"Positions are temporary. Ranks and titles are limited.  But, the way you treat people will always be remembered"-Unknown

Hello Jewel Parents and Caregivers,

 Happy New Year!

 We had an awesome start to 2023 today.  Our jewels came back rested and ready to work, work, work!  Thank you for your partnership in making sure they came back ready for success.

Thank you all for the thoughtful cards and gifts that you shared with our school family.  We are grateful for each gesture.  Due to the generosity of our community partners, we were able to give 49 families gift cards and baskets for the holiday season.  

 A special thank you to our partners:

The Kappa Iota Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

The Pi Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

Wesley AME Zion Church

Mrs. Schifianno (retired WRJ teacher)

 Thank you to Mrs. Nicholas, our PTA president for collaborating with our partners to accept and distribute these gifts to our school community.

Many of you have inquired about ways you can be more involved in the school community.  Our PTA is ready for a membership drive!  If you have spoken to me before about how to participate, please send me an email to the PTA president, Mrs. Nicole Nicholas at nmn423@gmail.com. Please copy me at kash@wboe.net.  A membership form will be forwarded to you.

I am looking forward to the many exciting ways we can partner to enrich the day-to-day school experiences for our students.

What’s New

  • Tutoring will begin this month.  Seats are limited.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like for your child to participate.

Important Reminders

  • Breakfast is served between 8:20 and 8:40.  Students who do not enter the cafeteria will receive a breakfast snack such as fruit.  It is important to remind your student who arrives early for breakfast to enter the building during that time in order to eat.  Lunch is served at 10:25 am.  

  • Extracurricular clubs are available for all students.  Please contact the Club advisor if you would like for your child to participate and for information on when the club when begin.  Please be mindful that some clubs are age/grade specific.

  • Let's remember parking lot etiquette and be patient with our school family as we drop off and pick up ur jewels.

Student Council-Ms. Brown/Ms. Johnson

Young Leaders-Ms. Kelly

Golf-Mr. Moukios

Soccer-Mr. Moukios

Theatre-Ms. Brown

Safety Patrol-Ms. Brown/Ms, Johnson

Breakfast Reading Club (grade 3/4 )-Ms. Horn

Breakfast Reading Club (grade 1/2 )- Ms. Butler

Computer Club-Ms. Lemon

National Honor Society-Ms. Horn

Yearbook Club-Ms. Gregg

Garden Club-Ms. Brown

Keyboarding Club-Ms. Lemon

STEAM Club-Ms. Horn (grade 1/2)

Legs/Robotics - Mr. Lyde (grade3 / 4) 

  • There is no supervision for students being dropped off at 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 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

  • Formation of "Dads on Duty" (Male volunteers to increase the presence and influence of father figures on the campus. A diverse group of males who  volunteer during intake, lunch/recess/dismissal, field trips, and classroom activities)  Interested persons can reach out to Principal Ash

  • The food pantry will be open soon.  Perishable items are welcome to be donated or picked up.  Please reach out to Ms. Bennett (gbennett@wboe.net)

Warmest regards,