The Signature Project is multi-faceted. At its core is a huge 76 ft x 36 ft mural layered with hidden secrets. A live performance brings the mural to life, with artist Patrick Dunning ingeniously weaving stories and images in the great tradition of Irish artists. A unique, exhilarating tapestry blending art and technology, the live performance of The Signature Project also offers the opportunity for the audience to join over 300,000 people whose signatures already comprise the fabric of this monumental art work. Students and staff were delighted to participate in the assembly and we are so grateful to The Count Basie Theater for bringing such a wonderful experience to the Primary School. Check out our Photo Gallery below for snapshots of our morning together.

    Our first school dance was a big hit!  Students were so excited to join with their families and friends as they danced the night away. We are so grateful to DJ Manny for donating his services and keeping us all in the groove. 
    spelling bee
    The Primary School was buzzing with excitement as students in Grades 1-3 participated in our Annual Spelling Bee. Congratulations to our winners and to all of our participants. We are so proud of you! Thank you to Anne Szczurek for coordinating and to all our teachers for being so devoted to your students.  We also appreciate families who helped their students practice at home! 
    Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. In honor of this historic day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges and retail stores are among the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities that take part to Light It Up Blue.  This year Red Bank Primary School "lit it up blue" as staff and students wore blue to school.  After school, the entire community celebrated at the New Corner Pizzeria with delicious food and fun!  Proceeds from the event were donated to Autism Speaks. Many thanks to our community for participating in this event, and more importantly thank you for bringing attention to such an important group of people!
    The stars were shining on the Red Bank Primary Players on March 26th as they brought Broadway to River Street.  Kudos to our performers as they engaged us with songs, dances, and skits which rivaled the best of Broadway.  Under the direction of our music teacher, Mrs. Boehm, and director, Ms. K., the students lit up the night with their talent. Songs from Annie, Mary Poppins, Kinky Boots, the Sound of Music, Charlie Brown, and more entertained us all! Special thanks to Count Basie Theater for providing funding and support for this amazing opportunity.  Congratulations to our students, their families, and of course Mrs. Boehm and Ms. K.   
    The Red Bank Primary School celebrated student artists on March 19th!  Congratulations to our young artists for providing so many different styles of art.  Using a variety of media and techniques students created their very own masterpieces. In addition students had the opportunity to actively explore scientific concepts with their families as part of the evening's festivities. Check out some of our budding scientists and artists in residence and their flair for design.  As Nietzsche said, "The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." Special thanks to our favorite Art teacher, Ms. Mambach,  and our beloved STEM teacher, Mrs. McLaughlin,  for their dedication to their students and professions. 
  • B-I-N-G-O and PIZZA TO GO
    Family fun and pizza were on the menu this Thursday as students gathered with loved ones to play BINGO!  An annual tradition at the Primary School that gets better every year. Families were treated to an evening of an enjoyment, pizza and laughter as they vied for prizes at the end of each round. 
     100 days During our 100th Day of School celebration peals of laughter could be heard as our students in first grade marked the day with special activities.  The first grade team created an entire day of programming during which students rotated to different classrooms to count to 100.  Students counted footsteps, built Legos with 100 pieces, and wrote about things they would buy with $100. They worked on the computer to design 100 collections and broke them down into landmark numbers like 5 and 10 to make counting more efficient. Students exercised and made necklaces with 100 Froot Loops.  As students completed each activity they were given special pins to wear and show their enthusiasm. The end of the day culminated with a grade wide cheer and party in the cafeteria.  Many thanks to our parent volunteers, dedicated teaching staff and of course, our exuberant students for a fantastic day!   
    Volunteers from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the United Way visited RBPS to share dreams and literature. In conjunction with celebrating Martin Luther King Junior's birthday, volunteers from both organizations spent the day in service educating our students.  Employees of Enterprise donated books and their time.  They provided a book fair for students during which students were able to select books to take home that very day. In addition to the book fair, volunteers also visited every classroom to share excerpts from the very famous I Have A Dream speech and then students responded with art and wrote about their own personal dreams. Thank you so much for making our day so special!
    Congratulations to Mrs. Moran for being the recipient of Thunder Radio's and the NJEA's  School Spirit Award. Mrs. Quinn, a colleague and friend, nominated Mrs. Moran for her ongoing dedication and innovative ideas to help the students of Red Bank Primary School.  Imagine her surprise when Mr. Laugelli called the entire first grade and her sons to the cafeteria to witness this special milestone of achievement.  Way to go Mrs. Moran!
    Trick or treat!  Let's have some fun as we meet and greet!  Many thanks to our PTO for sponsoring an enjoyable evening at our Harvest Festival.  In conjunction with generous funding from the Red Bank Borough Education Association, volunteers created fun family events including face painting, Make and Take Cupcakes, Monster Popcorn Hand, Tattoos, Mummy Wrap, dancing and a pizza party.  Thank you to all our students and their families for attending.  We appreciate all the dedicated staff and parent volunteers who made this night a success. Check out our photos below.
    Students, staff  and their families gathered in the school courtyard on a crisp fall evening to watch MONSTERS, INC.  Awed by the large inflatable screen, students sat mesmerized at their own private showing of this family classic.  Many thanks to our PTO, the NJEA, and the RBBEA for their support in making this event possible.