FES News

  • Incoming Kindergarten Students: FES Introduction

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/19/2021 3:15:00 PM

    Incoming Farmdale Elementary School kindergarten families can enjoy reading the book linked here that introduces your student to our school and welcomes them to kindergarten for the 2021/2022 school year.

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  • Two Grade 6 Middle School Transition Videos Available

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/16/2021 1:00:00 PM

    For current grade 6 students transitioning to the middle school in the 2021-2022 school year we have two videos resources for you to review.

    Our first video is a pre-recorded orientation video made by Landisville Middle School that reviews important information such as:

    • Our Core Values
    • Course Selection
    • The Middle School Framework
    • Bell Schedule
    • Athletics and Activities
    • Counseling Services
    • Behavior Expectations
    • Safety and Security

    The LMS Orientation Video is linked here.

     The next video is a live Zoom recording from yesterday, April 15, of the Middle School Q & A Session. This featured audience questions and answers from both CMS and LMS administrators and school counselors. That video is linked here. Please note, the recording started later than anticipated due to a technical issue.

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  • Grade 6 LMS Parent Information Video & Orientation Tonight

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/15/2021 3:30:00 PM

    Landisville Middle School created a video for current grade 6 students and their families. Watch this video linked here before the Middle School Virtual Parent Orientation Program happening tonight, Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.

    Zoom details for the Virtual Middle School Parent Orientation Program can be found here.

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  • 2021-2022 Middle School Course Verification Forms

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/15/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Attention Parents/Guardians of current 6th grade students – 

    Tomorrow, Friday, April 16 we will be sending to you 2021-2022 Middle School Course Verification forms in the mail for your son/daughter.  We asked you to review the letter and verify the course placements by Thursday, April 22.  If you have any questions, please contact your student’s current School Counselor.

    Thank you!

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  • FES 2021 Field Days Announcement

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/12/2021 4:30:00 PM

    To the parents/guardians of Farmdale elementary school students –

    Due to the current restrictions of COVID-19, there is a change being made to this year’s field days. Rather than run them as in year’s past, this year’s field days will take place during your student’s/students’ regularly scheduled physical education classes to allow for social distancing throughout the month of May. This will allow the students to still participate in their field days and meet the current government/district guidelines to mitigate the virus. Please continue to send your students wearing sneakers and an optional water bottle on PE days. Unfortunately, this also means that there will not be spectators allowed at this year’s field days.  Virtual learners will participate in a Virtual Field Day as they did last year. Thank you for understanding!

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Bernhardt

    greg_bernhardt@hempfieldsd.org

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  • FES News April 12

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/12/2021 11:15:00 AM

    Morning Car Rider Drop Off

    Students should NOT get out of their car until 8:40 a.m. when our arrival bell rings, and staff members are there to supervise and greet the children.  This is for the safety of your children!

    Afternoon Car Rider Pick Up

    Due to safety concerns with traffic back up on Prospect Road, we are asking again if you can please arrive closer to 3:30 p.m. Cars are arriving at school as early as 2:45 p.m. Students are not dismissed to the car rider hallway until 3:20 p.m. We begin to dismiss the first wave of car riders around 3:25.  For the safety of all car rider families, PLEASE time your arrival to school after 3:25 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation! 

    Information from the FPA

    Spirit Wear Store is Open! 

    Farmdale’s Spirit Wear Store is now open! This is the last chance to purchase from the Spirit Wear Store until next school year. Items will be sent to Farmdale and sent home with your child before the end of the school year. Shop here:  https://hl-farmdale2021-3.itemorder.com/sale 

    This store will close on Sunday, April 18, 2021.  

    The FPA needs your help! 
    Would you like to get involved at Farmdale to benefit our students? Why not volunteer for the FPA? We are looking to fill two positions for the 2021-22 school year. We need the following:

    • Vice President 
      • 2 year term
      • Duties include: Attending FPA meetings and events, helping the FPA make decisions, assisting the President, and managing our FPA Facebook page. 
    • Treasure
      • 2 year term
      • Duties include:  Attending FPA meetings and events, helping the FPA make decisions, and managing our finances. 

