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GWMS e*news - May 2nd


Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff:

HSA Notices


High School Musical - The GW Play


is taking place on Thurs. May 4, after school from 3:15-4:45. AND, Fri. May 5, evening from 7:30-9:00 PM. A


ll are welcome to attend. Tickets are $5 at the door


School Supply Kits for next school year are on sale now! Go to https://www.shopttkits.com 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: kimsalomon@gmail.com

PE Shirts for next year are also on sale! Order your mandatory PE shirts for the 2023-24 school year (2 recommended): https://gwpe2023.itemorder.com/

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

Save the Date! "Get the Scoop Night" for 8th grade parents will be held on May 17th, at 7pm. more details to come soon!

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.

6th Grade GW/BF Mixer - Please save the date for the 6th grade mixer on Thursday, June 1 from 6-8pm 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

EARLY DISMISSAL PROCEDURE

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.

TARDY POLICY

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:

May

5/1 - 5/5 - Teacher Appreciation Week

5/4 & 5/5 - GW Play “High School Musical”

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

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

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

COMMUNITY News

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

Ridgewood Girls Basketball Camp Summer Registration flier

Ridgewood Flag Football Girls Flag Football Clinic, May 3rd 5:30 - 7pm, registration required

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

Aspen Tutoring SAT/ACT Diagnostic Exam Saturday, May 13, 10am-1pm; sponsored by the Ridgewood Public Library.

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

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