April 08, 2019
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April 08, 2019
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March 20, 2019
Family

Why You Should Say “Yes” to Being on your HSA Board.

I  wrote a piece 2 years ago about why I said “yes” when I was asked to be on the HSA board for our elementary school. Knowing that those calls are going out around now to line up next years victims, I mean, candidates, I thought I’d revisit the topic and explain why I said “yes.” […]

20+ Fun, Crazy Science Experiments for Kids

Also Read: Our Staff’s Favorite Vacation Getaways Whether you have a Science Fair coming up or you’re just looking for things to do while the kids are “unplugged,” bringing science to life can be fun, mind-broadening…and even delicious (see our chocolate experiments below!)  So here are a few of our favorites experiments to do as a family. As you […]

Science Project: Ice Cream in a Bag

My daughter did this one in 3rd grade and loved it mostly because she had a delicious treat in the end. It was amazing to see the liquid turn to solid just from shaking it! And it was so cold we had to wear gloves to hold the bag! More Science Projects What You’ll Need: […]

RHS Baseball Car Wash

Sunday October, 21 • 10 am to 2:30 pm Support the Ridgewood High School Baseball team will hold it’s Bi-annual Car Wash this Sunday October, 21 from 10 am to 2:30 pm at the RHS parking lot. There are $10 donation tickets being sold or you can choose to donate as much as you would like once your […]

Beat Back to School Anxiety in 5 Easy Steps

We all suffer from some degree of Back to School anxiety. Here's how to help your kids manage it.

Is It Too Late to Finish Summer Reading?

The answer is, it depends. This is just about the time when I realize, each summer, that despite me telling the kids to read every day, they haven’t gotten very far. Despite my many suggestions to curl up and enjoy a book, some of the reading logs are still embarrassingly sparse. Could you imagine if […]

Should Kids Have Homework? One Superintendent Says “No.”

Read a Tips’ teen contributor’s view on being overworked: “Even God Rested on Sunday.” Starting this September, Long Beach elementary school students can say “good-bye” to “traditional” homework. I can hear the cheering from here. Instead, the district is asking children to “WRaP” every night: WONDER, READ, and PLAY. It’s a bold move because as parents, we have come to believe that homework is good practice for the […]

Don’t Miss: Ridgewood ARTBeat 2018

The 2nd Annual Ridgewood ArtBeat  •  Tuesday, June 12  •   8:30 – 9:45pm Kasschau Memorial Bandshell on Vet’s Field Also read: New Openings Around Ridgewood Co-Chairs and RHS students Sophia Swanson and Jack Shigeta are at it again bringing music to our community! For the second year, the Ridgewood ARTBeat committee has partnered with the Kasschau Memorial Bandshell Committee […]

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