*****News from our Hambright PTO: Hambright Family Fun Movie Night–DATE CHANGE The Hambright Family Fun Movie Night is being moved to Friday, November 15th due to a conflict with homecoming for the original date. Hambright students and their immediate family members (i.e. parents and siblings only) are welcome. Again, the movie night will now be held on November 15th. Doors will open at 6:30. The movie will begin at 7:00 pm. Entrance is FREE! There will be more details about the evening coming home in November. Fyi…we will not be allowed to communicate over the blog, website, or Facebook which movie will be playing as the licensing company restricts public communication of the movie title and production company. HOWEVER, closer to the date we will send home a flyer with your child and communicate over announcements which movie will be playing.
Oct 4- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Math TEST Ch. 3 / Spelling TEST #5 Oct 7- Day D / Music / L #6 Spelling sent home / Settlers & William Penn REVIEW in class and sent home Oct 8- Day A / Applied Engineering / Settlers & William Penn REVIEW in class Oct 9- Day B / Art / Settlers & William Penn TEST Oct 10- Day C / Phys Ed Oct 11- Day D / Music / Spelling TEST #6 Oct 14- NO SCHOOL Oct 15- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books Due / L #7 sent home Oct 16- Day B / Art Oct 17- Day C / Phys Ed Oct 18- Day D / Music / Spelling TEST #7 / Math TEST Ch. 4 (tentative date) Oct 21- Day A / Applied Engineering / L #8 Spelling sent home Oct 22- Day B / Art Oct 23- Day C / Phys Ed Oct 24- Day D / Music Oct 25- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books Due / Spelling TEST #8 / 1:30 Early Dismissal Oct 28- Day B / Art / L#9 Spelling sent home Oct 29- Day C / Phys Ed Oct 30- Day D / Music Oct 31- Day A / Applied Engineering / Spelling TEST #9 Nov 1- NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS
*Book Orders DUE tomorrow, Thursday the 19th *Native American Study Guides go home today, Wednesday the 18th *PM Fun Run Manor Middle- September 29th @ 2:00
Sept 20- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books DUE / Spelling Test #3 / Ch. 2 Math TEST / PICTURE DAY Sept 23- Day B / Art / L #4 Spelling sent home Sept 24- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Native American TEST Sept 25- Day D / Music Sept 26- Day A / Applied Engineering / 4th Grade Teachers Training Sept 27- Day B / Art / Spelling TEST #4 / 1:30 Early Dismissal Sept 30- Day C / Phys. Ed. / L #5 Spelling sent home / PTO Meeting 6:30 Oct 1- Day D / Music Oct 2- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books Due Oct 3- Day B / Art Oct 4- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Math TEST Ch. 3 (tentative date) Oct 7- Day D / Music / L #6 Spelling sent home Oct 8- Day A / Applied Engineering Oct 9- Day B / Art Oct 10- Day C / Phys Ed Oct 11- Day D / Music / Spelling TEST #6 Oct 14- NO SCHOOL Oct 15- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books Due / L #7 sent home Oct 16- Day B / Art Oct 17- Day C / Phys Ed Oct 18- Day D / Music / Spelling TEST #7
We had the opportunity to experience a Virtual Reality Tour with the VR Expedition Kit that was purchased by the PTO. The VR Tour was reminding us how we can leave our MARK here at Hambright! Thank you to the PTO for this opportunity!
Sept. 16- Day A / Music / L #3 Spelling sent home / Scholastic Book Orders will come home Sept 17- Day B / Art Sept 18- Day C / Phys. Ed. Sept 19- Day D / Music / Scholastic Book Orders DUE Sept 20- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books DUE / Spelling Test #3 / Ch. 2 Math TEST / PICTURE DAY Sept 23- Day B / Art / L #4 Spelling sent home Sept 24- Day C / Phys. Ed. Sept 25- Day D / Music Sept 26- Day A / Applied Engineering Sept 27- Day B / Art / Spelling TEST #4 / 1:30 Early Dismissal Sept 30- Day C / Phys. Ed. / L #5 Spelling sent home / PTO Meeting 6:30
Saturday, September 29th- Penn Manor FUN RUN at Manor Middle 2:00- Take your permission slip with you to the event!
Here is the form for the Penn Manor Elementary Fun Run! If you are interested in participating, you will need to bring the form to Manor Middle School on the day of the race which is Sunday, Sept. 29th, at 2:00.
Congrats on being HIRED for a JOB/LEADERSHIP Position in 4-Groff!!
