Planet Penn Manor

October 16 2019

Miller's Memo

Conference Forms

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

It was brought to my attention that a few students had the wrong conference paper form when they came home last night. I was out of the building for a few meetings yesterday, so I am not sure what exactly happened. Therefore, I am sending home a new yellow paper that has the correct date and time for your parent/teacher conference in November. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Please sign and return the yellow form. I look forward to seeing you in November!

Mrs. Miller

October 15 2019

Letort 4th Grade Superheroes

Weekly Reminders

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with your family! This weather has been so beautiful! As the leaves begin to change and the temperature gets cooler, our students have settled into fourth grade and are doing a SUPER job!

REMINDERS FOR THIS WEEK:

***This week is Bus Driver Appreciation Week. Please encourage your child to show his/her appreciation to the bus driver. A half sheet went home today about ways to do this each day.

***PTO FALL FEST and SUB PICK UP is this Saturday, October 19.

Math: We have begun the Chapter 4 unit on Multiplication. The students are learning this concept through the CRA (Concrete, Representational, and Abstract) model. This allows the students to conceptually understand and build foundation blocks for the steps of multiplication. The goal of this chapter is for the students to multiply 2,3,4 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. Problem Solving will be incorporated throughout the chapter.

Reading: The students will finish up their Unit 1 Assessment on Characterization and Theme this Wednesday. We will then move onto Unit 2! The focus skill is Main Idea and our first story is entitled, Dragons and Dinosaurs. October Book It calendars are due at the end of the month. The requirement is 400 minutes for the month with parent signatures.

Spelling: All three Lesson 6 activities are due this Friday. We will take the Lesson 6 test on that day as well.

Writing: We have been learning about how to write more descriptive writing through the use of similes. This week we will learn about metaphors and identify the difference between the two. Students will then write a descriptive paragraph incorporating both a simile and metaphor.

Social Studies: The Native American test is on Thursday, October 17 for 4S and on Friday, October 18 for 4G. Please review the notes and flashcards in preparation for the test!

Science: This week we are discussing the life processes of respiration and digestion. The students will understand digestion while eating a little snack. 🙂 Be sure to ask your child about it later this week. To conclude this unit, we still need to learn about biological pests and fossils. Mrs. Gwyn’s homeroom will test on Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Mrs. Suydam’s homeroom will test on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Your child should be reviewing the study guide or making flashcards to review and prepare for the test. As always–if you have any questions, please reach out to me!

This Friday conference forms will be going home in the Weekly Work Envelope. Please sign the power log, WWE, and conference form and return on Monday.

Have a SUPER week!!! If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Suydam or Mrs. Gwyn. We are beyond proud of the students and their hard work! They truly are SUPERHEROES!!!

lsuydam

Mrs. Eichler's 2nd Grade Blog

Quick Reminders

**If you are ordering books from the book order, please do so by tomorrow. Thank you!!!

**No spelling list this week!

**Keep working on those reading minutes!

**The optional pumpkin book reports that have come in so far are SO MUCH FUN!!

Never hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns!

beichler

Mrs. Eby's 5th Grade Blog

Week of October 15th…

Hello Everyone,

I hope you had a relaxing weekend and were able to enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Here are some ways that we will be making our brains STRONGER this week in 5th grade!

Curriculum News:

Reading:  In reading today, we finished up our review activity on interpreting fictional texts and began to review the five different types of non-fiction text structures. Wednesday, we will continue to review the text structures, their key features,  their graphic organizers, and signal words. Thursday and Friday, we’ll be doing activities where we read, analyze, and identify a non-fiction’s text structure.

Spelling: Your child received his/her spelling homework packet today. Since it is already Tuesday, your child knows that the packet isn’t due until Friday this week. She/he is also aware that our spelling test is on Friday as usual.

Math: This week in math we wrapping up our third unit. Tuesday we reviewed our quiz from last week in small groups and set goals for how we want to do on the test this Friday. On Wednesday we will take a pause from unit 3, and complete the first math benchmark test of the year. Thursday we will have review stations for unit 3 to help prepare for the test. On Friday we will take our end of unit test, so make sure to complete the study guide Thursday night. Keep up the hard work in math 5th grade!  

Have a wonderful week thank you for your continuous support!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

keby

5H Family

Today

Today we had the honor of meeting Leonardo Lanna, a National Geographic Explorer and founder of Project Mantis. Leo studies praying mantises in the rainforests of South America. He is partnered with our class for the year through National Geographic, so we’re sure to learn lots though him!

Remember to study for spelling this week!

Some photos from last week:

Mrs. Harnish

Fafel's Forum

Looking Back…Looking Forward…

Reading A & B- Looking Back– We finished our first class novel, Ghost. We focused on identifying the elements of fiction and analyzing them throughout the book. The students loved the book and we had some great discussion. Looking Forward- We will have our unit 1 assessment this week and then begin a non-fiction unit focusing on text features and structures. *Please continue to encourage your child to be reading for at least 15 minutes each evening. This is their daily reading homework.

