Planet Penn Manor

May 7 2021

McElheny Moments

3-D Shapes Song

We have been learning about 3-D shapes in class. I have shared several 3-D shape songs with the boys and girls. I played this one today and they loved it. It just had a really catchy tune. A number of the students asked if I could share it. I told them I would put it out on the blog, so here it is! Enjoy!!

smcelheny

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

May 7 Reminders

Reminders

  • Math PSSA testing will occur MONDAY (May 10) and Tuesday (May 11). If you still need to return your child’s encouragement note cards, it’s not too late!  Please send them in for your child as soon as possible!

Upcoming Tests

  • Math: Tuesday, May 18

Important Dates

  • May 12: Dolce Vita PTO Fundraiser Night
  • May 14: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • May 31: Memorial Day; NO SCHOOL
  • June 3: End of Marking Period 4
  • June 4: Last Day of School
  • June 4: Last Day of Physical Education
  • June 4: Early Dismissal @ 11:30 AM
  • June 4: Report Cards sent home

Mrs. Hartman

Penn Manor National Honor Society

Administration Team Needs Help

As we announced during our meeting, the administration team needs help in the office.

5/6-5/14: After school from 3-4 PM (variety of tasks in the office)

JUNIORS ONLY: 5/20 arrive at 5:45 PM help with Senior Awards ceremony

If you are willing to help out please fill out this form: click here

ctejada

May 6 2021

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

Thank you so much

This is Miss Colvin. I just wanted to thank everyone who donated items or money for my student teacher gift. It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with your students, and help them grow. In all of my reflections for Millersville, I write about how many great things my students will do in the future. So, thank you all again. Have a great rest of the year.

Love,

Miss Colvin

Mrs. Kyper

Penn Manor School District

COVID case reported at Letort Elementary

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

May 6, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that a member of the school community at Letort Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until he/she has recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with this person in the school setting have been notified.

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

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

    Please note that personal information about an individual who tests positive is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to this member of our school community.

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

 For additional information, including an updated count of cases at all Penn Manor schools, visit Penn Manor’s COVID-19 Information, Resources & Updates page. Most cases we report to the public are not active cases because only those involving individuals who were physically in the school setting during the infectious period of their illness are considered “active,” according to the PA Departments of Education and Health.

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

Sincerely,

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

Brian Wallace

Team Martin

Two things

Thank you for your kindness during this Teacher Appreciation week.

Book Orders are due May 12th. This will be the last opportunity for the kids to use the Christmas coupon that I gave them.

Beth Martin

The Schettlonary

May 6, 2021

Welcome to 6-S

Announcements

Hi, everyone, Hope your week of testing is going well…here is our music lesson schedule for tomorrow. I will let you know if my location is changed from the conference room. 9:05 Jessika K. 5E9:25 Ella H. 5E 9:45 Peyton M. 5E 10:05 Amelia M. 5T 10:25 Benson Z. 5T 10:45 Connor S. 6M 11:05 Maddie A. 6M 11:25 Noah H. 6S 11:25 Cayden D. 6S 11:45 Gretchen W. 6S
Thanks! Ms. Almoney

5/4-5/12-6th Grade PSSA Testing

5/18-Meet with Middle School staff to discuss Middle School life.

A message from our 6th Grade Advancement Ceremony Committee:

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

LANGUAGE ARTS

BILL

Writing: Today we worked on Teacher Pages.

DLR: No DLR this week.

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

Spelling: No formal spelling this week.

math

MATHS -Today we reviewed our skills. Tomorrow we will complete Benchmark #4.

Optional Khan Academy assignments are available. The new batch is due Doughnut Friday.

SCIENCE

Science-We were introduced to Egg Drop 2021! The Egg Drop will “drop” (sorry) May 26, with the rain dates being May 27 & 28. Please see the rules and scoring guide in our Google Science Classroom.

Today we started our Famous Inventor Research Project. Everything needed to complete this in-class mini-project is in our Google Science folder, and the assignment is due, May 7.

