Planet Penn Manor

December 5 2020

Comet Co-Curricular Committee

Winter PMC3 Funding Window Open Now!

The Comet Co-curricular Committee (PMC3) is pleased to announce the opening of our latest round of grant funding.   As coaches and advisors, this is your opportunity to enhance the co-curricular experience for your students through access to funding you would not otherwise have.  PMC3 has decided to place minimal restrictions on the kinds of grant requests we will consider.  We are also aware that fund raising efforts by the booster clubs have been negatively impacted by the Covid situation.  If your co-curricular activity (CCA) has a financial need, please do not hesitate to submit a grant request.

Grant request applications are available online here.

Grants must be submitted no later than Monday, January 4th, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email at pmc3.cca@gmail.com

ccc

December 4 2020

McElheny Moments

Penn Manor School District

COVID cases reported at Central Manor, Marticville, Hambright and Letort

Penn Manor School District has become aware of four members of the school community who have tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a message from Superintendent Dr. Mike Leichliter with more information.

December 4, 2020

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that one member each of the school communities at Hambright, Letort and Central Manor Elementary and Marticville Middle School have tested positive for COVID-19. These four individuals will not be in school until they have recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with them in the school setting have been notified.

    We are not closing the schools at this time.

    As a result of these positive cases, Penn Manor has taken the following actions:

  • Contacted the PA Department of Health for further guidance
  • Cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individuals who tested positive
  • Identified individuals who had close contact with the infected individuals and communicated directly with them on their next steps, which could include a 14-day quarantine.

    Please note that personal information about the individuals, including names, is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to these members of our school community.

    As a reminder, please keep your child home from school if he or she is feeling ill for any reason. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, loss of taste and shortness of breath. Muscle aches, sore throat and fatigue also are common. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please consult with your family medical provider immediately.

    Please continue to practice social distancing, wash hands often, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces and wear a mask in public, including in school. We face this challenging situation together, and we are grateful for your continued support of our school district.

    For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website or Penn Manor’s COVID-19/Reopening Updates page.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Brian Wallace

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

SEESAW

Don’t forget to check out your child’s SEESAW journal. The class has been learning about plot and retelling. After reading and listening to the story Soccer Song in our Storytown, the students drew and recorded a retell of the story. Check out their work!

gbraun

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Dialog

Today we continued to talk about dialog. The class watched a video called The Snowman. This is a story that only plays music. The students watched the video and then we had to add our own dialog!

What a great day to celebrate pajama day! Our bin was overflowing with coins for CHOP! Thanks so much for your donations! Have a great weekend!

gbraun

Mrs. Mattern's Blog

Next Week

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Each night, your child is bringing home a book to read. Thank you for taking a few minutes to read with your child each night.

Spelling  Words – Test will be on Friday

  • or
  • for
  • form
  • more
  • store
  • sort
  • long
  • bring
  • your
  • head

Bonus Words

  1. December
  2. snowstorm

emattern

The Schettlonary

December 4, 2020

Welcome to 6-S

Announcements

12/10 – PTO Meeting 6:45  

12/23 – 1:30 early dismissal – no KPM 

12/24-12/31 – no school – Winter Break 

 1/01 – no school – Happy New Year 

All 6th graders! Be sure to charge your computer every evening so you’re ready for a busy day in 6th grade.
   

LANGUAGE ARTS

BILL

Writing: We continued our work on dialog today in class.

DLR: DLR #11 is due Monday, December 7, 2020 at 9:05 a.m.

Reading Group: Please check Mr Mattern’s Google Classroom for any potential assignment.

Spelling: Spelling packet #13 is due Friday, December 11, 2020. We will have a spelling test on that date too.

math

MATHS -We took a quiz today and worked on Khan Academy review work. No work for home this weekend (notice I didn’t say homework).

SCIENCE

Science-We discussed our long-range science project for this quarter, F.O.R. A detailed description of the project’s requirements/rules is listed in our Google Science Classroom. The F.O.R. is due January 12, 2021.

We started our Physics Website project, which is due Wednesday, December 9 at 1:05 pm. Be sure to turn in your completed web page in our Google Science Classroom.

Social Studies

RATS! Here are our new RAT due dates.

