LOTS OF FUN THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT THE END OF THE YEAR!
Race for Education
Bounce Obstacle Course
Mrs. Hoke getting into the fun.
Not sure who had more fun...kids or teachers?
Thank you, PTO for a great reward!
Maryland Science Center Assembly
Many cool experiments!
First Grade in Applied Engineering
Exloring different textures to make the truck stop.
First grade drew pictures
and described a monster.
PMHS students created
monsters for them.
Smiles all around!
Disecting owl pellets...
...gross and fascinating!
Grade 4 Jr. Envirothon Teams
Team 1: Dominant Lemons
Cortlyn Gerlach, Tyler Eshelman, Piper Ferre, Emma Weaver, Abigail Davis
Team 2: The Predators
Kara Becker, Obsinan Tesfaye, Madison Smith, Arabella Bowers, Celia Domanico
Team 3: Bobastic Kangaroos
Sajna Gautam, Jackson Byers, Lyra Godwin, Lillian Snyder, Abigail Lowe
Third Place Team in the Lancaster County Jr. Envirothon
Advisors: Mrs. Katie Harnish and Mr. Brad Showalter
Fine Arts Day 2023
Thank your to Mrs. Smith for coordinating this very special day for our students. Students had the opportunity to see artists of all kinds throughout the day...origami, quilting, painting, cookie and cupcake decorating, tap, ballet, and hip hop dancing and SO much more. Here are just a few pictures from the day.
Happy Nurse Appreciation Day!
We greatly appreciate our team of nurses:
Jess Rodriguez, Candi Sing, and Meghan Minnich
May 9th was a fun day with all seven schools getting together to share the student research presentations. Here is a link to the photos from today of our Grade 3-4 Comet Adventures.
May 10th was the day for our district-wide National Parks and European travel presentations. We spent a great deal of time this year working on our National Parks research and making the presentation displays. Hambright students spent the days with students from the other elementary schools.
The students spent time in four rotations:
presenting their projects
travelers to the countries and parks
a Geography based, Quiz Bowl style game
a discussion and graphing activity on our essential travel items
Students had the opportunity to eat lunch and spend recess time with new friends. At the end of the day, most students took their projects with them so be on the lookout for a large copy paper box.
Here is the link to the photos from the day: PHOTOS
Outdoor Spring Choral Concert
Thank you to Mrs. Brubaker for organizing our Spring Concert last evening. The crowd was HUGE and the performance was remarkable! Thank you to all of the families that joined us for this event.
April Leaders of the Month
Today during our WING Assemblies, we celebrated our April Leaders of the Month. With just one month to go, we reminded students of the expected behaviors in class, at recess, in the cafeteria, and on the bus.
Miss Myer, AM Kindergarten
Miss Rivera, PM Kindergarten
Jaxon Wenzel, 1 Suter
Leah Koenig, 1 Adams
Alex Landis, 2 Rook
Lincoln Wenzel, 2 Corrado
Grace Legutko, 3 Smith/Brighter
Nathan Tesfaye, 3 Gilbert
Ellie Yang, 4 Showalter
Alisha Biswa, 4 Gaston
Nishika Subedi, 5 Plumbo/Martin
Zak Holbein, 5 Martin/Plumbo
Dipesh Magar, 6 Bock
Chloe Barrow, 6 Bock
Not pictured: Ella Conroy, 5 Ayer/Brubaker
Today we celebrate our Lunch Heroes!
This amazing group of ladies makes sure our students have high quality and healthy meals each day. Thank you ladies for your hard work!
Soaring into 2nd Grade
Last week, our AST teachers and Grade 1 teachers hosted first graders and their families to share activities to work on over the summer to help prepare them for 2nd Grade.
March Leaders of the Month
During our Wing Assemblies on Monday, April 3rd we celebrated our March Leaders of the Month.
Mr. Howe and Mrs. Eachus encouraged students to show perseverance and stay motivated to finish the year strong. We also shared some Bright Spots written by students to recognize peers and teachers.
