Planet Penn Manor

January 18, 2018

Central Manor Third Grade

Applied Engineering

Our new special starts this week!  See the note below from the teacher Mr. Mark Andrew.

Welcome-to-AE-letter

 

by lstephan

January 17, 2018

Mrs. Groff's 4th Grade Blog

UPDATED (Take 2) January Dates!

ClassPic

Class Picture

Please note:
Feb. 16th- School now in session
March 29th- School now in session
April 3rd- School now in session

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Jan. 18- Day B / Art
Jan. 19- Day C / Phys. Ed.
Jan. 22- Day D / Music
Jan. 23- Day A / Library Instruction
Jan. 24- Day B / Art
Jan. 25- Day C / Phys Ed. / L#14 Spelling & Vocab Test
Jan. 26- Day D / Music / / Jump Rope for Heart & Race for Education- Kick Off Day / Spirit Day- wear BRIGHT colors 
Jan. 29- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due / 6:30 PTO Meeting
Jan. 30- Day B / Art 
Jan. 31- Day C / Phys. Ed.
Feb. 1- Day D / Music
Feb. 2- Day A / Library Instruction / L#15 Spelling & Vocab Test

by groffk

Mrs. Brubaker Music at Hambright

Lesson Change

Hey Everyone!

Due to the snow day today lessons will be pushed back one day. Here is the schedule for the rest of this week:

Thursday:Cycle Day B2
5th and 6th Grade Bass 9:05-9:25
5th Grade Trumpet 11:00-11:20
5th Grade Beginner Flutes 11:20-11:40

Friday: Cycle Day C2
4th Grade Trumpets (4-G and 4-S) 10:35-10:55
4th Grade Trombone 11:00-11:20
4th Grade Percussion 11:20-11:40

by abrubaker

Miss Szentesy's Class

Snow Make-up Day

Due to today’s snow day, school will now be in session on Tuesday, April 3.  Please make a note of this.  Hopefully we will have no more days to make up throughout this year!

by mszentesy

Lunch!

Missing you guys! And we haven’t even really met!  Hope to see everyone on Thursday for our first day back.  Just a heads up……the menu for Thursday will not be chicken tenders.  Our fantastic cafeteria staff will be serving up the hamburgers that were on Wednesday’s menu.  The choices for B, C, and D lunch will remain the same for the week.

 

by mszentesy

Mrs. Murr's Blog Site

Calendar Updates

Due to recent school closings, Penn Manor schools will be in session on Friday, February 16; Thursday, March 29; and Tuesday, April 3.

by Peg Murr

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Book Orders DUE Tomorrow

Class Code – GJX4P

Order Due Date – 1/17/18

Subject: Scholastic Reading Club Class Order Due Date is now Thursday, the 18th!

Dear Families,

This is a notice to let you know that our Scholastic Book Club orders due date has been extended until tomorrow due to having off from school today. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/readingclub using my class activation code: GJX4P.  I will be putting the order through tomorrow.  Any orders submitted after this date will be processed with the next month’s book order.  Every purchase you make earns FREE books and educational supplies for our classroom.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

Image of a stack of books

by mmulder

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

April 3

Due to the snow day today, school is now in session on April 3.

by bmitchell

Dutton Music Blog

CHORUS rehearsals

If there is a weather delay on a CHORUS day – No Rehearsal!

Martic CHORUS rehearsal this Friday morning (1/19) at 8:00am.
LeTort CHORUS rehearsal Wednesday morning (1/24) at 8:00am.

Upcoming rehearsals will change if we have another snow day.

MARTIC CHORUS – 1/19 2/1 2/13

LeTORT CHORUS – 1/24 2/5 2/15

by Mr. Dutton

PMSD Elementary Counseling Department

Mrs. Juba's Counselor Corner

PM Elementary Instrumental Music

Schedules for January 18 – February 8, 2018

Schedules for lessons: (all paper schedules are incorrect!)

1/18 Thursday – Conestoga – Day B (even) – Band rehearsal at 8:00 AM

1/19 Friday – Letort Band – Day C (even) – Band rehearsal at 8:00 AM

1/22 Monday – Letort Strings & Central Manor – Day D (even) – String rehearsal at 8:00 AM

1/23 Tuesday – Central Manor – Day A (odd) –  String rehearsal at 8:00 AM

1/24 Wednesday – Central Manor – Day B (odd)

1/25 Thursday – Eshleman – Day C (odd) – Band rehearsal at 8:00 AM

1/26 Friday – Eshleman – Day D (odd)

1/29 Monday – Martic – Day A (even)

1/30 Tuesday – Conestoga – Day B (even) – Band rehearsal at 8:00 AM

1/31 Wednesday – Letort Band – Day C (even) – Band rehearsal at 8:00 AM

2/1 Thursday – Letort Strings & Central Manor – Day D (even) – String rehearsal at 8:00 AM

2/2 Friday – Central Manor – Day A (odd) – String rehearsal at 8:00 AM

2/5 Monday – Central Manor – Day B (odd) – Band rehearsal at 8:00 AM

2/6 Tuesday – Eshleman – Day C (odd) – Band rehearsal at 8:00 AM

2/7 Wednesday – Eshleman – Day D (odd)

2/8 Thursday – Martic – Day A (even)

The shifted dates continue until April 3, then the schedules we have are correct!

