NHUF Week in Review

February 3, 2023

Upcoming Events

February 8 - PTCA Basket Raffle Donation Deadline

February 14 - Valentine's Day

February 14 - Committee of the Whole Meeting - Education Center - 7:00 PM

February 17 - 12:25 PM Early Dismissal Day

February 20 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day

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.

Feb. 6 - Day 2

Feb. 7 - Day 3

Feb. 8 - Day 4

Feb. 9 - Day 5

Feb. 10 - Day 6

Feb. 13 - Day 1

Feb. 14 - Day 2

Feb. 15 - Day 3

Feb. 16 - Day 4

Feb. 17 - Day 5

NHUF Information



Wednesday, March 29th (A-L)

Thursday, March 30th (M-Z)

6:30 PM

NHUF All-Purpose Room

**Please attend where your child’s last name falls**


The 4th and 5th grade chorus members of NHUF will be singing the National Anthem at a Reading Royals game on Saturday, March 18th @ 7:00 pm. ALL NHUF family and friends are invited to attend.

If you have a student singing, please meet at the stadium in section 113 at 6:30. Mrs. Gallagher will be there waiting. The kids are to wear their chorus shirts, jeans, and sneakers. Please leave all outerwear with your parents and you can put it on after we sing.

If your child is singing the National Anthem, their ticket is FREE and called a “student” ticket. All other family members must purchase a regular price ticket. $5 from each ticket will go towards the music program at NHUF!

Here is the link to order.


Hope to see you all there.

Mrs. Gallagher

BASD Music Department Chicken Dinner

The BASD Chicken Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 12:30 to 5:30pm at Middle School West. This is a fundraiser event that supports the ENTIRE MUSIC DEPARTMENT of BASD.

Please join us for an afternoon of great music performed by our students! The NHUF Vocal Ensemble, Elementary Sr.Band, and Elementary Sr. Orchestra will be performing.

Chicken Dinners are on sale to either “eat in” or “take out”. To make sure you have a meal, the best thing to do is pre-order! Here is the link to do so.

https://www.boyertownmusic.com/chicken-dinner/ Order deadline is February 24th.

Dinner will be held in the Cafeteria while the MAIN GYM will be used as an Open House style performance hall. You can come and go as you please.

This amazing event can’t happen without your help! If you are able to donate 2 hours of your time, please follow the SignUpGenius link to select a time that works well for you.

Lastly, donations of applesauce cups, 12 oz. soda cans, bottled water or dessert can be brought to the Middle School West music suite, at the grey doors on Friday, March 3rd (3-5 p.m.) or Saturday, March 4th (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) or they can be given to your director at any time.


Mrs. Gallagher

Mrs. Cinquini

Mrs. Mumie


Parents/guardians are required to provide written notification (handwritten note, email, or electronic excuse blank) to the school for each day their child is not in attendance. Absences shall be treated as unlawful until the district receives a written excuse explaining the absence, to be submitted within three (3) days of the absence. The district will not change the attendance code for written notifications received after (3) three days.

For the 2022-2023 school year: If you are reporting a student absence due to a confirmed case of Covid-19, please complete this FORM in addition to providing a handwritten, electronic, or email note. You MUST complete an attendance excuse in addition to the Covid-19 form. BASD is required to report confirmed cases of Covid-19 to the PA Department of Health.

More details regarding attendance policies and procedures can be found on the BASD website under school board policies and in the student handbook.

Lost and Found

There are many items in our lost found such as coats, sweatshirts, hats, mittens with no names on these items. Please have your child check the lost and found if they are missing anything. The lost and found is located outside the cafeteria.

Please be sure to label your child's clothing so it can be returned to them if found. You may want to purchase Mabel's Labels through our NHUF PTCA. Check out the link below under the PTCA news. Thank you.


As cold weather is upon us please be sure your child(ren) have a coat, gloves, mittens, hat and scarves for recess. Recess is 20 minutes long. Please note when the wind chill is 19° Fahrenheit or above, students will go outside for recess.

