550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

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November 2015


Dear Horbelt Parents,


Halloween is over and we are looking forward to all the activities here in the month of November! Thank you so much for your generous contribution to our Oceans of Love fundraiser. The children were asked to vote for my Halloween costume and in doing so raised over $400.00 for this worthy cause! On behalf of the staff at the Horbelt School, I thank you and your children for your overwhelming generosity (Captain America says thanks as well!). 


The Safety Patrol is on the job both at the beginning and the end of the day, ensuring that all students follow the rules when coming in during the morning or leaving in the afternoon as they proceed to and from their classes.


Right now, we are in the midst of our THREE Million Minute Challenge. Yes, I have challenged the students of our school this year to collectively read THREE million minutes by June.  Is this possible? Absolutely!   Right now we are seeing huge numbers. IN September alone, our students read over 183,000 minutes! That is so exciting! (and ahead of last year!) Please encourage your child to read, and track his or her reading, as this is a good habit - and part of our school-wide literacy initiative.   Just like athletes or students who practice instruments get better at what they do, so too do readers become better readers by reading!


Clubs begin November 10th and will be in full swing by December (we have many ½ days and days off in November; they will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this year. The students were offered a large selection of activities from which they could choose. The choices included both non-academic interests such as Intramurals as well as academic pursuits. We also have an early dismissal day on November 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Dismissal on all half days is always 12:20!


Please remember that with the weather changing from warmer days to cooler days the children will still have recess outside, weather permitting; please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately so they can enjoy their outdoor recess time. 


Below is a list of upcoming activities will take place in November at the Horbelt School.


November 2 - 6         School Closed         

November 10            Clubs Begin

November 12            PTA Mtg. 7:00 pm                            

November 12            McDonald’s Night 4 - 8

November 16– 19    Teacher/Parent Conferences

                                 Early Dismissal

                                 Tuesday & Thursday Afternoon

                                 Monday & Wednesday Evening 


November 16-20      Scholastic BK Fair

November 17            End of 1st Marking Period

November 17            Gr. 5 Writer Café’

November 19            Cheese Cake Delivery       

November 25            Early Dismissal

                                  Report cards issued


November 26 & 27 School Closed Thanksgiving Break                                 


Please remember that if you have any questions or concerns my door is always open!


In closing, I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! May thanksgiving be the attitude of your heart as we head into the holiday season!


Respectfully yours,


Joseph J Saxton, Jr.








  • Early dismissal is always 12:20 at the Horbelt School for SY 2015-2016. 

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  • Elementary School lunch is $2.50.    Elemetary breakfast is $1.40  Free and reduced Lunch is $.40.  Free and reduced breakfast is $.30

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    School Supplies.   Click here for the 2015-2016 suggested list of supplies.

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  • Thank you, Sweet Jenny's,   for supporting our Battle of the Books TWO Million- Minute- Challenge!
    Your support helpd our kids meet their challenge!
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  • Revised Student Attendance Policy - 5200
    Click HERE!
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