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    OCTOBER 27, 2021
    Schedule Change Information for Week of November 1 - November 5

    • Early Dismissal Monday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 3.  Students will be dismissed at 12:05.
    • No Breakfast or Lunch will be served next week.  Please be sure to pack a snack to bring to school.
    • School is closed on Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5.


    Parent/Teacher Conference Information
     - Conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 1 (afternoon and evening), Tuesday, November 2 (afternoon) and Wednesday, November 3 (afternoon).  Click here for detailed information to schedule a conference in Genesis.

    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the November Parent Calendar.  RMS November Spirit Days

    Winter Sports Forms - The deadline for registering for Winter Sports 2021 is Wednesday, November 3rd. The winter sports are basketball, cheer, & wrestling. Please visit the nurse's page to access the forms required. The first day for tryouts is Tuesday, November 16th!

    Important Health Office Information - Please read this important letter from our school nurses. 

    Readington Substitute Job Fair – October 28 - The Readington Township School District is hosting a substitute job fair on Thursday, October 28. If you are interested in becoming a substitute (teacher, paraprofessional, secretary, or nurse), please join us.   For more information, please click here.  To set up an appointment, please call 908-534-2896.

    Readington Hiring School Bus Drivers at Substitute Job Fair – October 28 - The Readington Township School District is hiring school bus drivers. We will be conducting interviews at our substitute job fair on Thursday, October 28. If you are interested in becoming a school bus driver, please join us. For more information, please click here.  To set up an appointment, please call 908-534-2896.  

    RMS Picture Retakes - Picture retakes are scheduled for Monday, November 8th.  If a retake is necessary for your child, they MUST bring their original packet back to hand back to the photographer.  The Photographer will be here until 12:00 pm and students will be called down in a specific manner. 
     
    Food Service FAQs - Food service operations for the 2021-22 school year are quite unique due to the nature of the COVID pandemic. As mentioned in this letter, standard meals for breakfast and lunch shall be at no cost to students as the federal government is directly reimbursing the district. However, as we enter the fall season and for the remainder of the school year, snacks and other a la carte items shall be offered. These items do carry a charge as they do not meet standards imposed by the federal government to be reimbursable. Please refer to this FAQ for further information on this topic among many others, which is also available on our district website.  If you have any questions or concerns on food service, please do not hesitate to contact the Business Office or anyone listed in the FAQ.  We are here to help!
    Katie DeRiso - kderiso@readington.k12.nj.us - 908-534-2895
    Jason Bohm - jbohm@readington.k12.nj.us - 908-534-2885
     
    RMS 2021-2022 Yearbook Sale - Now through January 3rd, 2022. Purchase yours online today!  Simply visit the RMS Yearbook website, or go to www.yearbookforever.com and type Readington Middle School in the box under school name.  After clicking on Readington Middle School, click on “Buy Yearbook.” On this website, you have many exciting options to customize your yearbook! For example, you are then given the option to purchase different lines of text, images, icons, and a clear plastic cover to protect your yearbook.  For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Ms. Wagner at rmsyearbook@readington.k12.nj.us
     
    Enrichment Opportunities During the School Day - Explore the Enrichment website for all of the details.

    Social Media News - We post important information pertaining to updates about RMS so follow us on twitter @RMS_VIKINGS

    Bus Procedures - Just a gentle reminder that all students must wear masks on school busses and sit in their assigned seats.  

    YMCA Aftercare for Sports and Clubs - The Readington Township School District is unable to accommodate a late bus for students who stay after school for clubs and sports. However, the YMCA offers aftercare for students until 6:00 P.M. The aftercare program for both RMS and HBS occurs in the HBS cafeteria. Parents may wish to enroll their child(ren) in the YMCA program during a sports season or club offering for regular, after school child care coverage. Membership and monthly fees may apply. Further, and separately, the YMCA is accommodating emergency/unexpected drop-ins from students attending clubs and/or sports. The attached letter contains further information on the distinction between these two options, and the requirement for each parent to complete a drop-in form in case an emergency circumstance arises. 

    Technology Committee Meeting - Monday, November 15 4:00 – 5:00pm - VIRTUAL via Google Meet: meet.google.com/hyc-ipok-bkt   You are cordially invited to attend our technology committee meeting Nov 15th 2021. This is an opportunity to learn about the various technologies our district utilizes to support the district's strategic curriculum objectives and initiatives. We will also have an open discussion on educational technology trends and topics of interest.  Please reach out to our technology coordinator Jim Belske jbelske@readington.k12.nj.us OR 908-386-2502 with any questions. 

