Planet Penn Manor

September 25 2020

Miss Walker's Second Grade Team

Free or reduced meal program

All families…It provides you a great benefit that lasts all year. Applications should be submitted ASAP. Please see below…

One wonderful service is our Free and Reduced meal program. If you think that this could be helpful for  your family, I would  encourage you to fill out the application to determine if you are eligible. It helps our school and it helps our families. To complete this application, you can follow this link to our food services page. Once there, scroll down to the APPLY for FREE / REDUCED APPLICATION.

Many parents don’t fill out the application because they begin the year with free meals. This application MUST BE RENEWED every year. If you are still getting this service, it is left over from a previous year and the service will run out in the beginning of October. 

Please be proactive and complete the application by Wednesday September 30th! 

Please note: 

Even though ALL students are getting FREE breakfast and lunch currently, this only lasts until January 3rd of next year.  At that point, students will need to start paying for lunches and breakfast again. Please apply now, it will be beneficial to your family and our school!

Even if your child attends Penn Manor Virtual School, they can receive meals.  Here is the link for more information.

Here is the  free/reduced lunch information link:

Free and reduced lunch information

Here is the application link:

application link

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Miss Walker

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Friday, September 25

Math (group B) chapter 1 test is in your child’s envelope:)

Our first spelling test is Thursday, October 1, for the B group and Tuesday, October 6, for the A group. Students have been and should continue to use Spelling City to practice.

We are having some students not completing all virtual work on their days at home. In order to view ALL assignments on Google Classroom, make sure to click view more at the end of the assignment list or check the To Do list located on the left-hand side under TOPICS. FYI: if students are not completing virtual assignments in the allotted time, they will be marked as absent and unexcused and will be in at lunch/recess to complete those assignments.

We started our classroom management program this week. Please look over our Classroom Community on ClassDojo paper, and sign up using the code. *If you are a two-household family and would want/need your child’s code (you are able to share the code with one another), email me and I will send you the code. All students will start out the week with 15 Dojo points:

  • 5 homework points—all classes (after-school work and virtual work)
  • 5 responsibility points—i.e., having writing utensils, notebook, a charged laptop
  • 5 behavior points—i.e., attentiveness, on-task, following rules/directions

If students have trouble in any of the above areas, parents will receive a message through the Dojo app, and a corresponding point will be taken away from the student’s weekly total.  We find that the point system helps keep both students and parents aware of all the positives, as well as any areas that need improvement. In addition, if a student is recognized for doing something special, like a kindness or going above and beyond, they will be given a bonus ticket. Once a week, five (5) bonus tickets per group will be drawn, and those students will be awarded an extra Dojo point. At the end of each month, students can use their Dojo points to purchase various items/privileges.

  • In order to go over the weekly Social Studies and Science assignments with the students, we will post both on Wednesdays after the Google Meet. Students will not have any additional math or reading assignments that day.
  • October 5 (A group) or 8 (B group)–picture day
  • October 9–early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • October 12–No school (Columbus Day)
  • October 23–virtual assembly–Rainforests
  • November 3–End of M.P. 1
  • November 4–virtual assembly “Agents of Safety”
  • November 6–No School (teacher in-service)

jochs

Kindergarten Connection

Kindergarten Update

leisure

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Short i and thermometers

The students have continued to practice the short i sound. We exercised to a video with Jack Hartman to practice this sound. We reviewed also what consonants and vowels are.

The class also has been enjoying learning about temperature and thermometers. We learned that mercury inside the thermometer rises when it is hot and goes down when it is cold. We also measure temperature in degrees. We then sang a thermometer song. Enjoy!

gbraun

Penn Manor Cross Country

McCaskey Meet – Monday, 9/28

Athlete Information

Dismissal time:  2:15

Bus Departure: 2:30

Bus Location:  “Drug Free Zone” sign on Herr Ave – across from cafeteria.

Note: Only athletes competing in the meet will travel on the bus.

Facemasks are required on the bus.

Athletes must bring their own water.

Athletes returning on the bus will be dropped off at the pick-up location.

Parent Information

Parents will be permitted to attend this meet.

Location: Lancaster County Park – Environmental Center.

Parking:  Available on Gulf Road (Handicapped parking available at the center).

Parents are asked to leave after their child’s event.

Athletes may leave with parents after cool-down run is completed – Inform coach verbally, no written note needed.

Race Times

4:00PM – JH Boys 

4:25PM – JH Girls

5:00PM – Varsity Boys

5:30PM – Varsity Girls

tomecker

Conestoga Fifth Grade Blog

Important Schedule Change for Grades 3-6

School is closed on Monday, October 12. As a result, Group A will meet in person on Tuesday (10/13) and Wednesday (10/14). Group B will meet in person on Thursday (10/15) and Friday (10/16). There will be no online instruction on Wednesday (10/14).

