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News & Notices

At Ridge Ranch, we appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page, where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information. So check back often; we’ll update it regularly.

First Grade Spanish Lessons

First graders at Ridge Ranch and Memorial have been practicing color and alphabet vocabulary in Spanish, especially to share about the colors they like and dislike. They have identified the colors they are wearing on Spanish lesson days and showed or pointed to different colored objects around the room while talking and singing. First grade classes have especially enjoyed singing and standing up at the right times to show colors worn or liked in the "¿Qué color te gusta?" activity and watching, singing, and moving their bodies along with a colors music video. In addition, first graders have started to practice letters of the Spanish alphabet, especially the vowel names and sounds. This includes a mystery letter game, tracing the shapes of letters while singing songs, and an alphabet bingo game.

Spanish Lessons

Jennifer Klausner has been teaching 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at Ridge Ranch and Memorial to identify and discuss days of the week and a wide range of emotions in Spanish. This includes expressing their favorite days of the week and discussing yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Students continue to participate by drawing, speaking, listening, and guessing in a Pictionary-style game about how they feel on a specific week day. They watched, sang, and moved along to lively music videos to help remember Spanish day vocabulary such as a Spanish song based on "We Will Rock You." They have also begun exploring, learning, and practicing Spanish months of the year and which ones correspond to birthdays and specific holidays. Soon they will sing each month while dancing the Macarena!

Comic Strips

Miss Christine Chiaramonte's fourth graders had a fantastic time using the computer program Pixton to create their very own comic strips. They used their creativity to design characters and develop those characters' thoughts, actions, and dialogue throughout the story. Their Pixton presentations showcased their reading and writing growth and will showcase it further at the end of the year when they include their own personal Avatars in new comic creations.

Zoo Visit
Ridge Ranch kindergarten class on their virtual field trip to the Bronx Zoo

Surprise! The kindergarteners at Ridge Ranch went on a virtual field trip to the Bronx Zoo! Our class instructor was from the New York Aquarium. We learned all about animal senses, and we even got to see live animals! We learned so much by asking lots of questions. We had an awesome time!

Mental Health Awareness Night

Memorial School and Ridge Ranch school counselors Poonam Aier and Laurie Corizzo held a mental health awareness night. They started the evening with a Zoom session followed by interactive drive-by events at each school.

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School Safety

We at Paramus care! We have carefully built a foundation to represent a school safety/school climate team. This team consists of anti-bullying specialists, teachers, psychologists, and many others that care for the well-being of your children. For more information, please see our safety/school climate team breakdown in its entirety.