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Elementary News

Music AwardsMusic In Our Schools Awards

March 20th, 2018  - Port Jervis, NY - Students from all four Port Jervis schools were awarded the "Music In Our Schools Award" at the March 20th Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to all these talented students!

read-a-thon clip artRead-a-thon at HBE

March 20th, 2018 -  Cuddebackville, NY -   From February 15 to March 6, HBE held the 17th annual read-a-thon in memory of Betty Morgan, a former HBE teacher. Congratulations to the 43 students who raised a total of $2,431 and did lots of excellent reading! The money raised will go to the Betty Morgan Scholarship Fund.

A Message from the Superintendent of Schools

For Immediate Release: March 20th, 2018 -  Port Jervis, NY - 

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Parents,

Today the Deerpark Police were contacted when an empty shell casing was found in the HS Boys’ locker room. An investigation was conducted by the building level team. It was determined that there was no credible threat. In an effort to ensure open communication, we are making our Learning Community aware of this.

Thank you.


Patrick AumickPrivate Aumick Comes To Visit

March 20th, 2018 -  Cuddebackville, NY -   Former HBE student, Patrick Aumick, visited his Ms. Haight's and Mrs. Sickler's Kindergarten class. Private Aumick and the students became pen pals this year. The students and Private Aumick have wrote letters to each other. Private Aumick visited to say thank you in person. He was in Ms. Haight's Kindergarten Class and shared stories about what he remembers about Kindergarten with the students.

HBE OM TeamAll Port Jervis Odyssey of the Mind Teams Win Second Place!

March 10th, 2018 -  Port Jervis, NY -   Both HBE Port Jervis Odyssey of the Mind teams took 2nd place at the 2018 regional tournament at Orange-Ulster BOCES in Goshen held on March 10! An international program that promotes creative problem solving, Odyssey of the Mind challenges students in grades 1 to 12 to compete in long-term problem solving and spontaneous on-the-spot brainstorming. This year, the regional competition included teams from school districts in Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Dutchess counties. All of the Port Jervis students worked diligently for months to create a solution to their team's challenging problem. The Middle School team also won second place. Congratulations to all of the teams and their coaches! photo: HBE Team. click here for photo gallery>

Truth Award winnersSojourner Truth Awards

March 10th, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY -   Four Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School sixth graders were formally recognized by SUNY Orange for their educational achievements at the college’s 2018 Sojourner Truth Awards Program this March. The Sojourner Truth Awards Program recognizes students in grades 6 through 12 who have excelled in areas such as athletics, citizenship, creative arts, diversity, English language arts, foreign languages, perseverance/effort, and sciences and technology. The program aims to promote education in a positive manner and motivate students, who are from groups that are traditionally under-represented in the college population, to consider college as a viable and attainable goal. The award is named after Sojourner Truth, who lived in the mid-Hudson Valley after escaping from slavery. Truth is regarded as one of the most influential women of the 19th Century. Congratulations to Mekayla Phipps, Olivianna Wendy, Tianlong Teng and Malakai Henry-Geraghty.

kendergraten RegistrationIt's Time For Kindergarten Registration

April 4th - 18th, 2018 - ASK and HBE Schools, Port Jervis, NY -  click here for schedule>

Math madness gameMath March Madness Family Game Night

March 8th, 2018 - Port Jervis High School, Port Jervis, NY -   Math March Madness Family Game Night for staff, students, parents/guardians was held on Thursday, March 8th, at 6:00 pm at the Port Jervis High School. Renowned math education consultants, Greg Tang, Sr. and Greg Tang, Jr. hosted this game night. Parents/Guardians met in the High School Auditorium for a short presentation while students met in the High School Cafeteria to play math games. Following the assembly, parents joined the students in the cafeteria for games, food, fun, and prizes. It was an exciting event enjoyed by all! click here for photo gallery>

A Message from the Superintendent of Schools, on behalf of the Board of Education and the Port Jervis City School District:

For Immediate Release: March 1, 2018  - Port Jervis, NY -

To Our Port Jervis Community,

Thank you for attending our community presentation to give the public the opportunity to review the procedures and practices that are currently in place in our District-wide and Building Safety Plans and discuss future improvements we are implementing in the very near future. As discussed, there will be building improvements and changes in our communications protocol. We will also have a police officer permanently stationed in our buildings. We will continue to work closely with the Deerpark and Port Jervis Police Departments as well as with parents and board members. If you feel you have any other concerns not addressed during the meeting, please call the district office.
Again, we apologize for the lack of communication to our parents, faculty, staff, and our students. Our students’ safety is our first priority.