Before-school band rehearsals are scheduled, as are string rehearsals at Letort and Central Manor. (Rehearsals are canceled for that day if there is a weather delay or dismissal.) If a full day of school is canceled, then everything on our calendars is shifted by the number of days

Orchestra rehearsals:

Monday, January 29 at Pequea

Monday, February 12 at Hambright

Monday, February 26 at Pequea

Monday, March 12 at Hambright

Monday, March 26 at Pequea

Monday, April 9 at Hambright

Monday, April 23 at Pequea

by Ms. Almoney

Mrs. Murr's Blog Site

Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Penn Manor is now closed.  School will now be in session on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

by Peg Murr

Conestoga Kinder-Kids

WED., January 17th – SCHOOL IS CLOSED

Due to the slippery roads, school is now CLOSED today, Wednesday, January 17th.

Please tell my kinder-kids that I can’t wait to see their smiles tomorrow! 😁

by witmera

Miller's Memo

Wednesday, January 17-UPDATE!

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

Penn Manor is now closed.  School will now be in session on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

by Mrs. Miller

Letort 4th Grade Superheroes

Third Marking Period–Second Semester Begins Today

Here is a reminder of our special changes for the remainder of the year.

Mrs. Suydam’s Class

Day A–Applied Engineering
Day B–Music
Day C–PE
Day D–ART
Book Exchange is on Day D (Every other cycle)

Mrs. Gwyn’s Class

Day A–Music
Day B–Applied Engineering
Day C–Art
Day D–PE
Book Exchange is on Day D (Every other cycle)

Today, January 17, 2018, is a Day B.

by lsuydam

PM Elementary Instrumental Music

Jan 17 – no band rehearsal

Conestoga band rehearsal is cancelled.

Lessons will take place on a modified schedule. Please bring your materials!

by Ms. Almoney

Conestoga Kinder-Kids

Wed., January 17th – 2 hour delay

Penn Manor will operate on a 2-hour delay with modified kindergarten today, Wednesday, January 17th.

AM class: 11:00 – 12:45

PM class: 1:45 – 3:30

by witmera

Miller's Memo

Wednesday, January 17

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

Penn Manor is operating on a two-hour delay with modified kindergarten for Wednesday, January 17th.

by Mrs. Miller

Mrs. Rios 4th Grade Blog

January 17-19

***Updated***  See dates in italics

This Week’s Highlights:

Thursday, 1/18 – Day B – Library Instruction and library books due!  Lesson 14 Spelling and Vocabulary lists will come home.

Friday, 1/19 – Day C – Art

Monday, 1/22 – Day D – PE

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, 1/25 – Lesson 14 Spelling/Vocabulary Tests  This will be the first reading tests of the third marking period, so let’s start off on the right foot!

Friday, 1/26 – Kick-Off for Race for Education:  Wear something BRIGHT!                       **Also Jump Rope for Heart Kick-Off!

Monday, 1/29 – PTO Meeting – 6:30 PM

Friday, February 5 – Team Spirit Day: Wear your favorite sports team apparel/colors.

 

School is now in session on Friday, February 16,  Thursday, March 29 and Tuesday, April 3.

by mrios

Mrs. Devenburgh's First Grade

Week of 1/17

Tomorrow officially starts the 2nd semester! We will have Applied Engineering with Mr. Andrew on Cycle Day A instead of library instruction. We will still exchange library books every other Day A.

Calendar Changes: 

  • Friday, February 16 – We ARE in school today (Snow Make up day from Jan. 4)
  • Monday, February 19 – No School (Presidents’ Day)
  • March 29 – We ARE in school today (Snow Make up day from Jan. 5)

Spelling: We will get our new spelling list tomorrow. Our next spelling test is 1/26 (next Friday). Spelling tests are now worth 20 points, 10 points for the spelling words and 10 points for a dictation sentence. The sentence consists of spelling words, word wall words, or word that follow the same phonics pattern. Each word that is spelled correctly is worth one point, along with a capital, punctuation, and spaces between words.

Math Facts: Please continue to practice the addition and subtraction flash cards at home. Students will start taking timed tests for a math grade this marking period. Students can also practice online at Xtramath.org. The website is free. You can create your own account or you can use the account I set up for the classroom.

Mystery Readers: Below is a list of dates available for Mystery Readers. Mystery readers come in and read a book to the class. It usually takes around 10 minutes. If you want to come in, but the listed dates don’t work for you, e-mail me and we can schedule a time for you. Please pass along this invitation to any grandparent or family member that would be interested in reading to the class. You do not need your clearances to be a mystery reader! J

January 26

February 2

February 9

February 16

February 23

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 29

 

Last week, we turned into pirates to practice our spelling words with the ar sound. We went on a pirate treasure hunt around the school looking for gold coins with ar words. After searching all over the school, we found a treasure chest with some yummy gold.   We learned all about penguins. Students split into groups to research a type of penguin and wrote a nonfiction report about their penguins. The groups did a great job working together! Our penguin reports are hanging proudly in the hallway! They will be sent home in a few weeks. 

by Karen Devenburgh

January 16, 2018

Mrs. Garpstas 2nd Grade

2G CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION!

Our classroom is undergoing a TRANSFORMATION!  Get your bags packed and ready for an ADVENTURE!

Our new classroom theme will be “ADVENTURE AWAITS – get out there and EXPLORE!” This theme supports our lesson earlier this year on GRIT: When life gives you MOUNTAINS, put your boots on and start hiking! It also supports our newly developed reading stamina and quest to venture out into far off places we may explore in books!

I started the transformation today and more is on the way! I can’t wait for you all to see!

