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Here is the Welcome to 4-Groff Newsletter that you will be seeing
in your mail…

Have you had a great summer?  I sure hope so!  I have had a busy summer with my family.  Let me introduce them to you.  My husband Matt is a Firefighter/EMT for the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Dept. in Virginia.  We have two sons, Collin (serving in the United States Marine Corps) and Harrison (in college), and two dogs named Will and Chael.  We live in Millersville and both my husband and I graduated from Penn Manor High School and Millersville University.  This will be my 28th year teaching at Hambright.

Are you ready for a super school year in our BEAUTIFUL building?  We are all still so excited to be in our building!  Fourth grade is a year full of fun and exciting activities!  This is a very important year because you are making the transition from a primary student to an intermediate student.  Your school responsibilities will grow, as well as your knowledge!  Be ready to have a great year!  See you soon!

                        Mrs. Kelley Groff

Mrs. Groff’s 4th Grade Schedule
Day A- Applied Engineering/Library Instr.
Day B-  Art

Day C-  Phys. Ed.
Day D-  Music
*Please note that we follow a 4 day cycle. We call these days A, B, C, and D.  Our book exchange dates will be announced throughout the school year. 

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)

* 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…

  1. My email address (this is the easiest & fastest way to contact me): kelley.groff@pennmanor.net   
  2. Send in a note
  3. Call Hambright @ 872-9503 ext 3726

Students, I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 21st!  Look for signs for our 4th grade wing.  I will be standing outside our room to greet you~ our room is at the very end of the hallway, on the left. Don’t forget to bring your smile and positive attitude!

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June 6th- Summer is Here!

Greider Park

I would like to THANK YOU ALL for your kindness and support this school year! The school year flew by, and it’s hard to believe summer is here and your children are heading into 5th grade!! I hope you all have a SAFE, FUN, & GREAT summer and BEST of LUCK to everyone next year!

Students, come back to say HI next year! 🙂

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TIME Magazines & End of Year Items

TIME Magazines

We hope you LOVE your TIME Magazines!!! We worked so hard on them during the month of May and we are all so proud of our work! We hope that you enjoy this keepsake for many years to come! Students LOVED working on them for you!!!! Enjoy!!

June 3- Day B / Art / Finish Track & Field Events
June 4- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Hambright Beach Spirit Day (no swim suits)
June 5- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- school in session 9-11:30 (no lunch served) / Leader T-Shirt Day

ALL library books are DUE ASAP- the library appreciates your help with making sure all books have been returned.

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Race for Education and Field Trip Fun

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Due to impending bad weather, Track & Field has been postponed and will now be held on Thursday, May 30th.

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Important Items

TRACK & FIELD
Mrs. Barnett will be making a decision (due to possible impending bad weather) regarding on whether or not to hold track and field tomorrow. She has a rain date just in case she would need to use it. (May 30th)
Students may bring blankets to sit on if they’d like.

FIELD TRIP
We are scheduled to go to the Fulton and Greider Park on Friday. Students will need their packed lunch, and should dress comfortably for the park.

PERSONAL SAFETY PROGRAM
Mrs. Hinkle will be having a presentation on May 29th on Personal Safety. Please see her letter with more details that will come home with your child on Wednesday, May 22nd.

Spelling Test
We have a TEST on List #29 tomorrow (due to our field trip on Friday).

May 23- Day D / Music / Track & Field Day / Spelling TEST #29
May 24- Day A / Library Books Due / 4th Grade Field Trip
May 27- NO SCHOOL
May 28- Day B / Art / NO SPELLING
May 29- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Mrs. Hinkle presentation on Personal Safety
May 30- Day D / Music / Track & Field Rain Date
May 31- Day A / Library Instruction
June 3- Day B / Art
June 4- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Hambright Beach Spirit Day (no swim suits)
June 5- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL / Leader T-Shirt Day

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May Schedule / PTO Picnic Info / Track & Field Volunteers

FROM OUR AWESOME PTO regarding TONIGHT’s PICNIC:
Please join us for the Hambright School Picnic from 5:30 to 8 pm FRIDAY, May 10th in the cafeteria and playground area. RAIN OR SHINE!
As a reminder only current Hambright students and their immediate family members may attend this event. Children MUST be accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone the entire evening!
Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided courtesy of Hambright PTO!
As in previous years, we are asking each family to bring a dish to serve 10 to 15 people. In order to have a variety of foods, please bring a dish that fits the description below:

Last names beginning with A-I: a cold side dish

Last names beginning with J-Q: a hot side dish

Last names beginning with R-Z: a dessert

*Please bring your dish between 5:30 and 6 so everyone has enough food and the line can move smoothly.

Schedule of Events: 5 to 7…BOGO book fair in library (one night only) 5:30…bring your side dish 5:30 to 7:30…face painting 6 to 8…balloon twisting 6 to 7…food served in the cafeteria
Last but not least, we still have one slot open from 6:30 to 7 for a cafeteria helper. We can do this! Will you fill the slot for this short period of time? If so, please sign-up using the link below.
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080a4ca4ae23abfb6-hambright1

The PTO is looking forward to seeing all the families at this great event!

Track & Field Info:
Mrs. Barnett is looking for VOLUNTEERS for her upcoming TRACK & FIELD DAY on May 23 (rain date May 30). Please email Mrs. Barnett at mary.barnett@pennmanor.net if you can help!

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We are working on a special writing project that will take us the month of May to finish! Just wait until you see these amazing pieces of work! Students have the option to bring in pictures to add their project if they’d like. Students may bring in pictures at any time! THANKS!!

Have a nice weekend!!

