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Somerville Story Squad  (3rd Grade Only)
Come join Ms. Finnegan and Ms. Kaplan for some great book chat! We will explore the amazing works of Patricia Polacco, an author who writes stories about her own life! You may recognize titles such as Thank you Mr. Falker, Chicken Sunday and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. In each meeting we'll read together, share our thoughts and opinions and make connections to our own lives and other stories. 
Wednesdays: 1/12/22, 1/19/22, 1/26/22, 2/2/22, 2/9/22, 3:00- 3:45pm
If your child is interested, please email Ms. Finnegan or Ms. Kaplan (max 15 students) 

Art Club
Grade 3:  Tuesday Mornings 8-8:35  from November 2-December 31
Grade 4:  Tuesday Mornings 8-8:35  from January 4-March 15
Grade 5:  Tuesday Mornings 8-8:35  from March 22-June 7
Please email Mrs. Stankiewicz if your child is interested in joining and include name and classroom of your child.
sstankiewicz@ridgewood.k12.nj.us


Somerville Chess Club
Chess In-Person at Somerville
Tuesdays - 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 
Time:  3PM - 4:15PM
Room: Media Center

Chess Virtual Program for Somerville
Multiple levels for choosing
Time:  10/6 - 12/8

Glee Club 

Are you in 4th or 5th grade? Do you LOVE to sing? Come join Glee Club! Learn to sing popular and classic pop songs including Broadway and musical theater! We will learn performing, acting, and singing techniques. We will focus on singing in harmony, reading rhythms, and understanding how to be a solo singer as well as an ensemble singer. There will also be some movement incorporated in our performances.  The Glee Club will perform at the School Concerts! Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 8:00am-8:35am starting October 6th. Some rehearsals are mandatory. Students are permitted to miss four non-mandatory rehearsals. Three late arrivals will count as a missed rehearsal. A schedule will be handed out at the first meeting. Please contact Ms. Vitale with any questions. We can’t wait to see you there!

Location: Vocal Room, Rm 114
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 8:00-8:35am, October 6th - June

Handchime Club (5th Grade Only)
Join Somerville’s Handchime Club!  Learn how to play the Handchimes, develop your musicianship skills, gain performance experience, and be a part of a small ensemble.  Handchime choir rehearses every Tuesday from 8:00am- 8:35am starting on October 5th. The Handchime Choir performs at the School Concerts. Handchime Club has limited space. Please e-mail Ms. Vitale at avitale@ridgewood.k12.nj.us if you would like to become a member.  First come, first serve!

Location: Vocal Room, Rm 114
Meeting Time: Tuesday morning, October 5th - June

Leopard Leaders (5th Grade Only) 
Leopard Leader is a leadership and service-oriented club. Students will sharpen their leadership skills and model responsibility for their younger peers while contributing to the Somerville community. Activities include safety patrol, ambassadors at events, morning announcements and more! Please email Ms. Finnegan at kfinnegan@ridgewood.k12.nj.us if you would like to become a member!
Location: Library 
Meeting Time: Thursdays beginning September 30th, 8:05-8:35am


Recess Games Club
Welcome to the Recess Games Club!  Students will have the opportunity to be active after school hours and engage in great new activities. This is a great way for everyone to enjoy physical activity, meet new friends and explore new passions for movement. Please email Mr. Oh at joh@ridgewood.k12.nj.us if you would like to join!
Location: Gym or Somerville Back Field

Kindergarten and 1st Grade: 8 sessions every Wednesday beginning January 12- March 2
2nd and 3rd Grade: 8 sessions every Wednesday beginning October 13 - December 8 (no session November 24th)

Somerville Student Council 
Calling all 4th and 5th Graders! Come and join the Somerville Student Council! Student council members will be responsible for planning events and activities for our 2021-2022 school year. Our goal is to make our Somerville and Ridgewood community a better place by organizing the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Valentines Day cafeteria decorating and the Souper Bowl.  Please contact Ms. Bielicky or
Mr. Dembin if you are interested.
Location: Room 118 with Ms. Bielicky and Mr. Dembin
Meeting Time: Two Tuesdays per month, beginning October 5th- May