Social Studies

Social Studies: See Mr. Mattern’s Google Classroom and blog for assignments.

RATS! Here are our RAT due dates.

5/10-Maybelle

5/12-Ally

5/14-Kiley

5/18-Logan

5/20-Carter

5/24-Noah

5/26-Cayden

5/28-Demi

6/4-Mr S

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

schettlerm

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

PTO Sub/Sandwich Sale

Just a reminder that the orders and payment for the sub/sandwich sale are due Monday, May 10th.  Late orders cannot be accepted due to submitting the final count to the company.

bmitchell

Fafel's Forum

Parent Reminder…

Tomorrow is our poetry café and we are so excited to share our creativity with each other. If you signed up to bring a snack or drink for our café, please remember to send it to school tomorrow. If you did not sign up and are able to donate, there are still a few items left blank. Click the link below to visit the sign-up. Thank you for helping to make this a special event for the 6th graders!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4EA5AC2AA4F49-poetry

Mrs. Fafel

Fafel's Forum

Reminder for students….

Ms. Tate’s class will take their Biology quiz tomorrow, Friday, May 7th. Students should review their notes on the parts of the cell and the difference between unicellular and multicellular organisms. There is also a practice set on Quizlet that students can use to study.

Mrs. Fafel

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

May 6 Reminders

Reminders

  • TOMORROW (May 7) is the last day for students to visit the Scholastic Book Fair! If your child did not purchase books during our class visit earlier this week and would still like to do so, please send money along with them tomorrow.

Homework

  • Finish Ice Cream Math worksheet

Important Dates

  • May 10-11: Math PSSA Testing
  • May 12: Dolce Vita PTO Fundraiser Night
  • May 14: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • May 31: Memorial Day; NO SCHOOL
  • June 3: End of Marking Period 4
  • June 4: Last Day of School
  • June 4: Last Day of Physical Education
  • June 4: Report Cards sent home

Mrs. Hartman

May 5 2021

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

May Lunch and Learn

We are excited to host an in-person Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 for children who are planning to enter kindergarten in August 2021. This Lunch and Learn will be held outside, so we scheduled a rain date for Wednesday, May 19th. A bagged lunch will be provided to take home.


Date: Tuesday, May 18 (Rain Date: Wednesday, May 19)

Please visit the Hambright Blog on the morning of the event for any changes.

Time: 12:00 PM

Where: Hambright – Meet at the main doors, and we will walk to the courtyard together.

Call the office to register or for more information (717) 872-9503.

Mrs. Kyper

Penn Manor School District

COVID case reported at Marticville Middle School

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

May 5, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that a member of the school community at Marticville Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until he/she has recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with this person in the school setting have been notified.

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

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

    Please note that personal information about an individual who tests positive is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to this member of our school community.

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

 For additional information, including an updated count of cases at all Penn Manor schools, visit Penn Manor’s COVID-19 Information, Resources & Updates page. Most cases we report to the public are not active cases because only those involving individuals who were physically in the school setting during the infectious period of their illness are considered “active,” according to the PA Departments of Education and Health.

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

Sincerely,

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

Brian Wallace

Welcome to Kindergarten

Lunch and Learn for Incoming Kindergarten Students

We are excited to host an in-person Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 for children who are planning to enter kindergarten in August 2021. This Lunch and Learn will be held outside, so we scheduled a rain date for Wednesday, May 19th. A bagged lunch will be provided to take home.


Date: Tuesday, May 18 (Rain Date: Wednesday, May 19)

Please visit the Hambright Blog on the morning of the event for any changes.

Time: 12:00 PM

Where: Hambright – Meet at the main doors, and we will walk to the courtyard together.

Call the office to register or for more information (717) 872-9503.

jrivera

Penn Manor Nurse Information

COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics

Vaccinate Lancaster will be hosting walk-in 1st dose clinics of the Pfizer vaccine at locations throughout Lancaster County. 2nd doses will be scheduled when you receive the 1st dose.

Ages 16 and older. Minors (ages 16 and 17) must bring a legal guardian to the vaccine clinic to sign a consent form.