    All Readington Students Free Breakfast and Free Lunch Program - Please click here for details. 

    Drama Club News - The RMS Drama Club is so excited for this year's show of Aladdin Jr.! Auditions will be taking place after school on Monday, November 8th and Tuesday November 9th. Please sign up for a time on the drama club website. After signing up, you will receive an invitation for the google classroom that has all of the audition information.  Contact Ms. Greenberg or Mr. Radziewicz if you have any questions.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Media Center News - Honor your incoming 6th grader with a book donated to the RMS Library Media Center in their name. We'll include a nameplate on the inside cover of the book proclaiming "I was here first!"  We will also include a star with their name  in the LMC--a lasting and visible tribute! It's easy!  Just visit the RMS Adopt-a-Book Wish List on Amazon to send a book directly to RMS.   Contact Mrs. Singer or view the webpage for more information.  PLEASE-include your child's name when the book is sent to Mrs. Singer, so that the book can honor the correct student. 

    Parents - Please view the applicable information below regarding your student's ELA class:

     

    READINGTON HSA NEWS
    Invest in Your Child - Last week to donate to the H.S.A.'s major fundraiser which ends October 30th!  We are 75% of the way to our fundraising goal.  Visit our PTBoard site to make your $45 donation toward supporting the enrichment of education in our schools and remember to request matching donations from your place of work.  Invest in Your Child donors receive access to the H.S.A.'s student directory.  Click here to see what your donation funds. 

     

     

    OCTOBER 20, 2021
    Parent/Teacher Conference Information - Conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 1 (afternoon and evening), Tuesday, November 2 (afternoon) and Wednesday, November 3 (afternoon).  Click here for detailed information to schedule a conference in Genesis.

    On-line Homework Help Reminder - Great news! Readington Middle School is offering free homework help for all students.  Your child may log on using a link provided on our website to meet with a teacher who can help complete the night’s homework.  The schedule and links are posted on the school’s website homepage. Sessions will begin at 4:00 pm and be available Monday through Wednesday each week.

    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the October Parent Calendar.  RMS October Spirit Days

    TEST SCHOOL MESSENGER SYSTEM on October 21 - The district will be conducting a test of the school messenger system on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Please verify the emergency contact information listed for your children is accurate and up-to-date before this date.  For more information, please click here

    Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) - SEPAG will hold their first meeting on October 21st at 6:30.  The meeting will be virtual and the link will be posted on the district website.  
    El Grupo Asesor de Padres de Educación Especial tendrá su primera reunión el 21 de octubre a las 6:30. La reunión será virtual y el enlace se publicará en el sitio web del distrito.

    Important Health Office Information - Please read this important letter from our school nurses.

    Parent Academy Night – October 26 - Dr. Jonathan Hart and Mr. Anthony Tumolo would like to invite all parents to please join us for our annual Parent Academy Night.  The topic of conversation is Preview of the District’s Aevidum Mental Health Program.  For more information, please click here.  Please RSVP to: rsvp@readington.k12.nj.us

    Readington Substitute Job Fair – October 28 - The Readington Township School District is hosting a substitute job fair on Thursday, October 28. If you are interested in becoming a substitute (teacher, paraprofessional, secretary, or nurse), please join us.   For more information, please click here.  To set up an appointment, please call 908-534-2896.

    Readington Hiring School Bus Drivers at Substitute Job Fair – October 28 - The Readington Township School District is hiring school bus drivers. We will be conducting interviews at our substitute job fair on Thursday, October 28. If you are interested in becoming a school bus driver, please join us. For more information, please click here.  To set up an appointment, please call 908-534-2896.  

    English as a Second Language Parent Advisory Group - This meeting has been RESCHEDULED to October 27, 2021 at the Board of Education Conference Room from 10:30 - 11:30
    La reunión del Grupo Asesor de Padres de Inglés como Segundo Idioma ha sido REPROGRAMADA para el 27 de octubre de 2021 en la Sala de Conferencias de la Junta de Educación de 10:30 a 11:30.
     
