Heywood Avenue School

421 Heywood Avenue, Orange, NJ. 07050


    Welcome to Heywood Avenue School



      Mr. Dion Patterson

    Mr. Dion Patterson, Principal 


    Mr. Gerald Murphy, Assistant Principal

    Heywood Avenue Elementary School


    973.672.2107 (fax)

    Contact Ms. Laurore at

    laurorjo@orange.k12.nj.us for appointment requests


    Supply Lists for the 2021-2022 School Year


    Kindergarten Supply List 

    First Grade Supply List 

    Second Grade Supply List  

    Third Grade Supply List 

    Fourth Grade Supply List

    Middle School Supply List

    Ms. Thorpe's Supply List

    Spanish Supply List

    Ms. Werner's Supply List 

    Ms. Walker's Supply List





    Scholarly Opportunity for Success - (Oct. 2021 - May/June 2022 for Gr. 1-7) 

    Mentoring (Boys-Men, Sisters With Purpose, Sister-Sister) - (Oct. 2021 - May/June 2022)

    Basketball Club - (Oct. 2021 - May/June 2022) 

    Yearbook Club - (Oct. 2021 - May/June 2022)  

    Dance Club - (Oct. 2021 - May/June 2022) 

    Pep Band - (Oct. 2021 - May/June 2022)

    Art Club - (Oct. 2021 - May/June 2022)

    Student Council - (Oct. 2021 - May/June 2022) 

    Robotics - (Sept. 2021 - Dec. 2021) 

    National Jr. Honor Society - (Oct. 2021 - May/June 2022) 

    Cheerleading - (Oct. 2021 - May/June 2022) 

    Debate Club - (Oct. 2021 - May/June 2022) 

    Basketball (Through the Orange Recreation Department) - (Oct. 2021 - May/June 2022 for Gr. 1-7)

    Math Olympics 

    Spelling Bee






School News and Information

  • Fun Friday Emoji Day Friday, January 7, 2022

    Would you please snap a picture of yourself imitating your favorite text emoji? Share your photos on ClassDojo or a private message to Mrs. Laguna or Mr. Patterson.

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  • From the Office of the Superintendent of Schools - COVID-19

    December 17, 2021 Good Day Orange Township Public School District Community, I write to address recent information received today regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our school community. We have been informed that students/staff at the following schools have tested positive or been directly exposed to COVID-19 and are required to quarantine. Please note, any persons deemed to have been in close contact with the staff/student will receive direct communication from either the Orange Health Department or the District. 1. Orange Preparatory Academy 2. Lincoln Avenue School 3. Rosa Parks Community School 4. Park Avenue School 5. Cleveland Street 6. Heywood Avenue Elementary School ...

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  • Pick up and Drop Off Procedures

    Parents: Please be reminded that there is no parking or drop-off in the Staff Parking Lot. Dismissal time is at 3:20 pm. (After 3:05 pm, there will be no calls for early release/early dismissal as afternoon procedures will be in place, and this causes a disruption). Repetitive early pick-ups cause students to miss valuable instructional time, affecting their grades.

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  • Alumni Day 2021

    Calling all Heywood Alumni who graduated high school from 2010-2021. Join our students for an in-person mentoring experience. Please register by December 31. 2021.

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  • December Reminders

    Hello Heywood Family, Our awesome Secretary/Administrative Assistant created this flyer that serves as a reminder of the important dates for December 21. Feel free to reach out to us on Class Dojo, phone, or in -person if you have any questions or concerns abut the dates. Have a delightful day!

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  • Winter Food Drive

    All goods are being donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges. Current Pantry Items: CANNED GOODS PB&J, Pasta, Cereal, Canned soups (hearty, low sodium preferred), and Protein.

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  • Winter Door Decorating Contest

    Winter Door Decorating Content DECEMBER 6-17 Will be Judged on Creativity Neatness Hosted by the Heywood Avenue Student Council

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  • Heywood Avenue School Presents November Spirit Week 2021

    The School-SPIRIT is a one-day, student-focused program which engages students, school administrators, teachers, school resource officers, and other school and community members in identifying issues impacting their school and developing and implementing solutions to resolve those issues.

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  • Letter to the School Community from Dr. Fitzhugh November 18, 2021 RE Thanksgiving Break

    November 19,2021 Good Day Orange Township Public School District Community, As you are aware, we are embarking on Thanksgiving Break. This break allows us to relax just a bit and enjoy great food as well as conversation. With that being said, I must stress the importance about remaining safe. The pandemic is not over. As your Superintendent of Schools, it is my duty to stress the importance of health and safety during the holiday season. We must be reminded that masks and social distancing are paramount in our ability to combat COV1D-19. ...

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  • December 2021 Calendar

    Heywood Avenue School is finishing 2021 #HeywoodSTRONG. During Computer Science Week, there will be an emphasis on introducing concepts of coding to all students. Please support our Winter Concert on December 8. The PTO meeting will take place on December 13. There will be additional Spirit Days during the week on September 19. And last but certainly not least, the Orange Public Schools District will be closed from December 27- December 30.

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  • Heywood Avenue School After School Programs

    Heywood Avenue School is exceptional in the way students are given support outside the classroom. Despite having a small student body, there are approximately 14 after-school programs. Learn more by reviewing the .pdf document that provides information about the club names, meeting dates, and locations.

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  • Thanksgiving Turkey & Fixings at Lincoln Avenue School - November 22, 2021 at 3:30pm

    Orange Public Schools is hosting a Thanksgiving "Turkey & Fixings" Kiosk on Monday, November 22, 3:30 p.m., at Lincoln Avenue School. All district families are invited to participate and share this information with their ​parents and students. The event will run while supplies last. Event: Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway - Free Turkey & Fixings Kiosk Date: Monday, November 22, 2021 Time: 3:30 pm (First come, first served, while supplies last) Location: Lincoln Avenue School (216 Lincoln Avenue) in the Gymnasium. Walk-Up & Drive-By, use Jackson St. entrance. See the attached flyer for details.

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  • November 2021 Breakfast and Lunch Menus

    Many schools provide students with access to meals through federal school meal programs, including the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. In the past, all students could participate in school meal programs, and some were eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about food insecurity, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides free school meals for all students aged 18 and younger, regardless of household income, through June 30, 2022. For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/features/school_meals.htm

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  • Heywood Avenue School November 2021 Calendar

    Check out Heywood Avenue School's November 2021 calendar. Parents, please ensure you have full access to Class DoJo and Genesis Parent Portal. Check your child's Google Classroom every evening to ensure all assignments are complete. Be reminded that the school day is 8:20 am- 3:20 pm, Monday-Friday. Thank you.

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  • Upcoming School Closings for November 2021

    As per the Orange Public Schools District Calendar, there will be a half-day on November 3, 2021. Additionally, schools will be closed on November 4 and November 5, 2021.

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