Robert Fulton Fire Company 
2271 Robert Fulton Hwy 
Peach Bottom, PA 17563

Walk-in (No appointments needed) on May 10, May 17, May 24 from 2 PM to 6 PM

The Factory Ministries
3293 Lincoln Highway East 
Paradise, PA 17562

Walk-in (No appointments needed) on May 12, May 19, May 26 from 2 PM to 6 PM

Carter & MacRae Elementary School
251 S Prince St 
Lancaster, PA 17603

Walk-in (No appointments needed) on May 13, May 20, May 27 from 2 PM to 6 PM

In addition, The South Asian Association of Lancaster will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturdays through May 15 at the Wyndham Resort in East Lampeter Township.

The vaccine clinics are free and open the public.

For more information about the clinics, or to schedule a vaccine appointment, visit www.saal.us or email vaccine@ncspharmacy.com.

lheisler

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

May 5 Reminders

Reminders

  • ELA PSSA testing is currently taking place and will continue through TOMORROW (May 6). If you still need to return your child’s encouragement note cards, it’s not too late!  Please send them in for your child as soon as possible!

Homework

  • Finish Ice Cream Math worksheet

Important Dates

  • May 10-11: Math PSSA Testing
  • May 12: Dolce Vita PTO Fundraiser Night
  • May 14: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • May 31: Memorial Day; NO SCHOOL
  • June 3: End of Marking Period 4
  • June 4: Last Day of School
  • June 4: Last Day of Physical Education
  • June 4: Report Cards sent home

Mrs. Hartman

McElheny Moments

Classroom Newsletter

Check out the latest Classroom Newsletter for recent happenings and upcoming events!

smcelheny

May 4 2021

Penn Manor School District

COVID cases reported at Marticville and Central Manor

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

May 4, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

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

    We are not making any instructional changes at these schools at this time.

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

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

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

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

For additional information, including an updated count of cases at all Penn Manor schools, visit Penn Manor’s COVID-19 Information, Resources & Updates page. Most cases we report to the public are not active cases. Only those cases involving individuals physically in the school setting during the infectious period of their illness are considered “active,” according to the PA Departments of Education and Health.

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

Sincerely,

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

Brian Wallace

Miss Walker's Second Grade Team

Working from home

Pequea blog post:

We have been receiving more frequent requests from parents for students to be working from home. Please note we only offer “working from home” for those students who are “well” but quarantined due to COVID contacts and cross-tracing. We do not offer a “work from home” option for students who are home during illness.

If students are home due to illness, we believe it is in their best interest to be resting so they can return to school as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Miss Walker

Penn Manor School District

Eshleman Elementary hosts Plant Week

   When Eshleman Elementary School was closed last year, students were unable to work on the school’s community gardens – one of the most popular hands-on learning activities that was lost to the pandemic. 

   So when it came time to replant the gardens this school year, Eshleman third-grade teachers decided to expand the activity into a full week of lessons tied to the gardens, biology and ecology.

   Held April 12 through 16, Plant Week included lessons on the life cycles of plants, germination, photosynthesis and pollination. Students also got to dissect and identify plant and seed parts and observe the daily progression of lima bean seeds growing in bags taped to the classroom windows.

   Teachers Caitlan Tran and Kim Garvey incorporated language arts into the week’s activities by reading and discussing Wangari’s Trees of Peace, a true story of how environmentalist Wangari Maathai helped reverse deforestation in Kenya.

   As a tie-in to the book, they challenged students to build the tallest free-standing trees they could, using only pipe cleaners, tape and paper.

   “It was an amazing week filled with tons of hands-on activities and a lot of content learned,” said Tran. “Our biggest motivation for doing this was that we wanted to get the kids outside and working hands-on. This year has been hard on everyone, and we all needed to have a little fun.”

   The garden beds got a much-needed rehab after a year of neglect.

   Students weeded them, added soil and fertilizer and planted spinach, lettuce and radishes. They learned how to read seed packets and plotted out estimated germination and harvest dates on a calendar. They also planted green beans and carrots in the classroom to be transplanted to the garden beds in mid-May.

