October 20, 2020
Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff
The Community Service Fair that was due to take place this month has been postponed until further notice.
Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch. Make a Difference This Month! Each year, our GWMS families generously donate to this worthy cause. Table to Table feeds the neediest families in our communities. Especially this year, please consider donating what you would spend on lunch for yourself or for your family to the Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch campaign. All donations will be virtual this year and can be made here. Thank you!
Library Books - There are over 200 library books due from last spring. Emails are going out to students and parents if our records indicate that your child still has a library book checked out to them. Please help us by searching for library books you may have at home. If you find the book and wish to keep it longer, please email Mrs. Brown so the book can be accounted for. Otherwise, please have your child return the book at school. They can leave it in their English classroom and Mrs. Brown will collect it. For 6th grade students: Library books from elementary schools can be returned to GW and we’ll see that it gets back home. For virtual students: There will be a book return bin outside the new gym lobby (under the overhang). The bin will be there Monday through Friday for returns. If you have the book and wish to keep it longer, please email Mrs. Brown with the title so the book can be accounted for. Thanks such much for your help. Ann Brown
GW HSA Virtual Meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 at 1:30pm. All parents are welcome to join. A link will be sent in a separate email.
Village Table Fundraiser. Thank you to all those who have signed up to Village Table! The Village Table Program offers a one stop place to order lunch, dinner and produce that can be delivered directly to your home or is available for pickup. We have options for the whole family, currently you can order from Catchy, Bareburger, Parkwood Deli, West Side Bagel, NJ Gourmet, Blue Moon, Salumi Kitchen, Brothers BBQ and produce delivered from Farmlind. More restaurants to come. A percentage of every order goes back to our HSA! Please click here for further information, including how to create an account and how to order. Thank you for your support!
The GW HSA Mobile Directory is now LIVE on the GroupSpot App! If you haven’t yet paid your $30 Dues please do so now at www.GWHSA.org. Only ONE parent/guardian needs to pay Dues and all parents/guardians will receive access. ALL teachers receive free access to the Directory.
To join your group on GroupSpot, please follow these easy instructions:
Click on the mobile invite link below
Download the GroupSpot app from your respective app store
Open the app & create a GroupSpot account
Use the invite code below to access the group
Answer a few background questions & request to join
Once approved, start enjoying your new app
School Group Name: GW Middle School HSA
Invite Link: https://go.groupspot.app/kcssLXUZXjtY2o6c7
Invite Code: kcssLXUZXjtY2o6c7
Mark your calendar for these important dates in October and November:
10/21/20 - GW HSA Meeting, 1:30 pm (virtual)
11/3/20 - Professional Dev Day - SCHOOLS CLOSED
11/5-6 - NJEA Convention - SCHOOLS CLOSED
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
Ridgewood Library is offering free homework and math tutoring. Offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 pm, with 30 minute appointments available for teens in Grades 3-9 with top RHS student tutors. Go to and click on programs and registration to sign up. Virtual Homework and Math Center.png
6th Grade “Masked Singers” Group Karaoke”, co-sponsored by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation and GCADA, takes place on Friday, October 23 from 7 pm to 8:15 pm. Pre-registration required. 6th Grade Masked Singers Group Karaoke.pdf
7th/8th Grade Student Social, co-sponsored by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation and GCADA, takes place on Friday, November 13, from 7 pm to 8:15 pm at The Annie Zusy Youth Center. Pre-registration required. Middle School Mixer.pdf