A Message from the Superintendent of Schools, on behalf of the Board of Education and the Port Jervis City School District:

For Immediate Release: February 27, 2018  - Port Jervis, NY -

To Our Port Jervis Community,

Foremost, it should be stated that on behalf of the Board of Education, it is clear that our Community’s expectation is that we ensure the safety and security of our most precious assets, the students, our children. 

We share this unwavering interest as we consider the safety of our children to be our highest priority. 

We met on February 26th to allow the Board of Education to be apprised of each and every detail of the series of unrelated events that have taken place over the past few weeks and to review our procedures and practices in our District-wide and Building Safety Plans.  These unrelated events do bear, in varying levels, confidential information regarding staff and students.  The objective of this meeting was to provide the Board with the information gathered by our legal department, administration and the chiefs of both the Deerpark and Port Jervis Police Departments.  This information will allow us to continue to grow and improve, not only in how we respond to such events, but how we communicate the essential information to the parents, guardians, students, faculty and staff of our District. 

It is important to let you know that we are having an informational night for the community.  This Wednesday, February 28, at 6 pm in the HS Cafeteria, we will have a presentation on the safety measures currently in place in our district, as well as an update on many of the plans we are implementing in the very near future. 

I want to reiterate, safety is paramount - and I want to stress that there was no credible threat to our schools or our students.  The four unrelated events, while each involving the police as well as school investigations, were not considered credible threats to our schools.  Unfortunately, they occurred in close proximity to each other time wise and followed the horrific tragedy in Parkland Florida, and we as a district did not do an acceptable job in means of communicating to our parents, faculty, staff, and our students. 

This will be addressed. 

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the community presentation this Wednesday evening. 

The Port Jervis City School District Central Administration will be holding a public presentation in the Port Jervis High School Cafeteria on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:00 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss safety and security measures.


comedy night clip artA Night Of Laughter -Adult Comedy Show & Diner

April 27th - Port Jervis, NY - 6:30pm -  HBE PTA will hold an adult comedy show and full dinner on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Erie in Port Jervis. Doors open at 6:30, dinner begins being served at 7 PM. 90 minutes of comedy to follow! Come enjoy a night of laughter while helping to support the HBE PTA! For tickect info >

HBE Writing CelebrationWriting Celebration At HBE

February 23rd, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - The 2nd grade classes at HBE had a writing celebration to show off their published books. These budding authors been working on non-fiction writing. Taken another step further, they have been following mentor authors in class and incorporating their moves and craft into their own writing. Each student chose a topic to be an expert on and then taught about their topic through writing. Faulty, staff and students enjoyed learning and reading together at the celebration. click here for photo gallery>


HBE students that will be in the Orange County College Art ShowHBE Students In, "The Arts Build Confidence Showcase" At the Galleria Mall

February 24th, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - Congratulations to the following H.B.E. students that will have artwork displayed at the Middletown Galleria Mall for the 2018 All County Student Art Exhibit beginning on Saturday February 24. Aliya B. (Grade2), Lilah L. (Grade 2), Mikayla F. (Grade 3), Kendra J. (Grade 3), Dylan P. (Grade 4), Abigail G. (Grade 5), Jacob M. (Grade 5), Katherine W. (Grade 5), Ethan S. (Grade 5), Keaton M. (Grade 5), Demetra G. (Grade 5), Anna M. (Grade 5), Julia E. (Grade 5), and Hannah M. (Grade 6). You can join the participating schools from 10am to 5pm on February 24 to celebrate the opening of “The Arts Build Confidence Showcase”.

Port Jervis City School District Letter to Our Learning Communtiy

For Immediate Release: February 21, 2018  - Port Jervis, NY -

Dear Port Jervis Learning Community,

As we grapple with the unimaginable occurring once again in one of our nation’s schools, it provides a clear reminder to all in the field of education that ensuring the safety and security of our school buildings must remain in the forefront of our thoughts and efforts. To this end, we are writing to share important information, as well as to provide insight on the safety and security measures employed to protect our students, your children. We will continue to be vigilant in our attention to detail regarding safety in and out of the confines of our campus - bullying, threats, and concerns with social media. To this end, we work closely with our local police departments, the New York State Police, District Administration, mental health providers, and partners in our community, providing a positive and safe learning environment for all students.