Science- Looking Back- We have experimented and discussed all the measurable aspects of air and are finishing up learning what causes wind and the different wind patterns of the earth. Looking Forward- We will finish discussing wind and explore weather forecasting. We finish our earth science unit with a quick look at the solar system. * Students will have a quiz on wind next week. They have a note page that they should be studying. Quizlet is also a great, fun way to review. All science units are available in Quizlet.

Writing- Looking Back- Students did a great job writing fall poetry. They also wrote a friendly letter to me which is due tomorrow (Wednesday)and I am looking forward to getting to know more about each student as I read their letter to me. Looking Forward- Students will continue to practice grammar and writing skills through review of our weekly mentor sentences. We will briefly review nouns, verbs, and adjectives before creating informational websites on a US state of each student’s choice. Their website will demonstrate their knowledge of the parts of speech, text features from reading, and informational writing skills.

Mrs. Fafel

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Pirates and Bats

Today we did a Check Your Progress in Math. We reviewed by watching “How To Subtract” with a Pirate. Then the students were allowed to play ABC Mouse on the touch screen laptops!

The class also has been learning about bats. Last week we read Stellaluna and today we finished up our bat books and watched a video on bat facts.

gbraun

Bushong Broadcast

Homework Happenings!

Please read a book of choice tonight! Read, read, read!

Your child brought home a spelling list today. Please practice at home. 🙂

There is no math homework tonight.

Important Dates:

  • October 21-25: Red Ribbon Week
  • October 24: End of Marking Period 1
  • October 25: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • October 31: PTO Fundraiser orders & money due
  • November 1: In-Service Day; NO SCHOOL
  • November 6 & 7: Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • November 6-8: Early Dismissals @ 1:30 PM
  • November 12: PTO Fundraiser Pick-Up Night
  • November 13: Picture Retake Day
  • November 15: PTO Movie Night

kbushong

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Tuesday, October 15 (Day A)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure

MATH:

  • Lesson 4-8 worksheet #1-13 odds only
  • Xtra Math (under School Links on blog (right side) sign in with: janet.ochs @pennmanor.net and your Xtra math student PIN #)
  • Prodigy (under School Links on blog (right side) Class codes (if you are having trouble getting on) Blue–053F1C; Gold–250842

SPELLING:

  • Complete the 2-sided worksheet for Week 6. It is due by Friday.
  • Study for the Week 6 Test on Friday.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post). It is still helpful, though, to have an adult give paper and pencil practice tests to check progress.

WRITING:

  • Do DLR (Daily Language Review) Wednesday-4

SCIENCE:

  • Use the green half sheet to study for the science quiz on atoms. (Quiz: 4-G on Monday, Oct. 21 and 4-O on Tuesday, Oct. 22)

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • The unit of study is William Penn

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday
  • A purple paper with your child’s Parent/Teacher Conference time was sent home in the WWE today. Please sign & return the bottom part by Friday. Thank you!
  • Book Exchange tomorrow
  • On Friday students were given two papers from the PTO with information about the Box Top program. The papers are in their blue homework folder. Please send your clipped box tops to the school no later than Friday, October 18.
  • 10/15-10/18: Spirit Week         
    • 10/16 – Tacky/Mismatch Day      
    • 10/17 – Grade Level Day – K wears purple, 1st blue, 2nd light blue, 3rd green, 4th yellow, 5th orange, 6th red, everyone else navy     
    • 10/18 – School Colors – wear blue & gold or Spirit Wear
  • 10/17 – 2:50 – Kids’ Heart Challenge Assembly
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, Oct. 21 (Remember your instrument and book)
  • 10/18 All School Assembly (2:50 pm)
  • 10/24 End of Marking Period 1
  • 10/24-10/25 PTO Pumpkin Contest
  • 10/25 Early Dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • 10/25 PTO Game Night

lgraham

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Tuesday, October 15 (Day A)

Math: 

  • Lesson 4-8 worksheet #1-13 odds only
  • Xtra Math (under School Links on blog (right side) sign in with: janet.ochs @pennmanor.net and your Xtra math student PIN #)
  • Prodigy (under School Links on blog (right side)) Class codes (if you are having trouble getting on) Blue–053F1C; Gold–250842

Reading: 

  • Read for pleasure

Writing:

  • DLR (Daily Language Review) 4-Thursday

Spelling:

  • The completed 2-sided worksheet is due Friday and the test will be administered Friday (or last day of the school week). This week is Lesson 6.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post).
  • If a student earns a D or F, parents must sign the test and students return it to me the following day.

Social Studies:

  • Our unit of study is William Penn

Science:

Information:

  • Please sign and return the WWE and blue report by this Friday.
  • October 15-18 – Spirit Week      
    • 10/16 – Tacky/Mismatch Day      
    • 10/17 – Grade Level Day – K wears purple, 1st blue, 2nd light blue, 3rd green, 4th yellow, 5th orange, 6th red, everyone else navy     
    • 10/18 – School Colors – wear blue & gold or Spirit Wear
  • 10/17 – 2:50 – Kids’ Heart Challenge Assembly
  • 10/18 All School Assembly (2:50 pm)
  • 10/24 End of Marking Period 1
  • 10/24-10/25 PTO Pumpkin Contest
  • 10/25 Early Dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • 10/25 PTO Game Night

jochs

Fellenbaum`s Forum

Energy Presentation

Last week, students had fun learning about energy and electricity during a presentation given by PP&L employees. Students were able to experiment to find out what materials are insulators and which are conductors. Each student received a FREE home energy kit. Inside that kit is a home energy worksheet to be completed and returned. Students that return their sheet will receive a color-changing pencil as well as a chance to win an ENERGY STICK like the one we used for our experiments! Extra copies were sent home in your child’s home folder today. Please return them as soon as possible 🙂

hfellenbaum

Mrs. Wagner's Classroom Blog

This week’s happenings…

I hope you all enjoyed the nice fall weekend this past weekend. I just wanted to touch base about a few tings going on over the next few weeks.

