August 26, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 17 Glen Rock Roundup Community School registration to begin The Glen Rock Community School has implemented a new online registration system in conjunction with the release of its fall course catalogue. Registration and payment for all programs, courses, and trips is now available online through Community Pass. Patrons may view the fall brochure by visiting Directions for establishing an online account for registration and payment by credit card are also provided on the site. The GRCS provides educational, recreational, and cultural activities for residents of all ages from all communities. Catalogues have been mailed to all homes in the greater Glen Rock area, including Wyckoff, Ho-Ho-Kus, Franklin Lakes, Hawthorne, and Ridgewood. Catalogues may be viewed online, or may be picked up at the community school office in the lobby of the high school, at the Glen Rock Library, and at Glen Rock Borough Hall. Registration begins immediately. In addition to the secure website, registration can be made by mail or in person at 600 Harristown Road, Glen Rock NJ 07452, by phone to (201) 389-5011 or by fax to (201) 389-5018. Ramapo announces Dean’s List Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah has named the following Glen Rock students to the Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester: Michael T. Bendett, Nicole A. Cua, Melanie L. Klein, Judith A. Levin, Rachel A. Levin, Jessica R. Massler, Matthew W. Romary, Paulette Silva, Paul J. Volpe, and Justin D. Walker. Movies under the Stars scheduled The Glen Rock Recreation Department welcomes borough residents to Movies under the Stars. This event will be held at Wilde Memorial Park on Maple Avenue. Attendees should bring a blanket or lawn chairs. On Aug. 28 see a film that celebrates teamwork. This feature about the southern football team that tries to win the Virginia High School Championship in 1971 is great film for people of all ages. The rain date will be Aug. 31. Free refreshments will be available. Movies will be shown at dusk at approximately 8:30 p.m. Ko named to Dean’s List Suyeul Ko of Glen Rock had been named to the Dean’s List at Felician College for the spring 2009 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes the academic accomplishments of full-time matriculated students who have obtained a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester. Register for preschool programs The Glen Rock Community School is holding open registration for members of all communities for its Mom & Tot and Terrific for Tots preschool programs for the 2009-2010 school year. Classes will begin the week of Sept. 14. Registration can be made Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the community school, 600 Harristown Road, Glen Rock, in the lobby of the Glen Rock High School. The child’s birth certificate or passport must be presented at the time of registration. Preschool classes include Mom & Tot I for young toddlers age 18 months and Mom & Tot II for toddlers age 24 months. The Mom & Tot program is designed to encourage speech, motor, social and emotional skills through play and group interaction. Each class begins with a free-play period. During the latter portion of the class, parents and children have separate, planned activities within the same room. The Terrific for Tots program includes Tots I for age 30 months, Tots II for three-year-olds and Tots III for fouryear-olds. Terrific for Tots offers a warm and nurturing environment for the child’s early school experiences. Chil- dren have the opportunity to explore arts and crafts, music, educational games, perceptual motor activities and listening activities, while interacting with other children of the same age. All ages are as of Oct. 1, 2009. For additional info or to register, contact the Glen Rock Community School office at (201) 389-5011 or visit Vendors sought for fall boutique Spaces are still available for Glen Rock Jewish Center’s Fabulous Fall Boutique planned for Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The boutique will be open to the entire community. Each space, complete with a six-foot table, costs $40. Additional tables are available for $15 each. For more information, or to request a contract, contact admin@grjc. org or call (201) 652-6624. The Glen Rock Jewish Center is located at 682 Harristown Road in Glen Rock. Senior Advisory Committee to meet The Senior Citizen Advisory Committee of Glen Rock will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the municipal quarters located behind CVS Pharmacy at 175 Rock Road. The meeting will be chaired by Doris Ciaramella. All are invited to attend. For information concerning senior citizen issues and programs, call Paula Fleming at (201) 670-3956. ESL conversation classes underway ESL Conversation Classes have begun. They will meet on Mondays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Glen Rock Library’s quiet meeting room on the first level. Shona Perry, M.A., is leading the summer class. The sessions are informal and emphasize social aspects of speaking English. A newspaper especially for new English speakers, “Easy English News,” is provided by the library Many of the conversations revolve around its articles. The Glen Rock Public Library is located at 315 Rock Road. Letters to the Editor (continued from page 16) all the people lining up to cross over to the complex. See all the people with smiles on their faces after coming out from a joyful experience. Not! Graydon is cooked -- toast, and Ridgewood could build a $20 million swimming exposition stadium and several Olympic size swimming pools. No matter, they will all be considered polluted, unsafe, and a hazard to your health. Misinformation killed the health care bill and misinformation will kill Graydon. After going to Graydon Pool every summer for my 35 years in Ridgewood, I have never gone in the water with the feeling that it is polluted. The water has never caused me to become ill. But you can’t stop a good negative assessment, nor can you put lipstick on a pig and make it beautiful. The only answer is to close Graydon, fill it in, and build a parking lot for banks, liquor stores, and more restaurants. Don’t forget those parking meters. When I moved to Ridgewood the Brass Lamp, Esposito’s, and the Wilsey Pub were it. Now, with 70-odd more restaurants added, parking a mess, and the village idiots who just love to spend the taxpayers’ money frivolously, the village has turned into a Coney Island with a gilded Village Hall. They call this a village? They should rename it the Village of Xanadu. Mel Freedenberg Ridgewood Dear Editor: New signs have just been posted at Graydon saying it will be closed for five days from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 and then re-open for the Labor Day weekend. I strongly object to our swimming facility being closed at the height of this summer season. We all pay high taxes and deserve better. So many of us have enjoyed swimming over the years, adults and children alike. Graydon should, at the very least, remain open from 3 to 7:30 p.m. so working people and school children can continue to enjoy this lovely facility until Labor Day as all other municipal pools stay open. This is an amenity for the citizens of Ridgewood who appreciate what we have and should have nothing to do with making a profit. Soon enough Graydon will be closed to all. We urge the decision makers to reconsider this unusual move. Jolene Murphy Ridgewood Wants Graydon open