Robert Hunter Report

April 2, 2022

Robert Hunter Elementary School

Mrs. Sherri Glaab, Principal

Mrs. Jessica Braynor, Vice Principal

April 2, 2022

Dear Robert Hunter families,


We had a great week at RH! First grade students in Mrs. Ewing, Mrs. Salazar, and Mrs. Hansen and Mrs. Hendricks’ classes led our whole school March assembly. This assembly was based on our whole school read-aloud, The Boy Who Grew a Forest. This book tells the incredible story of Jadev Payeng, who single handedly planted a forest in India. Our 1st grade students did a great job presenting and singing about how we can protect our Earth, getting us excited for Earth celebrations in April.


This upcoming week, we recognize both School Librarian Day and Paraprofessionals Day. We want to give a special shout out to our wonderful school librarian, Mrs. DiBetta who does so much for our school community! We also want to extend our appreciation to our fantastic teacher assistants who work hard to support our students each and every day!


Please note that spring pictures will be taken on Friday. All students will take pictures, and you will have the option to purchase using the directions on the flyer below. Also, yearbook sales are due April 29th. Thank you again to our yearbook committee for putting together another great yearbook for all RH students!


Enjoy the weekend, and remember that RH skate night is April 3rd from 4:30-6:30!


Warm regards,


Mrs. Glaab and Mrs. Braynor

This week's calendar:

April 3 - RH Skate Night - 4:30-6:30

April 4- Day 1, School Librarian Appreciation Day

April 5- Day 2

April 6- Day 3- Paraprofessional Appreciation Day, PTO Dine out - Joe’s Pizza

April 7- Day 4- Dr. McGann’s Talk a Latte, 6:00 at FAD

April 8- Day 5, Spring Picture Day

International Children’s Book Day

International Children's Book Day, which is celebrated on April 2nd, is a day designed to promote and inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books from around the globe. Our teachers and district librarians work tirelessly to inspire a love of reading each and every day. Check out our district librarians’ recommended videos that you can enjoy with your children:

Ms. DiBetta:

The Bruce Swap by Ryan Higgins

Ms. Larca:

Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima.

Mr. Slomczewski:

Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller

Ms. Weil:

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Dreamers – read in Spanish

Ms. Reed:

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (Chapter 1)

Ms. Handren:

Zombies Don't Eat Veggies by Megan Lacera and Jorge Lacera

¡Los Zombis No Comen Verduras!

Covid Update


As shared in Dr. McGann’s updates, we will no longer be contact tracing or mandating students who are close contacts to quarantine. We are also no longer offering virtual learning. Please continue to be mindful of your children’s symptoms if they are sick, and reach out to Mrs. Cunniff if you are not sure if your child should come to school due to illness.

Whole Child Resource Fair

We would like to highlight and promote what is sure to be a great district event! Learn more about this event here: https://www.smore.com/d0z8c

Spring Pictures

Pictures will be taken on April 8th. See the flyer below:

Bring your Child to Work Day:

If your child will be absent on April 28th for “Bring your Child to Work Day,” please complete the following form and return it by April 25th:


2022-2023 Class Lists

Creation of class lists is an important responsibility that teachers, school counselors, and administrators take very seriously. A great deal of time and effort goes into creating classes which are well balanced academically and socially. Many factors are considered in making placement decisions. Because it is not as simple as placing a student with a teacher without considering all of the dynamics of each class and the individual and collective needs of the students, the Flemington Raritan School District does not honor parental requests for specific teachers. Parents may write a letter stating specific needs that their child has which may be considered when placing the student. The letter should state facts to consider and not request a teacher. Please submit any letters to Mrs. Glaab and Mrs. Braynor by May 1, 2022.

PTO Updates and Reminders

RH PTO Family Skate Night - Sunday April 3rd, 4:30-6:30pm

Join us for a fun evening of skating at the Frenchtown Roller Rink! Bring your friends and the whole family!

Discount admission available at the door, $7/person!

View our flyer HERE!


Family Olympics will be April 29th! See the flyer HERE for more information.


Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Fundraiser - Order Pickup - April 11th , 5-7pm

Thank you to everyone who ordered chocolate to support our fundraiser! We will have order pickup outside of Robert Hunter on Monday April 11th from 5-7pm. Please pull up in the drop off/pickup line and we will hand you your order!

Contact Lauren Loftus at lmloftus79@gmail.com with any questions.


Afterschool Enrichment Update

We have had such a fantastic response to our After School Enrichment programs and several of our programs are full! There are still space in the following clubs:

KickQuest Martial Arts - Grades K-4- Mondays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, & 5/23

Drawing Class - Grades 2-4 - Wednesdays - 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25- Please note we have opened this class up to 2nd graders due to space available!!

Mindfulness Club - K-4- Wednesdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

Social Skills Club Grades 3-4 - Wednesdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 & 5/25

World Cultures Club - Grades K-2 Fridays 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, & 5/27

To register login to:

https://roberthunterelem.membershiptoolkit.com

**Don't forget to checkout and complete payment to secure your child's spot, you should receive a registration confirmation/receipt via email**

The flyer with class descriptions should have been sent home with your child or can be found here. Any questions contact us at roberthunterpto@gmail.com!


Robbie Raccoon's Summer Enrichment Camp - Sign up now for Summer fun!

Our Robert Hunter Summer Enrichment camp for students entering grades 1-5 is back! Sign up for 1 week or all 5! We even have a week of Afternoon Lunch Bunch and Literacy too! Registration is now open online through our Membership Toolkit Site:

https://roberthunterelem.membershiptoolkit.com/

View our full camp flyer with details about the program HERE!

Contact Allison Pelletier at atdpelletier@gmail.com with any questions!


April Dine Out- Joe's Pizza - April 6th, 11am-7:30pm

Take a break from cooking and Dine In or Out to benefit the Robert Hunter PTO! Please mention RH PTO and bring the flyer found here when ordering!


The PTO Basket Auction is Coming - Friday May 13th , 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Robert Hunter School Blacktop

**Please look out for an email from your homeroom parents about class basket donations**

**Basket Auction tickets will go on sale in late April/Early May**

There is still time to donate and support our event! If you are interested in sponsoring a basket from your family, making a donation of items, or own/work for a local business that would like to sponsor a basket we would love

to hear from you! Please complete our donation google form ASAP to donate:

https://forms.gle/DBgXdQ2wvgLR5EMN9


Order Your Yearbook - Deadline to Order April 29th!

See the flyer below to order yearbooks!

The RH PTO Yearbook Committee is also seeking 1-2 volunteers to shadow the team this spring to learn more and help out with next year's yearbook. Contact our Yearbook Committee at roberthunteryb@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved!

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