New spelling lists are coming home today, our test will be next Friday 10/25.

Friday 10/18 will be our point break obstacle course. All students will be participating in the obstacle course throughout the day. Please have your child wear their house shirts and sneakers on Friday. They may also bring a water bottle if they would like.

Conference forms with your assigned date/time went home on Friday. I did my best to accommodate for you schedule with the information you provided me on the original form. Please sign and return the form so I know you have to day/time on your calendar. Please do not hesitate to let me know if a conflict arises.

The end of our first marking period is next Thursday 10/24, report cards will be distributed at your child’s conference.

Next Friday 10/25 is a 1:30 dismissal.

cwagner

The Schettlonary

October 15, 2019 (Happy Birthday Mrs S!)

Welcome to 6-S! Wednesday is day B and our special is art!

Signed Work Folders are due Thursday.

Please return signed Parent Teacher Conference confirmation paperwork by Friday.

Upcoming Events
   

 10/16 – Tacky/Mismatch Day      

10/17 – Grade Level Day -6th wear red

10/18 – School Colors – wear blue & gold or Spirit Wear (teachers – jeans)

10/24-Decorated Pumpkins are due

11/2- Forms available in the office…Penn Manor Basketball Clinic…open to boys and girls in kindergarten thru 6th grade…Nov. 2, 9:00-11:00am at Manor Middle School Gym, $20.00

BILL

Writing: We shared our finished copies today.

Reading: Study Non-fiction book markers.

Spelling: The spelling packet for list 7 is due Friday, October 18 . There will be an assessment on that day too.

DLR: DLR 8 is due Friday, October 18.

math

Maths: Today we learned how to divide decimals. Please complete any unfinished word problems. Found in our Google Classroom, this skill sheet will not allow you to write on said sheet. Write your answers on a separate piece of paper.

Science : Our long-range weather project is due October 22, 2019.

Social Studies: See Mr. Mattern’s blog.

RATS

10/17 Janelly

10/21 Landon

10/23 Leah

10/24 Leo

10/25 Lincoln

10/28 Veronica

10/30 Maddie

10/31 Jill

11/4 Ava

11/6 Ethan

Here’s the blog picture.  Please tell Mr. S. via email who or what this is and receive 5 stars!  (mark.schettler@pennmanor.net)

schettlerm

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

PTO Meeting tonight

Please join us tonight at 6:30 PM in the Letort library for our October PTO meeting. If you are interested in supporting our Book Fair, please plan on attending the first planning meeting at 6:00 PM.

bmitchell

Sixth Grade with Miss Feaster

October Guidance Lessons

Dear Sixth Grade Parents/Guardians:

As in years past, Penn Manor will provide a sexual harassment prevention program to sixth grade students.  The program is presented in an age-appropriate and non-threatening manner, and the session will include a video entitled, “Flirting or Hurting:  When Is It Okay, When Is It Harassment?”.  Parents are invited to attend their child’s session of this prevention program or may arrange to preview the materials in advance. Simply call me if you have any questions, (717)872-1401 ext 3203.

Your child’s class is scheduled for 2:15pm on:

October 23rd for students in 6S

October 28th for students in 6K

October 29th for students in 6F

October 31st for students in 6B

Parents/guardians are welcome to attend their child’s session of this program, or may arrange to preview the materials in advance.   If you would like to attend, please email/call me at the below contact information. 

If you would like your child excused from the program, please notify me in writing no later than Monday, October 21st.

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Madara

School Counselor

(717)872-1401 ext 3203

shannon.madara@pennmanor.net

kfeaster

Penn Manor High School Mathematics Department

September Mathletes

The Monthly Mathlete award is given to three math students every month from various levels of math classes. These students are nominated and chosen by the Math Department on the basis of their hard work and leadership in the math classroom. They will be recognized by having their pictures posted in the Math Wing for the month, as well as on our blog.

Aaron Eaby has been chosen for this award as a result of his hard wtih in Honors Math Analysis. When this was awarded, he had one of the top three grades in the class, and he had the highest score on their most recent test.  He thinks logically about the problems, asks great questions, and does a good job helping his classmates. Keep up the great work, Aaron!

Jayden Abel is receiving this award because he constantly puts forth a positive attitude and effort which brightens any teacher’s day. He is
such an active learner and pushes himself to understand the mathematics being presented in the classroom. Jayden’s efforts show in the grade he is currently earning, and even more than that, his positive efforts impact the energy in the classroom. His teachers truly appreciate the leader in him.

