Updated February Dates & News

Please notice the new dates for SPELLING & MATH on the schedule below! Students will receive Spelling List #18 this week, and the Spelling Test for #18 will be on Feb. 22nd. Our Math Ch. 10 TEST is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20th. We will REVIEW for the test on Friday the 15th and Tuesday the 19th. Thanks for your support!

Due to our recent snow days, school will now be in session on…
Friday, Feb. 15th
Friday, March 29th
Thursday, April 18th

Congratulations to our 4th grade Math Bowl team…Wes Groff, Miles Fetter, Anupama Neopany, and Micah Cruz for coming in FIRST PLACE in the district’s Math Bowl competition! A special thank you to Mrs. Heather Hufford, for coaching and helping our team to prepare for the competition. Way to represent Hambright, 4th graders! What an AWESOME accomplishment!

The PTO wants to THANK all of those who have sent in address labels for our Race for Education fund raiser! They are still hoping to see more, so thanks in advance if you can help out our school!

Feb. 13- Day A / Library Instruction / Spelling List #18 sent home
Feb. 14- Day B / Art / Valentine’s Day
Feb. 15- Day C / Phys. Ed. / School now in session
Feb. 18- President’s Day / No School
Feb. 19- Day D / Music
Feb. 20- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due / Ch. 10 Math TEST
Feb. 21- Day B / Art
Feb. 22- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Spelling TEST #18 / Spirit Day~ Dress Like Your Future Career Day!
Feb. 25- Day D / Music / Spelling List #19 sent home
Feb. 26- Day A / Library Instruction
Feb. 27- Day B / Art
Feb. 28- Day C / Phys. Ed.
March 1- Day D / Music / Spelling TEST #19

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February Dates

*Valentine’s Day– Students are welcome to bring in valentine cards to exchange on Thursday, February 14th, if they would like to do so. Class lists will be passed out for those students participating.  Students, if you are participating, please make sure that all classmates are included when writing out your valentine cards.  If students would like to bring in a shoe box to hold their cards and candy, they may do so at any time.  I will have bags/envelopes for those that need them.  Thanks!

*Report Cards are coming home today. Please return the Report Card envelope (and sign on the 2nd Marking Period line), and the Parent Comment Sheet. Keep the actual report card. Thanks so much!

*Ch. 9 Math Test will be on Monday, Feb. 4th! Our next chapter, Fractions & Decimals, is pretty short. Our tentative test date for that chapter is Feb. 14th. Thanks for all of your math support!

Feb. 1- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Report Cards Home
Feb.4- Day D / Music / Spelling List #17 sent home / Ch. 9 Math Test
Feb. 5- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due
Feb. 6- Day B / Art
Feb. 7- Day C / Phys. Ed.
Feb. 8- Day D / Music / Spelling Test #17 / Spirit Day: Favorite Sports Team Jersey Day!
Feb. 11- Day A / Library Instruction / Spelling List #18 sent home
Feb. 12- Day B / Art
Feb. 13- Day C / Phys. Ed.
Feb. 14- Day D / Music / Valentine’s Day / Chapter 10 Math Test (possible date)
Feb. 15- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due / Spelling Test #18 / School now in session
Feb. 18- President’s Day / No School
Feb. 19- Day B / Art / NO Spelling this week
Feb. 20- Day C / Phys. Ed.
Feb. 21- Day D / Music
Feb. 22- Day A / Library Instruction / Spirit Day: Dress Like Your Future Career Day!
Feb. 25- Day B / Art / Spelling List #19 sent home
Feb. 26- Day C / Phys. Ed.
Feb. 27- Day D / Music
Feb. 28- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due
March 1- Day B / Art / Spelling Test #19


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I Have a Dream…MLK Jr

Today we discussed the importance of Martin Luther King Jr’s life and message. We watched informative videos, closely read several articles, answered questions, and completed a time line of his life. We then each wrote a dream that we would like to see for all…

I Have a Dream
I Have a Dream

Reminder: Ch. 8 Math Test Corrections are due TOMORROW, Wednesday the 23rd. We started Ch. 9 today, which is Operations with Fractions. This is a short chapter, and our test is scheduled to be on Jan. 31. Thanks for your support!

