Summer Break Reading Ideas

Summer Break Reading Ideas

“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,” (, 2022).  


Summer Reading Tips for Parents – Reading Rockets

ReadWriteThink Interactives (Trading Card Creator)

How to Teach Videos – Videos – Resources

Scholastic Summer Reading

Summer Literacy Challenge! – Start with a Book

Summer Reading 2022 – Barnes and Noble

Summer Reading Lists

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Happy PSSA Time!

Trying to make the PSSA’s not so burdensome (snacks + colorful leis + funny memes) for the kid! Thanks parents for the fun snack donations!!  

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Penn Manor Apparel Sale

The Junior Class is hosting an Apparel Sale to continue the increase of funds to support their senior year festivities.

Items include: Crew Neck Sweatshirts, Hooded Sweatshirts, Open Bottom Sweatpants, Graduating Class T-Shirt, and Pajama Pants

All orders are due by January 13th by 11:59pm. Delivery is expected in late February/early March.

Please use the link provided here or scan the QR Code below.

Thank you,

Class of 2023

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Mitten Tree

Dear Hambright Families,

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!

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Veterans Day!

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Friendly Reminder…

Please see my emails for directions on how to sign up for a Parent/Teacher Conference! I look forward to talking with you all!
~Mrs. Kelley Groff

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Some Fun Field Trip Pictures…

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From Our Guidance Counseling Team… RED RIBBON WEEK Oct 25-29th

10/25 – Monday: Wear Red. Wear red to show you are “RED-Y” to stand up for healthy choices.

10/26 – Tuesday: Keep it mellow. Say NO to drugs and wear your PJ’s to school.

10/27 – Wednesday: Camo Day – Be bold and brave by making healthy choices. We can’t hide our Penn Manor pride. Wear camouflage.

10/28 – Thursday: Be a “Jean-ious” – Don’t do 

DRUGS. Wear Jeans. 

10/29 – Friday: Team up Against Drugs. Wear your favorite team jersey, shirt or colors!

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Upcoming Field Trip Information Other News

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”.  

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Stroud Field Trip

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!

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