Summer Reads by Amelie

Here are books I would recommend for this summer’s reading:

  1. Wanderer by Sharon Creech (Anything by this author will be a good read.)
  2. Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson

    Image from Good Reads Site
  3. You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner
  4. Eragon by Christopher Paolini (He wrote this book when he was 15.)
  5. Orphan Island by Lynn Snyder
  6. The Chronicals of Narnia Books 1-7 by C.S. Lewis

Funny Binge Reading by Gennifer Choldenko

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  • Al Capone Does My Shirts
  • Al Capone Throws Me A Curve
  • Al Capone Shines My Shoes

Green Machine Winners

Here you will find videos made of the Green Machine Winner Presentations:

4th Grade Winner Elee and her All-Seasons Greenhouse


Attention All Readers

Begin saving your old favorite books for the Book Exchange.

The Book Exchange is the same days as the Park Hill Field Day, May 22nd and 23rd.

Hard cover books are worth 2 Book Bucks and paperback books are worth 1 Book Buck.

What’s a Book Buck you ask?

Well a book buck is library money. You can earn Book Bucks by bringing your used books to the library. You will receive 2 Book Bucks per hard cover or 1 Book Buck per paperback book you turn into the library for the Book Exchange.

All Exchange Books must be turned into the library between Wednesday May 16th and Monday May 21st.


use you Book Bucks to buy new slightly used books.

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Ms. Baldwin


Confusing Heteronyms or Homographs

                        Why it is so hard to learn English

    Do you know what these mean?

  1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
  2. The farm was used to produce produce.
  3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
  4. His expert use of a bow made the audience bow.
  5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
  6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
  7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
  8. When the bell rang, the dove dove into the tree.
  9. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
  10. I did not object to the object.
  11. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
  12. The chair was too close to the door and we could not close the door.
  13. The buck does a funny dance when the does are present.
  14. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
  15. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
  16. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
  17. After a number of injections my jaw got number.
  18. Upon seeing the tear in my new dress, I shed a tear.
  19. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

Green Machine Winners ARE

The following winners and honorable mention participants were selected by Mrs. Ando and Mrs. Baldwin based on outstanding imagination and meticulous thought to the design of their GREEN MACHINE:

1st Grade

Winner is Matthew Weisz for his Water Airplane.
Honorable Mention is Katie Trainer for her Water Recycler.

2nd Grade

Winner is Abel Nieman for Abel's Machine.

Honorable Mention is  Malahnie Reynolds for the Panther Pride Cleanup.
Honorable Mention is Margot Pepple for Factory of Cloud Making.

3rd Grade

Winner is Summer Johnson for Cigarette Picker Upper & All That Stuff.

Honorable Mention is Aaliya Richardson for Trash Collector, 
Smasher, Fertilizer.

4th Grade

Winner is Elee Friar for All Season Greenhouse. 
Winner is Karam Aldarji and Alexi Mays 
for the Water Powered Plane Engine.

Honorable Mention is Helina Kaufman, Olivia Holmar, &
Greysen Friedman for Water Pollution.
Honorable Mention is Evan Fishman for the Water Machine.

5th Grade

Winner is Bo Christiansen for Micro Hydro Generator.

Spark Change

Park Hill students raise funds by collecting loose change. These quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies are collected, counted, and allocated to three different non-profits. We raised $2014.63 to support Oceans First Institute and Team Rubicon. Our school wide celebration presented the funds and gave Mr. Burdette a very cold bath.

Kinder Moving Up

Kindergarten is very excited to move up a grade. They all feel like first grade will be very fun. The first grade teachers are kind and friendly. All the 1st graders really liked 1st grade. Kinder is excited to read chapter books, and they all like the 1st grade teachers. In conclusion Kindergarteners


are very excited to move up.

Getting To Know McAuliffe

by two Park Hill alumnae

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No More Girls V.S. Boys

I have some amazing friends who really believe in not having sports with the teams divided between girls and boys. They told the class about the unfairness of boys versus girls, and they started a protest. Many students signed the petition. Iris and Victoria thought it was a success.

But are there still problems between the two genders? Are they right or should there be girls V.S Boys?

Don’t worry we can do girl versus boy teams every once in a while JUST NOT ALL THE TIME.



Green Machine contest



Can your ideas change the world?

The Panther Post is  looking for future inventors to help us invent a GREEN MACHINE!


A winner from each grade!

Your idea can be a sketch, a model, a video presentation or just a written piece about your invention. Be sure to include your name, grade, school gmail or student ID and what your machine is made of, and how it will help keep our earth healthy. You may work in teams of up to three and no more. 


Whatever your project is, get your project to Room 219 (Computer Lab) on or before May 1 2018.


Prizes? Yes!

  1. Present your idea to a Kinder class
  2. Earn an extra 30 minute recess with 3 friends
  3. Share your idea on our school website


Happy Inventing!