George School's Family Update

December 8, 2017

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Vote Middle School Referendum Tuesday 12/12/17

Brrr! Inside Line Up

To take the guess work out of Morning Drop Off we will have indoor line up for the next couple of months. When dropping students off in the front please drop off between our cones. Also for safety purposes, please do not go around the bus. (Sorry for the slight delay!) Of course, the back door will also be open for students in the upper grades. Please note, if the temperature allows we will still have outside recess, so please dress children for outside play.

Thank you to the Holiday Shop Elves!

The children really enjoyed having the opportunity to shop for their families and surprise family members for the Holidays. We appreciate all the volunteers who made this possible and the hard work that went into this event

From the Office of our Nurse-Mrs. Alessi

If your child will be absent or late to school, the absentee line needs to be called with a message including a reason for the student absence. Please be specific as to what the illness is (example: stomach ache, sore throat, step, vomiting, diarrhea, fever). The message of "sick or not feeling well" does not help the nurse track illness within the building. In addition, please make sure your child has fully recovered from their illness before sending them back to school.

IXL at George School

All students at George School now have access to IXL Learning in school and for use at home. The students have been enjoying the opportunity to practice math facts and have fun while challenging themselves. Our classes have been racking up some impressive numbers in practice time. Keep up the good work.

Coaches vs. Cancer



On Saturday, January 13th, 2018 the Westwood High School Boys Basketball Team is hosting its Fifth Annual Cardinals vs. Cancer Alumni Basketball Day at Westwood Regional Jr/Sr High School. This year’s event will support the fight against cancer by benefitting one of our own – Joey Bulger. Joey, a resident of Westwood and a student at Berkeley Elementary School, is courageously battling leukemia. The event will start at 10:00 am and will include basketball games between Westwood and Paramus High School Freshman, JV & Varsity teams. The Westwood Boys Basketball Alumni game will conclude the day’s events.

The itinerary for the day is as follows:

10:00 am Westwood vs Paramus Freshman

11:30 am Westwood vs. Paramus JV Boys

1:00 pm Westwood vs. Paramus Varsity Boys

Westwood Boys Basketball Alumni Game immediately following Varsity

There will be special events, activities, prizes and raffles throughout the event, so come on out and have a great day of basketball and join the fight. For more information and to donate prizes, please contact

Co-Chairperson Lisa Badach at or Boys Basketball Coach John Micheal Santulli at

The Westwood Cardinals Athletics Association is a non-profit organization (501c3) and your donation is tax-deductible. 37-1698641

Parent/Guardian Surveys for G&T and Social Studies

We are in the process of surveying parents/guardians on our Gifted and Talented programming and our K-12 Social Studies Curriculum. Please take a moment to complete these surveys by December 22, 2017. Your input is valued and appreciated. It will help shape our future programming.

Social Studies

Gifted and Talented Grades K-7 - please only complete this survey if your child is part of the G&T program.

Kindergarten Registration 2018-2019


2018-2019 Online Kindergarten Pre-Registration Opens December 1, 2017

The Westwood Regional School District will begin online kindergarten pre-registration for the 2018-2019 school year on Friday, December 1, 2017. The online registration is a pre-registration only, and students will not be considered enrolled until parents/guardians submit the required information during in-person registration in January 2018.

A child residing in the Borough of Westwood or Township of Washington who will be five (5) years old on or before October 1, 2018 is eligible to enter kindergarten. There are no exceptions to this date. To help facilitate your child’s registration, please follow this process:

  1. Beginning December 1, 2017 go to the district’s website at > Find It Fast> 2018-2019 Incoming Kindergarten.

  1. Complete the process, review important registration procedures, and download the required forms. Registration packets may also be picked up at the Board of Education office located in the Jr./Sr. High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Township of Washington, N.J.

If you require further assistance, please send an email to We look forward to having your child join us in the Westwood Regional School District!

Girl Scout Collection

A few of our former students at working on their Girl Scout Silver Award Project in conjunction with the Pediatric Department of Valley Hospital. To help these young patients express their creative side, they will be collecting any of the following items: New Crayons, pencils, notebooks, markers, gift cards to stationery or craft stores in any denomination. Thank you from Troop 94343 scouts, Bri, Erin and Diana.
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Upcoming Events

12/12 Middle School Referendum Vote

12/18 Spirit Assembly

12/25-1/1/18 Winter Holiday Break