There is no school for students on Friday, November 6. As a result, Group A will meet in person Monday (11/2) and Tuesday (11/3) and Group B will meet in person Wednesday (11/4) and Thursday (11/5). There will be no online instruction on Wednesday (11/4).

5thgradecon

Sixth Grade with Miss Feaster

Remote Learning Work Accountability

We as a sixth grade team understand that for many, learning at home is difficult! Because of this, work assigned to completed on remote learning days is largely either review of lessons done in class or aided with tutorials along the way.

All work completed at home may be graded for completion and effort. If an assignment is graded, it will be a very small grade in Sapphire with the purpose of holding everyone accountable. To receive the accountability point(s) for an assignment, sixth graders need to follow all directions listed in Google Classroom…

  • Math: This means completing the worksheet I gave you AND the Khan assignment.
  • Content: For now in science with me, this means completing the coding lesson, reflection sheet, and sharing the link to your game. When my class switches to Social Studies with Mrs. Schoelkopf, they will need to follow her directions.
  • ELA: Completing everything listed in Google Classroom on any given day.

All assignments posted in Google Classroom are posted with specific chronological instructions in an effort to avoid any confusion. As long as the steps are followed, all students will be good to go!

Please take the time to be responsible 6th graders, and read and follow all directions like we know you can!

kfeaster

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Chromebooks

Today your child will be taking their chromebooks home for the first time. They are so excited. I have assigned 2 activities for them to do. These are optional, but I have a feeling the kids will want to do them! Please have your child bring their laptop back to school charged on Monday. Remember after I view your child’s work it goes into their journal. By having the family app you can view their work and make a comment to your child! Thanks again for your continued support!

gbraun

Welcome to Kindergarten

Apple Tasting at Home

Our friend, Jade, in the morning class tasted some apples at home last night to get ready for Apple Day today! Even her baby sister and dog were able to taste them too!

jrivera

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

September 25 Reminders

Google Classroom Assignments

  • MATH – Lesson 1.5 Self-Check Questions
  • MATH – Lesson 1.6 Self-Check Questions
  • MATH – Rounding to the Nearest 10 and 100
  • MATH – XtraMath (both days)
  • READING – Classmates’ Character Traits
  • READING – Point of View Practice
  • SPELLING – ABC Order Words
  • SPELLING – Forward and Backward Words
  • SPELLING – Spelling City (both days)
  • GRAMMAR – Sentence or Fragment?
  • SCIENCE – Atoms in Each State of Matter
  • SCIENCE – Matter Scavenger Hunt

Upcoming Tests

  • Math: MONDAY, September 28 (Group A)
  • Spelling: Tuesday, September 29 (Group A)
    • Please help your child study their spelling words.  These can be found in their Take Home folders or on the Spelling page.
  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): Friday, October 2 (Group B)
    • Please help your child study their vocab words.  These can be found in their Take Home folders or on the Reading page.

Important Dates

Mrs. Hartman

PMHS School Counseling Department

ACADEMY NIGHT 2020 (Virtual)

ccortez

McElheny Moments

Classroom Newsletter/Laptops

A new classroom newsletter was posted on the Blog under the Classroom Newsletter heading. Please check it out to see how busy and productive we’ve been throughout the week in First Grade.

The first graders are very excited to bring their laptop computers home to show you. My plan is to send these home with the students tomorrow for the first time. I will more than likely assign something for them to complete in Seesaw, so that they can show you how we use it in class. Please make sure you charge the computer at home on Sunday night, so that when it is returned on Monday morning it is fully charged. Thanks so much for your continued support at home.

smcelheny

September 24 2020

The Schettlonary

September 24, 2020

Welcome to 6-S

Announcements

10/05 – picture day – Order forms went home Tuesday “A” group.

10/08 – picture day – Order forms went home Thursday “B” group.

10/09 – 1:30 early dismissal – no KAM 

10/12 – no school – Columbus Day

All 6th Graders! Be sure to go to the Remote Attendance Class in Google Classrooms and check in during days when you’re working from home.

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 Group A: Today we continued our 10% Summary writing project. An edited, finished copy is due September 28th at 9:05 am. All directions, a detailed rubric and completed writing for this assignment are in Google Classroom: Writing: 10% Summary-Playstation 5.

DLR #2 is due Monday, September 28th at 9:05 am. This is located in our DLR Google Classroom.

Writing Group B: Today we were introduced to our first creative writing assignment, “So Now You’re Tiny.” This assignment, due October 1st at 9:05 am, is located in our Google Writing Classroom.

DLR #3 is due Thursday, October 1st at 9:05 am. This is located in our DLR Google Classroom.

Reading Group A: Be sure to complete your reading assignment for Mr. Mattern, which is in his Google Classroom.

Reading Group B: Please see Mr. Mattern’s blog/Google Classroom for your reading assignments.

