JGW Family Memo 3/15

Hello JGW Families,

  1. End of year events:
    1. Open House for Penn Lake Students: Tuesday May 7th
    2. PTO FUN RUN: May 17th- more information to come
    3. NJHS Ceremony: Wednesday May 22; 6pm
    4. Sports Banquet: Wednesday May 29; 6pm
    5. 8th Grade Washington DC: June 3rd-6th
    6. Field Day: Tentatively Friday 6/7 (during school day)
    7. 8th Grade Canobie Lake: Monday June 10
    8. 8th Grade Moving-on/Dance: Tuesday 6/11*
      1. 6pm Moving-On Ceremony
      2. 7pm-9pm Dance
    9. Last Day:  Wednesday 6/12 (Half Day)*
    10. * the dates could change if we have more snow days.


Important March Dates: 

Wednesday March 20th- Half Day

Friday March 29th- No School- Good Friday

FUNDRAISER: The NJHS and Poets Making a Difference are selling butter braids and cookie dough in time for the Easter Holiday.  Deliveries will be at JGW on Monday March 25 at 6pm.  The winning homeroom will receive extra recess and a visit from the ice cream truck.  Click on the link to sign up your child.


Raffles for Teacher Appreciation Week: The PTO is looking for gift cards for our teacher appreciation week raffle. If you would like to drop one off to the office that would be great. Teacher appreciation is in May.

Dance Club: Ms. Hamel will host a Dance Club in room 3 after school. This club is for any level dancer or even students who have never danced before. Dance club will be a Contemporary Dance Class- it will NOT be a cheer or hip hop dance class. If you are interested in taking Dance- reach out to Mrs. Hamel at mariclare.hamel@haverhill-ps.org. Dance club will begin on Monday, March 11th. Dance Club will be every Monday until 4:30 pm.

Report cards

Marks close: Monday March 18th

Report Card go home: Monday March 25th

PTO/8th Grade Moving-on Dance: Meeting Monday, March 18th at 7pm (JGW Teacher Lounge). Come help plan for the end of the year dance.

JGW Basketball March Madness: As of right now do not have enough teams signed up at this point to hold March Madness. We have been reminding students at morning announcements but if families want to remind that would be great.  Students MUST have their Participation Sheet filled out and returned to Mrs. Hamel by next Wednesday~ money is not due until the last week of March. Get those forms in so we can hold this awesome event!

This is our annual basketball tournament for any scholar that wants to play, it also serves as a fundraiser for our PTO. If someone is interested in playing in our MARCH MADNESS tournament to be held at the end of March- please see Mrs. Hamel for a sign up sheet or sign up in the cafeteria during lunch.

Teams must have 5 players/ teams can be made up of any five students from any grade. Sign ups are $2.00 per player/ $10.00 per team- money is due the week before the tournament. Last year the North Carolina Tar Heels team won the tournament~ let’s see who’s the team to beat this year!

Dates March Madness: 

5/6th grade: Monday March 25th

7/8th grade: Monday April 1st

MCAS Dates: *Some dates are changed

  1. 5/6th Grade ELA: Tuesday April 2 and Wednesday April 3
  2. 7/8th Grade ELA: Thursday April 4 and Friday April 5
  3. 5/6th Grade Math: Monday May 6 and Tuesday May 7
  4. 7/8th Grade Math: Wednesday May 8 and Thursday May 9
  5. 5/8th Grade Sci: Monday May 13 and Tuesday May 14
  6. 8th Grade Civics: Tuesday May 21 and Wednesday May 29

Matt Condon