Wednesday, March 29, 2017

HFD Weekly Blog - March 30, 2017 Second Edition!

April 12th Early Dismissal Day

The district has used a total of four inclement/emergency days.  Since we only have three days built into the district calendar, we must add another day.  Therefore, school will be in session on Wednesday, April 12th.  This day will be a two hour early dismissal in place of the two hour early dismissal that was canceled on our last snow day.  

Rock 'n' Roll Reading Night 2017 - A New Format Begins!

Rock 'n' Roll Reading night is one of those events that makes Hereford Elementary School a special place to learn and grow.  This year, the format has changed with the input of our PTFS and our grades three, four and five student councils.  

Why do we do Rock 'n' Roll Reading Night?  We want to:
  • Celebrate the Hereford Elementary students that have worked hard to complete their fall and winter reading logs by creating an evening of fun activities with our local businesses and student organizations; 
  • Provide an opportunity for our local businesses and student organizations to develop and support relationships with our families; and
  • Showcase community-based opportunities available to our students so they may become involved with structured activities beyond the normal school day.

Who comes to Rock 'n' Roll Reading Night?
Only eligible Hereford K-5 students who complete their fall and winter reading logs will receive an invitation.  Those children must bring an adult to participate in the evening.  Siblings or other family members cannot attend unless they have completed their logs and have received an invitation.

What will happen at Rock 'n' Roll Reading night?
Invitees and their adult chaperone are welcome to bring their own dinner to start the evening.  The meal will be held in our cafeteria.  As dinner winds down, the real fun begins!  We will have a DJ, a photo booth and a petting zoo to name a few of the exciting activities.  Most activities will be located outside on the playground area to provide a carnival-like atmosphere.

Elementary Song Festival

The PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District 11 Elementary Song Festival was held on Wednesday, March 22nd at the Upper Perkiomen High School. Upper Perk’s elementary choir director, Mrs. Margaret Lerch, hosted this exciting event. 200 fifth and sixth grade chorus students from schools in Montgomery and Bucks Counties came together on stage for the day-long rehearsal and evening concert.

Row 1 - Kaitlyn Markiewicz, Elsie Grourke, Lauren Donahue, Erin Runkle, Emily Ahern, Dakota Mowbray, Isabella Herrick, Sabriena Black & Amanda Fadil. Row 2 - Maeve Busedu, Logan Watkins, Claudia Knowles, Stella Miller, Brianna Maglio, Leo Cavallaro-Kraft, Landon Zeiler, Bryce Shanafelt & Daniel Gibson.Row 3 - Olivia Brown, Taylor Whitenight, Lacey Dunn, Haley Howe, Morgan Deibler, Ashley Kulp, Jacki Shive & Josie Kinsler.Row 4 - Jazmine Williams, Alea Ramos-Belton, Allison Miani, Stella Feenstra & Erin Weber.

The PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Education Association) is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians.  The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning, and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities The PMEA has created festival events to provide a strong musical experience for children beyond those in a typical school setting.  The goal is to establish an abiding love for the art of music through a positive, musically rewarding format.

Friday, March 24, 2017

HFD Weekly Blog - March 30, 2017

April Student Calendar

Bus Driver Recognition Day

This past week, thanks to our PTFS, Hereford Elementary School recognized our amazing bus drivers. We appreciate everything our drivers do to ensure our children are safe as they are transported to and from school each day. Please take some time to thank your child's bus driver today!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

HFD Weekly Blog - March 17, 2017

The Reading Fightin Phils Ticket Book Sale

Each year, our PTFS sells these books to benefit our students.  Click here for further information on how the program works.  Contact Sue Hetrick at if you are interested in purchasing the book for your family or as a gift for a friend.  The sale has been extended to March 24th!   

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Second Trimester Report Cards

Your child's report card will be arriving home with them on Friday afternoon. This can be a stressful time for teachers, students and parents alike. The article below by Skila Brown from may help put everything in perspective.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hereford Elementary Weekly Blog - March 10, 2017

Winter Reading Log Reward - Book Bingo!

On Thursday and Friday of this week, students who completed their winter reading logs at each grade level had the chance to take a break from class to play bingo with Mr. Fries and Mrs. Zavadel. Our younger grades were supported by third, fourth and fifth grade Student Leadership Council representatives. Besides having a great time, winners selected from a variety of gently used books to take home. The following classes had 100% participation: Mrs. Horchak, Mrs. Greco, Mrs. Goodwin and Mrs. Wood and Ms. Kulp. Keep reading and make sure to fill out those logs!

A Note of Thanks from the Joint UPSD PTFS

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s Harlem Wizards’ event a rousing success!   Whether you played on the All-Stars team, worked the event, or attended the game, we are grateful for your support.

Nearly 1,400 community members attended the Wizards’ games, and the Joint PTFS earned approximately $12,000, all of which will directly benefit our elementary and middle school students.  An event of this size truly cannot take place without individuals such as you, and the time and effort you offered is greatly appreciated.

2017 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)

A hard copy of the letter below was distributed to all third, fourth and fifth grade student on Wednesday, March 8th. In case you missed it, please review this letter. Note that Educational Trip Request forms submitted for students in grades 3-5 that include the testing dates listed below cannot be approved.