Monthly Archives: October 2019

Red Ribbon Day!

Tomorrow is “Be a Genius” Wear Jeans to show that you are Drug-Free!

Thursday is also our Lesson 9 spelling test.
No School on Friday!
Next Tuesday will be our Unit 5 math test.

Remember to check the “Important Dates” tab on this page for November updates. Thank you for adding those to your home calendars!

Special Days!

A week or two ago, students brought home a half-sheet of paper from the PTO (reminder: they are always on neon green paper). This included special dress-up days for Hambright Leaders. We call them Spirit Days.

This Friday (early dismissal day, as well as a school-wide assembly) is “Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character” day. Can’t wait to see some simple creativity. Please do not feel pressure to go out and purchase a special outfit to wear this Friday.

The following week, the Hambright community will celebrate being Drug Free!

Please see this link for special days the last week of October (How is that even possible? The last week of October!?!?!?!?!?!)


We spent our Friday “reading day” outside, since the weather was so gorgeous!

The sheet with your preferred conference time was due on Friday. If you still have one at home, please send it in soon. We will plan the times this week and get information to you the week of October 21. Thank you!

No School on Monday!

From this week:
Students are working hard on Chapter 4 in math, learning many strategies to help them multiply 2-digit numbers. We are TENTATIVELY thinking the test will be October 22.

Reading Unit 1 is complete! Great work learning about characters, story elements, and theme. We are beginning Unit 2: Getting the Main Idea and reading non-fiction.

Spelling Lesson 7 will be tested on Oct. 18, on Fridays, as usual.

The boys and girls are learning how to write a PERFECT paragraph!

This week we will also complete the first unit in Grammar. Wow!

The students worked to clean out their desks/wipe down the top surfaces. I wish you could smell the clean classroom we have now. Thanks for the help Szentesy Squad!

Have a great long weekend!

Change of Plans

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.

This week and next!

This was a great week for the Szentesy Squad.

In today’s folders, children are bringing home a few important items for parents:
1. A schedule for conferences. We are half-way through the first marking period so the teachers are ALREADY beginning to plan for the conferences in November. Please mark a time that best suits you so that we can try to plan accordingly. Thank you for understanding as we attempt to please everyone.

2. A mid-semester “progress report” is also attached. The grades were printed a week ago, so some scores have already improved! yay!

3. School pictures came home!

For next week: We will take a Benchmark test on the first three chapters in math. Then we will begin Unit 4.

Students performed well on the Spelling review list this week. We will start a new list next week with lesson 6.

Next week begins our E/I time. This stands for “Enrichment/Intervention.” Each day will have a different focus. Tuesday and Friday will be “Reading days.” We have found that too often, we run out of time to allow students the opportunity to read on their own, on a topic of their choosing. For many students, this will just be a time to sit and enjoy reading for pleasure. They are to be prepared on these days for some reading! Yay!

Our first reading Unit in ELA (English/Language Arts) has gone very well. We completed the first unit and will review the skills and strategies next week. The Unit test will take place on Tuesday.

The students completed their science unit with Mr. Showalter. They were given a study guide (and their paper planes!) today. The test will be given on Wednesday of next week.

Wednesday 10/09 will begin a Social Studies unit!! Mrs. Groff and Mrs. Rios will get to know these awesome students then!

Due to some schedule changes, we will have Book Exchange next Thursday again! Yahoo!

Reminder that book orders are due next Friday 10/11.