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GWMS e*news - October 4th

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff:

HSA Notices

Birthday Books - *DEADLINE to order is October 8th*, questions please contact Puja Vaidya at

HSA Dues & Online Directory - Support the GW HSA with your $30 annual dues, which INCLUDES the online directory through the GroupSpot app.

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.

GWMS Notices & Reminders

The GW Club Fair is this Thursday, October 6th at 3pm. All students are encouraged to attend and check out the great clubs GW has to offer!

*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:


10/5 - Yom Kippur, SCHOOLS CLOSED

10/6 - GW Club Fair 3pm

10/10 - Columbus Day, SCHOOLS CLOSED

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


11/10 - 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


RHS Boys Lacrosse Firewood for a Cause purchase a cord of firewood and support RHS Boys Lacrosse

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

Ridgewood PBA Food Truck Festival Raising money for pediatric cancer research. October 9th, 11am - 6pm Graydon Pool Parking Lot. Donations/Inquiries please contact

RHS Girls’ Soccer Clinic 11th Annual Columbus Day Girls Soccer Clinic, October 10th

Ridgewood Public Library Breakfast with Friends Wednesday, October 12th 9am - 10am

7th & 8th Grade Trivia Night and Ice Cream Social co-sponsored by Ridgewood Parks and Rec & GCADA at 7pm on October 14th

REF Oktoberfest Saturday, October 15th, 7pm - 10pm at the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood. For tickets click here.

Ridgewood Hoops Club Tryouts Sunday, October 16 - Grades 3 - 8

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

LSHSA Chipotle Fundraiser October 25th 5 - 9pm

LSHSA Parent Social ay MacMurphys, October 27th at 7:30pm

Unity in Bergen County Sticker Contest open to grades K-8. Deadline is October 28th

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