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GWMS e*news - April 18th

Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff:

HSA Notices

8th Class of 2027 T-shirt - Congratulations to our 8th grade students as they make their way into the halls of RHS! Celebrate your student with the RHS Class of 2027 T-shirt! * These T-shirts are the SAME shirts being offered to the BFMS 8th Grade Class!! T-shirts will only be available by pre-order, so order yours today! Store closes on April 25th! T-shirts are $15 and will be available for pick up in a few weeks, so stay tuned for information on pick up procedures. Order your student's Class of 2027 T-Shirt here!

ATTENTION ALL READERS!! GW's Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place on Tuesday, April 25 - April 27th. We are looking for volunteers to help make this event happen, including help with setup after school on Monday, April 24th. Click HERE To sign up. The success of our book fair is entirely dependent on our parent volunteers. We greatly appreciate all the help we can get!

For additional information, including how to set up your child’s eWallet, please click HERE

After School Snack Sale - Wednesday, April 19th at 2:55pm - Tables will be set up outside each entrance to the school! Bring cash and get your afterschool snacks while raising money for the Vocal program!

8th Grade Promotion Party - Please save the date for the 8th grade promotion party on Tuesday, June 20th from 3 to 7PM! This exciting, end-of-the-year celebration will be held for 8th graders only, at the Women’s Club and will be a Casino-themed White Party!! More details and registration/payment info to follow.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - Friday, May 12th. Please consider contributing towards making this luncheon special for all GW faculty and staff! Donate here!

6th Grade GW/BF Mixer - Please save the date for the 6th grade mixer on Thursday, June 1 from 5-7pm in the BF backyard (GW gym if it rains). The event, planned by the BF and GW HSA’s will combine George Washington and Benjamin Franklin Middle School.

GWMS Notices & Reminders


If your student needs to be dismissed before the end of the school day, you must give them a signed note indicating the reason for the request. This must be brought to the Main Office by the student at the start of the school day. The student will receive an Early Dismissal pass. At the start of the designated period, they will show the teacher the pass so they can leave the class at the designated time and report to the Main Office to await pick up.


Classes begin at 8 am. Students are expected to be in their classroom when the 8:00 bell has rung. If your child will be tardy for any reason, you must call the Absence line at 201-670-2784 prior to 8:45 am. All reasons for tardiness require a phone call. If a student does not make it to class by 8 am, he/she will be marked tardy. After 8 am, your child should go directly to the Main office to obtain a late pass. Ongoing tardiness may be dealt with at the discretion of the Administrators.

Mark your calendar for these important dates in April & May:


4/19 - Afterschool Snack Sale

4/19 - HSA Meeting @ 1:30 pm - POSTPONED until 4/28

4/21 - Eid

4/25 - 4/27 - Book Fair


5/1 - 5/5 - Teacher Appreciation Week

5/9 - 6th Grade Concert - Ensembles @ 1:30 pm

5/10 - 5th Grade Orientation @ 7pm

5/16 - 7th & 8th Grade Band Concert @ 6:30 pm

5/18 - 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra Concert @ 6:30 pm

5/23 - HSA Meeting @ 1:30 pm

5/23 - 7th & 8th Grade Vocal Concert @ 6:30 pm

5/29 - Memorial Day NO SCHOOL

5/31 - 8th Grade Washington DC Trip


Timothy Shoemaker Vaping Presentation for parents! Tuesday, April 25th - GWMS Auditorium

Ridgewood Public Library Foundation Clambake Saturday, June 3rd, 7pm - 11pm at Ridgewood Country Club

G.W. Middle School 5th Grade Stepping Up Celebration Co-Sponsored by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation and GCADA

Parents Guide to College Athletic Recruitment Presentation sponsored by the Ridgewood Public Library.

Aspen Tutoring SAT/ACT Diagnostic Exam SATURDAY, MAY 13, 10AM-1PM; sponsored by the Ridgewood Public Library.

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