May 13- Day D / Music / Spelling List #28 sent home
May 14- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due
May 15- Day B / Art / 6pm Hambright Spring Concert
May 16- Day C / Phys. Ed.
May 17- Day D / Music / USA Spirit Day / Spelling TEST #28
May 20- Day A / Library Instruction / Spelling List #29
May 21- Day B / Art
May 22- Day C / Phys. Ed.
May 23- Day D / Music / Track & Field Day / Spelling TEST #29
May 24- Day A / Library Books Due / 4th Grade Field Trip
May 27- NO SCHOOL
May 28- Day B / Art / Spelling List #30 sent home
May 29- Day C / Phys. Ed.
May 30- Day D / Music / Track & Field Rain Date
May 31- Day A / Library Instruction / Spelling TEST #30
June 3- Day B / Art
June 4- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Hambright Beach Spirit Day (no swim suits)
June 5- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL / Leader T-Shirt Day

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May Dates and Fine Arts Day FUN!

Thanks to all who helped make Fine Arts Day possible! We had a GREAT day today…dancing…making a mosaic…watching a clay wheel and painting…and more!
THANKS to the PTO for your generous support!

April 29- Day B / Art / Spelling List #26 sent home
April 30- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Science PSSA’s / Jersey or Team Spirit Day
May 1- Day D / Music / Science PSSA’s / Hat Spirit Day
May 2- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due
May 3- Day B / Art / Race for Education / Leader T-Shirt Day / Spelling TEST #26
May 6- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Spelling List #27 sent home
May 7- Day D / Music
May 8- Day A / Library Instruction
May 9- Day B / Art
May 10- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Spelling TEST #27 / Field Trip Permission Form Due / 1:30 Early Dismissal / Race for Education Rain Date
May 13- Day D / Music / Spelling List #28 sent home
May 14- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due
May 15- Day B / Art
May 16- Day C / Phys. Ed.
May 17- Day D / Music / USA Spirit Day / Spelling TEST #28
May 20- Day A / Library Instruction / Spelling List #29
May 21- Day B / Art
May 22- Day C / Phys. Ed.
May 23- Day D / Music / Track & Field Day / Spelling TEST #29
May 24- Day A / Library Books Due / 4th Grade Field Trip
May 27- NO SCHOOL
May 28- Day B / Art / Spelling List #30 sent home
May 29- Day C / Phys. Ed.
May 30- Day D / Music / Track & Field Rain Date
May 31- Day A / Library Instruction / Spelling TEST #30
June 3- Day B / Art
June 4- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Hambright Beach Spirit Day (no swim suits)
June 5- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL / Leader T-Shirt Day

Dancing Pic
Dancing Pic


Dancing Pic
Dancing Pic
Dancing Pic
Dancing Pic
Dancing Pic
Dancing Pic
Thanks Mrs. Hedrick
Thanks Mrs. Hedrick
Mosaics Pic
Mosaics Pic
Mosaics Pic
Mosaics Pic
Mosaics Pic
Mosaics Pic
Mosaics Pic
Mosaics Pic
Mosaics Pic
Mosaics Pic
Thanks Mrs. Eshleman
Thanks Mrs. Eshleman
Painting
Painting
Clay
Clay
Clay
Clay
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Math PSSA’s / Schedule / Spirit Days…

SUPER effort 4th graders, on the ELA PSSA tests this past week! You all worked hard and tried your best…and that is awesome! Next week we have 2 days of our Math PSSA’s. You can do it, 4th graders!

Have a great weekend and see you on Tuesday!

April 24th – We are taking the PSSA…No SWEAT!  Wear sweatpants or sweatshirts. 
April 25th – Our future is BRIGHT!  Wear neon colors. 
April 30th – We are a Hambright team!  Wear a jersey or team shirt.  
May 1st – Hats off to a job well done!  Wear a hat, but nothing distracting.

April 19- NO SCHOOL
April 22- NO SCHOOL
April 23- Day B / Art / Ch. 14 Test Corrections Due
April 24- Day C / Phys. Ed. / MATH PSSA Tests
April 25- Day D / Music / MATH PSSA Tests
April 26- Day A / Fine Arts Day / Leader T-Shirt Day
April 29- Day B / Art / Spelling List #26 sent home
April 30- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Science PSSA’s
May 1- Day D / Music / Science PSSA’s
May 2- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due
May 3- Day B / Art / Race for Education

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ELA PSSA’s begin next week!

Spirit Days Reminder:

April 15th – We’ve gotten plenty of REST; now bring on the TEST!  Wear your favorite, school-appropriate pajamas. 
April 16th – We are REDy for the PSSAs!  Wear red. 
April 17th – We’ve got taking the test down to a T!  Wear your favorite T-shirt. 
April 24th – We are taking the PSSA.  No SWEAT!  Wear sweatpants or sweatshirts. 
April 25th – Our future is BRIGHT!  Wear neon colors. 
April 30th – We are a Hambright team!  Wear a jersey or team shirt.  
May 1st – Hats off to a job well done!  Wear a hat, but nothing distracting.

April 15- Day B / Art / NO Spelling this week / Math REVIEW for Ch. 14 Test / ELA PSSA Testing Begins
April 16- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Ch. 14 Math TEST / ELA PSSA Tests
April 17- Day D / Music / ELA PSSA Tests / Dental Health Presentation
April 18- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due
April 19- NO SCHOOL
April 22- NO SCHOOL
April 23- Day B / Art / Ch. 14 Test Corrections Due
April 24- Day C / Phys. Ed. / MATH PSSA Tests
April 25- Day D / Music / MATH PSSA Tests
April 26- Day A / Fine Arts Day / Leader T-Shirt Day
April 29- Day B / Art / Spelling List #26 sent home
April 30- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Science PSSA’s
May 1- Day D / Music / Science PSSA’s

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