11/23-Luke

12/4-Fayth

12/8-Cayden

12/10-Ally

12/14-Lorelei

12/16-Joy

12/18-Kiley

12/21-Shaffer

12/22 Scarlett

1/8-Natalie

1/12-Maybelle

1/14-Gretchen

1/19-Logan

1/21-Miles

Please say hello! Send a brief email to Mr. S. describing the picture of the day (above) and receive 10 stars! (mark.schettler@pennmanor.net)

schettlerm

Welcome to Kindergarten

Hambright is collecting…

Hambright is collecting new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to help support Penn Manor families this winter!   These can be any size from infant to adult. If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!   Students may add their donations to the tree in our Hambright lobby until Tuesday, December 22.  Thanks for helping us keep Penn Manor families warm this winter!

jrivera

Team Martin

Cozy Items Tree

Hambright is collecting new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to help support Penn Manor families this winter!   These can be any size from infant to adult.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!   Students may add their donations to the tree in our Hambright lobby until Tuesday, December 22.  Thanks for helping us keep Penn Manor families warm this winter!

Beth Martin

5H Family

A Season of Giving at Hambright

Dear 5th grade families,

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th.  

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag
If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts”. 

ALSO!!

Hambright is collecting new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to help support Penn Manor families this winter!   These can be any size from infant to adult.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!   Students may add their donations to the tree in our Hambright lobby until Tuesday, December 22.  Thanks for helping us keep Penn Manor families warm this winter!

Mrs. Harnish

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

December 4 Reminders

Reminders

  • A Winter Holidays survey was sent home with students on Tuesday.  In order for me to best prepare relevant and exciting lessons for the students, please complete and return this survey no later than MONDAY (December 7). Thank you!

Upcoming Tests

  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): Tuesday, December 8

Important Dates

  • December 11: Last Day for Holiday Donations
  • December 14: Last Day of Applied Engineering
  • December 15: First Day of Physical Education
  • December 23: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • December 24-January 3: Holiday Break; NO SCHOOL

Mrs. Hartman

Welcome to Kindergarten

Spirit Day Tomorrow!

Tomorrow will be a spirit day at Hambright. It will be a crazy hair day and/or a festive sweater day! Feel free to take part in it!

jrivera

December 3 2020

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

Tomorrow!

Tomorrow we are having a festive shirt and/or crazy hair day. Please feel free to participate.

Mrs. Kyper

Penn Manor School District

COVID-19 cases reported at high school, Pequea Elementary

Penn Manor School District has become aware of one member of the high school community and one member of the Pequea Elementary community who have tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a message from Superintendent Dr. Mike Leichliter with more information.

December 3, 2020

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that one member of the Pequea Elementary School community and one individual from the Penn Manor High School community have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals will not be in school until they have recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with them in the school setting have been notified.

    We are not closing Pequea Elementary School at this time. Penn Manor High School will continue to operate under a virtual learning format until switching to a hybrid schedule next week.

    As a result of these positive cases, Penn Manor has taken the following actions:

  • Contacted the PA Department of Health for further guidance
  • Cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individuals who tested positive
  • Identified individuals who had close contact with the infected individuals and communicated directly with them on their next steps, which could include a 14-day quarantine.

    Please note that personal information about the individuals, including names, is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to these members of our school community.

    As a reminder, please keep your child home from school if he or she is feeling ill for any reason. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, loss of taste and shortness of breath. Muscle aches, sore throat and fatigue also are common. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please consult with your family medical provider immediately.

    Please continue to practice social distancing, wash hands often, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces and wear a mask in public, including in school. We face this challenging situation together, and we are grateful for your continued support of our school district.

    For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website or Penn Manor’s COVID-19/Reopening Updates page.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Brian Wallace

Penn Manor School District

High school to return to hybrid Blended Learning format for December

Penn Manor High School will return to a Blended Learning format beginning the week of December 7 and continue in this hybrid learning mode through the month of December. The school will follow the same schedule and in-school attendance format for students that was in use prior to November 6.

There are no changes to the K-8 learning format at this time.

High school students will follow the A and B schedules that were in effect at the beginning of the school year. Group A will attend in-person classes on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students in Group B will attend in person on Thursdays and Fridays. 