    This is a great way to get involved at our school and with our students. Any questions or if you would like more information, please email FPA President Micael McGovernat micael.mcgovern@gmail.com 

    Spring Virtual Book Fair

    Our Spring Book Fair is online and helps our students discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Every purchase earns our school rewards for much needed resources. Plus, shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25.
    Shopping online is easy!

    1. Go to http://scholastic.com/fair.
    2. In School Search, enter “Farmdale Elementary School” and click Select School.
    3. Shop between April 12 and April 25

    Thank you for instilling a love of reading and supporting our Book Fair!

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  • Grade 6 Students: LMS Virtual Parent Orientation Program April 15

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/12/2021 10:30:00 AM

    Dear Parents/Guardians of Sixth Grade Students,

    You are cordially invited to attend Landisville Middle School’s Virtual Parent Orientation Program on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

    Our presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. via zoom webinar, where administrators and counselors will provide an overview of the scheduling process for students and their transition to the middle school next year. Please go to the Hempfield website on April 15th to click on the link to join our webinar or you can type it into a web browser: https://hempfieldsd.zoom.us/j/93257079055 

    We sincerely hope you will be able to join us on April 15, 2021 for our Virtual Parent Orientation Program.

    Sincerely,

    Doug Dandridge
    LMS Principal

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  • Farmdale Students of the Month for March 2021

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/9/2021 1:00:00 PM

    Congratulations to Farmdale Elementary fifth and sixth grade Students of the Month for March!

    Farmdale Students of the Month
    Top Row: Carter Kenyon, Leah Meiss, Connor Hummer, Keziah Kemmler
    Bottom Row: Ashley Keller, Cain Paglia, Camryn Wolfe

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  • We Need YOU—in the FPA!

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/9/2021 12:45:00 PM

    Are you looking to participate at Farmdale and with our students? Why not volunteer for the FPA? We are looking to fill two positions for the upcoming school year:

    Vice President: 2-year term. Duties include: Attending FPA meetings and events, helping the FPA make decisions, assisting the President, and managing our FPA Facebook page.

    Treasurer: 2-year term. Duties include:  Attending FPA meetings and events, helping the FPA make decisions, and managing our finances.

    This is a great way to participate at our school and with our students. Any questions or if you would like more information, please email FPA President Micael McGovern at micael.mcgovern@gmail.com

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  • PSSA State Assessment Information for Elementary Students

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/8/2021 2:55:00 PM

    PSSA state assessments at the elementary level begin on Monday, April 19, 2021. We want to share a few reminders and some changes that are taking place due to this unprecedented year.  

    Opt Out Procedures

    If you would like to do so, you may opt out your student from some of the testing or all of the testing. Be sure that your letter indicates the specific tests your child will not be taking. This could include:

    • Math and ELA for Grades 3, 5, and 6
    • Math, ELA, and Science for Grade 4

     

    If you have already submitted an opt out letter and did not indicate this information, please resubmit a letter to your child’s principal with this information, along with the opt out reason:

    • Due to religious conflict
    • Due to parent/guardian refusal

     

    As part of the opt out process due to conflict with your religious beliefs, the parent/guardian must review the testing materials in-person at the school. Our secretaries will be in touch with families to schedule a time for this to occur. If opting out as a parent/guardian refusal, you do not need to review testing materials. 

    Attendance Options During PSSA Testing

    Due to the limited amount of space in our buildings as a result of social distancing, a change for this year is the attendance options for those students who are not taking PSSA tests. Families may choose one of the following options for the week of April 19-23: 

    1. Students attend full day and complete asynchronous work in an opt out room during testing. Students then join their classroom after testing is finished.
    2. Students stay home in the AM and complete asynchronous work. Students then get dropped off to attend school in-person for the PM. The family must drop off students at the designated times.
    3. Students stay home in the AM and complete asynchronous work. Students stay at home in the PM and attend school virtually.

     

    In order for us to plan for the amount of space needed, please contact the school principal, provide a letter with the opt out subjects and reason, and list the attendance option you are choosing for the testing window.

    If you have questions, please contact the principal at your child’s school who will have more specific details of start and end times and accommodations. Thank you!

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