NHUF Week in Review

November 18, 2022

Upcoming Events

November 21 - Report Cards open in Parent Portal @ Noon

November 21-23 - Early Dismissal Days

November 21 - Parent Conferences

November 22 - Parent Conferences

November 24 - Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL

November 25-28 - NO SCHOOL

December 6 - PTCA AR Workshop - 6:00-9:00 PM

Day Cycle

We will be following a 6-day cycle again for school this year. Your child's special schedule will be based on the cycle days rather than days of the week. Below are the cycle days for the next two weeks.

Nov. 21 - Day 2

Nov. 22 - Day 3

Nov. 23 - Day 4

Nov. 29 - Day 5

Nov. 30 - Day 6

Dec. 1 - Day 1

Dec. 2 - Day 2

NHUF Information

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on the following dates:

November 21 - 1:30-3:30 PM and 4:30-7:30 PM

November 22 - 1:30-3:30 PM and 4:30-7:30 PM

Enter the building through the office doors.

*Please check the lost and found items located near the office when coming to your conference. We have many sweatshirts, coats, mittens, and hats!

Math Challenge

Congratulations the our Math Challenge #4 winners! Our next one is due December 9th.

Kindergarten - There was a tie between Mrs. Wenger's AM and PM class

1st Grade - Miss Foster's class

2nd Grade - Mrs. Ventresca's class

3rd Grade - Mrs. Bigham's class

4th Grade - Mrs. Schueler's class

5th Grade - Mrs. Fu's class

Traveling next week?

If you will be traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday and your child will be missing school, please fill out an educational trip form so the absence will be excused. Without a trip form, the absence will be marked as “unlawful.” Thank you.


From Food Services: BREAKFAST

All students in the Boyertown Area School District have the opportunity to receive breakfast in the cafeteria each school day. Per Governor Wolf’s announcement in September 2022, all schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program are able to offer all students breakfast free of charge for the 2022-2023 school year.

Breakfast will be available during the following time each morning:

Elementary Schools 8:25am to 8:45am

Secondary Schools 7:15am to 7:40am

Our breakfasts include a variety of healthy and tasty choices including such items as cereal, mini waffles, mini French toast, muffins, cereal bars, pop tarts, fresh fruits, 100% juices and a variety of milk.

Students at the Middle School and Elementary levels are required to select an Entrée and must take at least 1 serving of Fruit or Vegetable to make a breakfast. A total of 3 items must be taken to make a complete meal. Milk is included as part of the meal. Senior High students are encouraged to do this as well, but are not required to purchase a complete meal. Instead, Senior High students have the option to purchase a la carte items, which are individually priced.

To see a complete listing of our menu offerings, which duplicate weekly throughout the year, please visit the Boyertown Area School District website and select Departments and choose Food Services.


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:

https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

From the NHUF Cafeteria - Snacks

As a reminder, the cafeteria will NOT sell snacks on half days.

Attendance - Absent or Tardy

If your child is going to be late to school, please complete the electronic attendance form on our NHUF website by 9:00 AM. The student will need to be signed in at the office when he/she arrives to school.

If your child will be absent from school, please complete the electronic attendance form by 9:00 AM.

Please be sure to follow these procedures. If you want to email the teacher in addition to completing the form, feel free to do so, however, the attendance form must be completed.

Students must be accounted for each day if they are not in school.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Note to School

If your child will be picked up early from school, please send a note to school with your child. Please include the student's first and last name, homeroom teacher, time of pick up and the name of the person picking up your child. The person picking up your child must have photo ID on them. Notes should be sent with your child on the day of early pick up. Please refrain from using sticky notes.

Note to School pads can be requested or picked up in the office. Thank you.

Parking Lot Safety Reminder

Please adhere to the following guidelines to ensure parking lot safety and proper traffic flow. When dropping off or picking up students:

►Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in a drive lane.

►If you need to leave your vehicle to walk your child to or from the school, please park in a designated parking space.

Let’s place ‘safety first’ for our students and families. Thank you for complying with these procedures.

Security and Sign in Procedures

In order to enter the school, all visitors and volunteers are required to buzz the office by pushing the silver button located to the left of the visitor door. Once you are buzzed into the building, please report to the office to sign in and pick up a visitor or volunteer badge. You must bring a driver's license with you in order to receive a badge.

Deliveries of any kind (forgotten homework, birthday treats, lunches, etc.) are to be made directly to the office only, not to the classroom.

When entering the building PLEASE DO NOT hold the door for other visitors/volunteers. They must buzz in and state their purpose for entering the building. Thank you for your cooperation.


