Wednesday, February 24, 2016

February 24, 2016

District News:
  • At last night’s Board of Education meeting, a change was made in the 2016-2017 District Calendar.  The in-service day originally scheduled for 10/7/16 was changed to 10/10/16.  Therefore, students will attend school  on 10/7/16 and will not attend on 10/10/16.  Click HERE to see the revised calendar.  
  • The next regular Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Ridgway Library.  
  • The EPTSD staff has contributed $1,619.00 to the South Jersey Public Employee Charitable Campaign.  Thanks to our staff for their generosity!
  • Thursday, March 24, 2016 will be a 4-hour day for students and staff.  Schools will be closed from March 25, 2016 through April 3, 2016 and will reopen on Monday, April 4, 2016.
  • The Edgewater Park Athletic Association will hold a Wing Fling on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Throwbacks Bar & Grill, 2929 Route 130 South, Delran, NJ.  Click HERE to see the flier.
  • Click HERE for information on Pre-School and Kindergarten Registration.
  • School Superintendent, Dr. Rakszawski, will hold an Open Forum meeting for parents on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Ridgway Library.  Topics will include:  Strategic Plan update and Construction Updates.  The floor will also be open for topics of your choice.

Magowan School News:
  • Magowan’s March Madness will come in the form of school spirit! Our Student Council has planned some fun theme days to be celebrated each Friday in March.
  • March 4th ~ Pajama Day to help celebrate Dr. Seuss and the love of reading.
  • March 11th ~ Character Day to show that we have good character.
  • March 18th ~ Mismatch Day to prove it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, it’s the inside that counts. Being a good person never goes out of style.
  • March 24th ~ Team Sports Day because Magowan School is a winning team!
  • Read Across America will be celebrated on Friday, March 4th.  We would love guest readers!
  • Pre K Report Cards will be sent home on Thursday, March 3rd.
  • March 24th is an Early Dismissal day with NO afternoon Latchkey services.
Ridgway School News:
  • The Ridgway National Junior Honor Society will hold a Smashburger dining event on March 2nd.  Click HERE for details.
  • We would like to congratulate our Hawk basketball teams for another great season.  The Lady Hawks finished the season 15-2, and 2nd in the conference.  The Hawks team finished 20-0, with a conference league championship.  
  • The annual talent show will be March 10, 2016 at 7pm in the Ridgway Cafeteria.  

PTO News:
  • All PTO Board positions will be open at the end of the school year.  If you are interested in running on the PTO Board for the 2016-17 School Year please email
  • Ridgway Book Fair will run the week of March 7-11th.  Evening fair will be held on Thursday, March 10th.  If you are able to volunteer at all please email
  • Magowan Book Fair will run the week of March 14-18th. Evening fair will be Wednesday, March 16th.   If you are able to volunteer for any shift please email
  • Square One art order forms will be sent home around the week of March 7th.  
  • Next PTO Meeting is Monday, March 7th @ 7pm in the Ridgway Library.  Come out and support your schools and share your ideas.  We look forward to seeing you.
  • As always, we appreciate your support!!!