Robert Hunter Report

September 25, 2022

Robert Hunter Elementary School

Mrs. Jessica Braynor, Acting Principal

Mrs. Lindsay Shirvanian, Interim Vice Principal

Dear Robert Hunter families,

Happy Fall! We hope you are enjoying the start of the fall season with your children. We are excited for all of the upcoming fall activities with our RH students and families!

As shared by Mr. Bland, 4th grade students took the state Start Strong assessment this past week. Grades 1-4 students will be taking the NWEA Map Growth district assessment this week. This assessment will help us to better meet the needs of our students.

There is no school tomorrow, September 26th. We look forward to seeing everyone at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 29th. Please note that Thursday is an early dismissal day, with dismissal occurring at 1:20.

Warm regards,

Jessica Braynor and Lindsay Shirvanian

The Week Ahead:

September 26- No School, After-school enrichment registration opens

September 27- Day 3, NWEA MAP testing

September 28- Day 4, NWEA MAP testing

September 29- Day 5, Back to School Night, Early Dismissal 1:20

September 30- Day 6, Spirit Day - Wear your RH spirit wear!

Snapshots From The Week

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Dr. McGann visited our 3rd grade classes. She was impressed with our students' math and reading skills!

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Officer Ed Purcell was a guest reader

Meet our Bilingual Secretary, Veronica Fetzer

Ms. Fetzer is our new part-time bilingual secretary at Robert Hunter. Ms. Fetzer works with the school community to support our Spanish speaking students and families. Families may contact Ms. Fetzer by calling the main office or through email - Read more about Ms. Fetzer below!

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Mrs. Veronica Fetzer moved to the USA to pursue a master’s in education at Purdue University in Indiana. She has lived in Peru, Spain, Belgium, Holland, and the USA and speaks English and Spanish fluently. Prior to arriving in Flemington, Mrs. Fetzer had worked as a teacher for 15 years. Mrs. Fetzer moved to Flemington 19 years ago with her husband and son. A few years later her daughter was born. Her son is a junior at TCNJ and her daughter is a sophomore at Hunterdon Central. Since arriving in Flemington, she has been volunteering in the community, particularly at the schools her children have attended. She loves to travel with her family and learn about different people, cultures, and places. Mrs. Fetzer also loves reading, long nature walks, and meditating. She’s a proud member of the community and enjoys helping others. She is very excited to join and collaborate with the RH family to make our community an even better place for everyone.

Back to School Night

We are happy to welcome our families to Back to School Night on September 29, 2022! The Back To School Night schedule gives families the opportunity to meet many of the teachers your child sees throughout the day. Related Arts teachers will be presenting as well as classroom teachers.

Please review the schedule carefully, as you can choose which sessions you will be attending. See the schedule here: Back To School Night Schedule

Also, please view this video prior to Back to School Night: Back to School Night Video

We look forward to providing you with information on how we can work together to have a successful school year.

Spirit Days

We will have a Robert Hunter spirit day every Friday! Students are encouraged to wear their spirit wear or school colors on Fridays. Our students will also be helping us to plan some extra special spirit days throughout the year - stay tuned! If you have spirit wear at home that your children have outgrown, please send them into school, so we can provide them to families in need. Thank you!

We are hiring!

If any of our families are interested in being a Teacher’s Assistant or Substitute, please consider applying! Substitutes are needed for classroom teachers, teacher assistants, and cafeteria aides. You can also reach out to Mrs. Braynor and Mrs. Shirvanian if you have any questions! If you are interested, you can apply on the district website HERE.

PTO Updates and Reminders

PTO Welcome Packet & Calendar of Events

View our PTO Welcome packet and Calendar of events HERE!

Afterschool Enrichment Program -Registration begins Monday September 26th

Get excited - our fall after school enrichment program is back! View our list of fall after school enrichment clubs HERE! Registration begins Monday 9/26 through our Membership Toolkit site. Sign up/update your family profile today through

Any questions or issues with registration please contact

Let's raise some dough! Order your Chimney Rock frozen pizzas :

Pre-order now through October 6th and pickup on Thursday October 13th:

Order your 2022-23 Yearbook by September 30th and save 10%

Check out the Yearbook Flyer HERE!

Order now and customize your free personalized pages later in the school year!

Contact our Yearbook Committee at with any questions!

First PTO Meeting - Thursday October 6th, 7-8:30pm

Location: Robert Hunter School Cafeteria or via zoom:

Meeting ID: 811 8556 9578 Passcode: 259934

Please join us for our first PTO meeting of the school year as we plan for an amazing year!

Homeroom Parents are required to attend this first meeting.

Save the Date- School Picture Day is Coming October 12th

Information on how to register and view your child's proofs will be sent home soon!

Halloween Family Fun Night - October 14th, 6-8pm!

Please join us for a night of Halloween fun! We will have a DJ/dance party, games, crafts and more!

We need volunteers and donations to make the event a success! Sign up to donate or volunteer below:

Show your school pride, order your Robert Hunter Spiritwear today!

Place your order online all year round at

Our free shipping period with no minimum order runs through October 3rd!

View our spirit wear flyer below; more options available on the website!

We need Volunteers!

Volunteer to be help with a committee or volunteer for an event!

Our new volunteer form is up and running! We have a ton of opportunities to help out with events such as our Halloween Fun Night, Walk A thon, Picture Day, Book Fairs, Spring Fundraiser, Field Day and supporting Teacher Appreciation Events! Complete our volunteer sign up form on our Membership Toolkit portal at:

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