Thursday, December 22, 2016

Hereford Partners With Crayola

We’re excited to tell you about a very special program Mrs. Miller's third grade class is coordinating at Hereford in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy! We are to collecting used markers that are ready to be thrown away. The markers are then sent to a facility where they are converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!  Collection boxes have been placed around the school and you can track our progress on our interactive graph - 

Fifth Graders Organize Food Donations

Mrs. Bianco's class boxed donations for the annual UPHS National Honor Society food drive.  All donations go to the Open Link.

Fourth Graders Participate in Engineering Design Challenge

On Thursday, December 22nd, fourth grade students participated in an engineering design challenge.  Small groups of students were tasked with using given materials to solve an engineering challenge.    


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Hereford Update - December 23, 2016

Spotted Lanternfly Calendar Contest Winners

Two of Mrs. Rice's fourth grade students won the PA Department of Agriculture state calendar contest bringing attention to the invasive spotted lanternfly. A representative from the PA Department of Agriculture will be coming out to the school in January to recognize these two students.
  • Amelia Taylor scored the highest of all of the entries and won the grand prize. Her artwork will be displayed on both the cover and inside the calendar. She will receive a prize pack and certificate at the ceremony.
  • Eden Kraus took fourth place for the age range third and fourth grade. Her artwork will also be displayed in the calendar and she will be recognized at the ceremony as well.

For more information on the spotted lanternfly, click this link!

Science Explorers After School Program

We are looking for additional instructors or parent helpers for the 2017 Science Explorers After School Club at Hereford.  This fun after school club meets on Wednesdays in the LGI room from 3:30-4:30p throughout the school year.  Every 5 weeks presents a new topic.  Children of instructors are free.  There is also  monetary compensation for leading and/or helping with this club. Clearances are required.  If you would like additional information please contact Cathie Hill at or Tom Guellich at

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Hereford Update - December 19, 2016

Hereford Appreciates UPPD & Shop With a Cop
On Sunday, December 11th, the Upper Perkiomen Police Department held its annual Shop With a Cop program.  Twelve Hereford students completed their shopping list at the East Greenville Walmart.  After finishing their shopping with their favorite police officer, each child had their presents wrapped by the Hereford faculty and staff!

PA State Police Reading Barracks Donates Gifts to 20 Hereford Children
Trooper Megan Richards delivered presents for 20 needy Hereford children on Thursday, December 15th.  Presents will be delivered to students throughout the day on Friday, December 16th.  The Hereford Elementary School community wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to both of these incredible law enforcement agencies for everything they have done for our children during this special holiday season!

Friday, December 9, 2016

HFD Friday Update - December 9, 2016

Hereford Appreciates All Volunteers
On Friday, Hereford held it's annual Volunteer Breakfast.  Our volunteers were treated to singing and dancing from each class.  A great time was had by all!  If you are interested in volunteering at Hereford, please contact our main office for details.

New Visitor Screening Process!
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Friday Update - December 2, 2016

Hereford Artists of the Month Revealed 
Ms. Pyatt has selected the December Artists of the Month. Congratulations to fifth graders Gianna Flemming, Jonah Garcia and Shannon Stone! Visit their work displayed outside of the FLITE Lab.

See You At Family Fun Night! 
Please join us on Friday, December 9th for Family Fun Night sponsored by the Hereford Elementary School PTFS.  The event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  This year's theme is Pirate Adventure!  Families can shop hundreds of titles in our Book Fair and then relax in the gym while watching the moving "Muppets Tresure Island". Bring your own chairs and blankets to get comfortable!  Popcorn, candy, soft pretzels and water will be available for purchase.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

End Of Day Parent Pick-Up 
At the end of the day, families are asked to not park cars in the loop next to the main entrance doors.  Please find a parking spot or park on the flagpole side of the loop.  This practice will ensure that bus 49 will be able to park at the main entrance for the safe exit of our children.