Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff:
**There are only 3 days left for our GW Thanksgiving food drive. Please don’t forget to send in your canned sweet potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin with your students!**
Upcoming “No Cook” Nights! The GW HSA will be teaming up with area restaurants over the next few months to bring you No Cook Night fundraisers!
Wednesday, November 16th with Catchy in HHK, catchy. Click here to order - Full Menu is posted on GroupSpot
THANKSGIVING with catchy. - catchy. Click here to order - Full Menu is posted on GroupSpot
Thursday, December 1st - Kimchi Smoke - click here to order
Thursday, December 8th - Parkwood Deli - click here to order
SAVE THE DATE! "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 looking to get a jump start on presenter volunteers. Definitely interested in taking part? Please sign up here: Inspire The Future Presenter Volunteer.
*The November HSA Meeting has been rescheduled for 12/2 at 11am*
GWMS Notices & Reminders
Social Services (SSA) Thanksgiving Day Food Drive
It is that time of year again! Ridgewood Social Services Association will be collecting Thanksgiving Day Food items for our friends and neighbors needing some assistance. Due to COVID 19, we will only be collecting shelf stable Thanksgiving Day items and Stop and Shop or ShopRite gift cards.
GW WILL BE COLLECTING THE FOLLOWING FOOD ITEMS:
● CANNED SWEET POTATOES
● CANNED PUMPKIN
● CANNED CRANBERRY SAUCE.
UNEXPIRED food items will be collected at GW Monday, November 7th through Thursday, November 17th. Please have your student bring them to their Homeroom teacher. Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
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 November & December:
11/16 - Catchy. “No Cook Night”
11/17 - 7th Grade Community Service Assembly
11/23 - Minimum Day, 12:15pm dismissal
11/23 - Catchy “No Cook Thanksgiving” Pick up
11/24 - Thanksgiving Recess, SCHOOLS CLOSED
11/25 - Thanksgiving Recess, SCHOOLS CLOSED
12/1 - Band Concert 7th & 8th, 6:30pm
12/1 - Holiday Boutique Fundraiser in the Neville Gym
12/1 - Kimchi Smoke “No Cook Night”
12/2 - HSA Meeting at 11am - rescheduled from 11/16
12/6 - Orchestra Concert 7th & 8th, 6:30pm
12/8 - Choir Concert 7th & 8th, 6:30pm
12/8 - Parkwood Deli “No Cook Night”
12/14 - 6th Grade Concert - Ensembles 1:30pm
12/16 - HSA Holiday Breakfast
12/23 - Minimum Day, 12:15pm dismissal
12/26 - 12/30 - December Recess, SCHOOLS CLOSED
12th Annual Kelly Creegan Coat Drive Graydon Parking Lot, Saturday, November 26th, 9am - 12 Noon
Ridgewood Baseball and Softball Spring Registration early bird rates available until December 31st!