CDW Weekly Wrap-Up

June 22, 2022

A Message from Ms. Santa

The 2021-2022 School Year

I want to take this time to thank the parents, students, staff, and all stakeholders who are part of our CDW students' educational journey. When I started in Old Tappan on July 1, 2021, I would never have imagined that we would accomplish so much in one school year! Every day I was amazed by the creativity, passion, and drive of the CDW students!

Thank you for making my first year at CDW an amazing experience. I am already looking forward to what the students will bring to the 2022-2023 school year! Have a restful and enjoyable summer!


Congratulations to the Charles DeWolf Middle School Class of 2022!

CDW's Faculty and Staff wish the Class of 2022 nothing but success as they embark on their high school journey.
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End-of-Year Review Game

Teachers have been working with students to ensure that when they leave for the summer, they take with them the content that has been taught throughout the entire year. Mr. Clark puts a twist on his End-of-Year review by using a water balloon game. The students are given a math problem, and if they get the problem correct, they get to throw a water balloon at Mr. Clark from a shorter distance than if they answer the problem incorrectly. Needless to say, the students will take a lot of information with them as they leave because Mr. Clark was soaked by the end!

Final Report Cards

The final report card for this school year is ready to view on the Genesis Parent Portal.

Are you moving?

We are already busy planning for the 2022-2023 school year! We need to know if your family is moving out of Old Tappan this summer or if your child(ren) will transfer to another middle school. Please contact Mrs. Rosica-Kirchner as soon as possible if your child(ren) will no longer attend CDW in the fall!


The PTO is looking for volunteers to join the board and committees for next year!

Volunteers play a huge part in the PTO and what we are able to offer our students and teachers. Without volunteers, many of the programs that kids, teachers and families enjoy will not be able to happen. Volunteer descriptions can be found at: OTPTO.ORG under MORE INFO/FLYERS.

If you have interest in joining the PTO Board, joining or running a committee, or just want to learn more - please reach out to the PTO by visiting OTPTO.ORG and selecting Contact Old Tappan PTO under the Help tab.

Youth Football Program: Punt, Pass, Kick Event~ June 29th

The Youth Football Program for Old Tappan/Northvale has a Punt, Pass, Kick event on June 28th at NVOT. This event is free for both boys and girls entering Pre/K - 8th grade in the fall of 2022. Register HERE for the event.

See the flier below for more information.

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Mr. L's Updates

Reminders and Updates from CDW's Student Manager

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Summer Skill-Booster Program REMINDERS and UPDATES

Please take time to review your child's summer session selection and make sure they are registered for the correct morning and/or afternoon program. Remember that all morning sessions are REVIEW of the current 2021-2022 grade level and the afternoon session is for their 2022-2023 enrollment grade - descriptions below.

From April Flyer:

Students will have an opportunity to REVIEW grade-level academic skills learned this school year (AM Option) and/or explore new material (PM Option) by PREVIEWING activities/lessons they will experience when the new school year starts. PREVIEW sessions will be tailored and designed to explore new topics, develop new skills, and leave learners wanting to learn more come September. *Math and Language Arts are the two main academic areas for AM and PM options.

Example of Morning REVIEW:
Grade 1 Class - A registered first-grader can/will review material covered during the 2021-2022 school year. *Lessons will be based on student needs.

Example of Afternoon PREVIEW:
Grade 2 Class: The same child who took the first-grade morning class can register for a second-grade preview class. Lessons will be based on academic concepts typically introduced in September and October. Parents may like this option, as it offers an acceleration-type experience for their child(ren).


GRADE 2 Preview & Review Options are now available. We were able to get another teacher and add the additional Grade 2 Section. Please revisit the registration if you are interested.

Summer Skill-Booster Program

We are excited to offer the Summer Skill Booster Program again this summer to all Old Tappan students currently enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Sessions have been set, and it is time to register! Click here to find more information about the program and links to register for a summer session. Space is limited, so register early! Registration will close on June 30, 2022. Should you have any questions about the Summer Skill-Booster Program, please contact Mr. Lauriello, CDW Student Manager and Summer Program Supervisor, at

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Grades 5-7 Chromebooks

Over the summer months, Grades 5-7 students will bring their Chromebooks home with them. Please remind your child(ren) to follow the rules set forth in the Chromebook Agreement Form to continue to protect his/her school-issued Chromebook during the summer months.

HERE is the link to purchase Chromebook Insurance for the 2022-2023 School Year for the same low price of $24 as this school year.

Transition Meetings

As promised, all of the Transition Meeting presentations have been shared to the CDW Website. Please see the links below:

Grade 4 to 5 Transition Meeting

Grade 5 to 6 Transition Meeting

Grade 6 to 7 Transition Meeting

Grade 7 to 8 Transition Meeting

After viewing the presentation(s), please feel free to reach out to Ms. Santa at with any questions.

Summer Academic Work

Summer work is meant to guide students to review the essential skills learned in reading and math throughout the year. This allows them to transition more smoothly to the next grade level. The links are below, and the information can also be found via the CDW website under, "For Students."

Summer Reading

Summer Math

Here is the strongly suggested Summer Math Work. Please read the correspondence and complete the work associated with your child's grade level completed during the 2021-2022 school year.

Supply Lists for 2022-2023

The 2022-2023 Supply Lists are now posted to the CDW website under "For Parents."

The PTO will be selling prepackaged school supplies through School Tool Box. Please see the School Tool Box information below, and your child(ren) will get a paper copy in homeroom next week.

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School Year Calendar- 2022-2023

The calendar for the 2022-2023 school year can be found on the district website or by clicking here. The first day of school is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6, 2022, and we will have a 12:30 PM Dismissal.

Mark Your Calendar


Wednesday, August 17th~ Grade 5 Locker Day, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM