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    Welcome to Mrs. Kalfas' Class! 

    Welcome! I'm Brenda Kalfas and I am so proud to be a part of the team here at Hoover Elementary! I’d like to take a minute to give you a little background about myself both professionally and personally. I am originally from Central PA but moved to Norfolk, Virginia in 1986, after graduating from Shippensburg University with an Elementary Education major and Reading minor. I met Mr. Kalfas in Virginia and moved around with him as he flew in the Navy. When he retired from active duty, we moved back home to PA to be near our families.  I continued my education, earning a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and a PA Reading Specialist Certification from Cabrini University. I live on 27th Street in Camp Hill with my husband and our mini-dachshund Petey. I have two grown children; Jim is a 29 year old engineer who lives in Montclair, NJ  and Annie is a 23 year old media editor who lives in Chicago, IL. Both of my kids began Camp Hill schools in Kindergarten with Mrs. Preston and throughout the years, they learned from some of the best teachers I know. I have the highest regard for the quality of education that my kids recieved here in Camp Hill and am honored to be included among some of the best.  Some of our favorite things to do are to, kayak, run road races, snorkel, watch hockey, travel!, cook, read, play games, snorkel and just be together. 

    Oh! and, we adore little dachshunds!




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     I  heart Second Grade! 

    email address:  (easiest way to reach me)


    Phone #       901-2550 ext# 1205

      Some items to think about for your 2nd grader for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year:
      Student items:
      -Headphones (preferably not earbuds): Sent in a ziplock storage bag with name on it
      - Waterbottle(taken home daily and filled before school)
      -Daily individually packed snack
      * Due to the limited storage space no additional school supplies from home are needed. We will be providing each student with their own, pencils, sharpener, scissors, erasers, a glue bottle, glue sticks, colored pencils, folders, and a pencil case. No sharing of these items will take place during the school day.
       Some Classroom Items If you'd like to donate:
      - Sanitizing wipes!
      - Hand sanitizer
      -Box of forks and/or spoons
      (we are asking that you pack these each day in your child's lunch
      but having some in our classroom will help with the days they are forgotten)
      - Gallon Ziplock Baggies

      Giant A+ Bonus Reward Points should be updated each year at http://giantfoodstores.com/aplus/register-card/ Parents can use either school ID (Eisenhower’s = 25907 or Hoover’s = 20800). The program begins the first week of October but you may register anytime!
       Please review link below for the new wellness policy fo

    healthy snack choices.