We will need your help!  First, I am asking every student to bring in a 3×5 or 4×6 photograph of themselves doing something outside – biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, etc.  (Or, parents, you can email the picture to me and I will print it out.) This will be part of our new hallway classroom board.

Also, right now I am looking for two stuffed bears and a pair of hiking boots as part of some decor.  If you have them to donate, and do not need them back, please send them our way.

More to come on this transformation!  Thanks so much for your help!

Mrs. Garpstas

 

by garpstas

Mrs. O'Donnell's Classroom Blog

The Week of 1/17…

I hope everyone enjoyed their long 4 day weekend! Back to business for the next 3 days….can you believe this week starts MARKING PERIOD 3!? Where is this year going??

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s classroom this (short) week…

In Math… we will finish Chapter 8 this week. We will work on word problems on Wednesday, review on Thursday, and take our test on Friday. The objectives that were covered this chapter are greatest common factor, least common multiples, simplifying fractions, comparing fractions, and converting fractions into decimals. Next week, we will learn how to add and subtract fractions.

In Social Studies… this week  my homeroom students are finally back with me! We will be learning all about our Government and how it came to be. This week we will analyze the Articles of Confederation. We will have a quiz on the A of C on Friday.

In ELA…we will begin Lesson 14 “A Drop of Water” and continue with our focus skill: Cause and Effect. Students will be given a cause and effect quiz based on a non fiction passage on Thursday. We will also be working on a TDA (separate from the Lesson 14 story) this week. A new story also means new vocab!

In Grammar…No Grammar this Week!

In Spelling…Spelling Packets for Lesson 15 are due this Friday 1/19.  Our test will also be this 1/19.  The spelling list is is a review of Lessons 10-14!

Important Dates To Remember:

1/17- Start of MP 3

1/26- Morning Shine Time

2/2- Report Cards will be Sent Home!

by eodonnell

First Grade Fly

Penn Manor Theatre

Tues – Jan 16th – all activities are cancelled

*Please check out the Mary Poppins tab  – there is some updated information just for cast/crew/pit. The rehearsal schedule has been adjusted for the next 2 weeks. And the instructions on how to join Mr. Matusek’s REMIND app are further down on the page.

From Mrs. C:   Musical rehearsal is CANCELLED tonight due to weather. The next rehearsal will be tomorrow (Wednesday) and will be an ALL-CALL vocal rehearsal from 3-5pm. All ensemble members should take time to look at the new vocal tracks added for “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” on the google classroom in preparation for rehearsal WednesdayIn addition, leads that were supposed to have rehearsal tonight, please plan to stay after the all-call rehearsal Wednesday for an extra hour from 5-6pm to go over song #2, 4, 8, 9, 9A, 10, 12, 16. Those people are as follows: Hailey F, Amanda W, Elijah W, Ava W, Joy P, Max P, Kas P, Alex P, Max M, Leilani T, Lindsey W, Briana S, Alyson W, Katherina V, Rowan B, Claudia H, Alex D, True H, Josiah H

 

by mmintzer

Ms. Lutz's Learners and Leaders

Getting Excited for Tomorrow…

Mr.  Ayer, Mrs. Martin and I all brought some special helpers into school with us this weekend and inflated almost 90 exercise balls! They are waiting for all students who brought in permission slips. Please note- if your student did not submit a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian, they will not be permitted to use the exercise balls until the slip is turned in.

Tomorrow should be lots of fun!! I’ve missed our 5-L family 🙂 cute kid in classroom full of exercise balls

by Ms. Lutz

The Peart Post

Short and snowy week!

Hello!

Below is our new 4 day cycle (A B C D) for the SECOND half of the school year which starts this week! Below is our schedule for this week…we will be starting on cycle B on Wednesday.

 Day A~ Music

Day B~ Applied Engineering

Day C~ Art

Day D~ Physical Education =sneakers please +Book Exchange

This week…

Wed. Jan. 17~ Cycle B: Applied Engineering

Thurs. Jan. 18~ Cycle C: Art

Fri. Jan. 19~  Cycle D: Phys Ed. + Book exchange + PTO movie night 6:00pm

by mpeart

Miss Szentesy's Class

Greetings!

Hello First Graders and Families!

I am excited to be returning to the classroom tomorrow (weather permitting….I sure hope it does!).  Please take a look around the blog and remember to sign up to this blog.  Simply go to the right and type in your email under “subscribe by email.”  You will then be immediately alerted to any posts I add to this page!  It’s as simple as that!  

Also, if you would like to be added to my email blast, please send me an email at:  megan.szentesy@pennmanor.net.  Your email will not be shared with anyone else, but you’ll receive direct messages from me each week.

Thank you in advance.  I’m looking forward to a great second half of the year!

~Megan Szentesy

by mszentesy

Miss Painter's Pages

2P Homework Outline for 1/15 – 1/19

Read for at least 10 minutes each night!
Monday: No School

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday: No School

Teacher Inservice Day
Wednesday: Day B – math worksheet

Today’s Special: Physical Education

*Wear sneakers!

*Return your child’s signed clip calendar today!
**DRESS LIKE A HERO DAY

Thursday: Day C – read Rainforest Babies starting on
page 428 in the large reading book
Today’s Special: Music

Friday: Day D – no homework

Today’s Special: Library
*Bring your library books!
*Wear your house colors today!

