Monthly Archives: April 2019

Reminders for the week

Today was a special day in 4-Sz. We welcomed a rockstar new student, Rochell. The girls and boys did a wonderful job welcoming her to our family!

Tuesday is our Science PSSA. Students are to wear a team shirt/jersey to show that we are all a TEAM and supporting one another. We have Library Instruction.

Wednesday is our last day of Science PSSA! “Hats off!” to a job well done. But actually hats can stay on today! (provided they are not distracting). We will have Art.

Thursday will be a “normal” day. We have Phys. Ed.

Friday is our Race for Education (weather permitting). We will have Music in the morning and the afternoon is for racing! Or walking, skipping, dancing…. Cross your fingers for nice weather. The rain make-up day is next Thursday, May 9 if necessary.

The boys and girls were excited to learn about our Fourth Grade Field Trip in May. Please see the notes that came home with your student today. Papers are due back by May 10. Thank you!

Have a great night and rest up for the final push to PSSA testing. I’m so proud of these kids!

Fun afternoon

Remember to wear NEON on Thursday. This is our way to show that our future is Bright!

Friday is the best day of the year (Fine Arts Day). Please feel free to wear a Leader shirt if you have one.

After working hard this morning on the Math PSSA, 4-Szentesy had a little fun getting to know more about others. Partners were randomly chosen, so students were FORCED to speak to someone new. Rotations were made so everyone got a chance to share with and learn about a few different classmates. They really enjoyed it! Way to increase conversation, work on eye contact, and better our overall communication in a fun way! What can you talk about tonight?


We had a hard-working, successful, optimistic week of PSSA testing for ELA. On Thursday, the students in fourth grade were treated to a movie “Whispers.” We also read Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco and saw the process to making pysanky. Ask your child what happened during the All School Assembly today!

Thank you, parents, for the encouragement you gave to your child this week. Several other teachers commented to me on how hard the individual students worked, especially on the TDA portions of their tests.

Also a big thank you to the families who donated some snacks. It was a nice treat to offer the students after the test was finished for the morning.

Next week:
Monday – no school
Tuesday – Regular day of school! Music
Wednesday – PSSA Math, wear sweats, Library Instruction/Book Exchange!
Thursday – PSSA Math, wear bright neon colors, Art
Friday – Fine Arts Day (the best day of the year at Hambright!), no “Phys. Ed.”

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter/Passover/Spring Break with your families!

Day 1

Today was a great first day of PSSA. These fourth graders in 4-Sz were focused, confident, and proud. You should be! They were well-rested and enjoyed their PJ’s and some Peeps!

Get another great dinner tonight, some solid sleep, and another healthy breakfast tomorrow! Remember to wear RED, since you are RE(a)Dy for the test!


Good afternoon!
This is a reminder that students are permitted to wear pajamas (school-appropriate) to class on Monday. The kids are ready for the test, they had a lot of rest, and they will do their best!

Thanks for sending in any donations for snacks. After working so hard on ELA portion of the PSSA, it’s nice to provide a little something to them to fill their growling bellies.

Students in 4-Szentesy will not have spelling next week, and will not have homework to complete in the evenings. Thank you for the support you give to your children as they come in ready to show us all they know next week!

Plan ahead for Spirit Days!

We have a spirit day planned for each day the PSSA will be administered.

April 15th – We’ve gotten plenty of rest; now bring on the test!  Wear your favorite, school-appropriate pajamas.  
April 16th – We are RE(a)Dy for the PSSAs!  Wear red.
April 17th – We’ve got taking the test down to a T!  Wear your favorite T-shirt. 
April 24 – We are taking the PSSA.  No Sweat!  Wear sweatpants or sweatshirts.  
April 25 – Our future is bright!  Wear neon colors.  
April 30 – We are a Hambright team!  Wear a jersey or team shirt.  
May 1 – Hats off to a job well done!  Wear a hat, but nothing distracting.