The Monthly Mustang

The Official Newsletter for Wedgwood School Families

April 2017

Spring Picture Day Is Tomorrow

Wedgwood's Spring Picture Day will take place on Tuesday, April 18! Following Picture Day, Lifetouch will send home a portrait package for you to review prior to deciding if you'd like to purchase. Be sure to return your child's completed flyer to school on Picture Day if you'd like to have them photographed.

TWP Tuesday

Our next TWP Tuesday is tomorrow, April 18. Our school's month-long TWP Tuesday focus is on the concept of Respect. Students are encouraged to wear their TWP Tuesday, Wedgwood, or any red shirt (if they are not dressed up for Spring Picture Day).

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) Meeting

Our district's next SEPAC meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 PM in the Eileen Abbott Central Administration Building, at 206 East Holly Avenue. April is Autism Awareness Month, and this month's meeting will address that topic. For more information, call (856) 589-6644, ext. 6232. All are welcome!

Early Dismissal: April 20 & 21

Wedgwood will follow an early dismissal schedule on Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21, due to Spring Parent Teacher Conferences. These conferences are scheduled by request; teachers have reached out to families to schedule these meetings. All Wedgwood students will be dismissed at 2:05 PM on these two days.

PARCC Assessment Begins Apr. 24 For Grades 3-5

The PARCC English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments will be administered to our third, fourth, and fifth grade students beginning Monday, April 24, through Thursday, May 4, 2017. The testing schedule does not include Thursday, April 27. Letters providing more detailed information regarding the assessment schedule have been sent home with students in grades 3-5. Feel free to contact Mr. Zimmerman at (856) 227-8110, ext. 3600, with any questions regarding the upcoming assessment.

Take Your Child To Work Day: April 27

Take Your Child To Work Day will take place on Thursday, April 27, this year. If you plan to take your child with you to your workplace, you are asked to do the following:



  1. Notify your child's teacher and our main office secretary, Mrs. Mastripolito, of your plans to take your child to work via either email or in writing. Mrs. Mastripolito can be reached at mmastripolito@wtps.org.
  2. Upon their return to Wedgwood, send your child to school with documentation from your employer indicating that they visited on April 27. This will allow us to maintain accurate attendance records.

Wedgwood Students Raise Nearly $1,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand!

Wedgwood 2nd Graders in Mrs. Ruh's class sold 720 cups of lemonade as part of their Alex's Lemonade Stand fundraiser to support cancer research on March 24. In the process, our school community raised $947 in one day, which was donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand. Thank you to all for their generosity and to our parent volunteers who helped make the day a special one for all involved.

Get Wedgwood School Updates Using Remind

Wedgwood has added Remind as a way to send important updates and information about our school. Remind is a free, safe, and easy way for our school to reach you with important information. You can choose to receive notifications by text, email, or via Remind's app. Instructions to join can be found below. Our school will use Remind, along with our Twitter and Facebook pages, to keep you connected to all of the exciting things happening in our school community.

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Keep Information Current

Here at Wedgwood, we know that sometimes things change in our lives. Whether you've switched email addresses, have a new cell phone number, or even need to update custodial status for your child, please be sure to keep our school up to date with your family's most current information. This will help us ensure reliable communication with your family.

Wedgwood PTO Update

Restaurant Night Fundraiser

The next Restaurant Night Fundraiser will take place at Slice on Wednesday, April 26. Be sure to stop by and mention 'Wedgwood School'. Whether you're dining in or taking out, our school will earn a portion of the proceeds.


Get Involved

The Wedgwood PTO is always looking for volunteers to help support our school. Parents can get involved by printing and completing the following forms, and returning them to your child's teacher:



PTO Meeting Dates (all meetings take place at Wedgwood School)

  • Wednesday, April 26 - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 31- 9:30 AM


Contact The PTO

PTO voicemail: 856-227-8110, ext. 3644 – Please leave a message for any comments, concerns with Lifetouch, Fundraising, Junior Achievement, etc.


PTO email: wedgwoodpto@yahoo.com

Get Connected with Wedgwood On Social Media

Do you want to know about all of the latest events and activities happening in our school? Our school now has official Facebook and Twitter pages to help you do just that! Both pages will feature nearly identical content.


If you're on Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/wedgwoodwtps/ and "Like" the page.


If you're on Twitter, go to http://www.twitter.com/wedgwoodwtps and follow us.

The Mother's Cupboard

The Mother's Cupboard is open to anyone in need who lives in Washington Township. The Cupboard provides essentials including canned goods, meats, snacks, juice, baby food, and toiletries. Patrons should bring some sort of ID, such as bill with name and address, license, etc. The Mother's Cupboard is located at 523 Egg Harbor Road, in Sewell, and is open every Thursday morning from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, and the evening of every fourth Thursday of the month from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Call (856) 589-0540, ext. 254 for more information.

Dates At A Glance: April 2017

April 18 - TWP Tuesday & Lifetouch Spring Picture Day

April 19 - Family Night (No Homework!) & MP 3 Report Cards Issued

April 20-21 - Early Dismissal - Parent Conferences

April 24-26 - PARCC Assessment - Grades 3-5

April 26 - PTO Restaurant Night Fundraiser @ Slice

Wedgwood School Day Times - 2016-2017

9:25 AM - Students Report

2:05 AM - Early Dismissal Time (as published here on the WTPS District Calendar)

3:45 PM - Regular Dismissal Time


Be sure to call (856) 227-8112 between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM to report your child's absence and request make-up work.