Sept 6- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Ch. 1 Math TEST / Spelling TEST #1 Sept 9- Day D / Music / L #2 Spelling sent home Sept 10- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books DUE (this is a change from my previous post) Sept 11- Day B / Art Sept 12- Day C / Phys. Ed. Sept 13- Day D / Music / Spelling TEST #2 Sept. 16- Day A / Music / L #3 Spelling sent home Sept 17- Day B / Art Sept 18- Day C / Phys. Ed. Sept 19- Day D / Music Sept 20- Day A / Applied Engineering / Library Books DUE / Spelling Test #3 / Ch. 2 Math TEST (If this changes, I will let you know) / PICTURE DAY Sept 23- Day B / Art / L #4 Spelling sent home Sept 24- Day C / Phys. Ed. Sept 25- Day D / Music Sept 26- Day A / Applied Engineering Sept 27- Day B / Art / Spelling TEST #4 / 1:30 Early Dismissal Sept 30- Day C / Phys. Ed. / L #5 Spelling sent home / PTO Meeting 6:30
Saturday, September 29th- Penn Manor FUN RUN at Manor Middle 2:00- Take your permission slip with you to the event!
I would like to thank all of the parents who were able to make it to Meet the Teacher/Open House Wednesday evening. I really enjoyed meeting all of you, and I appreciate your kindness and support. The students and I expect to have a wonderful year in 4th grade and we hope to share our exciting experiences with you throughout the year. I am fortunate to have such a nice group of 4th graders- thank you!
Math– We are currently working on Ch. 1-Place Value. Our test will be on Friday, September 6th. Wow, thanks to those students who have been consistently turning in homework- great effort kids! Remember, this is a rigorous math program…when helping your child at home with his/her homework throughout the year, please do what works best for you and your child. It’s OK to show the students how to do math in different ways. It’s OK to do the work on another sheet and attach it to the homework. We will get through it together, thanks for your support!!
Spelling– Our first spelling TEST will be on Friday, the 6th. This list will come home on Tuesday, September 3rd. Please look for your child’s spelling lists and future tests in their Take Home/Homework Folders.
Content– Students will be learning about the PA Early Years/History in Social Studies and the Scientific Process/Method in their Science class. We will be staying organized with a Content Folder that will keep all of our important papers in it.
Leadership Roles/Jobs- Leadership Jobs will be assigned next week. I am looking forward to our hired students to begin working hard on their new job positions! Great job, kids! Thanks for helping to keep our room clean, running smoothly, and organized!
Reading in School– Here are some of the skills that we learned about so far in class, and will be learning about soon: character traits and motivations, story structure, realistic fiction and biography characteristics, and important vocabulary, as well as types of sentences (declarative, imperative, exclamatory, interrogative), interjections, and subjects & predicates.
Reading at Home– On Tuesday, September 3rd, we will be starting our Reading At Home calendars. Please see the blue parent letter coming home today, Thursday, explaining our 4th grade requirements. How do students become better readers? READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ!
Pass It On– We viewed several short, inspirational video clips emphasizing character qualities and values. After looking at some posters too, we then brainstormed values that we each could each pass on to others. Our very own Pass It On posters will be hanging in our hallway soon! Way to go, Leaders! Way to leave your MARK!
Sept 3- Day D / Music / List #1 Spelling sent home / Content begins Sept 4- Day A / Applied Engineering Sept 5- Day B / Art / Ch. 1 Math Review / Rita’s Night 6:00-8:00 (Mrs. Groff 6-6:30) Sept 6- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Ch. 1 Math TEST / Spelling TEST #1 Sept 9- Day D / Music / L #2 Spelling sent home Sept 10- Day A / Applied Engineering Sept 11- Day B / Art Sept 12- Day C / Phys. Ed. Sept 13- Day D / Music / Spelling TEST #2
*Please note: We will be getting library books on Wednesday, the 4th, and they will be due on Monday, the 16th.
PTO Meeting Dates / 6:30-7:30 Hambright Library Sept 30, Nov 11, Jan 6, Feb 10, March 9, April 6
Welcome to 4th grade and a new school year! We’ve had a very busy couple days, and are off to a GREAT start this year!! Here are just some of the things we are… already doing, will be soon doing, already learning about, will be learning about, and all excited about… Chromebooks for each student, listening to our read aloud-Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, a Detective Scavenger Hunt of our classroom, Job Applications, Getting to Know Each Other Activities, PBIS Activities & Lessons, Back to School Assembly, Pass It On Posters, Meeting Sawyer (our school’s facility dog), and much more!
Students will be bringing home their PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support) folder on Friday. In the folder, please see the parent letter introducing this school-wide program, as well as other items that your student has learned about.
*Wednesday, August 28th– Hambright’s Open House 4:00-6:00 / Book Fair 4:30-6:30
*Thursday, August 29th– 1:30 Early Dismissal
** No School- August. 30th& September 2nd**
*Thursday, September 5th– Rita’s Night 6-8:00 pm (I will be there from 6:00-6:30!)
*Friday, September 20th- Picture Day
*Friday, September 27th– 1:30 Early Dismissal
*Monday, September 30th– PTO Meeting 6:30
*Our Phys Ed days for… August: 23rd / 29th September: 6th / 12th / 18th / 24th/30th
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
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
* 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
* 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!
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…
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!
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!