*Initial your child’s clip calendar on the Friday, 1/19 box.
Return the initialed calendar to school on Monday, 1/22.
Important Information for your Calendar
No school on Monday, January 15
No school on Tuesday, January 16

by painterg

Second Stories

Homework Outline

2L Homework Outline for 1/15 – 1/19 Read for at least 10 minutes each night! Monday: No School Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tuesday: No School Teacher Inservice Day Wednesday: Day B – math worksheet Today’s Special: Library *Bring your library books! *Return your child’s signed clip calendar today! **DRESS LIKE A HERO DAY […]

by leisure

First Grade Fly

Preschool Lunch and Learn – please spread the word!

Attention Preschool Parents:

You and your child are invited to attend our “Preschool Lunch & Learn” event THIS Friday, January 19th, from 11:45 – 12:45.  We’ll read a story, do a craft, and have pizza for lunch in the cafeteria.  Your child will even get to take home a free book AND check out a book from our school library.

Please call our school office (717-872-9535, ext. 3500) or send an email to alison.witmer@pennmanor.net to RSVP by Thursday, January 18th.

If you can’t join us this time, mark your calendar for our future dates:

  • February 23rd
  • March 16th
  • April 27th

by mzurn

Penn Manor High School Baseball

Wednesday, January 17

Wednesday: All pitchers 9-12 report to West Gym at 6:00.  All other players report at 6:45.  We will finish our open gym/weight room workout at 9:00.

Stay tuned for this weekend’s workout schedule once the weather forecast comes into focus.

by sstuart

January 15, 2018

Mrs. Eichler's Classroom Blog

News For the Week of Jan. 15

*We are officially half way through the year!  The third marking period begins when the kids come back on Wednesday.  Report cards will be distributed in early February.  Please feel free to look in Sapphire for your child’s final grades for the marking period!

*January is our Box Top Blitz!  Please send in your box tops!

*Fish Folders will be coming home on Wednesday.  Please sign and return Thursday!

Special Reminders:

*Tuesday – No School for students (Teacher In-Service Day)

*Wednesday – Welcome Back!  🙂

*Friday – Lesson 16 Spelling Test (Please study!)/Packet Due

Looking Ahead…

*January 26 – Jump Rope For Heart Visit during 9:05 Shine Time

*January 31 – January reading log due (240 Minutes)

*February 6 – Kindergarten Information Night at Hambright Elementary – 7PM

*February 12 – PTO Meeting at 6:30PM

*Friday, February 16 – We ARE in school (Snow make up day from Jan. 4)

*Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day

*February 27 – Spring Pictures

*March 29 – We ARE in school (Snow make up day from Jan. 5)

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA):

We will continue to use personal experience, background knowledge and information from the text to draw conclusions in reading.  We’ll also work on building stamina by drafting Two Column Notes and write a TDA (or at least part of it) all at one time.

Math:

We are busy taking a closer look at fractions.  Students are doing a fantastic job with knowing that the numerator tells us the count of a fraction and knowing that the denominator tells us the size of the fraction.  This week we will continue to spiral skills in for a daily review as part of stations so that students can practice mastering knowing what to do with a fraction in problem solving situations.  Calculators are permitted for fraction concepts.

Science:

This week we will be discussing physical and chemical changes.  Please look in your child’s Fish Folder for last week’s atoms quiz.

Social Studies:

We are taking a break for now.

by beichler

Mrs. Wiggins' Blog

week of 1/15-1/19

Mrs. Wiggins’ Weekly Newsletter

Special Reminders For This Week

*Monday – No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

*Tuesday – No School for students (Teacher In-Service Day)

*Wednesday – Welcome Back!

*Friday – Lesson 16 Spelling Test (Please study!)

* January is our Box Top Blitz. Please send your box tops in this month…

Looking Ahead   

*Wednesday, January 31 – January reading logs are due (240 minutes)

*Tuesday, February 6 – Kindergarten Information Night at Hambright Elementary – 7PM

*Monday, February 12 – PTO Meeting at 6:30PM

*Friday, February 16 – Snow Make Up Day for January 4th, We ARE in school!

*Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day

*Tuesday, February 27 – Spring Pictures

*Thusday, March 29 – We ARE in school today (Snow Make up day from Jan. 5)

 

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA):

We will continue to use personal experience, background knowledge and information from the text to draw conclusions in reading.  We’ll also work on building stamina by drafting Two Column Notes and write a TDA.  In grammar we will continue our unit on verbs that will include action verbs, helping verbs, and linking verbs.

Math:

We are busy taking a closer look at fractions.  Students are doing a fantastic job with knowing that the numerator tells us the count of a fraction and knowing that the denominator tells us the size of the fraction.  This week we will continue to spiral skills in for a daily review as part of stations so that students can practice knowing what to do with a fraction in problem solving situations.  Calculators are permitted for fraction concepts.

Science:

I never “believe” an atom….they make up everything!!!! 🙂 Even though they “make up” everything, we will continue moving along this week with states of matter, including physical vs. chemical changes.

Social Studies:

We will take a break for now as we work through our science unit.

by awiggins

Mrs. Brooks' Second Grade

new specials

Starting on Wednesday our class will have Applied Technology class instead of Library Instruction for the second half of the year.  We will continue to have Book Exchange every other cycle.  Please refer to the front cover of your child’s Take Home folder for the schedule.  Some of our specials have changed cycle days.

2017-2018 Applied Engineering

The Applied Engineering program has been added to the elementary curriculum in grades 1-6 in select buildings in the district. Because this program is not an addition to all schools, your child’s progress will be communicated using a separate insert to accompany the report card. This program will continue with a hands-on, problem based learning approach where students will be taught to think critically and solve problems using the Technology Design Loop.