Page Dubbs is receiving this award because she has had continuous positive contributions in her math classroom. She regularly participates in classroom discussion, eagerly completes all her work and when she finishes her work she enjoys helping her peers. Paige has proven herself to be an exemplary student in the classroom. Her effort and attitude is appreciated.

bpongracz

Penn Manor Marching Unit

Football Game Info – 10/18/19

Friday is HOMECOMING night as Penn Manor plays Hempfield. Any PMMU alumni is welcome to join the band in the stands as we play our pep tunes! Bring your instrument and meet us in the stands.

Andrew Johnson

Mrs. Schoelkopf's Blog

Sexual Harassment Lesson

Dear Sixth Grade Parents/Guardians:

As in years past, Penn Manor will provide a sexual harassment prevention program to sixth grade students.  The program is presented in an age-appropriate and non-threatening manner, and the session will include a video entitled, “Flirting or Hurting:  When Is It Okay, When Is It Harassment?”.  Parents are invited to attend their child’s session of this prevention program or may arrange to preview the materials in advance. Simply call me if you have any questions, (717)872-1401 ext 3203.

Your child’s class is scheduled for 2:15pm on:

October 23rd for students in 6S

October 28th for students in 6K

October 29th for students in 6F

October 31st for students in 6B

Parents/guardians are welcome to attend their child’s session of this program, or may arrange to preview the materials in advance.   If you would like to attend, please email/call me at the below contact information. 

If you would like your child excused from the program, please notify me in writing no later than Monday, October 21st.

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Madara

School Counselor

(717)872-1401 ext 3203

shannon.madara@pennmanor.net

Beth Schoelkopf

Mrs. Bock Hambright 6th Grade

Important Dates:

Friday (the 18th) – Social Studies Test and Math Test on chapter 3 for some

October 22nd – Math Benchmark 1

End of Marking Period – October 24th

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Wednesday November 6th and as needed on November 7th

CONFERENCE FORMS!

I am still missing several conference forms. Please fill out the form and send them back to school by this Thursday the 17th. I really want to meet with you when it suits you. Thank you for your support!

kbock

Miss Trostle's Classroom Blog

October 15 Reminders

Reminders

  • Our next book exchange is TOMORROW (October 16).  Please remind your child to bring their books to school tomorrow.
  • For social studies, we will be doing a create-your-own-globe activity toward the end of October. If able, please send in a small pumpkin for your child by next Friday (October 25). If you are unable to, please contact me and I will gladly arrange to get your child a pumpkin. Thanks so much!

Homework

  • Rewrite incorrect spelling words 3 times each
  • Study for vocab quiz

Upcoming Tests

  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): TOMORROW, October 16
  • Math: Friday, October 18
  • Spelling: Friday, October 18

Important Dates

  • October 21-25: Red Ribbon Week
  • October 24: End of Marking Period 1
  • October 25: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • October 31: PTO Fundraiser orders & money due
  • November 1: In-Service Day; NO SCHOOL
  • November 6 & 7: Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • November 6-8: Early Dismissals @ 1:30 PM
  • November 12: PTO Fundraiser Pick-Up Night
  • November 13: Picture Retake Day
  • November 15: PTO Movie Night

Miss Trostle

Central Manor Third Grade

Weekly Update 10/14-10/18

For the month of October, the students will be learning about and demonstrating teamwork.

Math update: We will take our chapter 4 math test on multiplication Wednesday, October 16. These tests will be returned Thursday, and corrections are due back Monday, October 21. Please remember to show work in order to receive credit!

Please continue working with your child as they will be using their creative side to think of fun solid, liquid, and gas ideas as they create a “Matter Menu”. Many examples will be shared with students to help them start to brainstorm ideas! These are due no later then Monday, October 21!

This week:
Monday, October 14: No School – Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 15, cycle day A: New spelling packet(lesson 7) handed out
Wednesday, October 16, cycle day B: Chapter 4 Math test
Thursday October 17, cycle day C: Math tests are returned – corrections due Monday, October 21
Friday, October 18, cycle day D: Blue Rock Fire Truck Visit

* Lesson 7 spelling is tested on Friday, October 25

  • Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, October 21st-PTO meeting 6:30-CM library
  • Thursday, October 24-End of 1st Marking Period
  • Friday, October 25th-Early Dismissal 1:30
  • Friday, November 1-Teacher inservice day (No School)
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday November 6th-8th- elementary early dismissal

mquinn

GRADE ONEderful NEWS

Trop Smoothie Fundraiser

Support the Eshleman PTO by stopping by Trop tonight. Let them know you’re there to support Eshleman so our PTO gets credit. Thank you!

Box Tops and dimes are due on Friday. Thanks for your support!

wlutzterry

Mrs. Mattern's Blog

This Week

New spelling words are coming home today. Our test will be on Friday, October 25th.

We are working hard to create our own towns. Your child is excited to add buildings to the 3D model this week in class!

Enjoy the fall weather!

emattern

The Peart Post

Some morning conferences available?

Parent Teacher Conferences: THANK YOU for all the conference forms returned!

I am ALSO able to offer BEFORE SCHOOL parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday Nov. 6th OR Thursday Nov. 7th instead of the afternoon or evening conference. (7:15 am, 7:30am, 7:45 am, 8:00 am, 8:15 am, 8:30 am )

BEFORE school would only work for parents without a sibling in the school (OR if the other teacher is also able to come in early before contract times. If there is a sibling, I can TRY but those are harder to coordinate with such limited morning times.)

