• January 7, 2019

    Hello WRS All-Star Families!

    We were so happy to see our wonderful students' smiling faces this week! Routines and expectations are in full swing again! 

    ​Congratulations are in order for Mrs. Holly Booth, or Educational Specialist Professional of the Year and to Mrs. Tracy Demarest, our Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020. We are so very proud of these ladies and grateful for all they do! 


    Here are a few reminders for you this week!


    *** Anti-Bias Focus Group Meeting***


    ​Please join Mrs. Grossman, our superintendent, on Monday, January 14th at 7:00pm at the Mary S. Shoemaker School for our second Anti-Bias Focus Group meeting. 


    ***PTO Meeting - Grades Prek-8***

    Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00pm at Mary S. Shoemaker School.  We hope to see you there!  


    ***Tech Night at MSS***

    ​Save the date...Wednesday, January 16th at 6:00pm (prior to the PTO meeting) we are hosting a Technology Night at Mary S. Shoemaker School for families of grades PreK-5).  See attached flier for details.


    Tech Night 


    ***Early Childhood Advisory Council Meeting: Thurs., Jan. 17th***

    Are you interested in helping the William Roper School explore ways to celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our students and their families?  Help us brainstorm ideas for transitioning families and students to our school and MSS.  If so, we would love to have you join the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC).  The ECAC will meet at 6:00pm on Thursday, January 17th in the William Roper School multipurpose room.  Please let Christy Carpenter know if you are planning to attend carpenter.c@woodstown.org.


    ***William Roper School Fundraisers***

    The William Roper School is hosting a shoe drive fundraiser to raise funds for our school.  Donations of gently used, worn and new shoes will be accepted through January 31.  All sizes and styles are welcome.  Send shoes in with your student or drop them off to the main office.  If you know of a family friend or relative who can donate too, that would be great!


    ***School Closings:  1/21/19***

    Our district will be closed on Monday, January 21st to observe Martin Luther King Day.

    ***Parents as Partners: Family Night Out/STARS Fundraiser***
    Join us for Family Night Out on Wednesday, January 23rd! Come for some or come for all!  We hope you can join us!  Please see attached flier for more details.

    Part 1 – Pizza


    Wood fire pizzas will be available through pre-order from the Ravello food truck (www.ravellowoodfire.com).  You can enjoy your pizza in the cafeteria with your family or you can take it to go!  Each pizza is 12” round and ONLY $10!  All proceeds benefit the WRS Student Funds.

    Part 2 - Games


    Join us for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten appropriate games.  Games will be provided but feel free to bring a family favorite!


    ~Local Happenings~

    **Woodstown Lacrosse**

    Spring Registration for 2019 season will be open from November 1, 2018 until January 30, 2019.  and ends January 30!   The program is open to all boys and girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade in Salem County. Equipment is supplied for the season for 2nd grade students. Please check out their website at http://woodstownlacrosse.uslaxteams.com/ for more information and to register your child.

    **Woodstown Soccer**
    Registrations are now open!
    • 2019 Spring Recreation Soccer Season is now open and will run through February 15th.
    Please visit the Woodstown soccer website to register: woodstownsoccer.njyslive.com
    For more information about the various soccer programs, click on Program Information on the left hand side of the webpage and select the applicable program.

    **Birds Eye Family Success Center - (Pennsville & Woodstown locations)**

    Family Success Centers are community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering places where community residents go for family support, interactive workshops, activities and groups.  A variety of family friendly events take place each month. ALL FREE AND FUN!

    The Woodstown location is located at 10 Bailey Street A101. For more information, please visit their website and facebook page at:



    **Our WRS Social Media Accounts**

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    for information and updates. If you haven't already, please "Like" the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District Facebook page account

    and keep up with the latest "tweets"  and "posts" from the William Roper School. We will use Twitter, Facebook, and BlackboardConnect to keep parents informed of our daily and weekly events. You can request a paper copy of anything we have, please just ask your child's teacher or the main office. These messages are also posted on the news tab of our website as well.


    All the best,

    The WRS Office Staff

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