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GWMS e*news - November 15th

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!**

HSA Notices

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

GW Holiday Boutique - This is GW HSA’s biggest fundraiser of the year! It will take place on December 1st from 12 - 4:30pm in the Neville Gym at GW. Click here to purchase tickets!

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.





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.


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


RHS Class of 2025 Water Bottle Fundraiser water bottles and drinkware sale to support the RHS Class of 2025.

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!

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