FES News

  • FES eNews February 26

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 2/26/2021 2:15:00 PM

    Feel Good February

    We had lots of fun here at Farmdale during the month of February! Stay tuned—soon we’ll be sharing with you all of the events that transpired. The fun doesn’t stop here! We have plans for March as well for our virtual and in-person learners.

    Monthly Safety Drills

    The safety of our students is important to us here at Farmdale. Although we’ve had to make adjustments due to safety guidelines, we have been continuing things such as fire drills, lockdown, and severe weather drills while practicing social distancing. 

    Spirit Wear Store is Open!

    Farmdale's Spirit Wear Store is now open! Items should be delivered no later than April 2nd. Shop here: https://hl-farmdale2021-2.itemorder.com/sale

    This store will close on Wednesday, March 3rd. The items from the last order should be arriving within the next week and will be delivered to Farmdale and sent home with your child. 

    Thank You, FPA!

    The Farmdale Faculty Parent Association has generously donated indoor recess bags for our students! With the cold and snowy weather, there are many days where it has not been safe to allow the children to play out in the grassy areas. The FPA has donated individually packed bags filled with fun activities, one per child, so that everyone has something fun to do during indoor recess. Here are some of our friends enjoying their activities—thank you, FPA!

    Students holding recess bags.

    The FPA Needs Your Help!

    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

    Looking Ahead

    • March 1- Day 1
    • March 2- Day 2
    • March 3- Day 3
    • March 4- Day 4
    • March 5- Day 5
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  • Physicals Required for Students Entering Grades K, 6, & 11

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 2/25/2021 3:15:00 PM

    All students who are new to the Hempfield School District or entering into Kindergarten, Grade 6, or Grade 11 are required to submit a copy of a physical exam during the school year. 

    Any of the following physical exams can be used for this requirement: a sports physical, a private physical from your own doctor, or a physical completed at school. Families must provide updated physical information by first day of the 2021-22 school year. 

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  • School Board Meeting: March 2

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 2/25/2021 3:00:00 PM

    The Board of Directors of the Hempfield School District will convene a meeting of the Board on March 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Primary public participation for this meeting is through Zoom, our virtual meeting platform. 

    If a Hempfield resident is requesting to address the board during the public comment portion of the meeting, or a resident would like to sign up to attend the meeting in person, please contact the Board’s Recording Secretary at 717-898 5564 or kathy_miller@hempfieldsd.org by Tuesday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m.

    The public may join as attendees using Zoom. Please click the link below to join the webinar:

    https://hempfieldsd.zoom.us/j/94947913981

    Or iPhone one-tap :

        US: +16465588656,,94947913981#  or +13017158592,,94947913981#

    Or Telephone:

        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

            US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799

    Webinar ID: 949 4791 3981

        International numbers available: https://hempfieldsd.zoom.us/u/aET4GZCSd

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  • Last Week of the 11th Annual Hempfield School District Food Drive

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 2/23/2021 12:15:00 PM

    The eleventh Annual Hempfield School District School Drive is going on now through February 26. This food drive is presented by J.K. Mechanical and will benefit the Hempfield Area Food Pantry.

    Schools will collect non-perishable food items and drop them at the main lobby before February 26. Items of need include:

    • Elbow Macaroni
    • Egg Noodles
    • Spaghetti Noodles
    • Mac & Cheese
    • 18 oz. jelly
    • Cereal
    • Canned Spinach
    • Canned Pineapple
    • Canned Peaches
    • Canned Fruit Cocktail
    • Canned Spinach
    • Canned Mixed Vegetables
    • Canned Corn
    • Canned Tomatoes
    • Canned Kidney Bans
    • Canned Carrots
    • Canned Chicken Noodle Soup
    • Canned Spaghetti Sauce
    • Beef or Chicken Broth

    In December, the Hempfield Area Food Pantry helps more than 177 local families, which included 700 individuals.

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  • Two Minute Talks: February 2021

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 2/22/2021 3:40:00 PM

    Thanks to an emergency extension of a USDA school food program, all Hempfield School District students are eligible to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each school day through June 4, 2021 - the end of this school year. Learn all the details in this new Two Minute Talk episode with HSD Superintendent Mr. Bromirski linked here. 

