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    Responsibility & Self-Management

    4/4 - I have courage

    4/11 - I have confidence in myself

    4/18 - Spring Break 

    4/25 - I advocate for myself

    NJSLA Testing - Important Reminder - Next week students will be taking the NJSLA assessments every day and we encourage you to help them be prepared. Two key ingredients to students doing their best are getting enough rest the night before and having a good breakfast; of course, breakfast is available in school. Another way to support your child is to ensure that they are at school on time so that they do not miss the start of testing. Once a test has started, students cannot be admitted to the classroom. Finally, help your child relax and know that all we expect is that they try their best; we do not want students to worry unnecessarily about the assessment. Please feel free to reach out to your classroom teacher or Barbara Pauley, School Counselor, if you have any questions about next week.

    Free/Reduced Lunch Students and Assistance - End of the year events, field trips, and yearbook purchases are upon us.  This does come with a financial commitment from families.  Should any family qualifying for free or reduced lunch need assistance with any of these items, please contact your school nurse or Ray Egbert in the business office at rayegbert@readington.k12.nj.us.

    Honor Your Incoming 6th Grader - Honor your  incoming 6th grader with a book donated to the RMS Library Media Center in their name. We'll include a nameplate on the inside cover of the book proclaiming "I was here first!" and the very first check out.  We will also include a star with their name in the LMC--a lasting and visible tribute! It's easy!  Just visit the RMS Adopt-a-Book Wish List on Amazon to send a book directly to RMS.   Contact Mrs. Singer or view the webpage for more information.

    Health Instruction - Puberty and Family Life - Click here for details and opt-out form.  A paper copy of the parent letter will be sent via backpack mail.

    Girl Scout Troop 80151 needs your help - We are working toward our bronze award and our project will benefit animals and, more specifically, St. Hubert’s Animal Shelter. We will be collecting donations based on what they need most.  Please see the following link for donation item ideas.  https://www.sthuberts.org/wishlist   We will be collecting from May 9th to May 20th.  There will be boxes at the end of each grade’s hallway.  At the end of the donation window, we will see which grade donated the most items and that grade will be rewarded with extra recess!!  For any questions, please contact Kathryn King at kathryn9@comcast.net or Lauren Golebiewski at mrslaureng@yahoo.com.

    Thank you all for your support!

    Grade 5 Field Trip - Bowman Stickney - Click here for required permission slip and payment information. Due by April 14. A paper copy was sent home via backpack mail.
    Grade 4 Field Trip - Mark Your Calendar - Spring Watershed River Trip. In class, River Prep Date: 5/11; In class, Follow Up Date: 6/9; Rain Date: 6/1.  Please be sure to send in extra clothing and pack lunch on that day of your child's trip. Thank you!
    Trip Dates:

    5/16 - Neuberger

    5/17 - Patrick/Gass

    5/18 - Patterson/Johnson

    5/23 - Noonan/Higdon

    Administrative Professionals Day - Wednesday, April 27.

    April is Autism Acceptance Month - To celebrate and help the autistic community this year, we will be raising money for The Giving Network’s initiative of “Hear Me Now”.  This initiative provides iPads with communication apps to autistic individuals who need AAC. If students raise any amount of money greater than $0, they will be invited to the Dance For A Cause, where there will be a celebration dance party outside the last 30 minutes of the day on April 28 (rain date is April 29) where the highest fundraiser will be announced. There will be a form sent home before the end of the week. The total donations raised and the form is due to the office or Ms. Van Eck on Wednesday, April 27.

    Take Your Child to Work Day - Thursday, April 28. Click here to print and complete the permission slip. Return to your homeroom teacher by April 27.

    Report Cards - go live to parents on Friday, April 29 after 3:00 p.m.

    New Jersey Student Learning Assessments - Click here for updated testing dates.

    H.S.A. Events:

    Rita's Teacher Event - In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, our AMAZING Readington Staff will be assisting in serving customers at Rita’s in Whitehouse Station. COME out to see them and support our staff and schools. A portion of the proceeds for every treat sold will go directly back to the Readington H.S.A. which goes right back into our schools!!!

    WhereRita’s Water Ice, Route 22, Whitehouse Station

    When: Tuesday May 3 – HBS Staff - from 4 to 6:00 p.m.

    Readington HSA Uncorked: Sip & Support Fundraiser!! - LESS THAN 2 WEEKS TO ORDER: - Come join us at our district-wide event to taste some local spirits, eat delicious food, participate in our basket auction and 50/50, and share in good company. Tickets are limited and selling FAST, so don't wait! This event is NOT just for Readington residents, so please share it!

    Click here for more information and to register!!

    Thank you to the families who donated to the grade-level baskets! We have some great baskets!

    Graduation/Moving Up Lawn Signs - Sale Ends This Week - Congratulations to our 8th, 5th and 3rd graders for graduating/moving up to new schools. The Readington H.S.A. has once again partnered with Printech in Flemington to offer 18x24 Graduation Lawn signs for our 8th, 5th and 3rd graders. Signs will have a placeholder where you can write in/decorate your student's names or leave them blank. Signs are $12/sign (including stakes). See PTBoard for additional information.

    District Chair Openings

    Valentine Event - 1 Chairs Needed
    Winter Cookie Event - 2 Chairs Needed
    Dine Around / Cook's Night Off - 1 Chair Needed

Last Modified on May 4, 2022