Please be sure to get your three clearances if you plan to volunteer in our school. Volunteer information can be found on our district website. If you previously submitted your clearances, please be sure they are up-to-date. Contact the office if you have any questions.

Week in Review Attachments

NHUF News weekly newsletters along with other attachments can be found on our NHUF Website. To access, go to the district website, www.boyertownasd.org, go to Select a School, choose New Hanover Elementary, choose Students/Parents, then Week in Review Attachments.

From the Nurse's Desk

Below you will find information regarding health room procedures. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the health room nurses at 610-473-1770.

Physical & Dental Forms: All state mandated Kindergarten and 3rd grade private dental forms and all Kindergarten private physical exam forms are due now. If you have an upcoming appointment, please notify the health room of the appointment and we will make note of the date in your child’s record.

Mandated Health Screenings: All current state mandates are still in effect. Students in grades K-5 will have their annual health screenings from now through December. If your child does not pass a screening, a referral letter will be sent home for you to follow up with a private physician. For more information please review the Mandated Health Screenings page on the BASD website.

Medication Information: If your child requires prescription or over-the-counter medication while at school, a medication authorization form must be completed by your physician. Once completed, please submit the paperwork, then contact the health room to schedule an appointment to drop off your child’s medication. Prescription medications must be in an original pharmacy labeled container. Over-the-counter medication must be in original packaging. Please refer to the BASD website for more information.

Returning Paperwork: Please return any health room forms (Physical, Dental, Medication) via email if possible. You can scan and email the original document or email a photograph from your phone to either ewismer@boyertownasd.org or ekovach@boyertownasd.org

When to keep your child home:

As stated in the BASD student handbook, if your child exhibits any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you keep your child home from school and consult with the child’s primary health care provider:

1. A cough interfering with your child’s sleep or ability to participate in school activities

2. A cough that is productive and has phlegm or is associated with fever or trouble breathing.

3. Fever: A temperature equal to or greater than 100 degrees without the use of a fever reducing medication. Please note that the student’s temperature should remain normal without the use of fever reducing medication for 24 hours prior to the return to school.

4. Nausea, Vomiting or diarrhea

5. Unusual skin eruptions, hives or rash.

6. Redness or drainage from the eyes.

Please refer to the BASD student handbook for more information.

COVID-19 Information: If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please fill out the COVID-19 attendance form found on the BASD website in the attendance folder. Students will need to isolate at home for 5 full days. If your child is symptomatic, the first day of symptoms is considered day 0. If your child is not symptomatic, the test date is considered day 0. Students may return on day 6 but must remain masked at school through the end of day 10.

*We recommend keeping a change of clothing in your child’s backpack, regardless of their age, as clothing can become soiled due to a bathroom accident, fall outside in the mud, or because of spilling food/drink.*

From the PTCA

Happening Now!!

**ABC Fundraising Discount Cards are now available for purchase on our website! Cards are $20 each. Enjoy discounts at 21 local merchants, such as Docs Irish Pub, Corropolese, AR Workshop and many more! Order online here.

**Holiday Special - purchase 2 Discount cards for $35! Even more discounts. Order here for the Holiday Special.

**Discount cards will be available for purchase in the main office during conferences! Stop by Mrs. Ziegler's desk to purchase - cash or check (NHUF PTCA).**

**NHUF's online Lil' Shoppers Holiday Shoppe OPEN NOW through Wednesday, November 23rd. All gifts ship directly to your home for easy holiday shopping. Gifts for moms, dads, siblings, pets, grandparents and much more! Visit our online store.

**Who's Crafty?! We have teamed up with AR Workshop to bring you a exciting night out! Come enjoy a night of DIY crafts, laughter and fun while supporting our school! The AR Workshop fundraiser for NHUF will be held on Tuesday, December 6th from 6pm-9pm. Register today to secure your seat.

**Link to upload photos for the yearbook coming soon!

**Keep up to date with notifications about activities by verifying or registering your contact information on the NHUF PTCA website. And while you’re there, please sign up to volunteer! Your help and support are vital to making these events a success…and boy do we appreciate it!

**Mabel's Labels - A company that creates personalized, washable name labels that you can use on clothing and school items, to help you and your child keep track of their belongings for school (and sports, camp, daycare for younger children, etc.) For every purchase made, NHUF PTCA will receive 20%! Order your labels here Enter New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School Your order will be shipped directly to your home! It’s that simple!

Important dates:

11/14/2022 - 11/23/2022 - Online Holiday Shoppe

11/18/2022 - Pellman Pies and Cakes pick up at school 5:30pm - 7:30pm

12/6/2022 6pm-9pm - AR Workshop