    If you still have questions after watching this Two Minute Talk, visit our website linked here and get full details about free meals.

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  • FES News February 19

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 2/19/2021 1:00:00 PM

    Important Note on Electronic Devices

    Once a student leaves their classroom for dismissal, all electronic devices (iPads and phones) should remain IN their backpacks. These items should stay put away while students are on the bus and until they arrive home. This goes for car riders as they enter and exit the building as well. We will be reminding students of this at school, but we would very much appreciate it if you would remind your children at home. 

    The FPA Needs Your Help!

    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

    Spirit Days

    Due to the weather, we have extended our “Be the ‘I’ in Kind” Spirit Days into next week:

    • February 22- What if we don’t judge others by how they look? Wear funky/mismatched clothing.
    • February 23- What if we dream of kindness? Wear pajamas.
    • February 2-4 What if we let kindness shine? Wear sparkles, shiny things, and neon.
    • February 25- What if we were all team players? Wear athletic clothes and sneakers.
    • February 26- What if we stand up for one another? Wear school spirit shirt and jeans.

    YOU can be a Superhero!

    Last week, we started our Spirit Days. We shared with students: YOU can be a superhero by serving others! Our superheroes pictured: Sixth-grade teacher Miss Weigle and Farmdale students.

    Teacher dress in super hero outfit.  Group of students pose for a photo.

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  • Information for Thursday, February 18 Schedule

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 2/17/2021 1:15:00 PM

    In the event that schools are unable to open tomorrow – Thursday, February 18 - for in-person instruction due to inclement weather, the day will be a virtual, asynchronous day with assignments posted in Schoology by 9:00 a.m. Teaching staff would also hold online office hours to support students. 

    Students should take home teaching and learning materials in the event of at-home learning tomorrow.

    A final decision will be made no later than 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 18. 

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  • Reminder: Hempfield Students Receive FREE Meals at School

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 2/17/2021 10:00:00 AM

    EVERY Hempfield student (age 18 & under), attending school in-person or virtually, can receive FREE meals at school!

    For students who pack their lunch, meals from home can be enhanced when a student selects milk, fruit, and a fresh vegetable at no cost. 

    Still have questions? Visit our FAQ & get full details about free meals here: https://www.hempfieldsd.org/Page/877

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  • 11th Annual Hempfield School District Food Drive Continues

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 2/16/2021 1:40:00 PM

    The eleventh Annual Hempfield School District School Drive is going on now through February 26. This food drive is presented by J.K. Mechanical and will benefit the Hempfield Area Food Pantry.

    Schools will collect non-perishable food items and drop them at the main lobby before February 26. Items of need include:

    • Elbow Macaroni
    • Egg Noodles
    • Spaghetti Noodles
    • Mac & Cheese
    • 18 oz. jelly
    • Cereal
    • Canned Spinach
    • Canned Pineapple
    • Canned Peaches
    • Canned Fruit Cocktail
    • Canned Spinach
    • Canned Mixed Vegetables
    • Canned Corn
    • Canned Tomatoes
    • Canned Kidney Bans
    • Canned Carrots
    • Canned Chicken Noodle Soup
    • Canned Spaghetti Sauce
    • Beef or Chicken Broth

    In December, the Hempfield Area Food Pantry helps more than 177 local families, which included 700 individuals.

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  • Kindergarten Registration is Open for the 2021-2022 School Year!

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 2/16/2021 1:00:00 PM

    Children residing in Hempfield School District who will be five years old prior to September 1, 2021 are eligible to begin kindergarten in the fall of 2021. We ask that households complete the online registration process no later than Monday, February 22, 2021. To learn more visit www.hempfieldsd.org/kindergarten.

    3 Simple Steps to a Successful Countdown to Kindergarten!

    1. Create an account and complete the online enrollment. Check your inbox for a confirmation email. (Please use a current email address, as this email will be used for ongoing district communication.) Then, login to complete the online registration.
    2. Call the Student Services at 717-459-9009 to schedule a time to bring your child's birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization records, and parent photo ID to the Registration Office.
    3. Attend Virtual Kindergarten Orientation Night. Details to come soon. 

    We can’t wait to meet the class of 2034!

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