Weekly News May 26-29
Monday May 25th 2015, 9:22 pm
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I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! I am excited to spend the last 9 days of school back in action with the coolest class I know! :) Thank you all for the support you have shown by myself and Mrs. Kinser this year. Even though there are only 2 weeks left, we have a lot of fun things going on!

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Reminders and News:

  • Our Final Spelling Test is Wednesday, May 27. 
  • Awesome Activity Day is Wednesday, May 27. Please be sure that your child is dressed comfortably and in sneakers for the activities. As we will be outside for much of the morning, please be sure to apply sunscreen as well.
  • Thursday, May 28 is the school picnic from 5:30-7:30, I hope to see you there!

Upcoming News & Events:

  • Friday, June 5 is the last student day. We will be dismissed at 11:30 so no breakfast or lunch will be served that day. Report cards will be distributed this day and your child will find out which second grade teacher they will go to next year. If your child is not present on the last day of school you will need to swing by the office to pick up their report card, they will not be sent home early.
  • *Summer Library/Garden Dates “2015 – Growing Readers” 9:00-11:00 AM
    July 22
    July 29
    Aug. 5
    Aug. 12


Weekly News May 18-22
Sunday May 17th 2015, 12:18 pm
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The countdown has started! Five more days and then Mrs. Saxton will take the teaching reigns back for the final days of school. I have really enjoyed teaching your child the last several weeks. It has been a great experience! So here is what is happening this week:

Monday May 18: Day 6 GYM and SPELLING TEST

Tuesday May 19: Day 1 LIBRARY Please make sure your child brings back their book. We will not be taking out anymore books this year.

Wednesday May 20: Day 2 ART

Thursday May 21: Day 3 MUSIC

Friday May 22: Day 4 GYM

Don’t forget to read the CM Newsletter. There are a lot of great events coming up. You can read the newsletter HERE.

Thank you for the support you have shown me while I have been substituting for Mrs. Saxton! Email me with any questions or concerns. Thank you! connie.kinser@pennmanor.net

Book Orders Due May 20
Tuesday May 12th 2015, 7:47 am
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Book orders went home yesterday with your child. Orders are due on May 20. Thanks so much!

Weekly News: May 11- May 15
Sunday May 10th 2015, 2:22 pm
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Monday, May 11

Day 1 Library

Tuesday, May 12 CM Night at SCOOPS 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Day 2 Art

Wednesday, May 13

Day 3 Music

Thursday, May 14

Day 4 Gym

Friday, May 15 EARLY DISMISSAL 1:30 

Day 5 Music

** Looking ahead: Thursday, May 28 School Picnic 5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

The Central Manor Newsletter for May and June has a lot of end of the year events that your family won’t want to miss. You can read the newsletter here. The weeks are flying by and I am really enjoying the time with the class. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me. connie.kinser@pennmanor.net. You can also call the main office and leave a message there. (717) 872-1401. (I am unable to get messages from the class phone.)

Have a great week!

Weekly News: May 4 – May 8
Friday May 01st 2015, 6:23 pm
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Monday May 4

   Day 2 Art

   Book Fair 1:50 – 2:10 Buy one get one free!

     Parents are welcome to come in and shop with your child. You can send money in on Monday with your child. I will help them keep track of it and not lose it. :)

Tuesday May 5

    Day 3 Music

Wednesday May 6

     Day 4 Gym

Thursday May 7

     Day 5 Music

Friday May 8

     Day 6 Gym SPELLING TEST

If you have noticed the lack of math homework, have no fear, they will bring it home this week. We finished up our Shapes Unit, reviewed, took assessments and worked hard. Now we move on to the Money Unit.

Classroom Items Request:

     Empty Shoeboxes: We are starting a research project next week and will be making a diorama in the near future.

     Snacks: Yep, we are out again. Lucky Charms, Pepperridge Farm Fish Crackers, Kix, and Rold Gold Pretzels are our favorites.

