NOV 23, 2021

Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff

GW Notices and Reminders

  • Tomorrow (Wednesday) is a MINIMUM DAY with school finishing at 12:15 pm

  • School is CLOSED on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving Recess. Happy Thanksgiving!


Holiday Plans Absence Line Reminder - With the holidays just around the corner, please remember to call the GW absence line (201 670 2784) to report your student absence a day prior to their absence.  If your student needs to be dismissed early, please send a note with your student with the time they will need to be dismissed. Ask them to bring it to the Main office upon arrival to get a pass. You must ring the bell at the Washington St entrance, so that the Main office can dismiss your student directly to you.


Yearbook - The early bird discount ends Friday, November 26! Please place your yearbook order today through to get the discount!


Attention 8th grade parents - Please send a baby picture of your graduating 8th grader to Mrs. Dodd for the yearbook by January 31


HSA Notices

Holiday Boutique, Wednesday, December 1 - Join us next week at our Annual GW Holiday Boutique on Wednesday, December 1 from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm (GW gym). Find all your holiday gifts, participate in exciting raffles and have the chance to win one of a kind prizes.


Vendors include local retailers and parent entrepreneurs: Monogrammin’ Mom, Boards by Randi, Fiesta Box, The Fully Fashioned, Heart and Hustle, Andover and Oak, Ramsey River Interiors, Kristen Dahl Boutique, Get Luminous, Baked By Kristen, Rock Road Jewelry, Coastal Creations, Dress For Cocktails, AVAnt Guarde Knit Goods, Karen Yun Pottery, Charlotte Tillbury Makeup, The Farmhouse Chronicles, 11 Eleven Healing Intuitive Wellness Boutique & Studio, Nahmu and the GW HSA table offering fun items for students.


WIN Amazing Prizes including Accessories from Goldie, Party package from event planner Peggy Calabrese, $250 gift certificate from Live Laugh Love Photography, $150 gift certificate from VTS Artwork by Tori Schoeler will go towards a commissioned piece, Birdling Bags, Soup Terrine from The Table at Latonas, Books from the Curious Reader, Gift certificate from Flora’s Cottage, Beautiful Candle from Piece and Pollen and many more.

Tickets are $10 for Adults and $2 for Students/GW Staff. Price includes event access. All proceeds benefit the GW HSA. Visit to purchase your tickets today. ONE-STOP HOLIDAY SHOPPING. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS. SUPPORT GW.


TIC TOC Photography Contest - Fall is the perfect time to take pictures and we would love for our students to share photos of what sparks "JOY IN FALL" for them. For contest rules, check out Winners will receive exciting gift cards! Prizes sponsored in part by Rod Bolten Photography **Deadline to submit is Tuesday, November 30**


Career Day - We are looking for parent and community volunteers to participate in our FIRST GW Career Day, taking place March 10, 2022! We welcome you to share your talents and expertise with our enthusiastic students, and are flexible with your available time commitment. Thank you for your support! For more information and to sign up, click here


Friends of GW Campaign - Your gift today will help upgrade the lighting in the GW Auditorium. Our children use this space during assemblies, concerts, performances, lunch and certain classes. Please support our school and make a difference by visiting Questions, contact Tori Schoeler torischoeler@gmail.comand Catherine Doolan


Thank You Notes - A big shoutout to Elizabeth McCarthy and Heather Zarnett-Letscher for organizing a fantastic movie social for our students. Everyone had a great time!


Mark your calendar for these important dates in November and December:


  • 11/24/21 - MINIMUM DAY, 12:15 pm

  • 11/25-26 - Thanksgiving Recess, SCHOOLS CLOSED


  • 12/1/21 - Holiday Boutique,11:00 am to 4:30 pm (GW gym)

  • 12/2/21 - 7th and 8th Grade Band Concert, 6:30 pm (GW auditorium) 

  • 12/7/21 - 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30 pm (GW auditorium) 

  • 12/9/21 - 7th and 8th Grade Vocal Concert, 6:30 pm (GW auditorium) 

  • 12/15/21 - 6th Grade Concert, 1:30 pm (GW auditorium) 

  • 12/17/21 - Teacher Appreciation Holiday Breakfast

  • 12/23/21 - MINIMUM DAY, 12:15 pm

  • 12/24-12/31 - December Recess, SCHOOLS CLOSED





11th Annual Kelly Creegan Coat Drive takes place on Saturday, November 27 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Graydon Parking Lot. Coat Drive.pdf 


Ridgewood Baseball and Softball Association Spring 2022 - registration for rec and travel is now open on Community Pass and early bird rates are available until December 31. 2022 Baseball & Softball Registration Now Open.pdf 


RHS Alumni Association Commemorative Brick Program RHS Brick Flyer .pdf 


Social Services Association of Ridgewood is collecting Target gift cards and monetary donations SSA Holiday flyer 2021.pdf 


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