   In Garvey’s classroom, students dissected daffodils and built terrariums.

   “One student told me after the activity that they did not realize that every part of the plant was important and that the plants had babies,” she said. “This is what hands-on learning does for kids.”

   The garden project will culminate later in the school year with the sharing of garden-fresh salads and spinach smoothies.   

“Even though we live in Lancaster County, some kids have never planted anything or gardened before,” Tran said. “Seeing how excited they were to experience the process was eye-opening.”

  • Plant Week activities at Eshleman Elementary School
    Eshleman students check the progress of their lima bean seeds.


Brian Wallace

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

It’s May?????

Where did the year go? I can not believe there is is only a few weeks left to this school year. This is always a busy time of year so I hope the following highlights are helpful:

1. There is Nonsense homework this week. Please return this assignment on Friday. I have promised the children a “surprise” if they return it on Friday.

2. Please make sure your child’s reading book is in the plastic bag and staying in the take home folder when you are not reading it. There have been many children over the last few days that have not had their books.

3. In case you didn’t notice we are piloting a new math series. At first I was sending the homework home, but the kindergarten pilot team has decided that we will no longer be sending home the homework.

4. I hope to have flash cards for every student who has not yet passed 3 belts. I will put them on the reading book bag. Please work with your child as frequently as possible. The goal is to know 25 sight words by the end of the year.

5. The last book orders will be sent home today. This is a perfect opportunity to get a few books for summer reading. You can order on line (There many more options on line) or return the orders forms to me with a check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs. All orders must be placed by May 17.

Some important dates to keep in mind. They are on the calendar:

May 13- Fine Arts Day

May 14- Morning Kindergarten Only- No PM kindergarten

May 17- Book Orders due

May 18 (Rain date March 19)- Lunch and Learn for children entering Kindergarten in
September 2021

May 21- Race for Education

May 31- No school- Memorial Day

June 3- Last day of school for Kindergarten students

Finally, We will be saying goodbye to Miss. Colvin our student teacher on Thursday. She has been a very important part of our class all year. We will all miss her.

Mrs. Kyper

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

May 4 Reminders

Reminders

  • ELA PSSA testing is currently taking place and will continue through Thursday (May 6). If you still need to return your child’s encouragement note cards, it’s not too late!  Please send them in for your child as soon as possible!

Homework

  • Finish Ice Cream Math worksheet

Important Dates

  • May 10-11: Math PSSA Testing
  • May 12: Dolce Vita PTO Fundraiser Night
  • May 14: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • May 31: Memorial Day; NO SCHOOL
  • June 3: End of Marking Period 4
  • June 4: Last Day of School
  • June 4: Last Day of Physical Education
  • June 4: Report Cards sent home

Mrs. Hartman

Team Martin

PSSA tests start tomorrow!

Beth Martin

May 3 2021

Central Manor 5th Grade Blog

PSSAs begin tomorrow, May 4th

We Got This Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

As you all know, we will begin our ELA PSSAs tomorrow. Students will be taking these assessment on May 4, 5, 6 of this week in the mornings. Students may bring in their own mints and gum however, please do not allow them to bring in snacks or candy.

We encourage all students to get a great night sleep tonight and eat breakfast tomorrow! WE GOT THIS!

eodonnell

Penn Manor School District

COVID cases reported at Manor, Letort, Hambright and high school

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

May 3, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

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

    We are not making any instructional changes at these schools at this time.

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

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

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

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

For additional information, including an updated count of cases at all Penn Manor schools, visit Penn Manor’s COVID-19 Information, Resources & Updates page. Most cases we report to the public are not active cases. Only those cases involving individuals physically in the school setting during the infectious period of their illness are considered “active,” according to the PA Departments of Education and Health.

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

Sincerely,

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

Brian Wallace

PMHS School Counseling Department

Dual Enrollment Update 2021

Ms. Wile

Mr. Soto’s Class

Personal Safety Lesson

Hello Families! The following message comes from our school counselor, Dr. Madara.