Understandably, following the senseless violence in Florida, all involved will look to their local school district and school for signs that a similar event could occur and to determine the measures put in place to prevent such. The Central Administrative team assures you that we are steadfast in making certain that our students are safe, as previously stated, in and out of the school setting. Our teachers are trained in identifying signs of students in crisis, our school counselors, social workers, and psychologists are proactive in curbing issues before becoming a concern, and the administration intervenes and reacts with appropriate measures to mediate and, if necessary, discipline students that violate our Code of Conduct. Additionally, any concern, inquiry, or report brought to the attention of school personnel or school security is promptly investigated and addressed.

Our staff is committed to serving our students. We have enclosed a reading from the National Association of School Psychologists as a guide for you to help talk with your child/children about school violence.

We thank the parents/guardians who have reached out regarding not only the Florida shooting, but regarding school safety in general. Please do not hesitate to contact Central Administration or the school. Thank you. More more information> Talking To Children About Violence.pdf

Ruth Zuclich  Lorelei Case  Mike Rydell

Ruth Zuclich                 Lorelei Case             Mike Rydell

kindness weekThe Great Kindness Week At HBE

February 12th - 15th, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - HBE is always a KIND place to be!! We celebrated The Great Kindness Week, January 12th-15th, by dressing up to show just how kind we are! On Monday, we were TEAM kindness. On Tuesday, we were tied together by kindness, and on Thursday, we let everyone know that HBE is a KIND place to be!

Dr Katchen with patientPort Jervis City School District Offers Free Dental Screenings

For Immediate Release: February 15th, 2018  - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District is partnering with Aesthetic Family Dentistry of Port Jervis NY to promote dental health.

A law passed in 2007 and amended in 2013 requires New York State schools to request dental health certificates of students at the time of entering school and in grades K, 2, 4, 7, and 10. In an effort to promote and ensure good dental hygiene, the Port Jervis City School District is partnering with Aesthetic Family Dentistry of Port Jervis NY, to offer free health screenings at school – at no cost to families.

Forms for the free screenings have been mailed home to parents. If parents choose this free dental health examination to be done at school by a dentist from Aesthetic Family Dentistry, they will be provided with the findings from the screening, as well as any recommendation the dentist offers. Families can then follow up with Aesthetic Family Dentistry or any dentist of their choice.

Parents have also received forms in the mail to take to their own dentist if families wish not to take advantage of the free screening in school. A list of dental health practices, dentists, and registered dental hygienist that provide free or reduced cost dental assessments are available at your child’s nurse’s office.

The Port Jervis City School District is excited to offer these dental health screenings and hope families will take advantage of this free and convenient service.

Teddy Bear clip artBears to Build Family Fun Night

March 2nd - Cuddebackville, NY - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - HBE Cafetaria. Come to the "Bears 2 Build" Family Fun Night. $15 per Animal. Pre-registration is due on Tuesday, February 13th. For more info>

valentine dance clip artRescheduled: Family Fun Night - Valentine's Dance

New Date: February 13th - Cuddebackville, NY - 5:30pm -7:30pm - HBE Cafetaria. We will be hosting a Valentine’s dance where students can bring their special adult valentine with them to enjoy the night with. Come out and enjoy some dancing with that special someone, with a special host DJ! We will have a photo booth available where you can get a picture with your special someone! There will also be a bake sale (with pizza so come for dinner), and drinks available for purchase. More more info>

Hogwarts crestsCharacter Education at Hogwarts (HBE)

February 2th, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - On Friday, February 2nd, HBE had their monthly school wide assembly. The entire building wore their new Character Education Hogwarts inspired shirts that art teacher Mr. Villegas designed. The program was a presentation on their next "Habit" from their “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” program that is run all year. Each “house” is collecting points. click here for photo gallery>

Book bowl bulletin boardSuper Book Bowl At HBE

February 2th, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - In the third annual HBE Super Book Bowl, each fourth - sixth grade class nominated, advocated for, and voted on a worthy book to represent them in this competition. During the four weeks of the NFL playoffs, these books battled it out in a single-elimination bracket system tournament with the students voting electronically during library class. This year's winner was Wonder by R. J. Palacio which was nominated by Mrs. Burns' fourth grade class.

