JUNE 8, 2021

Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff

HSA Notices

Here's The Scoop! On Friday, June 11 from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm, GW HSA will be hosting an ice cream party for our middle schoolers. A Ben & Jerry's truck will be onsite at GW and will be serving their delicious flavors with sprinkles on top.  This will be a grab and go event and the truck will be parked at the cut-out on Washington Place. Make your purchase today by clicking this link  You can also donate one to another child, teacher or staff member! Two scoops of ice cream will be served in a cup with sprinkles on top. You can choose from four delicious nut-free flavors. Non-dairy option for ice cream will also be available. Deadline to purchase is Thursday, June 10. We are so happy to bring one more fun event to GW before the summer break and we are so grateful for everyone's continued support.


GW/BF Film Festival. The film industry's future stars will be shining under the stars this year at the 2021 GW/BF Film Festival...and tickets are on sale now for $5.  The festival will be held tomorrow Wednesday, June 9, at 8:00 pm on the field at BF.  Students can see Mr. Luts in room 312 to get tickets.


Please consider getting involved at GW during the NEXT School Year 2021-2022. There are lots of opportunities available with varying levels of commitment. ALL students at GW benefit from parent involvement. Please click here to check out the various volunteer opportunities available and consider chairing or joining a committee. If you have any questions, please email


As a reminder School Supply Kits for next school year are on sale! **Deadline to purchase is June 22** Go to and enter GW's account number - 89375 - and choose your child's grade for the 2021-2022 school year.  Kits will be delivered to your home prior to the start of school.  (Optional calculators purchased will be distributed separately.)  Contact Jaimie Davis at with any questions.


The GW Middle School Book Fair was a HUGE success and such a breath of fresh air for the students and teachers alike after a difficult year. Thank you so much to our parent volunteers without whom we would not have been able to pull it off: Stephanie Tesser, Sara Tesfaye, Lynne Dewhurst-McBurney, Caren Langheim, Juliane Cho, Renee Roberts, Barbara Clarke, Jane Zhuang, Heather Zachariah, Maria Hutchinson, Karyn Schoenherr, Daria Linnington, Lina Masri, Tanya Mathews, Elizabeth Rottinger, Rebecca Rubenstein, Deborah Steinbaum and Stacy Strohmenger. 

AND to our amazing custodial staff: Vera Paterek, Rohan Coley, Lynford Gauntlett, Dikoy Gordon, Kevin Dale and Raymond Dryden.


Congratulations and welcome to our HSA 2021/22 Executive Board:

President: Tasneem Patrawala 

Vice President: Lauren DiMaulo (to become President for the 2022-2023 school year) 

Treasurer: Caron Katz 

Secretary: Michelle Stewart 

Planning & Development: Tori Schoeler and Catherine Doolan 

Volunteer Coordinator: Mark Bruno 


Mark your calendar for these important dates in June:


  • 6/9 - GW/BF Film Festival, 8:00 pm

  • 6/11 - Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Party, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

  • 6/21 - 8th Grade Promotion, 9:30 am

  • 6/22 - Last day of school. Minimum day,12:15 pm.



Ridgewood Public Library Summer Reading Club 2021: This is a summer program to challenge students to read books, check out materials, and attend both (onsite & offsite) programs during the summer. Ridgewood Library YS SRC .pdf 

For Ridgewood students in Grades 6-12: There will be a Teen SRC Kickoff event on Friday, June 25 at 4:00 pm on Zoom. Click here to register for the Disney Kahoot Trivia kickoff event. Below please find information about the Teen Summer Reading Challenge. 

Website: Teen SRC 2021

Link to SRC Teen Info video

Teen Brochure

Volunteer Opportunities


Michael Feeney’s Best Day Ever takes place on June 12, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at BF Middle School Field.  Michael Feeney's Best Day Ever .pdf 


Attention any rising freshman girls interested in playing lacrosse at RHS.  Please email Whitney Klein at so we can add you to the distribution list for upcoming news and events in the fall.


Registration is open for Ridgewood Junior Cheerleading.  Open to Grades 3-8.  Ridgewood Cheer 2021.pdf 


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