• Holland Brook

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    Citizenship & Relationship Skills

    1/3 - I respect the rights of others

    1/10 - I include others

    1/17- I am fair and just

    1/24- I am patient with myself and others

    1/31I choose to cooperate

     

    New Procedures for Quarantine/Positive Students - Starting Monday, January 31, the teachers will no longer have their cameras on for hybrid instruction.  If your child is identified as a close contact or tests positive for COVID, he/she will receive an email containing detailed information about their schedule and the quarantine links.  Thank you for your cooperation through this challenging time.

    Reminder - Reporting COVID Form Available - Please use this new procedure to report your child's COVID information to our school nurses. Click here for the reporting form.

    Virtual Homework Help – Virtual homework help is available for all students.  Any child may log in for assistance.  If your child has any questions or needs assistance, please have them talk to their teacher.

    Digital Citizenship Presentation for Parents – If you were unable to join us for our January Parent Academy, please click here to view our presentation on Digital Citizenship.  This topic is one all parents will find very informative on how to help our children navigate the digital world they live in at both school and at home.

    Superintendent Coffee Chat – Wednesday, February 2 - Please join Dr. Hart for our third Superintendent Coffee Chat of the 2021-2022 school year on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. virtually via Google Meet. The topic of conversation will be the 2022-2023 Budget Preparations. Please RSVP to:  Please RSVP to: rsvp@readington.k12.nj.us. For more information, please click here

    Kindergarten Pre-Registration – Thursday, February 24 and Friday, February 25 - The Readington Township School District is currently conducting Full-Day Kindergarten and First Grade pre-registration for the 2022-2023 school year.  If your child will be attending kindergarten or entering first grade from a private kindergarten in fall 2022, please call either Three Bridges School at 908-782-2141 or Whitehouse School at 908-534-4411 to pre-register.  To access the pre-registration form, please click here.  Please pre-register and attend the in-person registration days at either Three Bridges School or Whitehouse School on Thursday, February 24, 2022 and Friday, February 25, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  For more information, please click here

    Prevention Resources Video - The Readington Township School District is fortunate to have partnered with Hunterdon Prevention Resources to provide parents with public service announcements about topics related to drugs and alcohol in our county.  They are preparing short videos to educate parents on these timely issues. The first video is attached below.  Watch this 2 ½ minute video about Delta-8 THC to learn what it is, why it’s legally sold in New Jersey, how it can affect youth, and how you can protect the youth in your life from this psychoactive substance.  To access the video, please click here.

    HBS Food Service - The Readington Township Board of Education is very appreciative of HBS’s cafeteria manager Kelly Young and her staff for all their hard work and dedication to providing healthy and nutritious meals to our students. Maschio’s is pleased to announce the offering of Jersey Fresh produce. This month’s offerings, which will be featured on the school’s menu starting January 27th, will include apple varieties (Fuji, Ambrosia, and Suncrisp) from Phillips Farm located in Milford.

    Maschio’s has immediate openings for food service staff.  If you or anyone you know is interested, apply directly by visiting Maschio’s website at https://maschiofood.com/work-for-maschios/ 

    Open Positions - H.S.A. Executive Committee - Consider becoming a part of the Readington H.S.A.! The H.S.A. is seeking volunteers for the following positions: President, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, RMS VP (1 opening), WHS VP (2 openings), and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator (1 opening). If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Lindsay Salaj - lindsaysalaj18@gmail.com

    Yearbook Shoutouts On Sale - the Holland Brook Yearbook Club will be selling shoutouts that will appear in the 2021-2022 yearbook.  This is a great opportunity to wish your child luck in their upcoming endeavors or to remember a special event of the year.  The cost is $3 per shoutout.  The last day to order is February 25, 2022
     
    Shoutouts can be purchased at:  https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob
    Yearbook Job: 10455522
    Click on Purchase an Advertisement for My Student
     

    After you pay, you will receive an email from Lifetouch to complete your shoutout.  Type your shoutout exactly as you would like it to appear in the yearbook, making sure you adjust the font and size so it fits in the box provided. A sample Shout Out: Fred Smith, Good luck in 6th grade next year!  Love, Mom & Dad.  Please email Mrs. DiGregorio at cdigregorio@readington.k12.nj.us with any questions.

    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

    The HBS Instrumental Music Program had a successful start-up for the 2021-2022 school year.  Second year players began lessons this year during the last week of September.  In addition, we welcomed many new musicians in both 4th and 5th grades into our program in October.  In lieu of our traditional Instrument Petting Zoo, recruitment efforts included an instrument demonstration by the staff and a video created by the middle school Tri-M Music Honor Society students.  There are 74 new band students and 41 new orchestra students.  We are thrilled at these large numbers of incoming students and hope to restore the program to its pre-pandemic levels over the next few years.  The 2nd year students enjoyed their first performance in December at the winter concert. We are looking forward to having both the 2nd year and 1st year students present a spring concert in May.

    The HBS Chorus has also been in full swing with our members. Through a recruitment video of former chorus members sharing their experiences being a part of the HBS Chorus, we have gained double the amount we had last year online.  This spring, we are extremely excited to be performing at the Somerset Patriots Baseball Stadium with Readington Rhapsody from RMS.  This collaboration will be in addition to the Spring Concert in May!

    In our general music classes, students at HBS have been creating music online using different types of technology.  Recently, we have begun using a software called “Flat”, where students can create their own music with different sounds and other musical effects. Students can then practice and play their creations on xylophones and be able to share their musical compositions with the class!

    As we continue to follow CDC guidelines, our “new normal” requires that students remain masked and utilize the instrument PPE.  They are spaced apart and when the weather is appropriate, lessons/rehearsals take place outside.We are so happy to see so many students participating in our HBS music program and bringing live music back to our school and community once again.

    Diagnostic 2 Results: Please click here for information on how to view your child's results on the second Math Diagnostic.

    i-Ready Diagnostic - an adaptive reading assessment.  Click here for more information. 

    Attention 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
     
    RESCHEDULED - Lifetouch Club Pictures - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16. There will not be a makeup date.
     
    ENDS FRIDAY - H.S.A. Winter Clothing Drive - Clean out your closets and donate your used items to the H.S.A.'s Clothing Drive from January 21st to the 28th.  Blue tarps will be out at TBS, WHS, and RMS for your donations.  Please make sure all donations are placed in plastic bags and tied closed.  Donations that get wet can not be accepted. Click here for more information.
     
    End of Marking Period 2 - Monday, January 31
     
    Summer Enrichment Registration Opens Next Week - Making plans for summer already?  Let us help you!  We are offering half and full day Enrichment Programs for grades 1 - 6. July 25-28, Aug 1-4.  STEM, Kitchen Creations, Arts & Crafts, Welcome to RMS.  NEW this year: WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN - two half days to give your incoming Kindergartner a feel for their new adventure!  Details and registration are on our website.    https://cutt.ly/RPS-SummerEnrichment.  Questions? cogden@readington.k12.nj.us,  Summer Enrichment Coordinator
     
     
    Past Notices

    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.

    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's 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.

    Permanent Menu Change - Pizza day will now be on Thursday, not Friday.  

Last Modified on January 28, 2022