Caring & Social Awareness
12/6 - I encourage myself and others
12/13- I am loyal
12/20 - I am thoughtfulNotice from the Principal - Enjoy your holiday break. Click HereWater Testing Notice - Click here for more information.HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE H.S.A. - Families, we want to extend our warmest holiday wishes and hopes for a happy & healthy 2022. The past year has seen many challenges, but through it all, you have shown your support for the H.S.A. and willingness to help make things special for our school community. We are looking forward to the new year ahead and we know you will continue to help us fill the pages of the next chapter with all things wonderful for our HBS Bobcats and amazing teachers and staff. "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." Happiest of holidays and all the very best to you and your families in the coming year! Jessica Lestuk & Lijing Cobb, your H.S.A. VPsAttention 5th Grade Parents - Mrs. Sivo and Mrs. Pauley will be teaching 5th grade students the Aevidum curriculum in health beginning the week of January 10. Aevidum is used throughout the country in support of social emotional development and helps students accept, appreciate, and encourage one another, especially during difficult emotional times; in fact the work Aevidum means "I've got your back." Please read this parent letter for more information. You can also find out more about the program and its history at Aevidum.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.org and 908-534-2885.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.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: 10455522Prevention 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.
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.
Early Dismissal - Thursday, December 23 - Winter Break
School Closed - Friday, December 24 thru Friday, December 31. Classes resume Monday, January 3.