Dear Horbelt Families:
The food drive, sponsored by the Leaders in Training for Thanksgiving, was a great success. Thanks to everyone who contributed. All canned food that was collected was donated to the Barnegat Food Pantry. In addition to the food drive, we were able to distribute turkey and food baskets because of the generosity of local families.
As you know, we are in the midst of our Million Minute Challenge. I have challenged the students of our school to collectively read a million minutes by June 20th. In October, students at Horbelt read more than 96,000 minutes!! Absolutely amazing!! I am excited to share what the students do for November (numbers are coming in as I write this!) Please encourage your child to read, and track it, as this is a good habit - and part of our school-wide literacy initiative.
Listed below are the important December events taking place at the Horbelt School:
December 5 PTA Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
December 4-5 Holiday Boutique during the day
December 5 Evening Holiday Boutique, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
December 13 Grade 3 Holiday Show – 10:00 a.m.
December 19 Grade 1 Holiday Show @ SRHS 9-11 a.m.
December 20 Early Dismissal for Winter Break
December 21- Jan. 1 School Closed
January 2, 2014 School Reopens
During the colder months we continue to have outside recess whenever we can - weather permitting. Please make sure your children have a sweater, hat, scarf and gloves in their backpack so they can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine during the recess period.
December 20 will be an Early Dismissal Day. All students in Grades K-5 will be dismissed at 12:20 p.m. School will remain closed for the Winter Break from December 20 – January 1; school re-opens on January 2.
As 2013 draws to a close, I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday and a safe and happy New Year.
Joseph J Saxton, Jr. Ed. D.