Monday, November 21, 2016

Fall Conferences & December Calendar of Events

Happy Thanksgiving From The Hereford Elementary School Faculty and Staff!

We look forward to seeing you at Parent Teacher Conference today and tomorrow.  This is the only formal opportunity to meet with your child's teacher to discuss their individual progress.  Call the main office if you have misplaced your conference date and time!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Friday Update - November 18, 2016

"Breakout" Takes Over Hereford Elementary!

Breakout games teach critical thinking, teamwork and complex problem solving skills.
You may have heard about this activity happening in your child's class.  FLITE teacher Mr. Guellich put together the information at this link to help us learn more about this project!  

The Open Link Food Drive Begins
The Open Link’s Community Food Pantry is designed to provide food to local families who do not currently have the financial means to meet their nutritional needs. Approximately 182 food orders are distributed each month to local families in need.  As is the case every year, Hereford Elementary School's fifth grade students will be organizing our annual food drive benefiting the Open Link!  We will collecting donations through December 17th.  Donations can be dropped off in the main office or sent to school with your child.

  • All items need to be in a bag.
  • Only Non-perishable Items are accepted
  • No opened boxes or packages
  • Monetary donations are also accepted - $1 = 1 can

Requested Items

  • Juice (64 oz. preferred)
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Kidney/Black/Baked Beans
  • Pasta, Pasta Sides and Rice
  • Soups
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Pancake Mix and Syrup
  • Body Wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Canned Yams
  • Canned Gravy
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Boxed Stuffing
  • Boxed Mashed Potatoes
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Mixed Fruit
  • Canned Pumpkin

A Message From The Hereford Quilters
Last year Mrs. R. and the Hereford Quilters set a steep goal to educate, feed and provide two uniforms to three impoverished girls in the sub-Saharan area of Africa through an organization called Reverse the Course.  To reach this goal, we need to earn $3,900.00!!

Thanks to the Hereford Bazaar, we are about half-way to supporting one girl!  We are kindly asking if you can help us with our goal.  A $5.00 donation will get you a beautiful hand-crafted ornament and feed a girl three meals a day for two weeks so she can focus on her education.  You also get to add a square to our next Quilters for Education quilt that we will be piecing together.

These ornaments make a great gift - for family, friends, co-workers, etc.  A gift card explaining the donation is included.  Please contact Christine Schmoyer at if you are interested in making a contribution and a difference in a young girl's life.
A special "thank you" is extended to our adult volunteers for their weekly help and support - Laura Wismer, Chris Eden, Lori Rothenberger and Sue Harter.




Thursday, November 3, 2016

Friday Update - November 11, 2016

See You At The Bazaar!
The PTFS volunteers are ready and the vendors are busily preparing for tomorrow's annual Hereford Holiday Bazaar.  Doors open at 9:00 a.m.  Come shop our vendors and our student tables, visit with Santa, enjoy lunch. This list goes on!

Hereford 5th Grader Presents Recognition Award
Under the direction of Hereford Art teacher, Ms. Paige Pyatt, young artist Erin States created the beautiful piece in recognition of Hereford retiree Mrs. Susan Gross.  Erin presented Mrs. Gross with her work at the regular UPSD school board meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pennsylvania Children's Health Insurance Program
All children have access to health insurance in Pennsylvania.  If you need free, confidential assistance please contact Kate Harman.  She is the UPSD social worker:

Friday Update - November 4, 2016

Science Explorers Program Begins
A few weeks ago, we shared that the Science Explorers program had visited Hereford Elementary School to provide an assembly.  Their first after school meeting was held this past Wednesday afternoon in the LGI.  Check out our young scientists in action!  Please contact Mr. Guellich at for more information.


Recognizing a Hereford Original
Mrs. Susan Gross will be recognized for her contributions to Hereford Elementary School and the Upper Perkiomen School District at the Thursday, November 10th School Board meeting.  Please come out to the Education Center to help us support and recognize Sue.  The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

Author Visit
On Thursday, November 4th, children's author Rebecca Hirsch visited Hereford Elementary School.  This visit was arranged that to our PTFS.  Ask your child about her presentation and her books!

PTFS Reminders
The Campbell Soup Label program has been extended for another year.  Please continue to send your "Labels for Education" to your child's classroom teacher!

We still need many volunteers for the Holiday Bazaar.  Please sign up here: