“Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” Spirit Week

October Character Education Theme:  TEAMWORK

Monday: 10/22           Favorite Penn Manor Shirt/jersey – or wear blue/gold
    (district teamwork)

Tuesday: 10/23           “Scrabble” – Attach a letter to your shirt.  Can you find       other students and make some robust vocabulary? (Literacy teamwork)

Wednesday:  10/24    PJ Day – Teamwork Makes the DREAM work!
    (school-wide teamwork)

Thursday:  10/25       Favorite sports jersey (sports teamwork)

Friday:  10/26             “Pink Out!”  Wear pink and be part of the beat breast 
    cancer team.

Meet the Teacher Open House

Central Manor’s Meet the Teach Open House will be held on Wednesday, August 29th from 4 to 6 p.m.  Unfortunately I have a class on Wednesday evening that I can’t miss, so I will be in our classroom from 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
If my adjusted schedule doesn’t work for you and your family, please let me know, and we’ll come up with an alternative time to get together.  
I am looking forward to seeing you!  

School Culture Survey Invitation for Parents/Caregivers

Research suggests that a positive school climate can support student success.  What is school climate? It is the quality and character of our school as experienced by you, a parent/caregiver and member of our community. So, Central Manor needs your help!
This Wednesday, November 8th, we will have refreshments in the office for you to enjoy while you are here for your parent/teacher conference.  While you’re enjoying your snacks, we are hoping you’ll take time to complete a brief 5 minute survey.  The survey format is completely anonymous.  The questions will be about your personal experiences as a Central Manor parent.  Please take time to stop by the office before or after your child’s conference.
If you’d prefer to take this brief survey at home, the link is below.
The invitation code you will use is: CLU03I     **(the last character is a capital i)**
Anyone who takes the survey, will be entered into a drawing.  Central Manor will be giving away 10 gift cards to Turkey Hill simply for participating.  If you complete the survey at home, please simply send in a brief note stating, “I completed the survey at home,” add your child’s name on the note, and have your child hand it in to the office.
The survey will be open until November 17, 2017.  Thank you so much.  We appreciate your help.

KIDS at WORK DAY on Wednesday, February 22

Parents!  Please start having a conversation with your child regarding “KIDS at WORK DAY” – which will be held at CM on Wednesday, February 22nd.  This is an elementary district wide event being sponsored by the elementary school counselor department.


Dear Penn Manor Families,

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 students will be invited to wear clothing that would represent a career that they may be interested in exploring as an adult.  For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, doctor, teacher, etc.  Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom.

As an added component to the “Kids at Work” day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.

Our hope is that “Kids at Work” day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chose a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.   To help facilitate discussion at home regarding career development, please see the reverse side of this letter/attachments for some fun, age-appropriate career development activities.

Some local statistics show that at Penn Manor High School, about 65% of our students go on to 2 or 4 year college.  44% go to 4-year college and 21% go to 2-year college.  About 7% of our students go directly into the military, and about 10% go on to a one-year certificate or training program.  Fifteen percent go directly into the workforce.  About 22% attend the CTC each year to gain a year of Technical Education during their senior year of high school to study fields such as: Residential Carpentry, Childcare, Culinary Arts, Medical Assisting, Diesel Mechanics, Automotive Mechanics, Heating and Air Conditioning, Large Animal Science, Dental Assisting, Plumbing and much more.

The Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors would like to thank you in advance for your support for “Kids at Work” Day.  If you have any questions, please contact your school’s counselor.


The Elementary School Counselors

Nichole Hinkle         Kimberly Juba        Shannon Madara      Michele Semple       Samantha Strosser