Random act thumnailRandom Acts of Kindness Month At HBE

February 8th, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - It is "Random Acts of Kindness" month at HBE! Mrs. Haight and Mrs. Sickler's Kindergarten class made valentines for the animals at the PJ/Deerpark Humane Society. The Humane Society was delighted to receive them and will be hanging them on each animals cage.

Esperanza Raising projectEsperanza Rising Projects At HBE

February 1st, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - Students in Fifth Grade at HBE read Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Ryan and illustrated by Joe Cepeda. Students were given a choice of several projects they could use to depict their favorite scene. click here for photo gallery>

kindness clip artThe Great Kindness Challenge Week At HBE

February 12th - 15th, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - Monday 2/12 - Team Kindness: Wear Sports Apparel; Tuesday 2/13 - Tied Together by Kindness: Wear a Tie/Bow; Wednesday 2/14 - Be KIND; show your LOVE: Wear something RED and or with HEARTS; Thursday 2/15 - HBE is a KIND place to be: Wear HBE/Port Pride gear. THE GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE WEEK Schedule>

super hero clip artHoliday Hero Fitness Challenge At HBE

January 25th, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - The HBE Physical Education Department Challenged the HBE students to a 'Holiday Hero Fitness Challenge'. This challenge consisted of a 10 day exercise program scripted for the students to remain active over break and to then continue over the month of January. This challenge encouraged students to get into great healthy habits and realize that they can stay active and exercise right in the comfort of their home. Students who completed the challenge were given a Certificate and then asked to sign our Bulletin Board of the Month. Many names appear on the bulletin board, we are very proud of all the students that completed the challenge!

wear red dayNational Wear Red Day

February 2nd, 2018 - Port Jervis, NY - Join the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement to help raise awareness and save more lives. Friday, February 2nd is National Wear Red Day. When it comes to beating heart disease and stroke, change can be the cure. All Faculty, Staff and Students are encouraged to wear RED to school to raise awareness and help save women’s lives. It's not just a man's disease. Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. But we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

 using laptop for researchUtilizing laptops To Research Topics At HBE

January 16th, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - Second graders in Mrs. Gass and Mrs. Muller's class utilized laptops to research topics for their nonfiction writing pieces. Students researched topics ranging from Jackie Robinson to centipedes. They will be using the notes they took to write a nonfiction piece with diagrams, captions, a table of contents, and even a glossary.

HBE opinon essayOpinion Writing Celebration At HBE.

January 12th 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - In Mrs. Dennison and Mrs. Grabiec's 5th grade, students explored Opinion and Persuasive writing techniques in an "Opinion Writing Celebration" this past Friday. Students thought of a change they wanted to see in our school and wrote reasons with evidence to support the change. Afterwards, students walked around the room, reading each others writing and leaving constructive feedback.

 health and wellness touro medical studentsHealth and Wellness at HBE

January 12th, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - Future Osteopathic Physicians from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, NY were invited to HBE to teach our students about health and wellness. Mr. Giovannone and Mr. Foley's K-3 classes were taught about bone health, healthy eating, heart rate and heart monitoring, as well as hygiene and germ prevention while rotating around the gymnasium to the 4 different stations. The children were engaged through multiple interactive activities to help aid in their overall wellness and health!

Mr Rydell with a waiterFirst-grade classrooms were recently transformed into Italian bistros at HBE.

January 8th, 2018 - Cuddebackville, NY - First-grade classrooms were recently transformed into Italian bistros where student "chefs" presented readings of their small-moment narratives to upper-grade "patrons." The "menu" featured an assortment of "specials" - elements of effective writing - sprinkled within the writing challenge. Visiting students and administrators, who made reservations to attend the bistro-themed event, gave the presentation rave reviews! click for photo gallery>

HBE collaboration HBE collaborationPersonal narrative collaboration going on at HBE

December 20th, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - In late December, Mrs. Brady and Mrs. Jashembowski's 3rd grade class invited 4th and 5th grade classes to read their personal narratives. The older students in turn wrote great comments and feedback on the 3rd grade writing assignment. Exciting collaboration going on at HBE!

movie clip artHBE Fifth-graders create movie trailers to bring their essays to life.

