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Middletown Receives $204,632 State Grant for Recycling Successes
Saturday, 20 December 2014
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Township will receive one of the highest grant awards from the state to implement and further enhance local recycling efforts. The township made the top 10 in this latest round of funding from the state Department of... Read More...
IMAGE Banish the Winter Blues at Park System's 2014 Winterfest
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Photo: Hope for snow because conditions permitting, horse drawn sleigh rides will be part of WinterFest. LINCROFT, NJ -  Looking to banish the winter blues?  Then head over to the Monmouth County Park System’s WinterFest on Saturday, January 10... Read More...
Genovese Organized Crime Family Soldier and Two Crime Family Associates Admit Racketeering Conspiracy
Saturday, 20 December 2014
NEWARK, NJ—Three North Jersey men today admitted conspiring to conduct or participate in the affairs of the Genovese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (the “Genovese family”) through a pattern of racketeering activity, including a... Read More...
Ocean County Man Indicted in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud
Saturday, 20 December 2014
NEWARK, NJ—An Ocean County, New Jersey, man was indicted today for his role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Joseph DiValli, 45, of Jackson, New Jersey, was... Read More...
Hubbard Avenue closed Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 19 December 2014
Detours will be in place Motorist should expect delays due to emergency repairs MIDDLETOWN, NJ – On Saturday, December 20, weather permitting, Hubbard Avenue between West Front Street and Navesink River Road will be closed for emergency repair... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Business Executive Fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 20 December 2014
About five years ago, Todd Neva, now of Hancock, Michigan, began having trouble lifting his daughter from her carseat. Over time, this muscle... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - December 19, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 19 December 2014
It breaks my heart to see yet another article on how my dear #GuyFieri has made Food Network nearly unwatchable: http://bit.ly/1DA59Fm Want to see... Read More...
IMAGE Our Forefathers Knew Better
by George Hancock-Stefan
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
When one does a comparison between the 17th and 20th centuries in regards to the goodness of humanity, one comes with two different views.  The... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Top Five
by David Prown
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The other day I was scanning moviefone.com to get a sense of new releases for this weekend. Never heard of Chris Rock's "Top Five" and tried to get a... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - December 16, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Got 60 grand?  Well, you can use it to pay down your debt or buy Burt Reynold's Smokey & The Bandit TransAm: http://usat.ly/1G9j9n6 Parenting... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Sun Dec 21 @10:00AM -
Fair Haven Menorah Lighting
Sun Dec 21 @ 7:00PM -
Blue Christmas Service
Sat Dec 27 @ 3:00AM - 05:00PM
Murray Farmhouse Candlelight Reception -
Sun Jan 04 @12:00PM -
Middletown Reorganization Meeting
Mon Jan 12 @ 7:30PM -
Holmdel Tax Assessor Speaks

Red Bank, N.J. - On Thursday Jan. 10, 2013, the Red Bank Charter School (RBCS) held its annual lottery for admission to the school. This year the lottery was extended to include a 4 year old preschool class which will begin in the 2013-1014 school year. 

The lottery is held every January, and is open to children who are Red Bank residents.  Parents who wish to have their child(ren) entered into the admissions lottery must submit an application to the school.  There are no other admission criteria other than residency. Siblings of RBCS students are automatically granted a spot for enrollment. Children whose numbers were not selected are invited to be placed on the student waiting list for admission to the school.  The school is presently filled to capacity with 120 students on the waiting list.

RBCS enrollment cannot exceed 180 students in Kindergarten through grade 8 with 20 children in each class.  There is one class for each grade level, taught by a teacher and adjunct team. All teachers and adjuncts at RBCS are certificated teachers.

“The number of applicants suggests that there is strong interest in RBCS.  Our academic success, child-centered school climate, diversity and family atmosphere are the factors parents mention when asked why they apply.  Those are all very positive reasons for selecting a school for a child. We are pleased to have earned that reputation in the community.”

The preschool program will be funded by preschool state aid.  Funding is directly from that sate at 100% per pupil.   Regulations associated with this funding limits class size to a maximum of 15 students. The class will be taught with the same co-teacher model used throughout the school.   RBCS has selected Creative Curriculum as our instructional program. Creative Curriculum is one of the four endorsed by the state of New Jersey for programs funded with pre-school aid.  The instructional day will be six hours with before and aftercare available for all children.

Creative Curriculum provides maximum opportunity for children to learn through discovery; encouraging imagination, exploration and problem solving. The flexibility of the program permits teachers to weave in character education and service learning.  This ensures that even the very youngest children are introduced to the mission and beliefs of RBCS from their very first days of school.  For us, this is essential for developing the culture and positive learning environment that is RBCS. Pennotti said.

Parental involvement is a pivotal component of the pre-K program.  Parent workshops on an array of topics will be offered throughout the year and parents will be welcomed partners in the learning experience.  Because it is the first year of the program, parents will also have a substantial role in the development and set up of the early childhood program and classroom.  “Much of what makes charter run is the contribution of its parents. At charter parents, teachers, and community partners work together to build something very significant.  In this case, they are building the educational future for their children.”  

For additional information please contact Red Bank Charter School at (732) 450-2092.