CDW Weekly Wrap-Up

December 16, 2022

A Message from Ms. Santa

Next Week's CDW Events!

Student Government Spirit Week:

Monday: Grade Color Day*

Tuesday: Patriotic Day (Wear Red, White, and Blue)

Wednesday: Tacky Wacky Wednesday (Mix-Match Clothing)

Thursday: Ugly Sweater Day

Friday: Holiday Flair Day

*For Grade Color Day

5th Grade--> Blue

6th Grade--> Purple

7th Grade--> Red

8th Grade--> Gold/Yellow

Annual Volleyball Game: Friday, December 23rd:

The CDW volleyball team will take on the CDW Staff in this annual CDW tradition. Students from Grade 8 will also be chosen at random to compete against the CDW staff. All students in Grades 5-8 will attend the game.

Holiday Party: Friday, December 23rd:

Class parties will be held on Friday, December 23rd after the Annual CDW Staff/8th Grade Volleyball Game. Your child(ren)'s Class Parent should have reached out to you to request festive plates and napkins, snacks, and water. Each homeroom teacher collected $5.00 per student for 2 slices of pizza, garlic knots and/or mozzarella sticks. If your child(ren) would like to participate and has not given his/her homeroom teacher the $5.00, please do so ASAP!

Students are not obligated to send in the $5 for the Pizza Party and may still enjoy the snacks sent in for all to enjoy. Students who do not want pizza may bring in their own lunch that day.

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Monday, December 19th~ Marking Period 2 Interim Report available via the Genesis Parent Portal at 12:00 PM

Monday, December 19th to Friday, December 23rd~ CDW Spirit Week

Friday, December 23rd~ Staff/Student Volleyball Game and Holiday Party; 12:30 Dismissal


Marking Period 3 Curriculum Extension Selections

On Monday, December 19, 2022, the Google Form for Marking Period 3 Curriculum Extension (CE) choices will be open in Dr. Sullivan's Google Classroom for students to make their choices. The form will close on Friday, December 23, 2022.

Please see the descriptions of the possible CE choices below. We will do our best to get students into their first choice, but it is not guaranteed.

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CDW Musical Auditions

Calling all actors, singers, and dancers! Auditions for CDW's production of "Getting to Know Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" will take place the first week of January. The signup will open at 8am on Monday, December 19th and will close at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, January 3rd. If interested, students should see Ms. Osbahr for an audition form.

Holiday Mail for Heroes

This week, CDW Language Arts classes across every grade level created holiday cards to send to military veterans through the SSgt Joseph D’Augustine Memorial Fund. The holiday mail will be included in packages that are sent out for the memorial fund’s Secret Santa for Vets program. Students wrote thoughtful letters and drew festive images to express gratitude and spread holiday cheer!

If you would like to find out more information about the SSGT Joseph D'Augustine Memorial Fund, please click HERE.

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Grade 6 Science

Students in Mr. Johnson’s sixth grade class used Slinkies to demonstrate seismic waves. By pushing and pulling on the Slinkies, they demonstrated “P waves," and by shaking them side to side, they modeled “S waves.” Earlier in the week, students learned that these two types of waves travel through the interior of the Earth when an earthquake occurs.

Grade 8 Language Arts

Mr. Gianetti conducted a presentation to the Grade 8 students on Tuesday. By sharing his grandfather's war materials and artifacts with the students, he helped them further understand the main character of "Unbroken."

PTO Fundraisers

Old Tappan PTO Casino Night

Tickets are available at
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Spirit Wear!

The CDW Spirit Wear store is available on! The Long Term Store is open year round and orders are shipped directly to the purchaser. The Short Term Store will reopen in the spring.

Both stores offer different merchandise. Links are on or see below:

SHORT TERM: Charles DeWolf Middle School Old Tappan Spirit Wear 2022

LONG TERM: Charles DeWolf Middle School

Mr. L's Corner

Reminders and Updates from CDW's Student Manager

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CDW Basketball

The girls' basketball team improved its record to 2-0 with a 47-6 victory on the road on Monday against Demarest. Maiumi Quiros led all scorers with 11 points. Lexi Caneudo scored 10 and Alivia Badurina chipped in 10. Sixth grader Sydney Farrington tallied her first CDW points from the field and Sophia DeMarco's first point came from the charity stripe.

Then on Wednesday, the girls' basketball team improved its record to 3-0 with a 51-17 victory over Haworth. Not only did every member of the team score, but multiple players had their own career highs. Alivia Badurina had her first double-double of her CDW career with 14 rebounds and 11 assists. Lexi Caunedo led the team with 17 rebounds and had a career high 7 assists. Kaylee Mujica scored her first CDW career points. Ava Candullo had a career high 8 points and Ava Puma had a triple 2...2 points, 2 steals and 2 assists!

