Planet Penn Manor

February 26 2021

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

NO SNOW!!!!

There is no snow in the forecast for at least the next week. That makes me very happy! I just hope there are no snowprises in March.

It has been a busy week. We finished our science chemistry unit on matter with root beer floats. I think that was the highlight of the week. Another exciting change was that we were able to get back outside for recess. We also handed out new name plates with first and last name. I am sure you saw the old ones come home. Whenever paper books come home please have your child read them to you. Finally, Guided reading is now in full swing. There is more on that below.

My goal is to meet with your child twice a week for a reading group. Students are supposed to keep their books in their folders until we meet. It would take a tremendous amount of time to collect books everyday, so it works best for me to collect the books we have read when we meet to read new book. Do not worry if you see the book in their folder for a few days in a row.

A SPECIAL EVENT TOMORROW!! at Millersville University. Pick up a grab and go bag of 6 fun activities that go with Dr. Suess books. Here is the link to more information.

Race for Education Labels are due on Monday.

Next week looks just as busy we will be learning about community helpers and celebrating Dr. Suess’s brthday. We will also do a review of teen numbers.

A flyer was sent home about the themed dress for the week. Here are more details:


Monday: Fox in Socks- wear crazy socks

Tuesday: The Cat in the Hat- wear red and white

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday- wear a wacky outfit

Thursday: Oh! The Places You Will Go- dress up like you are going out to work. Whatever job you would like to do.

Friday: Green Eggs and Ham. Hambright Spirit Day! Wear your blue and gold.

Remember to complete your reading logs to get a prize. they are due by Monday, March 15.

I will have the March calendar updated by Monday.

Enjoy your weekend.

Mrs. Kyper

Miss Szentesy's Squad

We’ve got Spirit!

Hana
Azim
Awali
Amistad

mszentesy

Penn Manor School District

COVID-positive case reported at Central Manor 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.

February 26, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that a member of the school community at Central Manor 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

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Mark your calendars!

Please check the “Important Dates” tab, as it was just updated for March. There is a lot of fun to remember!

mszentesy

Miss Walker's Second Grade Team

Water Bottles

We are officially OUT of water bottles so, starting Monday March 1st, the children will need to bring their own. Please send in a filled bottle and, hopefully, that will last until the end of the day. We do have the filling station, but I have told the children we will not be having a steady stream of kids running to it throughout the day.  A filled water bottle at the beginning of the day and refilling once during the day should be sufficient in most cases. Thank you

Miss Walker

Kindergarten Connection

Read Across America Week – March 1-5

leisure

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Read Across America Read-A-Thon Begins Monday

Read Across America Read A Thon Kicks off next week with a full week of LETORT SPIRIT

Monday – The Cat In The Hat Day – Wear your favorite hat

Tuesday – Green Eggs And Ham Day – Wear green

Wednesday – Fox In Socks Day – Wear crazy socks

Thursday – Oh The Places You’ll Go Day (aka Kids At Work Day) – Dress up in what you want to be when you grow up!

Friday – The Sleep Book – Wear your favorite pj’s.

Have Fun!   (All spirit days are optional)

bmitchell

Mrs. Geiter's Kindergarten

Read Across America week

Next week begins the Read-a-thon for Read Across America week, plus we have some spirit days:

Monday 3/1-wear your favorite hat

Tuesday 3/2-wear green

Wednesday 3/3-wear crazy socks

Thursday 3/4-Kids at Work Day: Dress as a “worker” from a job you are interested in.

Friday 3/5-Early Dismissal for K-AM/ PJ Day

February has been a busy month: 100th Day, Valentine’s Day, learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln for President’s Day, and Dental Health Month. This week we learned about different figures for Black History Month. Bill “Bojangles” Robinson helped us with our -ap words as we watched him tap. I brought in my tap shoes to show, which of course prompted them to say, “Put them on for us!” We listened to the story Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles Think of That! We also listened to jazz music by Duke Ellington, opera singing by Marian Anderson, and poetry today by Langston Hughes.

We have been busy blending, reading, and writing CVC words. We also focused on word families -ap, -at, -an, and -ag.

We listened to the story Almost Time, about a character waiting for the sap to be ready for making maple syrup, and waiting for his tooth to come out. Students made a connection to a time when they were waiting, or are waiting (maybe impatiently!) for something. Some vocabulary from the story included sap, tapping, sugaring, and boiling.

