Winter Program

Winter Program

3rd/4th grade

Mrs. Lensing

Mrs. Lensing

Human sundae

Human Sundaes

Human Sundaes

We raised $8,600 for JRFH!

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

October 2014

McTeacher Night 2014

McTeacher Night 2014

East Moline McDonald's

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Welcome to Ridgewood

Principal's Message


Welcome to the Ridgewood Elementary School webpage. We are a Kindergarten through 4th grade school in East Moline, IL.

Students in 3rd and 4th grade will be taking the PARCC End of Year assessment starting April 27th.  The test is called PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) and it is a mandatory test for students in the state of Illinois.  We want to make sure that all students do their best on this test, so here are a few tips to help your child:
- Make sure they attend school during the testing dates (April 27-May22). 
- Make sure your child arrives to school on time every day
- Make sure your child gets a good night's rest and eats a healthy breakfast each morning
- Encourage your child to do his/her best

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or myself.

Our last Market Day sale will be May 19, 2015. 

Ridgewood School raised $8,327 for Jump Rope for Heart!  This exceeded our goal of $7,500 - so on March 18th...Mr. VonThun will be slimed!  Check it out here:

Have you logged in to Skyward Family Access?  If you do not have a login and password - please email me This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , so that I can get this information to you!  Skyward has a mobile app that is easy to use and can be found in the Apple Store or the Android Market.

As always - please feel free to contact me with questions and/or concerns - 

Heidi Lensing, Principal
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Our Mission

Our mission statement:
“We the staff, students, and parents of Ridgewood School pledge to provide QUALITY learning in a CARING environment.”


About Our School

Ridgewood School is a kindergarten through 4th grade elementary with approximately 450 students.  We have highly qualified classroom teachers.  In addition, Ridgewood School has highly qualified staff members in the following areas:  a certified Learning Center Specialist, Title I reading, kindergarten literacy, elementary art, music, physical education, special education, and bilingual education.  We do have a full-time counselor and a part-time nurse.  
More information about our student demographics and performance can be found on the Illinois Interactive Report Card: 







Parent Guides to Student Success

The following guides are provide by the National PTA Organization.  The guides provide an overview of what your child will learn by the end of each grade level, in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade
Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade

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Contact Us!

Ridgewood Elementary
Ms. Heidi Lensing, Principal
814 30th Avenue
East Moline, IL 61244

Phone: 309-755-1585
Fax:     309-752-2570

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The 7 Habits Pledge

I pledge today the Habits I’ll use,

Become a strong leader and spread the good news.

I will be Proactive - I’m in charge of me.

Begin With the End in Mind- Planning is the key.

Put First Things First - I will work then play.

Think Win-Win- with people every day.

I will listen then speak-so we can all be heard.

It’s how it works best-understand is the word.

I will Synergize - because together is best.

I will Sharpen my Saw - to take care of the rest.   

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