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GWMS e*news - May 16th

Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff:

HSA Notices

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.

B+ at Best a Ridgewood staff music group featuring Michael Piacenza, Kevin Feeley, and Chris Watkins, will be playing in support of Scoop Night at Ben & Jerry's in Ridgewood at 5:30pm on Thursday, May 18th.

George Rockington, the GW student-teacher music group, will be performing at 4pm on Friday, May 19th at the RHS Football Field as the opening act of the Basil Pizzuto Memorial Concert. Student musicians Brody Block, Jamie DiMaulo, Max Dulli, Odysseus Flynn, Brody Frers, Anderson Joseph, Lily Joseph, Elijah Perlman, and Charles Rottinger will be featured, supported by staff members Rob Betrus, Andy Couch, Kevin Feeley, and Chris Watkins. Admission is free. Donations will benefit RHS scholarship opportunities.

Beach Towel Sale Flash Sale! All orders due by May 16th! Show your Ridgewood Pride this summer!

$25/beach towel. Order here!

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):

Save the Date! "Get the Scoop Night" for 8th grade parents will be held on May 17th, at 7pm at the home of Katrina Dudley, 230 Heights Rd.

6th Grade GW/BF Mixer - On Thursday, June 1st from 6 - 8 pm our combined HSAs are hosting a mixer for every 6th grader in town. There is room for everyone and lots of fun planned - rain or shine. There will be over a dozen inflatables from our 60 foot obstacle course & Bubble soccer battle, to our Rock Wall & Hatchet throwing - and don't forget our DUNK TANK, complete with special guests. Pizza, popcorn, cotton candy and more! $10 pp for entry, bring additional money for food and drink. Event will take place on the small, enclosed backfield of BF. If it rains, the event will be moved indoors to GW's Gym. Purchase your ticket here!

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 May & June:


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

5/17 - Get the Scoop Night (for 8th grade parents)

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

5/19 - Basil Pizzuto Memorial Concert @ 4pm

5/23 - HSA Meeting @ 1:30 pm

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

5/26 - NO SCHOOL

5/29 - Memorial Day NO SCHOOL

5/31 - 8th Grade Washington DC Trip


6/1 - 8th Grade Washington DC Trip

6/2 - 6th Grade BF & GW Mixer 7-9pm

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

6/22 - Minimum Day, Last Day of School


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

First LEGO League Open House at GW Grades 6 and 7, Tuesdays in May 3-4:15pm

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

What’s So Funny? A Mental Health Comedy Show Presented by Ridgewood Stigma Free, May 18th 7pm, registration required

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