Monthly Archives: September 2014

Got Apples?

This Friday, we will celebrate Johnny Appleseed day in our class.  If you can make any donations of apples, I’d greatly appreciate it.  Each student will need ONE apple.  Apples of any size, shape, and color!  Please let me know if you can have them in by Thursday, so I can make arrangements for Friday’s fun!  Any other donations (apple juice, apple cider, apple cookies, apple donuts…) please contact me first to make sure we are prepared.

Sorry for the short notice, and thanks for any help!

Weekly Reminders!

Please remember that tomorrow (Wednesday, September 24) is Picture Day!  Students should bring their completed order form if families would like to order pictures.  All students will have pictures taken, even if not purchasing a package.  Bring your smiles!

We will have Phys. Ed. AFTER pictures are taken. 🙂

On Monday,families received an important letter from the office.  The bottom of the paper must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned by Friday.  This is to ensure that we schedule the best time for your conferences in November.  With students having siblings at Hambright, we are sensitive to your time restraints. Please fill out the paper so I know what best fits your schedule.

Thanks for all of the support as always!


Friday we will return our library books.  Students will not check out new ones until Monday….. Sorry to say that our early dismissal cuts into our Book Exchange time.  Mrs. Etzweiler found time to get our class in on Monday, day 2.  Students will have new books to take home on Monday.  Thanks for understanding!!

Friday’s early dismissal is at 1:30.  Thanks to the families who communicate changes in their routines.  The sooner we know of changes, the easier time we will have and the smoother transition your child will have.  Thank you!

PTO news

Our wonderful Hambright Elementary PTO sends any notes home on bright green paper.  You can’t miss their information! 🙂  

Yesterday your child brought home a half-sheet about ordering t-shirts.  Just a note that the SMALL shirts are 6/8, not “5/6” as printed.  If you are not sure about a size, there will be samples at Meet the Teacher Night this Thursday.  Order forms are due Monday, September 22.

Remember Rita’s Night next Wednesday (9/17) from 6:00-8:00!

The first PTO meeting will be held on Monday, 9/22 at 6:30.  Meetings are held in the library.  Childcare is provided in Mrs. Helwig’s room.

Thanks for helping to support the Hambright PTO and Hambright students!

A few notes for the week

Today was a great Monday in 1-S!!!  Just a few reminders/notes about the upcoming week.

Dr. Egan spoke with the first graders today about Responsible Reporting.  He reviewed some items that are not to come to school.  Students learned what they should do if they see a dangerous item at school, on the playground, or on the bus.  The teachers also reviewed some safety procedures for students at recess time.  There are no pressing matters, it was just a reminder! 🙂

Thursday will be the students’ first spelling test.  We practice during the day, thanks for the families who also practice at home.  I’m excited to see the students’ success this week!

Meet the Teacher Night:  This Thursday from 4:30-6:30.  This is not a formal program.  Feel free to drop in anytime with your student.  Your child has a lot to show you in our classroom and new building.  I look forward to seeing you then!

Book orders for Scholastic are due on Friday  (to me, or pay online).

Friday is an early dismissal day.  Students are dismissed at 1:30 p.m.

I think that’s it for now.  Thank you for all of your continued support.  Have a great night!  



How Was School Today?

Well, I know that “I” had an awesome day at Hambright today.  The class learned about filling buckets, catching compliments, earning baseballs, and much more!  When I was growing up (and still today!!!!) my mom always would say “How was school today?”  After awhile, those excited lengthy answers turn into long, sad groans of “fiiiiinnnne.”  If you ever find yourself in that situation, check out the link below.  I found this link today and I loved the ideas!  Ask one each day/week and see where the conversation goes.  I’m sure there will be some entertaining answers!  Hopefully it can help you spark some new conversation at home.  (and if you learn something that may help me at school, please let me know!)

Click here for the link! 🙂