CDW Weekly Wrap-Up
October 28, 2022
A Message from Ms. Santa
Halloween Safety Tips
- Wear costumes that do not obscure vision.
- If allowed after dark, fasten reflective tape to costumes, or carry glow sticks.
- A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you.
- Agree on a specific time children should return home.
- Remind your children never to enter a stranger's home or car.
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home to avoid food allergies.
Friday, October 28th~ NV Eagles Halloween Party and Haunted Mansion, 6:30 PM-10:30 PM (See more information below.)
Sunday, October 30th~ The OT Municipal Alliance Fright Night, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Monday, October 31st~ Halloween
Thursday, November 3rd~ Parent/Teacher Evening Conferences, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM (See more information below.)
Friday, November 4th~ NVOT Heroes and Cool Kids Lesson with Grade 6
Monday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 8th~ Grade 5 Field Trip
Wednesday, November 9th~ Marking Period 1 Ends
Thursday, November 10th and Friday, November 11th~ School is closed for NJEA Convention.
Monday, November 14th~ The Board of Education Meeting will be in the BOE Conference Room at 8:00 PM.
Wednesday, November 16th~ Marking Period 1 Report Cards are released at 12:00 PM.
Thursday, November 17th~ PTO Special Lunch- order at OTPTO.org
Saturday, November 19th~ Grade 8 Clothing Drive from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM at CDW
Wednesday, November 23rd~ 12:30 Dismissal for Thanksgiving Recess
Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th~ School is closed for Thanksgiving Recess.
Tuesday, November 29th~ School Picture Day Make-Ups
Tuesday, November 29th~ PTO Meeting in the CDW Media Center at 7:30 PM
Red Ribbon Week at CDW
Halloween at CDW: Monday, October 31st
When your child(ren) is choosing a Halloween costume, please remember:
The costume must allow the student to see to ensure safety.
If the costume has an accompanying weapon (knife, sword, gun, bow/arrow, etc.), your child may not bring it to school.
Your child will wear the costume for the length of the school day so it should be something that allows him/her to walk and sit comfortably.
Costumes should comply with our dress code (page 6 of our Student Handbook).
Students do not have to wear a costume. Some students might opt to wear black and orange.
Quantum Steampunk Short Story Contest
Grade 8 Application Information from Ms. Adamo
Grade 8 Cookie Dough Fundraiser
The Long Term Store is open year round and orders are shipped directly to the purchaser.
Both stores offer different merchandise. Links are on OTPTO.org or see below:
LONG TERM: Charles DeWolf Middle School
Grade 6: Design Thinking
After a mini-lesson defining the parts of networks and the internet, students were assigned roles, such as message writer, the internet, server, return messenger, and message receiver, to complete a task. Students wrote notes and ripped them up to send in packets through the internet via wi-fi, fiber optics, or cable/DSL. Students assigned as "the internet" had to send their ripped up message to the student assigned as "the server" one at a time. They had to either balance the message on their shoulder or on the back of their hand with their other hand constantly "connected" to a surface (to mimic wired connections). Return messengers then repeated the process back to the message receiver in the same manner.
Students had so much fun learning how a URL is translated into an IP Address through physically simulating the process. Students were quite surprised at how many steps are involved in using the internet; even just connecting from google classroom to google drive on a daily basis!
Grade 7 Science
Mr. L's Corner
Reminders and Updates from CDW's Student Manager
Boys' Basketball Tryouts
The soccer team then played an exciting game on Wednesday tying Norwood 1 to 1. The team was down a goal late in the game, and then Colin Talty connected on a corner kick with ten minutes left to tie the game at one. The soccer team ended its season with a record of 7 wins, 3 losses, and two ties. They will be in the playoffs next week and will host at least one home playoff game.
Great regular season Knights, and good luck in the playoffs!
Great effort Knights!
Although the volleyball team fell short this week, the 7th graders continued the tradition of making posters and celebrating the 8th graders at the last home game.
The Knights will be heading to the playoffs in Demarest on Tuesday, November 1st at 4:00 PM. Good Luck!
TONIGHT...NV Eagles Halloween Party and Haunted Mansion: Friday, October 28th
The NV Eagles will be hosting a Halloween Party and Haunted Mansion at CDW on Friday, October 28th from 6:30 PM-10:30 PM. All proceeds will be split amongst CDW 8th graders, Eagles Cheerleaders, and football players. See the flyer below for more information.
*Please note that this is not a CDW event, and the event will be chaperoned by NV Eagles volunteers.
Grade 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences: Conferences are not mandatory but are available to all parents/guardians in Grade 5 on Thursday, November 3rd (day and night), Friday, November 18th (day only), and Wednesday, November 30th (day only). If you choose to sign up for a conference with the Grade 5 teachers, please use this Sign Up Genius Link.
Grades 6-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences: Conferences are scheduled on an as-needed basis. If your child(ren)'s teacher(s) requested a conference with you, it will be held in the evening on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Letters have been provided to those parents/guardians with a specific time for your conference in the Genesis Parent Portal under the Documents Module. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience.
National Junior Honor Society Volunteer Opportunities
KPO: A New OT PTO Committee
The Nex-Trex Plastic Film Recycling Program is Back!
Please see the flyer below for more information!
In an effort to minimize the potential spread of illness at school, please keep your child home if he/she:
- has a fever. Students should be fever-free for 24 hours without medication prior to returning to school.