Book Fair- Buy One Get One Free
Wednesday April 29th 2015, 6:09 am
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Monday May 4 our class will visit theBook Fair from 1:50 – 2:10. Buy one get one free!!


Have a great day!!


Weekly News: April 27- May 1
Sunday April 26th 2015, 5:27 pm
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First grade did an awesome job singing this past Thursday evening! Mrs. Repkoe did a great job putting together the program for them. I was very proud of them!!

I think we are back to a normal schedule this week!

Monday April 27 Day 3 Music

Tuesday April 28 Day 4 Gym

Wednesday April 29 Day 5 Music

Thursday April 30 Day 6 Gym SPELLING TEST

Friday May 1 Day 1 Library

(Lunch is at the regular time 12:20-1:00.)

Please continue to work with your child with their spelling words and reading. The poetry folders are on hold a few weeks so don’t be alarmed that they aren’t bringing them home to read.

We will begin a Needs and Wants unit in social studies as well as learning to count money! It’s going to be a full week and lots of fun learning! Please contact me with any questions or concerns through email. connie.kinser@pennmanor.net

Have a great week!

UPCOMING EVENT: Monday, May 4 BOOK FAIR…our class will visit the Book Fair from 1:50 – 2:10.



April 20 – 24 Happenings
Sunday April 19th 2015, 6:38 am
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A lot is happening this week! We made it through our first crazy, mixed up, wacky PSSA week with ease. This coming week is just a little wacky with some time changes, but we are on our regular specials schedule.

Monday April 20 Day 4: P.E.

Tuesday April 21 Day 5: Music

Wednesday April 22 Day 6: P.E. SPELLING TEST (and Earth Day Activities)

Thursday April 23 Day 1: Library (1st Grade Concert at 7:00 p.m., students arrive at “the beach” by 6:45)

Friday April 24 Day 2: Art

Lunch time Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday is 11:45-12:20 if you are planning on having lunch with your child. Monday and Friday we eat at the regular time, 12:26-1:01.

This week we learned about three dimensional shapes. Has your child said the “Shapes Chant” to you yet? It’s been running through my head all weekend. We also worked on a spring writing challenge that we will enter into Central Manor’s Spring Writing Contest. In science we begin a study of our environment. Earth Day is April 22 and we have lots of activities leading up to this day (and after the day) to help us take care of the planet we live on.

Please email me with any questions or concerns! connie.kinser@pennmanor.net

Have a great week!

Mrs. Kinser

Calendar of Events
Tuesday April 14th 2015, 7:28 pm
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Thank you for all the donations of snacks, pencils, and glue sticks! Here are some items to put on your calendar.

Thursday April 23, Spring Concert–Grade 1. 7:00 p.m. Students should arrive by 6:45. Please refer to Mrs. Repkoe’s letter she sent out last week.

Friday April 24,  PTO Grandparent Bingo. 6:00-7:15. Doors open at 5:30.


Wednesday May 27,  Awesome Activity Day (Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2)

Thursday May 28,  School Picnic

Weekly News – April 13-17
Friday April 10th 2015, 8:27 pm
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Although 1st grade do not take the  PSSAs, the PSSAs affect 1st grade. Our schedule will look a little different this week and next week. For this week:

Monday April 13. Regular schedule. MUSIC

Tuesday April 14. GYM–Lunch 11:45 – 12:20

Wednesday April 15. ART — Lunch 11:45 – 12:20

Thursday April 16. MUSIC — Lunch 11:45 – 12:20

Friday April 17 LIBRARY — Lunch 11:45 – 12:20

          FURY FRIEND FRIDAY AND PAJAMAS  (April 17) Mrs. Saxton’s class earned a class reward for good behavior and they voted to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend to hang out with them for the day at school. Way to go 1st Grade! Great job! (I suggested “dress as your favorite character” but I didn’t get any votes. :) )