Dear Fourth Grade Families, 

Every year, the Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors provide a Personal Safety Program for all fourth grade students. We present this program in a positive, non-threatening manner, using an age-appropriate video entitled, “Dealing with Abuse: If It Happens to You” by Human Relations Media.  Dr. Egan, our Assistant Superintendent, has approved this video.  We discuss “okay” and “not okay” touches, learning to trust feelings and instincts, establishing the concept of private areas, being assertive, and asking for help. 

Classes in fourth grade at Central Manor will be receiving this lesson the week of May 17th, 2021.

If you would like your child excused from the program, please notify me in writing no later than May 13, 2021.

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Madara

shannon.madara@pennmanor.net

(717)872-1401 ext 3203

School Counselor

tsoto

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Photos Still Needed for Sixth Grade Celebration DVD

We are very lucky this year to have a family who is willing to devote their time to create a video of the students to celebrate their years at LeTort.  We would like to include every student in the video which is why we need your help. 

Please help us by submitting ONE baby/toddler photo of your current 6th grade child and ONE kindergarten photo of your current 6th grade child,  (two photos total), and e-mail  the two photos to tarastreets@icloud.com  with your child’s name in the subject section of the e-mail.

If anyone has group shots of the 6th graders throughout the school years at LeTort, including this school year, then they can be e-mailed as well to add to the video.

If you are unable to submit your photos online, please send them in so they can be scanned in and then returned to you.

Please submit the pictures by May 5 so there is enough time to create the video.

If you have any questions or need help, please email Mrs. Mitchell at beth.mitchell@pennmanor.net.

Thank you for your help in creating this precious memento for the students.

bmitchell

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

PSSA Reminders – ELA Testing Starts Tomorrow

PSSA testing starts tomorrow. Below are a few reminders:

  1. Please make sure your child is well rested and eats breakfast. If your child cannot eat breakfast at home, the cafeteria provides breakfast each day.
  2. Bringing electronics to school is discouraged. If your child does need to bring their cell phone, it needs to be turned off and securely placed in their backpack.
  3. Students should not bring in gum or candy. There is no eating during the test. However, if your child would like to bring in a snack to enjoy after PSSA testing, they may do so. At the conclusion of PSSA testing each day, students will be taken outside for a break where they can sit six feet apart to eat their snack. Please see that it is a healthy snack.
  4. Students should bring in refillable water bottles. Single use plastic water bottles seem to be distracting. We do have a water fountain that does refill water bottles, if needed.

Thank you for all that you are doing for your child this year! Your continued support is greatly appreciated!

bmitchell

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

May 3 Reminders

Reminders

  • ELA PSSA testing will occur TOMORROW (May 4) through Thursday (May 6). If you still need to return your child’s encouragement note cards, it’s not too late!  Please send them in for your child as soon as possible!

Homework

  • Three Types of Angles worksheet

Important Dates

  • May 10-11: Math PSSA Testing
  • May 12: Dolce Vita PTO Fundraiser Night
  • May 14: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • May 31: Memorial Day; NO SCHOOL
  • June 3: End of Marking Period 4

Mrs. Hartman

May 2 2021

Kindergarten Connection

Mrs. Piatt's Blog Site

Week of May 3, 2021

Hi 4P Families! I hope that you are all enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend! It’s show time this week for ELA (English Language Arts) and we are READY! We will begin ELA PSSA testing on Tuesday. 4th grade will be having some special PSSA spirit days beginning Tuesday. Please see the schedule below.

There are a few students who still need to turn in the food permission form that was sent home last Wednesday. Please return these tomorrow!

Speaking of ELA, your child will be bringing home their most recent text dependent analysis essay tomorrow! These five paragraph essays were OUTSTANDING! I’m simply amazed at how these 4th graders can take a high level writing assignment and just knock it out of the park! I couldn’t be more proud of them! WE ARE WRITERS!