If you are interested in switching to a BEFORE SCHOOL CONFERENCE instead of the evening or afternoon conferences, please email me TODAY.

megan.peart@pennmanor.net

mpeart

Dr. Garvey's Blog

Electronic Day this Friday!

We met our goal…. in September! Not one time… 2 times, but 3 times!

Students are celebrating meeting their goals in September and they voted to have an electronic day. Students are welcome to bring in phones, handheld game devices, tablets or computers this Friday, October 18. Students will be logging into to the Penn Manor guest wireless servers. These servers have a considerable firewall and filter. Games need to be rated E to play in school and I will be actively monitoring screens to make sure that students are using the electronics appropriately. After electronic day, we will share a snack together.

kgarvey

GRADE ONEderful NEWS

Reading groups are up and running. Please check your child’s back pack for his/her red reading folder. Inside you may find a book. Please read to the post it note book marker, but kindly do not read beyond this point. You do not need to sign the post it note. I’d love for you to read together each night, however I do not keep track of students who did not have a chance to read at home.

Thank you for sending labels in for the Eshleman Run for Funds. It’s not too late. We really appreciate your labels and donations. So far, both first grades have raised the most money for our school! Keep sending in those labels! Thank you!

You may notice the kids have not earned as many golden tickets this week compared to past weeks. This is because we are now working to earn individual recognition (golden tickets) as well as group recognition (house points and Mrs. Potato head). Students have many ways to be recognized for their teamwork, good behavior, hard work, kindness, etc…. Sometimes they just hear a kind word to let them know they are doing well in school. I’m so proud of how far everyone has come in learning our school rules and settling into our routine!

Please be sure to send all transportation changes to our school secretary. It is important that you contact her since our class is usually dismissed to go home by our specialist teachers.

Lunch money should be sent to school in a baggy or envelope marked with your child’s name and 1-T. Thank you!

This week –

Tuesday, 10/15- Our special is applied engineering. Practice spelling words for our test tomorrow.

Wednesday, 10/16 – Our special is Music. Miss Trish and her dog Declan will come in to visit with our class. We have a spelling test today.

Thursday, 10/17 – We have Phys. Ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers. New spelling words come home today.

Friday, 10/18 – Our special is Art.

Looking Ahead:

10/21 – PTO meeting, 6:30 . All are welcome to attend.

10/24 – End of MP1

10/25– 1:30 early dismissal

10/25 is our Eshleman Run for Funds. You are welcome to come out to support our students. Details about when we run to follow.

10/31 – First grade fall fest after lunch. If you would still like to volunteer we have a few spots available. Details will be sent home closer to the date for all volunteers. We appreciate your help!

11/1 – In service, No School for Students

Nov. 6,7,8 – All 1:30 early dismissal days

Nov. 6 & 7 – Conference dates. Your conference time will be coming home at the end of the week. I’m looking forward to meeting with each of you!

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend! Send them back to school tomorrow!

wlutzterry

October 14 2019

Mrs. Rios 4th Grade Blog

October 15-18

Sorry for the late post! I will get right to business!

Reading– We have started Unit 2. Our focus is finding main ideas and supporting details in nonfiction text. Final check on reading calendars for the first marking period will be early next week. Please keep them updated! Thank you!
Spelling – Unit 7 lists will come home tomorrow (Tuesday). The test on these words will be Friday, 10/18.
Writing – We continue to work on paragraph writing.
Content – 4R students have started a science unit with Mr. Showalter.
Please look for Math updates to come from Mr. Showalter.

Next Week’s Schedule
Monday, 10/14 – No School
Tuesday, 10/15 – Day A – Music
Wednesday, 10/16 – Day B – Applied Engineering/Book Exchange
Thursday, 10/17 – Day C – Art
Friday, 10/18 – Day D – PE

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
10/18 – PTO Family Movie Night (Movie TBA), 7pm
10/24 – End of MP #1
10/25 – 1:30 dismissal
11/1 – No school for students
11/6-11/8 – 1:30 dismissals (conferences)
11/13 – Picture retakes

mrios

Mr. Mattern's Sixth Grade

Conference Papers

On Tuesday, all students will bring home paperwork regarding our parent teacher conferences in November.  There are two papers I am asking you to return to school.  The first paper contains the assigned time for our conference.  The second paper is a conference planning form that Mr. Schettler and I use to help direct the conversation during our meeting.  If you could please fill out the conference planning form and return it by Friday, October 18th, it would be greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at school.  Thank you.

tmattern

Bushong Broadcast

This Week in 2 Bushong

Tuesday, October 15: Day A: We have gym today. I can’t wait to see you today!

Wednesday, October 16: Day B: We have art today.

(Mrs. B. out on school business today!)

Thursday, October 17: Day C: We have music today.

(Mrs. B. out on school business today.)

Friday, October 18: Day D: We have applied engineering today. Spelling Test!

Mrs. B. will see everyone Monday, October 21st! Have a great weekend!

