New Oxford Elementary News
Students' Artwork Recognized
Park Ranger Visits Kindergarten and First Grade
Park Ranger John from Gettysburg National Military Park presented to kindergarten and first grade students historical items used during the Civil War. Students explored the items with their teachers and created questions to ask Ranger John. These questions were used to reveal the item and how it was used.
Jump Rope for Heart
New Oxford Elementary and Conewago Township Elementary students participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart event in February. The event coincided with heart month where the students discussed ways to keep their heart healthy and track their heart rate. Both schools did a fantastic job in raising money while having fun jumping rope. They raised a combined total of $9,515 (a new record) for the American Heart Association!
Students Show Support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Students at CTE and NOE worked together to raise $2,101.17 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by springing their assistant principal out of "MDA lockup". They were rewarded for their generous efforts by Dr. Watkins, Assistant Principal at both buildings doing an ice bucket challenge (twice)! Great job students!
Fresh Start Fitness
Students learned how to show respect to their bodies through exercise and eating right. As you can see from the photos, students "actively" enjoyed the assembly.
Veterans and Valentines
Second grade students from Mrs. Strohman's class visited the Brethren Home on Valentine's Day to make valentines for the residents who are veterans.
Thank You Substitutes
"We must MUSTACHE you to stay! Thank you for joining us at NOE today!"
Our substitute teachers and staff are so appreciated each day. Thank you for all you do!
Park Ranger Visits Second and Third Grade Students
Park Ranger Sanders from Gettysburg National Military Park presented to second and third grade students historical items used during the Civil War. Students explored the items with their teachers and created questions to ask Ranger Sanders. These questions were used to reveal the item and how it was used.
Snowball Celebration for Reading
Students were challenged to read over the winter break as a part of the Million Minute Challenge. Those who accepted the challenge and met the grade level reading goals were rewarded with snow cones, coloring, and dancing. Concluding each grade level celebration, a Prince and Princess were crowned as the individuals reading the most minutes over the winter break.
Great School Attendance Recognized
NOE would like to recognize the following students for having outstanding attendance the first half of the school year. These students had overall attendance exceeding 95%. Fantastic job!
(click here to view the entire list)
Students Help PA Wounded Warriors
NOE third grade students presented a check to PA Wounded Warriors' founder, Helen Sajer, in the amount of $1,013.36. She and Stan Clark, director of Adams County Veterans Affairs spoke to the students about how their donation will be used to help veterans in PA. The donation was earned through a bake sale and a 'penny war' between the grade levels. The bake sale earned $368.33. In the penny war, third grade students collected the largest amount with $290.12, followed by second grade with $166.64, first grade with $115.36 and Kindergarten bringing in $72.91 for a grand total of $1,013.36. This activity ties in with our monthly Core Essentials values. In November, students learned about and practiced the value of HONOR by honoring those who served our country, and in December they showed the value of JOY by helping others with this gracious donation.
Pictured from left to right: Teacher Roxann Hall, PA Wounded Warriors founder Helen Sajer, students: Luis Hernandez, Nick Petry, Gavin Haifley, Rylinn Swanecamp, Elizabeth Cordova, Tristyn Yerka, Adams County Veterans Affairs director Stan Clark, and teachers Katie Yaukey and Mike Yingling.
Holiday Sing-Along Fun
Students enjoyed participating in a variety of songs and were entertained by teachers performing different fun challenges. Thank you Mrs. Slusser for organizing this fun event. Happy holidays!
Jack Hubley Visits with Some of His Wild Friends
Jack Hubley (WGAL's naturalist, producer and host of the Wild Moment vignettes) brought his little zoo on wheels to NOE! Mr. Hubley presented his "Critters Beyond Your Back Door" program. Students learned a lot about animals that live close to their homes and more!
Thank You Parents and PTO
After returning from Thanksgiving break, students were delighted to see classroom doors decorated! This act of kindness was organized by the NOE PTO. Thank you parents and family members for your kindness, creativity, and dedication to our school!
Survivors of Gettysburg Visits Second and Third Graders
Operation Turkey Results
We are proud to announce, that at the conclusion of our 2016 Operation Turkey food drive, N.O.E. has brought in 6,480 food items! We cannot begin to thank all of our wonderful N.O.E. students and families for the amazing response you’ve shown for this great cause! Without your support and enthusiasm, this result would never have been possible! While the incentives were definitely an added bonus, we truly saw so many displays of sincere kindness pouring from our students’ hearts this week. We are so proud of the support they showed one another and our community members in need! Thank you again for supporting this very special cause and showing our students at N.O.E. how important giving is!
Operation Turkey 2016 Winners:
***Golden Turkey Award (Pizza and Ice Cream Party)- Mrs. Gutshall’s first grade class with 568 items!
**Second place finishers (Ice Cream Party)- Mrs. Gass’ third grade class with 514 items!
*The entire school earned a free recess to celebrate beating our total from last year!
NOE Helps Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors
Third grade students enjoyed presentations from many local community members representing an array of careers, while all grade levels enjoyed dressing up as a career they were interested in. Students represented the following careers on Career Day:
Thank you local businesses and community members for presenting at our Career Day!
Veterans Day Assembly
Students participated in a Veterans Day Assembly to learn more about the meaning of Veterans Day, while honoring those who have served our country. Students participated in honoring over 30 veterans through songs, reader's theatre, the reading of handwritten letters to veterans, a Veterans Day iMovie, and through special guest speakers Captain Sam Coover and First Sergeant Heath Davis. NOE students, faculty, and staff want to say "Thank You" to all veterans for your service. Click here to view the iMovie.
Pennsylvania Launches Early-learning Provider Tool
Last week the PA Departments of Human Services and Education announced the launch of a provider tool that is used to connect Pennsylvanians with reliable, high-quality learning programs. With this new tool, the administration aims to make it easier to search for child care and learning programs. To find these providers, families should visit www.findchildcare.pa.gov.
In announcing the site, the Wolf Administration committed to increasing access to high-quality early learning options for all Pennsylvania families. The Governor continues to place a high priority on improving the quality of early care and education programs for children so they enter kindergarten ready to succeed.
The previous COMPASS early learning provider search site had a great deal of information, but was hard to find and navigate. The new and improved site offers a zip code search as well as more detailed filters to focus on Keystone STAR levels, hours of operation, and other services available. Families can find various early learning programs available, such as:
NOE Students Participate in Toy Drive
New Oxford Elementary students participated in a Toy Drive that was held during the month of September. Over 100 toys were collected and donated to the Children's Cancer Recovery Center, which delivers simple acts of care and kindness to children and their families experiencing a cancer diagnosis. The center just opened it's doors at it's New Oxford location. NOE students and staff were among the first to help the organization.
Trunk or Treat Was a Great Time for All Who Participated!
This year there was a great turnout for the Trunk or Treat event and fun was had by all. Photos of this year's event have been captured for your viewing pleasure. Thank you so much to all those who participated in making this a fun and memorable event for the children.
ALICE Drill Information
Alice drill information for parents.
Students Rewarded for Completing the Summer Reading Challenge
How Can I Help My Child Succeed in Reading?
Volunteers Needed for Junior Achievement
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