Jan. 23- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due / Math Test Corrections Due
Jan. 24- Day B / Art
Jan. 25- Day C / Phys. Ed. /Crazy Hair Day / 1:30 Early Dismissal
Jan. 28- Day D / Music
Jan. 29- Day A / Library Instruction
Jan. 30- Day B / Art
Jan. 31- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Ch. 9 Math Test
Feb. 1- Day D / Music / Wear Red Day / Report Cards Sent Home

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Math Information

Chapter 8 Math Tests will be returned today. This was a difficult test on fraction concepts. I did allow students to use their Ch. 8 Math Review packet and homework to help them as they took this test. Prior to the test, I had worked through the math review with the students following along. If students were following along with me, and were copying down my notes and math work, this would have been very helpful for them to refer to as they took the test. However, even with it being an open-note test, some of the scores were really low. Students always have an opportunity to do test corrections after each math test. Ch. 8 test corrections are due on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd. Test corrections provide students with an opportunity to have a better understanding of the math concepts and can also help improve a test grade. Thank you for your support!

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January Dates

Welcome to 2019! Please see important items below for the month of January. We continue to work hard in all subjects…learning all about fractions in math, and text structures and features in reading, and more.

Jan. 7- Day C / Phys. Ed. / New Spelling List #14
Jan. 8- Day D / Music 
Jan. 9- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books Due
Jan. 10- Day B / Art
Jan. 11- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Spelling TEST #14
Jan. 14- Day D / Music / Spelling REVIEW List #15
Jan. 15- Day A / Applied Engineering
Jan. 16- Day B / Art / Ch. 8 Math TEST on Fractions
Jan. 17- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Spelling TEST #15
Jan. 18- No SCHOOL for Students / K-12 Inservice
Jan. 21- No School / Martin Luther King Jr Day
Jan. 22- Day D / Music / NO Spelling this week
Jan. 23- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due
Jan. 24- Day B / Art
Jan. 25- Day C / Phys. Ed. /Crazy Hair Day / 1:30 Early Dismissal
Jan. 28- Day D / Music
Jan. 29- Day A / Library Instruction
Jan. 30- Day B / Art
Jan. 31- Day C / Phys. Ed.
Feb. 1- Day D / Music / Wear Red Day / Report Cards Sent Home

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Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays / Have a Nice Break!

4th Graders, over the holiday vacation, be sure to do the following:

*READ, READ, READ!
*Have fun!
*Visit with family & friends!
*Relax!
*Play outside!
*READ a good book!
*Eat cookies!
*Be safe!
*Did I say READ?

When students return…they will have the opportunity to do a video recording to give a BOOK TALK on a book that they have read over the holiday break! So, READ UP everyone, so that we can share those BOOK TALKS in January! HAPPY READING!!

*Please enjoy your time with your family! 

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Mitten Tree and Spirit Wear Info

Mitten Tree Info…

Our annual Mitten Tree will be set up in the Hambright lobby. Let’s synergize and fill our tree with mittens, hats, scarves and gloves that will be donated to families in need. All sizes from infant to adult will be accepted. Donations must be new and are due by Friday, December 21. Thank you for helping to keep Penn Manor families warm this winter!

Spirit Wear Info…

To get to the NEW online web store for Hambright Spirit Wear, you can follow the link below OR you can follow these directions:
1) Go to https://prolookuniform.com
2) Scroll down and click on the yellow button that says GO TO YOUR STORE
3) Find and click on Hambright Elementary
4) Make your order
Here is the new, direct link:
https://www.agpestores.com/imagewizard/groupproducts.php?prodgroup_id=7868&prodgroupbypass=true

For those interested, you may also call or visit the store to make purchases.

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December & January News

We have been very BUSY here in school!  Parents, thanks for your continued support and help at home with your child!  It’s really appreciated!

SNACKS- THANKS to those who have been able to donate to our snack supply!  Remember, students are welcome to bring in a snack each day.  I always have snacks on hand for those that don’t have their own.  WE appreciate the donations!

WIPES- We like to keep those germs away…if you are able to donate wipes to help us do that, we would greatly appreciate that.  THANKS!!

