• December 2019


    Dear Horbelt Parents,

    With the holiday preparations in full swing, the students at the Horbelt School are keeping very busy.  We have our traditional helping trees in the entry way.  Students are encouraged to bring in something for special families. Of course, you are welcome to come in to the school and see the trees for yourself; the trees are designed to encourage our students to help others have a happy holiday.  We already have many of the tags taken to support those in need during this holiday season! 

    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.   Woo-hoo!  

    As we enter December, we see a number of changes here at Horbelt.  The biggest is the RTI process.  As you know, we have been in the midst of redesigning the way we help our students academically.  Please keep watching for emails as there will be more to come shortly.  We are also in the midst of planning our holiday shows and making our building festive!   So much fun! 

    Listed below are the important December events taking place at the Horbelt School:  

    December 2-5             Conferences Early - Dismissal 12:20

     Scholastic Book Fair                       

    December 6                Early dismissal 12:20 All 

    December 9                 Cookies with Santa 5-8:30 pm

                                        LIT Trip

                                        G & T to ROBMS 

    December 11               Early dismissal students

      PD Staff 

    December 19               Holiday Show Gr. 3  9:30                                                         

    December 16-18         Holiday Boutique ROOM 604   

    December 18               Christmas Around the World Gr. 2

                                        Bartolini/Gleason Trip

                                        Progress reports go home 

    December 19               Grade 1 to Southern/Holiday Show 11:15 to 1:30                                   

    December 20               Early Dismissal                                   

    December 23-Jan 1     School Closed  - Winter Recess 

    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 PreK-5 will be dismissed at 12:20 p.m.  School will remain closed for the Winter Break from December 23 – January 1; school re-opens on January 2. 

    As 2019 draws to a close, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, wonderful holiday, and a safe and happy New Year.  


    Dr. Joseph Saxton 




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