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    Respect & Self Awareness

    9/8 - I respect myself

    9/13 - I respect others

    9/20 - I am friendly

    9/27- I am honest with myself and others

     

    Readington schools will again be hosting the Child Assault Prevention program in October.  HBS students will participate in homerooms October 19-21. Parents are invited to attend a virtual parent program. More information can be found here. The CAP Program aims to prevent child assault by teaching children to recognize and deal with potentially dangerous situations, and by training teachers and parents to help prevent the victimization of children. 
     
    Destination Imagination Important Information - Destination Imagination (DI) is seeking 14 creative, spontaneous performers who can work well with a team! Teams work together from November until May on Improvisational Skills, then attend the NJ DI state tournament at the end of March to show off their teamwork and creativity.
     
    Timeline:
    • Student Interest Meetings - Thursday and Friday in school
    • Mandatory Parent Info Meeting - virtually, Monday, Oct 4th @ 7pm - must attend to have child try out
    • Student Tryouts: Monday, Oct 18th from dismissal to 4pm, Monday Oct 25th (if needed) from dismissal to 4pm
    • Please read the following information letter and return the permission slip by October 8th for your child to attend DI Tryout Info and Permission Slip

    Superintendent Coffee Chat – October 5 - Please join Dr. Hart for the first Coffee Chat of the 2021-2022 school year on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00 pm via Google Meet, please click here.  Conversation Topic: Welcome to New Families.  For more information, please click here.

    2021-2022 Yearbook Sale: Yearbooks can be purchased from the Lifetouch NOW ! The final day of the sale will be Friday, April 15, 2022.  The cost is $23.00.  Don’t delay, order yours today as there will NOT be extras to purchase in June. Website: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/  Yearbook ID: 10455522

    Does your student like to sing? If they do, they should be a part of the HBS Chorus and we’d love to have you! Check out the information on my page and sign up here
     
    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.

    Job Opportunities - Maschio's Food Services - Click here for details.

    Attention Grade 4 Parents - a permission slip with details of the upcoming field trips to the Raritan River have been sent via backpack mail.  Please return payment by September 20. Click here for a copy.

    District Lunch Program - Message from the Board of Education - Click here for details.

    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.  In order to do this, please visit the YMCA website which is also posted on each school website under the "Parents" tab. Further, the YMCA does accommodate emergency/unexpected drop-ins from students attending clubs and/or sports and whose parents may be running late. The YMCA Drop-in Form for this scenario will be provided to your child once his/her club or sport has begun.  This will ensure the YMCA can accept your child on this emergency, unexpected basis.  

    Beginning Instrumental Music Enrollment - is NOW:  Deadline - October 4 - Enroll online by visiting HBS Instrumental Music Webpage  The deadline for enrolling in the HBS beginning instrumental music program is Monday, October 4.  Lessons will begin the week of October 18-22.  After signing up, Mrs. Dribbon (band instruments) or Mr. Hasselbring (orchestra instruments) will contact you directly to confirm your instrument choice and provide you with further information about scheduling and other details.

    Virtual Title I Annual Meeting - September 20 - Click here for details.

    HCRHS Football Game Visitor Procedures – Hunterdon Central has released procedures for all fans planning to attend HCRHS football games for the 2021-2022 season.  To access, please click here.

    Hunterdon Healthcare SBYSP – Helping Anxious Teens: A Parent’s Guide – September 27 - Hunterdon Central Regional High School is hosting a program on Helping Anxious Teens: A Parent’s Guide presented by Hunterdon Healthcare Behavioral Health and School Based Youth Services. For more information, please click here. The program will be held on Monday, September 27 at 6:00 – 7:30 pm via the following Zoom Link:  https://zoom.us/j/998683552250.  

    Start Strong Fall State Testing - Grades Fourth through Eighth and New Jersey Student Learning Assessment Spring: Grades Third through Eighth. Please Click Here for additional information.
     
    FEMA Assistance – Please see the attached documents for information on how New Jersey residents living in Hunterdon County (and, Bergen/Gloucester/Middlesex/Passaic/Somerset) can apply for FEMA assistance.  To access the information on the application process, please click here.  For FEMA Flyer – Help After a Disaster, please click here.  For FEMA Fact Sheet - Individuals Program information, please click here.  For FEMA Fact Sheet – Households information, please click here.
     
    Vocabulary and Language Enhancement (VALE) Program - Click Here for details of the district's new supplementary literacy program.

    i-Ready Math Diagnostic - Please click here to read a message regarding the administration of this K-8 assessment. 

    Superintendent Welcome Back – Please click here to view Dr. Hart’s welcome back letter to parents.  To view the letter in Spanish, please click here.

    HBS Welcome Back Letter - Click here for important school opening annoucements and requirements.

    IMPORTANT Parent Drop Off and Pick Up InstructionsClick here

    Chromebook/iPad Technology Fee Payment (required for all students)Please follow these steps HERE to pay the required annual Technology Fee online or to send in a check. This step was unintentionally omitted from the Student Network Use Agreement form in Genesis. You will be prompted to acknowledge the Technology Fee form the next time you log into Genesis. Thank you for your support towards our student technology initiatives.

    School Bus Safety – Please click here to view important information regarding school bus safety. This information is for all parents and community members driving/sharing the roads with our school buses.

    All Readington Students Free Breakfast Free Lunch Program – Free breakfast and free lunch will be provided to all Readington students during the 2021-2022 school year.  Please click here for details.  Please click here for the details – Spanish version.

    Open House - Thursday, September 2 - 2:00-3:00 pm

    School Closed - Friday, September 3

    School Closed - Monday, September 6 - Labor Day

    School Closed - Tuesday, September 7 - Rosh Hashanah

    First Day of School for Students - Wednesday, September 8

    Lifetouch School Fall Portraits - Monday, September 13. Makeup date will be announced.

    School Closed - Thursday, September 16 - Yom Kippur

    HBS Book Fair - Monday, September 20 - Friday, September 24

    Back to School Night - Thursday, September 23. Click here for schedule and details for Back to School Night.

    Book Fair Family Night - Thursday, September 23, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

     

    From the H.S.A. 

     
    HBS Pumpkin Bash Registration
    We are getting ready for some Halloween fun over at HBS.  On Friday, October 15th the H.S.A. is hosting an outdoor Pumpkin Bash with tons of Halloween fun in the works for our HBS families.  The evening will be filled with pumpkin carving (with prizes awarded!), fall photo set up-so you could snap pictures of your child(ren) with their carved creations, goody bags filled with Halloween treats and more!  This event is a family event (not drop off) and will be 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  Cost is $8.00 for the first pumpkin and $6.00 for each additional pumpkin.  It's going to be a SPOOKTACULAR event and we hope to see you there.  Click the link to register.  HBS Pumpkin Bash Registration
    If you would like to help with donations for the event, please check out our Amazon Wish List: Pumpkin Bash Wish List
      
    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.
      
    Clothing and Used Items Drive —Starts Friday!
    The H.S.A. will have a clothing drive from October 1 - 8th.  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. Click here for information on which donations are accepted.  
      
    Shopping through Amazon?  
    Use Amazon Smile and choose the Readington H.S.A. as your charity, and we will receive a donation from Amazon of 0.5% of your purchase.
Last Modified on May 11, 2022