• February 2020


    Dear Horbelt Parents,

    The month of February is always a very busy one for the students of the Horbelt School.   February marks both Black History Month and Presidents’ Day.  Classroom teachers will be doing lessons in both of these areas with their students.  Other teachers are now focusing their preparation of our students for the upcoming testing that will take place later this year; more information will be coming out next month about this testing. 

    Report cards for the 2nd marking period will be issued February 7th; please check your child’s backpack when they come home that day.    On another note, we will be trying something different this year and moving to just an end of year Awards Assembly.  More information on that to come shortly!   February also marks the day we are in school officially for 100 days!  Time goes by fast when you are having fun!   Busy!  Busy!  Busy! 

    Last year at this time, PreK students were just joining our school family.  Now it seems like they have been here forever!  It is amazing the difference a year makes!  They are part of our culture, love being here, and are a model groups whenever we they are invited to assemblies. 

    This month. we bid farewell to our long - time friend in the nurse’s office.   On January 31, Mrs. Dwyer officially retired after serving for 20 years as the nurse at Horbelt.   We will greatly miss our “ice-pack” friend, but do wish her the very best as she begins this new phase of her life.   On the other side of the same coin, we now want to extend a very warm welcome to Ms. Manfredi, who will be taking over.   We are very excited about this because Mrs. Manfredi has said, and I quote, “It has always been my dream to be a school nurse!”   That’s exciting, isn’t it?  In addition, Ms. Manfredi actually attended Horbelt when she was in elementary school!  Welcome Ms. Manfredi!  

    Remember that Horbelt is on Twitter.  If you want to see how you can follow, just scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the link under the Twitter heading.  Of course, our hashtagt is a reminder about what we are about:    #itsahorbelthing.  You can also check out all the great things that are happening here. 

    Below I have listed upcoming events that will be occurring during the month of February at RLHS: 

    February 3 - 13           Valentine Grams

    February 4                   Volley Ball Game staff v 5th grade 6;00 – 8:30 (ROBMS)

    February 5                   Finalize Report Cards

    February 7                   Report Cards posted to Parent Portal for viewing

    February 10                 Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser

    February 13                 100 Day Celebration Gr. 1      

    February 17                 SCHOOL CLOSED, PRESIDENTS’ DAY

    February 18                 Talent Show Rehearsal

                                       PTA Mtg

    February 19                 Talent Show 6:30  BHS

    February 21                 Student of the Month

    February 26                 Science Fair drop off  3:30-6:00pm

    February 27                 Science Fair  5:00 TO 7:00

    In closing, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you for your support – we so much appreciate you! 


    Joseph J. Saxton, Jr., Ed. D. 




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