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May 19, 2023

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WFS Spirit Day

We are continuing our tradition of a school-wide Spirit Day on Friday, May 26th which is an early dismissal day for our students. Please make every effort to allow your child(ren) to follow their typical dismissal routine. This will greatly assist the office staff with dismissal on this busy day. Thank you so much for your anticipated cooperation.


To help make our day fun and COLORFUL we ask students to showcase the following colors:

Kindergarten: PURPLE

First Grade: WHITE

Second Grade: YELLOW

Third Grade: GREEN

Fourth Grade: RED

Fifth Grade: BLUE

Parents are invited to stop by this special outdoor event. All parent spectators are expected to check-in at a designated outdoor location. We ask that all spectators remain separated from any organized activity or class gathering to allow our students to enjoy their time with their teachers and classmates.

The tentative rain date for this event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 30th. If that date is needed, more information will follow.

NJSLA Continues for Fifth Grade Students!

Please be sure your child arrives to school each day on time. When a student arrives to school later than 8:10AM, they may miss the start of the testing session and will have to test on an assigned make-up day.

Please review the letters below that were sent earlier this month and provides more details regarding testing.

WFS Choir Concert: May 25th, 5PM

On Thursday, May 25th starting at 5pm, West Freehold School's 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Choir will be performing at Barkalow Middle School. Please join us as celebrate our Choir students led by Mr. LaRocca.

Special thanks to Mr. Smith and Mrs. Rosen, Barkalow Administrators, for hosting our performance!

For Our Fifth Grade Families:

Monday, June 5th: Barkalow Middle School STUDENT Orientation: Barkalow Middle School will present an orientation program to the incoming 6th Grade students during our school day. The program will include a tour of the building. In addition, the students will have the opportunity to ask questions they might have regarding the transition to middle school.

Monday, June 5th: Barkalow Middle School PARENT Orientation - 6:30PM at Barkalow Middle School: An evening hosted by the principal, assistant principal, and school counselors of Barkalow Middle School. This orientation session will consist of an informative presentation as well as a question and answer session with the administration and counselors of the school.

Save the Date: Wednesday, June 14th

The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 14th starting at 9:30AM at Barkalow Middle School. Detailed information will be shared with all Fifth Grade families.

For parking ease, West Freehold School families were granted permission to park across the street in the Moore's/Escondido's parking lots.

RSVP information was emailed to each WFS 5th Grade Family on Monday, 5/15.

Don't Forget - Last Day of School Update - June 20th

Letter From Superintendent, Mr. Neal Dickstein

***The last day of school will be Tuesday, June 20, 2023. Thursday, June 15, Friday, June 16, and Tuesday, June 20 will be early dismissal days***

Letter To All WFS Families

Please take a moment to read this important letter from Mr. Neal Dickstein, Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Anne Kuras, Principal of West Freehold School.

For Your Information:

Dates to Remember

Monday, 5/22 & Tuesday, 5/23: NJSLA Testing Continued for 5th Grade students

Thursday, 5/25: WFS Choir Concert

Friday, 5/26: Student Early Dismissal Day (12:10PM)

Friday, 5/26: WFS Spirit Day! All grade level participate in the activity-filled day!

To help make our day fun and COLORFUL we ask students to showcase the following colors:

Kindergarten: PURPLE

First Grade: WHITE

Second Grade: YELLOW

Third Grade: GREEN

Fourth Grade: RED

Fifth Grade: BLUE

Friday, 6/2: WFS Fifth Grade Social at Barkalow Middle School

Monday, 6/5: Barkalow Middle School Orientation (School Hour Visit for Students & 6:30PM Orientation for Parents) at Barkalow Middle School

Thursday, 6/15, Friday,, 6/16: Student Early Dismissal Days (12:10PM)

Tuesday, 6/20: Last Day of School - Student Early Dismissal Day (12:10PM)

Student Dress Code Reminder

A district-wide dress code has been established in order to maintain an environment conducive to learning. The guidelines include:

1. Sleeveless shirts are permitted as long as they extend to the shoulder. Tank, tube and halter tops, including “spaghetti” straps, are not permitted.

2. Shorts are permitted during school hours. Dresses, skirts and shorts shall be a length of at least mid-thigh.

3. Graphics or text on apparel that state/suggest obscene/offensive messages are prohibited.

4. Students are not permitted to wear hats in the building; however, they may bring them to school to wear during outside activities. Other inappropriate head coverings such as bandanas, sweatbands, caps and any other headwear are not to be worn during the school day or school functions, except for medical and/or religious purposes.

5. The warm weather provides us with an opportunity to go outside during our daily lunchtime and during outside play. Flip-flops, open backed, or platform sandals are not considered to be acceptable footwear for active outside play, and your child will be asked to sit out. In addition, rollerblade sneakers are not considered appropriate footwear for school.

If a child’s dress is deemed inappropriate while attending the school day or other school-related events, parents or guardians will be contacted to bring their child a change of clothes.


The West Freehold School PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) exists to support WFS students and teachers by building a strong school community, offer fun and unique programs both during school hours and outside of school hours, and volunteer opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

Be sure to checkout the WFS PTO website for upcoming events!

For Your Information

2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!

Registering your child as soon as possible allows us to properly staff and prepare for the upcoming school year. Original birth certificate is required for registration. The child must be FIVE YEARS of age ON OR BEFORE October 1, 2023.

West Freehold School Website

Check out the West Freehold School website for important school information.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications Are Available

If applying, you will need your child's School ID Number. It can be found in the family Genesis portal. Trouble logging in? Call the WFS Main Office. Email/call Ali McKee / 732-462-8400 x 8809 with any questions.





***Early Dismissal Days: 12:10PM***