DECEMBER


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    December 22, 2021
    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the January Parent Calendar.  RMS January Spirit Day

    Schedule Reminder for Thursday, December 23Tomorrow is an Early Dismissal Day - no breakfast or lunch will be served.

    IMPORTANT REMINDER - Online Homework Help is canceled for today.  Session will resume on January 3.

    Important - Parent Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures - Our top priority is the safety of our staff, students, parents, and visitors.  To this end, our school has put procedures in place for student drop off and pick-up at Readington Middle School.  Unfortunately, we have been hearing of more incidents of people not following the directions.  We understand that you may be in a hurry, but safety comes first.  Please do not go around other cars or move cones.   Be patient and wait in line until it is time for you to move. You should not be backing up to "get out".  Students are getting in and out of cars, and we do not want them to be struck by a vehicle.  Thank you for your cooperation.

    Reporting an Absence - We have added a new button to our RMS website called "Report an Absence".  Please take some time to click on the Report an Absence Button and review the information.  We have added a new feature that will allow you to email us regarding your child's absence and also explain what information is needed in regards to reporting your child absent.  We hope you find this information helpful.

    Important Athletic Announcement - Please come out to support the Readington Athletic Booster Club's Dine Around on Thursday, December 23 at The Rail.  This fundraiser will take place for the entire day, so stop by at any point to grab a bite to eat!  Go Vikings!

    Attention 7th Grade Parents - Scoliosis screening will take place in December.  Click here to read the screening letter.

    Board Member Vacancy / Seeking Interested Candidates - At its December 14th board meeting, the Board of Education accepted a resignation of a Board Member creating a vacancy for the 2022 calendar year. The Board of Education is seeking a township resident to fill a one-year seat. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Jason M. Bohm, Board Secretary, on or before Monday, January 10, 2022. Please see the attached press release for further information. Mr. Bohm's contact information is jbohm@readington.k12.nj.us and 908-534-2885.

    Water Testing Information - Please click here to review this information.

    Idling of Vehicles During Winter Months - 
    With the winter months fast approaching and temperatures dropping, this is a friendly reminder to please not idle your vehicle. District policy 7471 states that "unnecessary vehicle idling increases pollution which contributes to adverse effects on the environment and the health of individuals". It is the district's goal to keep students and staff healthy, as well as be mindful of sustainability, so we sincerely appreciate your cooperation.
     
    RMS 2021-2022 Yearbook and 8th Grade Ad Sale - Sale is taking place now through January 3rd, 2022. Purchase your yearbook and/or 8th grade ad online today! Simply visit the RMS Yearbook Club website, or go to www.yearbookforever.com.  For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Ms. Wagner at rmsyearbook@readington.k12.nj.us

    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.  

    Prevention Education Programs
     – The Readington Township Schools are in partnership with Hunterdon Prevention Resources. They offer a wide variety of parent prevention education resources. For more information, please click here.  You can also follow them on social media via the following links:

    Prevention Resources Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/NJPrevent/

    Safe Communities Coalition Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/SafeCommunitiesCoalition

     HCYC Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/HCYCoalition

     Drug-Free Task Force Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/hunterdondrugfree

    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. 

    i-Ready Diagnostic 2 - Students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade will be taking the second i-Ready Math Diagnostic within the next several weeks. Your child's teacher will provide you with the specific dates for their class. Please click here for additional information including a short video on how to support your child. 

    Inquisitive Learning - Please click here to review this month's inquisitive learning information.

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

     

     

     

    December 15, 2021 
    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the December Parent Calendar.  RMS December Spirit Day

    Important Message for Parents/Guardians and Students - Please read these important after school reminders.

    Reporting an Absence - We have added a new button to our RMS website called "Report an Absence".  Please take some time to click on the Report an Absence Button and review the information.  We have added a new feature that will allow you to email us regarding your child's absence and also explain what information is needed in regards to reporting your child absent.  We hope you find this information helpful.

    RMS Winter Concert Information - Please join us for our RMS Winter Choral Concert scheduled for Thrusday, December 16 at 7pm at RMS.

    Attention 7th Grade Parents - Scoliosis screening will take place in December.  Click here to read the screening letter.

    Important Athletic Announcement - Please come out to support the Readington Athletic Booster Club's Dine Around on Thursday, December 23 at The Rail.  This fundraiser will take place for the entire day, so stop by at any point to grab a bite to eat!  Go Vikings!