Next week the girls' basketball team will face Northvale at home on Monday, Closter away on Tuesday, and Harrington Park at home on Wednesday. All games begin at 3:45 PM.


The boys' basketball team defeated Haworth 47-23 on Wednesday. The team jumped out to a 18-2 first quarter lead and never looked back. Leo Etter led all scorers with 11 points. Carmine Porcelli had a team high 8 assists. Scott Houba came off the bench and added 8 points and 6 rebounds. Matt Kosmark chipped in with 6 points.

The boys' basketball team improved to a 3-0 record with a 57-46 win over Demarest. Leo Etter led the way on defense and was the leading scorer with 22 points. Zach Miceli had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Maximos Demaras also had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Carmine Porcelli chipped in 7 points and played a solid game at the point.

Next week the boys' basketball team will face Northvale away on Monday, Closter home on Tuesday, and Harrington Park away on Wednesday. All games begin at 3:45 PM.

2022-2023 CDW Basketball Schedule

NVOT Winter Girls Volleyball Clinic

The Northern Valley Volleyball Club. offers a great opportunity for girls to learn volleyball skills from experienced high school coaches and players at our weekly clinics. ONLY FEMALE athletes from Northern Valley towns in grades 4 through 8 are welcome to attend.


Mondays & Wednesdays: January 9th through February 15th (* no clinic on 1/16)

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Monday nights at Old Tappan High School

Wednesday nights at Demarest High School

On the first night, Monday, January 9th, at Old Tappan High School, each athlete must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for registration and a brief informational meeting at 6:30 PM.

Registration Link:


Marking Period 2 Interim Progress Reports

The mid-point of Marking Period 2 was Thursday, December 15th. Teachers are taking the opportunity to enter comments about your child(ren), and how they are doing with the content in each class. These comments are compiled in a Mid-Marking Period Interim Report.

The Mid-Marking Period Interim Reports will be available for parents to view on the Genesis Parent Portal on Monday, December 19th at 12:00 PM.

If you have any questions about any of the comments on the Interim Report and/or grades that you see in the Grading module, please feel free to contact the teacher(s) for more information.

PBA 34th Annual Toy Drive

Once again, the PBA will be holding its annual Toy Drive. There is a box in the CDW Lobby for your donations of new, unwrapped toys.
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CDW Winter Concerts

Please see the dates below:

Wednesday, January 18th at 7:30 PM: 5th/6th Band

  • The concert will include performances from both the 5th and 6th grade bands.
  • Students should arrive at 7:15 pm in their concert dress clothes.
  • The concert will be held in the CDW Lynch Gym.
  • The concert will be approximately 30-45 minutes.

Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 PM: 7th/8th Band and Choir

  • The concert will include performances from both the 7th and 8th grade bands and the CDW Choir.
  • Students should arrive at 7:15 pm in their concert dress clothes.
  • The concert will be held in the CDW Lynch Gym.
  • The concert will be approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

Please reach out to Mr. Rosolanko with any questions about band at, and please reach out to Ms. Osbahr with any questions about choir at

Dismissal Procedure Reminders

  • 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 move your car up after the car in front of you exits Interschool Drive to keep the traffic flowing.
  • 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).

New Genesis Parent Portal Link

Genesis had to make some updates to the platform; therefore, their link has changed. Please use the following link moving forward to access the Genesis Parent Portal:

**Please note, the app we have for parents to access the Genesis Parent Portal on a mobile device is no longer supported by the Apple Store. If your app is no longer working, please log in using the link above. We are working to update our app so it is supported by the Apple Store; however, we do not have a projected date when this will be complete.

Quantum Steampunk Short Story Contest

Below is a flyer for a short story contest that Ms. DiPisa introduced to the students at CDW. Submissions are due by January 15th, 2023. Please contact Ms. DiPisa at with any questions or for more information.
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The Nex-Trex Plastic Film Recycling Program is Back!

We are collecting plastic film in the three containers outside of CDW. Once a month, from October through April, our CDW students in the Environmental Justice classes will retrieve the collection bags, weigh the contents, and track our collections. Our custodians will then bring our recycling to the collection center. In April, we will find out how our school ranked in the collection of recyclable plastic film. If we collect the most in our school size category, we could win another Trex bench for our outdoor classroom! Last year we collected 1,796 lbs of plastic!

Please see the flyer below for more information!


If your child is not going to attend school, please contact Mrs. McCarthy at 201-664-1475 ext. 2103 or

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.

Art Supplies Needed!

When you deliver the items to the main office, please label them with "Art Room." Thank you in advance for your support and generosity!
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Chromebook Insurance Information

If you would like to purchase insurance for your child(ren)'s school issued Chromebook, please refer to the information below, or you may purchase directly from
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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 membership requirements at the end of the third marking period in 2023.

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


Old Tappan 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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