From the Penn Manor School District Website
Wednesday January 28th 2015, 12:58 pm
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Parents – please read below. The district is trying to be proactive in sharing how a possible Thursday night snow could impact Friday scheduling.  We have underlined the information important to elementary parents.

Thursday’s weather conditions may prompt a change in schedule for the Parents’ Night planned for Thursday, January 29, at Penn Manor High School and the early dismissal planned for Friday, January 30, for all schools.

There is a possibility of a small amount of snow (1 to 2 inches) starting early Thursday evening. If the forecast continues to hold, we will make a decision regarding postponing Parents’ Night by 2:00 pm Thursday.  If it is postponed, we will also reschedule the K-12 early dismissal now planned for Friday.

The rescheduled dates would be Thursday, February 5 for Parents’ Night andFriday, February 6, for the K-12 early dismissal. This Friday, January 30, would become a regular attendance day.

Please check the district website, Twitter account and/or phone mobile app for updates.

Tuesday January 27th 2015, 8:50 pm
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Friday is Jersey day at Central Manor. Remind your child to wear their favorite sports jersey. If they don’t have a jersey, any T-shirt or sweatshirt of their favorite sports team or a team they play on is encouraged too!

*Just a reminder!*

Friday is a 1:30 dismissal day due to teacher in-service.

Here’s to hoping we have a full day of school tomorrow!


Weekly News January 26-30
Friday January 23rd 2015, 4:25 pm
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Reminders & News:

  • Our next Spelling Test is Thursday, January 29. Please help your child study their words each night. Don’t forget the Spelling City Link on the blog
  • Please remember to fill out your child’s reading calendar each night that they read. I will be collecting them next Friday, January 30.
  • January 30th is a 1:30 dismissal.
  • Book Orders came home today, they are due next Friday, January 30th. Don’t forget you can order online with our classroom code HC3B3
  • Our 100th day is now February 4, unless we have another snow day. :) I will be sending information home on Monday regarding our special celebration!

Upcoming News

  • School is now in session on February 13, it is a snow make up day.
  • Stay tuned to the weather stations this weekend, it should be a pretty interesting couple of days! :)

Have a great weekend!!

Weekly News January 19-23
Monday January 19th 2015, 9:15 pm
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Reminders & News:

  • Our next Spelling Test is Wednesday, January 21.
  • January 23 - Talent Show (6:30 PM)
  • January 30th – K-12 Early Dismissal
  • Don’t forget to check out the Central Manor Blog for the February Newsletter

Upcoming News & Reminders:

  • February 4 is our 100th day of school now due to our snow day last week!
  • School is now in session on Friday, February 13.
  • No school on February 16 for Presidents’ Day

Weekly News January 12-16
Friday January 09th 2015, 4:41 pm
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We are back into our routine and rocking and rolling! I hope you all have a great weekend before another great week next week!

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Reminders & News:

  • On Wednesday, January 14 there will be a substitute in our room as I will be doing mid-year reading assessments to check students’ growth and progress. I am excited to hear their awesome reading one on one.
  • Thursday, January 15 is the end of the 2nd Marking Period! Where has this year gone?!!!
  • Our next Spelling Test is Friday, January 16. Please help your child study their words each night. *We have been practicing a dictated sentence on our tests, this week, the sentence will count as part of our spelling grade. Please feel free to have your child practice writing a sentence that you say aloud to them. Check for capitals, punctuation, and of course correct spelling of words. :)
  • Friday, January 16 only the elementary schools are in session. We do have a 1:30 dismissal as well as Shine Time that day.
  • Tuesday, January 13 is a PTO Meeting at 3:45 if you can make it.
  • Monday, January 19 No School in honor of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • I’m still looking for anyone interested in being a Mystery Reader! Feel free to invite aunts, uncle, grandparents, or any other close friends who would be interested in reading to our class. :)

Upcoming Events:

  • January 23 - Talent Show (6:30 PM)
  • January 30th – K-12 Early Dismissal
  • Tuesday, February 3 is our 100th day of school celebration (Pending any snow days!). Stay tuned for more information!

This week’s Think Outside the Box Thursday post….these students had to transform a lightning bolt shape! This was a tough one, and we had a lot of similar ideas in the classroom, but check out these creative masterpieces!

