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GWMS e*news - November 22nd

Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff:

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!

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.

LSHSA Update - Dr. Fitts, the Interim Superintendent, will be at the next LSHA Meeting on December 8th at 9:15am at the Education Center on Cottage Place. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

GWMS Notices & Reminders

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:


11/23 - 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

Cards of Joy help the Ridgewood Stigma Free Committee reach their goal of collecting 1,000 cards of heartfelt wishes.

LEAP into December Ridgewood Parks and Rec is offering adapted programming for residents ages 12 - 24.

Ridgewood Baseball and Softball Spring Registration early bird rates available until December 31st!

Ridgewood Rebels Recreation Basketball Registration Register on Community Pass Today!

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