December 19th, Cuddebackville, NY - Mrs. Raap's fifth-grade class concluded work on their first Unit of Study, the Personal Narrative. During their celebration, students shared their writing in which they wrote about a small moment. With the help of the Integrated Technology Specialists from BOCES, students used Adobe Spark to create movie trailers to bring their essays to life. Watch all the trailers here > Senior Prank Day> My Epic Week> My Best Field Trip> The Day I Got My Saxophone> Supercross> The Day I Was Adopted> The Day Carter Was Born> My First Football Game Went Wrong> My Amazing Trip> Puerto Rico> Our Vaction To Maryland> My Trip To Universal Studios> My Nanny> My Great Aunt Murren> My Vacation To LaRay> The Day I Got My iPhone> The Day I Gave Away My Dog> My New Dog> Dancing> The Day My Grandpa Passed> The Worst Day Ever>

Colonial Man Comes to HBE

December 7th, Cuddebackville, NY - On Thursday, December 7, Sam Ladley (better known as Colonial Man) came to present to the 4th grade and ISC at HBE. During his yearly visit, he presented dressed in colonial attire and discussed the day to day lives of Native Americans and Colonists during the early days of our nation. Students were fascinated during his presentation and jumped at the chance to write with quill pens and dip their own candles. click here for photo gallery>

Mr Marr in AladdinHBE production of Aladdin

December 15th - 17th, Port Jervis, NY - click here for photo gallery>

Fundraiser to benefit the HBE production of Aladdin!

December 11th - 13th, Port Jervis, NY - Please come out on December 11th, 12th and 13th and eat at Ben's Fresh or Port Jervis Pizza to help support the HBE Drama Club, while supporting our local businesses!!! Present the attached flyer when you go. Dine in or take out!!  click here for fundraiser flyer>   Reserve your tickets for ALADDIN now>

HBE production of Aladdin

December 15th - 17th, Port Jervis, NY -

Friday, December 15th 7:00 PJHS auditorium
Saturday, December 16th 7:00 PJHS auditorium
Sunday, December 17th 2:00 PJHS auditorium
Please email your reservation to: or or $7 at the door

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the HBE production of Aladdin!

December 8th, Port Jervis, NY - We will be having a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, December 8th at the PJHS Cafeteria from 5:30 to 8:00. All proceeds will benefit the HBE production of Aladdin! A selection of songs from the show will also be performed. $7.00 per person. DINE IN OR TAKE OUT!  click here for spaghetti dinner flyer>   Reserve your tickets for ALADDIN now>

Family Fun Morning With Santa

December 9th, Port Jervis, NY - We will be hosting our 1st annual BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. Come out with the family and enjoy a hot breakfast (pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, etc.). In addition to breakfast, every family will receive one picture with Santa. You may show up the day of the event without RSVP’ing. click here for photo gallery>

letters to castle pointHoliday Letters to Castle Point

November 18th, Cuddebackville, NY - The Kindergarten students in Ms. Haight's and Mrs. Sickler's Kindergarten Class at HBE created Holiday cards for local veterans at Castle Point VA Hospital. The class was learning about veterans as part of their new Social Studies curriculum and decided to spread some Holiday cheer!

The Port Jervis Girls' Basketball program is proud to announce the creation of the Lady Raiders Little Dribblers program for girls 

November 18th, Port Jervis High School, NY - The Port Jervis Girls' Basketball program is proud to announce the creation of the Lady Raiders Little Dribblers program for girls in grades 1st-5th. The goal is to use this program to foster the love and knowledge of the game at a younger age! One of the most important skills to being a great basketball player is being able to handle the ball. The program will focus solely on ball handling skills and building teamwork. This is great opportunity to build the girls' basketball program for the future and it is our hope it will be a great success! Registration is this Saturday, November 18th at 9:00 am followed by the first session from 9:30-10:30 at the Port Jervis High School. Click here for flyer>

HBE Halloween Parade 

October 31th, 2017 -  Cuddebackville, NY  - Port Jervis HBE students participated in the Annual Halloween Parade. They were dressed in a variety of costumes and joined by marching dinosaurs. The parade ended with a special dance!  click here for photo gallery > click here for video>

Lion's Club Donates Pumpkins

October 27th, Cuddebackville, NY - The Lion's Club donated Pumpkins to Ms. Yackel and Mrs. Gibb's classes the week before Halloween. On Friday, October 27th, members of the Lion's Club came by to "judge" the student's pumpkins. Each child received a coloring book and a bag of popcorn as a prize!