READING- We are working hard to find main ideas and supporting details in nonfiction texts.  We are also learning about the 5 types of text structures and are practicing how to identify the characteristics and clue words for each type in various texts.  GREAT job, everyone with these tricky tasks!

MATH- Ch. 7 TEST on Patterns and Sequences on FRIDAY.  Students will have a Practice Test and Review Packet to study and review prior to Friday.  Thanks for your help at home with the homework!  Your support is appreciated!  I am AMAZED at what the students are able to do with this rigorous program.  Keep up the great effort, 4th graders!

SPELLING- TEST on Friday on Lesson #13 and NO Spelling next week! 

Dec. 13- Day A / Applied Engineering / 4th Grade Teachers Training Day
Dec. 14- Day B / Art / Spelling TEST #13 / Ch. 7 Math Test
Dec. 17- Day C / Phys. Ed / NO Spelling this week
Dec. 18- Day D / Music / Anti-Bullying Lesson 
Dec. 19- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books Due
Dec. 20- Day B / Art
Dec. 21- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Ugly Holiday Sweater Spirit Day

HOLIDAY BREAK

Jan. 2- Day D / Music
Jan. 3- Day A / Applied Engineering
Jan. 4- Day B / Art
Jan. 7- Day C / Phys. Ed. / New Spelling List #14
Jan. 8- Day D / Music 
Jan. 9- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books Due
Jan. 10- Day B / Art
Jan. 11- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Spelling TEST #14

Jan. 18- NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS
Jan. 21- Martin Luther King Jr Day / NO SCHOOL
Jan. 25- 1:30 Early Dismissal

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November & December News

Have a nice THANKSGIVING!

Math:  Chapter 6 TESTS on Long Division have been returned!  This was a difficult test.  Thank you for your help and support with test corrections.  They are due on Friday.  Our next chapter is on Patterns & Sequences.
Reading:  We have been working very hard on close reading, main ideas, supporting details, summarizing, text evidence, and text dependent analysis essays.  Students have a graded Unit #2 Assessment to show you! 
Grammar:  Types of sentences, subjects and predicates, fragments, run-ons
Science:  Matter with Mr. Showalter
Social Studies:  5 Themes of Geography and PA Regions with Mrs. Rios & Mrs. Groff 

Nov. 21- Day D / Music / 1:30 Early Dismissal
Nov. 22-Nov. 26- Thanksgiving Break / No School
Nov. 27- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books Due / New Spelling List #11
Nov. 28- Day B / Art
Nov. 29- Day C / Phys. Ed. 
Nov. 30- Day D / Music / Spelling TEST #11 / Ch. 6 Math Test CORRECTIONS DUE!
Dec. 3- Day A / Applied Engineering / New Spelling List #12
Dec. 4- Day B / Art
Dec. 5- Day C / Phys. Ed.
Dec. 6- Day D / Music
Dec. 7- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books Due / Spelling TEST #12
Dec. 10- Day B / Art / New Spelling List #13
Dec. 11- Day C / Phys. Ed.
Dec. 12- Day D / Music / Ch. 7 Math TEST 
Dec. 13- Day A / Applied Engineering / 4th Grade Teachers Training Day
Dec. 14- Day B / Art / Spelling TEST #13
Dec. 17- Day C / Phys. Ed / NO Spelling this week
Dec. 18- Day D / Music
Dec. 19- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books Due
Dec. 20- Day B / Art
Dec. 21- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Ugly Holiday Sweater Spirit Day

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12:15 Early Dismissal Thurs. Nov. 15th

Good Morning Parents,

Please read the below message from Dr. Leichliter:

Due to the snow, sleet and freezing rain forecast for this afternoon, Penn Manor will be dismissing early today and will be canceling after-school and evening activities.  Secondary students in 7th through 12th grade will be dismissed at 11:00 am and elementary students in kindergarten through 6th grade will be dismissed at 12:15 pm.  After-school and evening activities are canceled.

Also:  TWIN Day is tomorrow…along with a Spelling TEST on List #10…and Yearbook Orders are DUE as well.

BE SAFE!!

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