In math we are working on subtraction, discussing take away, minus, and how many are left.

Have a wonderful weekend!

bgeiter

Mrs. Mulder's Message

3/5 Early Dismissal, AM-K 9-1:30, PM-K No School

An early dismissal day is fast approaching! AM Kindergartners will have school on Friday from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. (Please Note: Student Arrival begins at 8:40 and dismissal begins at 1:15 due to staggering arrivals and drop-offs.)  This also means that PM Kindergarten students will NOT have school. Your child will ride the bus to school in the morning and home from school at dismissal.  If you plan to pick your child up from school, please be sure to send me an email or a note to the school so we are aware of the change.

Kindergartners will eat lunch at school.  Lunch costs $2.35 but is currently FREE for ALL students.  If your child would like to pack a lunch and buy milk, the cost is $.60 for milk – this is not free as a single purchase.  Below are the choices for lunch.  We have limited the selections this year to help get the students through the lunch line in a timely manner.  If you have any questions, please let me know!  Thank you!

A Lunch: Personal Cheese Pizza

C Lunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly

D Lunch: Yogurt and String Cheese

All lunch choices also come with the following: Assorted Fruit & Veggies, SideKick Fruit Slush, and Choice of Milk

Picture of a school lunch on a tray

mmulder

The Schettlonary

February 26, 2021 (weekend edition)

Welcome to 6-S

Announcements

March 1, 2021-Wear Crazy Socks Day

March 2, 2021-Wear Red and White

March 3, 2021-Wacky Outfit Day

March 4, 2021-Kids at Work Day (a.k.a. MacDaddy & Schettler Switch Day)

March 5, 2021-Penn Manor Spirit Day

March 2-16 – kids read for 2 weeks at home for the Read-a-Thon

March 17 – reading logs are handed in

March 20 – due date for sponsor money to be handed in

3/05 – 1:30 early dismissal – no KPM

A message from our 6th Grade Advancement Ceremony Committee:

Can you ask the 6th grade teachers to send a reminder to parents that our next graduation planning meeting is next week? It’s the third thursday of each month at 6pm.
Here’s the link:https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75988220559?pwd=cERPV3h3cWlqTkE2VXdBZXFiZ2FFZz09

Thanks!
Sam Kreiser

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

LANGUAGE ARTS

BILL

Writing: We started our poetry unit, seeing examples of past projects, and writing Sensory Poems. This project is due 3/5/21 @ 1:05 pm.

DLR: DLR #21 is due 3/1/21 @ 9:05 am. Everything needed to complete this assignment is included in our Google Classroom.

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

Spelling: Today (Friday) we took the chapter 22 exam.

math

MATHS -Today comtinued a linear equation art project. This project is due Monday, and we’ll have class time to complete this assignment tomorrow.

SCIENCE

Science-We were introduced to our long-ranged science project. The web page organism project is detailed in our Google Science Classroom, and is due March 24th.

Friday, we discussed the parts of a cell. We’ll continue that discussion Monday.

Social Studies

Social Studies:

RATS! Here are our new RAT dates!

2/26-Carter

3/2-Noah

3/4-Miles

3/8-Scarlett

3/10-Natalie

3/12-Maybelle

3/16-Miranda

3/18-Joy

3/22-Fayth

3/24-Kiley

3/26-Cayden D

3/30-Kara

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

Fafel's Forum

Reminder for 6F

Be sure to study for your science test on Monday. All physics terms are in a Quizlet folder for you to practice. Search Fafel123 and then click on the physics folder. Happy practicing!

Mrs. Fafel

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

February 26 Reminders

Reminders

  • TODAY (February 26) is our last day of Music for the year! We will begin Art on MONDAY (March 1) for the remainder of the third marking period!
  • In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, we will be partaking in some silly “dress up” days next week!  Each day will have a specific theme, and we encourage all students to participate in the daily themes! Please refer to the list below for each day and its corresponding theme:
    • MONDAY (March 1): Wear Crazy Socks Day
    • Tuesday (March 2): Wear Red and White Day
    • Wednesday (March 3): Wacky Wednesday (wear your wackiest outfit)
    • Thursday (March 4): Kids at Work Day (wear your future career gear)
    • Friday (March 5): Penn Manor Pride Day (wear Penn Manor or Martic attire)

