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GWMS e*news - January 24th

Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff:

** Students should not be dropped off or picked up in front of the school in the morning or at dismissal!** Dropping off on Washington Pl. is dangerous to both children and drivers. We are asking that students not be picked up or dropped off in the Church lot, The church nursery school needs to keep it clear for their employees and nursery school parents as well as our staff parking. If your student can walk or bike to school that is a great option! If not, the safest place to drop off your child is a couple of blocks from school. They can walk to the corner and cross with the crossing guard.

ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents:

This year's yearbook will display a Who's Who baby page. We need one picture of your eighth grade child as a baby to include in the yearbook. Please email the picture to Mrs. Dodd at


DEADLINE: JANUARY 31st! Email Mrs. Stephanie Dodd with any questions

HSA Notices

GW Spring Track is ALMOST here! Medical Forms DUE!

Come run, jump, and throw with us and learn all of the track and field disciplines! This is a low stress, *no cut* team so there are no try outs, and everyone who is on the team will get a chance to participate in meets if they want to. Whether you are competitive or just enjoy a bit of outdoor exercise and fun, we'd love to have you join us. We will train and compete against local schools in dual meets (dates for meets to come).

WHEN: Begins in late March and runs for approximately 6 to 8 weeks (start date to follow) Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays right after school at 3:15 to 4:00 pm.

Meets against other teams will be announced in the coming weeks.

WHERE: Practices will be at Ben Franklin Middle School track.

TRANSPORTATION: Students are responsible for getting to and from practices and meets.

If you are interested, please join the GWMS Track GroupSpot at

REQUIRED physical forms can be obtained from the GWMS Track GroupSpot, or from Nurse Stadulis at GWMS.


No Cook Night - Parkwood Deli Thursday February 2nd. Click here to see menu and ordering instructions

Friends of GW All funds raised will go towards this year’s Friends of GW fundraiser which is raising funds to purchase and upgrade equipment in the fitness center. Our goal is to raise $25,000 in order to make these purchases this year. The GW HSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. Donations are also eligible for employer matching. Donations can be made using this link or via check to GW HSA.

INSPIRE THE FUTURE! GW's second annual Career Day will be taking place March 9, 2023. Due to last year's overwhelming success, we are encouraging volunteer presenters to register now. Please sign up here: Inspire The Future Presenter Volunteer. Any questions- please email

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 January & February:


1/25 - Chestnut Deli No Cook Night

1/25 & 1/26 - Wizards Game


2/6 - HSA Meeting



2/24 - 8th Grade Dance


Ridgewood Lacrosse Attention all K-8 families. Registration is currently open for the Ridgewood Lacrosse program. The registration link will be open until Feb. 1.

CarePlus Virtual Parent Engagement WorkshopThe Psychobiology of Fatigue - Supporting a Holistic Approach to Health” Tuesday, January 17th at 7pm

RHS Girls Basketball Shooting Clinic Saturday 1/21 10am - 12pm at RHS. Grades 3 - 8.

Noble Klass Academy “College Admissions 101” Thursday, January 19th, 7 - 8pm

NKA “SAT Diagnostics Test” Saturday, January 28th, 10am - 1pm

Jamboree 2023 “Jambo Tales” February 9, 10 and 11, 2023. For more information please go

to our website at

The Annual Friends of Music Concert Friday, January 27th, 7pm at George Washington Middle School. Come here local professionals, including Ridgewood school faculty, perform everything from musical theater to opera to jazz to rock.

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