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eNews 12-14-18

posted Dec 14, 2018, 12:58 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Marketplace Update - Thank you to everyone who participated in last weekend’s Marketplace event. The students did a fabulous job creating crafts to sell. A special thank you to RCO co-conveners Heather Hickcox and Amanda Bedortha for all your hard work putting this event together and thank you to all of the adult volunteers who helped make it possible. Stay tuned for the final number on how much money the students contributed to support Ridgeline!  We are so grateful for their generosity and entrepreneurial spirit.

Intent to Return is Coming! -  In January we will be unveiling our new electronic re-enrollment and lottery system. This is when we will be asking current families what their plans are for the next school year, and when siblings currently not attending Ridgeline can be entered into the lottery with sibling preference. Note, this is earlier than previous years in order to better align with 4J’s school choice timeline. Please start thinking about what your family’s plans are for the 2019-20 school year.


Traveling for the Holidays? - The last day of school before winter break is December 21. We expect that all students will be in attendance until 1:05 p.m. that day. If your family will be travelling and missing school during that week in December, or in January when we return, please remember to fill out the Planned Absence Request Form


End of Year Donations - If you are looking for a meaningful holiday tribute to a teacher, student, or loved one, or if you’re seeking a worthy recipient for your year-end charitable giving, please consider a gift to Ridgeline! Donations can be made at:

Your gift supports Ridgeline’s PE, arts, and counseling specialists, classroom materials, Montessori program enrichment, and the building that our community calls home. It’s impact will last a lifetime!

Help Promote Ridgeline! - Ridgeline’s Information Sessions and 2019-2020 lottery will be held earlier this year. We need your help to promote Ridgeline and our Information Sessions which will take place in January 2019. Poster hanging volunteers are needed. We have a list of places to hang posters and the posters are now available in the office for you to pick up. Contact Cynthia or stop by the office to sign up for locations and take posters. Spread the word about Ridgeline and lottery dates to friends and family!

Lottery information sessions:

Saturday, January 12, 10:00am

Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm

Applications due: January 31

Lottery: February 8


Ridgeline Holiday Tree Fundraiser – 43111 McKenzie Hwy., Leaburg, 541-896-3483. Purchase your holiday tree at Spring Creek Holly Farm and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Ridgeline! Tell them at the farm when you purchase your tree that you would like to donate to Ridgeline. Noble Firs are locally grown at Spring Creek Holly Farm and at their wholesale facility, Whitewater Ranch, using low-impact and sustainable farming practices. They have pre-cut trees, or you can choose and cut your own. They also offer handmade holly wreaths, table decorations and bulk greens. Start a new holiday tradition, take a drive down the beautiful McKenzie Highway, enjoy a cup of hot apple cider, and support Ridgeline! Spring Creek Holly Farm is open until December 23 from 9am to 5pm every day of the week


Firewood For Sale to Benefit Ridgeline - Cheri’s husband, Cliff Worley, is once again offering cords of wood for sale with the proceeds going to Ridgeline. He has a mix of oak and fir green wood, split 16” or cut to fit and delivered for $150 and a cord of all oak for $160. If you are interested, call Cliff at 541-912-8937.



SEHS Axe Community Dance Team - is hosting a 5-week dance workshop for kids ages 6-10 on Sundays, 1:30-3pm starting January 13th through February 10th at South Eugene High School. Kiddos will learn dance technique, play games and learn a high energy routine. On Friday, February 15th the kiddos will perform their routine at a varsity basketball game. The workshop is $40 or $25 for free and reduced lunch. The cost includes a t-shirt, 5 weeks of dance instruction and a performance opportunity! Please register at by January 8th. We can only take 50 kids at this time. If you have questions please reach out to Head Coach, Chrissa Dockendorf at


Xcape Dance Academy -

Tuesdays and Thursdays, AFTER SCHOOL from 3:15 - 4:15 (we usually allow 10 minutes for kids to get into the gym, have a snack if they want, etc.)

-Pickup is promptly at 4:15 from the gym.

-Class starts the week of January 7th

-Class will be taught by Drea Smith, professional dancer, instructor, and parent of a Ridgeline student!

-Kids must register for 2 days per week. No one day per week options. $80/ month for the class.

-Parents must register their kids online at where they will create an

account for their student and sign up for class. You can also call us at 541-912-1140 to register.

Payment for classes is due before the start date. You can pay online or send check/ cash with

your student on the first day of the session.

-Class session ends at Spring Break.

-A final performance opportunity will be provided!

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