NHUF Week in Review

May 5, 2023

Upcoming Events

May 8 - MSE Orientation for Grade 5 students - 8:55 AM

May 9 - Committee of the Whole Board Meeting - BES - 7:00 PM

May 14 - Mother's Day

May 16 - NHUF Spring Choral Concert

May 30 - June 2 - 12:25 PM Early Dismissal Days

June 2 - Last day of School

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.

May 8 - Day 6

May 9 - Day 1

May 10 - Day 2

May 11 - Day 3

May 12 - Day 4

May 15 - Day 5

May 16 - Day 6

May 17 - Day 1

May 18 - Day 2

May 19 - Day 3

NHUF Information

To all 4th and 5th grade Chorus Families:

Our Spring Chorus Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th at Middle School West. It will start at 7:00 PM. Please reserve this date on your calendar. The students are very excited to perform for you again. More details will be sent home as we get closer to the date.

Mrs. Gallagher

Music Teacher

Water Bottles

Please be sure your child brings a water bottle to school every day. The weather is getting warmer and students need to keep hydrated. Thank you.

2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year was opened on Friday, January 6, 2023. We cannot wait to meet our newest cubs!



Our Lost and Found items are accumulating! Please have your child check the Lost and Found if they are missing an item. We currently have over 66 sweatshirts and jackets. The Lost and Found is located outside of the cafeteria.


If you are planning to move out of our school attendance area for the next school year, please notify the school office at this time. This information will be most important as we make preparations for next school year.

Also, if you or anyone you know are planning to enroll a new student in any grade for the 2023-2024 school year, please notify the school office at this time.

Bus Deviations for 2023-2024

Please remember that if you wish to request permission for your child to ride a bus or use a bus stop other than the one assigned based on your residence, the school office will need your completed bus deviation form by July 1, 2023. These requests are approved on a space available basis and require four days before becoming effective. If you wait until the start of the 2023-2024 school year to request a bus deviation, there will be delays and possible denial due to the unavailability of space on the bus requested. Also, please remember that the district policy regarding bus deviations does not permit more than one pick up or drop off location. Bus deviations must be requested each year.

Early Dismissal Days - 12:25 PM

May 30, 31

June 1, 2

Daily Parent Pick Up Reminder

Please be sure to submit your parent pick up notification before 2:30 PM on the day of parent pick up. If you submit it after 2:30 PM, you MUST contact the office to notify your child of dismissal change. Thank you for your cooperation.

From the Nurse's Desk - April News

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.

Pennsylvania Mandates

Attention 2nd grade parents: The State of Pennsylvania REQUIRES each child to have a dental examination for 3rd grade. If your child is currently in 2nd grade, your dental examination forms are due by the start of the 2023-2024 school year. An examination is considered acceptable if it was completed on September 1, 2022, or later. Please return the completed dental examination forms by emailing to ekovach@boyertownasd.org or by faxing it to 610-754-8349. Blank dental forms can be obtained from the BASD website. From the BASD homepage, click on Health Services then scroll down and choose Family Dental Form.


Spring is here and that means allergy season is here. If your child needs to take medication while at school to help with his/her allergies, refer to the BASD medication policy. All prescribed and over-the-counter medications require a completed medication authorization form which includes written authorization from a physician, as well as written permission from a parent/guardian. Once all paperwork is completed and sent to the health room, please call 610-473-1770 to schedule an appointment to drop off the medication. Please note, medication must be brought to school in the original container. Medication authorization forms can be obtained from the BASD website. From the BASD homepage, click on Health Services. Then scroll down and choose Medication Authorization Form.

Change of Clothing

Please keep a change of clothing in your child’s backpack. Clothing can become soiled due to a bathroom accident, fall outside in the mud, or because of spilling food/drink. The health room may not have appropriately sized clothing, so if your child does have an accident of any sort, a parent will be called to bring clothing in for the child.

From the PTCA

PTCA Happening Now/Upcoming:

**Attention 5th grade parents!!

We are EXCITED to invite all graduating 5th Grade Students to a FUN night together at RINGING ROCKS ROLLER SKATING RINK!!

“Roll Out of Elementary School” and gather with classmates prior to your next BIG adventure at Boyertown East!

This will be a free event for all 5th grade students on MAY 24th at 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Students will be provided roller skates for free to use OR they may bring their own roller skates/roller blades.

This is NOT a "Drop and Go" event. A parent/guardian will be required to stay on the property of Ringing Rocks for the duration of the event while their student is participating.

Due to building capacity, not all parents/guardians will be allowed within the building for the entire duration of the event.

Although this will be a free event for the students – one parent for each child MUST sign up to volunteer your time watching over the students for 1 hour of the event within the building. Our hope is to also have each parent be able to enjoy seeing NHUF graduating students celebrate their GRADUATION with classmates!

Please sign up for only 1 time slot. If slots are still open the week of the event you may sign up for a second slot.

**Board Elections!

We are looking for nominations for the Officers of the Executive Board. Nominations can be self-nominations or nominations of another member of the NHUF PTCA General Membership. A member may not accept nomination for more than one office simultaneously and can withdraw their nomination at any time. Nomination periods may be reopened in the event there is no one to fill a particular position.

Nominations should be sent to Trista Smith via email Trista_smith@hotmail.com by Friday, May 12th. Please include the nominee’s name, position for nomination, and a short bio.

The official list of nominees and their bios will be posted on our website, Facebook page, and emailed out on Monday, May 15th along with the voting link, and votes will be accepted until noon on Thursday, May 18th.

The new Executive Board will be announced at the PTCA General meeting on Monday, May 22nd at 6:30pm.

Thank you for your time and attention, and good luck to all nominees! We have a ton of fun and love to help our school community and provide our students at NHUF with the best school activities. We could not hold the events without our Board members and parent volunteers.

Vice President:

-Assume the responsibilities of the President in his/her absence.

-Be responsible for notifying members of meetings (dates, times, location topics).

-Approve invoices and pay bills in the absence of the Treasurer and the President.

Vice President of Ways and Means:

-Coordinate fundraisers

-Process fundraiser documentation required by the school district which includes providing a copy to the President after seeking the approval via signature from the Principal of NHUF Elementary School.

-Responsible for fundraising communications, researches new fundraising opportunities, works with school principal to approve school fundraising efforts.


-Keep accurate minutes of all Executive Board and General Membership meetings.

-Create monthly NHUF PTCA newsletters use the PTCA Dashboard and send to Administrative Assistant at NHUF for approval.

-Be responsible for maintaining historical records of all meeting minutes in all formats.

-Be responsible for the sign-in sheets at General Membership meetings as well as any other documents from meetings that would be considered document of record for historical purposes.

-Be responsible for distributing Executive Board meeting minutes to the Executive Board.

Member at Large "Crew Coordinator":

-Be the representative for the entire PTCA membership body, not just the board

-Be the board liaison over-seeing committee chairs

-Provide updates of each committee at board meetings

-Recruit/solicit for PTCA members

-Coordinate the NHUF PTCA Kona Social.

-Be responsible for yearly membership drive activities and goals.

-Keep and maintain a list of committees and their designated chairpersons.

-Use of NHUF PTCA Dashboard for reports and communications.

**Current Fundraising:

**ABC Fundraising Discount Cards are available for purchase on our website! Cards are $15 each. FANTASTIC DISCOUNTS at 21 local merchants, such as Docs Irish Pub, Corropolese, AR Workshop and many more! Order online.

**Wawa Shorti Vouchers are on sale for $5 and can be purchased online. They make great gifts or just something to make your activity filled Spring dinners easier! Order online.

**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!