May 13, 2016


It is hard to believe that the school year is almost over! Thank you for your part in making this a PAWsome experience for your child.

Staffing changes for 2016-2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the retirement of Mrs. Judy Ryan, our art teacher. Mrs. Ryan has been at Hershey for 6 years and with the TSC for 38 years. Judy is looking forward to spending more time with her children and grandchild during the upcoming years.

We are also saying goodbye to Mrs. Cindy Yeater, fourth grade teacher. Mrs. Yeater and her husband will be moving closer to family in the beautiful state of Tennessee. While we realize this is a wonderful opportunity for her family, we are greatly saddened by her departure.

Kathy Bassett, our speech teacher, recently announced her retirement. Kathy has been a Speech Therapist for the past 29 years, and has done amazing things with her students during this time. Those of you who have had the pleasure of working with her know her love for students was apparent in all that she did.

Jessica Cummings, our media and tech aide, is also relocating. Jessica has been with us for the past four years and has been a tremendous asset to our faculty and students. She, too, will be greatly missed!

We wish these ladies all the best as they enter this new phase in their lives.

I do have some good news to share! Mrs. Sarah Ferguson is returning to Hershey as our new fourth grade teacher! Mrs. Ferguson previously taught fifth grade for us; however, her family moved to the Indianapolis area where she taught fourth grade this past year. To our great fortune, she and her family have returned to the community and we are thrilled that we are able to bring her back to Hershey.

Mrs. Michelle Beimfohr will be replacing Jessica Cummings as our media/tech aide. Mrs. Beimfohr worked as a paraprofessional at Hershey this past year and she is excited to take on this new role.

We are currently interviewing candidates for the art teacher. If you know of anyone certified to teach art, please have them contact me as soon as possible!


Student Council: THANK YOU for the generous donations for Camp WACK! Hershey Elementary donated an estimated total of $700! That will really make an impact for Camp WACK participants. It is such a great feeling to be able to donate to such a wonderful program. If you are interested in finding out more about Camp WACK or if you want to volunteer, go to campwack.org and fill out the volunteer form. This year, Camp WACK is offered July 12,13 and 14. This is a perfect time to be in a lake.

Thank you: As we end the 2015-2016 academic year, I want to let you know how very proud I am of each one of our students. Mrs. Fields and I had the opportunity to eat lunch with every student this year! WOW! This was the highlight of our day! It was such a joy.

Have a wonderful and safe summer,

Mrs. Lehman


Tuesday, May 24, 5-7 pm


Saturday, June 4, 9-11am

TSC Administrative Offices, 21 Elston Rd, Lafayette, IN (765) 474-2481

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If your child has a medication (prescription or over-the-counter) in the school Health Office, please pick it up by the last day of school. If it is not picked up by then it will be disposed of. We are unable to send medications home with a student. We are also unable to keep medications over the summer for next school year. Medication will be released only to:

A. The student’s parent/guardian: or

B. An individual who is at least (18) years of age and designated in writing by the student’s parent/guardian to receive the medication.

If you have any questions please phone our health office.


Tippecanoe County Public Library Summer Reading Program information can be found via this link: http://www.tcpl.lib.in.us/kids/src

Barnes & Noble is offering a free book with their Summer Reading Triathlon. For more information click this link:



Thank you to all the Hershey parents who have volunteered their time chairing PTO committees and helping this school year with the PTO events. Also, thank you to Mrs. Fields, Mrs. Nixon, Mrs. Spitznagle and Mrs. Leahy for all of their support and partnership with the PTO. The parent and faculty involvement at Hershey is what makes this school great!

The PTO does have two committee chairperson positions open for next school year: Young Authors Day and Holiday House. If you are interested in chairing/co-chairing please contact me. (tricia.tonagel-bender@hotmail.com)

We look forward to another spectacular school year in the fall. Your 2016/2017elected PTO officers are:

President - Tricia Tonagel-Bender

Vice President - Nikki Urbanski

Treasurer - Rosie Gonzalez

Secretary - Cindy Evans

Tricia Tonagel-Bender

Box Tops collection has been extended to Tuesday May 17. Please have your child drop off Box Tops in the collection bin outside of the office. We are trying to catch a large number of Box Tops that expire June 1st. Thank You!


Lemonade Day is a FREE, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business using a lemonade stand as well as fundamental lessons about life, success and themselves.

For more information please visit these websites:




Please notify our office if your child will not be returning to Hershey next year. If your child is in 5th grade and will not be moving on to East Tipp please let us know as well.


If you have a child who will be new to Hershey next year, contact our office. Please pass this information on to family and friends who don't receive this newsletter.


Coming Soon: Information for 2016-2017. This will include the 16-17 Supply List; Registration dates; Book Rental Fees, etc. Please be on the lookout for this important information to come home with your child in Grades K-4.


Lunch will be served outside as weather permits next week. Children may bring a towel or small blanket to sit on.


E-Flyers - Community information, programs, camps, etc is available from any TSC webpage by clicking the E-Flyer tab


WeTip School Safety Hotline 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-782-7463)



Monday, May 16 - Talent Show, 6:30pm

Tuesday, May 17 - Young Authors Day

Thursday, May 19 - Grade 5 Graduation, 1:45 pm, Hershey Cafeteria

(incorrectly listed as Thursday, 5/18 in previous newsletter)

Friday, May 20 - Field Day (wear or send sunscreen)

Friday, May 20 - Last Day of School

Tuesday, August 16 - First Day of School