Important Dates

  • October 16-17: Out on school business
  • October 21-25: Red Ribbon Week
  • October 24: End of Marking Period 1
  • October 25: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • October 31: PTO Fundraiser orders & money due
  • November 1: In-Service Day; NO SCHOOL
  • November 6 & 7: Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • November 6-8: Early Dismissals @ 1:30 PM

kbushong

5th Grade ROCKSTARs!

5th Grade Harvest Party

We will be having our Harvest Party on Wednesday, Oct. 30th at 1:30 in the afternoon. Below is a link to a sign-up genius if you would be willing to donate for our celebration! Thank you in advance 🙂

5th Grade Harvest Party

moyerj

The Peart Post

Reader’s theaters and Pink Out!

It was a busy week! Second graders performed readers theaters for their first grade teachers and students. We have been working hard on Place value to 1,000. We ended the week showing our PINK support in the fight against cancer. Next week we will wrap up place value with a chapter test.

Monday, 10/14 NO SCHOOL
Tuesday 10/15   Cycle A  Music  
Wednesday  10/16   Cycle B Physical education
Thursday, 10/17   Cycle Day C  Art
Friday, 10/18   Library Instruction + Book exchange

mpeart

The Thompson Telegram

Learning about fossils and making a few molds and casts of our own.

On Friday, we learned about four types of fossils: mold and cast, trace, true form, and resin fossils. Students also participated in several activities, including, making their own molds and casts, digging for fossils, and classifying fossils.

On Tuesday, students will take their fossil finds and creations home with them.

thompsonj

The Thompson Telegram

Spelling Lesson 7

Spelling Lesson 7 VCCV medial consonants

thompsonj

October 13 2019

Mrs. Wiggins' Blog

week of 10/14-10/18

I have asked all students to please have their own ear buds or headphones to use in class when we use our computers. The Dollar Store is a great place to pick them up. Thank you for your support!

Special Reminders:

*Monday – No School for Columbus Day

*Tuesday – Your child’s ELA Unit 1 Assessment will come home in your child’s Monday folder today. Please sign the folder AND the Unit Assessment and return both no later than Thursday. Thank you!

*Friday – The Blue Rock Fire Company will be visiting Central Manor today!

Looking Ahead…

*October 21 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM

*October 25 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*November 1 – October Reading Log Due (240 minutes)

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   Students began Chapter 4 which is multiplying larger numbers.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: The students did an amazing job on their Unit 1 Assessment, and I am extremely proud of them! Please look over, sign, and then kindly return your child’s assessment that will be found in their Monday folder. We will begin our next unit on Tuesday with the focus on Main Idea and supporting details. In grammar we will be practicing writing and identifying compound and simple sentences (or independent clauses).

Word Study with Mr. Jones:   Please check your child’s planner for a menu item due date, and an upcoming word study test.

Science: We will be taking a break for now to focus on social studies.

Social Studies: The students are excited to begin learning about the Pennsylvania Native Americans! Please be on the look out for a Native American project slip that will be coming home in the near future.

 

awiggins

Mrs. Glenn's Kindergarten Blog

Week of October 15-October 18

Reading: The students will listen to some books on the topic of apples. The students will also be learning to point to words as we read sentences together.

Writing: The students will learn how to write the letter “a.” We will also review the letters we have learned. They will use play-doh, dry erase boards, and papers to practice making the letters will have learned.

Math: The lessons will be on learning to count and add one more object to a group. We will also do some problem solving by drawing pictures. We will complete chapter one this week.

Parents: Thank you for sending in your parent conference paper. I will be sending you a paper with your scheduled time. Thank you for helping your child with the home practice pages. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

lglenn

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Weekly News: October 15 – 18

Happenings this week:

Monday, October 14: NO SCHOOL Columbus Day

Tuesday through Friday: Working hard on our letters, sounds, handwriting/formation, math comparing numbers, numbers and one more. Greater than, less than, more than, fewer than, equal to, and the same as.

Parent Volunteers! It’s time to make a schedule for helpers. I am in need of helpers Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 – 10:30/1:20-2:20 to help with small groups and our Math time. Let me know if you can help, what day suits you and if you’d like to come every week or every other week. I will get a schedule out to you asap. I would like to start this next Monday, Oct. 21.

Scholastic Book Orders will be processed on Tuesday October 15 at the end of the school day.

Looking ahead:

Friday, October 25: Early Dismissal AM Kindergarten attends 9 – 1:30 NO PM Kindergarten

Friday, November 1: NO SCHOOL…teacher in-service day

Wednesday, November 6: NO KINDERGARTEN for AM or PM. Parent/Teacher conferences begin.

Thursday, November 7: Early Dismissal NO AM Kindergarten, PM Kindergarten attends 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Friday, November 8: Early Dismissal NO PM Kindergarten, AM Kindergarten attends 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Pink Out Day and a fun read from Miss Fair!

ckinser

Mrs. Wright's Third Grade

EI Time

Third and fourth graders have begun participating in an enrichment and intervention time daily to meet each child’s needs in the area of reading.  Teachers reviewed beginning of the year data on each student and established groups for instruction based on reading needs and/or strengths identified through this data.  In order to maximize our resources, some groups may be a combination of third and fourth grade students.  These groups are flexible and may change based on the progress of the students.  
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher, Mrs. Yoder, or Mrs. McPherson.

jwright

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

Week 8

Math – We had a lot of fun learning all about multiplication last week. We represented multiplication using equal groups, repeated addition, and arrays. We will take our Chapter 4 test on Wednesday.