    Idling of Vehicles During Winter Months - With the winter months fast approaching and temperatures dropping, this is a friendly reminder to please not idle your vehicle. District policy 7471 states that "unnecessary vehicle idling increases pollution which contributes to adverse effects on the environment and the health of individuals". It is the district's goal to keep students and staff healthy, as well as be mindful of sustainability, so we sincerely appreciate your cooperation.

    RMS 2021-2022 Yearbook and 8th Grade Ad Sale - Sale is taking place now through January 3rd, 2022. Purchase your yearbook and/or 8th grade ad online today! Simply visit the RMS Yearbook Club website, or go to www.yearbookforever.com.  For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Ms. Wagner at rmsyearbook@readington.k12.nj.us

    Vacant Maintenance Position - Seeking Qualified Applicants - The Readington Twp. Board of Education has a maintenance position opening in its Facilities Department. It is a 12-month salaried position with a pension and benefits. The position has great work hours and a team to work with. If you are interested or know of anyone interested, please have them apply directly on our website! We are open to training the right person as well.

    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.  

    Prevention Education Programs – The Readington Township Schools are in partnership with Hunterdon Prevention Resources. They offer a wide variety of parent prevention education resources. For more information, please click here.  You can also follow them on social media via the following links:

    Prevention Resources Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/NJPrevent/

    Safe Communities Coalition Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/SafeCommunitiesCoalition

     HCYC Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/HCYCoalition

     Drug-Free Task Force Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/hunterdondrugfree

    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. 

    i-Ready Diagnostic 2 - Students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade will be taking the second i-Ready Math Diagnostic within the next several weeks. Your child's teacher will provide you with the specific dates for their class. Please click here for additional information including a short video on how to support your child. 

    Inquisitive Learning - Please click here to review this month's inquisitive learning information.

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

     

    Readington HSA News
    FPAC Winter Concerts Candy Grams - The Fine and Performing Arts Committee (a committee of the Readington HSA) will be selling Candy Grams for $5 each at the winter concerts at HBS and RMS this year.  The Candy Gram will be given to the students after the concert.  It will consist of a festive bag filled with candy and a bell necklace.  You can also provide a word of encouragement to your child which will be attached to the bag.  Please fill out one form for each child. CANDY GRAM ORDER FORM.  This fundraiser will help support programs for the fine and performing arts in our district.  Thank you for your support! 

     

     

    December 8, 2021
    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the December Parent Calendar.  RMS December Spirit Day

    After School Homework Room Change - Please be advised that there will be NO after school homework room on Monday, December 13.  Students should plan to go home after school.  Homework room will resume on Tuesday, December 14.

    Important Message for Parents/Guardians and Students - Please read these important after school reminders.

    Reporting an Absence - We have added a new button to our RMS website called "Report an Absence".  Please take some time to click on the Report an Absence Button and review the information.  We have added a new feature that will allow you to email us regarding your child's absence and also explain what information is needed in regards to reporting your child absent.  We hope you find this information helpful.

    RMS Winter Concert Information - Please join us for our RMS Winter Concerts scheduled as follows:

    • Thursday, December 9 at 7pm at RMS - Instrumental Concert will include 6th and 7th Grade Bands, 6th Grade Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
    • Thursday, December 16 at 7pm at RMS - Choral Concert


    RMS Chef Days
    -  On Monday, December 6, RMS enjoyed a Chef Day, sponsored by Maschio's Food Service.  Please click this link for further informtion about this event and our next Chef Day on Tuesday, December 14 - Pizza Day: RMS Chef Day.  Please click here to see the flyer about the December 14th event.  Given this event, the revised RMS Lunch Menu can be viewed here:  https://readington.nutrislice.com/menu/readington-middle-school/lunch/2021-12-02

    Attention 7th Grade Parents - Scoliosis screening will take place in December.  Click here to read the screening letter.

    Idling of Vehicles During Winter Months - With the winter months fast approaching and temperatures dropping, this is a friendly reminder to please not idle your vehicle. District policy 7471 states that "unnecessary vehicle idling increases pollution which contributes to adverse effects on the environment and the health of individuals". It is the district's goal to keep students and staff healthy, as well as be mindful of sustainability, so we sincerely appreciate your cooperation.

