Headlines & Virtual Backpack

Week ending December 23, 2021


Be sure to download the January 2022 calendar as dates have been updated. This month's schedule and the full 2021-2022 Monthly Calendar are linked here. The calendar is available in electronic format only as all dates are subject to change during the school year. The calendar is updated each month to reflect the most accurate information at the time of posting.

January 11: How to Talk to Your Child and Survive

Effective School Solutions will hold a parent workshop presented by Grace Agresta, LCSW, on January 11 at noon via Zoom. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to learn:

  • Tips on talking to your child
  • Communication Do’s & Don’ts
  • Conversation starters to get the ball rolling.

About this workshop: Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job any of us will ever have and, also, one of the toughest. In large part, that's because times have changed. We live in an increasingly complex world that challenges us every day with a wide range of disturbing issues that are difficult for children to understand and for adults to explain. Our kids are part of the generation born with smartphones and tablets. Let’s talk about how we can talk to our kids and survive. (Closed captioning will be available in Spanish)

A snow date is scheduled for January 25. RSVP online here. Get the Zoom link here.


The next "Talk a Latte" Superintendent's Roundtable Discussion with Dr. McGann will be held on Wednesday, February 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Robert Hunter School. The intent of this session is to have an open dialogue with community members about issues that are important and on-the-mind of Flemington-Raritan residents. Please register through this online invitation to reserve your seat.

Help & Resources for Families

Please click the links below to view helpful information and access resources that are available to all families:

NJ Energy Assistance Programs, en espanol (12/17/21)
Utility Payment Assistance Programs, en espanol (12/17/21)
Helping Students Enjoy a Safe Winter Break
, en espanol (12/17/21)