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Colonial Man at HBE Colonial Man at HBE

November 6, 2014  - HBE 4th graders learned about colonial life when Sam Ladley visited the school.  He brought various period artifacts and showed students how to hand-dip candles.  For more, click HERE>

Mrs. Rapp, teacher, author from HBE Mrs. Rapp, teacher, award winning author

November 6, 2014  - HBE's own Mrs. Rapp has written a book, The Adventures of Carly Sage.  The book was named a finalist in the juvenile fiction category of the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. HERE>

Cards for Heroes Cards for Heroes

November, 2014  - HBE's kindergarten class are getting into the Holiday spirit.  Student's in Ms. Haight's class participated in the "Cards for Heroes" program - sponsored by the Red Cross.  For more, click HERE>

Pumpkin Lesson at HBE Pumpkins part of the lesson plans at HBE

November 2014  - HBE students used pumpkins as part of a common core lesson plan.  Students measured themselves using the orange orbs as measuring incriments.  Click for more DETAILS>

HBE Stuff the Bus CampaignStuff the Bus Campaign November

November 6, 2014  - HBE will be holding a "Stuff the Bus" event to collect non-pershable food items to benefit the Backpack Snack Attack Program.  Cick here for DETAILS>

Students Learn about Halloween Safety

October 28, 2014  - Students learned about Halloween and basic pedestrian safety today, thanks to Deerpark Police Officer Frank McGrath and Port Jervis Police Department Youth Officer Detective Stanley Buczek.  DETAILS>

Pumpkins at HBELions and Pumpkins at HBE

October 28, 2014  - The Deerpark Lions Club donated and delivered pumpkins to HBE.  Students from Mrs. Plate and Sickler's classes then painted the pumpkins.  Click for more DETAILS>

Book Fair at HBEBooks flying off the shelf at Fair

October 27, 2014  - The HBE PTA held a Book Fair the week of October 20-24th.  Students were able to purchase their favorite titles all week.  CLICK FOR DETAILS.

HBE Stands Up to BullyingHBE to Unite Against Bullying

October 22, 2014  - UNITY DAY events were held Wednesday to support Anti-Bullying Awareness Month.  Pictures and story here.  Click for:  MORE>

Fire Prevention Week at HBEStudents enjoy meeting Firefighters

October 13 - 17, 2014  - Students at HBE were in for a treat during Fire Prevention Week.  Members of Cuddebackville and Westbrookville Fire Departments visited the school to educate the kids about fire safety.  MORE>

Colin Holmes - Teaches students about our environment4th Graders learn about the environment

October 14, 2014  - Colin Holmes, a student at SUNY Cobleskill visited HBE to teach students about the environment and conservation.  MORE>

HBE participates in World Day of Bullying PreventionWorld Day of Bullying Prevention

By wearing blue to create a "Sea of Blue", H.B.E. students joined others from around the country on World Day of Bullying Prevention to show solidarity against bullying and cyberbullying MORE>

Family Fun Nights at HBEFamily Fun Night at HBE

October 1, 2014  - Family fun night scheduled for October 17th.  Join us for the 1st Family Fun Night at HBE.  On October 17th we will be hosting a movie night for the whole family  Bring blankets and come enjoy.   MORE>

Bag of Books at HBEBag of Books at HBE

September 30, 2014 - The HBE Bag of Books is in full swing!  We invite parents to come to the HBE Library with your child every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. to sign out books.  This is a great way to bond with your child and help them with their reading skills. MORE>

HBE ScarecrowsScarecrows and Students in the halls of HBE

September 23, 2014 - Damien Jasehmbowski-Hunter and Destiny Spangenberg pose with H.B.E.'s very own scarecrows! "Mr. Snack Pack Jack" is from the H.B.E.'s Back-Pack Snack Attack Program and "Mr. Hamilton Habits" was created by the H.B.E. Character Education Committee celebrating the 7 Habits that our school follows every day! MORE>


Open HouseJoin Us for Open House

Please join us for open house to meet the faculty and staff of your child's school. Grades 1-3 will be held September 17th. Grades 4-6 will be held September 18th. Both nights begin at 7pm. MORE>