ELA – Last week our focus was spiders! We learned a lot about different kinds of spiders in our story, Spiders and Their Webs. We also learned that in order to make an inference, you have to combine text evidence and your schema. I was so impressed with how well the kids did with this tricky skill!

Content – Information about our Map Skills Unit came home last week. We will take several quizzes throughout the unit and it will benefit your child to study for these quizzes at home. Our first quiz (continents and oceans) will be this coming Friday.

Spelling – Lesson 6 lists were sent home on Friday. If your child earned a 90% or higher on the first 5 tests, he/she received a challenge list. If at any time it looks like the challenge list is too difficult for your child, I am happy to switch back to the regular spelling list. I never want spelling to be a source of stress for your child.

Homework – Thank you for your continued support with making sure that homework calendars are signed and returned each week.

Friday was Pink Out Day!

ebinkley

Jr. High Cross Country

Iron Bridge Results

Hello Penn Manor Cross Country Families,

Our day began at 6:30 am as we headed off to Lancaster Mennonite High School and the Iron Bridge Jr. High Championships. It ended with spectacular performances by the entire team, including a 1st Place finish for our Varsity Boys!!! These are the moments that make coaches extremely proud, being able to watch their athletes put forth such remarkable efforts from start to finish!

Positive moments from today:

1st Place finish by our Varsity Boys team of: Kaleb Kabakjian, Graham Cohick, Liam Howell, Carter Vinson, Aaron Harnish, Aidan Gerlach, Gabe Sullivan, and Matthew Perkins. They edged out Manheim Township with a score of 115-117.

Our Varsity Girls hit a season’s best of having the first five runners come in within 40 seconds of each other, which is outstanding pack running to any coach! They were: Ana Martin, Melanie Swanson, Emma Cassel, and Zoe King, followed by Vivi Eckman, Grace Book, Madison Montalvo, and Bethany Hetrick.

We were able to field complete teams in both of the JV races. Miles Sandt was our top finisher, coming in 20th place, with Silas Buckwalter and Grant Rost close behind. Noah Evans, Stephen Chuwan, Ben Thomas, and Noah Cruz rounded out the squad. On the Girls side, Addie Kline had a stellar performance with a PR and 22nd place finish. Other team members to complete this race were: Kennedy Neuman, Bethany Kramer, Charity Hetrick, Olivia Horst, Olivia Swanson, and Jaden Emmert.

Full results can be found on https://pa.milesplit.com

Weekly Reminders: Our pizza party will be this coming Wednesday (10/16) at Manor Middle School from 3:00-4:30. Please bring uniforms in a bag labeled with your name.

Thank you for a unforgettable season!!!

Coach Kramer and Coach Taylour

akramer

October 12 2019

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Updates

We spent our Friday “reading day” outside, since the weather was so gorgeous!

Reminders:
The sheet with your preferred conference time was due on Friday. If you still have one at home, please send it in soon. We will plan the times this week and get information to you the week of October 21. Thank you!

No School on Monday!


From this week:
Students are working hard on Chapter 4 in math, learning many strategies to help them multiply 2-digit numbers. We are TENTATIVELY thinking the test will be October 22.

Reading Unit 1 is complete! Great work learning about characters, story elements, and theme. We are beginning Unit 2: Getting the Main Idea and reading non-fiction.

Spelling Lesson 7 will be tested on Oct. 18, on Fridays, as usual.

The boys and girls are learning how to write a PERFECT paragraph!

This week we will also complete the first unit in Grammar. Wow!

The students worked to clean out their desks/wipe down the top surfaces. I wish you could smell the clean classroom we have now. Thanks for the help Szentesy Squad!

Have a great long weekend!
~Megan

mszentesy

October 11 2019

Mrs. Piatt's Blog Site

Week of October 14, 2019


Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter

*I will be scheduling your child’s parent-teacher conferences this week. I will do my best to accommodate your requested time. Later next week, you will receive a paper that informs you of your scheduled time. I’m looking forward to discussing your child’s progress with you.

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Columbus Day (No School)

*Friday – Native American Test

*Friday – Spelling Test

*Friday – We will welcome the Blue Rock Fire Company here today!

Looking Ahead…

*October 21 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM

*October 25 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA): 

Wow! The students amazed me yet again with how well they did on our first ELA unit test! This test was a cold read with some thought-provoking questions. Although your child’s test won’t be coming home for another week or so, his/her grade can be seen in Sapphire. This week, we’ll participate in some activities that will have us identifying main ideas and supporting details.

Math:

The chapter 3 math tests can be found in this week’s brown folders…they are AMAZING! Please be sure to see ALL of the fantastic work that your child has completed on this assessment. We’ve started multiplying larger numbers by one-digit numbers. We are using the CRA approach to learn concepts. The students are doing a fantastic job with station rotations.