I need your help! Please encourage your child to bring in some picture books, chapter books, light reading that can be done after we conclude PSSA testing each day. ONLY your child will be using the books.

There is no spelling this week!

This week:

BRING IN PICTURE BOOKS, chapter books, light reading beginning Tuesday!!

Tuesday – ELA PSSA Testing and “We are Red-y,” wear RED!

Wednesday – ELA PSSA Testing and “We are going to rock in our CRAZY SOCKS!”

Thursday – ELA PSSA Testing and “Cozy up to read and write,” wear COZY clothes!

Looking Ahead:

Monday, May 10 – Math PSSA Testing and “Shine Bright in 4th Grade,” wear NEON/BRIGHT colors!

Tuesday, May 11 – Math PSSA Testing and “Hats off to hard work,” wear a HAT!

Wednesday, May 12 – Science PSSA Testing and “Penn Manor team pride is on your side,” wear BLUE and GOLD/YELLOW!

Thursday, May 13 – Science PSSA Testing and “Mission Accomplished, 4th Grade reporting for duty,” wear CAMOUFLAGE/CAMOUFLAGE COLORS!

Friday, May 14 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

hpiatt

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Weekly News: May 3 – 7

Weekly News: May 3 – 7

Our Alphabet Countdown continues this week:

Monday, E for Exercise –wear sneakers and comfortable clothes

Tuesday, F for Favorite Color – wear your favorite color(s)

Wednesday, G for games – we will play all types of games inside and outside of our classroom

Thursday, H for Hats – wear a hat to school

Friday, I for Inside Out – wear your shirt or jacket inside out

Thursday is also Miss Holmberg’s last day with us. She graduates from Millersville University on Saturday. We will celebrate her on Thursday on H day, which can also be for Holmberg. We love having her in our class, teaching, caring, and loving our kiddos. We will miss her, but hope we see her in the Penn Manor School District again!

Looking ahead:

May 14, Friday: Early Dismissal. AM Kindergarten attends 9 – 1:30. NO PM Kindergarten.

May 31, Monday: No School. Memorial Day.

June 3, Thursday: Last Day of Kindergarten. (Kindergarten ends a day earlier than the rest of the grades in the district.)

June 4, Friday: Last day of school for grades 1 – 12.

ckinser

April 30 2021

The Peart Post

chemical reaction!

The idea was also a chemical reaction after learning about The Statue of Liberty and then learning about money…hey, pennies and Lady Liberty are both made out of copper…let’s oxidize pennies! So, we accelerated a chemical reaction of copper , oxygen and vinegar. Success!!

mpeart

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Wow!

What a great end of the month! We enjoyed honoring our Favorite School Principal today, Dr. Murray! (school principal day is May 1). We finished up the story “Where on Earth is My Bagel?” and enjoyed some bagels smothered in butter (or cream cheese), just as Yum Yung did in the story.

I can’t believe it’s the middle of the last marking period! Please check out the “important dates” tab on this page. I updated them for May.

Next week begins the PSSA testing for students in grades 3-6. To help their testing schedule, our daily routines will be moved around a bit. I know the Szentesy Squad will “go with the flow” and adapt to any changes in the day. Good luck to our older students/friends. We are proud of you!

Do you prefer butter or cream cheese?
Delicious! Thanks Yum Yung for the great idea!

mszentesy

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

April 30 Reminders

Reminders

  • TODAY (April 30) is our last day of Library for the year. We will begin Physical Education again on MONDAY (May 3) for the remainder of the fourth marking period!
  • MONDAY (May 3) is our class visit to the Scholastic Book Fair!  If interested in allowing your child to purchase books, please send money along with them on Monday.
  • ELA PSSA testing will occur this coming Tuesday (May 4) through Thursday (May 6). If you still need to return your child’s encouragement note cards, it’s not too late!  Please send them in for your child as soon as possible!

Important Dates

  • May 10-11: Math PSSA Testing
  • May 12: Dolce Vita PTO Fundraiser Night
  • May 14: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM

Mrs. Hartman

April 29 2021

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Great day!

