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  • Please Note: The Supply List has been updated. Please check the most recent list for accuracy. 
  • RBCS is pleased to support Lunch Break with 115 lbs of food donated toward the 2016 Foodstock Campaign. The summer season puts even greater demand to keep food on the table. Please consider ways to donate and support this important outreach program. http://lunchbreak.org/donate
  • Summer Packets are out! Students have their reading lists with logs and math packets. They are also available on Mrs. Jones' website.
  • Register now for RBCS 2016 Summer Institute. Sign up for 5 weeks of STEM-based summer fun July 5-Aug 5, open to all Red Bank area students. Learn more
  • RBCS Study Buddy Video created by Michael Allingham, our Study Buddy friend. Michael will forever be in our hearts.
  • RBCS Announces Approval of Weighted Lottery for the 2016-17 School Year. Read press release  

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IN THE NEWS...

RBCS Summer Program Tacks Toward STEM
From Asbury Park Press
August 16, 2016
“We feel like architects,” Jayshawn said. “And when we run into problems, we know we can ask the teacher, but we’d rather figure it out ourselves.” This balance of independence and collaboration is a hallmark of the five-week RBCS Summer Institute, available to all elementary school-aged children...
Learning STEM's from Red Bank Charter School Program
From RedBankGreen
June 14, 2016
Red Bank Charter School has announced a wrap-around STEM-based curriculum for their Summer Institute program. Offered from July 5 to August 5 and divided into two grade level-based groups (grades 1-4, grades 5-8), the summertime activities are available both to current RBCS students and to non-students....
Red Bank Charter School Hosts Evening with the Arts
From AH Herald
May 16, 2016
In recognition of the importance of arts and culture in education, Red Bank Charter School (RBCS) hosted it’s annual Evening with the Arts on Thursday, May 12, 2016. The event showcased student’s creative abilities and live performances as a celebration of the arts, music and theater, and a demonstration of how these art forms are integrated into the RBCS curriculum....
RBCS Starts 3 Year Lottery Experiment
From The Hub
May 3, 2016
“We appreciate the community of Red Bank, and we want to be responsive to the entire school-aged population and incorporate into our school more students and families that qualify as economically disadvantaged,” said Meredith Pennotti, the principal of the charter school, at the school’s April 28 admission lottery for the 2016-17....
Red Bank Charter School Friends RBR in Social Media Workshop
From RedBankGreen
April 21, 2016
Administrators and teachers at Red Bank Charter School are no strangers to the constantly evolving technology and social media world. Every day they hear students discussing a video they viewed on YouTube, or a funny meme from Instagram. Some even incorporate social media carefully into lesson plans and homework reminders...
Red Bank Charter School to Hold First Ever Weighted Lottery
From AH Herald
April 26, 2016
Red Bank Charter School will hold its first ever weighted lottery for the 2016-2017 school year. In March the New Jersey Department of Education approved Red Bank’s request for a weighted lottery, which will give preference to low-income families in the area. Children who qualify for certain types of public assistance will receive a 3:2 chance of admission into the school...
State Approves Charter School Weighted Lottery
From The Hub / Greater Media News
March 29, 2016
The Red Bank Charter School (RBCS) has been approved by the state to hold a weighted lottery for the next school year. “We are pleased with Commissioner of Education David Hespe’s approval to serve a greater number of underserved students,” said RBCS Principal Meredith Pennotti...
RBCS Honors MLK with March and Day of Service
From Patch
January 17, 2016
As a commitment to community service and social justice, Red Bank Charter School will once again recognize Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a “Day of Service,” the school announced.....
Red Bank Charter School Aims to Serve a Greater Number of Red Bank Families through Expansion
From AH Herald
December 31, 2015
“Red Bank Charter School growth is in fact a shared public priority, and choice in education is a family preference in Red Bank,” said Red Bank Charter School Principal Meredith Pennotti. “The RBCS wait list average is 112 candidates over 3 years...
Charter lottery favors low-income kids to break cycle of poverty, officials say
From NJ.com
December 16, 2015
Red Bank Charter School in Monmouth County also announced this week that it will also ask the state for permission to hold a weighted enrollment lottery. For the past two years, charter schools involved in universal enrollment in Newark have already had a weighted lottery for students qualifying for....
Red Bank Veterans Honored
From Red Bank Green
November 11, 2015
Local veterans saluted as the Red Bank Charter School choir sang ‘The Star-Spangled’ at a Veterans Day commemoration in downtown Red Bank Wednesday....
Red Bank Charter School Highlights Issues of the World
From Two River Times
November 3, 2015
Red Bank Charter School once again transformed its classrooms into miniature countries for International Day on Oct. 22. Students in the preK -8th grade public school, dressed in costume, told the stories – the customs and the hardships – of those homelands....
RBCS Kicks Off International Day Planning with Change A Life Uganda Guest Speakers
From AH Herald
October 8, 2015
This important visit coincides with the school’s weeks long planning for their annual RBCS International Day to be held on October 22, 2015, creating awareness of global issues and conversations that shape understanding of our common global community...
Red Bank Charter School Goes to Washington DC
From RedBankGreen
September 18, 2015
Red Bank Charter School was invited to participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) in Washington D.C., the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community...
Red Bank Charter Offers a STEM Twist on Summer Camp
From Red Bank Patch
May 28, 2015
Looking for a way to feed your child’s interest in science, math and technology? Want something that isn’t your typical summer camp? The Red Bank Charter School is offering a five-week Summer Institute that it says has a ”comprehensive STEM-based curriculum.”....
Summer of STEM at Red Bank Charter School
From Red Bank Green
May 13, 2015
Red Bank Charter School has announced the availability of a new comprehensive STEM-based curriculum for their Summer Institute over five weeks, from July 6 to August 7. Summer Institute registration is now being accepted for current RBCS students, as well as non-students from Red Bank and surrounding communities....
RBCS Hosts Community Blood Drive
From AH Herald
April 21, 2015
As on-going commitment to service-learning, on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Red Bank Charter School (RBCS) will host a community blood drive...
Red Bank Charter School Honoring King's Legacy With Day Of Service
From Red Bank Patch
January 15, 2015

 As a commitment to community service and social justice, Red Bank Charter School on Monday will recognize Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a “Day of Service.” Students, faculty, staff and guests will participate in a series of community-wide activities designed to reflect and recognize the importance of service to others.
REES: Charter schools on right track in N.J.
From APP.COM
November 20, 2014

 As New Jersey's students and teachers settle into a new school year, a new report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools shows that the state's charter movement is thriving.
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