Planet Penn Manor

February 17 2020

Mrs. Rios 4th Grade Blog

February 17-21

~We continue collecting labels for our Race for Education benefiting the PTO!! Please participate if you can by filling out as many address labels as you are able. Think family, friends, and neighbors! Thanks in advance for your support! Labels are due March 2.
~February is Kindness month! Our door decoration, “Kindness is Cool in Our School”, is done! Thank you, Miss Wilcox!
~The students’ Valentine’s Day envelopes turned out great! I hope they shared with you all of the compliments they received from their classmates!

Reading–We will review Unit 4 and have the test including a TDA this week. Skills in this unit have been: determining point of view, summarizing fiction, and making inferences. Please continue to reinforce these skills during students’ at-home reading when you are able! Thanks!
Spelling – Lesson 20 list will be distributed Monday, and the test will be Friday, 2/21. This is a review unit, so all words have been tested previously!
Writing – We continue our Verbs unit which is being led by Miss Wilcox.
Content – 4R students continue a science unit with Miss Szentesy this week.
Please look for Math updates to come from Mr. Showalter.

Next Week’s Schedule
Monday, 2/17 – No school
Tuesday, 2/18 – Day D – PE
Wednesday, 2/19 – Day A – Music
Thursday, 2/20 – Day B – Library Instruction/Book Exchange
Friday, 2/21 – Day C – Art

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
February 19 – Kids’ Heart Challenge, 3:30-5pm
February 21 – Kids at Work Day, dress in clothing that represents a career interest
March 4 – Spring Picture Day
March 23 – Human Growth and Development lessons for both boys and girls (separate)

mrios

Mrs. Wiggins' Blog

week of 2/17-21

Thank you very much for all the wonderful Valentines, candy, and cards on Friday. Even in 4th grade, they continue to love opening their Valetines, and sharing that time with their friends.

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district. On Friday, February 21, 2020 students will be invited to wear clothing that would represent a career that they may be interested in exploring as an adult.  For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, doctor, teacher, etc.  Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom. 

Special Reminders For This Week:

*Monday – No School

*Tuesday – Day D and we have Art

*Friday – Kids at Work Day

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, February 28 – February Reading Logs due!

*Friday, March 6 – PTO Movie night at CM

*Monday, March 9 – PTO Meeting (6:30 in the CM Library)

*Friday, March 13 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Wednesday, March 25 – School Wide Art Show from 6-8 PM at CM! Your child’s artwork will be on display!

What are we learning this week?

Math: The students took their decimal test on Friday. Tests will be coming home on Tuesday and test corrections will be due by the end of the week. They will be moving on to customary measurement and conversions.

ELA: This week we’ll be wrapping up our unit on making inferences. We will be spending a little bit of time on comparing and contrasting. In grammar we will be moving on to adjectives.

Word Study: Please continue to check your son/daughter’s planners for due dates of menu items and the date of their next word study test.

Social Studies: We will be wrapping up our practice of map skills and moving on to science (magnets and energy).

 

 

awiggins

Mrs. Piatt's Blog Site

Week of Feb. 17, 2020

Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter

*We had a fun day celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday! Thank you for all of the treats and cards! We had so many smiles!

*For scheduling purposes, I’ve listed the PSSA dates below. 4th grade students take the ELA, Math and Science PSSAs.

*Just a reminder that there is no spelling this week. New spelling lists will come home on Friday.

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Presidents’ Day (No School)

*Friday – Kids At Work Day

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, February 28 – February Reading Logs due! (240 minutes)

*Friday, March 6 – PTO Movie Night at CM

*Monday, March 9 – PTO Meeting (6:30 in the CM Library)

*Friday, March 13 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Wednesday, March 25 – School Wide Art Show from 6-8 PM at CM! Your child’s artwork will be on display!

*Friday, March 27 – Weather Make-up Day

*Monday, April 20 – PSSA ELA Testing in the morning

*Tuesday, April 21 – PSSA ELA Testing in the morning

*Wednesday, April 22 – PSSA ELA Testing in the morning

*Monday, April 27 – PSSA Math Testing in the morning

*Tuesday, April 28 – PSSA Math Testing in the morning

*Wednesday, April 29 – PSSA Science Testing in the morning

*Thursday, April 30 – PSSA Science Testing in the morning

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA): We will continue to practice drawing conclusions and respond to a TDA prompt this week. We’ll also spend time learning more about contractions.

Math: Chapter 10 Math Tests will come home in brown folders. They were outstanding! Our new unit focuses on customary units of measurement.

Science: We will be studying magnets this week!

hpiatt

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Weekly News: February 18- 21

Thank you again for all of the Valentines you sent in for our students and teachers! We had a fun day!

Library Book Exchange: It has been a little off schedule so please keep library books in the backpacks after reading them. AM class should have library this week. I hope to let you know the day before if I can.

From our counselors:

Kids at Work Day

February 13, 2020

Dear Penn Manor Families,

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district. 

On Friday, February 21, 2020 students will be invited to wear clothing that would represent a career that they may be interested in exploring as an adult.  For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, doctor, teacher, etc.  Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom. 

As an added component to the “Kids at Work” day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.

Our hope is that “Kids at Work” day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chose a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.   To help facilitate discussion at home regarding career development, please see the reverse side of this letter/attachments for some fun, age-appropriate career development activities.