SPELLING Group A: Please complete Spelling Packet #2 by 9/28. This is a paper and pencil project and not in our Google Classroom (sorry).

Spelling Group B: Please complete packet #3 by 10/1. This is a paper and pencil project and not in our Google Classroom (sorry).

math

MATHS (Group A)-Tuesday we took our first quiz and the preliminary results are available in Sapphire.

While at home please complete the following assignments in our Google Maths Classroom:
Chapter 1 Lesson 4 Skills
Chapter 1 Lesson 4 Problem Solving
Chapter 1 Lesson 4 Homework
Chapter 1 Lesson 4 Skill Work (ratio tables) Google Form Lastly, please remember to hit the turn in button when you’ve completed all of your work. This work is due Monday, September 28th at 9:05 am.

Thanks for joining our Virtual Maths meeting today.

Maths (Group B)- Today we created study guides for tomorrow’s quiz. Please study!

SCIENCE

Science Group A-Tuesday we conducted research on other planets. Please complete and turn in your Planetary Weather Research chart that is located in our Google Classroom (Science). This completed chart is due Monday, September 28th at 9:05 am.

Also, please don’t forget our long-ranged Weather Project. THE DUE DATE IS OCTOBER 1, and you can continue work on this project, which is located in our Science Google Classroom.

Science Group B-Today we conducted our Thunderstorm in a Can experiment. The lab sheet, located in our Google Science Classroom, is due 9/25 @ 9:05 am.

Also, please don’t forget our long-ranged Weather Project. THE DUE DATE IS OCTOBER 1, and you can continue work on this project, which is located in our Science Google Classroom.

Social Studies

Social Studies Group A

Social Studies Group B

RATS Group A (8/31/20)-We were introduced to RATS. Feel free to complete independent research on your RAT idea. Please see our RAT due dates below.

9/28-Logan

9/29-Natalie

10/5-Miles

10/6-Ruby

10/13-Caden

10/19-Kiley

10/20-Noah

10/25-Fayth

RATS Group B (9/1/20)-We were introduced to RATS. Feel free to complete independent research on your RAT idea.

9/25-Kaden

10/1-Lorelai

10/2-Scarlett

10/8-Maybelle

10/9-Joe

10/15- Graham

10/16-Gavin

10/22-Carter

10/23-Luke

10/24-Gretchen

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

5th Grade ROCKSTARs!

Upcoming Schedule Change Reminder

School is closed on Monday, October 12. As a result, Group A will meet in person on Tuesday (10/13) and Wednesday (10/14). Group B will meet in person on Thursday (10/15) and Friday (10/16). There will be no online instruction on Wednesday (10/14).

There is no school for students on Friday, November 6. As a result, Group A will meet in person Monday (11/2) and Tuesday (11/3) and Group B will meet in person Wednesday (11/4) and Thursday (11/5). There will be no online instruction on Wednesday (11/4).

moyerj

PMHS School Counseling Department

Bard College Presents Virtual College Exploration

ccortez

Mrs. Eby's 5th Grade Blog

FYI…

Hello Everyone,

We were asked to share the following information with you. Have a great day!

School is closed on Monday, October 12. As a result, Group A will meet in person on Tuesday (10/13) and Wednesday (10/14). Group B will meet in person on Thursday (10/15) and Friday (10/16). There will be no online instruction on Wednesday (10/14).

There is no school for students on Friday, November 6. As a result, Group A will meet in person Monday (11/2) and Tuesday (11/3) and Group B will meet in person Wednesday (11/4) and Thursday (11/5). There will be no online instruction on Wednesday (11/4).

keby

. . . . . PMVS 1st Grade Mrs. Shover

Chromebook Camera Features

This link takes you to Chromebook Help and explains how to use the camera features

on your Chromebook.

https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/4487486?hl=en

pshover

PM Elementary Instrumental Music

Important Schedule Changes for October and November for Grades 5-6

September 24, 2020

School is closed on Monday, October 12. As a result, Group A will meet in person on Tuesday (10/13) and Wednesday (10/14). Group B will meet in person on Thursday (10/15) and Friday (10/16). There will be no online instruction on Wednesday (10/14).

There is no school for students on Friday, November 6. As a result, Group A will meet in person Monday (11/2) and Tuesday (11/3) and Group B will meet in person Wednesday (11/4) and Thursday (11/5). There will be no online instruction on Wednesday (11/4).

There will not be WEDNESDAY lessons on 10/14 and 11/4.
Monday lessons will meet on 10/14.
Friday lessons will meet on 11/4.