 

 

 

by mbrooks

Ice cream celebration

Dear Families,

 

Our class filled up the good behavior puffball jar again!  We voted and decided on having a build your own sundae treat!  I will provide ice-cream, and a few toppings.  If you have any extra toppings you’d like to donate that would be very helpful.  We will have our celebration on Wednesday, Jan.17- when we return from break.

Thanks so much!

Mrs.Brooks

by mbrooks

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

Week of January 8, 2018

Our Week

Math – We finished Chapter 9. Most students were able to complete test corrections on Friday and should have brought home their tests. After taking our math CDT tests this coming week, we will begin Chapter 10: Fractions. Fractions are tricky, but can be a lot of fun!

ELA – In Grammar, we are learning about verbs. Right now we are talking about action verbs, but my kids have learned that in grammar, nothing is that simple. We will be exploring all types of verbs and learning how to uses “vivid verbs” in our writing. In writing, we are working on an informative writing project.

Content – Although we will be starting a new marking period, we will still be digging into earth science for a little bit. This coming week we will explore the layers of soil and different types of rocks.

Spelling – We took the Lesson 15 test on Friday. Graded tests and a new list were sent home. Our next test will be this coming Friday.

Celebrating Mrs. Binkley’s Birthday with Cupcakes

Birthday Celebration Birthday Celebration Birthday Celebration Birthday Celebration

Our Student of the Month!

Student of the Month

Math test review is more fun when basketball is involved!

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Hats Off to a Great Marking Period

Hat Day

Our Week Ahead

Monday – No School

Tuesday – No School

Wednesday – Applied Engineering, Math CDT Testing

Thursday – Art

Friday – PE, Lesson 16 Spelling and Vocab Tests, PTO Movie Night

*Please Note: Wednesday is the start of the 3rd MP. We have a new specials’ schedule. Music and Art remain the same, but we now have Applied Engineering on Day B and Phys. Ed on Day D. Book Exchange will remain on Day D.

Looking Ahead

2/9 – PTO Mother & Son Dance

2/16 – School is IN session

2/19 – No School

I hope you are enjoying this long weekend!

Mrs. Binkley

 

 

by ebinkley

Conestoga Kinder-Kids

PTO Movie Night changed

The PTO Movie Night has been changed to FEBRUARY 2nd (not January 26th as it is stated on our kindergarten calendar).

by witmera

Attention: Parents With Preschoolers

Preschool Parents:

You and your child are invited to attend our “Preschool Lunch & Learn” event THIS Friday, January 19th, from 11:45 – 12:45.  We’ll read a story, do a craft, and have pizza for lunch in the cafeteria.  Your child will even get to take home a free book AND check out a book from our school library.  🙂  Please call our school office (717-872-9535, ext. 3500) or send me an email (alison.witmer@pennmanor.net) to RSVP by Thursday, January 18th.

If you can’t join us this time, mark your calendar for our future dates:

  • February 23rd
  • March 16th
  • April 27th

by witmera

Miller's Memo

Second Semester starts on Wednesday

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

The semester 2 (marking periods 3 & 4) schedule is listed below.

  • Art – Day A
  • Phys. Ed. – Day B
  • Book Exchange – Day B (every other cycle, starting on January 23rd).
  • Music – Day C
  • Applied Engineering – Day D ***

 

*** The Applied Engineering program has been added to your child’s curriculum in for marking periods three and four. This program is a hands-on, problem based learning approach where students will be taught to think critically and solve problems using a technology design loop. Your child’s progress will be communicated on a separate insert to accompany the report card for marking periods 3 & 4. The teacher for this class is Mr. Kelley.

by Mrs. Miller

Mrs. Noll's Blog

Noll Newsflash 1/14/18

Noll Newsflash 1/14/18

4 Items:

*NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Monday, 1/15  and Tuesday 1/16. Monday is MLKJ day and Tuesday is an inservice for teachers.

**We have been assessing the students over the last few weeks and hope to get back to a regular routine soon! Report cards will go home in early February.

***Book exchange times will change for the second half of  the school year due to library schedules. Stay tuned for your new time! Your child will have book exchange every 8 days instead of a certain day of the week. I will remind you a few days ahead of time. It’s best just to keep that library book in your child’s backpack after reading it! Thanks!

****Again, I want to say thank you for all the supplies and gifts I received from all of you. Some even came in after the holiday break! I appreciate your generosity and am fortunate to work with such a nice group of students and families!

by pnoll

January 14, 2018

Mrs. Piatt's Blog Site

Week of January 15, 2018

Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter

*January is our Box Top Blitz!  Please send in your box tops!

*Please help your child study for the 5 Themes of Geography/Landforms Test on Thursday!  Thank you for your support!

Special Reminders:

*Monday – No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

*Tuesday – No School for students (Teacher In-Service Day)

*Wednesday – Welcome Back!  🙂

*Thursday – 5 Themes of Geography/Landforms Test

*Friday – Lesson 16 Spelling Test (Please study!)