Some local statistics show that at Penn Manor High School, about 65% of our students go on to 2 or 4 year college.  44% go to 4-year college and 21% go to 2-year college.  About 7% of our students go directly into the military, and about 10% go on to a one-year certificate or training program.  Fifteen percent go directly into the workforce.  About 22% attend the CTC each year to gain a year of Technical Education during their senior year of high school to study fields such as: Residential Carpentry, Childcare, Culinary Arts, Medical Assisting, Diesel Mechanics, Automotive Mechanics, Heating and Air Conditioning, Large Animal Science, Dental Assisting, Plumbing and much more.

The Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors would like to thank you in advance for your support for “Kids at Work” Day.  If you have any questions, please contact your school’s counselor.

Sincerely,

The Elementary School Counselors

ckinser

February 16 2020

Penn Manor Theatre

OZ & EMERALD CITY EVENT – Donations & Helpers Needed

Please visit this website to find ways that you can contribute your time (if you are on the district volunteer list) or with a donation – we appreciate your help!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F48A8AB2DA75-ozhelpers

mmintzer

Mrs. Glenn's Kindergarten Blog

Week of February 18-February 21

Monday: No School

Library Books: Our library book schedule has been changing on a weekly basis. Thank you for your patience with this. Please keep your child’s library book in his or her backpack. If your child forgot his or her book last week, he or she may return it next time.

Writing: I hope you enjoyed the book your child wrote last week. This week the students will be writing about their family. On Tuesday, they will complete the sentence, “My family is from ________.” Please talk to your child about where you lived as a child.

Food Permission Paper: I am going to send home a food permission form. For our class reward for our “smile graph,” we are going to build shapes will small marshmallows and toothpicks. Please do not tell your child. This is a surprise activity.

Reading Group Folders and Book Bags: Please return your child’s reading folder or “book bag” to school every day in his or her backpack. I collect the “book bags” on Friday to prepare them for the next week.

lglenn

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

Week 25

Math – We spent the week learning about metric and customary units of capacity and mass. We also completed another fun Valentine’s Day math activity, which gave us a chance to keep practicing our multiplication and division facts. Congratulations to Evie and Caleb for unlocking the box!

ELA – Our focus was on nonfiction text structures. We learned how to identify description, compare & contrast, and sequence texts. This coming week we will look at problem & solution and cause & effect.

Content – As part of our Multicultural Unit, we learned that China is responsible for the invention of a lot of things that we now use every day!!

Don’t forget that “Who am I?” posters are due on TUESDAY!!

Spelling – We took the Lesson 18 test on Friday and the Lesson 19 list was sent home.

We had so much fun at our class Valentine’s Day Party! Thank you to everyone who sent in supplies and volunteered their time at the party.

ebinkley

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Scholastic Book Orders

Thank you for all of the fun Valentines you sent in for our class and the teachers! With all of the fun Friday and my slight sugar coma Saturday, I didn’t order Scholastic Books on the 15th. Good news for you, you can still order. I will place the order Monday night. Thank you so much for your support. Your child came home with “There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Rose” as their monthly gift from our class sponsors. (Thank you class sponsors!!)

You may order books for your child through the website scholastic.com/bookclubs. To get started you may either “find your child’s teacher” Connie Kinser, or type in our class code QFPVG.

ckinser

February 14 2020

GRADE ONEderful NEWS

Such a Fun Day!

If you’re ever lucky enough to spend Valentine’s Day with 26 first graders, I highly recommend it! We all had hearts full of love today (and bellies full of cake)! Miss Rachel was our surprise visitor. She bakes and decorates delicious and beautiful cakes, and today she showed us how it’s done! She made us the cutest monster cake in the history of monster cakes. And it tasted so good!

The children were SO VERY EXCITED to share and open their Valentines. The excitement in the air was contagious. Thank you for sending in Valentines. The kids really did LOVE them!

With all of our fun activities this afternoon, I ran out of time to count golden tickets. We’ll do that on Tuesday.

We do not have school on Monday, February 17. Enjoy the long weekend!

Tuesday, February 18 – Our special is Art. Our new spelling list will come home today. We didn’t get to that today either!

Wednesday, February 19 – Our special is Phys. Ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers.

Thursday, February 20 – Our special is Music. I’ll be out of the building and have a substitute today.

Friday, February 21 – Our special is Library and book exchange. Please send library books back to school. Today is Kids at Work Day. Students are invited to dress like someone they may want to be when they grown up – firefighter, teacher, sports player, scientist, chef, mechanic….

Enjoy your weekend!

wlutzterry

Mrs. Adams' Announcements

Valentine Day Fun

The students had a lot of fun celebrating kindness with Valentines Day today. We had valentine day themed stations, shared valentines with friends, and make kindness “compli-mats” for everyone in the class. Check out some fun pictures below!

tadams

Fellenbaum`s Forum

Happy Valentine’s Day

Our cookies and conversation Fun Friday was the perfect way to wrap up our Valentine’s Day Friday! Thank you to everyone who donated items for this special event. Unfortunately, I got so wrapped up in cookies and valentines that I forgot to take pictures! Be sure to ask your child how they topped their cookie. Enjoy your weekend!

Reminder: We have book-exchange and physical education on Tuesday, so be sure to bring your library books and wear sneakers! Also, A lunch on Tuesday is a hotdog in a pretzel roll.

hfellenbaum

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Valentine’s Day

The kids had a blast opening their valentines, playing valentine bingo, making a valentine robot, and learning about probability! Ask your child what is probability. Thank you for all my Valentines. NO SCHOOL on Monday! Enjoy the long weekend!

gbraun

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Friday, February 14 (Day C)

Math: 

  • no homework
  • CONGRATS to our 2nd place math bowl team: Will, Ashlynn, Sawyer, and Kaleb!
  • FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in my room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join us.

Reading: 

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study the lesson 13 vocabulary for the test next Friday.

Writing:

Spelling:

  • The completed 2-sided worksheet is due Friday and the test will be administered Friday (or last day of the school week).  *Students have received the week 19 word list and worksheet. The test will be NEXT FridayFebruary 21.
  • 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:

  • PA map and regions test (4-O Wednesday; 4-G Thursday). Use the blue study guide to prepare. Students can go into Google Classroom/Social Studies to take a Quizizz test to also prepare:)

Science:

  • Students should use the green Earth-Sun-Moon Study Guide to prepare for the test next week. (4-G on Wed., Feb. 19 & 4-O on Thurs., Feb. 20)

Information:

  • Please sign and return the WWE and blue report, that are both distributed on Mondays, by Friday of the same week.
  • Today students were given a district letter about the upcoming puberty presentation. Please read it, and you may contact the school nurse if you have any questions. The letter is in your child’s blue homework folder today.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, March 2 (Remember your instrument and book)
  • FYI: If students take their Chromebooks home, they MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE–Tuesday, February 25
  • Monday, February 17–President’s Day (NO school)
  • Friday, February 21–Yearbooks orders are due
  • Friday, February 21–Kids At Work Day-a green information sheet was sent home
  • HS production of The Wizard Of Oz: February 28 and 29 & March 6 and 7
  • Friday, March 6–Conestoga Talent Show (1:45 pm)

jochs

The Peart Post

Happy Valentine’s Day

I love this holiday at school because the kids cherish and appreciate each and every valentine they receive from a friend. The room was filled with thank yous!! (and sugar TBH😜)

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU again to Britney Grubb for organizing GREAT crafts!! Thank you to Mrs Troupe and Mrs Yocum for helping run our stations and Mrs Corcoran for drinks! It was a LOVEly day in second grade!! 💖😍💌

mpeart

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Friday, February 14 (Day C)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study the Lesson 13 Vocabulary for the test next Friday

MATH:

  • No homework
  • *FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in Mrs. Ochs’s room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join them.

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 19 list for the test. The test will be NEXT FridayFebruary 21. . The Week 19 spelling homework must also be handed in by Friday, Feb. 21 There will not be a spelling test this week.
  • 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 ) – Monday 14

SCIENCE:

  • Students should use the green Earth-Sun-Moon Study Guide to prepare for the test next week. (4-G on Wed., Feb. 19 & 4-O on Thurs., Feb. 20)
  • Students may go to Google Classroom Science and do Quizizz Earth/Sun/Moon to practice for the test 🙂

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • PA map and regions test next week (4-O Wednesday; 4-G Thursday). Use the blue study guide to prepare. Students can go into Google Classroom/Social Studies to take a Quizizz test to also prepare:)

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) if you didn’t
  • Today students were given a district letter about the upcoming puberty presentation. Please read it, and you may contact the school nurse if you have any questions. The letter is in your child’s blue homework folder today.
  • FYI: Mrs. Ochs will be out Thursday and Friday of this week. Her substitute will be Mrs. Sandra Peifer.
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, March 2 (Remember your instrument and book.)
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE–Wednesday, Feb.26
  • A BIG Congratulations to our 4th Grade Math Bowl Team – Will, Ashlynn, Sawyer, & Kaleb – for earning 2nd place in the math bowl!!!!! Way to go!! 🙂
  • Monday, February 17–President’s Day (NO school)
  • Friday, February 21–Yearbooks orders are due (the form was sent home in the WWE)
  • Friday, February 21–Kids At Work Day – an information sheet was sent home in the WWE
  • HS production of The Wizard Of Oz: February 28 and 29 & March 6 and 7. The Emerald City Event will be February 22 from 1:30-4:00. (Information was sent home in the WWE.)
  • March 6–Conestoga Talent Show

lgraham

The Schettlonary

February 14, 2020

Welcome to 6-S! Tuesday is day D, and our special is music.

Please charge your computer this weekend to be ready for a busy day Tuesday.  

Upcoming Events
   

2/17 – no school – Presidents’ Day

2/19 – All School Assembly 2:50 pm 

3/19 Math Bowl at Hambright Elementary.

BILL

Writing: Today we shared on our Figurative Language Fugitive project, which was due 2/14/20 @ 9:00 am.

Reading: See Mr. Mattern’s blog.

Spelling: Spelling packet 22 is due 2/21/20. There will be an assessment on that day too.

DLR: DLR 22 is due 2/21/20.

math

Maths: Today we played with area puzzles.

SCIENCE: We completed amazing webpages!

Social Studies:

RAT: We have new RAT dates!

DevoFeb 18
LeahFeb 20
BenFeb 21
VeronicaFeb24
PaigeFeb 26
MaddieFeb 28
LexiMar 3
JillMar 5
LinclonMar 9
AudreyMar 11
LandonMar 13
BrookMar 17
AlexMar 19
LeoMar 30
Mr. SMar 23
KaiahMar 25
AvaMar 26
EvanMar 31
VanessaApr 2
EthanApr 6
JanellyApr 8
KayleeApr 14
Eli Apr 16
Brennan Apr 17

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 4th Grade Superheroes

Happy Valentine’s Day

We hope your day is filled with love and kindness! The students sure do know how to make the day so special!

