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 Elementaryfrom 9:30 am until 2:30 PM. Please call 724-266-2833, Extension 6238 for additional information.
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!
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.
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.
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: