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1000 First Street
Freedom, PA 15042
ph. 724.266.2833
fax. 724.869.3490

Mrs. Aphrodite Galitsis, Principal

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Mommy & Me @ EE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Aphrodite Galitsis   
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 09:33

Economy Elementary is hosting a "Mommy and Me" Program for Moms and children ages six months through three. The program will meet twice a month from September until May. A certified teacher will provide pre-reading, math, art, music, dance, and play activities. Mother and child will be engaged in learning activities that will promote early learning skills for their youngster. Guest speakers will also be part of the program. The program is open to Ambridge Area School District residents. Proof of residency is required along with up-to-date immunizations for the children. There is a registration fee of $25.

Register now at Economy Elementary from 9:30 am until 2:30 PM. Please call 724-266-2833, Extension 6238 for additional information.

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Economy Elementary Story Walk PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shannon Burgoyne   
Monday, 28 April 2014 15:32

Economy Elementary held a Story Walk on April 24th, 2014.  This year's theme was "Pop Open a Good Book."  Nearly 150 students participated in the event!  Students were greeted with gift bags filled with water, snacks, a ruler, pencils, a book mark, a small toy, and coupons from local businesses.  Each family rotated through stations including 3 book readings, 4 interactive activities, and a carnival.  The ten teacher committee had incredible community support from the Beaver County Educational Trust, dozens of local businesses, the Ambridge Cheerleaders, the Economy PTO, and the Economy Student Council.  Every student received a brand new book at the end of this fantactic event!  What a night to remember!


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Grade 6 Spelling Bee PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kimberly Roppa   
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:50

State Street Elementary hosted the Ambridge Area School District 6th Grade Spelling Bee, February 21, 2014. Students from all three elementary buildings participated. The Economy representatives were: Ashli Anzio, Aracely Chase, Emily Gruca, Mason Kovach, and Emily Russo. Representatives from Highland were: Marek Gamble, Jack Pumphrey, and Braeden Young. Finally, State Street was represented by Dylan Castro and Alexandra Peters.

The children diligently worked at spelling the words asked of them. The third place winner was Dylan Castro of State Street. The runner-up was Braeden Young from Highland.  This year’s 2014 Ambridge Area School District Champion was Jack Pumphrey from Highland. Jack will advance to The Beaver County Spelling Bee in April. Congratulations,  Jack! Bring home a winner!!!!

Thank you to Dr. Cynthia Zurchin, Mrs. Megan Mealie, Mrs. Aphrodite Galitsis, Mr. Tom McKelvey, and Mr. Nick Tisak for attending and supporting our participants.




Autism Awareness Month T-shirt Sale PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jaclyn Smithhammer   
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 10:54
The Autistic Support classroom at Economy E.S. is selling shirts for Autism Awareness month in April. The shirts come in black with a rainbow of puzzle pieces on the butterfly. The back of the shirts will say, “Ambridge Area School District”. The shirts are $12.00. If you would like to order a shirt, please contact Mrs. Smithhammer at extension 6216. The last day to order and have money in by is, February 26th, 2014. Thank you for your support!
The shirts will be in by April so that we can wear them for Autism Awareness Month.
Science Club at Economy PDF Print E-mail
Written by CARRIE KEBER   
Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:23

For the first time at Economy Elementary an after school Science Club was created.  The students who signed up stayed after school and worked on a science fair project.  Each student went through the process of picking a topic all the way to writing a research paper.  They all worked very hard and came up with some great sciencfitic ideas. 

The following students were all members of the 2013-14 Economy Elementary Science Club:

Zachary Astorino, Hailey Barlett, Jordan DeWeese, Logan Erickson, Tyler Haymond, Amanda Hicks, Margie Jarsulic, Matthew Lesnick, Ashlyn Lively, Brooke Lively, Reese McCrann, Gretchen Oslick, Baylee Padgett, Breanna Thomas, Jacob Traupman, Noah Weedon. 

The following are the students that placed for the Physical Science Category

3rd place-Jordan DeWeese

2nd place-Ashlyn Lively

1st place-Noah Weedon

The following are the students that place for the LIfe Science Category

3rd place-Gretchen Oslick

2nd place-Matthew Lesnick

1st place- Margie Jarsulic

Congratulations to all the students for their hard work and dedication!


Solid Figure Frenzy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jessica Saxon   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 11:14

Third grade students in Mrs. Antoline’s class explored solid figures in an exciting and tasty way! Students had to build a cube, rectangular prism, and pyramid using a specified amount of toothpicks and marshmallows. Students were given the toothpicks, marshmallows, and the names of the three solid figures they must construct. Creativity and higher-order thinking really kicked in when challenged with creating the rectangular prism. Students had to problem-solve and create different sizes of toothpicks in order for their rectangular prism to differ from their cube. As the activity was in motion, the vocabulary and concept was reinforced. The marshmallows represented the vertices and were only allowed to be placed in the corners of each solid figure. The toothpicks symbolized the edges which helped to create the faces as well. Once each solid figure was created, students were then asked to analyze and record the amount of vertices, edges, and faces of each figure. I am pretty sure this skill will “stick” in their memories for life. So the next time you are roasting marshmallows over a toasty fire think about the solid figures you could be creating!


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Economy Events

Wed Oct 22 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Mommy & Me
Wed Oct 22 @03:30PM - 04:30PM
Homework Club
Thu Oct 23 @03:15PM - 04:15PM
Violin Enrichment
Fri Oct 24
Carnegie Science Trip/5th Grade
Tue Oct 28 @03:30PM - 04:30PM
Gym Enrichment