Just a few reminders for the week:

CLARIFICATION: There was NOT spelling homework this week. In replace of spelling homework, students were asked to complete a Daily Edit writing assignment each night. **This will be the same next week.** No Spelling homework next week. Daily Edit #8 will be homework throughout the week.

Congratulations to our 4th Grade Math Bowl team – they placed 5th in the district competition yesterday! We are so proud of them!

NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 17th – We will see everyone back on Tuesday, February 18th.

Today we are at the halfway point in our Kids’ Heart Challenge. Currently, we have raised exactly almost $7,000, which means that we have to raise another $8,000 by Feb 28th. However, we have only had 97 students contribute at least $1, so we have 14 days to TRY to raise $8,000 as a school, with EVERYONE getting involved!

We will celebrate “Kids at Work” day next Friday, February 21st. Students will be invited to wear clothing that represents a career they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, students may come dressed as a construction worker, a doctor, a teacher, etc.  As an added component to Kids at Work Day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.

Don’t forget to continue to send in Box Tops for the February Box Top Competition. 🙂

Mrs. Gwyn’s class is in need of tissue donations. We are done to our last few boxes. Thank you for your help!

Mrs. Gwyn

Penn Manor National Honor Society

Tutor Needed for Intro Algebra 1B

Do you have awesome math skills? Then this might be the volunteer opportunity that you were looking for. Mrs. Tejada needs an NHS member who would be willing to work with an Intro Algebra 1B student once a week during homeroom. Email Mrs. Tejada at catherine.tejada@pennmanor.net if you are interested.

myersj

Miller's Memo

Weekend Update- 02/17-02/21

Important Dates:

February 17- No School!
February 21- Kids at Work Day
February 27- Spring Picture Day (more info to come)
March 6- Conestoga Talent Show @ 1:45 PM
March 12- PTO Meeting @ 6:45 PM

Mrs. Miller

Mrs. Kyle's Blog at Central Manor

Career Day

On Friday February 21st, students will be invited to wear clothing that would represent a

career they may be interested in exploring as an adult.

sarment

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

February 14 Reminders

Reminders

  • School will be closed on MONDAY (February 17) for Presidents’ Day!

Homework

  • Study for vocab quiz

Upcoming Tests

  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): TUESDAY, February 18
  • Math: Friday, February 21

Important Dates

  • February 18-28: Book Swap book collection
  • February 20: Next Book Exchange
  • February 21: Kids at Work Day
  • February 21: Talent Show entry forms due
  • February 21: Bingo Night @ 6:00 PM (volunteers needed)
  • March 5 & 6: Book Swap
  • March 10: Talent Show Auditions @ 3:30 PM (if signed up for this date)
  • March 13: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • March 13: Talent Show Auditions @ 1:30 PM (if signed up for this date)

Mrs. Hartman

Penn Manor National Honor Society

Real Life Volunteers Needed

Penn Manor HS will be hosting Real Life again this year for our Juniors. The event dates are March 17 & 18. They need student helpers the days of the event (at least 10), plus 10+ students setting up after school the day before in the West Gym on March 16 . 
Student helpers were a HUGE help in making it a successful event last year. Contact Dr. D’Amico at jason.damico@pennmanor.net if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity.

myersj

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Kids at Work Day

_________________________________________________________

Construction Worker       Athlete        Dental Hygienist 

Retail Manager         Vet        Artist       Fashion Designer 

Chef           Entrepreneur        Teacher           Firefighter 

   Caregiver            Marine Biologist        Police Officer

________________________________________________________

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Friday, February 21st, 2020 students will be invited to wear clothing that represents a career they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, a doctor, a teacher, etc. Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom.  As an added component to Kids at Work Day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.

Our hope is that Kids at Work Day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.  To help facilitate discussion at home regarding career development, please refer to the “additional resources” at the end of this post for some fun, age-appropriate career development activities.

The Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors would like to thank you in advance for your support for Kids at Work Day. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s counselor.

bmitchell

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

Kids at Work Day

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Friday, February 21st, 2020 students will be invited to wear clothing that represents a career they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, a doctor, a teacher, etc. Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom.  As an added component to Kids at Work Day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.

Our hope is that Kids at Work Day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.  To help facilitate discussion at home regarding career development, please refer to the “additional resources” at the end of this post for some fun, age-appropriate career development activities.

The Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors would like to thank you in advance for your support for Kids at Work Day. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s counselor.

Sincerely,

The Elementary School Counselors

ebinkley

February 13 2020

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Thursday, February 13

Math: 

  • Chapter 10 review #1-5 (gold group may skip #2)
  • CONGRATULATIONS to our math bowl team (Will, Ashlynn, Sawyer, Kaleb) who made us all “Conestoga PROUD” by earning 2nd Place–way to go team!
  • District benchmark will be administered Thursday and Friday
  • FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in my room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join us.

Reading: 

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study the lesson 13 vocabulary for the test next Friday.

