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Congratulations on being HIRED for a Job/Leadership position in 4-Groff!!

You’re Hired!
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Specials Schedule for 2021-2022 School Year

We will be working on a Day A, B, C, D schedule this year. Our specials will be as follows for the entire year:


Day A:  Applied Engineering (marking pds 1 & 2)  Library Instruction (marking pds 3 & 4)
Day B:  Art
Day C:  Phys Ed
Day D:  Music


So, for the month of September here will be our specials:
Mon Aug 30:  Day A Applied Engineering
Tues Aug 31:  Day B Art
Wed Sept 1:  Day C Phys Ed / Back to School Night 4:00-6:00 Drop In
Thurs Sept 2:  No School Due to Weather
Fri Sept 3:  NO SCHOOL
Mon Sept 6:  NO SCHOOL
Tues Sept 7:  Day D Music
Wed Sept 8:  Day A Applied Engineering
Thurs Sept 9:  Day B Art
Fri Sept 10:  Day C Phys Ed
Mon Sept 13: Day D Music 
Tues Sept 14:  Day A Applied Engeering
Wed Sept 15: Day B Art
Thurs Sept 16: Day C Phys Ed
Fri Sept 17: Day D Music
Mon Sept 20:  Day A Applied Engineering
Tues Sept 21: Day B Art
Wed Sept 22: Day C Phys Ed
Thurs Sept 23:  Day D Music
Fri Sept 24:  Day A Applied Engeering
Mon Sept 27:  Day B Art
Tues Sept 28:  Day C Phys Ed
Wed Sept 29:  Day D Music
Thurs Sept 30: Day A Applied Engineering
Fri Oct 1: Day B Art


Click HERE to see Hambright’s BLOG for Other Important Information!

Take Care!

~Mrs. Kelley Groff

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Back-to-School Night

Back-to-School Night (9/1/2021)

Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 1st. The program will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM  This is an open house drop-in format where you will have the opportunity to briefly view your child’s classroom(s) and meet his/her teacher(s).

In order to minimize the number of people in the classrooms at one time, we are asking that parents visit the school anytime during their designated time period, as teachers will not be delivering formal presentations. Additionally, children are asked to stay home. 

  • Families with the last names A through M are asked to participate from 4:00-4:45 PM
  • Families with the last names N through Z are asked to participate from 5:15-6:00 PM. 

While in the building we ask that you follow these mitigation strategies:

  • Please practice social distancing and respect other individuals’ preferences, including those of our teachers.
  • Monitor your own health prior to attending the event. If you are experiencing any COVID-related symptoms, please do not attend.

If you have specific concerns related to your child, please contact his/her teacher at a later time to schedule an appointment. 

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2021-2022 New School Year / School Supplies News

Hello INCOMING 4th Graders and Parents/Guardians! Have you done your school shopping yet?  Please know that our classroom supplies may be limited this year.  If you would like to have your own supplies, here is a list of frequently used items in our classroom:

* a pencil pouch/bag (not a pencil box, if possible…limited space in desks)

* a Homework Folder

* earbuds for our laptops

* pencils and pens (a few)

* glue stick, scissors, a ruler, dry erase marker, small whiteboard for your desk

* crayons, colored pencils, a pencil sharpener   

Please note:  NO 3 ring binders this year!  Students will be provided with laptops, and we simply do NOT have the room for them in our desks. You may bring folders if you like. Also, please remember to write your name on anything that you are able to.  Thanks! 

*Donations needed:  tissues, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, bags of snacks, school supplies…THANKS!

If you would like to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments, my email address is kelley.groff@pennmanor.net   

Thanks and see you August 30th!
~Mrs. Kelley Groff

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School Pictures Dates & Important Information

Get your picture worthy smiles ready! Hambright’s Fall school picture days will be Monday, September 21st and Thursday, September 24th.

AM kindergarten, first grade, and group A students will have their pictures taken on Monday (9/21/20).

PM kindergarten, second grade, and group B students will have their pictures taken on Thursday (9/24/20).

Students will be receiving picture order forms. If you wish to order school pictures online, please visit mylifetouch.com and use the Picture Day ID: EVTGJWXD2. 

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Mrs. Groff’s 4th Grade GOOGLE SITE

Here is my Mrs. Groff’s 4th Grade GOOGLE SITE
for our 2020-2021 school year!
I hope you find it useful!

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Welcome to 2020-2021 Hambright Families!

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Goodbye & Thank You!

4th Graders and Families,

I am sorry that we couldn’t spend the spring together in school, as this time of year is especially fun…field trip, track and field, Race for Education, fun projects and activities in class (now that the testing would be over and curriculum would be winding down), and more. Please see your email for a 4-Groff Google Slides Presentation sharing some of our school year!

I hope….that you are able to enjoy the summer.

I hope…that we can get back to a new “normal” sooner than later.

I hope…to see your children next year in the hallways.

I hope…that your children will come back to visit me!!

I hope…that you stay safe and healthy!

TAKE CARE and THANK YOU again for your support and kind words during this difficult time!!

I will miss this group of kiddos!

Fondly,

~Kelley Groff

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Week of May 26-29th

ONE last assignment for the Week of May 26th-29th, and it can be found on our 2019-2020 Mrs. Groff’s Google Classroom.