In a change from the previous Blended Learning format, students also will receive daily live, virtual video instruction on the days they are not physically in school. Students will receive links from their teachers on instruction.

On Wednesday, December 9, and Wednesday, December 16, all high school students will work independently from home in the morning and will participate in live, virtual learning from 11:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Students who attend Lancaster County Career & Technology Center for a full-day program will continue to follow the schedule under which CTC is operating. Half-day CTC students will receive specific instructions from a high school administrator.   

Meals will be provided to students every day that school is in session. Students may receive meals free of charge for the three days each week that they are not physically in school by completing the order form found here

This shift to a Blended Learning schedule is being implemented in response to increased COVID-19 cases in the high school community and updated requirements from the PA Departments of Health and Education. 

During the holiday break, the district administration will reassess learning mode needs based upon community COVID-19 data and will share additional information with high school families regarding the school schedule by Wednesday, December 30.

For more information, please see the Penn Manor School District COVID-19 information page: http://www.pennmanor.net/covid19

Brian Wallace

Mrs. KinderH20's World

Tomorrow is our reward day!

Our class met their class point goal for November so we are going to celebrate tomorrow. Students have my permission to bring in a small snack for the occasion.

Please contact me if you have any questions. christine.kinderwater@pennmanor.net

ckinderwater

McElheny Moments

Classroom Newsletter

A new classroom newsletter has been added for your viewing pleasure!

smcelheny

Penn Manor Gifted Blog Grades K-8

What To Say When Kids Ask Hard Questions

Karen Young is an Australian psychologist who created Hey Sigmund, “an internationally popular online resource, as a way to provide contemporary, research-driven information on the art of being human, and being with humans.”

After reading her most recent post, What to Say When Kids Ask Hard Questions, or When They Know Things Aren’t “Right”, I knew I had to share it with all of you. Parenting is hard right now. Really hard. This article speaks to us as parents and gives sound advice on how we can help our children during these challenging times.

lorihuel

Penn Manor School District

Penn Manor formally agrees to updated PA health, safety standards

Penn Manor School District has formally agreed to comply with updated health and safety standards for schools implemented by state officials in November due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases across Pennsylvania.

Penn Manor superintendent Mike Leichliter and school board president Herk Rintz signed an attestation form stipulating that the district will comply with the following updated orders:

The new orders were implemented because Lancaster County is currently experiencing a “substantial” level of COVID-19 infections in the community, defined as 100 or more cases per 100,000 population for more than two consecutive weeks or a positivity rate of 10 percent or greater.

If a school district in the “substantial” category chooses to continue to offer full or partial in-person learning to its students, it is required to submit a signed attestation form to the state agreeing to the steps outlined in the two state orders.

A copy of Penn Manor’s attestation form is available here.

If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact the superintendent’s office at (717) 872-9500, ext. 2223.

Brian Wallace

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

December 3 Reminders

Reminders

  • A Winter Holidays survey was sent home with students on Tuesday.  In order for me to best prepare relevant and exciting lessons for the students, please complete and return this survey no later than this coming Monday (December 7). Thank you!

Homework

  • Gumball Subtraction worksheet

Upcoming Tests

  • Math: TOMORROW, December 4
  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): Tuesday, December 8

Important Dates

  • December 11: Last Day for Holiday Donations
  • December 14: Last Day of Applied Engineering
  • December 15: First Day of Physical Education
  • December 23: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • December 24-January 3: Holiday Break; NO SCHOOL

Mrs. Hartman

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Scrip Orders Due This Friday, Dec. 4

If you have any questions, please contact Jess Martin – hessjl@yahoo.com

If you did not receive hard copy information, please click on the links below.

2020 LeTort PTO SCRIP Gift Card

2020 Order Form

bmitchell

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Daily Work

You may have noticed that “homework” has not been coming home with your child. In lieu of homework, I would like students to spend a few minutes each day doing the following activities. (Pick a few, no more than 15 minutes.)

