APR 19, 2022
Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff
Boxes for Soldiers - We are collecting items for deployed military from TODAY through Wednesday, April 27. This year we are supporting 4 units located in Africa. Please see the attached flyer which list items in need. This list was collected by the Chaplain serving those units and the sports equipment is used for morale activities and physical exercise. Used equipment or jerseys in very good condition are acceptable. Cash donations are also appreciated and will be used to purchase additional items where needed and/or for shipping costs. THANK YOU! Boxes For Soldiers 2022.pdf
The school play GW School Daze will be held on Friday, April 29. More details to follow.
Auditorium Lighting Upgrade Update - As a result of the tremendous generosity and support of the GW Community, FOGW has been able to raise $66,090 to upgrade the stage lighting in the GW auditorium. This will directly benefit our students as they use this space during assemblies, concerts, performances and certain classes. Thank you for always supporting our school and our children. Together we made a difference!
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - GW HSA will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week from May 3 to May 6. We are so thankful to our teachers who continue working tirelessly to help our students learn, grow and succeed! Teacher appreciation week will include teacher luncheon. You can show your appreciation by donating one or more teacher lunches here, gwhsa.org/teacher-appreciation
Attention 8th Grade Parents
We still need 7 chaperones to accompany our 8th graders on their DC Trip from June 8 to June 10. For cost and to sign up, please click here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AAFAE23A2FF2-chaperones. Deadline to sign up is April 26.
To celebrate our 8th grade class of 2022, all 8th graders will be receiving a commemorative T-shirt. Please fill out the form below to indicate your child's T-shirt size. Deadline to submit is May 10.
HSA Meeting - Please join us next week on Wednesday, April 27 at 1:30 pm for the HSA Meeting. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Donate to Innovate Pavers Fundraiser - Make a lasting contribution to GW. Commemorate a student, family, teacher, alumni or group with a personalized engraved paver and beautify the school grounds for years to come. Click here to learn more and make a purchase, https://www.gwhsa.org/paver-fundraiser. All proceeds raised will go towards FOGW initiatives including facility upgrades and student enrichment.
Thank You Notes
• A huge thank you to Lauren DiMaulo for co-ordinating with various vendors to commence the auditorium lighting upgrade initiative.
• A big shoutout to Tori Schoeler and Catherine Doolan who were instrumental in ensuring success with all FOGW initiatives this year.
Mark your calendar for these important dates in April and May:
4/27 - HSA Meeting, 1:30 pm
4/28 - Jared Campbell Music (three assemblies for 6th, 7th and 8th Grade)
4/29 - School Play GW School Daze
5/2 - Eid-al-Fitr / Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL)
5/3 - John Marshall Weather Assembly
5/3 - RHS Scoop Night, 7:00 pm GW Auditorium
5/3-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
5/11 - 6th Grade Spring Concert, 1:30 pm
5/17 - 7th & 8th Grade Band Concert, 6:30 pm
5/18 - HSA Meeting 1:30 pm
5/19 - 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra Concert, 6:30 pm
5/20 - 8th Grade Dance, 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Hollywood Theme)
5/24 - 7th & 8th Grade Vocal Concert, 6:30 pm
5/25 - 7th & 8th Grade Community Service Assembly
5/30 - Memorial Day (SCHOOLS CLOSED)
Ridge School Outdoor Library Dedication Ceremony - May 11
To our Ridge School Alumni, you may remember that in Spring 2021, Ridge School was fundraising for the Ridge Beautification Project. Beautiful new plantings, benches and stone pavers were installed this past summer and now the final portion of the project is about to be complete! You are invited to join us on Wednesday, May 11, when Dr. Schoenlank will return to Ridge as we celebrate the opening of the Jean Schoenlank Outdoor Library and Reading Nook! The Dedication Ceremony to honor Dr Schoenlank and her love of reading will begin at 3:10pm on the Ridge Patio. This is a Ridge HSA sponsored event.
6th Grade Middle School Mixer (Village teens only) on Friday, April 22, 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Anne Zusy Youth Lounge in Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue. Pre-Registration required on Community Pass at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass 6th Grade Mixer.pdf
Tickets are on sale for The Annual Friends of Music Concert is on Friday, April 22 at 7:00 pm at GWMS Friends of Music .pdf
CALLING ALL MUSICIANS! The Ridgewood Friends of Music is accepting applications for its Young Musicians Showcase which will take place on Saturday, May 7 in the Learning Commons at RHS. The deadline to apply is April 22. YMS Flyer 2022.pdf
The Community Outreach Program Wellbeing Speaker Series presents A Perfect Storm: Sleep in Adolescents with Dr Judith Owens on April 27 at 7:00 pm via zoom. Dr. Judith Owens flyer.pdf
Toiletry Tuesday - RHS Community Outreach Club is collecting toiletries on May 3 RSH Toiletry Tuesday Flyer.pdf
7th and 8th Grade Trivia Night & Ice Cream Social on Friday, May 13 at 7:00 pm in the Anne Zusy Youth Lounge in Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue. Pre-Registration required on Community Pass. 7th 8th Grade Trivia Night 2022.pdf
Ridgewood U12 Raiders Baseball Team fundraiser Ridgewood Raiders.pdf
BFMS 5th Grade Stepping Up Celebration on June 10 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Anne Zusy Youth Lounge in Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue. Pre-Registration required on Community Pass. 5th Grade Step Up Celebration 2022 BF School.pdf
GWMS 5th Grade Stepping Up Celebration on June 10 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Anne Zusy Youth Lounge in Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue. Pre-Registration required on Community Pass. 5th Grade Step Up Celebration 2022 GW School.pdf
2022 Middle School Soccer Camp opportunity for current 5th-7th Grade boys & girls to train with Ridgewood High School Coaches Monday, June 27 - Thursday, June 30. Ridgewood Soccer _ MS Camp.pdf