Kindergarten (ages 4-5)

Pre-Primary 1

My name is Arielle and I am the teacher of the Pre-Primary 1 class.

Pre-Primary 2

I am Jaci Sandercock and am the teacher in the PrePrimary 2 class. My assistant is Pita McFarland.We have been working together for 11 years. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Marywood University and am certified as Montessori teacher for 3-6 year olds.


As always we are excited about new school year-welcoming back old friends and making new friends.  This year we have 21 children in our class, 10 who are K-5’s and 11 are K-4’s.

PrePrimary 2 has been doing a lot of celebrating. We celebrated the 100th day of school with oreos and bringing in 100 things. We celebrated Chinese New Year with fortune cookies and the dragon dance. We went to the Valentine’s Day Dance and passed out valentines to our classmates. We made cards, chocolate treats,and heart people. We celebrated President’s Day with the timeline of the presidents.
We are looking forward to spring and more fun and celebrations.

Pre-Primary 3

My name is Sara Wintermute and I am the classroom teacher. This is my fifth year at HGS! Betsy Briganti is our classroom assistant and she has been with the school for 18 years. I graduated from Lycoming College with an Elementary Teaching Certification and a BA in History. Together we look forward to helping your children grow, not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well! If you have any question or concerns, please let us know!



We have 10 five year olds and 10 four year olds in our classroom for a total of 20 students. We have a lot of new friends this year and are excited to get to know them.

Our classroom is a balance of Montessori based activities and lessons that provide learning for the multiple intelligences while aligning to the Common Core. Listed below are websites that the students use on our classroom computers. Feel free to use the links to explore them at home with your child.


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Our specials this year will include: Mandarin, Music, Art, Spanish, and Gym. Please remember to have your child wear sneakers on Tuesdays for gym. The kindergarteners will also be having science.

We look forward to having a very busy/exciting year!


PP03 Websites: (FREE for home use)

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