Halloween Clip artHalloween Family Fun Night

October 27th, Cuddebackville, NY - Time: 2 sessions: Session 1: 5:30pm - 6:30pm; Session 2: 6:30pm - 7:30pm. More more info>


Halloween clip artTricky Trunk at Port Jervis High School for ASK and HBE Students

October 29th, Port Jervis, NY - Catholic Charities will be holding a Trick or Treat trunk event at Port Jervis High School parking lot on Sunday 10/29, from 4pm to 8pm. Dress in your best costume and bring your goodie bag.

2017 Orange County Red Ribbon Week Kick Off

October 23rd, Valley Central School, Montgomery, NY - Representatives from all Port Jervis schools attended the 2017 Orange County Red Ribbon Week kickoff ceremony at Valley Central school. Here is a link to some info about Red Ribbon >

Fire Safety Day at HBE

October 13th 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School teamed up with members of the Cuddebackville and Westbrookville Fire Department to present fire safety information to students, as well as demonstrate how firefighters use their gear and tools to ensure the safety of our community. Every kindergarten student received a free smoke detector to take home which was donated by the fire departments. Older students received goody bags containing fire safety information to share with their family.



Rotary Dictionary Day

October 11th 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - As part of their commitment to literacy, the Port Jervis Rotary Club visited ASK and HBE on October 11 and gave out dictionaries to every 3rd grader. We would like to thank the Rotary Club for their time and dedication to our students.


  October Newsletter

October 10th 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - HBE_October 2017 Newsletter >



Join HBE at our Family Fun Night this Friday, September 29th at 6:00pm! Although you are welcome to RSVP, it is NOT required. You may show up that evening without an RSVP. Take out is also available!


From The Health Office: Student’s vision and hearing screenings will begin the week of October 10th, 2017.  Vision screenings are done for all new entrants, K-3 and 5th grades.  Hearing screenings are done for all new entrants, K, 1st, 3rd and 5th grades.  Parents will be notified only if follow up referrals are required. 



 Mr Kahmar at open house Open House, September 13th -14th, 7:00pm

September 13th - 14th 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - The Port Jervis City School District faculty and administration warmly welcomes all HBE parents and guardians to our annual Open House. 

Grades 1-3: Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00pm

Grades 4-6: Thursday, September 14th at 7:00pm

Frst Day High Five

Welcome Back Students! The opening week of the 2017-2018 school year at HBE has been a success! Students, faculty and staff are refreshed and ready to tackle another great year of learning!

Supplies 2017 - 2018 H. B. E. Supply List

July 17, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - Parents and guardians of students attending Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year, please take note that the school supply list is now available online. SUPPLY LIST>

Student Registration - Location Change

July 5, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - New Student Registration for Port Jervis Schools will take place in the Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School Library from July 6th until September 1st. Parents/guardians are asked to park in the kindergarten wing parking lot and enter through the exterior library doors. Posted signs will guide you to the correct location. Student Registration hours are 8:00 am – 11:00 am, Monday through Friday.  For questions, call 845-858-3100, ext. 16601.

Students Learn about Empathy

June 1, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - Third graders at H. B. E. were visited by members of the Tri State Amputee Support Group, led by Karen Little of Bon Secour Community Hospital for a very special learning moment. Members of this group spoke with the students and shared their experiences. They showed the third graders their prosthetics, explained how they work, and allowed them to touch them. The members created a very comfortable environment where the students were able to ask questions and gained an understanding of what life is like as an amputee.

Summer School - Elementary Schools

July 6, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Elementary Summer School Monday - Friday, now until August 8th at the Port Jervis High School.  Students may be dropped off and picked up near AREA "C", which is to the left of the main entrance at the high school.  Elementary Summer School hours will be 8:20 am - 12:20 pm.    

H. B. E. Library Summer Reading Lists

July 3, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - Students at HBE are encouraged to read during the summer months.  Click below to find the recommended reading list.  Reading is great summer fun!
- HBE Summer Reading List K-2
- HBE Summer Reading List 3-5
- HBE Summer Reading List 6-8

Summer Breakfast - Lunch Program

July 3, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District announces it's participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge.  Details about the Summer Breakfast - Lunch Program can be found HERE>