safe. Thank you.

Halloween Parade letter
No Cooking Tonight! Let Catchy Make Your Family's Dinner

Community:
Discover GAP Years
SAT/ACT Mock Test
October 11, 2019
Catchy Fundraiser on 10-15
October 10, 2019 
Halloween Parade letter
From the Health Office: The cold weather is here! These are the health issues we have seen at school this week. If your child complains of not feeling well, please keep these symptoms in mind and see your doctor if you have any concerns:

Stomach virus: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue

Strep Throat: sore throat that usually comes on quickly, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands in neck, swollen tonsils, red spots at the back of the throat, body aches, difficulty swallowing

As a reminder, students who have had an episode of fever, vomiting, or diarrhea must remain out of school for at least 24 hours after the last episode without medication (such as Tylenol or Motrin). These ailments are very contagious.   

By working together, we can help to prevent the spread of infection at school. If you have any concerns, always feel free to contact me in the health office by phone or by email. 

Adult Fall Social
Bagel Day
Directory
International Expo meeting
General HSA meeting
HSA 2019-20 Proposed Budget
RHS Trunk or Treat
RHS Homecoming
Rebels Basketball Try-outs 
Youth Girls Soccer Clinic
Ridgewood Hoops Club
Mallory's Army
Marching Band Day
New Players Trunk or Treat 
New Players : She Kills Monsters production
College Club author visit
October 1, 2019
A message from Dr. Leininger: Being in school every day means your child won’t miss out on learning. Try to schedule appointments and family vacations outside of school hours. If she asked to stay home “just because” remind her of what she’ll miss such as art class or STEAM projects. Explain that she can only stay home if she’s really sick. If school refusal becomes an issue be sure to let our guidance counselor know and we can work together to make coming to school easier.
Travell donated  $99.39 for the coin relief drive assisting hurricane Dorian victims.

Please read Dr. Leininger's letter regarding the HALLOWEEN PARADE.
School news:
Adult Social
Bake Sale - volunteers needed
Cub Scouts
Girl Scouts Campfire
Community news:
REF phone-a-thon
Soles 4 Souls
Toiletries for charity
Table to Table
Girls Youth Soccer Clinic
RHS Lacrosse Pillow Sale
Ridgewood Fire Dept. OPEN HOUSE 
September 26, 2019

From the Health Office:We have had incidence of the following here at school:
1. Coxsackie Virus (Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease)
Watch out for these symptoms and see your doctor if you have any concerns:
Fever, sore throat, feeling of being unwell (malaise), painful, red blisters on the tongue, gums and inside of the cheeks, a red rash without itching on the palms, soles, or sometimes elsewhere, loss of appetite.
2. Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Students may return to school after they have received at least 24 hours of antibiotic eye drops AND symptoms have resolved.
Please notify the nurse of any cases of these so we can track the spread of illness. September 25, 2019
A message from Dr. Leininger:
Travell donated  $99.39 for the coin relief drive assisting hurricane Dorian victims.
The movie ANGST will be presented today.  Please review attached flyer for details.

September 24, 2019
School news:
A Note from the Travell Library Media Center…
School Photo Day
Men's Basketball
Girl Scout Campfire
Box Tops
Auction Planning Meeting
Yearbook Photos Email Address
Community news:
Junior New Players
Celebrate Ridgewood: Secret Garden Tour
LWV Fall Luncheon
ARTbortum
TIC TOC for Art Docents
RHS Gymnastics Clinic
September 17, 2019
Travell School Guidance Counselor
From the Health Office: Please submit any missing medication or asthma/allergy forms to the health office as soon as possible!  (Please do not send medication in with students.) We have already had incidence of strep throat in school. If your child complains of nausea, stomachache, or sore throat, please pay close attention. If you have any concerns at all, please see your physician. Report any positive strep tests to the nurse. Flip-flops or shoes without backs are not permitted to be worn in school for safety reasons. Thank you for your cooperation.

School news: THE CIRCUS IS COMING!! Safety Corner Photo Day Men's basketball Adult social Recycling markers Toiletries for charity Community news: Angst screening American Red Cross coin drive Soles 4 Souls Celebrate Ridgewood Travel Baseball Try Outs Teen Vaping Lacrosse Fundraiser September 10, 2019 Messages from Dr. Leininger: Supporting your child’s education at home is important. Ask your child what they brought home. Take a look at some of the completed work to get an idea of how she’s doing. Ask about the best part of the day, the coolest thing that happened, or how were you helpful or kind today? The Ridgewood Public Schools are coming together to raise money to support The American Red Cross' Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. We will be sponsoring a coin drive from September 11 until Friday, September 20th. There will be a bin in the main office for anyone donating coins. All the schools are working together to help and support those in need. Thank you

School news:
THE CIRCUS IS COMING!!
Join Girl Scouts 
Photo Day
Recycle Markers
School Assembly
HSA's Back to School Picnic this FRIDAY
Box Tops
Community news:
Friends of Music competition
Little Ivy Academy programs
Chess Club
September 3, 2019
School news:
School Picture Day...Save the Date
Back to School Picnic
Girl Scout information
Volunteers needed!
August 27, 2019 
A message from Dr. Leininger:
The Parent Welcome letter is attached.
Please read the information in the 1st Day of School packet.
School news:
Reminder: 1st & 2nd Grade Spring Concert: April 11 @ 2:15
We are so excited to share all that we've been learning in music class! Please send your child to school on 4/11 wearing something nice, but comfortable - like picture day. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Mayfair is Coming Up Saturday, May 18th!
COME TO THE TRAVELL LIBRARY THIS SUMMER! For the first time, we are opening the Travell Library during the summer.  See the letter below for details:
COME TO THE TRAVELL LIBRARY THIS SUMMER! For the first time, we are opening the Travell Library during the summer.  See the letter below for details:




COME TO THE TRAVELL LIBRARY THIS SUMMER! For the first time, we are opening the Travell Library during the summer.  See the letter below for details:
Wishing all of our families a wonderful holiday vacation. Enjoy the time with family and friends. We'll see you in the new year!
Don't forget to keep reading and you can always practice math facts. Just log on to Reflex Math and have fun! 
Wishing all of our families a wonderful holiday vacation. Enjoy the time with family and friends. We'll see you in the new year!
Don't forget to keep reading and you can always practice math facts. Just log on to Reflex Math and have fun! 
Wishing all of our families a wonderful holiday vacation. Enjoy the time with family and friends. We'll see you in the new year!
Don't forget to keep reading and you can always practice math facts. Just log on to Reflex Math and have fun! 
Wishing all of our families a wonderful holiday vacation. Enjoy the time with family and friends. We'll see you in the new year!
Don't forget to keep reading and you can always practice math facts. Just log on to Reflex Math and have fun! 
FrWishing all of our families a wonderful holiday vacation. Enjoy the time with family and friends. We'll see you in the new year!
Don't forget to keep reading and you can always practice math facts. Just log on to Reflex Math and have fun! 
Final Bee is February 4th with a snow date of Feb 5th
Final Bee is February 4th with a snow date of Feb 5th


Friday is Football Friday! Don't forget to wear your favorite jersey.

Friday is Football Friday! Don't forget to wear your favorite jersey
Friday is Football Friday! Don't forget to wear your favorite jersey.