• GENESIS BLAST

    September 30, 2020

     Click here for the Genesis Blast in Spanish

     Please click on the link below for Mrs. Higgin's October Newsletter.

     

    https://www.smore.com/jwtmr4-three-bridges-school

     

    Dear TBS Families,

    As we prepare to welcome back our 2nd and 3rd grade students, we wanted to take a minute to remind all families to please make sure you fill out the Covid-19 Daily Prescreening form each day by 8am.  This form will be uploaded this weekend in the Genesis Parent Portal under Student Data and Forms.

    Also, please remember to send in a healthy snack that your child can manage on their own along with any utensils they may need.

     

    TBS Parent October Calendar - click here

     

    Governor Educator of the Year - please click here for eligibility and criteria and here for nomination form.

     

    TBS HALLOWEEN BOOLIVERY
    No trunk-or-treat, don't despair, there will surely still be Halloween in the air! The TBS "BOO CREW" is excited to deliver Halloween treats to your front door! A bag filled with candy, snacks and trinkets, too. Let us bring Halloween right to you! For more information on Boolivery, CLICK HERE!  Register here: TBS BOOLIVERY REGISTRATION.  
    If you would like to donate items for Boolivery, please visit our Amazon Wishlist: TBS BOOLIVERY WISHLIST
     
    **Feel free to purchase Booliveries for siblings, too!  We want everyone in your household to have a fun Halloween! By the way, do you have friends and family outside of our district that you Boo every Halloween? Save yourself some time and purchase additional Booliveries that we will put together for you so that all you will need to do is deliver them!!**
     
     
    INVEST IN YOUR CHILD FUNDRAISER
    The signs are up!  Check out our progress towards reaching our fundraising goal of $13,660 for the H.S.A. this year.  The donation request was reduced to $30 per family per year and the ability to sponsor a teacher was added for an additional $5 donation.  We have an online link through PTBoard for contactless donations.  CLICK HERE for more details.
     
     
    STUDENT DIRECTORY
    The Readington H.S.A. will be using PTBoard for our online Student Directory available to families who participate in the Invest in Your Child fundraiser.  To make our Student Directory accurate and useful to all, it is important to place your child into the correct classroom or, for RMS, the correct grade.  CLICK HERE or detailed instructions.  Contact readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com with any questions.

     

    United States Census 2020 Deadline – September 30 

    As a reminder, today, Wednesday, September 30, 2020, is the deadline for completing the 2020 Census. Important facts about the Census: it is confidential; it is private and secure; you will not be asked for your social security numbers, financial information, citizenship status, or for a donation/payment; everyone living in your home needs to be counted including children, newborn babies, citizens, and non-citizens. Completing the census can be done online at 2020Census.gov. For more information, click here. For more information (Spanish version), click here.  

     

    Superintendent Coffee Chat – October 7

    Please join Dr. Jonathan Hart on Wednesday, October 7 for our first virtual Superintendent Coffee Chat. Conversation Topic:  Mental Health and Wellness During COVID. Presented by: Readington Mental Health Professionals and Hunterdon Behavioral Health.  Please click here to view our video invitation. For more information and the Google Meet Link, please click here.

     

    COVID-19 Child Care Assistance  

    The NJ Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program is now available to families with incomes up to $75,000 that are in need of either full or part-time child care due to their child’s remote learning schedule. Families can apply for this assistance by completing the online application.  To access the application, please click here. For more information, please click here

     

    Parent/Guardian Assessment Notification: New Jersey school districts are required by statute (N.J.S.A. 18A: 7C-6.6) to annually notify parents or guardians of any statewide student assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered over the course of the school year.

    Please CLICK HERE to review the district assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. 

     

    Week of Respect - 

    TBS  will again participate in Week of Respect the week of October 5-9 .  Teachers will be given a handout to open up discussion on respect and give the students an opportunity to draw or write the ways they show respect to their friends and follow all our rules in our schools. Teachers will focus on discussions throughout the week on the topic of respect. 

