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.
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.
· 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.
-Mrs. Stambaugh, Principal
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?
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?
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.
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: email@example.com
Please contact Mrs. Hoffman: firstname.lastname@example.org
FHE Reading Specialists will use this section to cover WONDERful reading techniques, strategies, and suggestions for our families to use at home with children.
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!
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