The Concert of the Year!

Grammy Nominated  Jonathan Sprout recently visited Central Manor on Thursday, October 23rd.  There was singing, there was guitar playing, there was dancing….take our word for it…there was DANCING!  Teachers and students both had a blast while Jonathan entertained and educated us about REAL AMERICAN HEROES. (Samantha Smith, Albert Einstein, Theodore Roosevelt, Dr. Seuss, Juliette Gordon Low and William Penn)  Here are a few “live action shots” of this memorable day.  If your child loved Jonathan’s music – it can be purchased on www.cdbaby.com or digitally purchased on i-tunes.

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PTO Minute

Please check out two new volunteer opportunities on Central Manor’s sign ups on Sign up Genius!  Follow the link below and enter central.manor@yahoo.com in the email section: http://www.signupgenius.com/findasignup
Also, please note a PTO Meeting change.  The NOVEMBER meeting is now Monday, November 10th at 6:30 PM.  This change has also been made to our digital calendar that you can click on off to the side of our blog.

Harvest Days & Tasting Tables!

Central Manor recently had a special “Harvest Day” in the Central Manor Garden.  Classrooms were invited to sign up and participate, while former teachers and CM parents came in to assist.  It was a great day with beautiful fall weather.  To accompany the awesome things happening OUTSIDE, there were two recent days where CM students had the opportunity to sample foods from the garden:  watermelon, green peppers, and so much more!  We want to thank everybody who continues to make the Central Manor Garden such an important part of our school culture.

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For Parents: Eligible Content Review Website

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Office of the Acting Secretary

October 23, 2014

To:       All Public, Non-Public and Private Schools, PaTTAN and Postsecondary Education Institutions

From:   Carolyn C. Dumaresq, Ed.D., Acting Secretary of Education

Re:       Eligible Content Review Website

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has developed a website to solicit feedback from the public on the eligible content in English language arts and mathematics in grades three through eight, and Algebra I and Literature at the secondary level.

Pennsylvania’s eligible content statements are a straightforward set of what we want students to know and do at each grade level, and serve as the blueprint for the state assessments.

This website was designed to promote public awareness and understanding of the eligible content and obtain feedback from Pennsylvania educators, parents and the general public on the eligible content statements, their purpose, and value.

If after gathering feedback we conclude that significant changes are needed, we will engage in a revision process via statewide public hearings.

The website is currently populated with eligible content for grade three English language arts and mathematics and is available for public review.

By mid-November, the website will be expanded to encompass the eligible content for grades three through eight and Algebra I and Literature.

Please share this information with educators, parents, community members, and other interested parties and encourage them to visit http://paacademicreview.org and review the content.  The feedback we receive will be invaluable as we evaluate and refine our career and postsecondary expectations for our students.

NO SCHOOL REMINDER – 10/24

Two Important Reminders:

1)  Just a friendly reminder that there is a district wide teacher in-service on Friday, October 24th.  We’ll see all the kids back on Monday, October 27th!

….The Countdown is Just About to ZERO!

2)  Do you know the biggest concert of the year is happening tomorrow at Central Manor?  No, NOT “One Direction”….bigger than that!  Jonathan Sprout is visiting our school to perform two concerts.

10:00 AM- Kdg & Gr. K-2

1:15 PM- Kdg & Gr. 3-6

Please visit Jon’s website here:  http://www.jonsprout.com/cms/

PTO-Sub Sale Orders Due 10/23

Parents – just a reminder – if you wish to support PTO and purchase SUBS, the deadline is 10/23.  Delivery date is on Nov. 12th – which is our late night for parent-teacher conferences!  (How convenient! :)

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September Leaders!

Wow – look at these September Leaders of the Month! These students earned the right to win due to earning COMET CASH!   All Comet Cash is placed in huge containers and drawn randomly.  The more Comet Cash you earn, the better your chances are of getting chosen!  Not sure about COMET CASH?  Ask your son or daughter to give you the scoop.

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7 Days Until Jonathan Sprout ROCKS Central Manor!

We’re one week away! On October 23rd, Grammy Nominated Jonathan Sprout will visit our school to perform two concerts to educate our students about AMERICAN HEROES!  Jonathan will sing about several heroes from his recently released “American Heroes 4″ album.  Check out the order form below if you would like to purchase a CD for your child.  10% of the proceeds will be donated back to our school.  Parents – there are a limited number of seats still left.  If you would like to visit and attend the concert, you must register in advance by calling the school office.

10:00 AM:  AM KDG/Gr 1/Gr2

1:15 PM:  PM KDG/Grades 3-6

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PTO Updates

Thank you to everyone who came to support our PTO yesterday.  We had a great turnout!  Here are a few updates from the meeting…

  • Sign Up Genius – Please click on the link to find out the events we still need your help with.  Some of these events include Mile Club, our November Book Fair, and helping the nurse

**First, click on the link below.  Then in the top right corner, click on “Find a sign up.”  Use the email address central.manor@yahoo.com.

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  • Sub orders – Sub orders are due October 23rd.  Delivery is on November 12th.
  • Central Manor Spirit Wear – Coming soon!
  • Holiday Shop – Our Holiday Shop will be held on Saturday, December 6th.  More information to follow.
  • January will be our Box Tops Blitz – Continue to save those box tops.  Please make sure you cut them out carefully, as they will not accept them otherwise.

 

A HUGE thank you goes out to our PTO for the following purchases to our school – New playground equipment, books for our book room, the Jonathan Sprout Concert (coming 10-23-14), Brian Pop, and Time for Kids.  We truly appreciate your continued support!

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Please join us Tuesday October 14th for our first Central Manor PTO meeting of the year! We will be meeting in the school library at 3:45pm. Come meet our PTO and find out what we have planned for 2014/2015. We are very excited for this year and look forward to seeing new faces and hearing new ideas from our volunteers!  *Don’t forget every one who attends will be entered in our gift card drawing at the end of the meeting*

Please note – students and siblings are welcome.

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