     Monday  October 7th is a World Day of Bullying Prevention: Blue Shirt Day- Students and staff  are invited to wear a blue shirt to school and show unity in stomping out bullying (visit www.stompoutbullying.org

    Friday October 9th  students and staff are asked to wear their school colors to show their respect for school, classmates, and community. The students will also take a pledge to use good manners, respect others property, and be safe, and aware of others feelings. It is going to be a great Week of Respect

     

     

     

    GENESIS BLAST

    September 23, 2020

     Click here for the Genesis Blast in Spanish

     

     

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE

    Parents/Guardians please remember to complete your child's Covid-19 pre screening form no later than 8am.  This will help us to expedite the children getting into school in a timely fashion.  Also, if you are picking your child up at the end of the day, please remain in your cars to ensure the safety of all our children and staff. If your child needs assistance getting into their car seat, you may then pop out of your car to assist them.  

     

     Cooler weather is coming!!  With some chilly mornings upon us, coats, sweatshirts, hats and gloves will make their way to TBS with your child.  Please remember to put their names somewhere on these items.  

     

    A/B Day Schedule Week of September 28 – Please note the A/B Day Schedule below for the week of September 28:

    • Monday, September 28 / NO SCHOOL – Holiday
    • Tuesday, September 29 / A Day Grades K-1, 4-5 
    • Wednesday, September 30 / Virtual Day
    • Thursday, October 1 / B Day Grades K-1, 4-5 
    • Friday, October 2 / B Day Grades K-1, 4-5 

     

     

    The Yearbooks have finally arrived!!!  

    The 2019-2020 yearbooks have arrived and will be distributed to students that are here for Hybrid Rotation A/B.  For students that are learning virtually, please call the main office to make arrangements to get your yearbook.  Students that are at Holland Brook School, the yearbooks are being sent over to the teachers that your child has this year.  Once again, if your child is learning virtually, call the office at HBS to make arrangements for pick up.  If you did not purchase a yearbook and would like one, we have extras for sale at TBS.  The cost is $23.

     

    Governor Educator of the Year Recognition Program - click here for details.

     

    Parental involvement is a crucial part of your child’s education, and we want to partner with you to maximize your child’s TBS experience.  Click here for a letter explaining ESSA.  In addition, there will be a virtual parent meeting on Friday, September 25th at 11:00am to discuss the district’s parental involvement policy.  If you are interested in attending, be sure to read the policy.  This will be our only topic of discussion, and we are looking for your input/feedback.  The link for the meeting is meet.google.com/dmb-gchr-zjs 

     

     

    INVEST IN YOUR CHILD FUNDRAISER
    The H.S.A. is launching our primary fundraiser, Invest in Your Child, with some new changes.  We have reduced the donation to $30 per family per year and added the ability to sponsor a teacher for an additional $5 donation.  We have an online link through PTBoard for contactless donations.  CLICK HERE for more details!
     
    H.S.A. FALL SPIRIT WEAR SALE--ENDS TODAY!
    Get ready for school, Fall and the cooler weather with the school spirit wear sale. Visit our online store between September 2nd - September 23rd and select from a variety of shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and hats. Delivery expected mid-October. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the H.S.A. Happy shopping!!
     
    DINE AROUND--TONIGHT!
    Readington H.S.A. Dine Around or Dine and Dash is tonight. Save time and support our local participating restaurants and the H.S.A. by picking up dinner! CLICK HERE for the flyer.

    Dockside Market and Grill (908-806-3000) -  https://www.docksidemarketandgrill.com/

    Giovannis Pizza and Pasta (908-534-4410) - http://pizza22.com/
    Sorella's Pizza and Pasta (908-534-5976) - http://www.sorellaspizzerianj.com/menu/
    Stanton Italian Table (908-287-7138) - https://m.facebook.com/stantonitaliantable/    
     
    TBS VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR
    Add some new books to your children's collections during the Virtual Scholastic Book Fair.  Sale ends on September 27th. All books will ship directly to your home. If you have any questions, please reach out to Alison Manko alisonmanko@hotmail.com.  Shop here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=threebridgeselemschool
     
    PTBOARD
    The Readington H.S.A. will be using PTBoard for our communications for H.S.A. events, volunteer opportunities, Homeroom Rep. classroom communications, calendar, and our online student directory available to families who participate in the Invest in Your Child fundraiser.  When you log in, you must place your students in their teachers’ virtual classrooms so that you can receive classroom communications from the H.S.A.  Contact readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com with any questions.
     
