MES News

  • Hempfield at Spooky Nook Job Fair September 24

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 9/12/2019 3:15:00 PM

    Are you looking for a career change, or maybe you know someone looking for a new opportunity?

    Talk with our team at the Community Job Fair hosted by Spooky Nook Sports on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We are hiring district-wide for support staff positions.

    Be a part of Hempfield’s vision for personal growth, achievement, and success for everyone! See the list of available positions & apply here.

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  • New Picture Day Date!

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 9/11/2019 3:30:00 PM

    Mountville Elementary School has moved their Picture Day to October 4, 2019. Please save the date.

    Order form fliers will be sent home the week of September 23. Thank you for your patience!

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  • School Bus Stopping Law Reminder

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 9/11/2019 1:15:00 PM

    1.5 million children are transported on Pennsylvania roads each day, and school bus safety is a high priority. Students, parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, transportation providers and the motoring public all play important roles in keeping our children safe while on or around the school bus!

    Here’s a reminder about Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law:

    • When you meet or overtake a stopped school bus with red signal lights flashing and stop arm extended, you MUST STOP.
    •  When you approach an intersection where a school bus is stopped with red signal lights flashing and stop arm extended, you MUST STOP.
    •  You MUST STOP at least ten (10) feet away from the school bus.
    • You MUST WAIT until the red lights have stopped flashing and the stop arm has been withdrawn before moving.
    • DO NOT MOVE until all the children have reached a place of safety.

     

    If you are convicted of violating Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law, you will receive all of the following penalties:

    • 60-day driver’s license Suspension
    • Five (5) points on your driving record
    • $250 fine 

     

    Annually, more than 700 drivers are convicted for passing a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing.

    If you have questions about busing or bus safety, please contact the Hempfield School District Transportation Office at 717-898-5606. If you see someone breaking the law, please contact local law enforcement.

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  • Announcements September 9

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 9/9/2019 11:40:00 AM

    Important Reminders

    There will be No School on Monday, September 23.

    See the MES Lunch Menu.

    PTO Meeting

    The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. here at Mountville Elementary School.

    PTO Fun Run

    The Mountville PTO has teamed up with Get Movin’ for our Fun Run event, which will take place on Thursday, October 3.  Please Register Your Child for the Fun Run today! All students who register by Friday, September 13 will receive a free pedometer. All students should be registered!  It’s free, easy and fast!! 

    Click on this link to register. (By using this link, the school code (5d2f53cf1dab9) will auto populate into the proper school code field.)

    You can make an online donation using the red Donate button.  Or you can send cash or a check (made out to "Mountville PTO") in to school with your child.

    Note: The PTO keeps 100% of all cash and check donations. The PTO keeps 85% of all online donations, due to service fees. Thank you for supporting our school!

    Click on this link to see our school webpage for the Fun Run Event. 

    Fliers Available in the Office

    • Girls on the Run & Heart and Soul
    • Bible 2 School for grade 2, 3 and 4
    • Boy & Girls Scouts for grades K-5
    • Mountville Youth Athletic Association Football Sign ups
    • Black Knight Lacrosse Club
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  • The Download on Updated Features in PowerSchool

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 9/6/2019 3:45:00 PM

    Emails

    PowerSchool parent/guardian notification emails are now available! 

    Information you can receive, includes:

    1. Summary of current grades & attendance
    2. Detail report showing assignment scores for each class
    3. Detail report of attendance
    4. School announcements
    5. Meal account balance alert (Note: will only be sent when student is low on funds)

    Parents/Guardians must actively select which email notifications to receive within the PowerSchool Portal.

    Choose the frequency of emails and apply these settings to all of your students.

    Meal Account Balances

    1. Check your student’s balance in PowerSchool OR MySchoolBucks.
    2. Information is not live but a snapshot in time and updates every day at 11:00 p.m.

    Your Schoology Password Has Changed

    Please note that your Schoology password has changed. This is now a unique generated password available in your PowerSchool account to copy and paste into the Hempfield Mobile App. 

    Log in to the Hempfield App is optional but provides access to additional features. You may “skip” the login process. Please note your username is the same username that you use in PowerSchool.

    Questions?

    Please contact our Technology Department at 717-898-5596.