Students with Backpacks Backpack Snack Attack

Shop-Rite will be doing their part to help fight hunger through the ShopRite Partners in Caring program.  ShopRite will also be partnering again this year to help Hamilton Bicentennial School with our Back Pack Snack Attack Program.  MORE >

Supplies 2014-2015 HBE Supply List (Updated)

The Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School supply list is now available online. SUPPLY LIST>


K Orientation Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Orientation for all incoming HBE kindergarten students and families will take place Tuesday, August 26 at 6:00 PM at HBE. Connect to our school calendar for more events and updates. GOOGLE CALENDAR>



Sojourner Truth Award Winners Sojourner Truth Award Winners  

Congratulations to the 10 HBE sixth graders who were honored for their educational achievements at the 2014 Sojourner Truth Awards Program. MORE>

HBE Odyssey of the Mind Team HBE Odyssey team places at regionals   

All four of the Port Jervis Odyssey of the Mind teams placed March 1at the 2014 regional tournament at Orange-Ulster BOCES in Goshen.  MORE>

Chinese New Year Chinese New Year Celebration  

The second grade ended its Common Core unit on early Asian civilizations with a festive Chinese New Year celebration. The fun event brought Chinese culture and traditions to life.  PHOTO GALLERY >

Honor RollSecond Marking Period Honor Roll  

Congratulations to the HBE students in grades 4, 5, & 6 who qualified for the Second Marking Period Honor Roll! 

HBE Chili WednesdayChili Wednesday helps take away the winter chills!   

A special treat helped Claire Dillon's fourth grade class stay warm on one of the coldest days of the year.   MORE>

HBE Holiday Happenings!HBE Holiday Happenings!   

Holiday projects, celebrations & were held throughout our school during the month of December.   MORE>

HBE Polar ExpressFirst grade rides the Polar Express   

Dressed in their favorite PJ's, HBE first graders enjoyed a wild ride on the Polar Express!    MORE>

Fourth graders donate to Backpack Snack Attack ProgramThe season of giving    

Instead of exchanging gifts, HBE third graders and a fourth grade class made donations to the HBE Backpack Snack Attack program & local Humane Society.   MORE>

Kindergarten ThanksgivingThanksgiving Celebration!   

Kindergarten classes celebrated Thanksgiving as part of their culminating activity for the Common Core Read Aloud Anthology on Plants.  MORE>

Mail for Heroes Kindergarten classes make holiday cards for soldiers

 HBE Kindergarten classes are partnering with the Red Cross to brighten the holidays for military service members.   MORE >

Red Ribbon Week Fun Red Ribbon Week

HBE students and staff took a stand against drugs by participating in fun, themed activities during national Red Ribbon Week.  PHOTO GALLERY >

HBE first graders carve pumpkins. First Grade Pumpkin Week

All HBE first graders had fun studying pumpkins. The highlight of the week was when they got to carve the pumpkins!  MORE >

HBE Halloween Parade  Halloween Fun

From festive classroom parties to our annual school parade, everyone at HBE had fun celebrating Halloween! 

Students with Backpacks Backpack Snack Attack

HBE is launching Backpack Snack Attack! Donations from our November Food Drive, and support from local groups, will enable us to send free weekend meals home with our students.  MORE >

Cuddebackville Fire Chief presents smoke alarms to kindergarteners. HBE Safety Day

Cuddebackville Fire Department visited our school to share fire safety tips & give each kindergarten student a free smoke detector.   MORE >

HBE students participate in Jammin' MinuteJAMmin' to set a world record

Everyone at HBE was JAMmin' on Sept. 26. Students and staff took a one minute fitness break to help set the JAM World Record on Sept. 26. 

HBE Family Reading NightJoin us Wednesdays for Family Reading Night!

Parents are invited to visit the HBE Library with their child every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. to sign out a bag of books. Share the love of reading!  MORE >

An apple a day at HBEAn apple a day

First graders participated in a week full of fun learning activities, using the different types of apples. Activities ranged from graphing to making homemade applesauce  MORE >