Ms. Almoney

Mr. Mattern's Sixth Grade

Update on Spelling

Parents/Guardians:

Beginning with Lesson 3, which Group B will be starting today, students will take spelling tests on each lesson.  We will work with the words in class, and students will be required to complete the spelling packet at home during the remote days.  They will then take the test when they return to school in person.  The words for each spelling lesson can be found at the top of the blog.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.  Thank you.   

tmattern

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

September 24 Reminders

Google Classroom Assignments

  • MATH – Lesson 1.5 Self-Check Questions
  • MATH – Lesson 1.6 Self-Check Questions
  • MATH – Rounding to the Nearest 10 and 100
  • MATH – XtraMath (both days)
  • READING – Classmates’ Character Traits
  • READING – Point of View Practice
  • SPELLING – ABC Order Words
  • SPELLING – Forward and Backward Words
  • SPELLING – Spelling City (both days)
  • GRAMMAR – Sentence or Fragment?
  • SCIENCE – Atoms in Each State of Matter
  • SCIENCE – Matter Scavenger Hunt

Upcoming Tests

  • Spelling: TOMORROW, September 25 (Group B)
    • Please help your child study their spelling words.  These can be found in their Take Home folders or on the Spelling page.
  • Math: Monday, September 28 (Group A)
  • Spelling: Tuesday, September 29 (Group A)
    • Please help your child study their spelling words.  These can be found in their Take Home folders or on the Spelling page.
  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): Friday, October 2 (Group B)
    • Please help your child study their vocab words.  These can be found in their Take Home folders or on the Reading page.

Important Dates

  • October 2: Last Day of Music
  • October 5: First Day of Art
  • October 5: Fall Picture Day (Group A)
  • October 8: Fall Picture Day (Group B)
  • October 9: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM (Group B)
  • October 10: Chicken BBQ PTO Fundraiser
  • October 12: Columbus Day; NO SCHOOL

Mrs. Hartman

Miss Walker's Second Grade Team

Reminder: Spelling Test for Lesson 2 is tomorrow

Students can turn in their spelling packet completed for a house point!

Miss Walker

Jr. High Cross Country

Practice 9/24 and Home Meet 9/25

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

We are almost there! Before I go into details for our Home Meet, I wanted to remind you that practice will end at 4:30 tomorrow afternoon. I am also asking you to pick up your child in the Hambright parking lot near the playground to alleviate extra cars and people in the area for the High School meet. Thank you for your flexibility with this!

Here are the details for our Home Meet on Friday, 9/25:

*There will be Athletic Early Dismissals for Marticville students at 2:10 and High School students at 2:15. All Marticville students, regardless of being in school or not for instruction, may take the Activity bus to Manor, but you must be there no later than 2:10!

*RACE SCHEDULE for 9/25:

4:00 BOYS VARSITY-Graham, Jack, Vincent, Silas, Gage, Cole, Ben, Miles, Chase

4:25 GIRLS VARSITY-Zoe, Reagan, Addy, Alyssa, Charity, Kaylee, Bethany, Madeline, Libby

4:50 BOYS JV-Ethan, Aiden, Riley, Jordan

5:15 GIRLS JV-Viv, Evelyn, Olivia, Jaden, Willow

NOTE: I will give an update with specifics for our away meet at McCaskey as soon as I can regarding Athletic Early Dismissals, athlete participation (we are only permitted to run a total of 12 boys and 12 girls at this meet because the High School teams will also be there. All athletes, whether racing or not, are invited to come to the meet to support their teammates), and spectator rules determined by the host school.

FINAL NOTE: If anyone else is interested in purchasing T-shirts, please email me your orders by tomorrow.

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

akramer

McElheny Moments

Grammar Lesson

We have been talking about making sure the words in our sentences are in the right order so that our sentences always make sense. Small groups of students were given word cards. These students needed to work together to form a sentence with their words that made sense.

smcelheny

September 23 2020

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Fundation Card Folders

You will see our Fundation Cards in a half folder, coming home in our back packs this week. Please keep sending them back to school with your child. We are working our way through the alphabet (but out of ABC order) and learning to write the lower case letters as we go. Please help your child each night if they seem to need extra practice with these letters. We say the letter name, the picture, and the sound. T, top, /t/. B, bat, /b/. F, fun, /f/. N, nut, /n/. M, man, /m/. Tomorrow I will show the class how they can use their STAR folder as a white board to practice writing on the Fundation lines, so that they can practice at home too.

Below is one of our favorite songs to work with our letters and sounds.

ckinser

Welcome to Kindergarten

SeeSaw Invitation

Please check your emails for a SeeSaw invitation. You will need to confirm your invitation. We will be introducing SeeSaw to our kindergarten classes next week. Please email or call me with anything questions or concerns!

jrivera

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Updates/Reminders

We have been enjoying another great week at Pequea. We couldn’t ask for better weather! Ethan happily joined our squad this week and is doing well! Community Helpers began this week. How does your child contribute to the team? Concierge? Tour Guide? Amazon Driver? Census worker? Ask your student!

The boys and girls love listening to the chapter book, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, a classic by Beverly Cleary.

Spelling words will be assessed on Friday. The students will also have a short quiz on identifying the 7 continents this Friday.