Writing:

Spelling:

  • The completed 2-sided worksheet is due Friday and the test will be administered Friday (or last day of the school week).  *Students have received the week 19 word list and worksheet. The test will be NEXT FridayFebruary 21.
  • 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:

  • PA map and regions test (4-O Wednesday, Feb. 19; 4-G Thursday, Feb. 20). Use the blue study guide to prepare. Students can go into Google Classroom/Social Studies to take a Quizizz test to also prepare:)

Science:

  • Students should use the green Earth-Sun-Moon Study Guide to prepare for the test next week. (4-G on Wed., Feb. 19 & 4-O on Thurs., Feb. 20)

Information:

  • Please sign and return the WWE and blue report, that are both distributed on Mondays, by Friday of the same week.
  • FYI: I will be out Thursday and Friday of this week. Our substitute will be Mrs. Sandra Peifer.
  • We will have a valentine exchange at the end of the day Friday, February 14.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, March 2 (Remember your instrument and book)
  • FYI: If students take their Chromebooks home, they MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE–Tuesday, February 25
  • Thursday, February 13–PTO meeting (6:45pm in Commons)
  • Monday, February 17–President’s Day (NO school)
  • Friday, February 21–Yearbooks orders are due
  • Friday, February 21–Kids At Work Day-a green information sheet was sent home
  • HS production of The Wizard Of Oz: February 28 and 29 & March 6 and 7
  • Friday, March 6–Conestoga Talent Show (1:45 pm)

jochs

Mrs. Rios 4th Grade Blog

Important Reminders and Notes!

***Valentine’s Day exchange tomorrow! Please add Dorian London to your lists, as he was inadvertently left off the list that was sent home! So sorry, Dorian!
***Spelling test tomorrow, Lesson 19! Some students are still struggling with these words! Please review with your child this evening. While reviewing, please use the words in sentences as there are plurals, singular possessives, and plural possessives. These can be confusing. For example, students need to differentiate between baby’s (one baby has something) and babies’ (more than one baby has something). There are several like this on the test and the words will not be given in the same order as listed on the take-home list. Thanks for your support with this!
***Please check your child’s Friday Folder tomorrow for a paper informing you about the upcoming Human Growth and Development lessons that will be taught by our school nurse and one of the district PE teachers. There is nothing to return. It is just information about the lessons.
***Next Friday, February 21 is Career Awareness Day. Students are asked to dress in clothing that represents a job/career they may be interested in pursuing.

mrios

Welcome to Kindergarten

Book Orders & Valentine’s

Book orders were sent home this week. They are due on Friday 2/21/20 and our class code is WFPMK. This month, our class gets 100 extra bonus points when you place a book order of $10 or more. I use bonus points to get FREE books and resources for our classroom. Thank you for your support at home!

Our Valentine’s Day party is tomorrow. If you have Valentine’s please send them in with your child so they can pass them out. I am looking forward to seeing your child for a fun day in kindergarten tomorrow!

jrivera

GRADE ONEderful NEWS

Pajama Day is Tomorrow

Students may wear PJ’s tomorrow, however I’m going to postpone our pancake treat. Instead, we have a special guest who will be demonstrating and sharing something sweet. I thought this sweet treat AND pancakes would be too much for some little bellies. I told the kids we will make pancakes another day when they earn a reward. We are going to have a fun day tomorrow celebrating our classroom friendships.

wlutzterry

GRADE ONEderful NEWS

Students will celebrate “Kids at Work” day on Friday, February 21st, 2020, with the help of the elementary counseling department.

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Construction Worker       Athlete        Dental Hygienist 

Retail Manager         Vet        Artist       Fashion Designer 

Chef           Entrepreneur        Teacher           Firefighter 

   Caregiver            Marine Biologist        Police Officer

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As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Friday, February 21st, 2020 students will be invited to wear clothing that represents a career they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, a doctor, a teacher, etc. Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom.  As an added component to Kids at Work Day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.

Our hope is that Kids at Work Day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.  To help facilitate discussion at home regarding career development, please refer to the “additional resources” at the end of this post for some fun, age-appropriate career development activities.

The Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors would like to thank you in advance for your support for Kids at Work Day. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s counselor.

Sincerely,

The Elementary School Counselors

wlutzterry

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Officer Phil

Today the students were treated to a special assembly called Officer Phil. The students learned about all different kinds of safety. Ask your child what they learned today.

gbraun

Dr. Garvey's Blog

Kids at Work Day 2020

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Students will celebrate “Kids at Work” day on Friday, February 21st, 2020, with the help of the elementary counseling department.

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Construction Worker       Athlete        Dental Hygienist 

Retail Manager         Vet        Artist       Fashion Designer 

Chef           Entrepreneur        Teacher           Firefighter 

   Caregiver            Marine Biologist        Police Officer

________________________________________________________

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Friday, February 21st, 2020 students will be invited to wear clothing that represents a career they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, a doctor, a teacher, etc. Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom.  As an added component to Kids at Work Day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.

Our hope is that Kids at Work Day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.  To help facilitate discussion at home regarding career development, please refer to the “additional resources” at the end of this post for some fun, age-appropriate career development activities.

The Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors would like to thank you in advance for your support for Kids at Work Day. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s counselor.

