CDW Weekly Wrap-Up
April 28, 2023
A Message from Ms. Santa
2022-2023 Revised School Calendar
Monday, 6/19, and Tuesday, 6/20, will be 12:30 PM Dismissal days.
Wednesday, May 3rd~ PTO International Food Festival (during lunches)
Monday, May 8th~ The BOE Meeting will be in the Lynch Gym at 8:00 PM.
Monday, May 8th to Thursday, May 18th~ NJSLA State Testing
Monday, May 8th to Friday, May 12th~ Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 16th~ Mid-point of Marking Period 4
Tuesday, May 16th~ National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony,
Rossi Gym at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17th~ CDW Scholastic Book Fair hosted by the PTO (Students will attend the Book Fair during the day.)
Wednesday, May 17th~ Spring Concert for the Grade 5 and Grade 6 Bands
Thursday, May 18th~ Marking Period 4 Interim Reports will be available at noon in the Genesis Parent Portal.
Thursday, May 18th~ Spring Concert for the Choir and the Grade 7 and Grade 8 Bands
Friday, May 19th~ Grade 8 Band Trip
Monday, May 22nd~ The BOE Meeting will be in the BOE Conference Room at 8:00 PM.
Tuesday, May 23rd~ The PTO Meeting will be in the CDW Media Center at 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, May 24th~ The Transition Meeting for Grade 4 to Grade 5 parents will be in the CDW Lynch Gym at 7:00 PM.
Thursday, May 25th~ The Transition Meeting for Grade 5 to Grade 6 parents will be in the Media Center at 7:00 PM.
Monday, May 29th~ School is closed for Memorial Day.
Wednesday, May 31st to Friday, June 2nd~ Grade 8 Trip
Wednesday, May 31st~ Grades 5-7 Math CRT
School Spirit Fun Fridays!
5/5 Tie Dye Day
5/12 Pajama Day
5/19 Mismatch Day
*5/26 Stars & Strips/ Red, White, Blue Patriotic Day
Save the Date for Knights' Fest: June 6th
Want to perform?
CDW Library Month
April is School Library Month and to celebrate, the annual bookmark contest was held. The four winners are representative of grade level participation. Congratulations to the winners: Mirna Abdi, Elaine Lee, Kayla Shim, and Nicole Moon. The winners' bookmarks are being professionally printed and will be distributed to corresponding grade levels in the coming weeks.
Honorable mentions were awarded to: Sally Ma, Lola Stern-Crespo, Hayul Kim, Tyler Ebrahimi, Yuna Lee, Aiden Gallo, and Regan McNamara.
Bookmark contest submissions are displayed in the media center for all to see!
The CDW OurEcho Challenge Team is a Finalist!
Team Ravenclaw, which consists of CDW students Jimin Choi and Gyubeen Noh, has advanced to the final round! Team Ravenclaw's project can be seen HERE. The People's Choice Awards are now live and anyone (ages 13+) can vote for their favorite UK and US finalist teams. Thank you Ms. Osbahr for providing this opportunity for our students!
CDW Students Perform at the Whitehouse!
The CDW students included Jimin Kwon and Elaine Lee.
Grade 6 Field Trip
Mr. L's Corner
Reminders and Updates from CDW's Student Manager
On Tuesday, the Knights lost a tough game against Northvale, but they plan on bouncing back on Tuesday, May 2nd against Harrington Park at Stone Point Park at 3:45 PM.
The softball team played a great game Wednesday beating Northvale 12-0. Ella Ferraro threw a one hitter allowing no runs and striking out over ten hitters. The offense came up big with key hits by Ava Candullo, Ella Ferraro, and Juliana DeAngelis. The defense was led by shortstop Olivia Richards making incredible diving and leaping plays.
On Thursday, the softball team improved to a 3-1 record defeating Norwood. Ella Ferraro pitched an incredible game striking out over ten batters. The 3 runs came from smart base running and hits by Ava Candullo, Ella Ferraro, and Lea Savino.
Special thanks to the amazing team managers Ava Richards and Finley Zimmerman.
The next home game will be Tuesday, May 2nd against Harrington Park at Stone Point Park at 3:45 PM.
