“Summer shouldn’t mean taking a break from learning, especially reading. Studies show that most students experience a loss of reading skills over the summer months, but children who continue to read will gain skills,” (www.readingrockets.org, 2022).
This year we are collecting warm items to donate to Penn Manor families in need. If your family is willing and able to donate, Hambright is collecting NEW hats, gloves, scarves, socks, and mittens in all sizes from infant to adult. Handmade items are welcome. We will be collecting these items until Thursday, December 23. Thank you for helping us keep Penn Manor families warm this winter!
Please see my recent emails regarding our upcoming field trip on October 27th, and for the latest in our schedule and calendar of events for 4-Groff!
Cafeteria News: Ice Cream will now be available for 4th graders to purchase on WEDNESDAYS.
Please see below from Penn Manor School District:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Every year Penn Manor School District assists families in need with Thanksgiving meals. We would like to make this process more uniform across the district. We will be collecting the food listed below between Monday, November 1st and Friday, November 12th. If you have a child in one of these grades, please consider donating to help our community.
Kindergarten-boxed mashed potatoes
1st grade-boxed stuffing
2nd grade-canned corn
3rd grade-canned black beans
4th grade-white rice
5th grade-apple sauce (NO GLASS)
6th grade-canned gravy (NO GLASS)
7th and 8th-Cornbread or Muffin mix-water based
If your family is able and willing to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by November 12th. Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Food Basket”.
4th graders enjoyed a great day at Stroud Water Research Center on Thursday, September 30th! We were able to compare and measure water flow in pools, runs, and riffles. We also identified and measured various species of trees, as well as find and identify various animal life in creek water. It was a super day of learning outside!
At Hambright…Learning in class with an Enviroscape Model (watershed model)! This model helped us to see how humans/pollution can impact the quality of our local watersheds!