  1. Practice alphabet cards. They should say the letter, picture, sound. (ex. A, apple, /a/).
  2. Practice writing their name. Using a capital at the beginning and lower case letters for the rest. They should be able to write their name neatly on a FUNdation lined paper. (In the back of their STAR folder, put the paper under the plastic cover to be able to erase and practice again.)
  3. Number writing. Students should practice writing numbers 0 – 20.
  4. Number identification 0 – 20. Make index cards (0 – 20) and randomly show the numbers to your child. They should be able to identify numbers out of their order.
  5. Sight words. On the Language Arts tab on the blog, download the sight words. Keep a pile of words they know, and words they don’t. Add one more unknown word to their pile if they are able to say the known sight words easily. Start with the first 25 to see what they already know.
  6. Shapes. Can they identify, circle, rectangle, square, triangle, diamond/rhombus, hexagon.
  7. READ to your child. 🙂
  8. Nonsense words. Here is a link to practice sounding out nonsense words. Yes, they do get tested on nonsense words. We are looking to see if they know the sound of each letter. They may say them slowly, (/r/,/e/,/j/ ) or as one blended sound. (/rej/).

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU DO AT HOME!!!

ckinser

McElheny Moments

Don’t Forget Our Pajama Day to support C.H.O.P!

December 2, 2020

Pajama Day is almost here! Friday, December 4th is our school-wide pajama day! We have been collecting coins as a charitable donation to C.H.O.P. (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). We will continue to collect in our classroom buckets through Friday. The classroom that collects the most coins per student will win an extra recess–but the real winners are all the children at CHOP that will benefit from the donations made by the students and families of LeTort!! So pick out your favorite comfy jams (maybe from your holiday collection?) and plan to enjoy our PJ Day on Friday. Please leave your slippers, blankets and stuffed animals at home, thank you!” 

smcelheny

December 2 2020

Mrs. Geiter's Kindergarten

December information

Today your child was so excited to bring home a gift (book) from PTO! 🙂

***Don’t forget…this FRIDAY, December 4th, we are having a school-wide pajama day!!

We have been collecting coins as a charitable donation to C.H.O.P. (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). We will continue to collect in our classroom buckets through Friday. The classroom that collects the most coins will win an extra recess–but the real winners are all the children at CHOP that will benefit from the donations made by the students and families of LeTort!! So pick out your favorite comfy pajamas (maybe from your holiday collection?) and plan to enjoy our PJ Day on Friday. Please leave your slippers, blankets and stuffed animals at home, thank you!

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts”. 

bgeiter

Fafel's Forum

Holiday Donations

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                 snowflake

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th.  

6th grade – deodorant

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts.”

Thank you!

Mrs. Fafel

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Dialog

Today we continued to talk about dialog. We watched a short utube and practiced adding quotation marks and commas. Then we used macaroni to show dialog in our own sentences!

gbraun

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Mark Your WARDROBE Calendars!

Check out some fun spirit days for December. Plan ahead!

Wild Wednesday – December 9
Wear Tye Dye or Neon Colors

Throwback Thursday – December 17
Dress in your Favorite Decade Attire
(60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s)

House Spirit Day – December 18
Wear your House Colors

Early Dismissal Day – December 23
Wear Red & Green

mszentesy

Central Manor 5th Grade Blog

Holiday Season Giving…

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                                

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

jloreto

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

December 2 Reminders

Reminders

  • A Winter Holidays survey was sent home with students yesterday.  In order for me to best prepare relevant and exciting lessons for the students, please complete and return this survey no later than this coming Monday (December 7). Thank you!

Upcoming Tests

  • Math: Friday, December 4
  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): Tuesday, December 8

Important Dates

  • December 11: Last Day for Holiday Donations
  • December 14: Last Day of Applied Engineering
  • December 15: First Day of Physical Education
  • December 23: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • December 24-January 3: Holiday Break; NO SCHOOL

Mrs. Hartman

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Holiday Collection

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                                

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th.  

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts”.  

bmitchell

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Pajama Day

 “Pajama Day is almost here! Friday, December 4th is our school-wide pajama day! We have been collecting coins as a charitable donation to C.H.O.P. (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). We will continue to collect in our classroom buckets through Friday. The classroom that collects the most coins per student will win an extra recess–but the real winners are all the children at CHOP that will benefit from the donations made by the students and families of LeTort!! So pick out your favorite comfy jams (maybe from your holiday collection?) and plan to enjoy our PJ Day on Friday. Please leave your slippers, blankets and stuffed animals at home, thank you!” 

gbraun

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Pajama Day is Friday!