Lightning McQueen

Lightning McQueen

A microphone

A microphone

a lightning bolt

a lightning bolt

the Flash

the Flash

Calling all Mystery Readers!
Wednesday January 07th 2015, 10:52 am
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We are looking for some Mystery Readers for the 2nd half of the year. If you are interested please email me 3 preferred dates. (

I will get back to you to let you know which date we would like you to come in.

The dates are

Friday, January 9

Friday, January 23

Thursday, January 29

Friday, February 6

Friday, February 20

Friday, February 27

Friday, March 6

Friday, March 13

Friday, March 20

Friday, March 27

Friday, April 10

Friday, April 17

Friday, April 24

Friday, May 1

Friday, May 8

Friday, May 22

Friday, May 29



Weather Alerts
Tuesday January 06th 2015, 10:02 pm
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Hello! With Winter weather upon us today, I just wanted to provide you with a reminder about how to stay in the loop for weather alerts.

1)  “CELLY” – the Central Manor texting service that delivers text messages right to your cell phone.

TEXT the following on your cell phone:

@cmnews  to  23559
*USA mobile phones only. Msg & Data Rates May Apply.

2)  Any weather delays will be posted on the Central Manor website, as well as the district website.

3)  Have you downloaded the Penn Manor app?  Information can be found here:

4)  All school district delays/cancellations are always posted on WGAL TV

While our text provider “CELLY” is very reliable, if you are ever uncertain about a potential delay, please make it a habit to use multiple resources.



Weekly News January 5-9
Saturday January 03rd 2015, 11:27 pm
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Happy New Year!! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday break. I missed all the sweet little faces each day and am excited to see everyone on Monday!

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Reminders & News:

  • I will be collecting reading calendars on Monday and will also be checking poetry folders for signatures. Please be sure that you are signing both each time your child reads to you. :)
  • Our next Spelling Test is Thursday, January 8. Please help your child study their words each night.

Upcoming Events:

  • January 15th – End of the Second Marking Period
  • January 16th – Elementary Early Dismissal
  • January 19th – No School (Martin Luther King Day)
  • January 30th – K-12 Early Dismissal

Weekly News December 22 & 23
Friday December 19th 2014, 4:02 pm
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Well, this month sure flew by! We are down to our last day and a half of the 2014 portion of our school year! We have been very busy this month flying around the world and learning about the traditions of other countries and the students have learned a lot.

Here’s what we are looking at next week:


Monday 12/22

Grinch Day: We will be celebrating our favorite green guy by wearing green! Students are also encouraged to wear holiday hats (no baseball hats).

Library: Remind your child to bring their library book back to school with them.


Tuesday 12/23

1:30 Early Dismissal

We will have a special Shine Time in the morning with a carol sing.

We have Art that day.


Thank you again for all of you donations for our Christmas trees and Grinch day activities. I appreciate all that you do to support our class and help us make learning fun!



Holiday Travels and Donations
Wednesday December 10th 2014, 9:10 pm
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Today we visited Sweden in our travels around the world. We learned that Tomten the Christmas Gnome brings them presents. In honor of St. Lucia, the youngest girl wears a wreath crown and white robes and serves her family special buns and coffee. Boys dress up as “star boys”. “God Jul!”

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We have several special activities coming up and would greatly appreciate any donations that we can get. :) If you are able to donate any items please comment below and send them in by Tuesday,  December 16. :)

Christmas Trees:

  • 2 boxes of sugar cones
  • 5 containers of vanilla frosting
  • green food coloring
  • 1 large bag of Kraft brand Marshmallows
  • 2 containers of sprinkles
  • 1 large bag of Skittles
  • 1 bag Rold Gold pretzel sticks
  • DOTS candy
  • 1 pack of paper plates (the really thin, cheap ones)
  • 2 packs of 2 gallon size bags
  • Any other candies or treats that would work as decorations on a “sugar cone” Christmas tree

*If you are interested in being a part of these festivities, please feel free to join us next Thursday, December 18 at approximately 2:00. Please email me if you would like to come in!

Grinch Day:

  • 2 boxes of Scooby Snacks (graham cracker treats)
  • 2 large bags of Red and Green M&Ms
  • 2 bags of Kraft mini marshmallows
  • 1 large box of Trix cereal
  • 2 bags of Rold Gold pretzels (the smaller size)
  • 2 bags of Craisins
  • 1 large box of rice Chex cereal
  • 1 box of quart size bags