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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You’re Hired!

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   

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

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