    RMS 2021-2022 Yearbook Sale -  Now through January 3rd, 2022. Purchase yours online today!  Simply visit the RMS Yearbook website, or go to www.yearbookforever.com and type Readington Middle School in the box under school name.  After clicking on Readington Middle School, click on “Buy Yearbook.” On this website, you have many exciting options to customize your yearbook! For example, you are then given the option to purchase different lines of text, images, icons, and a clear plastic cover to protect your yearbook.  For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Ms. Wagner at rmsyearbook@readington.k12.nj.us
     
    Winter Sports Forms - The deadline for registering for Winter Sports 2021 is Wednesday, November 3rd! The winter sports are basketball, cheer, & wrestling. Please visit the nurse's page to access the forms required. The first day for tryouts is Tuesday, November 16th!
     
    Enrichment Opportunities During the School Day - Explore the Enrichment website for all of the details.

    Social Media News - We post important information pertaining to updates about RMS so follow us on twitter @RMS_VIKINGS

    Bus Procedures - Just a gentle reminder that all students must wear masks on school busses and sit in their assigned seats.  

    YMCA Aftercare for Sports and Clubs  - The Readington Township School District is unable to accommodate a late bus for students who stay after school for clubs and sports. However, the YMCA offers aftercare for students until 6:00 P.M. The aftercare program for both RMS and HBS occurs in the HBS cafeteria. Parents may wish to enroll their child(ren) in the YMCA program during a sports season or club offering for regular, after school child care coverage. Membership and monthly fees may apply. Further, and separately, the YMCA is accommodating emergency/unexpected drop-ins from students attending clubs and/or sports. The attached letter contains further information on the distinction between these two options, and the requirement for each parent to complete a drop-in form in case an emergency circumstance arises. 

    Technology Committee Meeting - Monday, November 15 4:00 – 5:00pm - VIRTUAL via Google Meet: meet.google.com/hyc-ipok-bkt   You are cordially invited to attend our technology committee meeting Nov 15th 2021. This is an opportunity to learn about the various technologies our district utilizes to support the district's strategic curriculum objectives and initiatives. We will also have an open discussion on educational technology trends and topics of interest.  Please reach out to our technology coordinator Jim Belske jbelske@readington.k12.nj.us OR 908-386-2502 with any questions. 

    All Readington Students Free Breakfast and Free Lunch Program - Please click here for details. 

    Media Center News - Honor your incoming 6th grader with a book donated to the RMS Library Media Center in their name. We'll include a nameplate on the inside cover of the book proclaiming "I was here first!"  We will also include a star with their name  in the LMC--a lasting and visible tribute! It's easy!  Just visit the RMS Adopt-a-Book Wish List on Amazon to send a book directly to RMS.   Contact Mrs. Singer or view the webpage for more information.  PLEASE-include your child's name when the book is sent to Mrs. Singer, so that the book can honor the correct student. 

    Parents - Please view the applicable information below regarding your student's ELA class:

     

    READINGTON HSA NEWS
    Dine Around Today, 10/20 - Support some great local restaurants with take out or dine in meals while supporting the H.S.A.!  It is a win for our community.  Click here for details.  Participating restaurants are:

    Sorella’s Pizza and Pasta

    Giovanni’s Pizza and Pasta

    Platform One

    Dockside Market and Grill

    Invest In Your Child fundraiser - We have raised 70% of our goal of $16,000 with the Invest In Your Child fundraiser so far this year, but we need your help to reach 100% of our goal.  Want to know what your $45 donation per family is used to support in our schools?  Click here to find out.  Visit our PTBoard website to make your donation before October 31st and remember to request a company match!

     

     

    OCTOBER 13, 2021
    Homework Help - Great news! Readington Middle School will be offering free homework help beginning Monday, October 18, 2021. Your child may log on using a link provided on our website to meet with a teacher who can help complete the night’s homework.  The schedule and links will be posted on the school’s website homepage beginning on Monday. Sessions will begin at 4:00 pm and be available Monday through Wednesday each week.

    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the October Parent Calendar.  RMS October Spirit Days

    Important Health Office Information - Please read this important letter from our school nurses.

    Readington Substitute Job Fair – October 28 - The Readington Township School District is hosting a substitute job fair on Thursday, October 28. If you are interested in becoming a substitute (teacher, paraprofessional, secretary, or nurse), please join us.   For more information, please click here.  To set up an appointment, please call 908-534-2896.

    Readington Hiring School Bus Drivers at Substitute Job Fair – October 28 - The Readington Township School District is hiring school bus drivers. We will be conducting interviews at our substitute job fair on Thursday, October 28. If you are interested in becoming a school bus driver, please join us. For more information, please click here.  To set up an appointment, please call 908-534-2896.  