Aliza May Duke
Ms. Rivera, AM Kindergarten
Trinity Rosa Lopez
Miss Myer, PM Kindergarten
Aiden Romero, 1 Appel
Nyla Dixon, 1 Hufford
Norah Turner, 2 Corrado
Jay Garcia, 2 Breneman
Alexis Frymyer, 2 Rook
Lilah Pohle, 3 Smith
Rujal Budathoki, 4 Groff
Astrin Magar, 4 Gaston
Mahlet Molla, 3 Bittenbender
Kriti Dhimal, 6 Shope
Jais Bryant, 6 Miller
Dillon Walters, 5 Ballard
Ella Conroy, 5 Ayer
English Learners Experience an Egg Hunt
Ms. Cox and Ms. Nissley brought our EL learners together with Manor Middle School students to experience an academic Egg Hunt.
March Mentor Event
Bluebird Boxes Installed
Jeff Musser, the environment field manager at LCSWMA, donated 4 bluebird houses, poles, and hardware so they could be enjoyed on our campus. Yesterday they were installed along the west sidewalk near the 3/4, 5/6 courtyard and near the walking path by the field row of trees. The nesting boxes are paired back-to-back to limit competition with tree swallows. Keep your eyes open for activity in the upcoming weeks, but please encourage your students/children not to disturb the boxes or poles. Thank you, Mr. Andrew for installing them!
AUTHOR'S VISIT HAMBRIGHT
Thank you Mrs. Painter and @PMEDFoundation for bringing Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox to Hambright today.
The kids and staff loved it! "I AM LLAMA!"
Happy Birthday to the Hambright Garden!
On Wednesday our HB Families created posted to show the many reasons the garden will be beneficial to us all.
On Thursday, we celebrated the garden as a whole school with an assembly and the Bucket Brigade where each class filled the raised beds with top soil and compost. Stay tuned...
Ellis Island Simulation
On Wednesday our HB Families created posted to show the many reasons the garden will be beneficial to us all.
On Thursday, we celebrated the garden as a whole school.
Exciting things are happening...
The soil and mulch have arrived. On March 16th we will celebrate our garden's birthday with a Bucket Brigade. All students will help to fill the 16 raised beds to prepare for planting. Thank you to the team of teachers and parents who are working to make this garden a reality.
4th Grade Envirothon
Mrs. Harnish is making the kids walk around like birds so they can learn new vocabulary words. Each bird walks and flies differently!
Waxing and Waning?
Today Mrs. Harnish taught students about the phases of the moon. Mr. Showalter was exploring states of matter with chocolate, crayons, and tooth paste.
Ask a 4th grader: What state is toothpaste? Solid or a liquid?
Mrs. Eachus learned something new today!
Crazy Hair Day
Lots of wacky hair styles were all over the building for this month's Spirit Day.
February Leaders of the Month
During our Wing Assemblies on Friday, March 3rd we celebrated our February Leaders of the Month.
We also talked about people who are in the the building and community to keep us safe, expectations at breakfast, and shared some Bright Spots written by students to recognize peers and teachers.
Braelynn Barnes, Miss Myer
Camila Castor Maldonado,
Grades 1 and 2
Brynn Reinhart, Mrs. Adams
Johanan Tegegne, Miss Suter
Damion Kauffman, Mrs. Adair
Brooklyn Davis, Mrs. Breneman
Grades 3 and 4
Victoria Velez, Ms. Gilbert
Lydia Rivera, Mrs. Smith
Bella Bowers, Mr. Showalter
Hailey Enterline, Mrs. Harnish
Lyra Godwin, Mrs. Groff for Art w/Mrs. Wigerman
Ellie Yang, Mr. Showalter for Applied Engineering w/Mr. Andrew
Grade 5 and 6
Dylan Griffith, Mrs. Martin
Michael Santiago, Mrs. Martin
Nya Claudio, Mrs. Tercha
Hunter Strine, Mrs. Tercha
Read Across America Day!
KIDS AT WORK DAY 2023
Hambright Elementary School has been chosen as the 2023 Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators’ MWEE School of Excellence Award winner. This award recognizes a school with outstanding implementation of all four essential elements of the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) by a PreK-12 school or district in Pennsylvania.
Thank you to all of our teachers who are committed to these environmental endeavors!
Awesome Activity Day at Hambright!