Social Studies:

The students are enjoying learning about PA Native Americans. Your child has a yellow study guide to look over each night in preparation for next Friday’s test. PA Native American project papers will be coming home one day next week.

Science:

We are taking a break right now.

hpiatt

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Pink Out Day

mmulder

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Book Exchange is Tuesday

Please remember to send your child with his or her library book to school so it can be exchanged for a new one! Thank you!

Image of an apple on a book

mmulder

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Christopher Columbus

Just a reminder…

We do not have school on Monday because it’s Columbus Day.  This week, we read In 1492 by Jean Marzollo and discussed who Christopher Columbus was.  Today, we learned more about Christopher Columbus and discussed why he is recognized as an important person in our history. We also made explorer hats.  If you’d like to learn more about him, please watch the video below.

mmulder

Welcome to Kindergarten

Friday Update

Students had a great week this week!

We learned about neighborhoods and where we live. We also finished learning how to write our numbers 1-5. Today, we started learning about spiders! Students had some fun spider stories to share!

With the cold weather coming up, students will be bringing in jackets/sweatshirts. If possible, please have jackets/sweatshirts labeled with their name on the tag. We would also appreciate it if work with your child so they can learn how to independently put their jackets/sweatshirts on and off.

Thank you for your continued support at home. Have a wonderful weekend!

jrivera

Fellenbaum`s Forum

Book Orders Due Friday, October 18, 2019

Scholastic book orders are being sent home for the first time today. There is a letter attached with directions on how to order books. The easiest way is to order them online (www.scholastic.com – click on Book Clubs) using our class code GWY2M or simply search for my name (Fellenbaum). You can also mark your child’s choices on the flyer and return that to school with a check made out to Scholastic. Please do not send cash! If you would like to order books as a gift and/or surprise for your child, simply email me to let me know and when the books arrive I will contact you in order for you to pick them up 🙂 Books make excellent gifts!!!

hfellenbaum

Mrs. Brubaker Music at Hambright

New Chorus Music

Hello!

Here is a practice track to for your chorus student to practice with of our new song, No School Tomorrow:

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=video&productID=1714997

abrubaker

Conestoga Fifth Grade Blog

Creative Tree Houses

The fifth graders had a great time on Friday, September 27 creating model tree houses based off of the story “Rope Burn”!  They all used their creativity when it came to what supplies they used from home and school.  Here is just a sampling of some of the houses that could be found in fifth grade…

5thgradecon

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Friday, October 11 (Day D)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure

MATH:

  • pp 239-240 #1-14 evens only
  • Xtra Math (Penn Manor Speed dial page, Grow: student links (1st column), choose Xtra Math, sign in with: janet.ochs @pennmanor.net and student PIN #)
  • Prodigy (under School Links on Mrs. Ochs’s blog (right side) Class codes (if you are having trouble getting on) Blue–053F1C; Gold–250842

SPELLING:

  • Complete the 2-sided worksheet for Week 6. It is due by Friday.
  • Study for the Week 6 Test on Friday.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post).

WRITING:

  • Do DLR (Daily Language Review) Tuesday-4

SCIENCE:

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • The unit of study is William Penn

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) if you didn’t
  • Students were given two papers from the PTO with information about the Box Top program. The papers are in their blue homework folder. Please send your clipped box tops to the school no later than Friday, October 18.
  • 10/14 – no school – Columbus Day
  • 10/15-10/18: Spirit Week    
    • 10/15 – Patriotic Day – wear red, white & blue     
    • 10/16 – Tacky/Mismatch Day      
    • 10/17 – Grade Level Day – K wears purple, 1st blue, 2nd light blue, 3rd green, 4th yellow, 5th orange, 6th red, everyone else navy     
    • 10/18 – School Colors – wear blue & gold or Spirit Wear
  • 10/17 – 2:50 – Kids’ Heart Challenge Assembly
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, Oct. 21 (Remember your instrument and book)

lgraham

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Friday, October 11 (Day D)

Math: 

  • pp 239-240 #1-14 evens only
  • Xtra Math (under School Links on blog (right side) sign in with: janet.ochs @pennmanor.net and your Xtra math student PIN #)
  • Prodigy (under School Links on blog (right side)) Class codes (if you are having trouble getting on) Blue–053F1C; Gold–250842

Reading: 

  • Read for pleasure

Writing:

  • DLR (Daily Language Review) 4-Wednesday

Spelling:

  • The completed 2-sided worksheet is due Friday and the test will be administered Friday (or last day of the school week). This week is Lesson 6.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post).
  • If a student earns a D or F, parents must sign the test and students return it to me the following day.

Social Studies:

  • Our unit of study is William Penn

Science:

Information:

  • Please sign and return the WWE and blue report by this Friday.
  • 10/14 – no school – Columbus Day
  • October 15-18 – Spirit Week    
    • 10/15 – Patriotic Day – wear red, white & blue     
    • 10/16 – Tacky/Mismatch Day      
    • 10/17 – Grade Level Day – K wears purple, 1st blue, 2nd light blue, 3rd green, 4th yellow, 5th orange, 6th red, everyone else navy     
    • 10/18 – School Colors – wear blue & gold or Spirit Wear
  • 10/17 – 2:50 – Kids’ Heart Challenge Assembly

jochs