    Parent/Teacher Conference Information - Conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 1 (afternoon and evening), Tuesday, November 2 (afternoon) and Wednesday, November 3 (afternoon).  More detailed information will be available in the coming week.

    Grade 8 Philadelphia Trip Reminder - Friday, October 15 is the last day to register your child for our Philadelphia trip in May. As of this time, we have 130 out of 178 students registered, and we would love to have everyone attend. All registration and payment go directly through CTA, which is our service provider for the trip. Please see the information here.

    Social Media News - We post important information pertaining to updates about RMS so follow us on twitter @RMS_VIKINGS

    Bus Procedures - Just a gentle reminder that all students must wear masks on school busses and sit in their assigned seats.   

    Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) - SEPAG will hold their first meeting on October 21 at 6:30 pm. Anyone interested in special education is welcome!  For additional information or to join SEPAG please, email readingtontownshipsepag@gmail.com. The meeting will be virtual and the link will be posted on the district website.  
     
    English as a Second Language Parent Advisory Group - This group will have a meeting on October 22 at 10:00 am in the Board of Education Conference Room. Light refreshments will be served.  Join our ESL teachers as they present information about our ESL programs. For additional information, please contact Staci Beegle, Director of Pupil Services.
     
    YMCA Aftercare for Sports and Clubs - The Readington Township School District is unable to accommodate a late bus for students who stay after school for clubs and sports. However, the YMCA offers aftercare for students until 6:00 P.M. The aftercare program for both RMS and HBS occurs in the HBS cafeteria. Parents may wish to enroll their child(ren) in the YMCA program during a sports season or club offering for regular, after school child care coverage. Membership and monthly fees may apply. Further, and separately, the YMCA is accommodating emergency/unexpected drop-ins from students attending clubs and/or sports. The attached letter contains further information on the distinction between these two options, and the requirement for each parent to complete a drop-in form in case an emergency circumstance arises.

    Winter Sports Forms - are due to Health Office by Wednesday, November 3.  Please click this link for the details:  https://sites.google.com/readington.k12.nj.us/rms-health-office/athletics?authuser=0

    Interested in Joining the BOE's Green Committee? - Readington Township BOE has a long established history supporting sustainability and green initiatives. Four times a year, a BOE-established Green Committee meets to discuss how to improve the district's energy systems, promote sustainability, establish best practices, and celebrate student achievements in green initiatives. Meetings are typically held from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Members of the public and district staff are encouraged to participate. Our next meeting is October 14 to be held virtually. If you have interest in joining, please contact Jason M. Bohm at jbohm@readington.k12.nj.us or call 908-534-2885.

    All Readington Students Free Breakfast and Free Lunch Program - Please click here for details. 

    Media Center News - Honor your incoming 6th grader with a book donated to the RMS Library Media Center in their name. We'll include a nameplate on the inside cover of the book proclaiming "I was here first!"  We will also include a star with their name  in the LMC--a lasting and visible tribute! It's easy!  Just visit the RMS Adopt-a-Book Wish List on Amazon to send a book directly to RMS.   Contact Mrs. Singer or view the webpage for more information.  PLEASE-include your child's name when the book is sent to Mrs. Singer, so that the book can honor the correct student. 

    Parents - Please view the applicable information below regarding your student's ELA class:

     

    READINGTON HSA NEWS
    H.S.A. Business Meeting - Join us via Zoom for the first H.S.A. Business Meeting of the school year on Wednesday, October 13, beginning at 7 p.m.  Hear about all the wonderful activities going on at the schools as well as fundraising updates.  Reports will be shared by the Superintendent, Board of Education, Principals, and H.S.A. volunteers.  Click here for details.

    Invest in Your Child Fundraiser - The H.S.A.'s annual fundraiser which raises over 30% of our funds is underway.  Click here to go to our PTBoard site and donate $45 per family to support all of the wonderful events the H.S.A. sponsors to benefit our staff and students. 

    HSA Dine Around
    - Save the date, Readington H.S.A. Dine Around will be next Wednesday 10/20/21!! Save time that day – come out and support your local participating restaurants and the H.S.A. by going out or picking up dinner. See attached flyer for details.
     

