Our Annual Art and Music show, held on April 29, was once again a tremendous success. Events such as this could not happen in the school without the help and team work provided by our students, staff, and parents; I thank everyone for all of their hard work. A special thank you goes to Ms. Sawall for the wonderful choral production presented by the 4th and 5th Grade Chorus; to Mrs. Tynan for the outstanding effort she put forth by inspiring every student at the Horbelt School to be an artist and by making sure each and every student had their artwork displayed; to Mr. Villiez for the Zumba video, and to Mrs. Harris for the video in the show! All the related arts teachers, through their contributions, made the evening a memorable occasion.
As you know, we are now finishing the PARCC EOY assessment. All is going well, and we are anxious to examine the results of the testing – when we receive them. I really appreciate how hard our staff worked, and the wonderful help we received from our technology department. Without everybody working together, this would not have run as well as it did.
As you know the Horbelt students have been challenged to read TWO MILLION minutes this year. I do believe that they are going to reach that goal. May has just started and they are already at 1,770,000 minutes. This month the entire student body read over 300,000 minutes. Huge numbers! I will keep you posted, but please know how proud I am of our students. Thank you, for your support, in helping our students become better readers! I am so proud of our students!
May is always a busy and fun month for everyone here at the Horbelt School. For your convenience, I have listed below a brief summary of the upcoming events that will take place during the month.
May 1 Pizza Party Chorus/Recess
May 4 Teacher Appreciation Breakfast - PTA
May 5 Gr. 5 Field Trip
May 6 Teacher Appreciation Lunch - PTA
May 7 Gr. 1 Field Trip Cape May Zoo
May 8 Munchies w/Mom 6:30 – 8:00
May 13 Walk-a-Thon
May 14 Grade 1 Field Trip (raindate)
May 15 Gr. 5 Dance ROBMS 7-9
May 20 PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
May 21 ROBMS Parent Orientation Night for Grade 5
May 22 Field Day
May 25 School Closed Memorial Day
May 26 Field day
May 27 Grade 4 ASK Science Test
May 28 M & M Day (Music & Math (K)
Should you have any questions or concerns, please remember that my door is always open.
Joseph J. Saxton, Jr., Ed. D.