    RMS 2021-2022 Yearbook and 8th Grade Ad Sale - Sale is taking place now through January 3rd, 2022. Purchase your yearbook and/or 8th grade ad online today! Simply visit the RMS Yearbook Club website, or go to www.yearbookforever.com.  For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Ms. Wagner at rmsyearbook@readington.k12.nj.us

    Vacant Maintenance Position - Seeking Qualified Applicants - The Readington Twp. Board of Education has a maintenance position opening in its Facilities Department. It is a 12-month salaried position with a pension and benefits. The position has great work hours and a team to work with. If you are interested or know of anyone interested, please have them apply directly on our website! We are open to training the right person as well.

    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.  

    Prevention Education Programs – The Readington Township Schools are in partnership with Hunterdon Prevention Resources. They offer a wide variety of parent prevention education resources. For more information, please click here.  You can also follow them on social media via the following links:

    Prevention Resources Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/NJPrevent/

    Safe Communities Coalition Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/SafeCommunitiesCoalition

     HCYC Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/HCYCoalition

     Drug-Free Task Force Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/hunterdondrugfree

    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. 

    Vaccine Information for Children Ages 5-11 - There are several avenues parents can take in locating a vaccine for your child.  This is simply informational for parents, should you need guidance in finding a vaccine.  First, contact your pediatrician.  Our understanding is that many pediatrician offices are offering clinics for children.  If they are not, they may also have information to share with you regarding other locations where the COVID vaccine is available for children.  Second, the Hunterdon County Department of Health has created a vaccine availability website.  Use this website to make an appointment through the HCDOH.  Finally, the local Walgreens pharmacy on Route 22 in Whitehouse Station is offering the pediatric vaccine.  You can search and make an appointment via the COVID Vaccine Finder website.

    The Supply Chain’s Impact On Our School Lunch Menu - Similar to other industries, the district’s cafeteria vendor, Maschio’s Food Services, Inc., has been impacted detrimentally by supply chain shortages and challenges in the labor market. This informational video highlights how the pandemic impacted the district’s food service operation, and how Maschio’s Food Services, Inc. is doing their best to overcome the obstacles to provide nutritious meals to students.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the district’s food service operation, please refer to this helpful FAQ for the best contact to gain further assistance.

    Inquisitive Learning - Please click here to review this month's inquisitive learning information.

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

     

    Readington HSA News
    FPAC Winter Concerts Candy Grams - The Fine and Performing Arts Committee (a committee of the Readington HSA) will be selling Candy Grams for $5 each at the winter concerts at HBS and RMS this year.  The Candy Gram will be given to the students after the concert.  It will consist of a festive bag filled with candy and a bell necklace.  You can also provide a word of encouragement to your child which will be attached to the bag.  Please fill out one form for each child. CANDY GRAM ORDER FORM.  This fundraiser will help support programs for the fine and performing arts in our district.  Thank you for your support! 

    Cook’s Night Off!!! - Take some time off from cooking during the month of December with one (or BOTH) of our Cook’s Night Off take-out events!

    *Choose from 8 mouthwatering options from Stanton Italian Table to pick up at the location of your choice!  All you’ll need to do is bring home your meal(s) and follow the directions to heat up and serve!
    *Buy extra and freeze for later!
    *Each meal is $40 and serves 4-5 people
    *Pick up locations 12/8: HBS and 12/15: TBS OR WHS
    *Contactless pick up between 4:00pm-6:00pm

    To place your order, click here: https://www.stantonitaliantable.com/fundraisers/

     

     

    December 1, 2021
    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the December Parent Calendar.  RMS December Spirit Days

    Winter Athletics - The Spirit Wear sale has been extended! This is a great way to show your support for RMS Basketball, Cheer, or Wrestling. Just click this link! The deadline is now Thursday, December 2! Order today because you do not want to miss out!

    RMS Winter Concert Information - Please join us for our RMS Winter Concerts scheduled as follows:

    • Tuesday, December 7 at 7pm at RMS - Instrumental Concert will include 7th and 8th Grade Orchestras, 8th Grade Band and Pops Orchestra
    • Thursday, December 9 at 7pm at RMS - Instrumental Concert will include 6th and 7th Grade Bands, 6th Grade Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
    • Thursday, December 16 at 7pm at RMS - Choral Concert

    Attention 7th Grade Parents - Scoliosis screening will take place in December.  Click here to read the screening letter.