     

    OCTOBER 6, 2021
    Grade 8 Philadelphia Trip Reminder - Please remember to register your student for the Philadelphia trip by October 15.  All registration and payment go directly through CTA, which is our service provider for the trip. 

    Schedule Reminder for Next Week -  Just a reminder that school is closed on Monday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 12 for Teacher In-Service Days

    Reminder - Morning Homework Room is available at 7am each day for drop off.

    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the October Parent Calendar.  RMS October Spirit Days and Week of Respect Days

    Bus Procedures - Just a gentle reminder that all students must wear masks on school busses and sit in their assigned seats.  

    Social Media News - We post important information pertaining to updates about RMS so follow us on twitter @RMS_VIKINGS

    Fire Prevention Month Event – October is Fire Prevention Month.  The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise fire safety awareness and help ensure your family and home are protected.  Please join the Readington Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, October 9 (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) for an Open House.  For more information, please click here.
     
    YMCA Aftercare for Sports and Clubs  - The Readington Township School District is unable to accommodate a late bus for students who stay after school for clubs and sports. However, the YMCA offers aftercare for students until 6:00 P.M. The aftercare program for both RMS and HBS occurs in the HBS cafeteria. Parents may wish to enroll their child(ren) in the YMCA program during a sports season or club offering for regular, after school child care coverage. Membership and monthly fees may apply. Further, and separately, the YMCA is accommodating emergency/unexpected drop-ins from students attending clubs and/or sports. The attached letter contains further information on the distinction between these two options, and the requirement for each parent to complete a drop-in form in case an emergency circumstance arises.
     
    Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) - SEPAG will hold their first meeting on October 21 at 6:30 pm. Anyone interested in special education is welcome!  For additional information or to join SEPAG please, email readingtontownshipsepag@gmail.com. The meeting will be virtual and the link will be posted on the district website.  
     
    English as a Second Language Parent Advisory Group - This group will have a meeting on October 22 at 10:00 am in the Board of Education Conference Room. Light refreshments will be served.  Join our ESL teachers as they present information about our ESL programs. For additional information, please contact Staci Beegle, Director of Pupil Services.

    Winter Sports Forms - are due to Health Office by Wednesday, November 3.  Please click this link for the details:  https://sites.google.com/readington.k12.nj.us/rms-health-office/athletics?authuser=0

    Interested in Joining the BOE's Green Committee? - Readington Township BOE has a long established history supporting sustainability and green initiatives. Four times a year, a BOE-established Green Committee meets to discuss how to improve the district's energy systems, promote sustainability, establish best practices, and celebrate student achievements in green initiatives. Meetings are typically held from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Members of the public and district staff are encouraged to participate. Our next meeting is October 14 to be held virtually. If you have interest in joining, please contact Jason M. Bohm at jbohm@readington.k12.nj.us or call 908-534-2885.

    All Readington Students Free Breakfast and Free Lunch Program - Please click here for details. 

    Media Center News - Honor your incoming 6th grader with a book donated to the RMS Library Media Center in their name. We'll include a nameplate on the inside cover of the book proclaiming "I was here first!"  We will also include a star with their name  in the LMC--a lasting and visible tribute! It's easy!  Just visit the RMS Adopt-a-Book Wish List on Amazon to send a book directly to RMS.   Contact Mrs. Singer or view the webpage for more information.  PLEASE-include your child's name when the book is sent to Mrs. Singer, so that the book can honor the correct student. 

    Parents - Please view the applicable information below regarding your student's ELA class:

     

    READINGTON HSA NEWS
    H.S.A. Business Meeting
    - Join us via Zoom for the first H.S.A. Business Meeting of the school year on Wednesday, October 13, beginning at 7 p.m.  Hear about all the wonderful activities going on at the schools as well as fundraising updates.  Reports will be shared by the Superintendent, Board of Education, Principals, and H.S.A. volunteers.  Click here for details.

    Clothing and Used Items Drive - Save the date and start getting your donations together!  The H.S.A. will have a clothing drive from October 1 - 8th.  Click here for information on which donations are accepted.  We could also use some volunteers to help load the truck on Oct 8 around 4 p.m.  Contact Hannah Breslin at hannah53rene@gmail.com to volunteer. 
     
    Invest in Your Child Fundraiser - The H.S.A.'s annual fundraiser which raises over 30% of our funds is underway.  Click here to go to our PTBoard site and donate $45 per family to support all of the wonderful events the H.S.A. sponsors to benefit our staff and students.