December is Here!

I can’t believe we are starting a whole new month in Grade 2! This school year is really flying by!   New reading calendars were sent home today. The Character Traits for December are Courtesy and Manners.  Our special activity for the holidays will be decorating gingerbread houses. You can use the link below if you’d like to donate some candy for us to use! You are welcome to join your child on Thursday, December 20 at 2:45 if you’d like to help them decorate their house.                                                                        

School Climate Survey

November 6, 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Research suggests that a positive school climate can support student success.

This year, Central Manor Elementary School has again decided to gather data on students’, staff, and parents’ perceptions of the school climate. This data will help the school leadership team and staff continue to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement.

Please let us know what you think by completing an anonymous survey at:

When you reach the survey website, please look for the “CLICKING HERE” hyperlink near the top of the web page.

Invitation Code  BYTRD1

The survey will be open until Friday, November 16, 2018.  We plan to have several locations set up throughout the school on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 during parent/teacher conferences.  Please look for a computer in the office, downstairs lobby by the playground doors, and/or in the beach area in or K-2 wing of the building.  Another option is to complete this survey at home on your personal computer.

Please help us improve the school climate by taking 5-10 minutes to complete this survey.   Families with multiple students, please take this survey one time only.  If you choose to complete the survey, please send in a brief note to the office stating you did so.  Your name will be entered into a random drawing to win gift cards to local stores.  Several winners will be chosen.


Brian Malek & Michele Transue

Happy Monday!

It was dreary outside today… but not inside 2M! Here are a few reminders for the week:

We will visit the Book Fair on Wednesday during our Library time. If you choose to send money with your child, please put it in a bag or envelope with their name on it- just in case it gets misplaced. Thanks!

We have early dismissal on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week due to parent conferences. I look forward to meeting with all of you and sharing the great progress your children are making. See you then!

Weekly Update 10/29

Thank you so much for sending all of the decorated pumpkins in! They look amazing! I truly appreciate the time you spent with your child creating their masterpiece!

A few schedule reminders: No school on Friday, November 2 for Teacher Inservice. Early dismissal at 1:30 for November 7, 8 and 9 for Parent Teacher Conferences. The Book Fair will be running in the library throughout next week.  Our class will visit the Fair during our Library time on November 7. If you choose to send money with your child, please put it in a bag or envelope with their name on it. Thank  you!

One more note about names… please put your child’s name on their coats, hats, etc  This makes it so much easier to have them returned to you if they are misplaced. Thank you!

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