Penn Manor Readathon
K, 1, and 2 students listened to stories and participated in activities with students from Penn Manor High School. Our next event will be on March 2nd, 3:30-4:30 for students in K, 1, 2nd grades.
Hambright's Trout are Growing
These fingerlings can be found in our 3/4 Commons.
February Mentor Program
We are 100 days smarter!!!
January Leaders of the Month
During our Wing Assemblies on Friday, February 3rd, we celebrated our January Leaders of the Month.
We also reviewed being a good friend, taking care of our surroundings, being respectful to our friends and ALL adults in the building, breakfast expectations, and using our manners. In 5th and 6th grade, we also reviewed cellphone expectations. Cellphones may not be out during the school day.
Miss Myer, Kindergarten
Miss Rivera, Kindergarten
Mrs. Hoke, 2nd grade
Mrs. Appel, 1st grade
Mrs. Bittenbender, 3rd Grade
Mrs. Groff, 4th Grade
Jarianys Velez, Mr. Ballard, 5th Grade
Jervar Bell, Mr. Ballard, 5th Grade
Kerrianna Gonzalez, Mrs.Tercha, 6th Grade
Mrs. Tercha, 6th Grade
Bumblebee Coding Lesson
Christian and Scarlett during their coding lesson led by Judy Keller, Technology Training Specialist. Judy Keller incorporated math, science, social studies, language arts and music (!!!) in this one coding lesson. Christian had just discovered that he could code his bumblebee to do the "griddy" dance, and was ecstatic.
Storytime with Mr. Howe
Mrs. Adams's first grade class has been working hard and earned a reward of having Mr. Howe read a story to the class. He chose to read , One, by Kathryn Otoshi. Keep it up!
Games and Snacks with Mrs. Eachus
Students from Mrs. Smith's 3rd grade earned games and snack time with Mrs. Eachus. So proud of your hard work in class!
4H - VR Trip to Antarctica
Mrs. Harnish and Mrs. Keller took the class on a virtual tour of Antarctica with pictures from her recent trip.
Dr. Gale Visits Hambright
Dr. Gale, PM Superintendent, enjoyed visiting many classrooms during his visit to Hambright.
6th Grade Spy Lab
As the culminating activity for our spy unit ( focusing on detecting main ideas and details) we set up one final mission for our 6th graders. Students are tasked with several activities researching one particular US spy. When they complete the activities accurately, their final mission is to make it through the spy lab working as a team and following directions, all while avoiding the lasers. It is a fun way to test their skills and complete the unit!
December Leaders of the Month
During our Wing Assemblies on Friday, January 6th, we celebrated our December Leaders of the Month.
This month we reviewed how students can "leave their mark" in all areas of the building. Check out the PBIS page for the complete matrix.
Making good choices.
Respecting others and yourself.
Keep being your best.
Kekeli Anim, Miss Myers
Xander Heinlein, Miss Rivera
Nora Bradley, Miss Suter
Molly Walters, Mrs. Rook
Grade 3 -
Noah Rachor, Mrs. Bittenbender
Sophie Choi, Mr. Brighter
Liam Alamos, Miss Gaston
Moo Soe, Mrs. Martin
Natalie Brown, Mrs. Bock
Winter Concert Assembly
Today our 5th and 6th Grade Chorus, directed by Mrs. Ashley Brubaker, shared three festive songs with us.
Mentors Making Gingerbread Houses
Yesterday 20+ mentors met with students after school to build gingerbread houses. Candy and icing...what could be better? Hopefully you are enjoying the special moments of the season.
5th Grade Math Scores Above District Average
On Friday, 5th grade enjoyed a pizza party to celebrate their achievement of scoring above 85% on their Module 2 Math tests.
November Leaders of the Month
During our Wing Assemblies today we celebrated our November Leaders of the Month. Each month we also review behavior expectations. This month we talked about appropriate behavior in the bathroom and when exiting the building. Just a reminder that students are not permitted to chew gum in school or on the bus.
