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FHE's South Side Stride

On August 9th, members of the FHE Staff visited the homes of our incoming Kindergarteners to welcome our newest students and help ease the transition of starting school. Families were then invited to Fountain Hill Park for activities.

Check Out the WFMZ NEWS Story on the FHE South Side Stride

Our Principal Mrs. Stambaugh and Assistant Principal Mr. Sanchez use this section of THE HILL to share important news and announcements related to our FHE School Community.

Fountain Hill Families,

Fountain Hill Elementary School experienced a wonderful start to the 2019-2020 school year! Staff were excited to welcome our students back to The Hill for another fantastic year of learning and leading!

I am excited to share the following new staff members who joined our Fountain Hill Family this year!

Start of School Info

Our Open House Block Party was a huge success! It was great to see so many of our students and their families. We truly believe that working in partnership with our families is the best way to ensure student success! Academics, field trips, Zones of Regulation, PAWS, technology and so much more was reviewed at Open House. If you missed the beginning of the school year celebration, please take a moment to view the video link and ensure all paperwork on Registration Gateway has been completed. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or the main office.


October Calendar

Extra copies of the October events calendar can be found in the main office.

IMPORTANT CALENDAR UPDATE: The Halloween Parade will be held on Friday, October 25th.

More information will be coming out to families prior to the parade date!

Important Reminders

Click the Link Below to Fill Out the BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS Online.

Learn. Lead. Imagine. Become.

-Mrs. Stambaugh, Principal

Each month our Student Reporters select an FHE Staff Member to be our FEATURED TEACHER. They share their interview in this section of THE HILL.

Mrs. Nagle

FHE Reading Specialist

Student Reporters Jaydan and Kyle with our FHE FEATURED TEACHER, Mrs. Nagle.

Below is Student Reporters Jaydan and Kyle's interview with Reading Specialist, Mrs. Nagle:

Q: How many years have you been teaching at FHE?

A: 9 years. I started in 5th grade, then went to 1st grade, and now am excited to be part of the Reading Team.

Q: What is your favorite Children's Book?

Do I have to pick just one?! Some of my favorite authors are Eric Carle, Mo Willems, and Eric Litwin. My favorite book to read to my students is "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt.

Q: What are your hobbies when not teaching?

A: Spending time with my family and puppy named Cooper.

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: All shades of pink. ("Mrs. Nagle even is wearing a pink shirt today!" -Kyle)

Q: What Colleges did you attend?

A: Moravian college in Bethlehem, PA.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Anything with pasta. I love a home-cooked meal.

Q: Who was your hero while growing up?

A: My 4th grade teacher who was so passionate about teaching.

Q: What is your all-time favorite lesson/activity to teach?

A: One of my favorite lessons is an author study. I love to choose an author and read as many books as possible by him or her to my students. I can incorporate lots of reading strategies and skills while learning about the author.

Q: What is one of your favorite memories from when you were in Elementary School yourself?

A: Winning 3rd place at my school science fair.

Who will be our next FHE FEATURED TEACHER? Find out in the next month's edition of THE HILL: FHE's Digital Newsletter.

Back To School Night Block Party

This event was held on September 5th and featured a gathering in our gymnasium before the Party was taken outside to our playground for music, food, activities, and more! And of course, an appearance from Fountain Hill Phil!

Assistant Superintendent and former FHE student, Dr. Silva, speaking at our Open House.
Clutch The Lehigh Mountain Hawk & Fountain Hill Phil met for the first time at our Block Party!

Check Out Highlights from The Block Party and other Start of School Events in the VIDEO Here:

Lehigh Women's Basketball Visits FHE

As part of the "WBCA Day of Service," players from the team visited our 4th and 5th Graders

Watch The Video Here:


Mrs. Hoffman and Mrs. Meckes will use this new section of THE HILL to highlight our after school programs, community partners, and services they provide for our students and families.Hill Happenings.

Hill Happenings.

We hope you had a blast at our Back to School Block Party! We had 650 visitors for a night of food, friendship and FUN!

Our first McDonald's Night was a success! We had over 200 visitors come in to eat and many more come through the drive thru. Our next McDonald's Night will be Tuesday, March 24th!

Questions about after school programming? Contact Mrs. Meckes: cmeckes@basdschools.org

Please contact Mrs. Hoffman: phoffman@basdschools.org

This monthly section of THE HILL will let readers follow in the tracks of our FHE Tigers to give a sense of what it's like to be a part of our family of learners and leaders.


Miss Bucciero's Pre-K students checking out their class Library Center.


Ms. Jones and her class are learning to make healthy food choices with our friends from St. Luke's Hospital.

1st Grade

High Paws in Miss Stellato's class.
Students in Mrs. Bencker's class took on a BIG responsibility and adopted their very own pets! There were two requirements to adopt: 1. LOVE your pet. 2. READ 20 minutes a night so your pet can become a reader & leader just like them!

2nd Grade

Mr. Sanchez stopped into Mrs. Culligan's class to be a guest reader of the book, "The Dot"

3rd Grade

Mrs. Habick's class working hard towards their First In Math goals.

4th Grade

4th Graders on the "Tales of the Towpath" field trip.

5th Grade

Adding Decimals during Math Class.

Related Arts

5th Grade piece in Mrs. Lynn's art class.

FHE Reading Specialists use this section to cover WONDERful reading techniques, strategies, and suggestions for our families to use at home with children.

FHE Reads At Home

Mention @BASDFtHill on Twitter and use the hashtag #FHEreadsAtHome or print your picture out and bring it to Mrs. O'Donnell to get your picture on the bulletin board! Keep Reading at Home!

Thank you to all of our families and staff who have already submitted photos!
Fountain Hill Phil reading at home!

In this section of THE HILL, Mr. Drey and Mr. Dicicco will feature the awesome ways FHE students are learning, creating, and collaborating with the help of Technology.

FHE Friday Morning News

Did you know that every Friday our Morning Announcements come via the FHE Friday Morning News Show starring 5th Grade hosts?

Mr. DiCicco and students use WeVideo and a Green Screen to create the Morning News episodes each week.

Click the button to check out the episodes:

Resources From Mr. Dicicco

Links For Keyboard Practice

Dance Mat Typing is a great resource for K-2 students to polish up your keyboarding skills!
Typing Club is a great resource for 3-5 students to polish up your keyboarding skills!
Mr. Dicicco and Mr. Drey

Hill Happenings.

Stay Updated.

FHE Featured in BASD Media's "Eye on Elementary" Video Series

(Coming Soon.*)

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Questions? Comments? Contact Mr. Drey at: bdrey@basdschools.org

Fountain Hill Elementary School is a proud part of the Bethlehem Area School District