Sincerely,

The Elementary School Counselors

Nichole Hinkle, Hambright

Kimberly Juba, Conestoga and Martic

Shannon Madara, Central Manor

Michele Semple, Pequea

Samantha Strosser, Eshleman and Letort

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Additional Resources

Success In the New Economy

PHEAAMiddleSchoolCareerGuide

Easy-to-Make Career Hats

Free Career Activities for Parents and Students

Websites:


Samantha Strosser
School Counselor
Eshleman Elementary
872-9540 ext. 3603
Letort Elementary
872-9530 ext. 3039
Attachments areaPreview YouTube video Success in the New Economy (OFFICIAL)Success in the New Economy (OFFICIAL)Preview YouTube video Curious Kids – CareersCurious Kids – Careers

kgarvey

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Thursday, February 13 (Day B)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study the Lesson 13 Vocabulary for the test next Friday

MATH:

  • Chapter 10 review #1-5 (gold group is to skip #2)
  • District benchmark will be administered Thursday and Friday
  • *FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in Mrs. Ochs’s room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join them.

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 19 list for the test. The test will be NEXT FridayFebruary 21. . The Week 19 spelling homework must also be handed in by Friday, Feb. 21 There will not be a spelling test this week.
  • 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 ) – Monday 14

SCIENCE:

  • Students should use the green Earth-Sun-Moon Study Guide to prepare for the test next week. (4-G on Wed., Feb. 19 & 4-O on Thurs., Feb. 20)

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • PA map and regions test next week (4-O Wednesday; 4-G Thursday). Use the blue study guide to prepare. Students can go into Google Classroom/Social Studies to take a Quizizz test to also prepare:)

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday
  • FYI: Mrs. Ochs will be out Thursday and Friday of this week. Her substitute will be Mrs. Sandra Peifer.
  • This Friday, February, 14, we will have a valentine exchange at the end of the day. If your child would like to participate, the Valentine List was sent home in the WWE last week. <3
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, March 2 (Remember your instrument and book.)
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE–Wednesday, Feb. 26
  • Thursday, February 13–4th grade district Math Bowl (Pequea-1:30pm)
  • Thursday, February 13–PTO meeting (6:45pm in Commons)
  • Monday, February 17–President’s Day (NO school)
  • Friday, February 21–Yearbooks orders are due (the form was sent home in the WWE)
  • Friday, February 21–Kids At Work Day – an information sheet was sent home in the WWE
  • HS production of The Wizard Of Oz: February 28 and 29 & March 6 and 7. The Emerald City Event will be February 22 from 1:30-4:00. (Information was sent home in the WWE.)
  • March 6–Conestoga Talent Show

lgraham

Letort 4th Grade Superheroes

Math Bowl 2020

Good luck to our 4th grade Math Bowl team! They will compete in the district competition this afternoon. They have dedicated much of their own time practicing and preparing for this event. No matter what the outcome, we are proud to have them represent Letort. We hope they have a blast!

Math Bowl Team
All smiles right before lunch!

Mrs. Gwyn

Mrs. Groff's 4th Grade Blog

February Items

From our Guidance Department regarding Career Day…On Friday, February 21, 2020 students are invited to wear clothing that represents careers they may be interested in exploring as an adult.

TISSUES Needed! Thank you so much for the donations of wipes for our classroom! We appreciate them! We are in need of more TISSUES, please. Thanks in advance!

From our school nurse…Please see the letter (coming home today) regarding upcoming presentations for 4th grade boys and girls (separately) on March 23.

From our PTO– Friendly reminder that LABELS are due on March 2nd!

Feb 13- Day B / Art / Ch. 10 REVIEW for Fractions & Decimals Test
Feb 14- Day C / Phys Ed / Spelling TEST #19 / Ch. 10 Math TEST on Decimals / Valentine’s Day
Feb 17- NO SCHOOL / President’s Day
Feb 18- Day D / Music / Spelling List #20
Feb 19- Day A / Library Instruction
Feb 20- Day B / Art
Feb 21- Day C / Phys Ed / Spelling TEST #20 / Kids at Work Day- See above information!
Feb 24- Day D / Music / Spelling List #21
Feb 25- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due
Feb 26- Day B / Art
Feb 27- Day C / Phys Ed
Feb 28- Day D / Spelling TEST #21 / Spirit Day- Bling Day

groffk

Conestoga Fifth Grade Blog

Computer Reminder

Some students are starting to come to school either without their computers or without their computers charged. The school does not have enough extra Chromebooks to lend out to all students who forget, and we also don’t have enough chargers for students to use while they are here.

It is the students’ responsibility to charge their laptops each night so that their computer is ready to go in the morning. It is also the students’ responsibility to make sure they bring their computer to school as well.

Any reminders you can give your child at home would be greatly appreciated by us. Thank you so much!

5thgradecon

Mrs. Eichler's 2nd Grade Blog

Money!

I just wanted to send a quick update to let you know that we will be starting a new math chapter…MONEY!  I know a lot of us do not even use coins anymore (plastic is way easier!), but our students are required to learn the values and totals of groups of coins.  We are working with the quarter, dime, nickel, and penny.  Students need to be able to identify each coin and know its’ worth.  That’s where I need YOUR HELP!


If you could, PLEASE help your child memorize these coins and their values.  This could be as simple as a 2 minute drill each day.  Ask your child the name and value of each coin when seeing it either from the front or back.   Then, it would be great to help your child count similar coins first (using skip counting), and then mixed coins.  Again, I know this seems very redundant, but it’s what your student needs!  We will work with difficult word problems, and if we don’t know basic values, this will be VERY challenging for all!

Again, thank you for your help! 🙂

beichler

Bushong Broadcast

Homework Happenings!

Tonight: A new “cold” read will be sent home tonight! It is another music selection book that is unfamiliar.

Please complete “The Snowman” passage questions.