Looking Ahead…

*January 26 – Jump Rope For Heart Visit during 9:05 Shine Time

*January 31 – January reading log due (240 Minutes)

*February 6 – Kindergarten Information Night at Hambright Elementary – 7PM

*February 12 – PTO Meeting at 6:30PM

*Friday, February 16 – We ARE in school (Snow make up day from Jan. 4)

*Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day

*February 27 – Spring Pictures

*March 29 – We ARE in school (Snow make up day from Jan. 5)

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA):

We will continue to use personal experience, background knowledge and information from the text to draw conclusions in reading.  We’ll also work on building stamina by drafting Two Column Notes and write a TDA (or at least part of it) all at one time.

Math:

We are busy taking a closer look at fractions.  Students are doing a fantastic job with knowing that the numerator tells us the count of a fraction and knowing that the denominator tells us the size of the fraction.  This week we will continue to spiral skills in for a daily review as part of stations so that students can practice mastering knowing what to do with a fraction in problem solving situations.  Calculators are permitted for fraction concepts.

Science:

We’ll be taking a break for now!

Social Studies:

Please help your child to build good study habits by reminding him/her to study his/her green study guide a little bit each night!  Acting out the landforms and visualizing each landform and describing the visualization are both great ways to study notes!  The test is scheduled for Thursday!

by hpiatt

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Weekly News: January 17 – 19

NO SCHOOL: Monday, January 15 (MLKJ Day) and Tuesday, January 16 (Teacher In Service Day)

Library: Book exchange for Kindergarten is changing for the second semester of the school year. We will have book exchange according to the cycle day of the week. If you have older students, you understand this, if your student is the first child in our district our week goes by an ABCD four cycle week to have specials for first through sixth grades (gym, library, technology, art, and music). Our library day is Cycle Day A…BUT AM one cycle, and PM the second cycle. All to say is that every 8 days your child will have book exchange. I will try my best to keep you informed when those days are. Believe me, I will be just as confused for a while like you may be.

Our next book exchange will be for AM KDG on Monday, January 22. PM KDG will be Friday January 26. 

We have a short week this week and will continue with our reading groups, getting ready for our Math Chapter three test, and work hard on our sight words. We recently added the word FOR, LOOK, and this week, SAID.

If you have volunteered to help, but have not submitted your clearances, can I highly recommend you do that so that you can volunteer in our class and in future classes for the next five years. If you need help, I can help, just let me know!

by ckinser

January 13, 2018

Central Manor Third Grade

Weekly Update 1/17-1/19

We are half way through the school year!  The end of the marking period was Friday, January 12.  Hopefully you have been keeping up with your child’s progress in third grade through the assignments that have been coming home as well as the grades on Sapphire. Just a reminder:  you can access all of your child’s grades through Sapphire at any time!  Sign up information can be found here:  https://www.pennmanor.net/parents/sapphirehelp/

Login information (for those who already have an account) can be found here: https://sapphire.pennmanor.net/CommunityWebPortal/Welcome.cfm

Report cards will be handed out on Friday, February 2.

With the change in the semester also comes a schedule change.  Applied Engineering now replaces Library.  Our book exchange cycle day will remain the same.

This week:

  • Monday, January 15:  No school (holiday)
  • Tuesday, January 16: No school (teacher inservice)
  • Wednesday, January 17: Math test corrections due!  This test will go on the 3rd marking period.
  • Thursday, January 18:
  • Friday January 19th: Spelling test lesson 14

Upcoming Events:

  • January is our Box Top Blitz!  Please send your box tops in this month!!
  • January 26: Shine Time 9:05 (Jump Rope for Heart visit)
  • January 31 – January reading calendars are due
  • February 6:  Kindergarten Information Night at Hambright, 7:00 PM
  • February 12: PTO meeting 6:30, CM library
  • Friday, February 16 – Snow Make Up Day for January 4th, We ARE in school!
  • Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day
  • February 23: Shine Time 2:30
  • February 27: Spring pictures
  • March 29 – We ARE in school today (Snow Make up day from Jan. 5)

by lstephan

January 12, 2018

Mrs. Eby's 5th Grade Blog

FYI…

Hello,

I just wanted you to be aware of a couple of changes in our “Specials” schedule.  Beginning next Wednesday, Jan.17th, this is what it will look like…

Day A:  Library

Day B:  Art

Day C:  Music

Day D:  Gym

Thank you and have a great weekend!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

by keby

Ms. Lutz's Learners and Leaders

Friday, January 12

We had a great week together! It feels good to be back in the normal rhythm of our days without delays and early dismissals:)

This week we practiced close reading and writing TDAs about endangered animals. We played outside in the warm, wet weather and learned about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Please remember, book orders are due on January 26th. You can order online here. There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday or Tuesday. 

Have a wonderful weekend! I’ll see you on Wednesday!

by Ms. Lutz

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

Love

I will post a full blog post this weekend, but just had to say that I wish the world could be full of people just like my third graders! In guided reading, we are learning about the Underground Railroad, Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman. We also spent a lot of time today learning about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I have been blown away by the conversations that we have had and the genuine love and compassion that have been expressed by this sweet group of kids. You are raising some pretty fabulous little humans!!

 

by ebinkley

Fun in First Grade

Weekly News January 15-19

We made it through this hectic week! Hopefully the winter will take it easy on us now and our schedule can stay somewhat normal. 🙂 I apologize for the lack of pictures lately, we will get back into them next week. Have a great weekend!

Reminders & News:

  • The Mystery Reader Sign up is here, all the slots for the second semester are still available! 🙂
  • I will be placing our book order this weekend. If you are interested in ordering books go to https://clubs.scholastic.com/and use our class code QP4Q6.

