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Major Loophole in NJ Microbeads Ban Legislation
Friday, 21 November 2014
5 Gyres, NY/NJ Baykeeper, and Clean Ocean Action support alternative Keyport, N.J. - New Jersey Bill S2178 would phase out plastic microbeads in personal care products such as toothpastes and exfoliating face washes, beginning January... Read More...
Time to Prepare for 2014 Winter Weather
Friday, 21 November 2014
Communication is key during a storm FREEHOLD, NJ – With record breaking snow in New YorkState this week and a forecast of cold weather continuing, we are reminded that we must be prepared for winter weather. “Now is the time for us to prepare... Read More...
Jersey Give-Back Guide Returns to Simplify Year-end Giving to NJ Nonprofits
Friday, 21 November 2014
Monmouth County Arts Council Among Listed Non-Profits MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Year-end giving in New Jersey just got easier with the debut of this year’s Jersey Give Back Guide, an online giving tool designed to showcase and support some of the... Read More...
Keyport-Aberdeen Bridge (MA-14) Project to be Topic of Meetings
Friday, 21 November 2014
Two information sessions scheduled in December KEYPORT, NJ – The public information meeting about the planned replacement of County Bridge MA-14 over Matawan Creek located between Keyport and Aberdeen, is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday,... Read More...
IMAGE Roadwork Advisory for Middletown
Friday, 21 November 2014
MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  Middletown Township has issued the following roadwork advisory: All roadwork is subject to immediate change without notice. Call the Traffic Bureau at 732-615-2045 with questions. Newman Springs Road (Route 520) Construction... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Imparted Concepts
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 21 November 2014
I heard on the news that a baseball player, Giancarlo Stanton, received the highest salary that has ever been paid ($325 million over 13... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Interstellar
by David Prown
Friday, 21 November 2014
I was definitely not jonesing to see "Interstellar" as I'm not really a big special effects guy however I've always liked space movies. My son saw it... Read More...
IMAGE Take It From Snoopy
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Recently, I cleaned out a trunk full of ancient artifacts from my high school days and came across a little book titled “Happiness is a warm... Read More...
IMAGE Happy Birthday to a Group Very Special to Atlantic Highlands
by Jack Archibald
Thursday, 20 November 2014
This column typically avoids mentioning birthdays, as each of us is special and our birthday is something to be celebrated.  But a recent... Read More...
IMAGE Wigged Out at the White House?
by Woody Zimmerman
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Has Barack Hussein Obama finally flipped out? One could reasonably conclude that after hearing the president’s remarks following an epic electoral... Read More...

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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.