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FEB 2019

Susie King Taylor| Happy Black History Month - click for details!

Susie King Taylor Susie King Taylor

(August 6, 1848 – October 6, 1912)

She was also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.

At this school in Savannah, Georgia, she taught children during the day and adults at night.

She is in the 2018 class of inductees of the

Georgia Women of Achievement.

Click Susie’s picture above to learn more about her life

JAN 2019

Preschool Art Workshop| Age 3-5 - click for details!

Preschool Art Chalk Heart Drawings

Kids will make a collage of overlapping hearts using a template and wet chalk on black paper.

Space is limited! Beginning February 4, register by calling 609-581-4064

or visiting the children’s room of the library.

Hamilton Township Free Public Library

1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way

Hamilton, NJ 08619

609-581-4064 www.hamiltonnjpl.org

Dual Language Bilingual Program| Trenton Public Schools - click for details!

Bilingual Program Developing Bilingual and Biliterate Student

The Program will be offered at the following schools/El programa se ofrecerá en las siguientes escuelas:

Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School 159 N. Clinton Ave. Trenton, N.J. 08609 Alfonso Llano, Principal

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School 175 Girard Ave. Trenton, N.J. 08638 Marzene Bennett, Principal

HTSD Summer Camp: Registration begins Feb. 1st - click for details!

HTSD Summer Camp The Hamilton Township School District is offering Summer Camp

to Hamilton Township residents in grades K-12 (as of Fall 2019).

Camp Registration opens February 1, 2019.

Visit www.hamilton.k12.nj.us to Register your Camper.

2019 Graduates Aging-out of the School System - click for details!

Aging Out Steps to Accessing Services/Supports from the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

This timeline applies to students who have exhausted their educational entitlement

by turning 21 years of age within the 2018-2019 school year.



Rainbow Children’s Medical Daycare| 6 weeks to 6 yrs. old - click for details!

Rainbow Medical




Day Care

We provide a unique setting for medically fragile

or technology-dependent children that cannot attend regular day care.

• Serving children from 6 weeks to 6 years
• Supervised transportation
• Nutritious meals and snacks approved by our Dietician
• On-site Social Worker
• Nurses overseeing your child’s everyday health needs
• Teacher developing age appropriate activities

Hamilton Township Schools| Kindergarten Registration Dates - click for details!

Kindergarten Registration Dates  Kindergarten Registration Dates 2019 – 2020 SY

*Scheduled Appointments Are Necessary*.

FREE Parent Seminar| College Admissions - click for details!

College Admissions Seminar

Parent Informational Meeting (1/24) - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Have questions regarding the college admission process?

ACT vs. the SAT?

Embrace Tutoring will be hosting a free informational event

where all parents and students are welcome to come and speak to Mr. Anthony Weinkopff.

Parent Leadership Meeting| January 23, 2019 - click for details!

Parent Leadership Meeting The Parent Leader Meeting being held at Trenton BOE next Wednesday evening.

Food will be provided and there will be some community providers there with tables set up to give out information.

Princeton Public Schools- District’s Dual-Language Program Expands - click for details!

Dual Language Program Parents interested in learning more about Dual Language Immersion are invited to attend an information session.

Attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory for families who have a student(s) who will be entering Kindergarten or first grade in September 2019,

and who are interested in applying for the immersion program.

Dual Language Immersion Information sessions will be held at

Community Park School,

372 Witherspoon Street, on Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30 PM


Wednesday, February 27th at 8:45 AM.

10 Reasons Why Arts in Education Is so Important for Kids - click for details!

Arts in Education

Hamilton Township Public School: Project Child Find - click for details!

Project Child Find Project Child Find

Is a child in your life developing differently or having problem learning?

Click the graphic above to learn more about Hamilton Township Public Schools Project Child Find program.

Quakerbridge Mall Summer Camp Fair - click for details!

Summer Camp Fair Saturday, January 19, 2019. Noon-3pm
All of our Camp Fairs are


to attend!
3320 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

START-EPSD Presents: Literacy Informational Session - Mercer County - click for details!

START-EPSD Literacy Informational Session SPAN START

Engaging Parents of Students with Disabilities

RWJ Fitness & Wellness: Drawing Classes for Kids | Starting in January - click for details!

Drawing Classes for Kids Elementary Drawing

Teaches all elementary school-age children basic to advanced drawing skills, art techniques and vocabulary. Students learn portraiture, perspective and color theory, as well as art history. Students learn color marker and color pencil techniques. Students learn respectful classroom etiquette while sharing art supplies. Cartooning. This delightful program combines Young Rembrandts’ innovative, step-by-step drawing method with light-hearted subject matter that engages children, their sense of humor, and their vivid imaginations. Students do between three and five drawings per class and tell a story.

DEC 2018

Five Tips for Handling a Bad Report Card - click for details!

