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June 2017


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EC - Grade 8


Pig to Pie Part 2: The Pie

"Pig to Pie" middle school student members reached their goal of making a fresh custard with a homemade crust using the lard they pressed back in March!


Books needed!

The EC-8 campus is collecting gently used books for its Spring 2018 Book Fair.  Books for age 3-15 can be dropped off at the EC-8 campus during school/office hours.  No board books please.


Summer Camps

There’s still time to register for Dock Summer Camp on our EC – 8 campus! We have our much loved Hop on the Magic School Bus, Under the Big Top!, Precious Fibers and Rockin’ Recreation returning again this year and many more! Some new camps are: Culinary Creations, STEM/STEAM, Coding, Confection Connections, Coed Volleyball and Coed Basketball. Some camps are almost full – don’t delay!


Under the Big Top!
Zoology: What's That?
Confection Connections
Science Adventures
Rockin' Recreation
Skipping Through the Seasons
Terrific Textiles
State Fair Days
Girls Beginner Lacrosse
Let's Go Camping!
Exploration with STEM/STEAM
Hop on the Magic School Bus
Coding Camp I & II
Culinary Creations 


Learning about colonial times

After studying American History from the Age of Exploration through to Colonial Time, 5th grade students had their annual Colonial Day. Students dressed in colonial attire, shared reports about colonial trades, created a Colonial Mall of Shoppes, and participated in colonial games and crafts. This year’s crafts included an embroidered friendship pillow, tin punch candle holder, silhouettes and a button and cup toy.


Principal for a Day

3rd grade student Amy Muhlfeld was the recent auction winner of "Principal for the Day"! Amy enjoyed shadowing Principal Bronwyn Histand and getting a glimpse into the daily life of a principal. When asked her thoughts at the end of the school day, Amy replied, This was the best day ever!" :)

Library Legends perform well at Reading Olympics

The EC to Grade 8 Campus recently hosted the Montgomery County Reading Olympics. Congratulations to our Reading Olympics Teams...the Library Legends team scored 75, which is the highest score ever for our school!

Kindergarteners celebrate a big wedding!

Kindergarten celebrated the wedding of Q & U recently! Students dressed as queens, quarterbacks, quarters, quilts, question marks, etc. In addition to the wedding ceremony, they enjoyed playing games, reading books, eating wedding cake, and lots more!

Scenes from the EC to Grade 8 Spring Concert

Inter-generational Art Show

The Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville since again hosted our Inter-generational Art Show in early May. A number of students displayed their artwork alongside pieces created by their relatives, and the Select Strings provided wonderful musical accompaniment. Pictured below are 6th grader Anthony Bernardo with his great-aunt, artist Mary-Lynne Moffatt; 6th grader Savannah Landis with her grandmother, photographer Carolyn Derstine; and 6th grader Zach Frederick and his grandmother, Emma Frederick. Emma painted her scene specially for the Intergenerational Art Show, and she chose to depict a site at Eastern Mennonite University. Thanks to all the artists who participated!


EC to Grade 8 Campus has big fun on Field Days

  • Mrs. Kehs' and Mrs. Miller's 3-year old students enjoyed "Fun in the Sun" activities today on the EC playground! Outdoor activities included: Squirting the building with squirt bottles to build fine motor strength; the Sponge ball game – carrying sponge balls, running and squeezing out the water into another bucket to build fine motor strength, motor planning, & gross motor skills; the Bean bag toss – working cooperatively throwing and catching a bean bag with a friend; an Obstacle course using walking/running/jumping skills; and a cooperative ball game where two friends squish a playground ball between them and work together as they move across the playground and back.


  • 1st & 2nd grade students participated in “Color Me Fun” Field day. Despite somewhat muddy conditions, the students had a great time competing in the sack race, tennis ball throw, frisbee throw, marble pick-up, baton race, 50 yard sprint, underhand toss, and pass the water relay with their classmates. Thanks to the parent volunteers and teachers who made this day possible and to Mrs. Cheryl Ryder for these photos!

  • 3rd-5th grade students had a fabulous Friday Field Day complete with events like Running, Soccer, Capture the Flag, Frisbee Throw, Pitching, and Standing Broad Jump. Lots of FUN and just perfect weather conditions!


  • Teams red, white and blue had a great Middle School Field Day participating in fun events like foul shooting, long jump, seed spitting, 100 meter dash, dizzy lizzy, sponge relay, balloon toss, 3-legged race, wheelbarrow, and of course, tug-o-war!