Kindergarten - Miss Rivera (AM)
Kindergarten - Miss Myer(PM)
1st Grade - Mrs. Hufford
Second Grade - Mrs. Baione
3rd Grade - Ms. Gilbert
4th Grade - Mr. Showalter
Lianna Perez Romero
5th Grade - Mr. Ballard
Mi Chlon Htaw
5th Grade - Mr. Ayer (Phys. Ed)
6th Grade - Mr. Shope
2nd Grade Thanksgiving Feast
On Friday, 2nd grade classes celebrated Thanksgiving early with an incredible feast. Thank you to all the parents who contributed tasty treats and those who came to serve the students. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
School-Wide Dance Party on Friday
After working hard to improve our bus behavior this month, students celebrated with a Dance Party. DJ Bright rocked the house (or at least the gym!) with tunes that got the students and staff moving!
October Leaders of the Month
During our Wing Assemblies today we celebrated our October Leaders of the Month. We also talked about Leaving our Mark by being respectful of ourselves and others in all settings at school. Students have been challenged to earn Leader Tickets this month to earn a ticket to our Awesome Activity Day on December 23rd.
Congratulations to these Student Leaders!
Kindergarten - Aliana Valdez Feliz, Miss Myer (AM) and Lucy Haberman, Miss Rivera (PM)
First Grade - Houston Keener, Mrs. Adams
Second Grade - Darian Pavlick, Mrs. Devenburgh
Third Grade - Tristan Dixon and London Keener, Mrs. Smith
Fourth Grade - Cortlyn Gerlach, Mrs. Groff
Fifth Grade - Jennison Berlet, Mr. Plumbo
Sixth Grade - Ethan Byers, Mrs. Tercha and Janelle Rojas, Mr. Shope (Art)
Ag in the Classroom Visits
Penn Manor FFA students came to share their animals and knowledge with our third grade students on November 14, 15, 16. What a great opportunity for our students to see potential opportunities in the agricultural field. These students raise and show their animals at the Solanco and Lampeter Fairs each fall as well as participating in other events through out the year.
HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!!!
Today we celebrated Veteran's Day.
5th grade hosted 12 Veterans for breakfast.
The Veteran's shared their experiences with the students.
4th grade learned about the Marine Corp from Mr. Howe, who served from 94-98.
To all who have served, we thank YOU for your service.
Hambright Mentor Program
Students are matched with a staff member who has volunteered to act as a source of encouragement throughout the year. We feel that children benefit from having a positive supportive adult in the school setting that can hopefully stay in touch with them throughout their elementary years and hope that the relationship will lead to increased self-confidence in both social and academic areas. There are also four after school events in which the student and teacher work one on one during an activity to build trust and strengthen the relationship.
HAMBRIGHT PENNY WAR RESULTS
Students K-6 raised a total of $5202.15!
Here are the point results for each grade level for pennies and dollars minus the silver coins.
7th place - 5th Grade
6th place - 1st Grade
5th place - 2nd Grade
4th place - 3rd Grade
3rd place - 4th Grade
2nd place - Kindergarten
1st place - 6th Grade
September Leaders of the Month
These students come to school ready to learn. They are kind, respectful and work hard to include others.
Congratulations to these Student Leaders!
Kindergarten - Joshua Getenya, Miss Rivera
First Grade - Violet Underhill, Mrs. Appel
Second Grade - Emma Willis, Mrs. Hoke
Third Grade - Micah Breneman, Mrs. Bittenbender
Fourth Grade - Raymon Ghimire, Mrs. Harnish
Fifth Grade - Jesus Navarro Blanton, Mrs. Martin and Oliva Tejada, Mr. Ayer
Sixth Grade - Rebecca Beideman, Mrs. Miller
WHITE CANE AWARENESS DAY
On Friday, October 14th Ms. Gilbert's 3rd grade class celebrated White Cane Safety Day. National White Cane Safety Day on October 15th annually celebrates the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired. The day marks the importance of recognizing the white cane. The white cane is not only a tool. It also represents the independence of those who are blind worldwide.
Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast
Today some of our teachers and students honored our bus drivers with breakfast. It was a great opportunity for everyone to sit together and connect. We appreciate all of our bus drivers!
Apple Day at Hambright
Our kindergarten students had a wonderful day on Wednesday, September 28, for Apple Day.
Thanks to everone for a great Meet the Teacher Night
A huge thank you to everyone for making our Meet the Teacher Night one of the best ever. I don't know that we ever had more families show up. It was great to see everyone back in the building.