    CLOTHING DRIVE COMING IN OCTOBER
    Have you been using your time at home to clean out and pare down?  Local clothing donation bins closed?  The H.S.A.'s fall used items drive is here to help make sure your donations go to families who need them.  Our used items drive will begin on October 9th and end on October 17th.  Donations must be placed in plastic bags and tied or sealed closed.  CLICK HERE to see the flyer attached for information on what will and will not be accepted.
     
     

     

     

    GENESIS BLAST

    September 16, 2020

     Click Here for the Genesis Blast in Spanish

    First Day of School Photos - Don't forget to share those first day of school photos to be included in our 2020-2021 yearbook!  If you would like to submit a first day of school photo to be included in the TBS yearbook, please email your photo to jlestuk@yahoo.com or nicoleviviensmith@gmail.com. We can't wait to see all your photos--it'll be a GREAT start to the yearbook! Thank you! 

    Invest in Your Child Fundraiser – The H.S.A. is launching our primary fundraiser, Invest in Your Child, with some new changes. We have reduced the donation to $30 per family per year and added the ability to sponsor a teacher for an additional $5 donation. We have an online link through PTBoard for contactless donations. Click here for more details!

    PTBoard – The Readington H.S.A. will be using PTBoard for our communications for H.S.A. events, volunteer opportunities, Homeroom Rep. classroom communications, calendar, and our online student directory available to families who participate in the Invest in Your Child fundraiser. When you log in, you must place your students in their teachers’ virtual classrooms so that you can receive classroom communications from the H.S.A. Contact readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com with any questions.

    TBS Virtual Book Fair - Add some new books to your children's collections during the upcoming Virtual Scholastic Book Fair September 14th-September 27th. All books will ship directly to your home. If you have any questions, please reach out to Alison Manko alisonmanko@hotmail.com.  Click here for the flyer.

    H.S.A. Fall Spirit Wear Sale one more week!  Get ready for school, Fall and the cooler weather with the school spirit wear sale. Visit our online store between September 2nd - September 23rd and select from a variety of shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and hats. Delivery expected mid-October. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the H.S.A. Happy shopping!!

    Dine Around - Next Wednesday!, Readington H.S.A. Dine Around or Dine and Dash will be on Wednesday 9/23/20! Save time and support our local participating restaurants and the H.S.A. by picking up dinner! Click here for the flyer. 

    Dockside Market and Grill (908-806-3000) -  https://www.docksidemarketandgrill.com/

    Giovannis Pizza and Pasta (908-534-4410) - http://pizza22.com/

    Sorella's Pizza and Pasta (908-534-5976) - http://www.sorellaspizzerianj.com/menu/

    Stanton Italian Table (908-287-7138) - https://m.facebook.com/stantonitaliantable/    

    Clothing Drive coming in October - Have you been using your time at home to clean out and pare down?  Local clothing donation bins closed?  The H.S.A.'s fall used items drive is here to help make sure your donations go to families who need them.  Our used items drive will begin on October 9th and end on October 17th.  Donations must be placed in plastic bags and tied or sealed closed.  Please see the flyer attached for information on what will and will not be accepted.

    Readington Needs Your Help / Substitutes Wanted - We are working toward reopening schools for in-person instruction for all students. In order to do this, we need substitute teachers. If you have 60 college credits or have your NJ teaching certification and are looking for experience, you can be a substitute for us. This will help ensure we bring students back for in-person instruction. We pay a rate of $95/day. Please see the attached flyer for more information or simply click on the following link for a Google Form to start the application process, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa DeTommaso at 908-534-2896.

     

    Chromebook Technical Support for Students and Parents - If you are experiencing any technical issues with a Chromebook, please CLICK HERE to submit your issue or question, our support team will get back to you shortly.

     

     

    GENESIS BLAST

    September 9. 2020 

    Click here for the Genesis Blast in Spanish

    Parent Survey Opportunity
    The district administration and Readington Board of Education have presented plans for reopening schools over the course of this past summer. Our plan is titled the "Readington Ready" Plan for Reopening Schools. Although our plan has shifted to begin the year fully remotely, online instruction will be a consistent and integral component of our school year with the hybrid model.  We seek your input about your anticipated experience based on the plan, which includes remote learning components.   As we venture into this new learning model, our district would like to monitor our deployment of the plan and your experience with virtual and hybrid learning.  Please take the time to answer a few questions below.  We plan to revisit these questions later in the school year.   Please complete this brief survey by September 14, 2020.