The chapter 1 math test will be given on Monday, September 28. The students are working hard in the classroom, as well as completing some extra work on their Chromebooks at home (My Math, Xtra Math, etc.). Keep it up!

Calling all readers! We will have another Book Exchange on Tuesday, September 29. Thank you for returning books on that day.

Mrs. Semple provided a serious lesson today and the second graders were very mature when learning about the sensitive topic. Ask your student what this poster means:

Have a wonderful Wednesday evening!

mszentesy

Mrs. Mattern's Blog

Computers

Students are bringing computer home again tonight. Your child may do the activities on See Saw for extra practice. Your child may also go on ABCMouse, SplashLearn, ABCya or Raz Kids. Please send the computer back to school. Thank you.

emattern

Miss Walker's Second Grade Team

We are so happy to be back at Pequea!

Miss Walker

Miss Walker's Second Grade Team

Show and Tell Gallery

Miss Walker

Mr. Mattern's Sixth Grade

Picture Day in October

Picture Day will be held on two separate days in October this school year.  

If you child is in Group A, he/she will get his/her picture taken on October 5th.

If your child is in Group B, he/she will get his/her picture taken on October 8th.

Forms to purchase pictures were sent home with Group A students yesterday, and will be sent home with Group B students tomorrow.  

tmattern

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Book Exchange Started Today

Today, students had the opportunity to choose a book from a special cart of books brought to our classroom by Mrs. Duff. The books will be kept at home for 2 weeks and brought back to school on Wednesday, October 7th to exchange for a new one. Please remember to send your child with his or her library book each time. A new book can not be brought home without the prior book being returned to school.
Also, please be sure to take great care of the books that are brought home. The bar code should remain in tack, the pocket in the back should remain, and gentle hands should be used so no rips or tears happen. Thank you for helping to take special care of the books from the library!
Image of an apple on a book

mmulder

Mr. Mattern's Sixth Grade

Remote Work for Group A – Thursday and Friday

Below you will find the assignments that need to be completed for each subject during the two remote days next week. (Thursday, September 24th & Friday September 25th) All assignments are listed under the topic Virtual Week 4 in your Reading Google Classroom.

1. DLR – Complete the questions on your DLR paper labeled Wednesday and Thursday. (You have the hard copy of this paper in your red DLR folder)

2. Spelling – Complete pages 9 and 10 in your spelling packet. (You have the hard copy of this packet in your spelling folder)

3. Writing – Watch the Jason Reynolds (the author of the novel Ghost, which is a book we will be reading in class) video clips. Select one of the three video clips and write a one paragraph response of five to seven sentences.

4. Reading – 1. Read the story entitled, Your Move, on the Google slides.                                        2. Complete the Google Form (there are 3 sections) questions related to the story.                      3. Common Literature – Read the article entitled, “Don’t Hate on the Trait”, and respond to the questions. You will find the link to this article in at the top of the classwork in your reading folder.

5. Math – Please sign into your Math Google Classroom and complete the assignments for Mr. Schettler.

6. Content – 1. Complete 4 Civil War slides in your Social Studies Google Classroom. 2. Underground Railroad – Click on the link below and read through sections 1-15 and record 10 facts that you learned on a Google Document.

tmattern

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Submitting Online Attendance Forms and Car Rider Information

In an effort to limit the amount of paper copies coming into the office, we are asking parents to submit online notes as much as possible.  

There is a tab at the top of the blog page that makes it convenient to do so.
Just click on “Early Dismissal, Absence, & Car Rider Forms.”

Thank you for your help.

bmitchell

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

September 23 Reminders

Google Classroom Assignments

  • MATH – Lesson 1.5 Self-Check Questions
  • MATH – Lesson 1.6 Self-Check Questions
  • MATH – Rounding to the Nearest 10 and 100
  • MATH – XtraMath (both days)
  • READING – Classmates’ Character Traits
  • READING – Point of View Practice
  • SPELLING – ABC Order Words
  • SPELLING – Forward and Backward Words
  • SPELLING – Spelling City (both days)
  • GRAMMAR – Sentence or Fragment?
  • SCIENCE – Atoms in Each State of Matter
  • SCIENCE – Matter Scavenger Hunt

Upcoming Tests

  • Math: TOMORROW, September 24 (Group B)
  • Spelling: Friday, September 25 (Group B)
    • Please help your child study their spelling words.  These can be found in their Take Home folders or on the Spelling page.
  • Math: Monday, September 28 (Group A)
  • Spelling: Tuesday, September 29 (Group A)
    • Please help your child study their spelling words.  These can be found in their Take Home folders or on the Spelling page.

