I walked over to get my mail this evening and found the downtown restaurants were doing a fairly good business with takeout orders. It’s a simple procedure – call in your order, pay for it over the phone and pick it up when it’s ready. They’ll even bring out your order if needed. Please support our local businesses during this special time.
Online registration for kindergarten students for the 2020-21 school year has been postponed to Friday, May 1st to allow time for staff to be trained on using the new online enrollment system and to ensure a smooth transition from the current paper registration process. The new system will allow parents to register students online via Skyward.
In the meantime, registration packets for new students are currently available on the district website and can be downloaded, printed and completed manually. To access, click on the following link: New Student Registration Packet. Completed forms can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Ridgefield School District, Attention: Tonia Rice, 510 Pioneer Street, Ridgefield, WA 98642.
To enroll for kindergarten, children must be five years of age before September 1st.
Support the Class of 2020 by turning on your porch light tonight at 8:20 tonight, Friday.
Stadium lights across the state will be lit to honor the graduating class. The effort, which is endorsed by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, calls for high school stadium lights to be turned n at 8:20 (2020 in military time) to give a nod to this year’s senior class. The stadium at Ridgefield High School will be lit for 20 minutes and 20 seconds.
Thanks to Steve Coxen for sending this.
For weeks I have heard people saying “ I just can’t wait for things to be back to normal.” I remember even saying that a few times myself. But as I’ve thought about our current situation I have realized how much I don’t want things to go back to the way they were. Here are a few of thoughts…
1. I hope that the next time a friend grabs me and pulls me in for a hug, I actually take the time to appreciate the gift of their embrace.
2. I hope that when school resumes and you are dropping your kids off, you take the time to thank the staff for the amazing gift that they give to your family.
3. I hope that the next time I’m sitting in a crowded restaurant I take the time to look around at the smiling faces, loud voices and be more appreciative for the gift of community.
4. I hope that when I am at the grocery store that I take a moment to acknowledge the necessities of life and the amazing people who work so hard to keep us supplied.
5. I hope that I never again take for granted the ability to hop in the car and visit a friend, go to the mall, go to a movie, etc.
So, truth is, I don’t want things to return to the way they once were. I hope that we take the lessons and challenges of the past few weeks and create a new normal.
My goal is to appreciate more, love harder, and truly appreciate the daily abundance of blessings that were so easily overlooked just a mere few weeks ago. If someone tells you they love you, take it to heart!