• Holland Brook

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    Happy Thanksgiving Holiday! 


    Caring & Social Awareness

    11/1 -  I am mindful of myself and others

    11/8  -  I honor myself and others

    11/15 - I am considerate

    11/22 - I am thankful

    11/29 - I have compassion for myself and others


    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.

    Winter Shoppe - The HBS Winter Shoppe will be taking place on November 29th through December 1st! The Winter Shoppe provides a fun and safe place for your children to buy gifts for family.  Please review the money envelope that was sent home with your child and send the envelope back for their shopping day. If you send your child with a check, please make sure it’s made payable to Readington HSA. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jessica Lestuk at jlestuk@gmail.com.



    Winter Shoppe Schedule      
    Hours Monday
    November 29
    November 30
    December 1
    8:15 - 8:45  Vance Krayem Johnson
    8:45 - 9:15   Haberkern Van Eck Riess
    9:15 - 9:45  Buelow Padavano Makeups
    9:45 - 10:15  Patterson Higdon Makeups
    10:15 - 10:45   DiGregorio Makeups
    12:15 - 12:45     Closed
    12:45 - 1:15  Patrick Noonan Closed
    1:15 - 1:45  Gass Neuberger Closed

    Happy Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude. Without your support, we could not do what we do as H.S.A. VPs at HBS.  We have the most amazing staff and families in our HBS family and we’re fortunate to be part of this school community.  We would like to take this opportunity to give thanks with grateful hearts for your support & kindness.  Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. ~Jessica Lestuk & Lijing Cobb 

    Cook’s Night Out! - Take some time off from booking during the month of December with one (or BOTH) of our Cook’s Night Off take-out events!  Chose from 8 mouthwatering options from Stanton Italian Table to pick up at the school location of your choice.  All you need to do is bring home your meal(s) and follow the directions to heat up and serve.  Each meal is $40 and serves 4-5 people.  Pick up locations, 12/8: HBS and 12/15: TBS or WHS.  Contactless pickup between 4:00pm-6:00pm.  

    To place your order, click here:


    Amazon Smile - The holiday season is fast approaching!! That means we may need to do some extra shopping!  Amazon Smile is an easy way to support our schools at no cost to you.  Whenever you shop on Amazon go to http://www.smile.amazon.com. you'll find the same items at the same prices, but you will see items marked "Eligible for Amazon Smile donation" on the product detail page.  A portion of the purchase price will be donated back to our schools for those items.  The first time you visit Amazon Smile, you will choose Readington Home School Association.  Amazon Smile will remember your selection so every purchase you make at http://www.smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

    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.

    Attention Fifth Grades Parents - Click here for a message from the Health Office regarding scoliosis screening.

    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

    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

    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.

    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!

    Special Education Parent Advisory Group Meeting (SEPAG) on December 2 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  The topic of discussion will be "Social Connections". Please Click here to join us.

    Yearbook Cover Contest - the Yearbook Club is excited to announce we are accepting entries for our annual yearbook cover contest.  Please be sure to read the directions prior to submitting your drawing.  Any entries that do not follow the guidelines will be disqualified.  In addition, please use the attached paper template to complete your drawing.  All entries are due by Friday, December 10.  Click here for contest guidelines.  Click here for the drawing template.  Good luck and have fun creating!

    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.

    Permanant Menu Change - Pizza day will now be on Thursday, not Friday.  The online menu has been updated. Click this link for the HBS lunch menu - https://readington.nutrislice.com/menu/holland-brook/lunch/2021-11-01

    End of Marking Period - Tuesday, November 16

    Report Cards - go live through the Genesis parent portal Wednesday, November 24 after 1:00 pm

    Early Dismissal - Wednesday, November 24 - Thanksgiving Recess

    School Closed - Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Recess


    Past Notices

    Virtual Homework Room - HBS is offering a daily Virtual Homework Room (Monday-Thursday). Click here for full details.
    Notice from the Guidance Office - Parents are invited to schedule a time to meet with Mrs. Pauley during conferences next week. You are welcome to meet if you have any questions, concerns or are in need of resources. Please use this Google calendar link to select a 20 minute time period; add your name and location - in person or virtual. If you want a virtual conference I will send a google meet link. 
    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.



Last Modified on November 29, 2021