Lunch Change

Tomorrow’s lunch will be Brunch for Lunch! The choices will be pancakes or french toast sticks.

Spelling Test tomorrow!

Extra credit for tonight is to read for 20 minutes and have it marked on the reading calendar by an adult.

Have a great night!

New Year Updates

We are off to a great start in 2020!  Your second grader may have mentioned that there are greater expectations in our classroom now.  Since we are halfway through second grade (on Friday!!), it is important that we are developing good classroom and work habits as we prepare for third grade.  We are working hard to not let thoughts pop into our heads and out of our mouths during class.  We are also learning to double check our work to make sure nothing was skipped and that all sentences have capitals and periods.  These are habits of independent workers!  We are getting there!

Your child brought home a blue paper yesterday mentioning that there have been some math class changes.  We are striving to meet the needs of every learner and help their skills grow.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Museum Day is Wednesday!  We earned our class points so Museum Day is back by popular demand!!  Your second grader may bring in several items to set up on his/her desk to display as part of our museum.  Please be aware that anything brought into school is your child’s responsibility.  Please do not send in glass or valuable items that could be broken or lost.  Thank you!

Keep working on those January calendars!  The minimum amount of minutes required for this month is 155.

*Friday, January 10 – Spelling Test

*Friday, January 10 – End of the 2nd Marking Period

Looking Ahead…

*Monday, January 13 – Teacher In-Service Day (No School)

*Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

*Friday, January 24 – Early Dismissal

Happy Holidays!

We had a fun day filled with holiday excitement today! Thank you for the gifts, cards, and well wishes!

Your child is bringing home a Reading Challenge for the break! If completed, he/she will start the new year with a double clip up! (And more importantly, sharp reading skills!) These minutes can be added to the December reading calendar. Those calendars will be due the day we return. Please have your child’s minutes totaled for the month. Thank you!!

I wish you all a safe, relaxing, and happy break! See you next year!!

Dec. 16 News

Gingerbread house making 2019 was a success! Thank you to everyone that helped make it possible through your donations and help! Just a reminder that the houses themselves were hot-glued together and cannot be eaten but the candy is fair game!

There are lots of optional fun days planned next week for Central Manor! Your child is welcome to participate if he/she would like!

*Monday – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Wear Red and Green

*Tuesday – Jingle Bells – Wear Your Favorite Holiday Bling

*Wednesday – Deck the Halls – Wear a Festive Sweater

*Thursday – Silent Night – Wear your PJs!

*Friday – Home for the Holidays – Wear Your Favorite Holiday Hat

*Friday – Students can bring a towel or blanket to sit on during lunch today!

*Friday, December 20 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Looking Ahead…

*December 23 – January 1- Winter Break

Gingerbread Houses!

Tomorrow is the big day!! I hope you can join your second grader tomorrow at 2:45 to help decorate our gingerbread houses! If you cannot, it’s ok, we will have helpers on hand! If you plan to take your child home with you, YOU NEED TO HAVE AN ORANGE PICKUP NOTE, or I will need to send him/her home on the bus. If you do not have an orange form, send in a note on paper. If you plan to also pick up siblings, please be sure to send in a separate note for them too. We are SOOOOO excited!! Thank you to everyone who donated all of the candy and icing, we couldn’t do this without your donations!!

Spelling test tomorrow too!

Keep working on your reading calendars!

Welcome Back!

*I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am excited to see everyone tomorrow!

*Reading calendars are due tomorrow! Please total your child’s minutes for the month and record that number on the calendar so that your child can earn a clip up! Thank you!!

*Don’t forget, you can participate in the Scrips fundraiser where every gift card purchased earns money for our school. You can either fill out the green paper that was sent home last week OR submit your order online at Click “Join a program” and enter school code 4367C39F3L821. Create an account to shop. Every gift card purchased earns a rebate percentage that goes to PTO. Thank you!

*Central Manor is participating in a coat drive to help replenish supplies at The Loft at Milllersville Church. We are asking for NEW or GENTLY USED winter coats, gloves, mittens and scarves (children to adult sizes). Your donation will help Penn Manor families. If you choose to donate some items, please send them in a labeled bag with your child. The coat drive will run until mid-December. Thank you!

*The Penn Manor Schools are collecting items to support Penn Manor families. 2nd grade has been asked to collect bars of soap.

Looking Ahead…

*December 13 – 2:45 Gingerbread House Day! You are invited to come help your second grader!

*December 20 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*December 23 – January 1- Winter Break

Gingerbread Houses!

I am so excited to start planning for gingerbread houses!  I think the kids will really enjoy creating colorful masterpieces, but I cannot do it without your help!  There are several to help, please consider donating items and/or helping to prepare baggies or come in early to set up.

If you are able to help in any way, please go to the following sign up genius page.  Donated items need to be sent in by Tuesday, Dec 10.  Thank you!!

If you would be willing to help there is a spot on the sign up genius to sign up.  I TRULY appreciate your help!!  Please email me with questions! (

If you or an adult family member would like to join your child for the decorating, we will be doing it on Friday, December 13 from 2:45 until the end of the day.  This will be so much fun, I am so excited! 

Quick Reminders :)

Picture Retake Day is Tuesday!!

We are still collecting canned corn for the food drive!

November 17 – Isaac’s Restaurant is hosting a fundraiser that will benefit Central Manor PTO. This fundraiser is a dine in or take out fundraiser!

Nov. 11 News

It was a true pleasure meeting with you last week! I love working with your children and had a lot fun sharing their progress with you!

Brrrrrrrr…..recess is cold these days! Please be sure your child comes to school ready to play outside during recess.

If your child is unable to tie his/her shoes, this is a good time to master that skill. Please help your child practice this very important life skill. Thank you!!

Keep working on those reading calendars! As a class we read well over 7,000 minutes in October! This is nearly 2,000 more minutes than in September! Wahoo….let’s keep this trend going!!

Looking Ahead…

*November 27 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*November 28 – December 2 – Thanksgiving Break

*December 4 – Central Manor Holiday Concert

Oct. 28 News

The first marking period flew by! I am looking forward to meeting with you Nov. 6 or Nov. 7 to discuss your child’s progress! Thank you for returning your conference forms. Please let me know if you need a reminder of your day and time.

A blue 1/2 sheet will be coming home on Monday regarding a PTO book fair spirit day. Please read the paper for the date and the spirit day details. The book fair will be held during Parent-Teacher Conferences week!

Special Reminders:

*Thursday – October Reading Logs due (130 minutes)

*Friday – No School (Teacher In-Service)

Looking Ahead…

*November 4 – November 8 – PTO Book Fair

*November 6 – Parent Teacher Conferences and 1:30 Early Dismissal

*November 7 – Parent Teacher Conferences and 1:30 Early Dismissal

*November 8 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*November 27 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*November 28 – December 2 – Thanksgiving Break

*December 4 – Central Manor Holiday Concert (Third grade and Band/Orchestra/Chorus)