 Pajama Day is almost here! Friday, December 4th is our school-wide pajama day!

We have been collecting coins as a charitable donation to C.H.O.P. (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). We will continue to collect in our classroom buckets through Friday. The classroom that collects the most coins per student will win an extra recess–but the real winners are all the children at CHOP that will benefit from the donations made by the students and families of LeTort!! So pick out your favorite comfy jams (maybe from your holiday collection?) and plan to enjoy our PJ Day on Friday. Please leave your slippers, blankets and stuffed animals at home, thank you!

bmitchell

The Peart Post

PJs Friday!!

Pajama Day is almost here! Friday, December 4th is our school-wide pajama day!🤗 We have been collecting coins as a charitable donation to C.H.O.P. (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia).💰We will continue to collect in our classroom buckets through Friday. The classroom that collects the most coins per student will win an extra recess🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ –but the real winners are all the children at CHOP that will benefit from the donations made by the students and families of LeTort!!🥰 So pick out your favorite comfy jams (maybe from your holiday collection?) and plan to enjoy our PJ Day on Friday. (Please leave your slippers, blankets and stuffed animals at home, thank you!)

mpeart

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

Homework, Karate belts, Seesaw ….

Hello!
I had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. The highlight was that my daughter and son-in-law visited from Ohio. It is always good to come back after a break.

I am going to start collecting work for those students who are out and send it home as quickly as I can. For students who may be out for an extended period of time I will probably mail the work to you. When work is missed we do try to review but as we pick up the pace beginning in the new year that becomes more difficult. So please go over the work that is sent home so that your child can keep up with the classwork.

We are beginning the word on the blue belt this week. This is the fifth belt. If your child is still working on learning the white belt words please start doing flash cards with them. I will also begin to send videos and other activities for you through Seesaw.

I have sent home the information for you to sign on to Seesaw. Please take the time to do this! It is important that you be able to access this platform should we go to virtual learning.

To help support our Penn Manor families during this Holiday season we are putting together baskets of personnel supplies. Kindergarten has been asked to collect toothbrushes. If you are able to donate toothbrushes please send them in by December 11th. Monetary donations are also very much appreciated. Checks can be made payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts”. 

If you have any questions please let me know.

Mrs. Kyper

December 1 2020

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Help at the Holidays

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                                

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts”. 

mszentesy

Penn Manor School District

Seven positive COVID-19 cases reported at six schools

The school district has learned that seven members of the Penn Manor community have tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a message from Superintendent Dr. Mike Leichliter with more information.

December 1, 2020

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the school district became aware of seven individuals from these Penn Manor schools who tested positive for COVID-19: Hambright Elementary (1), Central Manor Elementary (1), Penn Manor High School (2), Eshleman Elementary (1), Marticville Middle (1) and Pequea Elementary (1). The individuals will not be in school until they have recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with these individuals in the school setting have been notified.

    Penn Manor High School will continue remote learning this week. In-person learning will continue at the other schools at this time.

    As a result of these positive cases, Penn Manor has taken the following actions:

  • Contacted the PA Department of Health for further guidance
  • Cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individuals who tested positive
  • Identified individuals who had close contact with the infected individuals and communicated directly with them on their next steps, which could include a 14-day quarantine.

    Please note that personal information about the individuals is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to these members of our school community.

    As a reminder, please keep your child home from school if he or she is feeling ill for any reason. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, loss of taste and shortness of breath. Muscle aches, sore throat and fatigue also are common. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please consult with your family medical provider immediately.

    Please continue to practice social distancing, wash hands often, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces and wear a mask in public, including in school. We face this challenging situation together, and we are grateful for your continued support of our school district.

    For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website or Penn Manor’s COVID-19/Reopening Updates page.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Brian Wallace

Team Martin

One more thing…

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                 snowflake               

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th.  

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag
If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts”. 

