“The challenge is not to be perfect… it’s to be whole."

Jane Fonda

Hello Jewel Parents and Caregivers,

Our school has really begun to shine brightly because of your support and partnership!  Thank you all for your support during the month of February from supporting our Black History Programs to allowing your child to participate in the many club activities and tutoring.  Stay tuned…there is so much more to come! 

March is Women's History Month!!!

By walking history’s pathways, we learn to step forward with confidence. The legacy of how others shaped society sparks our own longings to contribute. Everyone needs role models — footsteps enough like our own to inspire us.

History must tell the whole story. For girls, knowing women’s achievements expands their sense of what is possible. For all of us, knowledge of women’s strengths and contributions builds respect and nourishes self-esteem — crucial to all children and adults now, and in the years to come.  (National Women's History Alliance)


Women's History Facts will be read during the morning announcements as well as posted in the Principal’s GC to be posted in the morning so students can read along.  Other activities are embedded in the WRJ Loves Literacy

Upcoming Read Across America (WRJ Loves Literacy) Month Events

Read Across America Activities

March 6-10 Spirit Week

March 13  WRJ D.E.A.R

March 16   WRJ Loves Literacy   Door Decorating  Contest

March 23  WRJ Loves Literacy    1st & 2nd Grade Parade

March 24   WRJ Loves Literacy      3rd & 4th Grade Parade

March 27   Literacy Scavenger Hunt

March 31   King & Queen Readers are crowned at Assembly 

What’s New

March 6  Dr. Recess Assembly (grades 1 & 2 @ 9:15) 

March 7   Dr. Recess  Assembly (grades 3 & 4  @ 9:15)

March 14 @ 6:30 pm PTA Meeting 

March 17   Anti-Bully Assembly 

          Grades 1 & 2  @ 9:15-9:40

           Grades 3 & 4  @  9:50-10:50 

March 30 @ 6:30 pm  Parent Night & Review of ASP Progress

March 30   Character Development Assembly

           Grades 1 & 2  @ 2:55-3:20

           Grades 3 & 4  @  1:45-2:45

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 on to 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 extra curricular 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

Warmest regards,

Principal Ash