Spelling and vocabulary tests tomorrow! Please study. No math!

Bring your valentines to school tomorrow! We made our bags today! SO FUN!

Important Dates

  • February 17: Presidents’ Day; NO SCHOOL
  • February 18-28: Book Swap book collection
  • February 25: NEXT BOOK EXCHANGE
  • February 21: Kids at Work Day
  • February 21: Talent Show entry forms due
  • February 21: Bingo Night @ 6:00 PM (volunteers needed)
  • March 5 & 6: Book Swap
  • March 10: Talent Show Auditions @ 3:30 PM (if signed up for this date)
  • March 13: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • March 13: Talent Show Auditions @ 1:30 PM (if signed up for this date)

kbushong

Penn Manor School District

JANUARY 2020 TREASURER’S REPORT

Judy Duke

The Schettlonary

February 13, 2020

Welcome to 6-S! Friday is day C, and our special is Applied Engineering.

Please charge your computer tonight to be ready for a busy day tomorrow.  

Upcoming Events
   

2/13 – PTO meeting 6:45 pm in the Commons 

2/14 – 8:00 am Strings Rehearsal 

2/14 – Dress Down Day for The American Heart Association-more details to come.

2/14 – Valentine’s Day Party! (See page for more details)

2/17 – no school – Presidents’ Day

2/19 – All School Assembly 2:50 pm 

3/19 Math Bowl at Hambright Elementary.

BILL

Writing: Today we worked on our Figurative Language Fugitive project, which is due 2/14/20 @ 9:00 am.

Reading: See Mr. Mattern’s blog.

Spelling: Spelling packet 21 is due 2/14/20. There will be an assessment on that day too.

DLR: DLR 21 is completed.

math

Maths: Today we discussed trapezoids. Tonight, complete the assigned skill sheet and don’t forget to turn it in by 8:30 am.

SCIENCE: We completed amazing webpages!

Social Studies:

RAT: We have new RAT dates!

LiamFeb 13
DevoFeb 18
LeahFeb 20
BenFeb 21
VeronicaFeb24
PaigeFeb 26
MaddieFeb 28
LexiMar 3
JillMar 5
LinclonMar 9
AudreyMar 11
LandonMar 13
BrookMar 17
AlexMar 19
LeoMar 30
Mr. SMar 23
KaiahMar 25
AvaMar 26
EvanMar 31
VanessaApr 2
EthanApr 6
JanellyApr 8
KayleeApr 14
Eli Apr 16
Brennan Apr 17

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

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

February 13 Reminders

Reminders

  • TOMORROW (February 14) will be our Valentine’s Day celebration!  If your child plans on bringing in valentines for friends, I ask that they please bring one in for the entire class.  Valentine’s Day class lists were sent home with students last week.  I have also attached the list here.

Homework

  • Spelling tic-tac-toe activity #3
  • Telling Time worksheet
  • Study for spelling test

Upcoming Tests

  • Spelling: TOMORROW, February 14
  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): Tuesday, February 18
  • Math: Friday, February 21

Important Dates

  • February 17: Presidents’ Day; NO SCHOOL
  • February 18-28: Book Swap book collection
  • February 20: Next Book Exchange
  • February 21: Kids at Work Day
  • February 21: Talent Show entry forms due
  • February 21: Bingo Night @ 6:00 PM (volunteers needed)
  • March 5 & 6: Book Swap
  • March 10: Talent Show Auditions @ 3:30 PM (if signed up for this date)
  • March 13: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • March 13: Talent Show Auditions @ 1:30 PM (if signed up for this date)

Mrs. Hartman

Mrs. Rook's Second Grade Class

Lesson 18 Spelling Words

Test on 2-19

join, boil, joy, soil, noise, boy, voice, point, toy, coin

Challenge words:

destroy, avoid, annoy, loyal, enjoy

trynier

Central Manor Third Grade

Weekly Update 2/10-2/21

Class lists for our Valentine’s Day parties already came home. Just as a reminder – this is completely optional! However, if you do choose to hand them out, we ask that you include everyone in the class. Thank you 🙂

This week:

  • Monday, February 10: Cycle Day C– Spelling packet 18 handed out,
  • Tuesday, February 11: Cycle Day D- “Who Am I?” poster projects due
  • Wednesday, February 12: Cycle Day A–
  • Thursday, February 13: Cycle Day B–
  • Friday, February 14: Cycle Day C– Wear red today! Valentine’s Fun :), Spelling Test 18 and spelling packet due

Next week:

  • Monday, February 17: No School – President’s Day
  • Tuesday, February 18: Cycle Day D- Spelling packet 19 handed out
  • Wednesday, February 19: Cycle Day A–
  • Thursday, February 20: Cycle Day B–
  • Friday, February 21: Cycle Day C– Spelling Test 19 and spelling packet due, Kids At Work Day @ CM

Upcoming Events:

February 17 – No School-President’s Day Vacation

February 21 – Kids At Work Day @ CM – more info. coming soon!

mquinn

February 12 2020

Mrs. Geiter's Kindergarten

Books and Breakfast RSVP Reminder

Don’t forget…RSVP’s for Books and Breakfast are due this FRIDAY, February 14th. Late RSVP’s cannot be accepted.

