550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

Phone: (609) 660-7510 | Fax: (609) 698-5708




Dear Horbelt Parents:

As we move into March, the Horbelt School teachers and students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will take the first administration of the PARCC test – the Performance Based Assessments.   I am very proud of our staff and students as everyone worked hard, and together, for a very smooth test taking experience. Kudos to everyone!

The PTA will be holding Spring Photos on March 25. Information about this will be coming home shortly with your child.

Please remember that as we approach the beginning of the spring season, the temperatures can vary greatly during the day. With this thought, please remember to have your children bring a jacket with them to school in the morning so they are able to enjoy their recess period outside. Yes, we are definitely hoping for a weather change so our students can get outside once again.

 As you know we have undertaken a literacy campaign that continues this year.   Students are doing more writing activities across the grades; of course, you know about the Battle of the Books. Right now students at Horbelt have read over 1,000,000 minutes!  In half a year, they have read what they read all of last year! Horbelt students are reading twice as much compared to last year!   I have no doubt we will hit that TWO MILLION mark.   Along with the Science Fair sponsored by the PTA, we experience Family Science Night.   Thank you Mrs. Goddard for this, and thank you to Mrs. Wright for all your hard work on these events! 

If your child is missing a jacket, hat, gloves or sweatshirt, they may be in our lost and found table. The table is located across from the gym and you are welcome to come in to look for the missing item. If your child has lost a pair of eyeglasses, they may be in our nurse’s office.  You may have your child go to the nurse’s office to check the eyeglasses that are there, or you are welcome to come in to look at them.

Below are listed upcoming for the month of March:


March 2 -20      PARCC Testing Gr. 3-5

March 12          Progress Reports Issued

                         McDonald’s Night - PTA

March 16         Students Early Dismissal

                        Teacher Professional Day PM

March 18         PTA Meeting @ 7PM

March 20 - 27  Book Fair Begins

March 21         Night at the Races – 7:00

                                Gift Auction Holiday Inn-PTA

March 25        Spring Photos

March 30        Read Across America

March 31      Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for those children who will be attending the Robert L.  Horbelt School in September 2015 will be held at the Horbelt School on March 31.  This is for any child who will be 5 years old by October 1, 2014.  The day time hours for registration are 9-11:30 and 12:30 - 2:30.  Evening registration will be held 5:30 to 7:30 with appointments preferred for the evening. You may call the Main Office at 609-660-7500, x, 2002 to schedule an evening registration.  Please make sure that your child comes with you to registration because screening will be taking place. 

In closing, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Joseph J. Saxton, Jr., Ed. D.











  • Early dismissal is always 12:20 at the Horbelt School. 
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  • Elementary School lunch will be $2.45.    All breakfasts will be $1.40

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