Looking Ahead:

  • Monday, January 15 – No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • Tuesday, January 16 – No School for students (Teacher In-Service)
  • January 18 – Talent Show practice – 3:30 – 4:30
  • January 19 – Talent Show 6:30 PM (Doors open at 6:00)
  • Friday, February 16 – We ARE in school today (Snow Make up day from Jan. 4)
  • Monday, February 19 – No School (Presidents’ Day)
  • March 29 – We ARE in school today (Snow Make up day from Jan. 5)

 

by saxtonc

Mrs. Frese's Second Grade Footnotes

Next Week in 2F!

Second Semester begins on Wednesday so our specials will change days, Day A will be Art with Mrs. Steffy, Day B will now be Library with Ms. Paules, Day C will be Gym with Dr. Janssen, and Day D will be Music with Mr. Dutton.

No Spelling next week and there will be reader’s theaters for practice.

Monday No School !

Tuesday Teacher Inservice  No School for you!

Wednesday Day B Library bring Library Books, we will now have book Exchange when we have Library Class

Thursday Day C Gym with Dr. Janssen

Friday Day D Music with Mr. Dutton

Have a great weekend!!!

by sfrese

Mrs. Rook's Second Grade Class

Lesson 14 Spelling Test

Test on 1/23

fur, shirt, burn, stir, bird, turn, herd, third, learn, search

perfect, birthday, purple, circus, surprise

by trynier

Bushong Broadcast

Here’s The Scoop in 2B!

We will continue our study of the fiction and non-fiction next week!  We are thinking about the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts!  We are experts!  In math we are working really hard to learn all of the steps of three digit regrouping- subtraction. We are using a lot of games to reinforce this concept!  We introduced matter this week and will have an exploration science activities this upcoming week!  SO COOL!  Ask your child all about it!

Today is the 85th Day of School!  WOW

Have a great, relaxing LONG weekend!  Thanks for all you do to make 2-B a wonderful place to learn!   🙂  Mrs. Bushong

Monday, January 15th:  NO SCHOOL.  Martin Luther King Day!

Tuesday, January 16th:  NO SCHOOL!  Teacher in-service.

Wednesday, January 17th:  Day B:   We have art!

Thursday, January 18th:  Day C:  We have music!

Friday, January 19th:  Day D:  We have library instruction today!

by kbushong

Fellenbaum`s Forum

Some reminders…

Just a reminder that the students do not have school Monday, January 15 or Tuesday, January 16. Please be sure to practice the spelling words that are coming home today as the test will still take place on Friday, January 19!

Beginning on Wednesday, we will be following the specials schedule for Semester 2 shown on the front of your child’s folder. The students will switch from having Library Instruction to Applied Engineering. What is Applied Engineering, you may ask? See below for a description:)

2017-2018 Applied Engineering

The Applied Engineering program has been added to the elementary curriculum in grades 1-6 in select buildings in the district. Because this program is not an addition to all schools, your child’s progress will be communicated using this separate insert to accompany the report card. This program will continue with a hands-on, problem based learning approach where students will be taught to think critically and solve problems using the Technology Design Loop seen above.

by hfellenbaum

Mrs. Brubaker Music at Hambright

Lessons For Next Week (Jan. 17-19)

Monday: No School

Tuesday: No School for Students

Wednesday:Cycle Day B2
5th and 6th Grade Bass 9:05-9:25
5th Grade Trumpet 11:00-11:20
5th Grade Beginner Flutes 11:20-11:40

Thursday: Cycle Day C2
4th Grade Trumpets (4-G and 4-S) 10:35-10:55
4th Grade Trombone 11:00-11:20
4th Grade Percussion 11:20-11:40

Friday: Cycle Day D2
4th Grade Trumpets (4-R) 11:20-11:40

 

by abrubaker

The Schettlonary

January 12, 2018

Welcome to 6-S!

1/17/18 is day “B” and our special is art.

Band members: “Remember, Ms Almoney’s new schedule is shifted. Your first band rehearsal and lessons are on Wednesday, January 17!”

UPCOMING EVENTS:
reader please note: due to our recent weather cancellations, we will now have school on Friday, 1/12
1/15 – NO SCHOOL
1/16 – NO SCHOOL (teacher in-service)

LANGUAGE ARTS: 

Reading:   Today we completed Storytown assessment 12.

 

 

BILL

 

Writing: Today we worked on our Figurative Language Fugitive projects.

DLR:  DLR #19 is due 1/19/18

Spelling:  The spelling packet for chapter 13 is due 1/19/18.  There will be a spelling test that day too.  

math

 

We worked on a review packet in class.  This weekend, please complete Test 2-B.  This appears on the pages section of this blog. 

 

Online book link: https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/c onnected/login.d

 

For a video outlining maths lessons, click one of the embedded videos below.

Content: No current assignment.

RATS-

1/17-Jimmy

1/18-Celia

1/19-Bobby

1/22-Kyah

1/24-Melanie

1/26-Weston

1/30-Noah

2/1-Sophia

2/5-Haley

2/7-The Last Teacher (PASSWORD CHAMPION)

2/9-Mikey

2/13-Kaden

2/15-Joe

 

Here is the blog picture.

Identify who or what this is and email Mr. S. by 6:00 a.m. the next school day.  His email address is mark.schettler@pennmanor.net.  (You will receive 5 stars.)

