The Long Ridge School

Screens, Bullying, Technology and What is Golden

LRS parents recently participated in a thoughtful one-hour discussion with psychologist Dr. Larry Rosenberg. Topics were selected from questions about technology, bullying, and resilience.   Dr. Rosenberg began by acknowledging that while technology undeniably keeps people in touch, it likewise keeps people apart, vastly differing from in-person communication, as it lacks the interpersonal cues often necessary … READ MORE

Hula Lula Palooza

It was Hula Lula Palooza yesterday at The Long Ridge School! Our Kindergarteners through Fifth graders participated in a fundraiser for Salaam Bombay Children’s Fund to help raise awareness for programs that support impoverished children in Mumbai, India. #LongRidgeSchool 

Read to Grow Books Delivered

During last month’s Book Fair, The Long Ridge School community raised money to donate books to Read to Grow, an organization which promotes language skills and literacy for children, beginning at birth, and to support parents as their babies’ first teachers. Thank you, Issy, for picking up the books! #community #LongRidgeSchool#reading

Interim Head of School Announced

November 9, 2017 Dear Members of The Long Ridge School Community, The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that John Ora will be joining The Long Ridge School on July 1, 2018 as our Interim Head of School for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years.  This unanimous recommendation from the Search Committee and unanimous … READ MORE

Chess Team Wins 2nd Place in the 38th National Educational Chess Association’s Tournament

We’re so proud of the #LongRidgeSchool chess team for winning 2nd place overall in the 38th National Educational Chess Association’s tournament yesterday! Not only that, one of our 2nd graders won 1st place in the Primary Novice Section and one of our 1st graders won 3rd placed in the First Grade Section. Go Team! #NECAchess

The Total Solar Eclipse is Coming!

If you are still making plans for your summer vacation, perhaps you might plan your trip to catch this summer’s total solar eclipse! On August 21, 2017, parts of the United States will get to see a total solar eclipse for the first time in over 40 years, but you have to travel if you wish … READ MORE

Rainbow at Recess

A magnificent rainbow appeared in the northeastern sky during a recent K-5 recess. How lucky the students, “recess duty” teachers, and I were to witness the rainbow in its full glory and as it faded to become a vivid memory.  For some students, it was the first rainbow they had seen.  “Rainbow, rainbow” was excitedly … READ MORE

Head’s Note – Problems at bedtime have never been more welcome!

A recent 2015 study from the University of Chicago, published in Science magazine found that parents who consistently talked to their kids about math using the app “Bedtime Math,” significantly improved their child’s math skills. The app invites families to “work through word problems related to counting, shapes, arithmetic, fractions and probability.” According to the … READ MORE

Head’s Notes – Working with Children

Welcome to my first blog on the new LRS website! I am very grateful to everyone who worked so long and hard to create this vibrant, beautiful connection with our school. As many of you know, it has been a longer than expected process, but we hope you will be as excited about the results … READ MORE

Head’s Notes: Exchanging Art with Schools Around the Globe

Beautiful and engaging art by LRS students always adorns our classroom and hallway bulletin boards, and currently striking art by students from the Myooudai Elementary School in Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan is on view in the main office.   One of the pieces entitled, “Making Mochi (rice cake) is fun” was being presented and discussed during a … READ MORE

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