Bad Report Card

Five Tips for Handling a Bad Report Card

By third grade, your child's warm and fuzzy progress report will likely give way to the cold, hard, letter-grade report card.

A disappointing grade can become an emotional tripwire for parent and child alike.

The best advice? Don't react with disappointment.

A poor grade is often a red flag for a potential problem area, not a measure of your child's worth or your parenting skills.

Collect your thoughts and respond in a calm, clear way:

Click the graphic to visit the website

Make your own Duct Tape Alphabet Magnets - click for details!

Homemade Alphabet Magnets Make your own alphabet magnets using cardboard and duct tape and take learning to the fridge!

This is a great teaching tool for younger children learning the alphabet.

Also, makes a fun game for older children who are learning to read and spell.

How Stuff Works - click for details!

How Stuff Works When your child wants to know why the sky is blue, how a tornado forms, or any number of other questions she can come up with on a daily basis, head on over to How Stuff Works. The articles break down subjects like autos, culture, entertainment, science, money, technology and more.

Games, quizzes, and videos also round out your children's learning experience.

Click the graphic to visit the website

Finding Your Way in the Night Sky- 12/11/18 | Dukes Farm - click for details!

Dukes Farm Night Sky Are the Big Dipper and Orion’s Belt all you know in the night sky?

How about all the other stars up there? Come learn your way around the stars.

Make a star wheel to take home and help your family navigate and appreciate the heavens from your own backyard

– no telescope needed!

Learn to find more than 20 constellations, asterisms and bright “anchor” stars.

Telescope observation and laser constellation tour afterwards, weather permitting.

Class will take place rain or shine.

All ages.


Tue, December 11, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Add to Calendar


Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Lawrenceville Library| Computer Classes - click for details!

TCNJ college

Career & Community Studies Program| TCNJ College - click for details!

TCNJ college Learn about our inclusive, four-year college experience for students with intellectual disabilities.

Gather information about the academic, career readiness and student life elements of this certificate program.

Hear from CCS staff, students and mentors.

Discover the TCNJ campus, through a guided tour

Fastweb: Find & Apply for Scholarships - click for details!

Let's Film Class Paying for school just got easier.
Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.

Fractions on the Number Line Song| 3rd Grade & 4th Grade Math

http://www.NUMBEROCK.com is a provider of educational videos for kids.
Founded by an innovative 5th Grade teacher who envisioned a new kind of classroom where students got energized for math class.
Parents of his students even noticed their children singing mathematics songs around the dinner table well beyond school hours.

Free After-School Let's Film Class - click for details!

Let's Film Class Let's Film

A FREE After School Program


Samuel Naples Community Center, 611 Chestnut Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611


Students ages 14 –18 who want to learn about the film industry


Learn all about film production and video making. Including writing scripts, media and marketing, casting, sound, cinematography, song recording, editing and production.


Informational Sessions:

(drop in)
Wednesday’s Dec 5th, 12th or 19th 5 to 7 pm.

Formal Classes Begin January 2nd

Wednesday night 5:00 – 7:00pm
(beginning in Jan classes will be every wed night and every other Friday night through the end of May)

For more information email: letsfilm713@gmail.com

Isles Youth Institute - click for details!

Isles Youth Institute

Interested in earning your diploma, receiving job training and internship opportunities, and much more?

Isles Youth Institute (IYI) might be the place for you!

Services include:

• HSE/GED Classes
• Construction Training
• Job Development
• YouthBuild
• Leadership Development
• Community Service Learning Opportunities
• Evening Program
• Mentoring
• Case Management

The Robin Scheiner Scholarship Award: Apply by 12/7/18 - click for details!

Scholarship Award Extended

The Robin Scheiner Scholarship Award

PLEASE fill out the application in its entirety and submit by Friday, December 7, 2018.

NOTE: The application must be received by our office by 12/7/18.

This Scholarship is in the amount of $500. It was created in memory of Robin Scheiner. Ms. Scheiner was an Assistant Prosecutor with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office since March 1988. She had a variety of assignments within the office; a member and then Chief of the Grand Jury Unit and was assigned to a Trial Team. In 1988 Robin joined the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit. In 1998, she was appointed Chief of that Unit (now called the Special Victims Unit) and remained Chief until 2008, when she became Chief of the Juvenile Unit until her retirement. Over the years, she served on many Mercer County committees, including the Outreach and Education Committee, several subcommittees of the Council on Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement, and as Chair of the Commission on Abused, Neglected, and Missing Children. Prior to attending law school, she was an 8th grade English teacher. In June 2013, Ms. Scheiner graduated as a certified veterinary assistant from Mercer County Community College and began working part time at Plumsted Animal Hospital in Cream Ridge, NJ. Left to cherish her memory is her husband and two children.

4-H Youth Development - click for details!