2023-2024 NVOT Cheerleading
Any incoming freshmen interested in participating in Fall or Winter Cheerleading at NVOT for the 2023-2024 season, please use the link below to fill out the sign-up form. Even if you are not sure yet - please sign up so you can continue receiving email updates throughout the summer.
An Interest Meeting will be held at NVOT High School in the Cafeteria on May 2nd at 4:00pm. At this meeting, you will receive information regarding the upcoming season & may ask any questions that you have.
International Food Festival
Hi CDW Parents,
The CDW International Food Festival is back! The Food Festival is a highlight of the year and we hope this year will be no exception! As in past years, we provide a food item (lunch or dessert category) from your country to share with the students and teachers at CDW. Past participating countries included Armenia, China, Cuba, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Spain, Mexico and USA. Spread the word and if you know someone who is interested, please let me know.
The date has been set for Wednesday, May 3rd, in the CDW Rossi Gym. We will be serving BOTH lunch periods, so from 11:00 AM(set-up) to 12:45 PM(clean-up) serving approximately 400 students and staff.
This is a PTO sponsored event, so we will be able to reimburse part or all of your food expense, but there are ways to cut down either by reducing the choices of food offered, home cooking part or all, or maybe donating a portion.
Please let me know by Thursday, April 21st, if you would like to participate. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you and looking forward to a great Food Festival!
Vas Cialdella email@example.com
Damian Krohn firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Appreciation Week
Please note details regarding dropping off the donated items:
- For nonperishable foods and supplies (coffee, sugar, utensils, etc,) please drop off anytime during the school day on Friday May 5th to the front office of either school labeled for the specific buffet.
- For refrigerated foods (butter, creamer, cream cheese, etc) you can choose to deliver to the front office of either school the morning of (see times below) or anytime in advance to either Donna's house for TBD or Nicole's house for CDW.
- For freshly made baked goods (bagels, croissants, etc) please bring to main office of either school during the following times: Breakfast Buffet between 7:15 and 8am on Monday May 8th; Dessert Buffet between 10:30 and 11:15am on Wednesday May 10th. Please do not wait until school drop off for the breakfast items as the teachers will likely enjoy the buffet prior to the start of the school day.
Please refer to the April 27th PTO email if you have any questions.
Lovable Labels Fundraiser
New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA)
Grades 5 and 8
- Students in grades 5 and 8 will participate in the NJSLA for Language Arts, Math, and Science between May 8th and May 18th.
Grades 6 and 7
- Students in grades 6 and 7 will participate in the NJSLA for Language Arts and Math between May 8th and May 12th.
All students in grades 5-8 will need headphones or earbuds, which cannot be wireless, for these assessments. If your child does not have a pair of headphones or earbuds at school, please send in a pair from home.
The only electronic device students are permitted to use during NJSLA is their school-issued Chromebook. If your child has a cell phone, smartwatch, or any other electronic device, it will need to be turned off and in his/her locker during the testing sessions.
If you have any questions regarding NJSLA, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at email@example.com.
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 closes on June 30, 2023.
Keep in mind when signing up for a session, the AM sessions are designed to review the material presented to your child(ren) in his/her current grade level (If your child is in 5th grade, sign him/her up for a 5th grade session.). The PM sessions are designed to preview material for your child(ren)'s next grade level (If your child is in 5th grade, sign him/her up for a 6th grade session.).
Please reach out to Mr. Lauriello at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If Your Grade 8 Student is NOT Attending NVOT...
CDW Transition Meetings
- Grade 4 to Grade 5 Transition Meeting- Wednesday, May 24th, 7:00-8:00 PM
- Grade 5 to Grade 6 Transition Meeting- Thursday, May 25th, 7:00-8:00 PM
- Grade 6 to Grade 7 Transition Meeting- Thursday, June 1st, 7:00-8:00 PM
- Grade 7 to Grade 8 Transition Meeting- Wednesday, June 7th, 7:00-8:00 PM
The meeting presentations will be posted to the school's website following the last meeting date.
OTEC Digital Photo Contest and Show
One submission per student can be submitted now through June 9, 2023.
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.
Chromebook Insurance Information
Old Tappan 2022-2023 School Year Calendar (Revised 4/2023)
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.