Community Partners

American Littoral Society

The American Littoral Society sponsors a 12 week science program for students in 6th grade at the Red Bank Middle School. The program focuses on hands-on activities along with arts and crafts, experiments, outdoor investigations and discussions. Topics will include such things as building an aquarium, fish anatomy, pulling a seine net, water testing, plankton, watersheds, sea shells, habitats and marine pollution.

Backpack Crew

The Backpack Crew in collaboration with United Methodist Church of Red Bank, provides backpacks filled with food for families in need for the weekends.

Bilingual Parent Advisory Council

Parental/guardian involvement is the key to academic success for all English language learners. BPAC [Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee] meetings are informative for both parents and teachers. They are a wonderful opportunity to meet students parents face-to-face multiple times a year. Parents/guardians of ELLs, the ESL supervisor, and teachers of ELLs such as content teachers who teach sheltered classes are part of this committee.

Boys & Girls Club

Through our United Way Summer Reading Grant, a cohort of students attend the B & G Club for free in order to extend their summer learning.

Bridge of Books

Organization donates books throughout the year that are sent home with students. Nurse Reardon picks the books up from their site and then distributes to all K-3 students. Done multiple times a year. Shary Ashe-Holt (CPIS) facilitates a book donation from Bridge of Books for all preschool students. This books are distributed at the Pre-K Family Literacy Night-Books and Blankets and other Pre-K events.

Community YMCA Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program

Approximately 35 incoming 4th graders participated in a 5 week program that was designed to help with the transition to the Middle School while also providing free summer classes in order to help prevent summer learning loss.

Community YMCA Swimming

All Grade 3 students participate in a week of free swim lessons during the school day. The YMCA pays for lessons and transportation. The YMCA provides our MD Class free swim lessons as part of their therapy throughout the year.

Count Basie Center for the Arts / Monmouth Conservatory

Teachings Artists from Count Basie come to the PS on a daily basis and teach two periods during Activity Period. By the end of the year all K-3 students are exposed to 10 classes given by five different teaching artists. Students and Staff are invited for the Bus-In Program which offers free shows and busing during the school day on a variety of timely and culturally relevant shows. The Arts for All program provides all students in grades 4 and 5 with instruction in percussion and theatre.

Fulfill

Students in the ESY and UW Summer Programs receive free lunch through this program.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run/Track is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 4th-8th grade. The program will teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons, and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event in the Spring of each year.

Horizons at Rumson Country Day School

A total of 30 students K-8 and 15 students in PreK attend a six week program held at RCDS. The program includes academics, athletics, trips and more! Students receive transportation, free breakfast/lunch and variety of other supports and programming during the school year.

Jazz Arts Project

The Jazz Arts summer program provided a 2-week music camp opportunity to RBMS students so that they could take lessons and learn to play an instrument. The camp took place from 10am - 3pm in July for 2 weeks.

Jersey Fusion Basketball

Jersey Fusion Basketball Coaches provide instruction for the Red Bank Middle School boys and girls basketball athletes prior to try-outs.

Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center Partnership for the Arts is a collaborative partnership between RBBPS, the Count Basie Theatre, and the Sickels School in Fair Haven, to infuse arts integration into our content areas classrooms. The goal of arts integration is to further student understanding of both the content area as well as the art form being utilized.

KidGooRoo

Red Bank Middle School has partnered with the KidGooRoo Cares Program. KidGooRoo has helped connect a few of our students with enriching after-school activities. They seek to make a difference in the lives of our children and their families. Currently, KidGooRoo has been able to raise funds and provide cooking classes, piano lessons, and art classes to three of our students.

Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County

Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County provide adult English lessons to parents of RBBPS students.

Lunch Break

AVID Director, Mary Wyman, facilitates a group of students volunteering at Lunch Break once a month. Preschool Program utilizes the resources of Lunch Break as CPIS and family workers facilitate support of all preschool families. The Preschool Program participated in a food drive in 2016-2017.

Mental Health Association Of Monmouth County

The Mental Health Association Of Monmouth County sponsors a Teen Tactics 8 week psycho-education program that provides the 7th graders the opportunity for positive socialization amongst their peers within the school setting. Topics include issues they face academically, personally, and socially, as well as learn skills to improve the ability to face common adolescent challenges.

mindALIGNED

mindALIGNED is a modern approach of creative teaching strategies whose techniques span across disciplines, brightening the classroom from lesson to lesson, pupil to pupil. It is based on the belief that when creativity and the arts are integrated into school lessons, students are more engaged and learning improves.