Homework

  • Study for vocab quiz

Upcoming Tests

  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): MONDAY, March 1
  • Math: Friday, March 5

Important Dates

  • March 1-12: Martic Read-A-Thon
  • March 5: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • March 12: Spring Picture Day
  • March 15: Martic Read-A-Thon log sheets due
  • March 19: Weather Make-Up Day (school in session)

Mrs. Hartman

Penn Manor National Honor Society

Mentors needed for 6th Grade students at Central Manor Elementary School

Mrs. Suydam, the Assistant Principal at Central Manor Elementary is looking for Penn Manor NHS members to mentor struggling learners who are in 6th grade.    This can be done virtually during after school hours, one/two evening(s) a week.

Please contact Mrs. Suydam at lisa.suydam@pennmanor.net if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity.

myersj

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Reminders Galore!

Friday is House Spirit Day!

Friday is our last day of Art. We begin Library Instruction on Monday!

Students should have their laptops CHARGED every morning. Many children said they took their headphones home but have failed to return them to school. Thank you for helping to look. If you need assistance, please let me know and I will get headphones for your student.

Reusable water bottles are needed for your student. He or she may fill up the water bottle in the morning, and again at lunch. If emergency refills are needed throughout the day, more trips to our touchless water-filling station can be taken.

Reminder that our Read-a-Thon will begin on March 1. I can’t wait to see the increase in reading for fun (and to raise FUNds!)

Monday starts “March Madness” with a Hat Day!

Phew! I think that’s all for now!

mszentesy

February 25 2021

Miss Walker's Second Grade Team

Updates:

Tomorrow marks our LAST school day in February. I cannot believe March is already here. Below are a some updates to keep note of:

Tomorrow February 26th is our House spirit day. Students can come to school dressed in their house shirt or house colors. Awali will receive their reward for being the house champion during the second marking period. They will have an extra recess tomorrow!

Monday March 1st: We will start P.E for special

Tuesday March 2nd: Lesson 18 Spelling Test

Wednesday: Library Book Exchange

Friday March 5th: Early Dismissal

Saturday March 6th: deadline for online yearbooks orders

Next week kicks off our March Madness month. Everyday there will be a new spirit day. Your student can choose how many they want to participate in. The spirit day calendar is below

Miss Walker

Team Martin

Outstanding Educator Form

Just a reminder that Nominations are being accepted until tomorrow February 26, 2021.
Please click here to submit a nomination. Use one form for each nominee.

Beth Martin

Team Martin

Hambright Celebrates Read Across America with Dr. Seuss

Spirit Week

Monday, March 1st- Wear Crazy Socks

Tuesday, March 2nd- Wear Red and White

Wednesday, March 3rd- Wear your wackiest outfit

Thursday, March 4th- Kids at Work day- What career would you like?

Friday, March 5th- Wear Hambright/Penn Manor clothing

Please send in Race for Education Labels

Beth Martin

The Schettlonary

February 25, 2021

Welcome to 6-S

Announcements

March 1, 2021-Wear Crazy Socks Day

March 2, 2021-Wear Red and White

March 3, 2021-Wacky Outfit Day

March 4, 2021-Kids at Work Day (a.k.a. MacDaddy & Schettler Switch Day)

March 5, 2021-Penn Manor Spirit Day

March 2-16 – kids read for 2 weeks at home for the Read-a-Thon

March 17 – reading logs are handed in

March 20 – due date for sponsor money to be handed in

3/05 – 1:30 early dismissal – no KPM

A message from our 6th Grade Advancement Ceremony Committee:

Can you ask the 6th grade teachers to send a reminder to parents that our next graduation planning meeting is next week? It’s the third thursday of each month at 6pm.
Here’s the link:https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75988220559?pwd=cERPV3h3cWlqTkE2VXdBZXFiZ2FFZz09

Thanks!
Sam Kreiser

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

LANGUAGE ARTS

BILL

Writing: We started our poetry unit, seeing examples of past projects, and writing Diamante. This project is due 3/5/21 @ 1:05 pm.

DLR: DLR #21 is due 3/1/21 @ 9:05 am. Everything needed to complete this assignment is included in our Google Classroom.

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

Spelling: The chapter 22 Spelling Packet is due Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9:05 am. There will be a spelling test on that day too; that’s tomorrow!

math

MATHS -Today started a linear equation art project. This project is due Monday, and we’ll have class time to complete this assignment tomorrow.

