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 Primary Elementary School
450 Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-2277   Fax: (717) 508-2266
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4 :15 p.m.
Regular School Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
The Primary Elementary School serves children in second and third grades.  The school building was originally constructed in 1954 and renovated in 1991. Today the facility offers more than 154,000 square feet dedicated to meeting the needs of young learners. 
Young children learn by doing. Learning is sequential and children must demonstrate readiness for new understandings based on their maturation and past experiences. Children acquire information and knowledge through interaction with people and objects. They are motivated to learn through their own need to make sense of the world around them.  
The building has a card access system and offers telephone, television and intranet access in each classroom.  Other amenities include a multi-purpose room, two cafeterias/multi-purpose room, and a gymnasium with auxiliary gym space. 


  •  The Adventures of Rikki Tikki Tavi”

    HEA Presents 39th Scholarship Production

    The Hershey Education Association will present its 39th Scholarship Production on “The Adventures of Rikki Tikki Tavi” an adaptation of a short story by Rudyard Kipling in The Jungle Book. The play will feature teachers and staff members from across the district and promises to be a fun, family-friendly time. Best of all, proceeds from the production go to a scholarship fund that benefits Hershey students attending college. There will be two showings, one each on Friday, October 9 and Saturday 10. Both shows will be presented in the Hershey High School Auditorium; the curtain rises at 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.

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  •  Columbus Day Schedule

    Columbus Day Schedule

    Monday, October 12 is an ins-service day for teachers. There will be no classes for students. School building offices will be closed until 1 p.m. to facilitate staff training; the District Office will be open normal business hours. The regular school schedule will resume Tuesday, October 13.

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  • DTSD Family Night with Youth Alliance & Seth Franco

    Join the Youth Alliance, former Harlem Globetrotter Seth Franco and DTSD in addressing a serious subject. Bullying is everybody’s problem—victim, perpetrator, and bystander. Let’s address this issue from each standpoint so that students are equipped to handle negative situations and create a healthier overall environment. This Family Nigh event will be Thursday, October 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Hershey High School.

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  • DTSD All Sports Pass Offered for 2015-2016 Events

    DTSD is now offering its “2015-16 All-Sports Pass” to DTSD students and district residents. The pass allows the bearer to attend all home regular season sporting events during the 2015-16 school year at no additional cost. All-sports passes can be purchased in the Athletic Office located in Hershey High School at a cost of $20 for students and $40 for adults.

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