Math Update

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.

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Pictures and Photographers Needed!

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

Thank you!


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Exercise for Eshleman

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!

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Penn Manor App

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)

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Eshleman Spiritwear

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)

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Early Dismissal Friday

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.

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School Spirit Items for sale

The PTO will be selling Eshleman spirit items on Thursday, September 11 during the Meet the Teacher event.  Wooden Eshleman school buildings will be sold for $10, school magnets will be $5, and drawstring backpacks will be available for $5.  Be sure to stop by the PTO table to check out our bargains!

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Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.  During this time, parents and students may visit their classroom, introduce themselves to the classroom teacher and some of the specialists who may be in our building at that time.  PTO will also have a display of volunteer opportunities in the lobby and parents may sign up for the electronic notification of the blog.  We look forward to seeing you Thursday evening!

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What a week at Eshleman!

IMG_20140827_133404 IMG_20140827_133232 IMG_20140827_132717Students and teachers were busy all week.  From math to team building to problem solving to making new friends–it was happening here!

Mr. Heiney’s first grade class earned the first SOAR certificate for the school year!  If you have a child in 1-H, ask them what they did.  They worked very hard to earn the certificate.


Third graders share marshmallow math.


Math in first grade


Looking sharp!


Working hard.


Second graders ready to start the year!


Student read aloud to the class.


Making new friends.

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Instrument Information Night

Students in grades 4 – 6 who are interested in learning to play a musical instrument should plan to attend  Instrument Information Night on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Penn Manor High School.  For more information, click below.

First day Instrument Info 2014 (3)

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