Beth Martin

Team Martin

December 4th

Spirit Day – Crazy Hair/Festive Sweater Day

Beth Martin

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

The -ng sound, adding 3 addends and dialog

Today the class sorted our new spelling words: words with the -NG sound and words that do not have the -NG sound. We listened to this UTUBE to help us with this tricky sound. Then we highlighted -ng words in our story about KING JON.

In math the class used two strategies to help them add 3 addends today. We either looked for a double or a way to make ten. Tomorrow we will be making rainbows to help us with this strategy!

The class finished up by talking about dialog. We listened to 2 stories. One that used quotation marks for dialog and one that used speech bubbles. Then we wrote our own dialog with speech bubbles and quotation marks.

gbraun

Fellenbaum`s Forum

Toiletry Donations

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                 snowflake

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the items listed below at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th.  

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts.”

hfellenbaum

Miss Walker's Second Grade Team

Holiday Toiletry Drive

Dear Parents and Guardians,
In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the items at each
school throughout the district. If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your
generosity! We will be collecting the items listed below for Second grade between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December
11th .

2nd grade – bars of soap

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation,
please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th . Make your
check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts”.

Miss Walker

Bushong Broadcast

Penn Manor Holiday Giving

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                 snowflake

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th.  

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts.”

kbushong

Welcome to Kindergarten

Book Orders Due Tomorrow

Books are GREAT gifts for your child during this upcoming holiday season!

During the COVID crisis, you can choose where to have your books shipped: to your home or delivered to me with our class order. With a $25 order, you will get FREE shipping and a FREE Book (use code: READS).

All orders also earn FREE Books for our class. Thank you for your support!

Class Order Due Date: 12/2/20

Class Code: WFPMK

Connect and Shop Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/WFPMK

Shop the flyers for our grade with your child: https://scholastic-clubs.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=675893

Please feel free to forward the Class Page link to extended family and friends who may want to support your child’s reading.

jrivera

Welcome to Kindergarten

Holiday Donations

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.   We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

Monetary donations will also be accepted, please send the amount you choose by check by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts”.  

jrivera

Mrs. Mattern's Blog

December 1

Hi Parents,
Your child’s report card is coming home today.  When you receive this, you can take the actual report card out and keep it, sign the envelope, and return it tomorrow with your child.
Your child will be bringing home his/her math book, storytown book, and an orange folder with lots of papers.  Please leave all of these items in your child’s backpack.  I am just trying to be prepared if we are virtual in the future.
Here are this week’s spelling words.  Our test will be on Friday.

Spelling  Words

         Spell and use correctly in daily writing.

  1. long

2.    song

3.    sing

4.    ring

5.    bring

6.    thing

7.    us

8.    must

9.    does

10.     food

Bonus Words

1.   Thanksgiving

2.  friend

emattern

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Holiday Helping Hands

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                 snowflake

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th.  

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts.”

mmulder

Mrs. Juba's Counselor Corner

Toiletry Donations

snowflake

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                                

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th.  

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts.”

Mrs. Juba

PMSD Elementary Counseling Department

Toiletry Donations

snowflake

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                                

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th.  

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts.”

Mrs. Juba

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

December 1 Reminders

Reminders

  • A Winter Holidays survey will be sent home with students today.  In order for me to best prepare relevant and exciting lessons for the students, please complete and return this survey no later than this coming Monday (December 7). Thank you!

Homework

  • Gumball Subtraction worksheet

Upcoming Tests

  • Math: Friday, December 4
  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): Tuesday, December 8

Important Dates

  • December 14: Last Day of Applied Engineering
  • December 15: First Day of Physical Education
  • December 23: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • December 24-January 3: Holiday Break; NO SCHOOL

Mrs. Hartman

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Happy December!

I am excited to see the Szentesy squad this week! We’ve had six days off of school, just a reminder to check for a few items as we get back into a solid routine this week. 
Where is your child’s…

-mask?
-back-up/extra mask? 
-charged laptop?
-coat, hat, gloves (dress in layers?)
-sneakers?
-purple folder?
-water bottle? 

It was wonderful to meet so many of you before the break. Thank you for your time discussing your child’s progress. I hope you had a wonderful, safe, restful, healthy Thanksgiving.

mszentesy