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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Report Card Info & PSSA Spirit Days

Please Note: Report cards for all students will be
coming home on TUESDAY, April 9th.

PSSA Spirit Days…

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.

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Ruby Bridges

Ask your 4th grader about Ruby Bridges!

Ruby's Story
Ruby’s Story
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APRIL is here, finally!

We WILL be having our Chapter 13 Math TEST on Area and Perimeter on Monday! Please REVIEW over the Ch. 13 Practice Test that we started in class today. Students, look over these this weekend, so that you are READY for the TEST on MONDAY!!

Our Spelling Lists will continue to be difficult…thanks for your support at home with them!

TDA…Text Dependent Analysis- We have been working VERY HARD on writing our 4-5 paragraph essays on various prompts. We will continue to practice these as they account for 25% of individual student scores on the PSSA.

April 1- Day D / Music / New Spelling List #24 sent home / Ch. 13 Math TEST
April 2- Day A / Library Instruction
April 3- Day B / Art
April 4- Day C / Phys. Ed.
April 5- Day D / Music / Spelling TEST #24
April 8- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due / Spelling List #25 sent home / Report Cards go home
April 9- Day B / Art
April 10- Day C / Phys. Ed.
April 11- Day D / Music
April 12- Day A / Library Instruction / Spelling TEST #25
April 15- Day B / Art / NO Spelling this week / 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
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 / Science PSSA’s
April 30- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Science PSSA’s

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End of March Dates

SNACKS needed- THANKS in advance for your donations!! It’s truly appreciated!

Math TEST on Ch. 12 (Metric System) is TOMORROW, March 22! Students have a REVIEW packet to finish to help them get ready for the test. TEST corrections for this test will be DUE on WEDNESDAY, March 27. As always, thanks for all of your support at home!!

We will start our next chapter (Perimeter and Area) on Monday. It’s a very short chapter, so we are looking to test on either Monday, April 1, or Tuesday, April 2.

Mar 22- Day B / Art / Ch. 12 Math TEST / Spelling TEST #22 / Decade Spirit Day / 1:30 Early Dismissal
Mar 25- Day C / Phys. Ed. / New Spelling List #23 sent home
Mar 26- Day D / Music
Mar 27- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due / Ch. 12 Math TEST CORRECTIONS DUE
Mar 28- Day B / Art
Mar 29- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Spelling TEST #23
April 1- Day D / Music / New Spelling List #24 sent home / Ch. 13 Math TEST ?
April 2- Day A / Library Instruction / Ch. 13 Math TEST ?
April 3- Day B / Art
April 4- Day C / Phys. Ed.
April 5- Day D / Music / Spelling TEST #24

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Important Information for PMSD for MARCH 1…

Snow is forecast for Thursday night into Friday morning, and there is a possibility of a two-hour delay on Friday, March 1. If the start of school day is delayed, we would cancel the early dismissal scheduled for Friday, March 1, and students would be dismissed at the regular time. In either case, only afternoon kindergarten will be in session.  At this time, the current schedule has not changed, but we want to alert parents and guardians of the possibility that this may change. We will keep you updated via the district website, Twitter feed, cell phone app and local media outlets.


Dr. Michael G. Leichliter
Superintendent of Schools
Penn Manor School District

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MARCH Dates

TODAY Feb. 28th 3:30-5:00 Jump Rope for Heart…for those students who have raised money online or in their collection envelope.

Students enjoyed dressing up for CAREER Day! We have future military members, a teacher, a professional basketball player, and a professional skateboarder! Thanks for participating, 4th graders!

READING News: We have been busy writing our 5 paragraph text dependent analysis essays on various reading prompts, and we have enjoyed the stories “Because of Winn-Dixie”, “Firestorm”, and “The Stranger” from our anthology.
MATH News: Ch. 11 Customary Measurement- Measuring length with a ruler to the nearest inch, 1/2 inch, and 1/4 inch has been tricky for some students. Thanks for any help with this skill that you can offer at home. Conversions has also been difficult. The students have been provided with various Mathematics Formula Sheets with the conversions on them to use as a reference throughout the chapter and for the upcoming chapter test. THANKS for your support on the homework each evening!
SCIENCE News: Upcoming TEST on the PHYSICS Unit…Ms. Szentesy will announce the test date to students.

Career Day
Career Day

                                                                       

Mar 1- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Spelling TEST #19 / 1:30 Early Dismissal
Mar 4- Day D / Music / Spelling REVIEW LIST sent home #20
Mar 5- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due
Mar 6- Day B / Art / SPRING PICTURES
Mar 7- Day C / Phys. Ed. / PTO Family Fun Night @ Castle Roller Rink 5:30
Mar 8- Day D / Music / Spelling TEST #20
Mar 11- Day A / Library Instruction / Spelling List #21 sent home / Human Growth & Development Presentation for Girls
Mar 12- Day B / Art / Ch. 11 Math TEST
Mar 13- Day C / Phys. Ed.
Mar 14- Day D / Music
Mar 15- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due / Spelling TEST #21
Mar 18- Day B / Art / Spelling List #22 sent home / Scholastic Book Fair Week through the 22nd
Mar 19- Day C / Phys. Ed.
Mar 20- Day D / Music
Mar 21- Day A / Library Instruction
Mar 22- Day B / Art / Spelling TEST #22 / Decade Spirit Day / 1:30 Early Dismissal
Mar 25- Day C / Phys. Ed. / New Spelling List #23 sent home
Mar 26- Day D / Music
Mar 27- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due
Mar 28- Day B / Art
Mar 29- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Spelling TEST #23

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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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