Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year! It is an exciting time of year and we are getting ready for the first day of school. A special welcome back to all of our returning seventh and eighth graders and welcome to our new students and sixth graders. We are looking forward to greeting our students Tuesday, September 8th (Early Dismissal at 11:40AM). Our staff is preparing to continue providing our students the best education. Also, our Parent Teacher Association is working on ideas to create opportunities for more student enrichment, please come out Wednesday, September 16th at 7PM for the first meeting; you can also sign-up and get more information at our Back-To-School-Night Thursday, September 24th at 6:30PM.
As I am approaching my 4th year as the principal of ROBMS, I realize how lucky I am to serve in this position. We have a dedicated teaching staff and support staff that provide a quality learning experience for our students and a safe, clean, and caring learning environment. We added several great educators to our staff roster; on behalf of the whole Brackman family it is our pleasure to welcome: Nicole Torre (6th grade Science), Rebecca Kane (8th grade ELA), Kathy Cruz (Spanish), Robert Cordasco (Special Education), Jenna Franchio (6th grade ELA), Lauren Gabriel (7th grade ELA), Corinna O’Neil (6th gr Math/8th gr ELA), Tracy White (6th /8th gr Math), Maurice Owens (Assistant Principal), Shannon Kovack (Child Study Team), and returning, Betsy Mitchell (Paraprofessional), we are very excited to have you all join our team!
Again this year we have some enhancements to our schedule and programs to provide our students with even greater learning experiences; however, we know that it is what our Brackman staff does on a daily basis that establishes the success of our students. Together we must remain dedicated to helping our students grow academically and socially: evaluating what we have, determining what we can do to improve, and identifying what we need to make those improvements.
We have been working hard together to enhance our programs and resources at Brackman; some of the benefits of these enhancements are:
Parents/Guardians, as it was last year, will be able to view their child’s schedule via the portal on September 2nd.
ROBMS UPCOMING DATES
Sept. 1 Staff Return Teachers Professional Development Day
Sept. 2 Staff Professional Day
Sept. 3 – 4 School Closed
Sept. 8 School Opens – Early Dismissal/Students
*PTA Yankee Candle Sale starts
Sept. 9 – 11 Schools Open – Full Days
Sept. 15 School Picture Day
Sept. 16 PTA meeting 7PM
Sept. 24 Back to School Night – 6:30 PM
Nov. 2 – 6 School Closed – Election Day and NJEA Convention
Nov. 17 Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov. 19 Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
The Barnegat Twp. School District has increased the frequency of school and classroom cleanings in the effort to keep our schools safe and healthy. Our custodial and maintenance staff is taking precautionary measures on a regular basis. For more information on the Entero 68 virus, please click here.