Headlines & Virtual Backpack

Week ending April 1, 2022

April 4: School Librarian Appreciation Day

During National Library Week (April 3-9), we recognize and thank our District's dedicated school media specialists. In our District, our school media specialists teach students how to evaluate and select texts, ethically use print and digital resources, and be responsible digital citizens in the world of social networking and online interaction. Per the NJEA, school media specialists foster a love of reading in students, provide access to enrichment experiences, serve as a resource for colleagues, and support the curricula of the entire school. You can read more about the importance of school media specialists here. Please take a moment to recognize and thank our school Media Specialists and be sure to visit each school's media center web sites:

April 4: Assistant Principals Appreciation Day

National Assistant Principals Week is April 4–8, 2022! We join the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators in honoring the contributions of assistant principals to student success. Per the NASSP, this year's celebration takes on even greater significance as we recognize all that assistant principals have conquered amid the pandemic and consider what their ever-expanding and evolving role might look like moving forward. Through it all, assistant principals have demonstrated unwavering leadership—becoming a source of strength and inspiration for us all. Thank you to our Assistant Principals:

  • Mary Jane Custy, Barley Sheaf School
  • Amy Switkes, Copper Hill School
  • Nydia Peake, Francis A. Desmares School
  • Jessica Braynor, Robert Hunter School
  • Vanessa Ahmed, Reading-Fleming Intermediate School
  • Jason Borawski, Reading-Fleming Intermediate School
  • April Kay, J.P. Case Middle School
  • Peter Sibilia, J.P. Case Middle School

April 6: Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

Paraprofessional Appreciation Day honors teacher’s aides and instructional assistants who provide a wide range of services in multiple school settings, including support for instruction, student activities, and for individual students, as well as numerous other tasks that contribute to educational success. Paraprofessionals often provide teachers with administrative support, work with students inside and outside of the classroom, and provide one-on-one support for students who have disabilities or special educational needs. On April 6, take time to recognize the vital work paraprofessionals do as they are deeply committed to supporting students in our schools. We commend and thank them for their outstanding effort and service.


The next "Talk a Latte" Superintendent's Roundtable Discussion with Dr. McGann will be held on April 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Francis A. Desmares 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.
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April 12: Whole Child Community Resource Fair

Join FRSD educators and community agencies for an informative evening to learn about educational resources for families and to support students in their educational journey. The resource fair will be held in the Reading-Fleming Intermediate School gym on April 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. No RSVP required. Click here for details and to view a list of presenters. en espanol


Be sure to download the April 2022 calendar, linked here. The calendar is updated each month to reflect the most accurate information at the time of posting.

Virtual Backpack

Barley Sheaf
Take your Child to Work Day Flyer
April Newsletter (4/1/22)

Dine Out at Chipotle (4/1//22)

Yearbook Order Form (4/1/22)

After School Enrichment is Back! (4/1/22)

ASE Course Descriptions (4/1/22)

Whole Child Community Resource Fair , en espanol (3/30/22)

Spring Portraits Update (3/31/22)

Barley Sheaf Bike Rodeo (3/31/22)

Tiger Basketball Camp (3/15/22)

Dine Out at Chipotle on April 6th!

Dine Out at Chipotle - Spanish

Copper Hill

Take your Child to Work Day Flyer
Mrs. Larca's Newsletter (03/21/22)

Paint and Plant Mother's Day Event(03/31/22)

Copper Hill April 2022 Newsletter (3/31/22)

Whole Child Community Resource Fair , en espanol (3/30/22)

Domino's Pizza

April 2022 Menu

Tiger Basketball Camp (3/15/22)


Take your Child to Work Day Flyer
Flipper's E-Newsletter - April 2022

Flipper's E-Recap - March 2022

Iron Girl Project - Laps for Lex

Dolphin Canvas Painting with Hammer & Stain Flemington / En Español

Maddalenas CheeseCake - Mother's Day Fundraiser / En Español

Stephen Austin Maszczak Scholarship Award/En Español

Whole Child Community Resource Fair , en espanol (3/30/22)

Tiger Basketball Camp (3/15/22)

Support Your PTO with No Cost Fundraisers

Safety Town

2022 FAD Spirit Wear

Birthday Visit By Flips

FAD PTO Website / En Español

Robert Hunter

Take your Child to Work Day Flyer
Family Olympics Flyer - March 25, 2022
Family Olympics Flyer - Spanish - March 25, 2022

Robert Hunter Newsletter - March 27, 2022
Robert Hunter Newsletter, Spanish - March 27, 2022

Maschio's Monthly Fresh Produce Flyer - March 28, 2022

Domino's Pizza Flyer - March 28, 2022

Whole Child Community Resource Fair , en espanol (3/30/22)


Take your Child to Work Day Flyer
RFIS PTO Basket Auction April 29th (3/31/22)

RFIS PTO 5th Grade Virtual Robolox Signup April 8th from 7pm - 9pm (3/31/22)

RFIS PTO Dine-Out Little Egypt April 14th

RFIS Virtual PTO Mtg. April 6th (3/31/22)

Whole Child Community Resource Fair , en espanol (3/30/22)

PTO Spring Flower Sale - Order through April 1st

Tiger Basketball Camp (3/15/22)

5th Grade Activity Night - May 13, 2022 (2/16/22)

JP Case

Take your Child to Work Day Flyer
Whole Child Community Resource Fair , en espanol (3/30/22)

7th Grade In Control Parent Guide. Manners. (3/30/22)

PSA from Prevention Resources-Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety (3/17/22)

PTO Duck Donuts Fundraiser, April 13th (3-15-22)

Tiger Basketball Camp (3/15/22)


Whole Child Community Resource Fair , en espanol (3/30/22)

Take your Child to Work Day Flyer
Laps for Lex (3/30/22)
Flemington-Raritan Rec Summer Program Registration (3/25/22)
Camp Tecumseh (3/25/22)
Marching Red Devils Basket Raffle (3/24/22)
Tiger Basketball Camp (3/22/22)
Nature Camp (3/22/22)
Art Camps (3/22/22)

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

The Flemington-Raritan School District (FRSD) is a regional, pre-K-8 district serving the children, parents and residents of Flemington Borough and Raritan Township, an area encompassing 38 square miles. Our nearly 3,100 students, 375 certified staff, and our support staff are housed in six buildings: four elementary (pre K-4), an intermediate school (5-6), and a middle school (7-8).