SCIENCE

Science-We were introduced to our long-ranged science project. The web page organism project is detailed in our Google Science Classroom, and is due March 24th.

We also read a Newsella article about cells. Please complete a 10% Summary of the article by 2/26/21 (Friday). In-class time will be dedicated to this project tomorrow.

Congratulations to our FOR Champion, Gretchen! Her FOR average time was 36.57 seconds, an incredible time. Thanks to all of our participants this year. Each and every project displayed an incredible spirit of engineering and physics knowledge. Well done Sixth Grade!

Social Studies

Social Studies:

RATS! Here are our new RAT dates!

2/26-Carter

3/2-Noah

3/4-Miles

3/8-Scarlett

3/10-Natalie

3/12-Maybelle

3/16-Miranda

3/18-Joy

3/22-Fayth

3/24-Kiley

3/26-Cayden D

3/30-Kara

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

Penn Manor School District

COVID cases reported at Martic and Conestoga Elementary Schools

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.

February 25, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that members of the school communities at Conestoga and Martic Elementary Schools 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 the individuals who tested 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 Schools

Brian Wallace

McElheny Moments

Classroom Newsletter

Please take a moment to read through our Classroom Newsletter. On the second page of the newsletter you will find many reminders and events that are being held next week.

smcelheny

Welcome to Kindergarten

Updated Spirit Week Next Week!

jrivera

Welcome to Kindergarten

Read Across America @ Millersville University

W e want to share a fun activity for your children taking place this weekend. My alma mater, Millersville University, will host its 3rd annual Read Across America Day event THIS SATURDAY, February 27th, from 11:00am-3:00pm. This year, the event will be a grab-and-go event, and each child will receive a bag with materials for six fun Dr. Seuss crafts! The event is completely FREE, and you do not need to register in advance. Click here to see the digital flyer.

jrivera

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

February 25 Reminders

Reminders

  • TOMORROW (February 26) will be our last day of Music for the year! We will begin Art on Monday (March 1) for the remainder of the third marking period!

Homework

  • Math book pgs. 579-580
  • Spelling tic-tac-toe activity #3
    • Due to the fact that students chose “No Homework” as their whole-class prize, they will not need to complete activity #2 from Wednesday night.
  • Study for spelling test

Upcoming Tests

  • Spelling: TOMORROW, February 26
  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): Monday, March 1

Important Dates

Mrs. Hartman

PMHS School Counseling Department

New CTC Virtual Visits

ccortez

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Looking Ahead

Next week we will start the month of March. WOW! The students will start a new special on Monday which will be gym. Remember your sneakers! Next week we will also celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Here is a quick look at next week!

Monday: Cat in The Hat /wear your favorite hat

Tuesday: Green Eggs and Ham/ wear green

Wednesday: Fox in Socks/wear crazy socks

Thursday: Oh The Places You’ll Go/Career Day

Friday: The Sleep Book/wear your PJ’s

gbraun

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Fun in the Sun!

The Szentesy Squad was pretty excited about the warmer temperatures today. We finally got to spend time outside. How refreshing!

Squinty eyes and peace signs!
Jumping rope for Joy!
There are big smiles under those masks!

mszentesy

February 24 2021

Penn Manor School District

COVID-positive case reported at Conestoga 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.

February 24, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that a member of the school community at Conestoga 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

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Light

After doing several experiments with light , the class finished up talking about shadows, reflection, and refraction! We watched these videos to help us understand these concepts.

gbraun

PMHS School Counseling Department

Interest-Free Loans Available

ccortez

PMHS School Counseling Department

Help with the FAFSA Form

ccortez

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

PENN MANOR “READ ACROSS AMERICA” READ-A-THON KICKS OFF ON MONDAY!

As we get ready to celebrate the birthday of beloved author Dr. Seuss, Read Across America commences and Penn Manor elementary schools will be taking part in a Read-A-Thon and fund-raising event.

At LeTort, beginning Monday, March 1st, students will set goals to read a certain amount over the course of two weeks, ending on Friday, March 12th.  (Younger students can be READ TO).  Anything and anytime they read (or are read to) for 15 minutes, counts as a block of time!

Students should reach out to as many friends and family members as they can to have them sponsor their reading goals by sending in a pledge amount to LeTort PTO.  