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  • Drop Off Location Reminder

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 8/29/2019 3:40:00 PM

    Parents/Guardians, your student’s safety is our priority. If your children are car riders, please drop them off curb side at their designated school, not in the pedestrian crosswalks.

    Being stopped in these crosswalks when there are no students walking across has the potential of causing an accident.

     

    Outdoor pedestrian crosswalk.

    Thank you!

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  • Reminder: Schools Closed August 30 & September 2

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 8/28/2019 12:30:00 PM

    Friday, August 30 and Monday, September 2 all schools are closed. District offices are closed on Monday, September 2 only.

    School will be back in session on Tuesday, September 3.

    The 2019-20 one-page school calendar is available here on our website.

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  • Collective Bargaining Statement from Hempfield Board of School Directors

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 8/28/2019 10:15:00 AM

    August 28, 2019

    Members of the Hempfield Board of School Directors and the Hempfield Education Association (HEA), which represents the teachers and other certificated employees of the district, have been meeting regularly since January 2019 in order to enter into a successful collective bargaining agreement. While progress has been made on a range of subjects important to our bargaining staff, some areas remain unsettled. On Monday evening, August 26, the parties engaged in another bargaining session and continue to negotiate in good faith.

    It is the Board’s understanding that the HEA has invoked “work to rule.” This is when our teaching staff may choose to abide by the HEA’s direction to do no more than the absolute minimum required by the rules of their existing collective bargaining agreement. The community can anticipate that our schools may operate differently in the short term. For example, teachers may not answer emails or return calls after school hours or engage with students and parents/guardians prior to the beginning of their contractual work day. In addition, while many of our dedicated teachers have assisted in welcoming students during morning drop off and afternoon pick up, this may not continue. Rest assured, the District will make necessary adjustments to ensure student safety.

    Meanwhile, it is important to understand that our teaching staff is being paid during ongoing negotiations. The Board of School Directors recently passed a resolution invoking “status quo” conditions, which means that teachers will continue to receive salary and benefits in accordance with the final year of the existing contract.

    The Board strongly desires to come to an agreement with the HEA that is competitive for our valued teaching staff but also fiscally responsible and sustainable for all community stakeholders. As with any negotiation, thoughtful compromise is critical, from both sides, to reach a successful outcome. The Board continues to engage in the negotiations process with this goal in mind.

    We know that everyone – our teachers, support staff, administration, students and families, board members, and community – is impacted in some way by this process, and further understand that it is challenging for all. We ask for your patience as we work towards our continuing goal of providing the best possible educational experience for Hempfield students now and in the future!

    Thank you –

    The Hempfield Board of School Directors 

    Bill Otto
    Adam Aloisi
    Mike Donato
    Dan Forry
    Linda Johnston
    Grant Keener
    Jim Maurer
    Charles Merris
    Chris Smiley

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  • MES Back to School Night August 29

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 8/27/2019 2:00:00 PM

    Please join us for MES Back to School Night being held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

    During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher (s), to learn about grade level expectations, and curriculum. You will also hear about all of the exciting things your child’s grade level will be participating in this year. The evening will be broken into three sessions. The opening session will be a brief introduction of staff in the cafeteria followed by information from PTO.

    The following two sessions will consist of grade level expectations and curriculum highlights. Session three is an informal session where you will be able to stop in to the classroom if you could not attend sessions 1 or 2. Specialists will be located in the library during each session to explain their expectations and curriculum as well as answer any questions that you may have for them. The schedule of events is as follows:

    • 6:15 – 6:30 p.m.:Doors open and parents assemble in the cafeteria
    • 6:30 – 6:40 p.m.: Opening in the Cafeteria
      • Dismissed to Session 1
    • 6:45 – 7:10 p.m.: Session 1
      • Dismissed to Session 2
    • 7:15 – 7:40 p.m.: Session 2
    • 7:45 – 8:00 p.m.: Session 3 (Informal)

    We look forward to seeing you at our Back to School Night! Thank you for your continued support.

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  • Bus Evacuation Drills August 27 & 28

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 8/27/2019 12:30:00 PM

    As part of our commitment to safety and security preparedness, school buses will have evaluation drills today Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28.

    For more information about Safety and Security click here.

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