 

by schettlerm

Miss Trostle's Classroom Blog

January 12 Reminders

Reminders

  • School will be closed this coming MONDAY (January 15) and TUESDAY (January 16)!
  • Our new special schedule begins on WEDNESDAY (January 17).  Please visit the Special Schedule page on my blog for the corresponding cycle days of each special.  I have also attached the cycle days below.  *Please note that Phys. Ed will no longer occur on Day B.
    • Day A: Art
    • Day B: Library
    • Day C: Physical Education
    • Day D: Music
  • Our next book exchange will be on WEDNESDAY (January 17).  Please remind your child to bring their books to school on Wednesday.  This will now occur during every other Library Instruction time.
  • Since the 3rd marking period begins on Wednesday, we will be starting our next science unit very soon!  I have created a Sign-Up Genius form for the (very few) food items we will be using during our Physics unit.  If interested in making a donation, please sign up using the link provided.  If possible, I am asking that you please send your items in by next Friday (January 19).  Thank you in advance!

Upcoming Tests

  • Reading/Vocabulary: Friday, January 19

Important Dates

  • February 2: Report Cards sent home
  • February 2: “Wear Red” Day (to support the American Heart Association)
  • February 7: January Box Tops due
  • February 9: PTO Movie Night @ 6:00 PM

by Miss Trostle

Conestoga Fifth Grade Blog

New Special Schedule!

The second semester starts Wednesday, January 17 when the students return from their long weekend.  It will be a Day B.  Please refer to the front of your child’s homework folder for the second semester special schedule.  It is also provided below……

Mrs. Eckroat

Day A: Phys. Ed

Day B: Art

Day C: Tech

Day D: Music

 

Mrs. Falk

Day A:  Art

Day B: Phys. Ed

Day C: Music

Day D: Tech

 

by 5thgradecon

Bushong Broadcast

Awesome Reader!

Our class will be participating in an
exciting, daily reading routine that will build reading fluency,
confidence, and foster a LOVE of reading!
This program is called Awesome Reader –
and here’s how it works:
• Each day, one student from the class will read a story to the entire class,
‘teacher-style’
• Once they finish, the class will chant a special Awesome Reader cheer!
What do parents need to do?
• Help your child select a school-appropriate book to read aloud
• Help your child practice their book at home no less than three times
• Make sure the entire story can be read in 5-8 minutes (the story
should be about the length of a bedtime story)
• Encourage and support your child to read with lots of expression
• Praise your child for a job well done!
Thank you for your support!  I will send a reading calendar home soon!
Sincerely,

Kerry Bushong

by kbushong

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Friday, January 12 (Day A)

Math:

  • Do 8-7 worksheet  #1-20 odds – MUST show work using criss-cross or benchmark method)
  • *Students have permission to use calculators:)
  • Each day at lunch recess peer math help is available for students who might need extra practice on math concepts. Students who voluntarily sign up to be either a mentor or mentee, will earn a privilege ticket. Mrs. Ochs encourages student self-awareness when assessing needs; however, as a parent if you see that your child is struggling with a particular math concept, please encourage him/her to take advantage of this program.
  • PRACTICE BASIC FACTS–multiplication and division (you can use regular playing cards:))

Reading:

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study for the Lesson 21 Vocabulary Test next Friday

Spelling:

  • Study the Lesson 14 list to prepare for the test on Friday.  The high frequency words are:  some, these, would, other, into
  • The Lesson 14 homework is due by Friday

INFORMATION:

  • No school–Monday, January 15 (MLK Day) and Tuesday, January 16, will now be the teacher in-service day (No school for students.)
  • Our next Book Exchange is Wednesday, January 17.
  • The next instrument lessons with Ms. Almoney are Wednesday, Jan. 17
  • Because of the snow days last week, we now have school on Friday, February 16, and Thursday, March 29.

by lgraham

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Friday, January 12 (Day A)

Math:

  • 8-7 worksheet #1-20 odds–MUST show work using criss-cross or benchmark method)
  • *Students have permission to use calculators:)
  • Each day at lunch recess peer math help is available for students who might need extra practice on math concepts. Students who voluntarily sign up to be either a mentor or mentee, will earn a privilege ticket. I encourage student self-awareness when assessing needs; however, as a parent if you see that your child is struggling with a particular math concept, please encourage him/her to take advantage of this program.
  • PRACTICE BASIC FACTS–multiplication and division

Reading:

  • Lesson 21 vocabulary test–next Friday, January 19
  • If your TDA (Dig It!) is not completed, it is due Wednesday.
  • Read for pleasure

Writing:

  • SIMS program (strategic instruction model for sentence writing)

Spelling:

  • Lesson 14 worksheet and test–Friday

Social Studies:

  • Map skills and PA regions

Science:

Information:

  • End of the 2nd Marking Period is today.
  • Starting Wednesday, the new specials for the 3rd and 4th MPs are as follows:  Day A-PE; Day B-Art; Day C-Applied Engineering; Day D-Music
  • Due to only two school days last week, the WWE and blue report will not be sent home until NEXT Monday.
  • No school–Monday, January 15 (MLK Day) and Tuesday, January 16 (teacher in-service)
  • NEXT BOOK EXCHANGE: Friday,  January 26
  • PTO Movie Night in the gym 6 to 8 in the gym–February 2
  • Conestoga is participating in a school-wide composting program that will continue for the remainder of the school year.
  • Next instrument lesson with Ms. Almoney – Wednesday, January 17
  • WWE & blue report (sent home on Mondays)–please sign and return by Wednesday.

by jochs

Smith's Super Stars

Reminder!

Just a reminder… NO school on Monday AND Tuesday! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

by brillj