December 2019

Dr. Swenson's Class dressed for Halloween !

Dr. Swenson's class celebrating Halloween. Their parents went above and beyond!

Turkey Artwork by our First Graders

These turkeys were feeling grateful for the hard work our 1st graders put in disguising them. Luckily they were spared from becoming Thanksgiving dinner! Gobble! Gobble!

Turkey bowling

Turkey bowling was a" Striking Success". Thank you to all our "bowlers" for supporting SWPBIS.

Thank you to Brooke Delgado and Ellen (Gaga) Berman for your assistance.

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 School Year will open on December 2nd. Please register online and make sure to enter 2020-2021 as the school year.



  • To be eligible for Kindergarten, children must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1st.
  • To be eligible for First Grade, children must be six (6) years of age on or before September 1st.

All registrations are by appointment only. No walk-in registrations are accepted.

  • Prior to an appointment being scheduled you must register online and complete an online application.
  • After your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

All registration appointments are conducted at the Pupil Services Office located at:

Maple Point Middle School
2250 Langhorne-Yardley Road
Langhorne, PA 19047

You may email any questions to or contact the Central Registration Office at 215-809-6547.


The National Theatre for Children presented A PECO conservation Caper play for our students. The children enjoyed the show and learned how to be energy wise! Thank you to our Home and School for arranging this presentation.

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Word of the month: Giving

Please consider giving new hats and gloves to our students at Ferderbar. When you make a donation, the clothing item will hang on our giving tree. Please see our attached Holiday Food Drive flyer. If you are interested in donating, please donate towards the grade level your child is in. The staff and students of Ferderbar Elementary truly appreciate your kindness and generosity. If you have any questions about the giving tree and/or the food drive, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 215-809-6370.

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Home and School Corner

The Home and School Association is always looking for parents to join in. There are monthly meetings the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Ferderbar Library. All are welcome to attend. Just a reminder that a meeting is not scheduled for the month of December. Enjoy the holiday!

Annual Movie Trip

Our Annual Movie Trip is scheduled for Thursday, December 19, 2019. The children were sent home with permission slips and the cost of the movie. Please return the signed permission slip and the cost of the movie by Monday December 9th. Please pack a lunch for 3rd and 1st grades unless you let our Ferderbar Café Team know that your child was buying lunch in advance.

Title 1 News

Title I News

Learning isn't just for kids! On November 12th, parents from Ferderbar and Tawanka gathered together at Tawanka’s library for a Reading Horizons Home-Strategies Workshop. Parents learned some of the strategies we use at school to improve children’s spelling and decoding ability. They were introduced to the why’s and how’s of the Reading Horizons approach with fun and engaging activities. Anyone interested in learning more about Reading Horizons can contact Pam Haggerty or Jennifer Pinson, Title I Literacy Specialists.

Thank you for a great turn-out at Barnes & Noble night! Students had fun listening to teachers read, completing a scavenger hunt, sipping frappuccinos in school colors, and browsing for books, of course! We appreciate your support for Ferderbar’s literacy program!

Your input is essential for our Title I program’s success. Please take a moment to fill out a Title I survey below:

If you are interested in learning about the District’s Title I policies, please see the handbook below:

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Top winner for our Fall Fundraiser

Mrs. Osborn's class was the top class in the Fall Fundraiser. We earned a 5 lb chocolate bar.

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3rd Grade

December 2019

3rd Grade

In Social Studies, the students are studying the physical features, climate, and natural resources found in a region. They researched the physical features, climate, and natural resources of Pennsylvania using their chromebooks by visiting World Book Kids and then created either a brochure or google slideshow to display their information.

Students will be completing a new STEM activity from a program called DefinedSTEM. It connects to what they have been learning in Science over the last few months. The activity is called Adaptations: Nature Center Educator. Students will demonstrate the pattern of how animal structures/behaviors relate to their survival, as well as how people adapt to their environments. In this task, the students will work in small teams to learn and review animal adaptations so that they can teach others. They will be taking on the role of an educator at a nature center by creating a matching game, flyers, a multimedia presentation, or create Nature Center signs.

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Adapted Physical Education Class

Mr. Kelly recently began an adapted physical education class with the students in Dr. Swenson's class. The class is designed to modify the curriculum and equipment to meet the needs of the students. Fourth graders from Ms. Mednick's class have done a wonderful job assisting Mr. Kelly to help make the class a success. The class was recently highlighted by the district in the video below!