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Elementary News

HBE Read-A-Thon

 March 28, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The 16th annual HBE Read-a-thon begins Monday, April 3rd. Student sign-up closes soon – don’t delay, sign-up today. Go to and register.  Students will begin their first reading session Monday, April 3rd. The read-a-thon continues through Spring Recess and ends Monday, April 17th. Read-a-thon details and information HERE>

Important Dates NYS ELA & Math Assessment Schedule

 March 27, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The New York State Grade 3 - 8 English Language Arts (ELA) Assessments are scheduled for March 28 -30.  The NYS Math Assessments are scheduled for May 2 - 4.  Click HERE for more details for schedules, transportation, and other information.  IMPORTANT>

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>

Kindergarten Registration

Port Jervis School District Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year will be:

HBE Wednesday March 29th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
ASK Thursday March 30th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
HBE Wednesday April 19th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
ASK Thursday April 20th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Progress Reports Elementary School Half Day

March 27, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - There will be a Half Day of School for ALL Elementary School students, Friday, April 7, 2017.  Students will be dismissed at 11:00am.  The half day is for parent teacher conferences.  3rd Quarter Report Cards will be distributed.

Parent Information Night

March 27, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - Parents, faculty, and school administrators met on Tuesday, March 21st to discuss a variety of educational topics.  Top of the list was the discussion on state testing.  The conversation was informative and positive.  A video of the presentation can be found HERE>

D.A.R.E. Graduation 2017

March 23, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - With family in the audience, fifth graders from Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School took to the stage and received certificates upon graduating from the D.A.R.E. Program.  D.A.R.E. is a comprehensive program designed to teach students good decision-making skills to help them lead sage and healthy lives.  MORE>

HBE PTA Family Fun Night Friday, March 24th

March 21, 2017, HBE, Cuddebackville, NY - Looking for something to do as a family? We know just the right thing… Attend HBE’s Family Fun Night.  We will be hosting a “Bears 2 Build” night where students can come create their own stuffed animal. Students will receive an animal of their choice to stuff, the
heart to go inside, stuffing to stuff the animal, a certificate, and a personalized t-shirt with our school name. This event will require pre-registration, so please
register every child ahead of time as we will only have animals available for those who pre-register. Siblings are welcome; this is not just for HBE students.
We will also have a bake sale with goodies and drinks for purchase.  HERE>

HBE Odyssey of the Mind

March 8, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School sent two teams to the Odyssey of the Minds Competition last weekend at Orange-Ulster BOCES.  Each performed very well, earning notable honors.  The Grade 6 Division II team finished second in the region, and the Grade 4/5 Division I team took home tops honors, scoring first in their division.  Odyssey of the Mind is the largest creative problem solving competition in the world. It focuses on team building, creativity and advanced problem solving skills. We are so proud of these students for their tremendous efforts and success!  Images HERE, and 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>