     

    Please click here for information on Mrs. Nabozny's Enrichment page.

     

    First Day of School Photos - Don't forget to share those first day of school photos to be included in our 2020-2021 yearbook!  If you would like to submit a first day of school photo to be included in the TBS yearbook, please email your photo to jlestuk@yahoo.com or nicoleviviensmith@gmail.com. We can't wait to see all your photos--it'll be a GREAT start to the yearbook! Thank you! 

     

    Readington H.S.A. Video - Here is a great video introduction of the Readington H.S.A. - who we are and what we do. It outlines how even though things will be different this year, we're still going to provide lots of fun! Thanks to TBS parent, Christina Cirianni, for putting it together! Click here for the video.

     HSA Introduction Video - with Background Music.mp4

    Invest in Your Child Fundraiser – The H.S.A. is launching our primary fundraiser, Invest in Your Child, with some new changes. We have reduced the donation to $30 per family per year and added the ability to sponsor a teacher for an additional $5 donation. We have an online link through PTBoard for contactless donations. Click here for more details!

     

    PTBoard – The Readington H.S.A. will be using PTBoard for our communications for H.S.A. events, volunteer opportunities, Homeroom Rep. classroom communications, calendar, and our online student directory available to families who participate in the Invest in Your Child fundraiser. When you log in, you must place your students in their teachers’ virtual classrooms so that you can receive classroom communications from the H.S.A. Contact readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com with any questions.

     

    TBS Virtual Book Fair - Add some new books to your children's collections during the upcoming Virtual Scholastic Book Fair September 14th-September 27th. All books will ship directly to your home. If you have any questions, please reach out to Alison Manko alisonmanko@hotmail.com Click here for the flyer.

    H.S.A. Fall Spirit Wear Sale is here!  Get ready for school, Fall and the cooler weather with the school spirit wear sale. Visit our online store between September 2nd - September 23rd and select from a variety of shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and hats. Delivery expected mid-October. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the H.S.A. Happy shopping!!

    Dine Around - Save the date, Readington H.S.A. Dine Around or Dine and Dash will be on Wednesday 9/23/20! Save time and support our local participating restaurants and the H.S.A. by picking up dinner! Click here for the flyer. 

     

    Dockside Market and Grill (908-806-3000) -  https://www.docksidemarketandgrill.com/

    Giovannis Pizza and Pasta (908-534-4410) - http://pizza22.com/

    Sorella's Pizza and Pasta (908-534-5976) - http://www.sorellaspizzerianj.com/menu/

    Stanton Italian Table (908-287-7138) - https://m.facebook.com/stantonitaliantable/    

     

    Second Grade Parents: The i-Ready Reading Diagnostic will be given in place of the NWEA assessment this school year. Please CLICK HERE for additional information. 

     

    NJDOE Virtual Instruction Toolkit - The New Jersey Department of Education has recently developed a toolkit for families.  As virtual instruction is playing a major role in schools throughout the state, the DOE provided this toolkit as a resource for families, students, and teachers to adjust to virtual learning: https://www.state.nj.us/education/reopening/virtuallearning/

     

    GENESIS BLAST

      September 2, 2020

    Click here for the Genesis Blast in Spanish

    WELCOME BACK!

    ATTENTION KINDERGARTEN PARENTS!

    There will be 2 school buses here at Three Bridges School so that  your child can get the experience of what the inside of a school bus looks like and how to buckle themselves in safely.  The buses will be here on Thursday and Friday for you to visit before or after your chromebook training at school.

     

    September 3-4 Early Dismissal Days - September 3-4 are early dismissal days for students and were identified as such prior to moving to a fully remote schedule.  These days will remain an early dismissal for students.  Therefore, student instruction will end at your child's midday time.  Your child will begin his/her afternoon homeroom, office hours, and small group instruction according to the full day schedule starting next week, September 8. Attached is the district calendar and the full district calendar that identifies virtual and A/B days. 