Important Dates

  • October 2: Last Day of Music
  • October 5: First Day of Art
  • October 5: Fall Picture Day (Group A)
  • October 8: Fall Picture Day (Group B)
  • October 9: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM (Group B)
  • October 10: Chicken BBQ PTO Fundraiser
  • October 12: Columbus Day; NO SCHOOL

Mrs. Hartman

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Tuesday, September 22

WEDNESDAY – tomorrow, both Mrs. Graham’s Group A and Group B will join a required, combined Google Meet from 9:00 – 11:30 am. In order for both groups to be combined, we will NOT use the links in Google Classroom. Instead, right before 9:00 students should open a new tab and click on the “waffle” (the nine dots) in the top right corner of the screen. Next, they go down to “Meet” and click on that. Then they will click where it says “+ Join or start a meeting”. The meeting code we will use will be “4g”. So students should type the number 4 and a lowercase g (with no space between) and click “Continue”. Make sure your microphone is muted, then they will click “Join now”. (We practiced in school but these are the steps to help students remember.) Partway through the Google Meet, Mrs. Ochs and Mrs. Graham will switch Meets to teach the other class their subjects. Students will then have virtual work to complete Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday Office Hours for parents and/or students are by appointment. Please email Mrs. Ochs or Mrs. Graham to set up your appointment. Appointments can be for a phone call or a Google Meet. Please include two possible time preferences in your email. Our available times are in the afternoons following instruction and lunch from 12:30 up to 3:45 p.m.. Time slots will vary based on scheduled teacher meetings.

Math (group A) chapter 1 test is in your child’s envelope:)

We are having some students not completing all virtual work on their days at home. In order to view ALL assignments on Google Classroom, make sure to click view more at the end of the assignment list or check the To Do list located on the left-hand side under TOPICS. FYI: if students are not completing virtual assignments in the allotted time, they will be marked as absent and unexcused and will be in at lunch/recess to complete those assignments.

We started our classroom management program this week. Please look over our Classroom Community on ClassDojo paper, and sign up using the code. *If you are a two-household family and would want/need your child’s code (you are able to share the code with one another), email me and I will send you the code. All students will start out the week with 15 Dojo points:

  • 5 homework points—all classes (after-school work and virtual work)
  • 5 responsibility points—i.e., having writing utensils, notebook, a charged laptop
  • 5 behavior points—i.e., attentiveness, on-task, following rules/directions

If students have trouble in any of the above areas, parents will receive a message through the Dojo app, and a corresponding point will be taken away from the student’s weekly total.  We find that the point system helps keep both students and parents aware of all the positives, as well as any areas that need improvement. In addition, if a student is recognized for doing something special, like a kindness or going above and beyond, they will be given a bonus ticket. Once a week, five (5) bonus tickets per group will be drawn, and those students will be awarded an extra Dojo point. At the end of each month, students can use their Dojo points to purchase various items/privileges.

  • Group A was given a yellow Google Meet: Student Expectations paper in their blue folder. Please go over with your kid so that he/she is ready for this coming Wednesday.:)
  • Students in group A were shown Spelling City (located under Fun Links on our blogs). We will be giving a bi-monthly test on 15 words. The test will be given in school. We will post the test dates on the blog.
  • In order to go over the weekly Social Studies and Science assignments with the students, we will post both on Wednesdays after the Google Meet. Students will not have any additional math or reading assignments that day.
  • October 5 (A group) or 8 (B group)–picture day
  • October 9–early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • October 12–No school (Columbus Day)
  • October 23–virtual assembly–Rainforests
  • November 3–End of M.P. 1
  • November 4–virtual assembly “Agents of Safety”
  • November 6–No School (teacher in-service)

lgraham

September 22 2020

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

Tomorrow- Pajama Day

Tomorrow is pajama day for both classes. Also remember to send in family pictures we are going to begin sharing our family pictures.

Mrs. Kyper

5th Grade ROCKSTARs!

Picture Day Reminder

This year we will be having two Picture Days.  Please take note of the day your child will have their picture taken:  

Tuesday, October 6th – Students in grades K-2 and Grades 3-6 Group A
     
Tuesday, October 6th –  All PMVS Students are invited to come from 2:15-2:45.  Please contact the school secretary (717-872-9530 ext 0, or mary.jacoby@pennmanor.net) by Friday, October 2nd, if you are planning on coming.  ONLY THE FULL TIME VIRTUAL STUDENTS NEED TO LET THE SCHOOL KNOW IF THEY ARE PLANNING ON COMING.  ALL OTHER STUDENTS WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE DAYS THEY ARE IN THE BUILDING.

Friday, October 9th – Students in Grades 3-6 Group B

Picture Order Forms should come home this week with students on a day they are in the building.  Parents of PMVS students should have received an email from Mary Jacoby regarding how to place orders online.  Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

beighleyd

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Picture Day Information

This year we will be having two Picture Days.  Please take note of the day your child will have their picture taken:  

Tuesday, October 6th – Students in grades K-2 and Grades 3-6 Group A
     
Tuesday, October 6th –  All PMVS Students are invited to come from 2:15-2:45.  Please contact the school secretary (717-872-9530 ext 0, or mary.jacoby@pennmanor.net) by Friday, October 2nd, if you are planning on coming.  ONLY THE FULL TIME VIRTUAL STUDENTS NEED TO LET THE SCHOOL KNOW IF THEY ARE PLANNING ON COMING.  ALL OTHER STUDENTS WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE DAYS THEY ARE IN THE BUILDING.

