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GWMS e*news - June 6th

Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff:

HSA Notices

2023/2024 GW HSA Executive Board Thank you to the Nominating Chairs, Heather Zarnett-Letscher and Michelle Stewart for identifying the 2023/2024 GWMS HSA Executive Board. Please vote to approve the proposed slate of Board Members for this coming year!

George Rockington in Concert! Come see George Rockington, the GW student-teacher music group, live in concert at the GWMS Auditorium on Friday, June 16th, at 7pm. The group will perform hits from bands like Nirvana, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Primus, Owl City, and Harry Styles. Student musicians Ernie Arnt-Schemmel, Brody Block, Jamie DiMaulo, Max Dulli, Odysseus Flynn, Brody Frers, Anderson Joseph, Lily Joseph, Elijah Perlman, Naveen Saggar and Charles Rottinger will be featured, supported by staff members Rob Betrus, Andy Couch, Kevin Feeley, and Chris Watkins. A 100% family-friendly show, tickets are $10 (sold in advance in-school, and at the door) with proceeds benefiting Camp Sunshine here in Ridgewood.

GWMS Orchestra Trip to Italy - Sponsors Needed! The GWMS Orchestra is planning a very special trip to perform in Italy in the Fall 2023. This trip will not only provide a culturally rich education to our students, it will also provide them an amazing opportunity to perform their instruments in various Italian villages for the locals. Students will be immersed in the Italian culture through various tours of Rome, Venice and Florence as well as partaking in cooking and mask making classes. Any donation is greatly appreciated and will benefit our entire ensemble. All donors will be listed on our special social media page as well as receive additional advertising opportunities

8th Grade Promotion Festivities Our 8th graders have some very exciting events coming up. Please register/pay for your child and sign up if you can help out at these events. Registration/payment is due by June 1st. Please click on this link to pay for your student and select any dietary restrictions. Any financial concerns please contact Dr. Kashmanian directly, No student will be denied participation. ttps://

Please sign up to help at one or both of these special events. Without your help these events are not possible.

School Supply Kits for next school year are on sale now! Go to and enter GW's account number - 89375 - and choose your child's grade for the 2023-2024 school year. Kits will be delivered to your home prior to the start of school. (Optional calculators purchased will be distributed separately.) All orders must be placed by the last day of school, June 22, 2023. Questions? Contact Kim Salomon:

PE Shirts for next year are also on sale! Order your mandatory PE shirts for the 2023-24 school year (2 recommended):

GWMS Notices & Reminders


We do all we can not to interrupt your child's class during instruction time. It is important for all Early Dismissal requests to please follow the instructions below:

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 June:


6/14 - GW Film Festival @ 6:30pm

6/15 - 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony @ 10am

6/15 - 8th Grade Carnival 12 - 2:45pm

6/19 - NO SCHOOL

6/20 - 8th Grade Promotion Party 3-7pm

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

6/21 - Minimum Day

6/22 - Minimum Day, Last Day of School


Ridgewood Junior Cheer Registration for Grades 2 - 8 is now Open!

2023 Middle School Girls Summer Camp RHS Maroons Girls Soccer Camp grades 6-8. July 24 - 28th

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