     

    Readington Schools Face Covering Guidance - For students and staff who will be returning to school this week, the Hunterdon County Department of Health has recently developed the attached list of acceptable and unacceptable face coverings.  Please note that neck gaiters, bandanas, and masks with vents are no longer acceptable.  Our schools will be following the recommendation of the health department and disallow these unacceptable masks. Thank you for your cooperation. 

    Readington Needs Your Help / Substitutes Wanted - While the Readington Township School District is beginning the year fully remote, we are working toward reopening schools for in-person instruction later in the fall. In order to do this, we need substitute teachers. If you have 60 college credits or have your NJ teaching certification and are looking for experience, you can be a substitute for us. This will help ensure we bring students back for in-person instruction. We pay a rate of $95/day. Please see the attached flyer for more information or simply click on the following link for a Google Form to start the application process, please click here If you have any questions, please contact Lisa DeTommaso at 908-534-2896. Sub Hiring Info

     

    Student and Parent/Guardian Virtual Classroom Behavior ExpectationsTo maintain a positive, productive learning environment and assure confidentiality for students and teachers during distance learning, all students and parents/guardians are asked to observe the following privacy guidelines.   Student Expectations   Parent/Guardian Expectations

     
     

    H.S.A. Fall Spirit Wear Sale is here!  Get ready for school, Fall and the cooler weather with the school spirit wear sale. Visit our online store between September 2nd - September 23rd and select from a variety of shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and hats. Delivery expected mid-October. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the H.S.A. Happy shopping!!

     

    Dine Around - Save the date, Readington H.S.A. Dine Around or Dine and Dash will be on Wednesday 9/23/20! Save time and support our local participating restaurants and the H.S.A. by picking up dinner! Flyer and list of participating restaurants will be available next week.

     
     
    WELCOME BACK!
    The Readington H.S.A. (our district's parent teacher organization) would like to welcome you back to the 2020-2021 school year.  Although this school year will be different, we are excited to embark on this journey alongside you and we will continue to provide support to our families, students and staff.  We are looking forward to help make this a great school year for our TBS school community! Our best wishes for a wonderful school year....Your TBS H.S.A. VPs, Jessica Lestuk (jlestuk@yahoo.com) and Nicole Vivien Smith (nicoleviviensmith@gmail.com). 
     
    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PICTURES
    Say cheese!!  With the first day of school being tomorrow, we know there will be lots of first day of school pictures being taken and we would love to include them in our 2020-2021 yearbook!  If you would like to submit a first day of school photo to be included in the TBS yearbook, please email your photo to jlestuk@yahoo.com or nicoleviviensmith@gmail.com. We can't wait to see all your photos--it'll be a GREAT start to the yearbook!  Thank you! 
     
    FOR FAMILIES NEW TO READINGTON SCHOOLS
    Welcome to our school community!  CLICK HERE to view a brochure with information about the Readington H.S.A. (our school district’s parent teacher organization), how to connect with other district families, and how to get involved.  Make sure you check out our H.S.A. tab on the school district’s website and feel free to contact us at readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com with any questions.
     
    GOOD NEWS-1ST DAY SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS ARE HERE!
    If you placed an order for a 1st Day School Supply Kit for your child, the kit will be available for pick-up at TBS during the Kindergarten/1st grade Chromebook training (in your child's classroom) or at the 2nd and 3rd grade outdoor open house (at your teacher's assigned classroom station). If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Lestuk (jlestuk@yahoo.com) or Nicole Vivien Smith (nicoleviviensmith@gmail.com). 
     
    INVEST IN YOUR CHILD FUNDRAISER
    The H.S.A. is launching our primary fundraiser, Invest in Your Child, with some new changes.  We have reduced the donation to $30 per family per year and added the ability to sponsor a teacher for an additional $5 donation.  We have an online link through PTBoard for contactless donations.  CLICK HERE for more details!
     
    PT BOARD INFORMATION
    The Readington H.S.A. will be using PTBoard for our communications for H.S.A. events, volunteer opportunities, Homeroom Rep. classroom communications, calendar, and our online student directory available to families who participate in the Invest in Your Child fundraiser.  When you log in, you must place your students in their teachers’ virtual classrooms so that you can receive classroom communications from the H.S.A.  Contact readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com with any questions.
Last Modified on October 1, 2020