Hershey Early Childhood Center A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment

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Early Childhood Center

450 Rear Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-2211   Fax: (717) 531-2351
 
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Regular School Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
AM Kindergarten: 8:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
PM Kindergarten: 12:45 3:35 p.m.
 
Tom Kramer, Assistant Principal
 
Opened in 2002, the Early Childhood Center (ECC) commences the educational process in Derry Township School District.  The 72,000 square foot facility serves students in kindergarten and first grade.
 
The ECC provides a safe environment that is conducive to the needs of young learners, many of whom are experiencing their first formal schooling. Utilizing developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and hands-on learning opportunities, the dynamic curriculum allows students the opportunity to gain knowledge through practical, meaningful experiences, thus stimulating an interest and excitement for learning. 
 
The building has a card access system and offers telephone, television and intranet access in each classroom.  Other amenities include a multi-media center, a cafeteria/multi-purpose room and  a full court gymnasium.
 
Annual events at the ECC include: Back to School Night, Book Fair, International Fair, Kindergarten and New Student Orientations, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Read Across America activities, Young  Learners Showcase and a reading incentive program.

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  • Information   Homework Free Weekend!Homework Free Weekend  
    Superintendent Joe McFarland has said “enough of the winter blahs!” and declared February 27 to March 1, 2015 a Homework Free Weekend. Teachers will not be giving any new assignments to be completed during this time.  It is the school district’s hope that families use this opportunity to spend quality time doing something relaxing together.

    One suggestion is to attend the high school’s annual musical. Tickets for ‘Crazy for You’ can be ordered on the district web site,” McFarland said. “No matter what your family chooses, I hope you enjoy our homework free weekend.”


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  •   Hershey High School SInformation Mini-THON:
    Hershey High School Mini-THON will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 through Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 6pm-6am in the HHS gym/cafeteria area.  A minimum $50 donation is required to attend, $60 minimum donation for entrance and a t-shirt and a minimum $100 donation for entrance, a t-shirt and 15-16 student all sports pass.  Checks should be made out to the HHS Four Diamonds Fund.  Students can create fundraising pages or direct donations can be made here.  If you are a DTSD approved chaperone available to chaperone the HHS mini-THON, please send your full name, preferred time slot (6-9pm, 9pm-12am, 12am-3am or 3am-6am), e-mail address and preferred t-shirt size to Elizabeth Blosky or Amy Licata.
     
    Upcoming Fundraisers:

    Mini-THON will be hosting a fundraiser at Aroogas on Tuesday, February 24th. Come out for great food with great friends, all while supporting The Four Diamonds Fund. 15% of your check will go to HHS Mini-THON. Remember, you MUST present your Mini-THON flyer with your check. FTK!


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  • info   Hershey Middle School Mini-THON
     On February 26 from 2:45-5:00 P.M., Hershey Middle School will hold its third annual MiniTHON to support The Four Diamonds Fund at The Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.  The fund provides emotional and financial support to children and families battling childhood cancer. "The mission of The Four Diamonds Fund is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research."
     
    In keeping with the district's COCOA Principles, middle school students  are involved in the education, awareness, and the invitation to sponsors to assist in this mission throughout the month of February.  Through our Advisory program, each student represents one of the four diamonds of courage, honesty, wisdom, and strength.  The diamonds together symbolize the commitment and unity to make a positive impact for this community service.

    If you would like to sponsor one of the teams for this event, the information is located on the following link: Click Here
     
    Upcoming fundraiser:
    Isaacs, Park Village Plaza, 597 E Main St, Hummelstown, PA 17036: February 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th from 5-9 pm. Present this form and 25% of the cost of your meal will go to Four Diamonds Fund. If ordering online, use coupon code FUND

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  • Info Hershey Middle School Yearbook Sale
    Reserve your copy now! Yearbooks are $11.00 each. Deadline for orders is February 27th.  Please use this voucher to reserve and/or pay for your yearbook.

     
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  • Bus Drivers WantedInfo Drivers Needed
    Derry Township School District has an immediate need for bus drivers. Interested individuals may contact Dave Yarian, Director of Transportation, by phone at 566-7422.

     

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  • info   Student Accident Insurance 2014-2015 School Year
      Derry Township School District does not carry medical insurance on students, but does provide parents with the opportunity to select a primary excess group insurance plan for students. To find out more info, Please <click here>

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  • info   SAT Winter Prep Classes Forming
      SAT Prep Workshop classes forming now. Classes begin February 11-12. Simulated testing is also available. All students are welcome. Please contact Mrs. Seaver or visit her website on school wires for more information or contact Mrs. Seaver at 717-979-1586.

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