Friday, October 9th – Students in Grades 3-6 Group B

Picture Order Forms should come home this week with students on a day they are in the building.  Parents of PMVS students should have received an email from Mary Jacoby regarding how to place orders online.  Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

bmitchell

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Tuesday, September 22

Math (group A) chapter 1 test is in your child’s envelope:)

We are having some students not completing all virtual work on their days at home. In order to view ALL assignments on Google Classroom, make sure to click view more at the end of the assignment list or check the To Do list located on the left-hand side under TOPICS. FYI: if students are not completing virtual assignments in the allotted time, they will be marked as absent and unexcused and will be in at lunch/recess to complete those assignments.

We started our classroom management program this week. Please look over our Classroom Community on ClassDojo paper, and sign up using the code. *If you are a two-household family and would want/need your child’s code (you are able to share the code with one another), email me and I will send you the code. All students will start out the week with 15 Dojo points:

  • 5 homework points—all classes (after-school work and virtual work)
  • 5 responsibility points—i.e., having writing utensils, notebook, a charged laptop
  • 5 behavior points—i.e., attentiveness, on-task, following rules/directions

If students have trouble in any of the above areas, parents will receive a message through the Dojo app, and a corresponding point will be taken away from the student’s weekly total.  We find that the point system helps keep both students and parents aware of all the positives, as well as any areas that need improvement. In addition, if a student is recognized for doing something special, like a kindness or going above and beyond, they will be given a bonus ticket. Once a week, five (5) bonus tickets per group will be drawn, and those students will be awarded an extra Dojo point. At the end of each month, students can use their Dojo points to purchase various items/privileges.

  • Group A was given a yellow Google Meet: Student Expectations paper in their blue folder. Please go over with your kid so that he/she is ready for this coming Wednesday.:)
  • Students in group A were shown Spelling City (located under Fun Links on our blogs). We will be giving a bi-monthly test on 15 words. The test will be given in school. We will post the test dates on the blog.
  • If a second laptop permission form was sent home with your child (check his/her blue folder), please return ASAP
  • In order to go over the weekly Social Studies and Science assignments with the students, we will post both on Wednesdays after the Google Meet. Students will not have any additional math or reading assignments that day.
  • October 5 (A group) or 8 (B group)–picture day
  • October 9–early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • October 12–No school (Columbus Day)
  • October 23–virtual assembly–Rainforests
  • November 3–End of M.P. 1
  • November 4–virtual assembly “Agents of Safety”
  • November 6–No School (teacher in-service)

jochs

Welcome to Kindergarten

Apple Day This Friday

This Friday we will use our class time to celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday! We call this super fun day Apple Day!

Apple Day will be celebrated differently than in the past years. We will not be able to taste apples or have parent volunteers, but we will still make it an exciting day! I will be taking pictures throughout the day to share them on our blog, as well.

If you would like your child to do something for Apple Day beforehand, you can have your child taste test different kinds of apples (green, yellow, or red) at home! Feel free to email me pictures of them tasting them and I can share them on our blog, as well.

jrivera

PMHS School Counseling Department

Penn State Day Virtual Open House

ccortez

Welcome to Kindergarten

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday! If you are sending your child in with a water bottle, please make sure that it is filled with water only.

Students will be taking home their first piece of homework today. It is practice for their letter writing. On the paper, it says it is due on Friday. Please do your best to have it done at home by Friday. It is GREAT practice for your child. Please do not worry about sending it back to school. We are working to limit papers coming to and from home this year.

Afternoon class will have their picture day on Thursday. The morning class had theirs yesterday.

If you would still like to send in family pictures, please feel free to.

jrivera

Mrs. Geiter's Kindergarten

Papers sent home today

Picture Day forms are being sent home today. Our picture day is Tuesday, October 6th.

I am also sending home Book Order flyers. Flyers included are: Kindergartners, Firefly (PreK-K), SeeSaw (K-1), and Celebrating Diversity (all grades). If you have any interest in placing an order, you can order online at: scholastic.com/bookclubs

You will need to sign in or create an account.
Connect to me by entering our Class Code: QZ2B2

I will submit any orders by 9 pm next Tuesday the 29th.

***Please reach out if you have not been able to assist your child in signing in at home to his/her CLASS Seesaw app. Thank you!

bgeiter

Jr. High Cross Country

T-Shirt Order extended to families

Hello again!

