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GWMS e*news - October 18th

Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff:

HSA Notices

HSA Meeting - Please join us for our first public HSA Meeting this Wednesday, October 19th at 1:30pm in the GW Auditorium. The meeting will be in person only, there will NOT be a Zoom broadcast. All are welcome to attend. Please see the September Meeting Minutes and Financials attached.

Parenting in the Digital Age and Social Media Awareness Please join us for a special parent meeting focusing on Social Media with Melissa Straub of High Impact Youth Training Solutions. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend the Parent Presentation on October 20th at 6:30pm in the BF Auditorium. This event is being co-sponsored by the GW and BF HSA’s.

School Photo’s Retake and Make-ups will be on Friday, November 4th at 10am. You do not need to sign up in advance. There will be announcements for students to visit the Photo Station during their Period 3 class or during Homeroom that day.

HSA Dues & Online Directory - The 2022/23 Directory is now live on GroupSpot. If you haven’t already, please join the GW HSA group using this link. Support the GW HSA with your $30 annual dues, which INCLUDES the online directory through the GroupSpot app.

GWMS Notices & Reminders

*Please remember there is NO dropping off/picking up students in the circle in front of the school. This area is strictly reserved for the school buses and special needs vehicles ONLY*

*Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the GW Middle School Website. Here you will find important information on GW’s Absence, Tardiness and Early Dismissal Policies & Procedures, Drop off and Pick up Safety and GW's Lunch Schedule.

Mark your calendar for these important dates in September & October:


10/19 - HSA Meeting at 1:30pm

10/20 - Oktoberfest

10/20 - Melissa Straub "Parenting in the Digital Age and Social Media Awareness", 6:30pm @ BF

10/21 - Oktoberfest (Rain date)

10/24 - Diwali, SCHOOLS CLOSED

10/31 - Halloween


11/4 - Photo retakes and makeups

11/10 - NJEA Convention, SCHOOLS CLOSED

11/11 - NJEA Convention/Veterans Day, SCHOOLS CLOSED

11/16 - HSA Meeting at 1:30pm

11/23 - Minimum Day, 12:15pm dismissal

11/24 - Thanksgiving Recess, SCHOOLS CLOSED

11/25 - Thanksgiving Recess, SCHOOLS CLOSED


Teen Education Series presented by The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources: (space limited to 20 students, must register on Community Pass)

Tuesday, 10/25 “Refusal Skills”

Tuesday, 11/29 “Mindfulness”

LWV - Village Council Candidates Debate Wednesday, October 19th, 7-8:30pm

12th Annual Kelly Creegan Coat Drive Graydon Parking Lot, Saturday, November 26th, 9am - 12 Noon

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens - Youth Leadership Training (Grades 9-12), Presented by The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources (TCADR), Facilitator: Jan Ramos, CHES / Prevention Specialist, Thursdays, 11/3,12/1, 12/15, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 4:30 to 5:30pm, Anne Zusy Youth Lounge, located in Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue

Bergen County Department of Health Services - C.A.T.S. Children’s After-School Treatment Services

RHS ExCell Club Halloween Costume Drive 10/3 -10/21. Please donate your costumes to kids in need. Costumes can be dropped off to your elementary school.

Friends of Music 4th Annual Songwriting Competition

RHS Helping Hands Volunteer Tutors for Grades K-5

Ridgewood Public Library Homework Center for students grades 2-9. Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5pm

Ridgewood Rebels Girls Travel Basketball tryouts 10/25 & 11/5, Grades 3-8

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