CDW Weekly Wrap-Up

March 24, 2023

A Message from Ms. Santa

The CDW Musical is Here!

CDW is proud to present "Getting to Know Rodgers & 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.

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Friday, March 24th~ CDW Musical at 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 25th~ CDW Musical at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 28th~ PTO Meeting at 7:30 PM in the CDW Media Center

Wednesday, March 29th~ OLSAT Make-Up Testing


Saturday, April 1st~ TBD Drama Production of Beauty and the Beast in the CDW Lynch Gym

Monday, April 3rd~ There will be a Board of Education meeting at 8:00 PM in the BOE Conference Room.

Tuesday, April 4th~ PTO Special Lunch- Garden Kitchen in Northvale

Thursday, April 6th~ Marking Period 3 Ends.

Friday, April 7th~ School is closed for Good Friday.

Monday, April 10th-Friday, April 14th~ School is closed for Spring Recess.

Wednesday, April 19th~ Marking Period 3 Report Cards will be posted on the Genesis Parent Portal at 12:00 PM.

Monday, April 24th~ There will be a Board of Education meeting at 8:00 PM in the BOE Conference Room.

Thursday, April 27th~ Grade 6 Field Trip


Grade 5 Literary March Madness

The votes are in! This week the Grade 5 students voted twice to move the books to the next rounds! Voting will take place next week to determine the winner!

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Grade 5 and 6 OLSAT Make-Up Date

If your 5th or 6th grader missed the OLSAT testing this past week, we will have a Make-Up session on Wednesday, March 29th. An announcement will be made in the morning to remind the students.

Volunteer Opportunities for Grade 7 and 8 Students

The PTO needs help with the TBD show, "Beauty and the Beast." If your child(ren) would like to volunteer on the following dates, he/she can sign up in the cafeteria during lunch or see Ms. Santa for more information.

Tuesday, March 28th and/or Thursday, March 30th from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM. Volunteers would help keep TBD students occupied backstage (while not performing), help with costumes and makeup.

Saturday, April 1st from 10:30 AM-1:00 PM and/or 2:30 PM-5:00 PM. Volunteers would help watch TBD students backstage, checking tickets, and selling concessions.

Grade 6 Design Thinking Class

This week, 6th Grade Design Thinking students were delighted when Miss Taty stopped by their, "The Internet of Things," lesson to dive a little deeper into how CDW's technological connections allow them to access the internet with a wireless connection and even get a glimpse of our school's Domain Name System (DNS). Thank you to Miss Taty for providing a fun, interactive experience for Miss DiPisa's class!


Congratulations to 7th grade student Hannah Moon. This past weekend, Hannah auditioned for the New Jersey All State Intermediate Orchestra. Out of 70 violin students who auditioned, Hannah came in second place overall. This is a major accomplishment and the entire CDW community is very proud of Hannah.
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Mr. L's Corner

Reminders and Updates from CDW's Student Manager

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CDW Baseball and Softball Tryouts!

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Golden Knights Softball Camp Spring Training

All softball players in grades 3-8, first time, as well as experienced players, are welcome to attend the Golden Knights Softball Camp at NVOT. Please see the flyer below for more information and the attached registration form.
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PTO Fundraisers

PTO Korean Special Lunch: April 4th

The PTO Special Lunch will be Korean food from Garden Kitchen on Tuesday, April 4th. Orders can be placed on the OT PTO Website until TODAY, Friday, March 24th.
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Lovable Labels Fundraiser

The CDW Lost and Found always has lots of items searching for owners! One way to help us locate the owner is by labeling your child's items with his/her name. The OT PTO is sponsoring a wonderful fundraiser where you can purchase labels to use to label your child(ren)'s items! Click here to purchase your Lovable Labels now!
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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


TBD's Production of Beauty and the Beast

The PTO cordially invites you to attend TBD's production of Beauty and the Beast on April 1, 2023. The shows will be at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM in the CDW Lynch Gym.

Online advance tickets are $7 each. Tickets are $10 at the door. Space is limited so buy your tickets now on the PTO Website.

Donations Needed

The National Junior Honor Society members are working on their Changemaker Projects. The Animal Shelter Changemaker group put a donation box in the CDW Lobby to collect the following items for their shelter project:

cat and dog toys

cat and dog food

small blankets

cat and dog treats

Donations will be collected until the end of March.

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


Board of Education Vacancy

Due to the resignation of a Board of Education member, the Old Tappan Board of Education has a vacancy. Please click on the picture below to open the letter to learn more about how this position will be filled and how to submit your information if you are an interested candidate.

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:; phone extension 2101

Mr. Sabatino Lauriello, Student Manager:; phone extension 2104

Ms. Jenni Adamo, Counselor:; phone extension 2203

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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.

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!

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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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.


OT 2023-2024 Approved School Year Calendar

Old Tappan 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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