Monmouth Cares

A private non-profit organization that partners with families to facilitate care for children with complex needs. They believe in a model of care that is family-driven, culturally competent, and community-based. A Care Management Organization (CMO) that is part of New Jersey's Children's System of Care (CSOC).

Monmouth University

The Red Bank Borough Public Schools partner with Monmouth University to provide both field practicum experiences as well as student teaching experiences to preservice teachers and speech therapists.

Optical Academy

Students and staff receive optical services at the PS and MS.

Parker Family Health Center

The Parker Family Health Center is a volunteer-based, free health care facility where Monmouth County residents without medical insurance or the ability to pay can be cared for with the same level of dignity and confidentiality afforded in the private sector. We have an open line of communication with the clinic to better assist our students that are unable to obtain health care or are new to our country.

Project Write Now

Project Write Now is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people of all ages become better writers as they gain the confidence, skills, and insight needed to reach their personal, academic, and professional goals. Staffed by former teachers and journalists, PWN has adopted the Red Bank Middle School students as family. In addition to the academic supports that follow, PWN hosts an after-school writing studio for local middle school students.

Red Bank Borough Education Foundation

The RBBEF supports various initiatives including the Primary School STEAM Lab, the Middle School Chromebook Initiative, the new playground equipment at the PS, various class field trips across the district, and much more. They also allow all teachers to apply for the Kopka Grant in order to provide additional STEAM resources for integration into the classes.

Red Bank Elks #233

The Red Bank Elks #233 sponsors a yearly essay contest for students in 5th-8th grade at the RBMS. The Elks provide the students with winning essays cash prizes and all winners are invited to an awards breakfast at the the Elks Lodge.

Red Bank Parks and Recreation

Parks and Rec invites the Middle School to participate in various contests and events throughout the school year (Arts in the Park, Cinco de Mayo Performance, Labor/Memorial Day events, etc.,). Parks & Rec has also begun planning to offer opportunities for an after school program that supports students with special needs. The Middle School has partnered with Parks and Rec to utilize their vans in cases where a smaller number of students need to be transported to local field trips and events.

Red Bank Police Department

RBPD partners with the MS to provide the LEAD program (drug awareness) in 5th grade and the GREAT program (gang awareness) to the 6th graders during the school year.

Red Bank Regional High School

Concert Band Instruction for students in Grades 7 and 8. This class is facilitated by Kevin Pryor, High School Band Director. Jeffrey Boga provides strings lessons for students at the Middle School. Shared Professional Development opportunities. Content area articulation also occurs multiple times throughout the year. Bilingual RBRHS students volunteer to translate during parent/teacher conferences for the preschool program at the Primary School.

RSVP Readers

Volunteers come to the PS weekly and read to every student in the First Grade.

Rutgers University

The Red Bank Borough Public Schools partner with Rutgers University to provide both field practicum experiences as well as student teaching experiences to preservice teachers. The Preschool Program is currently participating in a research project with The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

Sickles Market

In partnership with Chartwells, Sickles provides our primary school students with our Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. The goal is to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices, expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience, increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption, and make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health.

TenderSmiles4Kids

Students receive dental services at the PS and MS.

The Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gyms

Approximately 10 students in grades 6- 8 took part in a monthly trip to the Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gym in Middletown. Students participated in rock climbing, teambuilding, and self-esteem activities during this trip.

Two River Theatre

The Two River Theater has provided the MS with free tickets to various available shows for students in grades 4 - 8.

United Way of Monmouth & Ocean County

The UW of MOC provides the PS a 30-35K grant each summer as part of their Summer Reading Grant. The goal is to reduce the summer slide and this is accomplished by offering summer enrichment to students in Grades K, 1 and 2. Typically 90-100 students are provided this support in the summer. The UW also offers the Stuff the Bus Program (school supplies for students) and the Warmest Wishes Program (coats, hats, scarves, gloves, etc for families).

Visiting Nurse Association

The VNA of Central New Jersey-VNA Health Group School-based program offers primary health care to more than 1,000 students each year. Our school-based nurse practitioners provide care at Red Bank Middle School and Red Bank Primary school twice per week.