The Szentesy Squad had a wonderful day today. Our morning meeting question talked of how we can “feel like the weather.” When do you feel sunny? What makes you feel stormy? Great conversations happening. Then the actual weather couldn’t make up it’s mind either!

Thank you for remembering y our water bottles each day. It’s getting hot!

A few other reminders:
*Spelling and reading and vocab test tomorrow (Lesson 26, “Where on Earth is my Bagel?”)
*Virtual Paint Night is tonight. Thank you Mrs. Steffy, we can’t wait!
*Mystery Reader at 8:00 tonight https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/843d4473-f9e0-4383-b3ee-014391c19bdf
*Thank you for charging your Chromebook each night.

*If you drove your child to school with his or her National Symbols project, please ask your child about bringing it home. Some students prefer to NOT bring it home on the bus. The amazing work is ready to go home when you are able to pick it up. Great job all!

mszentesy

Miss Walker's Second Grade Team

Weekly Updates: 🖌

25 days left of school!! (:

Monday May 3rd: Art special starts- please have your students wear older shirts or bring in an extra one for special.

Wednesday May 5th: Chapter 11 Math Test

Friday May 7th- Lesson 27 Spelling Test

Starting On Monday next week, we will start to have our lunch outside on the field when nice weather permits. Please have your student bring in a SMALL towel/ blanket for them to sit on while eating in the grass. This item will stay in the classroom and be sent home on Fridays for cleaning and sanitation.

Looking ahead:

Friday May 14th: Early Dismissal

Monday May 31st: No school- long 3 day weekend

Miss Walker

Fafel's Forum

Reminder…

Please remind your child to bring their laptop charger to school on Friday(tomorrow). All laptops and chargers must be kept at school from Friday until the end of PSSAs. Please be sure your child has both tomorrow as they leave for school. Thank you for your help with this.

Mrs. Fafel

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

April 29 Reminders

Reminders

  • An important PSSA Surprise letter was sent home with students last week.  Please read the letter and return your encouragement note cards no later than TOMORROW (April 30). Thank you very much for your help!
  • TOMORROW (April 30) will be our last day of Library for the year. We will begin Physical Education again on Monday (May 3) for the remainder of the fourth marking period!
  • This coming Monday (May 3) is our class visit to the Scholastic Book Fair!  If interested in allowing your child to purchase books, please send money along with them on Monday.

Homework

  • Finish Ice Cream Math worksheet
  • Study for spelling test

Upcoming Tests

  • Math: TOMORROW, April 30
  • Spelling: TOMORROW, April 30

Important Dates

  • May 4-6: ELA PSSA Testing
  • May 10-11: Math PSSA Testing
  • May 12: Dolce Vita PTO Fundraiser Night
  • May 14: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM

Mrs. Hartman

April 28 2021

The Peart Post

Measuring Ourselves

It was a beautiful day for measuring feet and inches and then cool off with a popsicle reward!

mpeart

Mrs. Mulder's Message

We have a WINNER!

I am so beyond excited to announce that we have a WINNER in Kindergarten! We participated in the Lancaster Online Student Journalism Contest. The topic for this year was public servants. Each student drew a picture of someone they viewed as a public servant. All of our submissions were sent in and one of our kindergarten students was chosen as the first place winner! As the winner, she will have her drawing in the May 25th edition of the newspaper with her photo and win $25 in cash! Congratulations to Miss Murphy Long! Job well-done kindergarten!

Murphy Long, PM-K, holding her winning drawing.

mmulder

Penn Manor National Honor Society

Mr. Taylor Needs Help in the PMHS Library

For the next week or so, Mr. Taylor could use help making boxes so that he can have everything packed and on pallets. Later in the month, he is sure we will need some more help too. Email him at jeffrey.taylor@pennmanor.net if you are interested.

myersj

Penn Manor National Honor Society

Attention Junior NHS members: Volunteers are Needed for Penn Manor HS Graduation

Administration is looking for responsible students to help with graduation. You will be collecting the tickets at the entrance gates to Biemesderfer Field. Graduation is scheduled for June 3rd at 5:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bachman in the High School main office.

