"When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous." Michelle Obama

Hello Jewel Parents and Caregivers,

I hope that all of you were able to connect with your child’s teacher last week during conferences.  If you were unable to do so you may email your child’s teacher for an appointment to meet virtually during the school day.

March has been a very busy month for us at WRJ.  This week we will be wrapping up our WRJ Loves Literacy activities and Women’s History Month.   

Please be reminded that we will have a parent night on Thursday night (March 20).  We will have a motivational speaker and we will also review our progress as a school.

Every adult the comes will receive Jag bucks for their student and be entered into a drawing to win a wireless pair of BOSE headphones.  Our PTA members will also be available to accept your membership form (attached to this email). Starting April 20, the PTA will be meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

(WRJ PTA membership form)

What’s New

  • Principal Ash Reading Challenge-If the students read 2023 books Principal Ash will create a TIK TOK video with ideas submitted by the students

(Don’t forget to have your child submit the reading logs this week)

This week at WRJ

  • March 30           Character Development Assembly

                                            Grades 1 & 2  @ 2:55-3:20

                                            Grades 3 & 4  @  1:45-2:45

  • March 30 @ 6:30 pm  Parent Night & Review of Annual School Plan Progress

Upcoming Read Across America (WRJ Loves Literacy) Month Events

March 27   Literacy Scavenger Hunt

March 31   King & Queen Readers are crowned at Assembly 

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