550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

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


Dear Parents,


I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to Mrs. Ackerman who has been recognized as Teacher of the Year.   I am very pleased that Mrs. Ackerman has been recognized by her peers for her hard work and dedication. 


Mrs. Tynan and Ms. Sawall have been busy with the students for the last few months in preparation for our annual Art and Music Show. It will be held on Thursday, April 29 beginning at 4:30 with the Art Show which will run until 6:30 p.m. The musical segment will begin at 7:00.   Mrs. Tynan makes sure that artwork from every student is on display during the art portion of the evening, and Ms. Sawall has been diligently practicing with the 4th & 5th Grade Chorus which will be performing during the music portion. I am looking forward to seeing the creativity demonstrated by the students – I know I will be amazed and awed by their efforts. Our PTA will also be holding an evening session of the Book Fair during the Show and you are welcome to stop by to see what books are on sale that your child may enjoy.


Our teachers continue to work diligently preparing for the upcoming PARCC held in May. I anticipate following the same schedule in May that we did for the PARCC in March.  The May schedule for PARCC testing will be posted after Spring break.


Our students, I am proud to say, have crossed the 1.5 million minute mark for minutes read in our school. They are averaging about 250,000 minutes a month!   Moreover, there is a growing excitement as we get closer to TWO MILLION; more classes are reporting huge numbers! I will be certain to keep you posted! (The students really want to see me on the roof!).


Finally, I would like to offer my sincere thank you to the PTA members who have worked tirelessly since September on this year’s Night at the Races, which was held on March 21. As in years past, everyone who attended had a wonderful time and many lucky winners went home with baskets full of terrific prizes. I feel extremely proud and happy to be the principal of the Horbelt School whose PTA continually goes above and beyond in sponsoring programs and fundraisers which benefit the Horbelt students. We are lucky to have you!   THANK YOU!!!   Once again, THANK YOU!!!


Here are the important dates for the month of April:


April 1                        Gr. 1 Spring Breakfast 8-10

                                    LIT – to – JTDS   9:00- 2:15


April 3                         Early Dismissal Spring Break


April 6– 10                  School Closed – Spring Break


April 16                       End of Marking Period 3


April 17                       Dessert with Dad    6:30 – 8:00


April 20                       Early Dismissal Students

                                    Teacher Prof. Development

                                    Clubs End


April 22                       LIT to ROBMS 8:00 – 2:00



April 24 – May 1         PTA Book Fair


April 28                       Gr. 2 Field Trip – Lighthouse


April 29                       Music/Art Show -  Evening 7:00



Please remember that should you have any questions or concerns, my door is always open. 




Dr. Saxton












  • 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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