CDW Weekly Wrap-Up
March 3, 2023
A Message from Ms. Santa
The School Year is Flying!
1. Consistently check your child(ren)'s Genesis gradebook and discuss missing assignments.
2. Identify any teachers with whom he/she needs to speak about his/her progress.
3. Acknowledge classes which are going well and develop a strategy/plan for any needed improvement.
4. Discuss where your child can receive additional supports. Are they attending teacher extra help sessions? Are they asking questions in class?
5. Continue to monitor progress and provide feedback throughout the remainder of the marking period and school year.
Monday, March 6th~ Midpoint Marking Period 3
Wednesday, March 8th~ Interim Reports available via Genesis Parent Portal at 12:00 PM
Monday, March 13th~ There will be a Board of Education meeting at 8:00 PM in the BOE Conference Room.
Tuesday, March 14th~ Grade 5 Author Visit
Friday, March 17th~ PTO Special Lunch: Green Bagels
Tuesday, March 21st~ Grade 5 OLSAT Testing (more information below)
Wednesday, March 22nd~ Grade 6 OLSAT Testing (more information below)
Friday, March 24th~ CDW Musical at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 25th~ CDW Musical at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Monday, March 27th~ There will be a Board of Education meeting at 8:00 PM in the BOE Conference Room.
Tuesday, March 28th~ PTO Meeting at 7:30 PM in the CDW Media Center
OTIS-LENNON SCHOOL ABILITY TEST (OLSAT): Grades 5 and 6
This year, the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) will be administered to all Grade 5 students on Tuesday, March 21st and to all Grade 6 students on Wednesday, March 22nd.
The OLSAT assessment is designed to measure a student's cognitive ability, as it relates to abstract thinking and reasoning ability; however, it does not produce an IQ score. Although the data from the OLSAT will not be used for grading purposes, the results help to identify students who qualify for LEAP, our gifted and talented program, while also providing teachers with additional data points regarding student ability and performance.
If your child becomes eligible for the LEAP Program, the school will contact you at the end of August. Your child's OLSAT scores will be mailed home early June.
No special preparation is necessary for this assessment. We just encourage our middle schoolers to do their best!
Please contact the school with any questions you may have.
CDW MUSICAL: Tickets are on sale!
CDW is proud to present "Getting to Know Rogers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA" at the following times:
March 24th at 7:00 PM
March 25th at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Tickets are on sale! Here is the link to the box office.
Boosters/advertisements are also on sale! They will be published in the program that will be handed out to all audience members at all three of CDW's performances (March 24th at 7:00 pm and March 25th at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm). Use THIS LINK to submit your order by March 17th.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the cast and crew of Charles DeWolf Middle School!
2023 CDW Yearbook
The CDW Yearbook will include Grades 5-8, in addition to highlighting our CDW Class of 2023. A form will be sent home with your child(ren) on Monday, March 6th. Please complete the form, and provide payment of $65.00 (checks made out to "Charles DeWolf Middle School") to secure your CDW Yearbook.
All forms and payment must be given to your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday, March 24th.
*A yearbook will be reserved for each Grade 8 student; however, yearbooks will be first come, first serve for students in Grades 5-7.
Grade 5 and Grade 6 Book Clubs
Space is limited so if your child(ren) would like to participate, they must get a permission slip from Ms. Adamo or Ms. DiPisa and return it by Friday, March 10th!
Grade 5 Book: Kimchi and Calamari by Rose Kent
Grade 6 Book: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
*CDW will provide the book for students to borrow.
Read Across America
To honor Read Across America Day, CDW Staff & Families are invited to submit their original recipes to be a part of the CDW Digital Cookbook. Spending time together as a family, and sharing recipes as a community is a wonderful and unique way to read together and celebrate our different traditions. If you wish to participate, please see the flyer below, and email Ms. DiPisa your family's recipe with an accompanying image by March 10, 2023.
CDW BOE Recognitions
CDW Debate Team: Final Competition
Grade 5 Music
Grade 5 Science
CDW 6th Grader Places in the USA Archery Nationals
Whom do I ask?
It is important to remember that our school is full of staff members who are here to help you and your child(ren) all year long. In some cases, you may not be sure whom to contact for specific information. For questions about your child(ren)'s classes, please utilize the teacher as a primary resource before implementing the flow chart.
Ms. Jennifer Santa, Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone extension 2101
Mr. Sabatino Lauriello, Student Manager: email@example.com; phone extension 2104
Ms. Jenni Adamo, Counselor: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone extension 2203
NJSLA Parent Workshop
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR DELAYED OPENINGS
Below is information about delayed openings at CDW.
- Staff will be available for drop off to begin at 9:30 AM.
- Homeroom begins at 10:00 AM.
- After 10:00 AM, students need to enter through the front door for a tardy pass. Please drive around to the front to drop them off since the other doors need to be closed.
NVOT's Presentation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels POSTPONED
As communicated by Dr. Sabatini (NVOT Principal):
It is with regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, the NVOT All School Musical Production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels scheduled for March 1 - Sr. Citizens Performance, as well as performances on March 3, 4, and 5, is being postponed.
February District Newsletter
Mr. L's Corner
Reminders and Updates from CDW's Student Manager
Mandatory Baseball and Softball Meetings: March 9th
All Grades 7-8 students interested in trying out for baseball this year need to attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, March 9th in Room 208. The meeting will be after school from 3:00-3:10 PM.
All Grades 6-8 students interested in trying out for softball this year need to attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, March 9th in Room 306. The meeting will be after school from 3:00-3:10 PM.
PTO St. Patrick's Day Special Lunch
Please go to the PTO Website to order. Sale closes Monday, March 13th.
Lovable Labels Fundraiser
Both stores offer different merchandise. Links are on OTPTO.org or see below:
LONG TERM: Charles DeWolf Middle School
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.
Bergen County Stigma-Free Sticker Contest!
The Nex-Trex Plastic Film Recycling Program is Back!
Please see the flyer below for more information!
Chromebook Insurance Information
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
2023-2024 School Calendar
The School Year Calendar for the PK-8 Old Tappan Public Schools was approved at Monday evening's Board of Education Meeting. For your convenience, this calendar also will be posted on our District website.