• June 18, 2019


    Hello WRS All-Star Families!

    What a great ending to an amazing school year! We sure did have fun "teaming up" together and planning engaging and worthwhile events for the whole family! We said our goodbyes for now, but not for long! We are around this summer and we hope to see you and your family at school or around town. 

    ​Included in your child's report card envelope there was literature and activities that can be used to help your child keep his/her skills sharp throughout summer. In addition, going to inexpensive or free trips to museums, State Parks, libraries, and local parks can spark your child's interest and curiosity.  

    ​We will send updates throughout the summer months but in the meantime, if you have a question, concern, or suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Cioffi. 


    **Come visit us!**

    The MSS library is open to all WRS families each Monday from 8:30am-11:30am for book exchange starting July 1st. There will also be an hour family session from 9:30am-10:30am with the following topics planned: 

    • 7/1-Coding

    • 7/8-STEM project - Learning about wind

    • 7/15-Story Hour

    • 7/22-DIY Indoor Starter Garden

    • 7/29-Dinosaurs-Come explore the world of Dinosaurs

    • 8/5-Science or Magic

    • 8/12-Fruit Kabobs and Fun with Chalk


    **Summer Learning Academy**

    ​For those kindergarten students enrolled on our Summer Learning Academy, just a reminder that the program begins on July 1st from 8:30am-11:30am Monday-Thursday at the Mary S. Shoemaker School.


    **Summer Tutor List**
    Keep those skills going this summer! If you'd like to have a tutor work with your student, please see the attached flyer.
    ** Attention all Pre-kindergarten Families***
    ​Our William Roper School Early Childhood Advisory Council met on June 18th to review our goals from the year and to discuss the NJDOE Preschool Education Expansion Aid. Our district is eligible to apply for a Pre-K Expansion Grant once it is released in early July. Our district plans on exploring and pursuing this grant opportunity.  We have limited information at this time since the grant application has not yet been released; however, there will be informational sessions this summer. Mrs. Grossman, our superintendent, will be in contact with all interested parties to discuss the grant and some additional options that could be made available to families in our district.  
    There is a link below that has a plethora of information on the grant and about early childhood education. If at anytime you have a question about this, please feel free to contact Ms. Diane Cioffi at 769-0144 ext. 66249
     ~Local Happenings~

    **Make it Mondays at Rowan University**

    The Learning Resource Center-South is now offering Make It & Take It sessions every Monday 9:30am - 11:30am with Jason Verdone & the LRC-South staff throughout the summer.

    Teachers, students and families come join us for a FREE hands-on experience at the LRC-South at Rowan University, James Hall Rm 1140 – Get Directions.

    All are welcome to engage with standards based math, science, and literacy activities designed for diverse learners.  


    Summer Schedule

    June 24th  Marvelous and Magical Math Games

    July 1st  Super-Duper Science Centers

    July 8th  Let’s Build and be Engineers

    July 15th  Tick Tock Teach Time

    July 22nd  Magnificent Maker Spaces

    July 29th  Stupendous Science and Literacy

    August 5th  Chemistry Fun 101

    August 12th  Let’s Read and Create!


    Reserve your seat today!



    For more information please visit go.rowan.edu/lrcsouth

    **NJ Food for Thought Campaign**

    Free summer meals are available to children and teens ages 18 and younger at safe places like schools, parks, churches and other sites in your community.


    Free Summer Meal Details:

    • Meals are FREE to children and teens ages 18 and younger who come to an open summer meals site or through mobile meals.
    • Food served is healthy and follows federal nutritional guidelines.
    • Summer meals sites are at fun, safe places for kids and teens to be active and visit with friends.
    • No application, ID or proof of income is needed. You can just bring your child to an open summer meals site in your community.


    To find meal sites near us, visit summerfoodrocks.org/sitefinder, text “food” to 97779 or call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry or for Spanish 1-877-8-HAMBRE.


    ** 4th of July Parade**

    Please see the attached link to the Woodstown 4th of  July Parade information!


    ** 4th Fridays in Woodstown**



    ** Birds Eye Family Success Center (Pennsville and 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***

    Please sign up for:


    Please visit our Facebook page at:  


    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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