Hershey Primary Elementary A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment

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 Primary Elementary School
450 Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-2277   Fax: 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. 

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  • Java With Joe Java With Joe: Coffee and Community Conversation
     
    Want to know more about the direction of K-12 education in our country and in our district?  Want to share your thoughts on how DTSD is doing? Simply want to get to know Superintendent Joe McFarland?

    You can do all of these and enjoy a steaming cup of coffee during “Java with Joe.”  Designed as an opportunity for community members and the district’s top administrator to get together in an informal environment, Mr. McFarland will be hosting quarterly listening events.

    The first Java With Joe will be Tuesday, October 28 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Hershey High School Large Group Instruction Room.  
     
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  • Trojan Trading PostTrojan Trading Post
    Trojan Trading Post, the Hershey High School Store, is opening for business in 2014 and offers a variety of new and great products just for you! Visit the website at www.TrojanTradingPost.com to look at the new merchandise to show your Hershey Pride! Orders are due by November 7.Trojan Trading Post
     
     All profits from the Trojan Trading Post goes toward the Trojan Trading Post Scholarship, which is given to a senior business student. To date, almost $3,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

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  • Info   Ebola Resources for ParentsHealth Advisory EBOLA
     Ebola is a severe, often deadly illness that affects humans and non-human primates like monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees. History’s worst outbreak of the disease is occurring now in West Africa and the U.S. recently had its first travel-related case of Ebola in Texas. 
     
    It is a reality that more cases could be confirmed in other states – including Pennsylvania.  The Pennsylvania Department of Health has developed materials designed to help Pennsylvania learn more about this virus, click here for information.
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  • info   Rules for Spectators at Athletic Events
     PIAA District III has adopted rules for spectators at playoff/post-season competitions and has recommended member schools also follow these restrictions during regular season competition in order to maintain a sense of continuity throughout the season.  Please note that the following apply to all Derry Township School District interscholastic athletic events:
     
    The presence and/or the use of balloons, whistles, and/or portable listening devices without earphones is PROHIBITED!  School officials will be requested to confiscate these items from their cheerleaders and/or the spectators from their school and community.  The use of pom-poms by cheerleaders and small portable listening devices with earphones is permitted.  
    Spectators are prohibited from removing their shirts and/or using body paint while in attendance at athletic contests.

    The principal, athletic director, coaches, team physician, team trainer, players in uniform, managers, ball holders, and statisticians will be the only persons permitted in the team box.

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  • info   Summary Report on Past Board Practices
     In May 2014, the Board of School Directors for the Derry Township School District directed Hartman Underhill & Brubaker, LLC, as the District's newly appointed Solicitor, to review concerns raised by the current Board regarding the past Board's leadership and execution of its duties and obligations. The current Board requested an opinion as to whether a full-scale investigation was warranted in regard to specific concerns. In response to the current Board's request, the Solicitor reviewed board meeting minutes, invoices, and materials submitted previously in response to a Right to Know Request by The Sun and prepared a confidential attorney-client report. The Board directed the Solicitor to prepare a summary of the investigation. The summary was read in its entirety at a public meeting on August 25, 2014, which the meeting has been recorded, and was incorporated into the minutes of that meeting under Old Business.   Read Summary Report  Read Summary Report

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  • info   Student Accident Insurance 2014-2015 School Year
      Derry Township School District does not carry medical insurance on students, but does provide parents with the opportunity to select a primary excess group insurance plan for students. To find out more info, Please <click here>

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