Welcome Back!

As the principal of Aldene School, it is my pleasure to welcome you “Back to School!”  It has been very productive summer, seeing many plans for improvement come to fruition. We are proud of our expanded Autism program, adding a new classroom, and welcoming two new teachers.  Our technology program will now offer additional instructional time in the lab as we continue to develop our 21st century skills.   Students in grades K-2 will enjoy a Creative Thinking curriculum, and all students in grades 3-5 will participate in World Language.

We are excited to welcome our Kindergarteners, as we embark upon our second year of our full-day program. Likewise, we cannot wait to meet any students new to the district or to our building. 

We look forward to seeing you at our Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 16th.  In the meantime, the teachers and I are always available via email, phone, or in person to help you, and to partner with you to ensure your child has a successful year.  This website has much of the information you will need throughout the year, and I encourage you to check it regularly. 

Yours in learning,

Julianne Bello


You are invited to pre-pay for your child’s lunch.  You may either send in a check made out to ALDENE SCHOOL, or use the Payforit online system.  For questions about your child’s account, please contact the Food Services Director, Priscilla Fabregas at 908-241-2076 x 2076 or pomptonian@rpsd.org.


Payforit Parent Flyer.docx
Pomptonian POS parent letter.doc


As a reminder, extra slice of pizza are available on Fridays for $2.00.  Your child may bring cash, or use credit from their accounts.  CHILDREN MUST PRE-ORDER EXTRA PIZZA DURING THE MORNING LUNCH COUNT.

Volunteers are needed to help maintain the Library/Media center.  Please contact Mrs. Leonardis at sleonardis@rpsd.org.


Birthday Celebration Policy-Please read prior to sending in food for any reason  Birthday Celebrations-Nurse.pdf

Please note, children should not arrive at school before 8:15.  At the conclusion of our school day, dismissal is at 2:50 pm. The school is not responsible for supervising students before/after these times.   If you are unable to drop off or pick up your child at these times, the Work/Family Connection provides before- and after-care, beginning at 7 am and concluding at 6:30 pm.  www.workfamily.org

work Family Connection.pdf

  1. Procedures for drop-off and pick-up:
    1. While we are often fortunate to have assistance from the RPPD, all parents are responsible for knowing and following the correct procedures for everyday usage.  The area outside of the gate and marked in yellow is for drop off and pick up ONLY.  This means your child is getting out of the car and you are pulling away.  You should pull into the line, and pull all the way up to the front.  You may not remain at the curb once your child has exited the car.  This helps maintain the safety and efficiency of our arrivals and departures.