EDISON, NJ -- The third-grade classes at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison turned Halloween into Essential Workers Day. Teachers Katherine Heiss of Red Bank and Donna Pedde of Cranford joined their students in dressing up as essential workers in the community. 

Costumes included police officers, a nurse, firefighter, scientist, Dr. Fauci and the President of the United States. Pharmaceutical tech Brianna Pedde, Cranford police detective Steven D’Ambola and W+H parent Dr. Harleen Kaur joined the class as special guests via Zoom to discuss their roles as essential workers during the pandemic.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community. To take a virtual tour of the school, visit www.whschool.org/admission/take-a-virtual-tour.