Hello Panther Families,
I am Kimberly Honabach, the newly assigned principal here at W.W. Evans Elementary School. I am originally from Scranton and relocated to Bloomsburg upon my graduation from Bloomsburg University. I moved to the Lancaster area for a while, where I substituted in a few districts until returning to the Bloomsburg Area. My husband and I are married 31 years this past May. We live in Catawissa and have 4 children, one still at home. We have what I call bookend girls and two boys between them, ranging in age from 37 down to just about 15. It makes for interesting conversations and we are always on the go.
In my free time, I enjoy time with my family. We like to play card games, drive Mario Cart, mini-golf, spend Sunday's cooking out and vacationing together. I am big into sports and a lifelong Philadelphia Phillies fan, and love playing and coaching softball. The arts are another big part of my family's life. My children have been involved in Band - Marching and Concert, Chorus and School Musical Productions. I am looking forward to getting to know what you really enjoy both in and outside of school.
I have taught in the Town of Bloomsburg since 1989, minus the years subbing in Lancaster. I began my career in Bloomsburg in 2008 as a Fourth-grade teacher here at W.W. Evans, so I am excited to be back. Prior to being in the Bloomsburg District, I taught in a local private school for 15 years. I am looking forward to working with all of our fabulous teachers, staff, parents and meeting our Little Panthers at W.W. Evans.
Boost Bus Safety
Get your child on board with school bus safety! To avoid dangerous situations and accidents, students must follow bus safety rules and procedures. First, review your school’s specific bus rules and procedures with your children. Then, make sure they understand these general bus safety principles.
Effective Homework Help
Students with parents who are involved in their education are more likely to earn higher grades, adapt well to school, and pass their classes.
The latest research shows that one in three children is directly involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim, or both. Many of those who are not directly involved witness others being bullied on a regular basis. Parents, as well as schools, have the power to help reduce bullying. Here are some tips on how you can help.
Fight Flu and Germs
You’ve probably already heard it: the telltale sniffles of flu season, which peaks in January and February. Navigate flu and germ season with these tactics for prevention and care.
Encourage Your Child's Creativity to Flourish
Creativity has been called a key 21st century skill. That means it—along with skills like communication and critical thinking—will help students navigate the increasingly collaborative and information-rich world that awaits them once they leave school. The arts have been shown to boost students’ academic performance, perseverance, self-confidence, and more. Here are strategies for supporting your child’s creativity.
Make Every Day Count: Boost School Attendance
To stay on track in school, students need to be present every day. Missing 18 or more days of school in a year puts a child’s high school graduation at risk, according to BoostUp.org, a national dropout prevention campaign. Being absent for just two days every month of the school year can put a child behind academically.
Prep for Emergencies
School safety has recently been at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Schools have emergency plans to keep students safe from threats of violence or natural disasters—and your family should, too. Preparation is key to ensure that you and your family members can react quickly and calmly if a serious threat arises. Take these steps to ensure your family is prepared for emergencies.
Safeguarding Kids' Online Activities
The Internet is an extraordinary resource for our children. It allows them to see what the Mars Rover is up to in real time or watch video footage of animals in the wild. However, it can be a frightening place for parents, which is why families need to be involved. Here’s how to start:
Exercise Kids' Minds During the Summer
If students laze away the days of summer without using their minds, they can lose up to a month of learning—especially in reading and math. Stem the summer slide and keep your child engaged with these fun, brain-friendly activities.