November 17, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff

GW Notices

  • GW transitioned to all remote learning today (Tuesday), with in-person instruction resuming on Monday, November 30, 2020.


HSA Notices

HSA Meeting - Please join us tomorrow Wednesday, November 18 at 1:30 pm for our GW HSA meeting.  The school nurse Julie Stadulis RN, NJ-CSN will be joining the meeting as guest speaker.  Please email any questions for the nurse prior to the meeting to Zoom details will be sent out separately.

Village Table Fundraiser!  Stressful holidays? Not anymore! Check out our new Thanksgiving menu and order here. A percentage of your order supports the GW HSA and our teachers. Additionally order lunch or dinner from your local favorites like Bareburger, Catchy, Blue Moon, Parkwood Deli, West Side Bagel and many more available for home delivery or curbside pickup. Fresh produce from Farmlind is available to be delivered to your doorstep on Wednesdays. Learn more about Village Table. To create a new account enter password villagetable7.


Reminder: It's not too late to get the GW HSA Mobile Directory!  To get it, please pay your HSA dues of $30 at Only ONE parent/guardian needs to pay dues and all parents/guardians will receive access.

To access the directory, download the GroupSpot app and join ‘GW HSA’ to receive school and calendar news. It’s free!  Simply click here.  School Group Name: GW Middle School HSA, Invite Code: kcssLXUZXjtY2o6c7. Once you have downloaded GroupSpot to your mobile device, and paid your HSA dues of $30, you will gain access to the student directory. ALL TEACHERS AND STAFF RECEIVE FREE ACCESS TO THE DIRECTORY.

Order soon! Great gifts for the Holidays! New Ridgewood Strong trucker hats and stylish facemask chains are available at

Friends of GW Campaign 2020-2021. Thank you to the 41 GW families who have already donated! Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation. All money raised this school year will directly go towards our teachers and administrators by fulfilling wish list items that will help enhance facilitation and learning with the new teaching model. Please donate here today. 

Shopping for the Holidays? Please consider supporting GWMS when you shop at Amazon. AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the GW HSA every time you shop, at no cost to you. You’ll find the same prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as  The bonus is that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the GW HSA. Simply click here


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


  • 11/18/20 - GW HSA Meeting, 1:30 pm (virtual) 

  • 11/25/20 - MINIMUM DAY (12:15 pm)

  • 11/26-27 - Thanksgiving Recess - SCHOOLS CLOSED


  • 12/23-1/1 - December Recess - SCHOOLS CLOSED




Girl Scout Troop #5913 needs your help! In an effort to combat the social isolation caused by the pandemic, Ridgewood Girl Scout Troop #5913 is collecting new yarn to be donated to Ridgecrest Senior Housing's Circle of Love group. Circle of Love lovingly knits blankets, hats and scarves for youth in need. Having a special project to work on helps this group of 40 seniors have a renewed sense of purpose, passion, and creativity. Sheins of yarn can be dropped off through Friday, November 20 at 165 Beechwood Road or 79 Washington Place, Ridgewood.  Troop #5913 thanks you!

RHS Boys Lacrosse WOOD Fundraiser. They have partnered up with Hardwood Bros. to give you the best WOOD you’ll find for your fireplace, firepit, or even pizza oven! RHS Boys Lacrosse WOOD Fundraiser.pdf 

RHS Boys Lacrosse Chipotle Fundraiser is on Sunday, December 6 between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm at Chipotle, 545 Route 17 South. RHS Lax Fundraiser.pdf 

Calling all Composers! The Ridgewood Friends of Music announces its 2ndAnnual Song-Writing Competition. Open to school-age musicians who attend public school in Ridgewood, NJ, or an out-of-district school through the Ridgewood Board of Education; whose permanent residence is in Ridgewood; AND adults who live, work or attend school in Ridgewood.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 30, 2020. Friends of Music competition.pdf 


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