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Elementary News

Mark Your Calendars Last Day of School Dismissal Times

June 23, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - CALENDAR REMINDER - Port Jervis Schools will have early dismissal TODAY Friday, June 23rd, the last day of school.  Secondary Schools will dismiss at 10:00 am, and students in Anna S. Kuhl and Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:00 am. Please mark this in your calendars and plan accordingly.

HBE Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony

June 20, 2017, HBE, Cuddebackville, NY - With family in the audience, 63 kindergarteners from Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School took to the stage and participated in their Moving Up Ceremony.  H.B.E. Principal Jared Khamar welcomed family and friends to this annual event.  He gave praise to the Class of 2029 and challenged the students to continue to work hard and towards their dreams.  More HERE>

HBE Students Learn with about Robotics

June 5, 2017, HBE, Cuddebackville, NY - Mrs. Valentine and Mrs. Dennison invited Sean Banks from BOCES in today to work with the students on building Cubelet Robot Blocks. After finishing up a unit on the human body in science, the class constructed "Cubelet Robots" based on human senses and actions. Each group was able to explore the Cubelets and discover how to arrange the magnetic cubes to allow their "robot" to perform certain actions.  More HERE>

HBE Color Run

May 19, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - The Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School PTA hosted the first annual “My Color Run", Saturday, May 20, 2017, on the grounds of the Port Jervis High Schoo/A.S.K. complex.  A great time was had by all.  Thank you to all those who participated to make this an event that is sure to return next year.  Port Pride!>

H.B.E. Students Cross the Delaware

May 12, 2017, Narrowsburg, NY - Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School 4th graders were sent upriver to learn about the construction of the Roebling Bridge.  This bridge was a key component of the Delaware and Hudson Canal.  Students learned about the D&H Canal, canal boats, bridges, and colonial life.  Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5>

H.B.E. Raider Grapplers in the Making

May 12, 2017, Cuddebackville, NY - Principal Kahmar and his H.B.E. Tri-State Wrestlers celebrate a season of hard work, dedication and team values by receiving their Champion Belt T-shirts! HBE's Members of the Tri-State Wrestling Club 2017>

Middle School Band

May 11, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis Middle School Band is looking for you!  To parents of current 6th graders who are interested in playing band at the middle school next year, please take a moment to read this message from Matt Carlozzi, 7 & 8th grade Band Director.  PJMS Band 2017-18>

HBE Newsletter HBE May Newsletter

May 4, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - The HBE March Newsletter is now available.  Catch up on the latest news and events taking place at HBE.  Click HERE for all the news at HBE.

HBE Read-a-thon Winners!

May 2, 2017, Cuddebackville, NY - Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School students recently completed the 16th annual Read-a-thon.  54 students participated and help raise $2539 for the Betty Morgan Scholarship Fund!  Congratulations to Marcus Bloom and Collin Patterson, grand prize winners of the Read-a-thon.  They both received a Kindle Fire Tablet, donated by the HBE PTA.

ASK/HBE All-County Musicians

April 29 - 30, 2017 - Newburgh, NY - Port Jervis Elementary Schools (ASK and HBE) sent 13 students to the 2017 Elementary All-County Music Festival this past weekend. The top music students of the county joined forces for an extraordinary concert at Newburgh Free Academy. The Arts are alive and well here in Port Jervis! For list of participants, click HERE>

HBE is learning the Blues

May 1, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - As part of the music curriculum at Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School, 4th grade students are mastering the tune called "Shades of Blue". This musical piece is based on the 12-bar blues which is found in many styles of music including jazz, gospel, pop, rock, and boogie woogie.

PJ Schools and PJ Little League - A Homerun!

April 22, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - The ASK Songsters under the direction of Patricia Halpenny and select chorus members from HBE under the direction of Jennifer Curreri used "Synergy" at the Port Jervis Little League 65th Opening Day Ceremony. Synergy is one of the celebrated 7 Habits of Highly Effective People taught in our schools. This collaboration brought joy to our community listeners as they sang "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

HBE Cares about the Earth

 April 24, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - To honor Earth Day, kindergarten students in Ms. Haight’s and Mrs. Sickler’s class are Being Super Heroes for our planet. Recently they wrote “How To” books on recycling. Other activities included “Recycled Me” Day and making “dirt pudding” – For complete story and pictures, click HERE>

HBE Creates Comfort Bags

 March 28, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - Students at Hamilton Bicentennial School are always learning about the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  In February, third grade students learned about Habit #5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. This habit stresses empathy.  Fulfilling this lesson, students and their families packed and delivered 73 "Comfort Bags" for cancer patients at Orange Regional Cancer Treatment Center.Story HERE>

 HBE Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence

December 5, 2016, Cuddebackville, NY - On Monday, December 5th, the Port Jervis City School District celebrated 40 Years of Excellence at Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School. HBE students and staff gathered for a special assembly, joined by more than 30 former staff and several former students.  Complete Story HERE>

Electronic Signs Light the Way

September 29, 2016 - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District put the finishing touches on electronic billboard signs at HBE and ASK this past week.  These signs were part of a referendum approved by voters in May 2015.  Complete Story HERE>