Important REMINDER Regarding Textbooks/Laptops- Please HOLD ON to the Storytown Anthology, and orange Grammar textbook that are probably in your child’s backpack.  These classroom textbooks WILL NEED TO BE RETURNED to me at some point.  (I do not know when that will be- perhaps simply when we return to our building when school is back in session at Hambright.)  I THANK YOU VERY MUCH for helping me out with this, as I will need them in the future with my future students.  At this time, all student laptops, chargers, and bags are to remain in the hands of students.  The district may eventually give out details as to how they are going to handle the technology in the future.  Your child MAY KEEP the math workbooks.

Don’t forget to check out Hambright’s Blog for other important information: https://hambright.pennmanor.net/blog/

Thank you!!

~Mrs. Kelley Groff

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Week of May 18th-22nd

Hi 4th Grade Students and Families,


I am very proud of your academic success and positive attitudes this marking period!  You all have worked very hard completing assignments while learning from home!  And thank you for another great week!  But most importantly, please continue to focus on staying safe and healthy (both physically and mentally)!         

*May 18-22 Assignments/USE GOOGLE CLASSROOM:  This week, I highly encourage you to utilize my Google Classroom…2019-2020 Mrs. Groff’s 4th Grade for the assignments this weekIn Google Classroom, click on the activity, and the document/assignment that you can write on will come up. (A copy is already made for you!)  When you are finished, SHARE with me. (kelley.groff@pennmanor.net)


*May 25-29 Assignment: The last week’s assignments (I can’t believe it’s almost the last week!) will be posted to you by Thursday, May 21.  That will be ONE final culminating project to complete for the last week of school. 

Some more important items:

*Report Cards will be mailed home and will have your child’s 5th grade teacher in the comment section. 

*Student belongings and textbooks:  At this time, the district is planning on collecting classroom textbooks and returning student belongings next school year.  Please, please, please hold on to the Storytown Anthology textbook and orange Grammar book so that I can use them in my classroom in the future!  I really appreciate your help with this!

Week of May 18th-May 22nd – Optional Schedule of Assignments

Reminders: 

  • All assignments can be found on my 2019-2020 Mrs. Groff’s 4th Grade Google Classroom. (BEST to use for this week!)  
  • The assignments below are ALL due by the end of the day, Saturday, May 23. There will be an end-of-the-year activity for the last week of school. 
  • These assignments WILL be recorded, but not graded, in Sapphire.
  • **Remember this is just an OPTIONAL GUIDELINE and students will work at their own pace.  It may take your student several learning sessions to complete just one of the assignments. 
Music and Math Monday May 18, 2020  
Math – Begin the math lessons on Quadrilaterals and Symmetry. Get through as much as you can. Remember this entire assignment should take 2 hours total, so it might take you two days to complete.  However, you may choose to complete all of it in one day if you wish. If you don’t finish today, fit the rest in sometime this week. The format is the same as last week.
Music – Spend 30 minutes working on an activity from the MUSIC page on the Remote Learning Website – https://sites.google.com/pennmanor.net/remotelearning/elementary/music Feel free to email Mrs. Brubaker any musical things you’ve been doing. (ashley.brubaker@pennmanor.net).  
What should I send to my teacher? Share the “Quadrilaterals and Symmetry” Google Slides with Mrs. Groff.  
Reading and Art Tuesday May 19, 2020
Reading – Read all of the information about Free Verse and Cinquain poetry.  Complete the questions and share with your teacher. 
Art – Spend 30 minutes working on an activity from the ART page on the Remote Learning Website – https://sites.google.com/pennmanor.net/remotelearning/elementary/art  Email Mrs. Wigerman with a picture or video of your art project for the week (heather.wigerman@pennmanor.net). 
What should I send to my teacher? Share your poetry questions/answers with Mrs. Groff.
Writing and Phys. Ed. Wednesday  May 20, 2020  
Writing – Complete the Writing assignment for this week. You will be writing a COLOR poem!  Make sure you use lots of figurative language!
Phys. Ed – Spend 30 minutes working on an activity from the PHYS. ED. Page on the Remote Learning Website – https://sites.google.com/pennmanor.net/remotelearning/elementary/phys-ed Submit a picture or short video to Mrs. Barnett’s email. (mary.barnett@pennmanor.net)     What should I send to my teacher? Share your Color Poem with Mrs. Groff. 
Content and Library Instruction Thursday  May 21, 2020  
Science – Complete the “Weather Instruments” activity. 
Social Studies – Complete the PA Government, “Judicial Branch” lesson. 
Library Instruction – Spend 30 minutes working on an activity from the Library Instruction page of the Remote Learning website – https://sites.google.com/pennmanor.net/penn-manor-elementary-librarie/grade-4. Email Mrs. Ashworth (kathy.ashworth@pennmanor.net) with the work that you completed.   
What should I send to my teacher? Share your “Weather Instrument” activity and your “Judicial Branch” exit slip with Mrs. Groff.  
Catch-Up Friday  May 22, 2020   Finish up any assignment that you were unable to complete during the week. Remember to share all completed work with your teacher. What should I send to my teacher? Any work from the previous days that you needed to finish up or correct from this week. You should share a total of 5 items this week!
Congratulations on completing your work, Hambright LEADERS!

*My Office Hours are Monday-Friday 11:00-12:00pm:  Office hours are a time when you can get immediate feedback from me about an assignment (or almost immediate feedback, depending on how many reach out to me during this time).  Please know that you are welcome to email me at any time.  In this case, please expect a response within 24 hours Monday through Friday.  Please continue to reach out to me at a time that works best for you!

*Don’t forget to check out Hambright’s Blog for other important information… https://hambright.pennmanor.net/blog/

Thanks for all you are doing!

~Mrs. Kelley Groff

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