|Kids Helping Kids|
After Thanksgiving break, we will begin to have a “Kids Helping Kids” after-school program for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5. The students will be doing a variety of community service projects from 3:15 to 4:30 pm every Monday. The cost will be $15 per session. There will be a limit of 8 students per session. Sign up for Monday, November 28, December 5 and December 12 will be at Patti’s desk. Please make checks payable to LRS.
|Geoffrey Chaucer Makes Surprise Appearance!|
This week, the second and third grade class was treated to a wonderful visit from Dr. Margaret Pigott (Sophie's grandmother) and her 671-year-old friend Geoffrey Chaucer (played by Sophie's grandfather, Dr. Ed Wolff.) Mr. Chaucer read from one of his most famous works, The Canterbury Tales.
With this reading we heard the difference between Middle English and modern English. Mr. Chaucer also explained to us the origin of his poem; in the Middle Ages people would travel on pilgrimages over great distances and would tell stories to pass the time. Dr. Pigott and Dr. Wolff also introduced the class to the social hierarchy and some of the foods of the Middle Ages. In this way, the children learned about the differences between life in the Middle Ages and present day. In the questions that followed the presentation, it was clear that it had been a most informative and successful presentation, which added so much to our year-long study of the Middle Ages.
Dr. Pigott and Dr. Wolff are both retired professors of Medieval Studies. Dr. Pigott taught at Oakland University for 35 years and Dr. Wolff taught at the University of Detroit for 55 years. We are so grateful that Sophie's grandparents came to share their expertise with the class. It was a very memorable and enjoyable experience.
|Jeffrey Shaw Portrait Photography Offer|
Jeffrey Shaw is offering a special for Long Ridge Families for this school year. He has specialized in on-location photography for more than 25 years which has earned him a national following. His “intent is to create portraits that are relaxed and artistically composed that you will want to keep for all time while also capturing the spark and spontaneity that brings them to life.” Jeff is also a sought-after photography coach, speaker and is the developer for thebuzzapp, a marketing app for photographers.
If you are not sure of what holiday gift to give, consider giving a portrait. For a $350 donation to the school, he will donate a 1 ½-2 hr session at the location of your choice… home, beach, garden and a 11” x 14” print, valued at $1500. You can include as many people as you wish. Sessions are also available in the Hamptons, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod or anywhere else..
To make a donation to the school and schedule an appointment, click here.
During the month of November, Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 9:30pm, Stamford Toys will give you a 20% discount on all white price tag items and donate 10% of your entire purchase to the school simply by mentioning The Long Ridge School.
|A Night in Monte Carlo Benefit and Auction|
When you are dining out this weekend and over Thanksgiving, please remember to ask for a gift certificate from your favorite restaurant. It helps the restaurant and the school. Please remember while holiday shopping to ask your merchants if they would like to donate an item and/or buy a program ad for the Auction to be held Friday, March 4, 2011. An Auction Donation Record (ADR) should accompany each donation. They are also available in the school office.
If you are willing to solicit donations, please sign up on the master list in the school office in order to avoid asking the same establishment twice.
Thank you for the latest donations to the Auction! For those of you with special talents or contacts, please consider making a donation.
- Katrina Kaupp for soliciting a Nautica Men’s Basket eco-friendly Ocean’s men’s line.
- Lori Bailey for donating a 20” Trek bike and accessories
Mark your calendars for the next Auction meeting on December 13 at drop-off.
Thank you to Carl and Susan Ekstrom for the delicious macaroni and cheese, salad and brownies that they made for the faculty and staff today. It really hit the spot on this very chilly day. We all appreciate it very much.
|Don't miss the parade on Sunday!|
The Wonderful, Spectacular, UBS Parade with giant helium balloons, marching bands and incredible floats is this Sunday, November 20, at noon. Don’t miss this amazing parade that is now among the top parades in the country!
|The Week Ahead|
Monday, November 21
Drums with Rosie
Ceramics with Debbie
Tuesday, November 223:15-4:30pm
Wednesday, November 23
Thursday, November 24
Friday, November 25School Closed