Monday 'Minders

March 20, 2023

Message From the Principal, Mrs. Blevins

Early Pick-Up Procedure

If a student needs to be released early for appointments, family trips, etc., parents/guardians are asked to notify the school that morning by emailing with the time and reason for the early pick up.

The parent/guardian will need to sign their student out with security at the scheduled time.

We ask that if you have to pick your child up early, you do so PRIOR to 2:30 pm.

The end of the day is a busy time in the building and we want to help limit disruptions both in the office, with security, and in the classroom calling in to locate students.

Parent Parking Lot Procedures

We understand that arrival time at WWMS can be busy. We need to ensure that all of our students are able to arrive at school on time. We ask for your cooperation with the following procedures:

When dropping your child off in the parent parking lot please pull all the way around until you reach the front cone. This enables 10 children to depart their car safely. Some parents continue to drop off their child at the top of the parent parking lot loop. This backs up traffic in a few ways. First, only one or two children can exit their vehicle safely. Second, this backs up traffic on Woodrow Wilson Drive, therefore causing other children to be late to school. Please consider alternative drop off locations for your child, such as Broad Avenue, Manor Avenue, or Woodbury Road. Additionally, when the weather permits, you may want to encourage your child to ride their bike to school. We have plenty of bike racks that they can use.

Finally, just a reminder that school begins at 8:30 AM. Students should have visited their lockers, prepared for their day, and be present in Homeroom prior to this time. Our suggested arrival at WWMS is 8:15 AM, in order for students to complete all these tasks without rushing and then be able start their day in a calm, peaceful manner.

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Virtual PTA Meeting 3/21/23, 7 PM

Please join us for our virtual PTA Meeting at 7 PM. The meeting agenda is posted below.

Zoom Link

Book Fair Parent Volunteers Needed

Calling all parents....if you are available during the school day, we could use your help at our Scholastic Book Fair.


Set up: April 19

Book Fair: April 20 and April 24-28.

Sign up here.

7th Grade News

In the Science classes, students are currently studying natural selection and evolution. To do so teachers have been coming up with inquiry-based Gizmos simulation labs and phenomenon presentations to help students explore these ideas.

The English teachers are beginning the Research Simulation Task. This is an inquiry-based writing assignment where the students have to synthesize information and formulate a thesis supporting a high-interest topic.

The Social Studies classes are continuing with a unit on Trade. We have just wrapped up a project about Mansa Musa's Hajj, as well as a Silk Road Simulation Activity, with an inquiry on The Bubonic Plague! Students are studying misconceptions and pseudoscientific treatments used by the people of the Middle Ages to treat the disease.

The Math department is currently wrapping up a unit on Polynomials - including adding, subtracting and multiplying. As well as using the FOIL method to multiply Binomials, which will culminate into the factoring Quadratic Trinomials. Other classes are wrapping up a unit on Slope - including graphing, slope intercept, point slope and standard form. The department also celebrated Pi day on March 14, with a cool video song to memorize digits of Pi.

The class is getting excited for our upcoming trip to Bowlero on June 2, 2023

Battle of the Classes 3/30/23

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DEI Committee Happenings

This week, our school is learning and celebrating the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. Students will be watching a short film and completing individual choice activities during homeroom this week. Also, students who are fasting for Ramadan are able to spend their lunch period in the library if parents request this through their Guidance Counselor.

These activities are part of the work from our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee who have designed a program of learning about our students' diverse cultural traditions. This process will continue throughout the year as students learn about other holidays such as Vaishnnavi and Juneteenth.

Students' in Ms. Hurwitz classes learned about Arabic art and made 'Messages of Hope' using calligraphy and Arabic art motifs.
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DEI Committee Spring Holiday Photo Collection

There is so much to celebrate this spring! Holi was a blast and Ramadan and Easter are coming up, along with many other important festivities.

What have you celebrated this spring? We want your pictures so the whole school can celebrate together. We are looking for pictures of any and all festivals, holidays, or important events. So send us great pics of your favorite moments of Holi, Easter, Purim, Ramadan, Eid, or any other celebrations.

Photos will be collected, printed, and posted in the hallway to share in our school community. Click the flyer below or here to submit your photos. We will be collecting until April 24th!

Spring Picture Day 4/14/23

On Friday, April 14th, photographers from Lifetouch will be here to take spring pictures. All students will have their photo taken and have the opportunity to place an order.

All 6th and 7th grade students will have their picture taken for next year's ID.

Students in 8th grade will have their photo taken for the 8th grade promotion Slideshow. Students should dress nicely for this photo.