4-H Youth Development program

Learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens of the world. The goals of the 4-H Youth Development Program are to:

• Provide informal educational programs to youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school).

Strengthen skills for adults working with youth.

Improve community collaborations and partnerships.

12/9/18 Trenton Mercer Airport - L.I.F.T. for Autism - Click here for details!

Thank you for your interest in the second LIFT for Autism event on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. The LIFT Experience includes ticketing, baggage check, processing through TSA security check, spending time in the waiting area with a flight video, and collecting luggage in baggage claim. At this time, there will not be an aircraft to board.

Free College Tours - College Tour of Keep Achieving (Kach) at Brookdale - click for details!

NOV 2018

Mercer County Free Preschools for Low-Income Families - click for details!

Mercer County Free Preschools These preschools can help low-income families by offering free and discounted rates for child care/education.

Home Depot Kids Workshops - click for details!

Home Depot Kids Workshops HANDS-ON LEARNING

Join a Home Depot workshop at your nearest store this week. Kids workshops provide a lively environment mixing skill-building, creativity, and safety for future DIYers.

Mercer County Technical Schools - click for details!

Mercer County Technical Schools The Mercer County Technical School District provides rigorous career and technical education programs for full-time, shared time or Career Prep students in grades nine through 12.

Sylvan Learning Center of Hamilton New Jersey - click for details!

Sylvan Learning Center Tutoring and Individualized Prep

Call to Register!

We have tutoring programs for math, algebra, reading, writing, study skills and more! At Sylvan, you get the best in certified teachers and interactive technology, so your child feels fully engaged and gets the exact learning he or she needs. We also have a team of college-readiness experts ready to help teens with individual SAT and ACT test prep.

After-school activities can fuel your child's passions - click for details!

Fuel your child's passions After-school activities are the perfect venues for allowing children to explore different paths and nurture their talents.

Tech Night - November 29th 5-8PM @Steinert High School - click for details!

2900 Klockner Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690
Parking at Steinert HS and Reynolds MS

Who: Students, Parents, Staff, & Hamilton Community

What: A showcase of the technology in our schools featuring:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Technology in the Classroom Showcase
  • Teacher Led Workshops
  • Robotics Club Demonstrations
  • STEAM Playground
Cost: FREE Admission!!!
Concessions will be sold at this event to support our Robotics Club.

Raising a Reader - click for details!

Leaders in Engaging Readers: Raising a Reader Helps Families Develop, Practice, and Maintain Home Literacy Routines.
Can an early literacy program be both simple to implement and proven to work?
We focus on strengthening family literacy routines and community literacy connections - a method that's proven to work.

Fall 2018 Story Programs Calendar - Hamilton Library - click for details!

November 12th-16th is American Education Week, Let's Reach. Educate. Inspire - click here for details!

November 1st - Hamilton Township Special Education Parent Workshop - click for details!

Robin Scheiner Book Scholarship Award - $500 - click for details!

NJ Youth Corps Based out of MCCC - Currently Conducting Interviews - click for details!

Free College Tours - Mercer County College Tour - click for details!

Free College Tours - Garden State Pathways Program at Camden County College - click for details!

College and Career Readiness Fair @ Grice Middle School - click for details!

OCT 2018

Halloween Word Scramble - click for details!

New Jersey School Directory - click for details!

October 25th, 2018 - District Wide Literacy Workshop - Children are Invited!!! - click for details!

Free IEP Reviews With the Attorneys of Hinkle, Fingles, Prior, & Fischer, Attorneys at Law - click for details!

New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy - click here for details!

Fall Conference for Parents, Professionals, and Educators - click for details!

October 20th, 2018 Community Day at Melvin H. Kreps Middle School - click for details!

Trenton Public Library has FREE tutoring sessions on Saturdays - click for details!

Free Museum Passes through Hamilton Public Library - click for details!

Understanding Youth Mental Health - click for details!

Fall 2018 Parent Support Meetings - click for details!

Fall Parenting Series - click for details!

4th Annual Mental Wellness Resource Fair @Mercer County Community College 10/11/18 - click for details!

Mental Wellness Resource Fair Mental Wellness Resource Fair

State grant to attend Community College for FREE - click for details!

Click to review the IEP Meeting Checklist

SEPT 2018
Thank you to our sponsors!

Click to read Capacity Benefits' donation statement!

Principal Property Solutions Backpack Drive
Netcarrier Telecom Backpack Drive
Generations Family Guidance Backpack Drive

Click to read Hamilton Horizons Federal Credit Union's donation statement!

Saved By The Bell Back to School
PNC Bank Backpack Drive 2018

Click to read Alphagraphics' donation statement!

Simple Healthy Lunchbox Ideas, Your Kids Will Love

What Happens When Kids Miss School?

College Essay Writing Workshop Info

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