    Idling of Vehicles During Winter Months - With the winter months fast approaching and temperatures dropping, this is a friendly reminder to please not idle your vehicle. District policy 7471 states that "unnecessary vehicle idling increases pollution which contributes to adverse effects on the environment and the health of individuals". It is the district's goal to keep students and staff healthy, as well as be mindful of sustainability, so we sincerely appreciate your cooperation.

    Vacant Maintenance Position - Seeking Qualified Applicants - The Readington Twp. Board of Education has a maintenance position opening in its Facilities Department. It is a 12-month salaried position with a pension and benefits. The position has great work hours and a team to work with. If you are interested or know of anyone interested, please have them apply directly on our website! We are open to training the right person as well.

    Parent/Guardian of Special Education Students - IEP's and Progress Reports are available on the Parent Portal in Genesis.  To view them, please go to the bottom of the Parent Portal Summary Page and click on the "View Special Ed Documents" button.  Then click "OK" in the pop up box to access the students documents.

    Prevention Education Programs – The Readington Township Schools are in partnership with Hunterdon Prevention Resources. They offer a wide variety of parent prevention education resources. For more information, please click here.  You can also follow them on social media via the following links:

    Prevention Resources Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/NJPrevent/

    Safe Communities Coalition Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/SafeCommunitiesCoalition

     HCYC Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/HCYCoalition

     Drug-Free Task Force Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/hunterdondrugfree

    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

    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. 

    Vaccine Information for Children Ages 5-11 - There are several avenues parents can take in locating a vaccine for your child.  This is simply informational for parents, should you need guidance in finding a vaccine.  First, contact your pediatrician.  Our understanding is that many pediatrician offices are offering clinics for children.  If they are not, they may also have information to share with you regarding other locations where the COVID vaccine is available for children.  Second, the Hunterdon County Department of Health has created a vaccine availability website.  Use this website to make an appointment through the HCDOH.  Finally, the local Walgreens pharmacy on Route 22 in Whitehouse Station is offering the pediatric vaccine.  You can search and make an appointment via the COVID Vaccine Finder website.

    The Supply Chain’s Impact On Our School Lunch Menu - Similar to other industries, the district’s cafeteria vendor, Maschio’s Food Services, Inc., has been impacted detrimentally by supply chain shortages and challenges in the labor market. This informational video highlights how the pandemic impacted the district’s food service operation, and how Maschio’s Food Services, Inc. is doing their best to overcome the obstacles to provide nutritious meals to students.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the district’s food service operation, please refer to this helpful FAQ for the best contact to gain further assistance.

    Inquisitive Learning - Please click here to review this month's inquisitive learning information.

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

     

    Readington HSA News
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    The Winter Shoppe is in progress at RMS!!! - It will be here through Friday 12/3!  Students will be able to shop for their loved ones during lunch and academic support on those days.  A flyer with more information and an envelope are going home with each student so they can plan.  Only cash is accepted for the Winter Shoppe.  We are looking for volunteers to help set up, assist students and be cashiers.  Please visit https://signup.com/go/PxvWqHu to see opportunities to sign up and help out!  Please remember that masks are mandatory in the school at all times while volunteering.  Thank you for volunteering your time!  If you have any questions, please contact RMS Winter Shoppe Chairs, Christine Dudley and Nicole Lepinski at nicolelepinski@gmail.com.

    FPAC Winter Concerts Candy Grams - The Fine and Performing Arts Committee (a committee of the Readington HSA) will be selling Candy Grams for $5 each at the winter concerts at HBS and RMS this year.  The Candy Gram will be given to the students after the concert.  It will consist of a festive bag filled with candy and a bell necklace.  You can also provide a word of encouragement to your child which will be attached to the bag.  Please fill out one form for each child. CANDY GRAM ORDER FORM.  This fundraiser will help support programs for the fine and performing arts in our district.  Thank you for your support! 

    Cook’s Night Off!!! - Take some time off from cooking during the month of December with one (or BOTH) of our Cook’s Night Off take-out events!

    *Choose from 8 mouthwatering options from Stanton Italian Table to pick up at the location of your choice!  All you’ll need to do is bring home your meal(s) and follow the directions to heat up and serve!
    *Buy extra and freeze for later!
    *Each meal is $40 and serves 4-5 people
    *Pick up locations 12/8: HBS and 12/15: TBS OR WHS
    *Contactless pick up between 4:00pm-6:00pm

    To place your order, click here: https://www.stantonitaliantable.com/fundraisers/