On March 3rd, from 8:00-8:50 am, LeTort will be holding a Books and Breakfast. Come for a breakfast (pancakes), book raffle, and special reading time with your child. Free for families, and younger siblings are invited!

bgeiter

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

Kindness Hearts

February is kindness month here at Hambright. We have watch a booked called Kindness is Cooler Mrs Ruler. In this book Mrs. Ruler, the teacher, challenges the students to do acts of kindness. The students write down these acts of kindness on hearts and share them with their class. I would like to do something similar. If your child performs an act of kindness they (with your help) can write the act on the hearts that were sent home today. Please sign the heart. Students can get more hearts if they want them. I set the goal for both classes at 200.

I’ve linked the book for you watch if you would like. If you have any questions let me know.

Mrs. Kyper

Bushong Broadcast

Don’t Forget…

Read your Snowman passage- night three!

kbushong

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Pushes and Pulls

Today in class we continued to talk about pushes and pulls but we talked about the pushes and pulls on the playground. We read a story called Newton and Me and watched a utube on this concept. Then we recorded what kind of force we use on the playground!

gbraun

Bushong Broadcast

Tonight!

Leveled reader about music! Please review spelling words and vocabulary words.
Math for a few kiddos who needed extra time!

Have a great night!!

kbushong

Penn Manor Gifted Blog Grades K-8

Summer Camps for Students Entering 4th-9th Grades

I know it’s early to start thinking about summer camps for your kiddos, but these camps offer $10 off per camp if you register by this Saturday February 15th.

**Early Bird Special.  Use promo code EARLYBIRD to save $10 dollars off per camp!  Offer expires 2/15/20***

Summer 2020 Camp Offerings!
Intro to Movie Making: 

In this four-day summer movie making camp, students will work with a small group to plan, write, film, and direct their own movie! Campers will learn the ins and outs of writing a movie script.  After writing their script, students will have a blast making their script come alive by acting in their movie. Students will learn how to film using HD Cameras and edit their movies.  Students will get to use high definition cameras, green screens, and editing software.  
Click Here to Register

Advanced Movie Making: 

Building on the movie making skills learned in Intro to Movie Making Class, students will continue to develop their acting and movie making skills!  In Advanced Movie Making Camp, campers will work with a professional acting coach Bradley Hawkins to develop their acting range!  In addition, students will learn advanced camera angles to help make their movies look more professional! Students will work with a small group to write, film, and act in their own movie
Click Here to Register

Robotics:

Design, build, and test a robot at Robotics Camp! Campers will have the exciting opportunity to build drive systems, chassis, and mechanisms for their robotic system using VEX Robotics components. Campers will program their own robot design for either radio controlled operation or fully autonomous function using RobotC programming language as they compete with other groups to accomplish tasks.  Campers will get to test their robots over rough terrain and even navigate their robots to avoid obstacles!
Click Here to Register

Digital Photography:

Ever wonder why the pictures you take don’t look like the amazing ones you see on Instagram or in magazines?!  Do you love snapping photos on your phone or camera?  This is the camp for you!  Campers will learn the ins and outs of digital photography and editing. Campers will have an opportunity to try various techniques focusing on things such as composition and the manipulation of camera settings. Campers will learn how to use computer software to enhance, restore and manipulate their digital photos.
Click Here to Register

Computer Programming
We rely and use technology everyday however, most of us don’t know how to read or write code. This is your chance to start that journey of learning this important skill. During this camp you will use a programming language called Scratch developed by MIT to start learning the building blocks of coding. We will then transition to using a micro-controller called an Arduino and program in a set of C / C++. We will use this Arduino to turn LED lights on and off and create our own light show.

Click Here to Register

Video Game Design

Immersed in the study and practice of games, we will cover the creative and technical aspects of game design as well as how to use a compelling narrative to drive the direction of your game. Participants will design and program fully functional video games from start to finish with characters, levels, backgrounds, and custom features. At the end of the week, the campers will share their portfolio of games in a demo event with friends and family.

Click Here to Register

lorihuel

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Fourth Grade Letter

This letter will come home with your child today:

mszentesy

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Mid-week announcements

A few reminders for the week/month:

Thursday we will review/take a practice test for the material covered in chapter 10, Decimals. The test will be given on Friday. I am proud of the effort and perseverance the students are putting into this chapter. Can’t wait to see their work on Friday!

We are completing Unit 4 in ELA. The girls and boys are working to determine point-of-view (and WHY they are using that point of view), to make inferences, and to draw conclusions. The unit assessment will be next Thursday and Friday. The kids are writing more in their TDAs, including the “Analysis” section of the organizer. We are ready to start putting the information into essay form!

This week’s spelling words are a doozie. Keep listening to the sentence to determine which form to use (plural, possessive, or plural-possessive!)

Social Studies lessons with Mrs. Rios and Mrs. Groff are going well. Students are working on some different regions and geographical features of our area.

Some students will receive mid-marking period reports to take home this week. Parents can always check their child’s grades online, but I’ll send home a few special notes this week.

Race for Education: We would like to have many address labels for the students to mail letters. The labels students bring will be placed on letters to send to family and friends. If each student in fourth grade can bring in an average of 6 labels, we’ll have a special afternoon this spring!

Valentines can be brought to school this week. We will have a small classroom celebration to share kindness and friendships. The Szentesy Squad shows that each day, but we’ll still honor the national holiday on the 14th!

BEST OF LUCK to our FOURTH GRADE MATH BOWL participants in the district math bowl tomorrow! Szentesy Squad members Hunter and Lucas will represent Hambright well!

mszentesy