Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • April 8, 2009 Ramsey Foundation fundraiser to support school programs The Ramsey Public Education Foundation will hold a Beefsteak Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 25. This fundraiser, which benefits Ramsey and Saddle River students who attend Ramsey’s public schools, will be held at the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood from 7 to 11 p.m. The dinner will feature all-you-can-eat sirloin steak, salad, and side dishes prepared by Nightingale’s of Clifton. A pasta substitute is available upon request. The price of $60 per person includes beer and soda. Live music will be provided by The Connolly Brothers. The evening will include an auction, prizes, and a special fundraiser. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund programs in the Ramsey public schools that are not covered by local taxes. While taxes associated with the annual school budget are used to fund state-mandated programs in the district, the Ramsey Public Education Foundation provides grants for enrichment and technology programs that otherwise would not be possible. The foundation is a private, non-profit organization run by elected volunteers from Ramsey and Saddle River. During the 2008-09 academic year, the foundation provided grants of $43,015 to Ramsey’s public schools. Grants were used for various projects within the public schools, including the installation of a sound system at Ramsey High School, the purchase of interactive SMARTBoards for several district schools, the production of a school play, Theater Week at Tisdale and Hubbard schools, an artistin-residence program at Dater School, and a Theater Arts program at Smith Middle School. Each year, the school principals, teachers, and members of the community are asked to submit grant proposals to the education foundation. The organization’s Grant Committee then evaluates those requests and makes the awards. Volunteers from Saddle River and Ramsey are welcome to join the organization. For additional information, visit the website at To RSVP for the upcoming Beefsteak Dinner Dance, send a check made payable to Ramsey Public Education Foundation to: Paula Parsley, 71 Manor Drive, Ramsey, NJ 07446 by April 11. The event is limited to 200 guests. Organizers anticipate a sell-out. For more information e-mail: Giving girls Ramsey Brownie Troop 419 used some of the proceeds from the recent Girl Scout cookie sale to help people in need. Each girl bought groceries to donate to the Center for Food Action in Mahwah. Running for the School Board? Advertise your candidacy in The Villadom TIMES. 201-652-0744 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk Proceeds to benefit the Waldwick Ambulance Corps, Waldwick Community Alliance and town beautification projects. ������ �� �������� � �������� SPONSORS: Date: April 26, 2009 Location: Registration: Race Time: Course: 5K Entry Fees: Waldwick High School Track & Field 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. at the Waldwick High School Track Wyckoff Avenue & Hopper Avenue 5K Race: 9:00 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Walk: 9:30 a.m. 5K certified course and sanctioned by the USATF $15.00 pre-race fee received by April 1st $20.00 registration received by April 18th $25.00 registration after April 18th or on day of race Race day T-shirt to all pre-registrants and post-registrants (while supplies last) $8.00 received by April 1st $10.00 after April 1st and on day of race Course Description: Fast, rolling hills, scenic park, track finish Goody bags, post race refreshments Rain or shine. No refunds will be given. We are collecting canned food for Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. 1 Mile Fun Walk: No pets, roller blades, bikes, or skateboards during the 5K Run Strollers will be permitted during the 1 Mile Fun Walk Online application available at Additional information and directions on or Call Kim Post at 201-693-6734 Race results will be available on Additional Sponsors: Paramount Fitness, NJMT, HSBC, The Learning Experience, Natale’s Pizza, LaVie en Rose, Stop ‘n Shop, Waldwick Auto Body, Mayo’s Sportwear, Big Time Graphics, Starbucks – Wyckoff Serenity Massage Therapy Suburban Sidewalk