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February 2017

GWeNEWS for FEBRUARY 10, 2017


READING MARATHON 2017

February is Reading Marathon month!  This year students will register online through Beanstack on the Ridgewood Public Library website.  Encourage your children to participate and foster a love of reading.  They can track their progress through their Beanstack account and be eligible to win raffle prizes such as movie tickets,
a Ben & Jerry's Vermonster, or a $25.00 Visa gift card.
 Every child who reads 250 pages will get a Ben & Jerry's ice cream coupon.
 The Reading Marathon is a fundraiser that benefits Friends of Ridgewood Library which sponsors valuable programs, speakers, books and more for the public library.


SAVE THE DATES!

Student Concert Dates have been updated from posted calendars.
5/ 9- 7th and 8th grade Band Concert 6:30PM 5/10- 6th Grade Concert 1:30PM 5/11- 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra Concert 6:30PM 5/16- 7th and 8th Grade Vocal Concert 6:30PM


Author Visit on March 8th

Mrs. Brown is very excited to announce that we will be hosting author KWAME ALEXANDER.

There will be 2 assemblies the morning of March 8 so all students can attend.

Kwame, author of The Crossover, is winner of the 2015 Newberry Award and about a hundred other awards in the last year or so.  He writes poetry and novels in verse about sports and life. He is a dynamic and awesome speaker, incredibly motivating for all kinds of readers and non-readers!  

Kwame will kick-off this year's ONE-BOOK-GW initiative. More info to come...but wanted you to get the date on your calendar.


COMMUNITY NOTICES
due to technical difficulties, the information for the following Community Activities will be included in the notification email sent to each family.

Park and Recreation Events
Middle School Fitness Classes

RBSA Special All Star Program needs volunteers

Super Science Saturday Workshops for Student Presenters