Please complete this Google Form if you are interested in helping out. The form must be completed by Friday, May 7th. 

myersj

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

April 28 Reminders

Reminders

  • An important PSSA Surprise letter was sent home with students last week.  Please read the letter and return your encouragement note cards no later than Friday (April 30). Thank you very much for your help!
  • Friday (April 30) will be our last day of Library for the year. We will begin Physical Education again on Monday (May 3) for the remainder of the fourth marking period!

Homework

  • Finish Ice Cream Math worksheet
  • Spelling worksheet
    • Challenge Spellers: Write spelling words 2 times each

Upcoming Tests

  • Math: Friday, April 30
  • Spelling: Friday, April 30

Important Dates

  • May 3: Scholastic Book Fair
  • May 4-6: ELA PSSA Testing
  • May 10-11: Math PSSA Testing
  • May 12: Dolce Vita PTO Fundraiser Night
  • May 14: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM

Mrs. Hartman

April 27 2021

Fafel's Forum

Important update from Dr. Sugra

Please click the link below to see an important message from Dr. Sugra for our 6th graders.

Mrs. Fafel

Penn Manor National Honor Society

Two Algebra 2 Tutors Needed

Mrs. Marsh is looking for NHS members to tutor two Penn Manor math students. One student has Mr. Eshleman (for CP Alg 2) and the other has Mr. Staub (virtually, for Career Alg 2. ) Contact Mrs. Marsh AND the student’s respective teacher if you are interested.

myersj

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

April 27 Reminders

Reminders

  • An important PSSA Surprise letter was sent home with students last week.  Please read the letter and return your encouragement note cards no later than this coming Friday (April 30). Thank you very much for your help!

Homework

  • Finish Ice Cream Math worksheet
  • Spelling worksheet
    • Challenge Spellers: Write spelling words 2 times each
  • Study for vocab quiz

Upcoming Tests

  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): TOMORROW, April 28
  • Math: Friday, April 30
  • Spelling: Friday, April 30

Important Dates

  • April 30: Last Day of Library
  • May 3: Scholastic Book Fair
  • May 3: First Day of Physical Education
  • May 4-6: ELA PSSA Testing
  • May 10-11: Math PSSA Testing
  • May 12: Dolce Vita PTO Fundraiser Night
  • May 14: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM

Mrs. Hartman

April 26 2021

Mrs. Eby's 5th Grade Blog

Week of April 26th…

Hello, Martic 5th Grade Families,

I hope that this post finds you and yours all doing well! Here are a few sneak peeks on how we will be stretching and strengthening our brains this week!

Curriculum News:

Reading: Today, readers and writers began discussing and filling in their Venn diagram.  This Venn diagram compares/contrasts the book to the movie, The Thief Lord.  They will continue and complete this activity tomorrow.  Wednesday and Thursday,  readers and writers will be busy reviewing homophone families. Friday, we will wrap up the week by reading, analyzing, and discussing a couple of NEWSELA articles.  To show their comprehension, of these passages, they will answer questions that follow each piece.

Spelling: Your child received their spelling list and homework packet today. She/he is aware that the packet is due Thursday morning and that their test will be on Friday.

Mathematicians are working hard converting both customary and metric units of measurement! We will finish unit 11 this week and have our math test on Monday, May 3rd. Your child will bring home a study guide on Thursday night to practice before their test. Keep up the great work!

Reminders:

Next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, (5/4th, 5/5th, and 5/6th) your child will be taking the ELA PSSA in the morning. They have worked very hard this year and have grown incredibly as readers and writers! They are ready to show the “the words” who “the boss” is! I am VERY PROUD of each and every one of them for their strong work ethic!!!

Thank you for your continuous support and have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

keby

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Drawing conclusions

Today in reading we talked about drawing conclusions in a story. We watched this video and then we listened to the story Click Clack Moo and used this skill.

In math we continued to talk about fractions. We learned about the numerator and the denominator.

gbraun