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    3/14 - I am courteous

    3/21 - I  persevere

    3/28 - I am dependable



    Waimea Canyon Middle School

     -  IS COMING  -

    HBS Autism Acceptance Month kicks off next week with school spirit week.

     In addition to wearing themed clothes each day, children will participate in a variety of activities to help them better understand friends who are on the autism spectrum.  

    April 4 - 8

    Celebrate Autism Acceptance 

    Pokemon - Monday - April 4

    Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokemon, is autistic. He used his unique perspective to create the world of Pokemon. 

    To celebrate his work, dress as your favorite POKEMON CHARACTER - or create your own!

    Autism Acceptance - Tuesday - April 5

    Love and acceptance can go a long way. 

    Wear RED to show your support and acceptance of autistic individuals!

     What’s Your Passion? - Wednesday - April 6

    One characteristic of autism is to show an incredibly focused passion for topics of interest. What are you passionate about?

    Dress up to show something about your FAVORITE HOBBY!

    Neurodiversity - Thursday - April 7

    To celebrate the beauty in the diverse spectrum of the human mind, wear RAINBOW AND/OR TIE-DYED CLOTHES!

    Sensory Friendly - Friday - April 8

    Autistic people often have a variety of sensory sensitivities. Dress up today in your most COMFY CLOTHES OR PAJAMAS!

    Bobcat Bingo - LAST DAY TO REGISTER - Get ready for a fun family night out!  On Thursday, April 7th, the H.S.A. will be hosting Bobcat Bingo in the HBS cafeteria.  We will play 10 games of Bingo with 10 winners in each round...that's 100 exciting prizes up for grabs!  Cost is $6.00 per person and includes 10 bingo cards, bingo marker (thank you to the RTEA for donating our bingo highlighters!), a snack and a bottle of water. This is not a drop off event. Register here: BOBCAT BINGO.  Registration closes on March 28th!  
    Best Wishes to our HBS Drama Club members! - Please help us celebrate our stars! Bravo notes will be available to fill out on the night of the performance, but if you're unable to attend and still want to send a cast member a round of applause, please fill out THIS NOTE and send it in. We'll make sure all actors receive their notes :)
    DEADLINE APPROACHING - ORDER SOON - 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
    Scholastic BOOK FAIR - The Book Fair is coming to HBS the week of April 4th.  See below for your child’s shopping schedule (they shop during their scheduled library time.) Remember, the e-wallet is an easy, easy way for your child to shop at the fair, so set one up today!  VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED for Wednesday and Friday (including breakdown).  Please contact Yvonne Constantakis (yvonnempac@hotmail.com) if you can help out. Thank you for your support!


    1,2,3,4….I Declare a Penny War!! - There is a Penny War going on right now at HBS from March 28th to April 1st, leading up to our book fair. Grades will EARN points by dropping pennies & dollars into their own jar and DEDUCT points from the other grade's jar by dropping nickels, dimes, & quarters into their jar. All the money collected will directly benefit our classrooms and allow our teachers to purchase new books for their classroom library. The winning grade will get a pajama day! Thank you HBS families for your continued support!

    Drama Club Cast Members -  Please note all mandatory Drama Club Rehearsals are scheduled for March  28, 29, & 30 until 4:00 p.m. The Drama Performance will be presented on March 31 at 5:30 p.m.  All cast members should be at HBS fully dressed by 5:00 p.m.
    Mark Your Calendar - Superintendent Coffee Chat - Tuesday, April 5. Please join Dr. Hart for our final Superintendent Coffee Chat of the 2021-2022 school year on Tuesday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m. virtually via Google Meet. The topic of conversation will be Specialized Special Education Programs. Please RSVP to: rsvp@readington.k12.nj.us. For more information, please click here.
    Readington HSA Uncorked: Sip & Support Fundraiser!! - Saturday, May 14. Come join us at our district-wide event to taste some local spirits, eat delicious food, try to win amazing baskets, and share in good company! Tickets are limited, so don't wait! Click here for more information and to register!!  Please Click here to see grade-level basket donations!!
    Program Recognition Award - Nominate your favorite extracurricular activity run through Readington Schools this school year.  The winning program will receive $250 from the H.S.A Click Here for information on how to submit your nomination by April 14.
    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 Executive Committee positions: President, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, RMS VP (1 opening), WHS VP (2 openings), and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator (1 opening). For more information, Click Here. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Lindsay Salaj lindsaysalaj18@gmail.com.
    HBS and District 2022-2023 Chair Openings - Interested in helping chair an event next school year? These are the current openings!  Please contact Jessica Lestuk, jlestuk@gmail.com, if you’re interested or have any questions.
    HBS EVENT OPENINGS 2022-2023
    WINTER SHOPPE - 1 Chair Needed
    BOBCAT BINGO - 2 Chairs Needed


    WINTER COOKIE KIT EVENT - 2 Chairs Needed

    VALENTINE EVENT - 2 Chairs Needed

    SPRING SOCIAL - 2 Chairs Needed 

    Office Announcement - for parents using parent drop-off in the morning, the times are from 7:25 - 7:35 a.m. If you pull up to the side entrance and there are no teachers there, be aware that this means the doors are locked and supervision is no longer available. Please pull around to the front of the school's main entrance and walk your child up to the main office to sign in. We have had a few parents recently drop their children off without supervision. If this continues, we will have to make a change to this procedure. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Principal Nigro.
    Attention 5th Grade Parents - Click here for IMPORTANT information from the RMS Health Office.
    New Jersey Student Learning Assessments - Click here for updated testing dates.
    2021-2022 School Calendar Revised – Please click on the link to view the revised 2021-2022 District Calendar. Schools will now be open on Tuesday, May 31, 2022/snow make-up day, and Monday, June 20, 2022, will be an early dismissal day/8th grade graduation.
    Hunterdon County YMCA / Before and After School Programs - The Hunterdon County YMCA provides school-age child care before and after school for families in Readington Township School District.  The before and after programs are served on-site at Three Bridges School, Whitehouse School, and Holland Brook School (after school only).  For more information, please click here.
    Summer Enrichment - Join us for one of our many engaging workshops this summer! Kitchen Creations - Students in Grade 1 - 6 can join us to bake, cook and decorate!  We will try a variety of recipes to make treats, sweet or savory. Mini-pizzas, decorated cupcakes, no melt ice pops, pies and more!  Sold out last year, we have a few more seats open if you're interested in joining us this summer.
    Along with STEM and Arts & Crafts, Kitchen Creations is offered in July for either 2 or 4 days; and in August as a half day course, or combined with another for a full day's experience, with a break for lunch.  To register for this course or any of our others, and for more details, please see the Summer Enrichment Website  http://bit.ly/Enrichment-RPS.  Registration remains open until courses are full, no later than May 1.
    For our incoming Kindergarten students, we have a Welcome to Kindergarten half-day course which is held at WHS on August 1 & 2, and at TBS on July 27-28.  For those students new to RMS, our Welcome to RMS course is offered in both July and August.
    We are looking forward to seeing your family with us this summer. Ms. Ogden, Math Teacher - Grades 4/5, Summer Enrichment Coordinator
Last Modified on March 30, 2022