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Welcome to GW HSA,

The George Washington HSA is a non-profit organization comprised of parents/guardians of students, faculty and administration of George Washington Middle School. We help provide enriching experiences for our children and communicate interesting and important information to parents throughout the year.

Our Mission

The mission of the foundation is to provide for closer relationships among parents of children attending George Washington Middle School (GWMS) in Ridgewood, New Jersey and the teachers and administration of GWMS, to raise funds to enhance the educational opportunities of students attending GWMS and to foster and promote innovative approaches for excellence in education at GWMS.

The Executive Board

The Executive Board comprises of Officers of the Foundation and the Principal of GWMS.

Executive Board 2021-22

President - Tasneem Patrawala

Vice President - Lauren Di Maulo

Treasurer - Caron Katz

Secretary - Michelle Stewart

Planning and Development - Tori Schoeler & Catherine Doolan

Volunteer Coordinator - Mark Bruno

Nominating - Elizabeth McCarthy & Heather Zarnett

HSA Meeting Dates 2020-21

HSA Meetings are held one Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm. Meetings will most likely be held virtually via Zoom. A link will be sent out closer to the meeting date. All parents are encouraged to attend. HSA meetings are a forum to provide interesting and important information to parents and guardians throughout the year. Please note that there will be no December or June meeting.

2021 Meeting Dates

September 22

October 20

November 17

2022 Meeting Dates

January 19

February 16

March 1

April 20

May 18

Committee Chairs

Beautification - Joanie Harrington and Shannon Sullivan

Birthday Books - Puja Nair

Book Fair - Alanna Shevak and Tasneem Patrawala

Career Day - Puja Nair and Tasneem Patrawala

Class Parent Coordinator - Hyewon Jun

DEI Committee - Rachel Ye, Sara Newman and Aaron Block

Directory - Lauren DiMaulo

Directory AD Sales - Juliane Cho

Enews - Caroline Oddy

Environmental Committee Kristen Daffron, Puja Nair and Tasneem Patrawala

Film Festival

GW Cares - Leila Nosrati

Girls On The Rise - Hyunsook Kim and Jennifer Burke

Hospitality - Jen McCabe and Hannah Han

Locker Shelves and Chrome Book Covers - Carla Sullivan

LSHSA Rep - Elizabeth Rottinger

Media Center - Alanna Shevak

Redemption Programs - Heather Holder

School Supplies - Jaimie Davis

Social Media Chair - Gokce Sezgin

Spirit Wear/ Chrome Book Covers - Juliane Cho, Alanna Shevak & Stephanie Tesser

Student Photos - Carla Sullivan

Teacher Appreciation - Danielle Chudy, Aaron Block and Ann Kautzmann

Wellness Day - Jennifer Burke

6th Grade Photo Book - Kelly McKay and Grace Kang

7th Grade Photobook - Jaimie Davis and Laura Haddad

7th & 8th Grade Community Service - Jessica Franklin, Danielle Nugent and Tasneem Patrawala

8th Grade Chairs

Carnival - Jane Zhuang, Jennifer Szilva and Hannah Han

Memory Show - Joanie Harrington, Tiffany Jacobson & Hyunsook Kim

RHS "SCOOP" Night - Mary Micale, Karyn Schoenherr and Kim Cadaret

Promotion Party - Jane Zhuang & Kim Cadaret

Promotion Reception - Hyunsook Kim and Vanessa Lee

Community Representatives

Friends Of The Library - Caroline Oddy

Friends Of Music - Rita Lai

Safety Policy - Mark bruno

TIC TOC Reps - Jill Williams, Pilar Segura, Jane Zhuang & Shubha Mehto

Webmaster - Tasneem Patrawala