December 2016
GWeNEWS for December 22nd, 2016
Winter Break 
School closed December 26th through January 1st.
School resumes on Monday, January 2nd, 2017
SAVE THE DATE for our 1st Pajama Day of 2016!

Monday, January 2, 2017 will be PJ Day at GW. 
Let's all be comfortable on our first day back after the holiday break!

Is your child missing a sweatshirt, jacket or lunchbox?
Have your child check out the GW Lost & Found today!
All lost and found item are outside the cafeteria on a table.
 All items not claimed by Friday afternoon will be donated during the break.

Mr. Feeley sponsors a Special Siblings Group
Does your child have a sibling or family member with special needs?
 Come to the Special Siblings Group that meets afterschool in room 305 
for fun, food, and good discussions. 
 Contact Mr. Feeley ( more details.
 Don't forget to scroll down and check out the 
events and notices posted last week!


Come Join in a Panel Presentation to Learn about Bergen County’s System of Care Resources for your Children and Families
January 10, 2017     7 P.M.
click for location and for more details

Collecting Baseball Equipment to bring to DR due January 2017

If you would like to contribute new or used equipment or
supplies for the orphanage, please contact Alexander

Norman, an RHS Senior at or his
dad, Jeff Norman at 201-925-0698.
click for more information
Fencing @ GWMS
Six week program beginning January 9th
click for more information


GWeNEWS for December 16th, 2016

GW Beautification Paver Sale
Help Friends of GW follow through on the final piece of the Donate to Innovate campaign, which is to fund the purchase and installation of 6th Grade science lab stations. A new seating space outside the Washington Avenue doors will feature personalized pavers and benches. It's a great way to support the campaign and leave your family’s mark on GW for years to come. Visit and register under "Ridgewood HSA - George Washington Middle School."

Order your Yearbook today!!
GO to the following link to order your Yearbook, don't miss out!!!
Order today before the price increase.
(All grades)
Honor your 8th grader with a Recognition Ads:
Click the link below to create and upload your entry
(8th grade only)

When dropping off and picking up your children please be careful of children crossing the street mid-block and not looking carefully. When you drop off your children please insist that they cross at the corner with the Crossing Guard for safety. We don't want our students to be injured when accidents can be easily avoided by students walking a few more steps to the corner. Several near misses have been reported.

Students are riding their bikes without wearing bicycle helmets. This is of serious concern because of the greater number of cars due to the  increase in our student body and that more of our students are riding their bikes are navigating crowded streets and sidewalks. Riders are focused on getting to school and not on the cars turning into the cut out or pulling out from the curb after dropping off their children. 


A message from Nurse Stadulis-
Give Kids A Smile Day offers free emergency or preventative dental care to children 12 and under is scheduled for Friday, February 3, 2017.  There is a list of all participating dental offices hanging in the Health Office or you can visit  for more information and to schedule an appointment. 
Click on the "for the public" tab.     


GW is collecting items to send to victims next week.  There has been a great deal of damage and many citizens have lost everything.
There are collection boxes in front of the main office.

They need new or gently used
Towels and Blankets
Clothes / shoes / boots for people of all sizes and ages (not winter coats)
Baby stuff - diapers, wipes, bottles
New underwear / socks for people of all sizes and ages
bug spray
Visa gift cards of any denomination

Questions, Call Mr. Piacenza

RHS DECA is sponsoring several fundraisers that your family may enjoy. Download the flyers and bring them with you so DECA receives credit for your purchases. 
Panera Bread ~ December 21st
Chipolte~ January 10th

GW STAFF vs Wizards!
 Save the Date
January 27th, 2017 
Sure to be a SELL OUT!
Tickets on sale January 3rd.

for more information

The Friends of Music: 
The Friends of Music Concert is Friday, January 6th at 7:00 p.m.
 at George Washington Middle School.  Local professional musicians, RPS music teachers and students will perform everything from musical theater to opera, jazz to rock.  Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, and are available at Bookends, Mango Jam, From the Top Music Studio in Waldwick, and at the door.