- is nauseous or is vomiting.
- has diarrhea.
The Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center (CESAC) of Montclair State University is hosting its annual Clean and Sustainable Energy Summit (November 17, 2022), and they are excited to bring back the Keep Our Planet Green (KOPG) student artwork contest! The KOPG contest is for students in Grades K-12 and will give them and their sponsoring teachers the opportunity to win an Amazon gift card and have their artwork displayed during the Summit.
Each grade group (K-4, 5-8, 9-12) will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner AND the winning students’ sponsoring teacher will receive a prize match to go towards school supplies!
Submission deadline is Tuesday, November 8th. Please have your child(ren) see Ms. Watters if he/she will be participating.
Art Supplies Needed!
Chromebook Insurance Information
Dropping Off Forgotten Items
Although we want your child(ren) to be successful in school and to have what they need to succeed, we also want your child(ren) to learn independence. We will continually work with your child(ren) on organizational methods if necessary. Just reach out!
CDW Clothing Drive: November 19th!
The PTO Grade 8 Committee will be hosting a Clothing Drive on Saturday, November 19th from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. See below for specific information. Please do not drop off any clothing to the school before November 19th.
Start cleaning out your closets now!
National Junior Honor Society Information for Current 7th Grade Students
Membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at Charles DeWolf Middle School is open to any seventh grade student who meets all the following membership requirements at the end of the third marking period in 2023:
- Has a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.70 in academic (social studies, language arts, math, science and Spanish) subjects, with no grade below a B- in any subject (including cycle classes) for ALL marking periods of the 2022-2023 school year.
- Demonstrates outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship.
- Accumulates no more than six unexcused tardies. Tardies will only be considered excused if a doctor's note is submitted to the School Nurse.
- Accumulates no detentions related to behavior in violation of the CDW Code of Conduct.
- Performs eight hours of documented community service from a recognized nonprofit, community, or education organization from 9/1/2022-4/21/2023. Virtual service hours will no longer be accepted. Please note that there will be no extension of this date. Students should provide documentation on the organization’s letterhead when submitting their applications in April.
- Completes at least three marking periods of the 7th grade year at CDW (unless a student moves into district and has been inducted as a member in another district).
During the week of April 24, 2023, eligible students will be identified and invited to apply
for admission to the NJHS by email. An email will also be sent to parents of eligible
students. The induction ceremony will be held during the week of May 15, 2023 (subject to
Lunch at CDW
Students should either bring their lunch from home each day, or parents may order through one of the approved vendors for delivery to CDW. If you order lunch from an approved vendor for delivery, please make sure the vendor knows your child's first and last name and grade level. This will help to ensure your child receives their lunch on time. At times, we understand that a parent/guardian may need to drop off lunch at school. All lunches need to be placed on the table with the green tablecloth in the vestibule.
5th/6th Grade Lunch ~ 11:27AM-12:01 PM
7th/8th Grade Lunch ~ 12:10PM-12:44 PM
Morning Drop-Off and Afternoon Pick-Up at CDW
- Drop-off is on Interschool Drive. As soon as you reach the cones, please have your child(ren) exit the vehicle.
- For the safety of all students, we ask that you stay in your vehicle at drop-off and dismissal.
- Please do not use the upper faculty parking lot for drop-off/pick-up/or exiting of school grounds during school hours. CDW faculty and BOE-approved bus companies are the only vehicles permitted in the upper lot.
- Please do not park in any staff parking spots when dropping off or picking up students.
- Please do not exit your vehicle and leave your vehicle unattended on Interschool Drive.
- There will be adult supervision starting at 8:10 AM, and the doors will open at 8:20 AM. If there is inclement weather, students will be ushered into the school gymnasiums at 8:00 AM.
- The students in Grades 5 & 6 will line up on the blacktop in the back of the school near the basketball courts.
- The students in Grades 7 & 8 will line up on the blacktop by the 7th and 8th Grade Wing Exterior Door.
- Once you pull up to the cones on Interschool Drive, please have your child(ren) exit the vehicle. This allows many students to be dropped off at the same time and allows the line to move quickly.
- Please do not park in any staff parking spots when dropping off or picking up students.
- Please do not block any parking spots along the front side of the building at Pick-Up.
- Please arrange a meeting area with your child(ren) so that you can locate them efficiently.
- Please do not park and/or exit your vehicle regardless of your child(ren) being at TBD or CDW.
- Please do not block designated emergency lanes that connect TBD and CDW.
- Please use both lanes on Interschool Drive for Pick-Up. A staff member will be available to cross your child(ren).
General Traffic Rules Regarding Parking
- Never park in a "No Parking, Fire Lane." These lanes are designated with yellow paint in diagonal lines on the pavement along with the words, "No Parking Fire Lane."
- Never park along a curb that is painted yellow and leave your vehicle unattended.
- Do not double park (park your vehicle beside another vehicle that is in a designated parking space).
Join the PTO!
Volunteers play a huge part in the PTO and what we are able to offer the students and teachers. Without volunteers, many of the programs that students, teachers, and families enjoy will not be able to happen. Volunteer descriptions can be found at: OTPTO.org under "More Info" and then "Flyers."
If you have interest in joining the PTO Board, joining or running a committee, or just want to learn more- please reach out to the PTO by visiting OTPTO.org and selecting "Contact Old Tappan PTO" under the Help tab.