Still leaving our MARK

This year, Hambright leaders learned about and began leaving their MARK each day!  Though we have gone to online learning, the year is not over yet. Leaders, we want you to continue to Make good choices, Act kindly, Respect yourself and others, and Keep being your best.  

Parents/Guardians:  We want to know when your sons and daughters are leaving their MARK at home.  Let us know by emailing your student’s homeroom teacher.  Please include the student’s name, grade level, date, and a description of how he/she was seen leaving a MARK at home.  Here is an example:

Talia Jones Grade 4 4/13/2020 When Talia woke up, she asked her mom how she could help out around the house during the day.

Students who earn Virtual Leader Tickets by leaving a MARK at home will get a shoutout on the Hambright blog.

Updates for the week of April 13

Beginning next week, the activities that are posted on the district website are no longer optional.  They are to be completed and turned in to the classroom teacher.  They will not be graded, but the student will receive credit and feedback from his/her teacher.  Your classroom teacher will be letting you know when his/her office hours for questions or support will be; however, the Academic Support Team teachers will also be available to answer questions and offer support.         

Amy Wall     (Reading 4 – 6)   9-10 a.m. weekdays        amy.wall@pennmanor.net

Kathy Rowley    (Reading 3 -5)    9 – 10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. 1 – 2 p.m. Tues, Thurs. kathy.rowley@pennmanor.net

Danielle Kreider   (Reading K-2)      2 – 3 p.m. Mon. 9 – 10 a.m. Tues., Thurs., Fri. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Wed.  danielle.krieder@pennmanor.net

Ellen Finger   (Math) 1 – 2 p.m. Mon., Wed. 9 – 10 a.m. Tues., Thurs., Fri. ellen.finger@pennmanor.net


Please contact if we can help out in any way.  


The Hambright Academic Support Team

Supports for home

By now, you should have received information on some optional activities you can do at home to keep your children engaged in learning. Again, the link to the district resources is https://sites.google.com/pennmanor.net/remotelearning/home . Click on the tab(s) for the grade level to access the activities. The Penn Manor Academic Support Team has also posted some quick and easy skills for students who need some additional practice in some reading skills. We have activities for Phonemic Awareness, Fluency, and Reading Comprehension. Click on the AST tab to view those activities.

Stay connected by checking the Hambright Elementary blog, this Academic Support blog, and the district remote learning website. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out through this blog or to any of the Hambright AST teachers whose email addresses are included with the activities.

Keep their brains engaged!!

The Scholastic company has offered a free opportunity for you children to keep their brains engaged with literacy! They have set up a free website with literacy activities each day at all elementary grade levels. Just choose your child’s grade level and set up a free account for Book Flix and their Watch & Learn Library.

Click on this link to get started:

Learn at Home

Title I Family Night – Grades 3 – 6

The Hambright Elementary Title I staff and classroom teachers are hosting a Family Night for all students in grades 3 – 6 and their family on April 2. A pizza dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by information and activity sessions.

The focus of the information and activity sessions will be Math and ways you can help your child at home. We will also provide an opportunity to learn more about the PSSA tests that will be given in the Spring.

Families will be given educational gifts to take home. We will also have prizes to hand out through a raffle.

So come and join us on Thursday, April 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm!

A copy of the invitation that was sent home is attached here, just in case you didn’t receive one. RSVP forms are due March 26.

Hope to see you there!

Summer Reading Challenge Reminder

Summer is just about over and the teachers and staff at Hambright are working hard to get ready to start the new year! We are all looking forward to seeing our students return and be ready to learn.

We hope everyone participated in the Summer Reading Challenge. Please remember to return your papers showing that you completed the challenge as soon as possible. All papers must be in by Tuesday, August 27 in order to be eligible for the ice cream truck reward.

End of year items

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve reached the end of another school year! How time flies!

Progress reports for students who are receiving Academic/Title I support will be in your child’s report card envelope on the last day of school.

Any parent who is interested in have their child tutored over the summer can contact Danielle Kreider at danielle.kreider@pennmanor.net. She has some interested teachers who may be available to help out.

Finally, it’s very important for your child to read over the summer. Make sure it’s at a level that’s not too hard and your child is able to understand. We find that our students who do not read over the summer lose a great deal of ground (progress) that was gained during the school year. We then spend the first marking period trying to recover from what was lost instead of continuing to grow more. It’s also very important for you to read to your child, no matter what age. Older students still benefit from being read to or with and enjoy the time with you. Talk about the stories and make predictions about what may happen next.

Enjoy your summer!!