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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY - SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED
Date: 1/16/2017
Board Mtg (Regular)
Date: 1/23/2017, 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
End of Marking Period 2
Date: 1/27/2017
Salute to Service Hockey Game
Date: 2/4/2017, 6:30 PM 9 PM
Location: Louck's Ice Rink
EARLY DISMISSAL/STAFF DEV
Date: 2/6/2017
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In The Spotlight

PEECH (Preschool and Early Education for Children of Hopewell), HVRSD's integrated preschool program, is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Applications must be received by Friday, February 17, 2017. Please click the Read More link for the application and complete details.


Information about the PEECH program can be found by visiting the Preschool Programs webpage (http://www.hvrsd.org/apps/pages/PreschoolPrograms) on HVRSD's Office of Special Education's website. 
 
For more information, please contact:
Judith Kelly
Office of Pupil Services
Hopewell Valley Regional School District
425 S. Main St.
Pennington, NJ 08534
609.737.4000 x2603
 
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News & Announcements

Time is Running Out - Register Now for the HV Parenting Conference on 1/28

Time is running out to register for the Hopewell Valley Parenting Conference scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Central High School campus. Starting Monday, January 9 conference registration will be open to surrounding communities. On-line registration will close on Friday, January 20. After this date walk-in registration will be available at $30 per person but cannot guarantee availability of all workshops.

As a reminder, the conference includes keynote speaker Dr. Ken Ginsburg, author of Raising Kids to Thrive and Building Resilience in Children and Teens, two of 15 different workshops for parents of Pre-K to 12th grade students, refreshments and community resources for $15 per person.

Details and registration info: http://www.hvalliance.org/parenting-conference.html

Energy Assistance Programs

Elizabethtown Gas has provided an Energy Assistance Programs Fact Sheet. Please click on the headline above to view.

Marching Black and Gold Takes First Place Honors at Yamaha Cup Competition

The Marching Black and Gold on the field at MetLife Stadium. Photo courtesy of Brad Evans.

Hopewell Valley Central High School’s celebrated marching band, the Marching Black and Gold, took to the field at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, October 18, with its 2016 show “Take to the Skies” and came away triumphant with the first-place trophy in the USBands competition. Click on the link to read more!

Board President Wolff Receives Volunteer of the Year Award

HVRSD Superintendent Thomas Smith, Pennington Mayor Anthony Persichilli, Senator Shirley Turner, HVRSD Board President Lisa Wolff, Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Hopewell Township Mayor Kevin Kuchinski.

On Friday, October 14 the Hopewell Valley community celebrated 20 years of the Healthy Communities/Healthy Youth initiative during the Hopewell Valley Mayors’ Breakfast. During the breakfast, the Municipal Alliance honored Lisa Wolff, Hopewell Valley Regional School District Board President as its Volunteer of the Year. Ms. Wolff also received a Joint Legislative Resolution presented by Senator Shirley Turner and Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio.

Pictured from left to right. HVRSD Superintendent, Thomas Smith, Pennington Mayor, Anthony Persichilli, Senator, Shirley Turner, HVRSD Board President, Lisa Wolff, Assemblywoman, Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Hopewell Township Mayor, Kevin Kuchinski.

The Referendum Passes!

On behalf of the Hopewell Valley Regional School District, we wish to express our deep gratitude to the voters of Hopewell Valley who supported our facilities and maintenance referendum on September 27. We appreciate your confidence in this spending plan and we pledge to continue to work hard in seeing that your tax dollars are well spent. We would also like to thank everyone who assisted us with getting the word out. We are very fortunate to have so many dedicated and talented residents who are willing and eager to help the district.

To those who could not support the referendum, we urge you to share your reasons with us so that we may work on earning your confidence and support in the future. My email address is thomassmith@hvrsd.org.
Thomas A. Smith, Ed.D.
Superintendent of School

Important Updates for the 2016-17 School Year

In addition to our work to improve our academic programs, there are a number of equally important updates to our district policies and procedures that I would would like to share with you as we prepare to return to school. More detailed information regarding each item will either be shared by your building principal when your children return to school or later in the fall. (Click on the title above form more info)

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