Picture Retakes

Just a reminder that tomorrow is picture retake day. If you would like to have your child’s picture retaken, please let me know via email ASAP. amy.bittenbender@pennmanor.net

Anyone who was absent on the original picture day will have his/her picture taken as well. These names have already been noted.


Lesson 10 Review Week

We are starting lesson 10 in our reading series. This is a review week. There will be no challenge spelling words. All 15 words are ones we have studied in the previous weeks. There are new vocabulary words. Also, students will be participating in a reader’s theater play instead of a test of comprehension. Additionally, students will be taking a test on Main Idea and Detail and Fact vs. Opinion. These are not tests that are easy to study for at home aside from talking about them while reading a story. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, our schedule will be as follows:

Spelling and vocab words will be introduced on Monday 11/13.
Tests on vocab, Main Idea & Details, and Fact vs. Opinion on Friday 11/17.
Reader’s Theater will be performed on Monday 11/20.
Spelling Test (spelling homework due) on Tuesday 11/21.

There is no school from Wednesday 11/22 – Monday 11/27. School will resume on Tuesday 11/28.

Reminder for this week

Just a reminder that I have been scheduled for jury duty on Wed, Thurs and Fri this week. Hopefully I will know later this week exactly how many days I will be out. I will let you know as I find out. If you need to contact me on these days, please contact the office as I will have limited access to email.

Book Exchange

We had a quick change of plans. We will be having book exchange on MONDAY (rather than next week). Please have your child bring his/her book to school tomorrow.

Green Beans!

Also, just a reminder that we are collecting cans of green beans for Penn Manor families’ Thanksgiving meals until Friday.

Spirit Day Friday

Don’t forget we will have a spirit day on Friday. Students are encouraged to honor our veterans by wearing red, white, blue, or camo.

I would like to personally thank the men and women who are or have served our country. I truly appreciate your service.

Conference Reminder

Don’t forget that we have early dismissals on Wed, Thurs, and Fri for Parent/Teacher conferences. Please double check your conference time. Punctuality would be greatly appreciated as I am booked back-to-back through the afternoon/evening.

I am looking forward to chatting with you!

Free and Reduced Lunch

It’s not too late to apply for free or reduced lunch. You can log on to our district website, www.pennmanor.net, click on the parents page, then click on Food Services Forms and Resources. You can print a lunch application, once filled, you can send it to Hambright and we will forward it to our Food Department. If you do not have access to a printer, you can stop in our office, and we will have one available for you.

Some important November Information

Here are some important dates for the month of November:

11/3 – No School (Teacher in service)
11/6 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM
11/8-11/10 – Early Dismissal Days – Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/10 – Spirit Day – Wear Red/White/Blue or Camo for Veteran’s Day
11/8 – Sub Order Pick Up
11/15 – Picture Retake Day
11/17 – All School Assembly
11/21 – Spirit Day – Crazy Hair Day
11/22-11/27 – Thanksgiving Break

I will be out of the building on 11/10 – My daughter’s daycare is closed for in service.
I also have jury duty 11/15-11/17. I am unsure of the amount of time I will be out.

November always goes by incredibly quickly! There are so many things going on. I know we will have a great month.

Book Exchange Thursday

Please return books to school tomorrow (Wed)! We will be having book exchange on Thursday!