Beginning this school year, the gifted department will conduct a new screening process. PSSA academic data of current 5th grade students will be analyzed to identify students who may exhibit gifted potential. The new screening process reflects recent Department of Education Chapter 16 changes for gifted education services that focuses on specific academic strengths such as math and language arts.
Please watch for the flyer coming home today or tomorrow regarding a special PTO meeting.
Don’t forget to return your orange postcards with names and addresses of sponsors! We are counting on our students and their families to support our big fundraiser of the year. Our goal is $15,000 so we need everyone’s support.
Dear Penn Manor Families
To better prepare our elementary students for the increased state expectations and to specifically meet the changes brought about by the adoption of the Pennsylvania Core Standards, we have shifted to the use of new math materials that align with these necessary changes. These new McGraw Hill “My Math” materials are an extension of the McGraw Hill “Math Connects” materials we used from kindergarten through grade five and the Glenco, Course One materials we used in grade six for the past five years. These new, carefully aligned materials will expose our students to the increased need for the application of the concepts taught and better prepare our students for the future.
We are fortunate to have been able to provide our teachers and students with the resources needed to stay current. Please note: There will also be an on-line component available to parents/guardians starting with October 1st that will include tutorials, re-teaching guides and practice materials to help you assist your child at home as needed.
Should your child be experiencing particular difficulty, please make sure you communicate this to your child’s classroom teacher so that re-teaching guides can be sent home until our on-line option is available to you or should you not have internet access at home.
We appreciate your continued support at home. Please contact your child’s principal should you have any questions.
The Yearbook committee is looking for pictures and parents who like to photograph!
If you have Eshleman pictures you would like to share or would like to volunteer as a classroom or special event photographer please contact Eileen Haines at email@example.com.
Watch for the Exercise for Eshleman information that is in your child’s backpack today! Each student is asked to provide a different address on each of the postcards provided. Postcards can be addressed to relatives, friends, and neighbors who wish to support your child and Eshleman Elementary School. Postcards should be returned to the school by this Friday or sometime next week. Our PTO will take care of mailing the postcards to your sponsors. Please note that this is Eshleman’s BIG fundraiser so participation is strongly encouraged. All funds raised are used for Eshleman students and may be used for assemblies, field trips, and other student-related activities.
The Eshleman PTO, staff, and students thank you for your support!
Do you miss the Penn Manor calendar? Do you think that you are going to miss some big event, early dismissal, or day off school? Penn Manor now has an app that you can get on your smartphone. Access the district calendar and keep current with district news. Click on the link below for more information and instructions.
Final App Flyer 2014 (1)
Eshleman PTO is selling Penn Manor and Eshleman spiritwear again this year. Order forms will be coming home today or tomorrow so check your child’s backpack. Samples will be available during Meet the Teacher this Thursday so you can check out sizing for the t-shirts and sweatshirts. All orders and money must be in the school office no later than September 25, 2014. An order form is posted below for your convenience.
Spiritwear Order Form 2014 1 (7)
Just a reminder that elementary students will be dismissed at 1:30 PM on Friday, September 12, 2014. There will be no morning kindergarten; afternoon kindergarten will attend from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM.