• email Class Placement Letters for your children have been emailed to parents/guardians.  Please take time to open this email and review all attachments which include important back to school information.  If you have not received the email, please check your Spam/Junk Mail folder before contacting the main office at 908-464-4707.  Please be prepared to provide an active email address so the office can get this information to you.  Class placement information cannot be provided over the telephone.

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    Come get acquainted with your new school and meet new friends.

    open house Tuesday, August 30th

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    AWR Cafeteria

    (Sponsored by the AWR PTA)

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  • schooltoolbox SCHOOL SUPPLY ORDERS
    Get organized for the 2016-17 school year by ordering your school supplies today! Visit and select “Find Boxes Now.” Enter Allen W. Roberts and select your child’s grade for the upcoming school year. Money raised will help support the 6th grade committee.

    Place your order by July 8, 2016 and your child will have supplies delivered directly to his or her desk for the first day of school.

    NOTE: The ordering window for AWR's ship-to-school sale has ended, but can still save you a trip to the store! All boxes offer a Ship-2-Home option.

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    Leading researcher Richard Allington compares the slide in reading ability to an athlete's fitness. "Just like hockey players lose some of their skills if they stay off their skates and off the ice for three months, children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development," Allington said.
    Fast Facts: 
    • Elementary students who read 10-15 books at home over the summer gain as much in reading achievement as students who attend summer school.
    • Middle school students who read only five to six books over the summer don’t suffer from summer reading loss.
    • Children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development while kids who do read tend to gain a month of reading proficiency.
    What families can do: 
    Helping children doesn’t have to cost a dime or require outside help. It’s about making reading a priority in your home and using the resources you have. 
    • Use the public library to make books accessible around your home. 
    • Use timers and other devises to set reminders for daily reading time. 
    • Continue to read aloud to children of all ages.
    • Read while watching television by using closed captioning.
    • All types of reading count and choice is important. This includes articles, newspapers, and magazines too. Let students search for interesting news online.
    • Visit our Summer Reading page for more information, programs and resources.

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    here to find out more about PayForIt (PFI) as a payment option to pay for your child's lunches. 

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  • WalkandRollPosters THANK YOU to all the submitted posters for our first WALK AND ROLL poster contest. We had over 80 entries! They were all beautiful and are now displayed throughout the school. The winners received a MisFIt activity tracker and extra recess for their class. Click HERE to see a full size image of the winning posters.  CONGRATULATIONS!
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  • Congratulations Mrs. Witham!

    AWR's Teacher of the Year 

    Teacher of the Year

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  • hour of code

    The week of Dec. 7th, AWR students participated in the Hour Of Code.  For more information and a list of activities visit Mrs. Fahey's Hour of Code page


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  • Congratulations New Providence!  
    Thanks to all the families who have been walking and rolling to school over the last few years!  On Wednesday, Sept. 30th, Trans Options recognized both Allen W. Roberts and Salt Brook as 2015 Safe Routes to School Silver Award Champions.  New Providence Middle School was awarded the Bronze award.  These awards will help New Providence earn Safe Routes to School grant dollars for sidewalks.  
    safe routes award
    Keep on walking and rolling our way to improving our sidewalks and paths!
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  • Into the Future
    On Thursday, June 18th, AWR had an assembly to not only congratulate many students on academic achievements, but also to fill and close our time capsule. It was very interesting to see what each grade selected to put into the time capsule. The kids watched a little video of Mrs Hansen getting into a REAL DeLorean and taking off "Into the Future". She returned grey haired and excited! We truly hope you will all be around in 2035 when the time capsule will be opened. Thanks to the Wolters of the DeLorean Mid-Atlantic Club for lending us their DeLorean.
    time capsuel

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Allen W. Roberts School offers a supportive, yet challenging, child-centered learning environment where the faculty and staff combine their efforts to make each day unique and rewarding for students. Through a collaborative effort, parents, teachers, and administrators work together, providing the students of Allen W. Roberts the skills necessary to be responsible citizens in the dynamic global society of the 21st century.

Our professional staff is dedicated to meeting the needs of all children and participates in staff development projects throughout the year. At Allen W. Roberts, we value time for articulation which allows our staff opportunities to share their knowledge and experiences as well as learn from each other. We strive for an atmosphere where our students, staff, and parents feel proud and committed to supporting each other.

Our PTA provides invaluable support to our school in many ways. Parents volunteer their time in classrooms, support extra curricular programs, and numerous after school activities. Our PTA has raised a considerable amount of money to purchase technology and equipment, and support programs such as assemblies and author visits.

In addition to academics, an integral component of Allen W. Roberts is a Character Education program that allows students to recognize they can make a difference. Community service projects are evident among individual students, classes, grade levels, and the entire school community.

An ancient proverb once stated “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” At Allen W. Roberts, we focus on a lifetime of success for our students.

Thank you for visiting our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Gina M. Hansen