LeTort PTO will award prizes to the top 3 collectors at our school and provide a movie day (based off of a book!) prize to the top collecting class at LeTort.

Click attached links to find your reading log and pledge/sponsor sheet.  Your reading log should be completed (and signed by an adult) and returned to school on Monday, March 15th.   Sponsors can return their sheets directly to the school/PTO when they wish but should have them back no later than March 20th.

Happy Reading….because….“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

Happy Reading….because….“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

Questions?
Contact Melissa Hochreiter – melissamannix@hotmail.com / 717-538-0401

Read A Thon Log Form

Read A Thon Pledge Form

bmitchell

Ms. Painter's Library

Check out these awesome books for March!!

painterg

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Good News Club

What: Good News Club is a free, Bible-based club that includes an exciting Bible lesson, time to pray together, applicable Bible verses and fun games all done online via Zoom!

Who: Students in Kindergarten through 6th grade

When: Tuesdays from 4:15-5:15 pm
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6

Where: From the comfort of your own home via Zoom! A link will be emailed to participants.

How: Go to ceflancaster.org and click “GNC Registration.” Select the club you want to attend (Penn Manor), complete the registration form and click “Submit.”

Contact: Call or text Rick Rimert at 717-201-9640 with any questions.

THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL-SPONSORED EVENT.
Good News Club is sponsored by CEF of Lancaster County.

mmulder

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

February 24 Reminders

Reminders

  • Friday (February 26) will be our last day of Music for the year! We will begin Art on Monday (March 1) for the remainder of the third marking period!

Upcoming Tests

  • Spelling: Friday, February 26
  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): Monday, March 1

Important Dates

Mrs. Hartman

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Mystery Readers!

As if “Read Across America” Week wasn’t enough, and March Madness theme days too…. check out even MORE fun coming to Pequea!

Click here!

mszentesy

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Accidental twins/triplets!

Tuesday morning, these girls all noticed they dressed alike, without even trying!

mszentesy

Pequea Academic Support

March Madness at Pequea!!

Can you believe that March is just around the corner? Check out the March Madness calendar for the fun events that are happening throughout the month of March.

jmalek

February 23 2021

Penn Manor School District

COVID-positive case reported at Penn Manor HS

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.

February 23, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that a member of the school community at Penn Manor High 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

Miss Szentesy's Squad

March Madness

Please see the blog post from Pequea Elementary…….A fun month is ahead!

mszentesy

Mr. Mattern's Sixth Grade

Read Across America

To celebrate Read Across America, students may dress up each day next week.  Below you will find ideas for each day of the week:

March 1, 2021-Wear Crazy Socks Day

March 2, 2021-Wear Red and White

March 3, 2021-Wacky Outfit Day

March 4, 2021-Kids at Work Day 

March 5, 2021-Penn Manor Spirit Day

tmattern

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

February 23 Reminders

Homework

  • Finish Ice Cream Math worksheet
  • Spelling tic-tac-toe activity #1

Upcoming Tests

  • Spelling: Friday, February 26
  • Reading/Vocabulary (Quiz): Monday, March 1

Important Dates

Mrs. Hartman

Mrs. Eby's 5th Grade Blog

Week of February 22nd…

Hi Everyone,

Hope that this post finds you and your families all doing well! Keep reading to find out what’s coming down the pike this week in 5th grade to help all of us stretch and strengthen our brains!

Curriculum News:

Reading: In reading, this week, we are revisiting how to identify the theme/life lesson/moral. We are also reviewing how to determine the five elements of fiction… Main character(s), setting, (place and time), conflict, plot events , and resolution. Keep up the outstanding work readers and writers!!!

Spelling: Your child received her/his spelling list and homework packet today. He /she knows that their homework is due on Thursday and that our test is on Friday.

Thank you very much for your continuous support, it is greatly appreciated! Have a wonderful week!

Thanks,

Mrs. Eby 🙂

Meredith Miller3:31 PM (6 hours ago)
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Math: In math this week, we are wrapping up our patterns and expressions unit and will be taking our test on Tuesday, 2/23. We will then be starting our eighth unit, fractions and decimals! Keep working hard mathematicians!

