Robert Hunter Report

Feb. 21, 2021

Robert Hunter Elementary School

Mrs. Sherri Glaab, Principal

Mrs. Jessica Braynor, Vice Principal

Feb. 21, 2021

Dear Robert Hunter families,


This year has certainly been full of challenges, uncertainties, and changes. We thank you for your ongoing support as we have remained a strong school community throughout it all.


We know that Dr. McGann’s letter has brought up many new questions. Please know that the proposed reopening brings questions for us as well that we will need to work on addressing to ensure all of our students are set up for a successful final trimester.


Most of the questions that we have received so far from families are regarding virtual instruction and the deadline for switching to in-person/remote learning. We can assure you that high quality virtual instruction will continue to be offered, and we will work to create as seamless a transition as possible for our children who choose this model. We are currently going through all of the details with our staff and the Pandemic Response Team. We will be relaying information to you as we solidify plans. In the meanwhile, you can certainly delay your request for a change to in-person/remote learning until we can provide more details.


We encourage you to attend Monday’s board meeting and we are hoping to provide more specifics for our Robert Hunter families in our next newsletter. Please continue to reach out with your questions and concerns. Even if we can’t provide all of the answers now, we want to hear from you, so we can best advocate for the needs of our students and families.


Once again, we thank you for your patience and your partnership.


Warm regards,


Mrs. Glaab and Mrs. Braynor

This week's calendar:

Cohort A Blue Week, Cohort B White Week

Feb. 22 - Kindergarten registration begins

Feb. 23-

Feb. 24- After-school Clubs (Cohort A)

Feb. 25- After-school Clubs (Cohort A), Material pick-up begins at 9:00

Feb. 26- Meal pick-up 1:30-3:00, Material pick-up ends at 4:00, 4th Grade Baby Pictures due, Spiritwear orders due, Spirit Day - Wear your RH Spiritwear/school colors, RFIS Music Registration due (for 4th grade families)

Igloo Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in the family igloo challenge! We are so impressed with the variety and creativity of everyone’s creations! All of the igloos can now be publicly viewed on the padlet. Check them out here: https://padlet.com/jbraynor/r3jxr2gfmr50upzm

Dr. McGann, Mr. Losanno, and Ms. Wolff will be judging the igloos based on our rubric and will announce the winners next week! Stay tuned!

School-wide Activity: Celebrating our Names

Please see the flyer below regarding a project that we are doing as part of our upcoming virtual assembly. Please encourage your child to participate!! We would love to hear about your child's name! Videos are due Feb. 24th.

Please note that videos won't be publicly visible on Flipgrid until the assembly.

Material Pick up

It is essential that all virtual students pick up materials that are prepared by the teachers. In order to participate effectively in instruction, students must have these materials. Material pick will continue to be required as part of virtual learning and is expected of our virtual families. Please reach out to Mrs. Glaab or Mrs. Braynor if you have a concern regarding pick-up.

Kindergarten registration

Due to COVID-19, in-person registration will not be held. Please see details here regarding registration materials that need to be completed and dropped off at Robert Hunter: https://www.frsd.k12.nj.us/Domain/49

Registration materials can be dropped off outside the building from February 22-25, 2021.


Mindfulness with Pratyush Sinha Foundation

We are excited to have Prabha Sinha from the Pratyush Sinha Foundation join Robert Hunter classes to teach about mindfulness. This instruction will be integrated into our PE program and will provide students tools that will assist with self-awareness and emotional regulation. We are looking forward to bringing this great program to Robert Hunter!

4th Grade Service Corp Update

4th grade students chose new service corp jobs, and Mrs. Fontanez has posted assignments for new groups on the Service Corp Google Classroom. If your child is participating, Mrs. Fontanez will be sending an email detailing when they will be meeting. Please reinforce the responsibility of 4th grade students to check the Service Corp Google Classroom and attend meetings.

PTO Updates and Reminders

RH Spiritwear - Orders are due Feb. 26th - Check out the flyer HERE.


4th Grade families - Baby pictures for the yearbook are due Feb. 26th. Please email photos to Allison Pelletier (atdpelletier@gmail.com) with the subject line stating “Yearbook Baby Photo”.

Please see the flyer HERE for more information!


Gertrude Hawk Spring Chocolate Fundraiser Now through March 28th!

The PTO will be holding a spring candy virtual online fundraiser. It’s easy to participate! Simply set up an account and share a link so friends and family can shop our Spring Catalog virtually. All online orders are shipped directly to the customer, no need to collect money. Visit the Gertrude Hawk Site HERE to create an account to start Fundraising! Our Organization ID# is 118019Click HERE to view the Gertrude Hawk Flyer with more instructions on how to get started!


Yearbooks:

Please see this letter from the yearbook committee:

We're reaching out to ask for photos for the yearbook. We are working to ensure that we capture this year's student memories. Homeroom Parents are helping with the collection of photos for the Yearbook Committee. Please share any photos of your child you may have from Halloween, First Day of School, Spirit Day, Pajama Day, Spirit Day or any holidays that you celebrate. Please send any Back-to-School photos or photos of your child in costume. Please include your child’s full name and class with your submission.The Yearbook Committee can be reached by email at roberthunteryb@gmail.com


Also, please see the attached flyer below with information for ordering yearbooks:

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RFIS PTO Meeting Information:

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