NHW Cub Connection

September 2019

Welcome Back

Our team is excited to begin the 2019-2020 school year. We consider YOU to be a very important member of our team and hope you will be an active member of your child's educational experience.

We encourage you to become an active member of our school's Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). The PTO works very hard to provide activities and enrichment opportunities for our students. Please check the "Calendar of Events" section for the date of the next PTO meeting.

This Cub Connection newsletter will be shared on a monthly basis. Please review it, as it contains important and useful information.

Again, we look forward to working with you as partners in education throughout the school year. By working together as a team, we are confident that every child will experience success!

Student Handbook

The Red Lion Area School District's Elementary Student Handbook is a helpful resource for all parents and students. Please be sure to read it in the beginning of the school year and highlight important details with your child.

The handbook can be found at www.rlasd.net. Click on the "Parents" tab > "Student Handbooks" > "Student Handbooks" > "2019-2020" > 2019-20 RL Elementary Student Handbook. Or click here.

Please be sure to verify that you have read the handbook by signing the sign-off paper that was sent home. Return the signed slip to your child's homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

Every Student Succeeds Act

We, at The Red Lion Area School District, are very proud of our teachers and feel they are ready for the coming school year and are prepared to give your child a high-quality education. As a Title 1 school, we must meet federal regulations related to teacher qualifications as defined in ESSA. These regulations allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials. We are happy to provide this information to you. At any time, you may ask:

•Whether the teacher met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teaching,

•Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived, and

•What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration.

You may also ask whether your child receives help from a paraprofessional. If your child receives this assistance, we can provide you with information about the paraprofessional’s qualifications.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which was signed into law in December 2015 and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1956 (ESEA) includes additional right to know requests. At any time, parents and family members can request:

•Information on policies regarding student participation in assessments and procedures for opting out, and

•Information on required assessments that include:

•subject matter tested,

•purpose of the test,

•source of the requirement (if applicable),

•amount of time it takes students to complete the test, and

•time and format of disseminating results.

Our staff is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he/she needs to succeed in school and beyond. That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals meet applicable Pennsylvania state requirements. If you have any questions about your child’s assignment to a teacher or paraprofessional, please contact the building principal.

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Meet Our 2019-2020 Staff

OFFICE: Mrs. Abby K Gold, Principal

Ms. Marcules, Building Secretary

Mrs. Maddox, Intervention Specialist

Mrs. Behrmann, RN School Nurse and Mrs. Raffensberger, LPN, Nursing Assistant


Kindergarten - Mrs. Slessinger

First - Mrs. Hamel and Mrs. Barry

Second - Mrs. Steuernagle and Miss Palmer

Third - Mrs. Hake and Dr. DeHoff

Fourth - Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Irving

Fifth - Mrs. Schaefer and Mrs. Dawson

Sixth - Mrs. Ilgenfritz and Mr. Beaverson

Learning Support - Miss Vitz and Mrs. Nielsen


School Counselor - Ms. Salerno

Music - Mr. Rosenkrans and Mrs. Clubb

Psychologist - Mrs. Persing

Instrumental & Strings - Mr. Kriebel and Ms. Groome

Art - Mrs. Guza

Gifted - Mrs. Brooks

Reading - Mrs. Moore

Physical Education / Health - Mr. Dennish

Speech - Mrs. Miller

Occupational Therapy - Mrs. Zemba

Dental - Mrs. Hunger-Sanders

Physical Therapy - Mrs. Wagner


Math Remediation Intermediate - Mrs. Waldrup

Math Remediation Primary - Mrs. Bankert

Learning Support Primary - Mrs. Heyl

Learning Support Intermediate - Mrs. Clay

Building Assistant/ Library Assistant/ Cafe Duty - Mrs. Hoens

Reading Assistant / Office Support During Lunch Hour (11:30-12:30) - Mrs. Sprenkle


Head Custodian - Mr. Kilgore

Night Custodian - Ms. Homesley


Kitchen Manager - Mrs. Schmuck

Kitchen Assistants - Mrs. Simmons, Ms. Mann, and Mrs. Haines

You can find contact information for staff members on the NHW Webpage. Go to RLASD.NET, locate the NHW tab. Click ABOUT NHW, and find STAFF DIRECTORY.

Calendar of Events

Please visit www.rlasd.net and click on ‘Select a Campus’. Locate your school and view ‘Calendar’ on the home page for a complete calendar of events from August through June as they become available.


9/2 - Labor Day Holiday – No school - Office is Closed

9/5 - Favorite t-shirt / Vacation t-shirt Day

9/10 - September Birthday Lunch

9/11 - PTO Meeting 6pm in Library

9/11 - Elementary Instrumental Enrollment @ SH 6pm

9/12 - Fall Picture Day

9/17 - Constitution Day

9/22 - Spirit Wear Online Sales End Today

10/1 - PTO Book Fair Begins (more information to come)

10/1 - Grade 4 Environment Field Trip to Sr. High School

10/2 - PTO Book Fair (more information to come)

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