Dorchester Elementary

Important Forms: If you have not already done so, please complete the following forms as soon as possible:

Gr. 5 Band
A reminder to complete the 5th Grade Instrument Selection form by tomorrow, Sept. 16, if your child is interested in joining the band. See message from Mr. Peters for detailed information.

Back to School Nights ~ Mark Your Calendars
All sessions begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Dorchester lunchroom
TONIGHT! September 15 - Grades 3-5
September 21 - Grades K-2
Detailed information will be sent separately and posted on the Dorchester website.

Save the Date!
We will be hold a School-Wide Pajama Day on Monday, September 19, in support of the PFA pajama drive.

Start Strong Assessments
October 18 - Gr. 4/5 ELA
October 19 - Gr. 4/5 Math
Woodcliff Middle School

September ~ 21 Girls Volleyball vs Hillsdale
September ~ 21 Girls & Boys Soccer vs Hillsdale
September ~ 26 & 27 School Closed Rosh Hashanah

If you have not already done so, please complete the Emergency Contact form as soon as possible. Click here for the form


Back-to-School BBQ
Our Back-to-School BBQ at Demarest Farms is tomorrow, Friday 9/16! Presale pricing has been extended through tonight! Tickets can still be purchased at the door.

We are all excited for pizza Wednesdays! Orders close Wednesday, 9/21 and pizza service begins 9/28. NEW we have added a Gluten-free Pizza option!

Pizza Volunteers
We appreciate those who have already volunteered to help serve pizza and are still in need of additional help. Please fill out the volunteer survey today, as we are actively putting together pizza teams.

No Fuss Lunch
No Fuss Lunch is back! Ordering is now open and lunches start next week! Visit HERE for more info.

Spirit Wear
Our Fall Spirit Wear sale is LIVE! Check out our fun new styles HERE.

Pajama Parade
Our annual Pajama Parade begins Monday, 9/19 with a district-wide PJ Day! Please donate NEW women's and children's pajamas (any size) to help families in need. Collection boxes will be at the entrances of both schools.

Ice Pops
Ice pop sales every Friday in September! Two locations - the upper level by the cafeteria and the lower level by the playground. Ice pops are $1 each - exact change is appreciated!


Learn More About the WCLEF!
The Woodcliff Lake Educational Foundation (WCLEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We donate back to the schools 100% of the money raised through events, corporate sponsorships and generous donations from the families in our community. For more information, visit us at our table at Dorchester’s Back-to-School Nights on September 15 and 21 to get involved or check out our website at

36th Annual Run for Education
Join the WCLEF on Sunday October 16! This event includes a USATF certified 10K and 5K run as well as a kids' fun run. This year there will be entertainment for the whole family - food trucks, vendors, and kids activities. All runners receive a t-shirt and goodie bag, and kids fun run finishers also receive a medal. All funds raised go back to our schools! Check out for more details or sign up to run here.

Pascack Valley's Regional Dance Team is hosting "Tween Scene" for boys and girls in Grades 3, 4, and 5 on Friday, Sept. 30 from 7-9 PM in the PVHS Cafeteria. Cost is $20. Please see this flyer for details/sign-up information.

The Woodcliff Lake Fire Department is hosting their Annual Open House on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6 - 9 PM, 180 Pascack Road. Please click here for additional details.
Woodcliff Lake School District
134 Woodcliff Avenue Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677