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!


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.

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.

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 - February 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.

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. According to the American Dental Association, early childhood tooth decay has become the most chronic childhood disease. More than 40% of children have tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten and children who suffer from poor oral health are three times more likely to miss school due to dental pain. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits can help children to have a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Dental visits include an exam and thorough cleaning of the teeth, fluoride treatment, and instructions on how to brush and floss properly. Dental providers will also discuss important treatment options to help prevent decay, tooth loss and gingivitis.

How can parents help?

1.) Schedule routine dental visits every six months.

2.) Ensure your child is brushing their teeth for 2 minutes, flossing and using mouth wash twice per day.

3.) Replace your child’s toothbrush every 3-4 months.

4.) Choose healthy drinks/snacks. Fruit juice, sports drinks, fruit snacks and sticky candy all can threaten the health of your child’s teeth. Instead, give calcium-rich snacks like cheese or low-sugar yogurt.

5.) Water, water, water! Water helps to rinse away any sugar or food particles that can lead to cavities.

Physical & Dental Forms: All state mandated Kindergarten and 3rd grade private dental forms and all Kindergarten private physical exam forms are due now. Screenings performed by the district dentist and physician will be held at the end of February and beginning of March. If you would like your child screened, please contact the health room.

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 ewismer@boyertownasd.org or ekovach@boyertownasd.org.

* Change of clothing: Please keep a change of clothing in your child’s backpack, regardless of their age. 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

Happening Now!!

**Basket Raffle Information**

The IN-PERSON Basket Raffle will be held on Friday, March 3rd at Hope Community Church (2732 N. Charlotte Street, Gilbertsville PA 19525). Time will be announced later.

Our online Laffle through FaceBook will run the entire month of March! Join our Laffle group to not miss out!

Entry tickets will go on sale, Monday January 30th at 6pm. Tickets are $30/person, which include a sheet of raffle tickets and one grand prize ticket. *Extra raffle and grand prize tickets will be available during the event. Entry tickets can be purchased here.

Please visit our Basket Raffle page to access classroom basket donation sign-up links, information on donating a family basket and more.

**Each year we depend on classroom and family donations to help with our basket collection. Family basket donations earn the opportunity to win a $100 cash prize. If you are able to contribute please fill out this form with your theme, "Donated by" name, and a good email address we can use to contact you if you are the winner of the $100 cash! **You do not have to be present at the basket raffle to win the $100.

Does your family own a business? Do you live in a neighborhood or could you partner with another NHUF family to make a basket? Do you or your BFF have a direct sales biz and want to get your information out to the NHUF community? Put together a basket for our raffle to support our school and get your biz name out there!! We will shout out the business on our website, Facebook, and during our live drawing.

  • Basket donation average minimum value is $50.00
  • Prize baskets should be dropped off to the school by 2/3/23. If you need to make other arrangements contact Ashley Wittmer at ashleywittmer31@comcast.net.

**ABC Fundraising Discount Cards are available for purchase on our website! Cards are $20 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 winter dinners easier! Order online.

**Get your pictures in the yearbook!!


  1. Visit images.jostens.com
  2. Enter User ID: 0C4ZUHNQ9SgRDM4rLv-1Ing
  3. Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on "Select My Images". (Note: only high-resolution JPEG, TIFF and PNG files can be accepted.)
  4. Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case a member of the Yearbook Crew needs to get in touch.
  5. Check the box to agree to the terms.
  6. Click "Upload Chosen Images."

**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!

Ashley Wittmer

NHUF PTCA - President

Order your NHUF Yearbook Online Now!

Step 1: Visit http://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/

Step 2: Enter your school code 960637 then click "Go to your school account log in"

Step 3: Click on the link below your school name

Step 4: Register as a "new user"

Step 5: Buy a yearbook for $20.00 or a yearbook with personalization for $22.00

Order online through: 4/14/2023

If you have any questions about ordering your yearbook contact your school's yearbook advisor.