“History has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama

Hello Jewels Parents and Caregivers,

Thank you to all who supported our students by attending the Black History Presentation “The Soul of America”.  The students made us all very proud and they had a great time while demonstrating what they have learned during the month of February.  A special thank you goes out to Ms. Brown, who advises the Theatre Arts Club and all of the students who have been preparing for the show since October 2022.  If you missed the program last night, you really missed a treat.  However, you will have another chance to support our students next week for the culminating events.   

Culminating Black History Month Events

  • February 27 - Fourth Grade: Blacks in Wax Walkthrough.  All families are invited to visit our ‘Wax Museum” at 2:00 pm.  

  • February 28 - Students will present at an all-school assembly during the day with an encore performance for families that evening at 6:30 pm.  Please plan to join us for our final Black History Month event. (see flyer)

    Black History Month School-Wide Celebration

What’s New?

  • February 28 - Mad Science After School Assemblies will begin for the students in the after-school program.  There are 22 seats left for students in 3rd and 4th grade who do not attend the after-school program.  The assemblies will be on Tuesdays after school for the next 8 weeks.  If you would like for your child to attend please have them pick up a permission slip in the main office.  (see flyer) Mad Science After School

  • March 1, 2023, WRJ will kick off Women’s History Month. The significant contributions of women throughout history will be celebrated in various ways.  Please stay tuned for activities.

  • We will also be celebrating our love of reading this month. There will be various reading events throughout the month.

All staff and students have been given a “Super Reader” T-shirt to wear on Fridays for the month of March.

  • March 2.  Read Across America Day at WRJ  

    • (Everyone should wear the black reading t-shirt)

    • The WHS Girls' Basketball Team will be here to read to the students.
    • We will also have guest readers from the community in the building to read to our students all day.  If you signed up or want to sign up, please reach out to your child’s teacher.
  • March 3.  Second and Third grade field trips.  Be sure your child has returned a signed permission slip by the requested date.  We cannot take verbal consent or email consent.  Students must wear the school uniform or they will be excluded from the trip.

  • March 4.  WRJ students are invited as special guests to the WHS 

    • “Old School vs New School” girl's basketball game.  They can use JagBucks to pay for admission.  (See Flyer) WRJ at WHS Girls Basketball
  • Please see the February “Art” Newsletter from Ms. Powell.

    February Art Newsletter

Important Reminders:

  • There is no supervision for students being dropped off to school before the teacher start time at 8:40 AM.  If you arrive before that time with your child you must remain with them until teachers are on duty.  Dropping students off before 8:40 AM and leaving them unattended on school grounds places your student in a situation where there is no adult available or responsible for being sure they are monitored.

  • If you want to avoid the congestion in the school lot, you may park on the street along the walkway connected to the school or on any of the adjacent streets.  There are crossing guards on duty to assist you and your child with crossing onto the property safely.

  • Student parties are not hosted in school.  Treat bags and other party items will be passed out to students at the end of the school day.

  • Willingboro School District has a uniform dress code. All students are required to adhere to the policy.  This is not a Principal Ash rule.  This is a board-approved mandate that is enforced by all teachers and staff at WRJ, including Principal Ash.  If you are concerned about your child being cold please be sure that they wear a long sleeve shirt underneath the uniform shirt.  If you need more uniform attire, please contact Ms. Bennett  (gbennett@wboe.net).  

  • Please be reminded that uniform violations are a Code of Conduct violation and may be responded to with board-approved disciplinary actions, including but not limited to withdrawal of privileges, such as participation in extracurricular activities, recess and field trips) 

  • You may find the Uniform Dress code on our District Website or click this link2021-2022 DRESS CODE: https://5il.co/vxpy .  There have been no changes since the update in 2021.

  • Hoodies are not part of the dress code and should be removed when the student enters the classroom.

All for one and one for all

  • Uniform closet that provides free, clean uniforms to any student who needs one (Donations are welcome)

  • A Cold weather closet for students who need jackets and coats (Donations are welcome)

  • School supply chest for students who need to replenish school supplies throughout the year