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Bear Tavern Elementary Principal Turnbull addresses an assembly of students in the all-purpose room.

#BearTavernPride  Our Time is NOW!

Bear Tavern students retrieving books and supplies from their lockers.
A close-up of the ceramic and tile wall mural created by Bear Tavern students
Bear Tavern teachers perform a group dance on the blacktop on the first day of school.

BT teachers on the first day

The outdoor school sign for Bear Tavern Elementary School
A group of smiling Bear Tavern girls on the playground.

Ready for a great year!

Close-up of a bulletin board where students have posted how they finished this sentence:

What students want from their teacher

Panoramic view of all classes lined up on the blacktop on the first day of school

First Day of a New School Year at BT!

Bear Tavern's library staff pose for a picture with Mr. Turnbull
Bear Tavern Elementary teachers dancing on the blacktop on the first day of school

BT teachers on the first day

Bear Tavern students gather in their class groups on the blacktop on the first day of school
Two Bear Tavern teachers smile at the camera on the first day of school
The Bear Tavern arts cow stands proudly in front of the building.
Four Bear Tavern students in a group hug outside one of the modular classrooms

Making new friends already!

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Martial Arts
Date: 1/23/2017, 3:45 PM 4:45 PM
Nano Bots rm. A2
Date: 1/23/2017, 3:45 PM 4:45 PM
Location: Room 107
Circuits #A2
Date: 1/24/2017, 3:45 PM 4:45 PM
Location: Room A2
Dance Hip Hop
Date: 1/24/2017, 3:45 PM 4:45 PM
Family Life Info. Session
Date: 1/24/2017, 6:30 PM 8 PM
Location: Media Center
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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

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will begin Tuesday, January 3 for parents of children anticipating entering kindergarten in the Hopewell Valley Regional School District in September 2017. Children must be five years old on or before October 1, 2017 per Board Policy #5112.

Registration instructions are found on the New Student Registration page (http://www.hvrsd.org/apps/pages/NewStudentRegistration).

Required registration forms are found on the Registration Forms page.
Once registration has been completed, packets are given to each kindergarten parent/guardian containing information regarding the school district.

Appointments must be made for school visits at the time of registration and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

School visits will be held at our four elementary schools on the following dates:

Bear Tavern Elementary April 11 - 12, 2017
Hopewell Elementary March 27 - 29, 2017
Stony Brook Elementary April 17 - 19, 2017
Toll Gate Grammar March 28 - 30, 2017

The registrar's office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (closed 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm). Appointments can be made by calling 609.737.4000 x2304.

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