Some of you had expressed interest in purchasing T-Shirts for other family members. We are able to offer this order to all of you, as well! The cost will be $12 for each additional shirt ($10 for athletes). I would like to complete the order by Thursday so that I can place the order on Friday, which means we should have our shirts within a week and a half.

It will be easiest for me if you specify which shirt is for your child and which ones are extras with pricing.

Please contact me with your orders and questions at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net.

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

akramer

Mrs. Juba's Counselor Corner

Coping Kids & Teens: Hospice of Lancaster County

Mrs. Juba

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

September 22 Reminders

Google Classroom Assignments

  • MATH – Lesson 1.5 Self-Check Questions
  • MATH – Lesson 1.6 Self-Check Questions
  • MATH – Rounding to the Nearest 10 and 100
  • MATH – XtraMath (both days)
  • READING – Classmates’ Character Traits
  • READING – Point of View Practice
  • SPELLING – ABC Order Words
  • SPELLING – Forward and Backward Words
  • SPELLING – Spelling City (both days)
  • GRAMMAR – Sentence or Fragment?
  • SCIENCE – Atoms in Each State of Matter
  • SCIENCE – Matter Scavenger Hunt

Upcoming Tests

  • Math: Thursday, September 24 (Group B)
  • Spelling: Friday, September 25 (Group B)
    • Please help your child study their spelling words.  These can be found in their Take Home folders or on the Spelling page.
  • Math: Monday, September 28 (Group A)

Important Dates

  • October 2: Last Day of Music
  • October 5: First Day of Art
  • October 5: Fall Picture Day (Group A)
  • October 8: Fall Picture Day (Group B)
  • October 9: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM (Group B)
  • October 10: Chicken BBQ PTO Fundraiser
  • October 12: Columbus Day; NO SCHOOL

Mrs. Hartman

Mr. Soto’s Class

Virtual Wednesdays💻

Mr. Malek and Mrs. Suydam put out a blog post on the Central Manor blog regarding proper Google Meet etiquette. We went over this in class and last week the kids were AMAZING during our Meet, but I wanted to share it here in case you did not see the original post:

“Parents—we are seeking your help so your child can get the best virtual learning experience during our virtual Wednesday sessions.  Teachers are planning lessons for online learning on Wednesdays, and we ask that all students approach these days with the educational commitment as if they were in the classroom.  We recognize that this is new and NOT how we wish it could be, but our teachers are committed to providing quality instruction during these times.   Here are reminders about appropriate conduct during a google meet with CM teachers:

  • Children should be in front of their laptops, seated and ready to learn.
  • Cameras should be on at all times during the session for all children during the lesson.
  • Students should pick one location to remain for the duration of the lesson.  This location should be an appropriate learning space.   
  • If children need to leave camera for a restroom break or another reason, they need to ask permission from their teacher to leave the meet or turn their camera off.
  • Messages sent to the chat during the lesson are reserved for instructional purposes ONLY.
  • Children should refrain from eating while on their meets. Please use the break time between subjects if a snack is needed.
  • Work space should be free of pets and toys since these are distracting to our learners.
  • Parents are encouraged to support their learner at home, but to not actively participate in the lessons.   

Moving forward, Mr. Malek and Mrs. Suydam ask all grade 3-6 students to show Central Manor leadership during online learning sessions. We plan to visit your virtual sessions this Wednesday. Thank you for helping us as we navigate these new online lessons.”

tsoto

Mr. Mattern's Sixth Grade

Google Meet Links for Reading on Wednesday

Please click on the link below at your assigned time on Wednesday, September 23rd, to meet for reading instruction.  I look forward to seeing everyone!

Group A – 9:00 a.m. – http://meet.google.com/ukh-bjsj-cpk

Group B – 9:40 a.m. – http://meet.google.com/cbn-vzta-pjf

tmattern

Mr. Mattern's Sixth Grade

Group B Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that all assignments are due at the end of the school day today.  Your assignments are located below.  Thank you.

tmattern

Penn Manor School District

School board approves transition to full in-person learning in November

  The Penn Manor school board has approved a plan to extend the current Blended Learning format through November 5 while beginning to transition to a full, in-person learning format in November.

   The plan includes:

  • Keeping students in their current Group A and Group B formats through the first marking period on November 5.
  • Between now and November 5 – Providing additional live video learning opportunities for Blended Learning students when they are not physically in school.
  • September 28 – Bringing targeted students with disabilities and English Language Learners back to schools four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).
  • November 9 – Transitioning students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 12 to full in-person instruction.
  • November 16 – Transitioning students in grades 8, 10 and 11 to full in-person instruction.
  • Operating Penn Manor Virtual School in its current format through the 2020-2021 school year, regardless of any changes in school-based instruction.

  This plan is subject to alteration based on the status of COVID-19 cases in our schools and community and will be reviewed by the school board at its November 2 meeting before full implementation.

   Parents will be notified by school principals regarding the impact of these changes on specific school procedures.

Brian Wallace