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GWMS e*news - March 28th

Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff:

HSA Notices

Please consider joining the GW HSA Executive Board for the 2023-24 school year!

OPEN GW HSA Exec Board positions include Co-President (2-year position), Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator and Communications Chair. Please note: Mark Bruno is the returning Co-President.

Please email the HSA Nominating Committee to volunteer and/or to find out more about these roles: Heather Zarnett-Letscher ( and Michelle Stewart (


Secretary – attends monthly HSA meetings and produces and distributes official minutes.

Volunteer Coordinator - recruits volunteers for all committee chair positions and manages them throughout the year. Ideally attends HSA meetings to share committee reports as needed.

Communications Chair (new position for 2023-24)- coordinates weekly ENews and targeted ENews blasts, updates GroupSpot, works with Board to coordinate all outreach, attends monthly board meetings.


Co-President: The new Co-President will team directly with the returning Co-President throughout the school year. The shared role is responsible for coordinating with Committee Chairs, Dr. Kashmanian, the GW HSA Board, and Federated HSA Board to set/roll out initiatives, bring in speakers/events and set the agendas for the monthly meetings.

*Attention 8th Grade Parents * End of Year Slideshow

We are collecting photos of your child(ren) for the end-of-year GW 8th grade slideshow, which will be shown during the Promotion Ceremony in June. Please send 3-4 photos, via email, of your 8th grader(s) to Remember to use the following guidelines when choosing your pictures:

Solo, pairs and small group photos work best

Keep them to GW years (no baby pics, etc)

Photos at school events or on GW grounds appreciated

Photos of children in their GW gear

Encourage your kids to take selfies with their friends

Avoid pictures that contain other family members or friends from outside GW

Title each photo with the 8th grader's name and any other 8th grader appearing in the photo (this will help ensure we include everyone)

Email the "actual" side image

Please send photos by Friday, April 14

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:


4/3 - 4/7 - SCHOOLS CLOSED

4/14 - 8th Grade Dance

4/19 - HSA Meeting @ 1:30 pm

4/21 - Eid

4/25 - 4/27 - Book Fair


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

6TH GRADE MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL Co-Sponsored by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation and GCADA

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