Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • July 15, 2009 Ridgewood The Ridgewood Board of Education recently accepted a number of substantial donations from school support groups to enhance education at no additional cost to the taxpayers. The largest donations came from Dad’s Night in the amount of $28,017 combined with the Hawes Home and School Association donation of $9,339 for a total of $37,356. The Dad’s Night donation from Somerville School will be used to purchase six Smart Boards and six document cameras for the Somerville School. The Hawes School donation will be used to purchase eight Smart Boards for the Hawes School. The Somerville School has independently donated $11,986, with $6,500 for co-curricular clubs and $5,486 for classroom supplies. Unused gift and book club money from Somerville School funds was also transferred to the Schools receive end of year donations Smart Board fund at Somerville School. The Somerville Home and School Association also donated a mural for the cafeteria valued at $4,500 and pads for cafeteria pillars valued at $1,200. The Ridgewood High School Band Association donated $9,500 for the purchase of a Yanagisawa baritone saxophone and $650 for a snare drum. The Ridgewood High School HSA donated two flatscreen TV sets valued at approximately $4,300.The Ridgewood High School TV Club gave the school $693 worth of audio equipment. Margo Smith, a teacher at Ridgewood High School, donated 25 copies of a book to be used in the Ridgewood Helpful Hints Helpful Hints from Pete Says... ome “When traveling, make sure you have the following items in the trunk of your car; a powerful flashlight, road flares, a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher” Lois Horner, secretary to the mathematics and science supervisor, will retire from the Ridgewood school system, with a record that compiled 46 years of perfect attendance during her career up to the end of this school year. Horner began her career as a secretary in the office of psychological services on Jan. 1, 1963, and asked for a part-time schedule in 1966 to handle family responsibilities. She handled work for the Bergen County Negotiations Exchange, and provided secretarial, payroll and data Horner retiring after 46 years of perfect attendance High School World Studies Program, a gift valued at $350. The Willard School Plant Club Fundraiser gave the school $17,129 for four Smart Boards with installation and warranty. The Willard School HSA has also donated 841 for field trips. The George Washington Middle School HAS gave that school $15,000 for science kits and $60 for book gifting. The O’Shea Family Foundation donated $3,600 for a cyber-bullying program at Hawes School. The Orchard School received $800 for field trips. Sunflower Portraits has donated $203 to the RED program. The Ridge HSA has donated $150 for book gifting. management support for the business office. Horner was back to full-time employment by 1985, and she became administrative assistant to the business administrator. She was transferred to her most recent position during a reorganization. Her performance in a number of administrative support posts was praised at the end-of-school-year meeting of the Ridgewood Board of Education. J. KOSTER Out of the way, but worth it. Major Credit Cards Accepted ACKERMAN’S Music 27 Franklin Tpk, Waldwick Open Sundays 9-3 201-652-5666 85 Hillside Ave, Midland Park • 201-444-4760 • 201-445-1164 Open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5, Closed Sunday Schweinfurth Florist Center ����������������� ������������ ���������������������� ������������ ������������������������������ � ���������������������������������� � ������������������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������������ ��������������������� � ������������ �������������������������� ���������������