Meredith Miller3:31 PM (6 hours ago)
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In math this week, we are wrapping up our patterns and expressions unit and will be taking our test on Tuesday, 2/23. We will then be starting our eighth unit, fractions and decimals! Keep working hard mathematicians!

keby

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Spirit of Kindness – and reminders

We shared the Spirit of Kindness today, here are a few kind second graders!

Gemma, Anna, Spencer, Skye all decked out in SPIRITwear



This week:
On Tuesday we begin Lesson 18 for reading (spelling words and vocabulary words too).

On Wednesday we begin Chapter 8 in math.

Friday is “House Spirit Day” – break out those Awali, Amistad, Hana, and Azim colors! Awali House members will receive their Free Recess reward for earning the most house points in the second marking period!)

Next week begins “Read Across America” Week. Please see the beige paper that came home with your second grader today. We look forward to an awesome week!!

Reminder that yearbook orders are due by March 6. One more week!

mszentesy

Miss Walker's Second Grade Team

Yearbook Orders are due Saturday March 6th

Get your yearbook now – online ordering ends on 03/06/2021! Visit inter-state.com/flyerentry/53481N to order online.

Miss Walker

February 22 2021

Fafel's Forum

Reminders for 6th Grade!

*Reading book talks are due this Thursday, 2/25

*6F Newton’s Laws of Motion project due Friday, 2/26

*6F Physics test on Monday, 2/29

Mrs. Fafel

Penn Manor School District

COVID cases reported at HS, Manor, Conestoga, Central Manor & Hambright

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.

February 22, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that members of the school communities at Central Manor, Conestoga and Hambright Elementary Schools, Manor Middle School and Penn Manor High 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 the individuals who tested 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 Schools

Brian Wallace

McElheny Moments

Spelling Test

Just a “Heads up.” I am still planning on giving the kids their spelling test tomorrow as planned. Please practice these tonight with your child. Some of these words are a little tricky.

smcelheny

Welcome to Kindergarten

Race for Education

Have you filled out and sent in your label sheets to support Race for Education yet? If not, you have 1 week to go!

Label sheets are due Monday, March 1st.  This is our biggest fundraiser for Hambright and we need your help!

The addresses you provide will be sent as requests to potential donors. The money we raise will go towards field trips, fine arts day, assemblies and much more!  

Last year, we raised $9,500, which is a great amount despite the pandemic. Thank you! But, in comparison, In 2019, we raised a record $24,000! 

Let’s work together to provide for our kids and Hambright! 

Jamie Gerlach and Shannon Hanna, RFE coordinators  

jrivera

Welcome to Kindergarten

Title One Nights

**We apologize for any inconvenience. The registration links were not previously working. Please try again!

Students and Parents/Guardians are invited!

Please Note: An adult must attend the session with the student(s). 

Sessions will focus on at-home learning activities & strategies, plus online learning platforms. 

ALL SESSIONS WILL BEGIN @ 6:30 PM.

March 2nd – Grades K-2    AT-HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS

March 10th – Grades 3-6    AT-HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS

March 16th – Grades K-2    HOW TO USE SEESAW

March 24th – Grades 3-6    HOW TO USE GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Pre-registration for these events is required.

Click on the link below for K-2 or 3-6 or put the address in your browser.  

Kindly register before 2/26.

K-2 link  https://forms.gle/13XJCA91q7wFA22bA

3-6 link  https://forms.gle/q9N5N5ysQ5NjJryU6

If you are unable to register online, please call the Hambright office at (717) 872-9503. 

jrivera

5H Family

Virtual Title One Nights (Take Two)

**We apologize for any inconvenience. The registration links were not previously working. Please try again!

Students and Parents/Guardians are invited!

Please Note: An adult must attend the session with the student(s). 

Sessions will focus on at-home learning activities & strategies, plus online learning platforms. 

ALL SESSIONS WILL BEGIN @ 6:30 PM.

March 2nd – Grades K-2    AT-HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS

March 10th – Grades 3-6    AT-HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS

March 16th – Grades K-2    HOW TO USE SEESAW

March 24th – Grades 3-6    HOW TO USE GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Pre-registration for these events is required.

Click on the link below for K-2 or 3-6 or put the address in your browser.  

Kindly register before 2/26.

K-2 link  https://forms.gle/13XJCA91q7wFA22bA

3-6 link  https://forms.gle/q9N5N5ysQ5NjJryU6

If you are unable to register online, please call the Hambright office at (717) 872-9503. 

Mrs. Harnish