Parent-Teacher Conferences

Here is the link to sign up for parent-teacher conferences. There are 3 dates available with a variety of time slots. There is an arrow at the top to move the calendar forward to the 22nd and the 23rd. The slots are all 15 minutes long. You have the option to meet in person or virtual. Please note which you would prefer when you sign up, so I know what to expect.

If this is your first time doing conferences it is important to note that the 15 minutes we schedule is set in stone. Running late causes everyone else on the schedule to be late. If you would like a longer time please let me know and I will arrange that for you.

Our annual Sub will be held on Monday, Nov. 22. No forms will be sent home due to the toner shortage. Please click here to find out more about the sale and to sign up.

I have resent all the invites to those of you who have not accepted the invitation to join the communication piece of Seesaw. If you are not receiving messages on Seesaw please look at your email to see if you received the invitation to join. I do continue to post in Seesaw and here on my blog. I always want to make sure I am getting the information out to you.

Remember tomorrow is Camo Day-
Be bold and brave by making healthy choices. We can’t hide our Penn Manor pride. Wear camouflage.

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Red Ribbon Week

This is Red Ribbon Spirit Week

I apologize that I did not get a message out about wearing red today. Here is the schedule for the rest of the week:

Red Ribbon Week is next week, October 25th through 29th. Please participate in the themed dress days below to show that we are committed to a drug free Hambright!

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!

Hambright Logo
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Bag of Books

The MOST important activity you can do with your child, to help them succeed in school and into their future, is to read with them. Most of what I have read says about 20 minutes a day. In order to help you achieve this goal I will be sending home 4 books every Friday. I would like the books returned the following Friday. If the books are not returned, a new bag will not be sent home. It is that simple!

Keep reading, it makes a difference!


Reading tips for Kindergarten Parents

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Seesaw assignment

I just posted the first assignment to Seesaw. There were several reasons for posting this homework on Seesaw. First, I wanted everyone to practice writing the number 2. Second, I wanted everyone to log onto Seesaw and third our toner for the copies is one of the items not getting through On the supply chain.

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

Every year Hambright leaders collect food to help our neighbors. Kindergarten always collects boxed mashed potatoes. You can send a box of mashed potatoes into school anytime between November 1st and November 12th. I will send out another reminder the last week of the drive. Please click here for more information and other ways you may be able to help.

Today I had the chance to work with a few students on karate belt words. Some of those students received their next belt. Most belts have 5 words, some do have 6 words. It si best to practice these words as flash cards. I created flash cards for you to print and work with your child. The two words the children struggle with the most are, “the” and “like”.

We have now learned all of these letters in school. Please practice these letter with your child. Right below the title on these page are links to resources. If you click the alphabet link you will see how we write these letters in school.

Thanks for all the support you give your child at home.

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Finally Fall

We had a busy day today. We wrote about spiders, made bracelets in math and read spider books at the end of the day wearing spider rings. Ask your child to show you his bracelet and have him count to 10 using the beads. Click here to read about what we are doing in math right now.

I can still use some help with pumpkin day. Cookies for the morning class is a big one! Please click here to see how you can help. Volunteers are important too, but you do need your clearances. Bring them into the Hambright Office to get the process started.

Scholastic Book Clubs are experiencing serious delays due global supply chain disruptions. They are promising all current orders will be shipped by November 22. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything.

Important dates:

October 29- Pumpkin Day

November 5- No School, teacher in-service

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held in November. The sign up will be sent out in November. Here are the dates:

Nov. 19- Kyper Kindergarten Only

Nov. 21 and 22- All of Hambright

Nov. 21 and 22 are also early dismissal days.

Here are some pictures from last Friday.

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Kindergarten Crew Shirts Tomorrow

Please have your child wear their Kindergarten Crew shirt tomorrow.

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Pumpkin Day

Click this link to sign up to volunteer for Pumpkin Day and donate items.

If you would like to volunteer you must have clearance on file with the main office. Please do not sign up unless your have them filed them. Masks must be worn in the school building.

As always if you have any questions please ask.

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If your child earned a Kindergarten Crew shirt please have them wear it this Friday, October 15.

The first Karate Word Belt went home today. Please practice the words on the belt using flash cards. We will do our best to check words as often as possible. The big push for words comes after the new year. Keep working on the letters and sounds.

This week we are learning the letters c and o and in math learning about numbers 8 and 9. We are also talking about communities and maps. Next we will be learning about Spiders.

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Busy Week

WOW! This has been one busy week. We added two more letters to the letters we have been learning. They are u and i. Next week we will be learning c (the hard sound like in cat) and 0. When we learn each letter we learn the sound and how to write it. Click here for flashcards of all the letters we have learned so far. Practice with your child. If they can quickly say the letter and make the sound for each letter then throw the cards away. If they are slow to respond or do not know any of the letters or sounds keep practicing until they can say all the letters and make the sounds.

We also learned about the number 7.

We had another treat today because our marble jar was a full.

Remember no school on Monday! Have a fantastic weekend.

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