(April is Autism Awareness Month! Click this link to learn more about Autism)


Children with autism are very observant so they will notice everything, including your attitude toward them.” – Trevor Pacelli

Hello Jewel Parents and Caregivers,

Thank you to all of the families that came out to our Parent Night on March 30. We were presented with mindful ways to help Parents and Students successfully cope with the stressors of being a modern family with school-aged children.  Our presenter, Algernon Hall, empowered us with many useful strategies.  

Mr. Hall will be back again for another family night at WRJ on April 27.  Refreshments will be served as well as a few giveaways. 

Congratulations to the families that won the gift cards and the Bose headphones!!!

We also reviewed our Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 data, which confirms our great academic progress in just a few short months.

What’s New

  • District-wide Family Engagement Night Tuesday, April 4

Let’s show Willingboro the bright light of the WRJ Jewels

Principal Ash will give Jag Bucks to everyone who comes out

Extra Jag Bucks if you wear your Super Reader T-shirt!!!

  • Principal Ash’s Reading Challenge deadline extended to April 6-

(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)

  • WRJ  PTA is doing a membership drive!  The next meeting will be on April 19 at 6:30 pm in the multipurpose room.  For the remainder of the school year meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

For more information email WRJamesPTA@yahoo.com 

  • If you are not getting text messages from Principal Ash, you must update your phone number in the Genesis Parent Portal

This week at WRJ

April 6     King & Queen Readers are crowned. Best Wishes to all of our readers!

April 7     School is closed for Spring Recess…enjoy!!!

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