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MLK Day at FHE

To help us celebrate this day, our friends from Moravian College and PPL visited FHE to read with us and talk about how we can all follow our dreams while making our world a better place. #WeHaveDreamAtFHE

Book Blast & Heritage Night

On Thursday, January 30th we held our Annual Book Blast & Heritage Night. The night started with read alouds, tips for reading at home, and free books & crayons. Families then visited our Gym to explore cultures presented by FHE staff and our friends from the International Program at Northampton Community College and the Couch Pota-Doh! Food Truck.


Our Principal Mrs. Stambaugh and The Hill Leadership Team use this section of THE HILL to share important news and announcements related to our FHE School Community.

January Review

Fountain Hill Elementary School hopes each of our families had a great start to 2020! Here at The Hill, we kicked off the New Year with a Human Literacy Assembly! At Fountain Hill, it is extremely important that we focus on growing the whole child, which is why we incorporate human literary into our day. Human literacy means empowering all learners to thrive in our school community by making choices that have a positive impact on themselves, others and the school environment. We support student growth in human literacy through Tiger Talk and Leader in Me. Information about Tiger Talk and Leader in Me was sent home at the beginning of January. If you would like more information or need another copy of anything, please contact our main office or your child’s classroom teacher.

I could not think of a better way to end January then with our Book Blast and Heritage Night. The energy and celebration was amazing! Special thank you to Mrs. Hoffman, school staff and community members who ensured our gym was filled with food, activities and fun for our families!

As we move into February, please note the following.

During the month of February, we will celebrate Zones of Regulation. Zones of Regulation is common language at The Hill that helps students describe their emotions and provides them with strategies for when they are in each zone. Information about the celebration will be sent home during the second week of February.

Friendly Reminders:

· Stay connected with important information by following us on Twitter at @BASDFtHill.

· Please ensure we have your most up to date contact information on file. If you need to update any of your information, contact us between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. One of our office staff members will be more than happy to assist you in the update.

· Kindergarten enrollment for the 2020-21 school year is now open! Please call our main office if you have a student who will be 5 years old before October 1, 2020.

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

-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. Spirk

4th Grade Teacher

Below is the Student Reporters' interview with Mrs. Mosellie

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

A: I've been teaching at Fountain Hill Elementary for 16 of my 18 years.

Q: What is your favorite Children's Book?

A: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson

Q: What are your hobbies when not teaching?

A: I like to go hiking, read books, and spend time with my family.

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Purple

Q: What Colleges did you attend?

A: Moravian College and Wilkes University

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Pizza is my favorite!

Q: Who was your hero while growing up?

A: My mom. She was very strong for me.

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

A: Math

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

A: When I was in 4th grade, I was listening to my 4th grade teacher reading "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

Who will be our next FHE FEATURED TEACHER?

Find out in the next month's edition of THE HILL: FHE's Digital Newsletter.

3rd Graders + LV Phantoms = Bully Busters!

On Friday, January 31st our 3rd Graders were invited to the PBS39 campus to meet MeLVin from the LV Phantoms Hockey team. Our 3rd Graders learned how to be "Bully Busters."

Music, Movement, & Mindfullness with Kira Willey

On January 29, musical artist Kira Willey visited FHE for a morning of mindfullness through music and movement.

Pre-K Meets The People in Our Neighborhood

During their unit on Neighborhoods, Miss Bucciero and our Pre-K students had visitors to share what their jobs were all about.

A huge thank you to Mr. Thompson who came into our class on Friday to tell us all about being a firefighter, show us his equipment, and show how he can get ready in under a minute! Thank you for keeping our community safe!
Meeting Dr. Witiak, a veterinarian from our neighborhood!
Dr. Witiak taught us 5 important rules for being a pet owner and showed us some really cool X-rays! Thank you, Dr. W!
Fountain Hill Police talk about ways they keep our community safe.

Our Student Reporters want to know more about our FHE School Community. Each month they'll ask a question, and share the responses in this section of THE HILL.

This Month's Question....

FHE Staff...What was your favorite Christmas gift you've ever received?

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.

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.


Reading & Writing in Miss Bucciero's class!


It’s the middle of the year, and The Hill’s Kindergarten Team has so much to celebrate! The most important celebration is that 100% of our Kindergarten Tigers showed growth in their composite scores!

1st Grade

Fun times in Miss Stellato's class.
Writing on the Walls in Miss Stachina's reading class.

2nd Grade

Outstanding Leader Award from Mr. Flad

3rd Grade

3rd Graders practicing with foods in Spanish class.

4th Grade

Students from Moravian College helping Mrs. Dell's class celebrate MLK Day.

5th Grade

5th Graders practicing Multiplying Fractions with Flipgrid.

Related Arts

Mrs. Olmeda's Spanish class.
This 1st Grader had to show this hat he made to Mrs. Lynn!

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

Reading Snapshot


It’s the middle of the year, and The Hill’s Kindergarten Team has so much to celebrate! The most important celebration is that 100% of our KG Tigers showed growth in their composite scores! #HighPaw #TigersTriumph

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!

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.

What is QR?

From Mr. Diccico:

A QR Code is a two-dimensional barcode that is readable by smartphones. It allows to encode over 4000 characters in a two dimensional barcode. QR Codes may be used to display text to the user, to open a URL, save a contact to the address book or to compose text messages. If you use a modern web browser (recent versions of Firefox or Chrome) and have a webcam, this site allows you to scan QR Codes with your web browser.

Use this website to generate a QR-Code that links to "Free Text, a URL, Contact, Phone, or SMS". Scan the QR-Code below to watch a video how students can use their Chromebooks to scan QR-Codes.

How to scan and generate a QR-Code on a Chromebook

Vocab + Video = Awesome!

To practice our 8 vocabulary words for the week, we ask students to create a video using WeVideo that incorporate the words in context. Using WeVideo's text overlay animations, music, transitions, and stock footage, students interacted with each word by creating a scene in context. Soooo much better than a worksheet!

Check out Kyla's video below.

Friday FHE 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

Each month our Student Reporters ask students a specific question.

This Month they surveyed students on the following question...

"Who is going to win the Super Bowl?"

Here are the results:

Student Reporters Kyle and Jaydan creating a Graph using Google Sheets.
Student Reporters surveying Mrs. Voorhees' class.

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