Orders can be placed online (preferred) or by completing the order form and returning it with payment on picture day. Orders forms will be distributed this week in homeroom for students to bring home. Here's the info on the form about the packages offered, as well as the info on how to order online.

Edison Township Board of Education Job Fair

Spring Intramurals


Mrs. DiCocco and Mrs. Mechetti starts March 20 after school until 4:00 pm. A late bus will not be available on Mondays, but a late bus will be available on Wednesdays (students must sign up). Class code: zajhqya

Boys’ volleyball:

Mr. Papernik starts March 13, on Monday and Friday mornings beginning at 7:30 am. Students will be dropped off in the parent drop-off area and meet in the gym. Do not drop off in the front of the building. Class code: a5tq4rx


Mr. Papernik starts March 21, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning at 7:30 am. Students will be dropped off in the parent drop-off area and meet in the gym. Do not drop off in the front of the building. Class code: 3kk2fax


Mr. Nardino starts April 10 through May 4, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings beginning at 7:30 am. Students will be dropped off in the parent drop-off area and meet in room 110. Do not drop off in the front of the building. Class code: srxmu3w

8th Grade Dance and Career Day Volunteers Needed

The PTA is looking for parent volunteers to help with the upcoming 8th Grade Dance for planning, decorating and chaperoning. A Dance Committee meeting will be scheduled for mid-February.

Additionally, the PTA is looking for volunteers for Career day in April.

Please send an email to: Jocelyn Waga at or text 732-763-4087.

7th Grade Trip - Deadline Extended to 3/24/23

8th Grade Trip - Due 3/29/23

Completed permission/health forms and payment are due March 29, 2023.

Forms were distributed to students in homeroom on March 1, 2023. If you need another copy, you may download and print the forms included below.

8th Grade Apparel Sale - Deadline to Order is 3/22/23

On March 1st, an email was sent to 8th grade students and parents with a link to purchase Class of 2023 apparel.

8th Grade Parents and Students: To place an order, check your email for the link that was sent on March 1, 2023.

Free Adult English Classes

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Order Your Yearbook Today!

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For 8th Grade Students: Student Learning and Achievement Aerospace and Mechanical (SLAAM) Engineering Summer Academy: Application Deadline 3/31/23

Graduating 8th grade and 9th - 12th grade students from the Edison Township School District are invited to attend the Student Learning and Achievement Aerospace and Mechanical (SLAAM) Engineering Summer Academy at Rutgers University. The purpose of this program is to introduce high school students to engineering research and inspire them to become STEM professions!

The Student Learning and Achievement Aerospace and Mechanical (SLAAM) Engineering Summer Academy is a non-residential summer program aimed at academically talented and motivated high school students. SLAAM provides opportunities for students to pursue their intellectual curiosity and meet others who share their engineering interests and abilities. SLAAM is a selective program for high-achieving high school students who wish to engage in meaningful research and professional development at Rutgers’ Busch Campus. Financial aid is available.

A description of the SLAAM program and application is found at: (

SLAAM introduces high school students to ongoing topics of research and interests within the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Rutgers. The SLAAM program is HYBRID in 2023, therefore allowing students from NJ, PA, and NY to easily attend. The majority of the SLAAM program will be remote with limited activities in person, i.e. campus facility tours.

The SLAAM fellows participate in supervised research and learning experiences that are taught by Rutgers faculty and engineers that are assisted by undergraduate and graduate student mentors with expertise in engineering and computer science.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for economically disadvantaged students.

ALL IN: NJCIE Poster Contest, Deadline 5/5/23

Celebrating Women's History Month

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Upcoming Events


March 21: Virtual PTA Meeting, 7 PM (Rescheduled from March 7, at PTA Board Request)

March 23: 8th Grade Student of the Month Ceremony

March 29: Downstairs Locker Cleanout

March 30: Battle of the Classes, 3:15-5:00 PM

March 31: Upstairs Locker Cleanout


April 3-7: No School

April 11: Virtual PTA Meeting, 7 PM

April 12: 1 PM Dismissal

April 12: NHD Showcase, 1:45-3:15 PM

April 14: Spring Photos Gr. 6/7; Promotion Photos Gr. 8

April 19: School Play, 3:30-5:00 PM

April 20: School Play, 6:30-8:30 PM

April 20: Scholastic Book Fair Begins

April 21: No School

April 24-28: Scholastic Book Fair

Reminder: Testing Dates

May 1-4: NJSLA Testing - All Grades

May 8-9: NJSLA Testing - Science, Grade 8