Weekly News September 29-October 3
Sunday September 28th 2014, 7:10 pm
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Whew! We had a very busy and exciting apple day on Friday. Thank you for all of the donations of delicious apples! We were able to make some very tasty applesauce in a crockpot. :) Pictures from our day will be posted later this week!

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Reminders and News:

  • After Monday, our next Spelling Test is Tuesday, October 7. Please help your child study their words each night. Don’t forget the Spelling City Link on the blog! (It’s under Reading Links)
  • September 29 – Picture Day: Don’t forget to send in payment with your form if you want to order pictures.
  • I will be checking Poetry folder signatures this week. :)
  • On Wednesday, I will be collecting students’ reading calendars to check for signatures for 4 nights of reading a week. Students will have a new October calendar on Wednesday. Please have your child help fill in the dates on the calendar. Please remember to sign each night that your child reads for 10 minutes. :)

Upcoming News and Events

  • October 13: Columbus Day, no school!
  • October 14: PTO Meeting at 3:45
  • October 17: Book Orders Due, order forms will be sent home the week before.
  • October 24: No School K-12, Teacher In-Service
  • October 30: End of the 1st Marking Period
  • October 31: Reading Calendars and Poetry Folder Signatures due


Weekly News September 22-26
Sunday September 21st 2014, 7:50 am
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This Friday we will celebrate Apple Day in honor of the John Chapman aka “Johnny Appleseed”‘s birthday! I am looking for each student to bring in at least one apple by or on Friday. We will be tasting different types of apples, making applesauce, and doing science investigations. If you would like to donate more, please leave a comment on this post and share which type of apple you will be donating. Thank you in advance for your help!

Specials:

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Reminders and News:

  • We will be starting Chapter 2: Subtraction in Math this week.
  • Our next Spelling Test is Monday, September 29. Please help your child study their words each night.
  • September 28 – Elementary Fun Run – Manor Middle School – 1:00 PM
  • September 29 – Picture Day: Don’t forget to send in payment with your form if you want to order pictures.
  • A message from Dr. Janssen: “CM Parents!  Mileage Club Volunteers are needed!  The job is fun and you would get to cheer on and support CM kids as they run around our playground during lunch recess.  If interested, please contact our Physical Education teacher – Dr. Dawn Janssen.  dawn.janssen@pennmanor.net”

 

Have you downloaded the Penn Manor App yet?

As many of you know, public schools have undergone tremendous budget tightening these past several years.  School calendars cost the district traditionally between $5,000-$6,000 a year for all families and the entire PM community.  The district was informed that this year the supplier would no longer be able to print the calendar.  An equivalent calendar would have cost the district $25,000 for this school year.  Looking forward, the district recently released the PENN MANOR FREE MOBILE APP.  We hope this new app will help keep you updated with all district news and events.  Please share with all family members who have access to download!  Please click below to get more information.

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Don’t forget….
Thursday September 18th 2014, 5:26 pm
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Tomorrow is Furry Friend Friday!!! :) Remember to bring your favorite stuffed animal to school with you. :) animals



Furry Friend Friday!!!
Tuesday September 16th 2014, 9:58 am
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Students earned their 3rd reward for the year already!!! They are allowed to bring their favorite stuffed animal to school with them on Friday. Please make sure that is an animal that will fit at their desk with them. They are very excited to be able to bring a “friend” to school! :)



Weekly News September 15-19
Friday September 12th 2014, 1:17 pm
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Thank you all for coming to Meet the Teacher Night last night! It was great to finally meet everyone!

Specials

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News & Reminders:

  • Our next Spelling Test is Friday, September 19. Please help your child study their words each night. I will be pre-testing for Challenge words that day!
  • We will be celebrating Apple Day On Friday, September 26. Stay tuned for more details!
  • Don’t forget to collect box tops to help raise money for our school!

Upcoming Events

  • September 28 – Elementary Fun Run – Manor Middle School – 1:00 PM
  • September 29 – Picture Day: Forms came home this week. You may send them in before picture day with your payment and I will house them at school for you, or you may send it the day of. If you would like to purchase pictures, your child must have the form and payment with them.


Updates/Reminders
Monday September 08th 2014, 8:29 pm
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Tomorrow is a Gym day, please make sure your child is wearing sneakers.

Our first spelling test is on Thursday, September 11.

A Scholastic Book Order came home today. If you are interested in purchasing a book, please send in your order and payment by Friday, September 12.

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Thursday, September 11 is Meet the Teacher Night from 4:30-6:30. I look forward to meeting you all.

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Friday, September 12 is a 1:30 dismissal day.

 

Sorry, the district is not printing paper calendars this year.  Here is a link for the online version.

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Spelling Practice
Friday September 05th 2014, 9:31 pm
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If you go to Spelling City our words for next week are available to practice! You can play games or even take a practice test. :)

Have a great weekend!



Weekly News
Friday September 05th 2014, 4:31 pm
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We had another great week in first grade! I am looking forward to our first full week next week. Thank to everyone who has sent in donations! You are all so amazing and generous, I really appreciate you!

Specials:

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Reminders and News:

  • Your child should be sharing their behavior and reading calendar in the back pocket of their Home Folder. Please be sure to check and initial both sides each night.
  • Our first Spelling Test is Thursday, September 11. Please help your child study their words each night.
  • Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, September 11 from 4:30-6:30. I look forward to meeting all of you!
  • Friday, September 12 is a 1:30 dismissal day.

Coming Up:

  • September 28 – Elementary Fun Run – Manor Middle School – 1:00 PM
  • September 29 – Picture Day


Spelling
Thursday September 04th 2014, 8:00 pm
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Lesson 1 Spelling words came home today. Please help your child study the words each night. The Bonus Words are extra credit and students will not be penalized for trying these words on their test.

Our first spelling test is Thursday, September 11.

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Weekly News September 2-5
Monday September 01st 2014, 6:32 pm
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Our first week in 1st grade flew by!!! I hope you were all able to enjoy your holiday weekend. We will begin to get into a normal routine this week, so don’t be surprised if you child is coming home tired. They are all still adjusting to spending a WHOLE day at school working hard and learning. They are doing a fabulous job too!

Weekly Specials:

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Reminders and News:

  • Students may bring a water bottle to school to keep at their desk. They are responsible to taking care of it and keeping their materials dry!
  • Please remember to fill out an orange dismissal slip for your child if you are picking them up. Remember, our new pick up area is on the parking lots side of our school.
  • Starting this week, your child will have a behavior and reading calendar in the back pocket of their Home Folder. Please be sure to check and initial both sides each night.
  • Students will be bringing home Math homework this week, they MUST return it to school the next day. A letter is coming home to explain the district homework policy for 1st grade!
  • Students will be bringing home a list of spelling words on Thursday. They will begin to take spelling tests each day 6. A note will accompany the spelling list to explain the procedures for the year. *This is very different from Kindergarten*

Upcoming Events:

  • Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, September 11 from 4:30-6:30. I look forward to meeting all of you!
  • Friday, September 12 is a 1:30 dismissal day.
  • September 26 – Apple Day! (More information to follow in the coming weeks)
  • September 28 – Elementary Fun Run at Manor Middle School – 1:00 PM
  • September 29 – Picture Day