Extra! Extra!  Check out our Monarch Butterfly page TOMORROW for exciting entries and images!
Recess Running Club Challenge
 
CHALLENGE #1: Can you move your class football from the Eagle’s end zone to the Steelers’s end zone????
 
WHEN:  Tues. and Thurs. during lunch recess
 
WHAT:  A school wide challenge!  The challenge is for students  to  walk, jog, run 246 miles, the distance to Heinz Field, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!  I am challenging each classroom to log 103 laps during our Tues. and Thurs. recess running club.  The challenge will begin on the 18th of Sept. and each classroom will have until Oct. 4th to complete their challenge.  The Philadelphia Eagles will be playing the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Oct. 7th at 1:00 pm, in Pittsburgh.
 
DATES: Sept. 18th – Oct. 4th 2012
 
If the whole school succeeds in completing the challenge we will have an all sports day where student’s may wear their favorite team shirts!  Date to be announced.

Be sure to check out Mrs. McPherson’s September newsletter on the Principal’s page of my blog!

Some Important Dates to Remember

Back to School Night (Meet the Teacher) Thursday, September 13th at 4:30

Early Dismissal  at 1:30 – Friday, September 14th.

Penny drive begins for fire company October 1st

Picture Day – Thursday, October 2nd

Early Dismissal – October 5th

Second Week of School!

Keeping you up to date on the happenings of 4th grade!

newsletter September 2012

UPCOMING TESTS!

1.  September 10th – our class will have a quiz in Social Studies with Miss Urban.

2.  Check out our Monarch caterpillar page where you will find our first class entry!

3.  Practice the 2 and 3 multiplication tables. 


Multiplication Test Out Schedule

September 2 and 3 tables

October 4 and 5 tables

November 6 table

December 7 table

January 8 and 9 tables

February 11 table

March 12 table

Aucott’s Announcements

We had a great first day of school!  We re-acquainted ourselves with where things were in the building and with each other.  We already dove into science in learning the 4 stages of development of a Monarch butterfly and the parts of a caterpillar.  We are almost ready to raise some in the classroom.  This is a curious class and participative class.  That is wonderful! 

Our first picture of the new school year!

Newsletters

Newsletter -September 2012

UPCOMING TESTS!

1.  September 10th – our class will have a quiz in Social Studies with Miss Urban.

2.  Check out our Monarch caterpillar page where you will find our first class entry!

Multiplication Test Out Schedule

September 2 and 3 tables

October 4 and 5 tables

November 6 table

December 7 table

January 8 and 9 tables

February 11 table

March 12 table

 

 

Be sure to check out Mrs. McPherson’s September newsletter on the Principal’s page of my blog!

Some Important Dates to Remember

Back to School Night (Meet the Teacher) Thursday, September 13th at 4:30

Early Dismissal  at 1:30 – Friday, September 14th.

Picture Day – Thursday, October 2nd

Early Dismissal – October 5th

**A message from our principal, Mrs. McPherson

We will not be permitting the changes in buses next year UNLESS IT IS A TRUE EMERGENCY.  We will also be adhering to the same weekly schedule for each student and not permitting the changing of buses from week to week.

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This is an important message regarding our cafeteria services.  Please take the time to read it.

August 22, 2012

Dear Penn Manor Parent or Guardian:

We are reinforcing our commitment to good nutrition for the students.

Beginning this school year, we’re putting in place some new United States Department of Agriculture guidelines for even healthier meals for our students.

Here are the major changes required by the federal guidelines :

*Previously, students did not have to take a fruit or vegetable at all, as long as they took enough other items. Now, they must choose at least one fruit or vegetable serving, and we encourage them to choose more if they like.

*Students will have a greater selection and variety of fruits and vegetables to choose from. Instead of 1/2-3/4 cup combined of fruit and vegetables per day, now we will be offering 1 cup of vegetables PLUS at least ½ cup of fruit per day.

*We will be emphasizing the healthiest vegetables more often, with weekly offerings of healthy dark green and red/orange vegetables, as well as beans and other legumes.

*Whole grains will be served. Beginning this school year, at least 50% of all grain foods we serve will be whole-grain rich, and starting the 2013-2014 school year, all of the grains will be whole-grain rich.

*We will be serving only fat-free flavored (chocolate and strawberry) and 1% unflavored milk.

*We will be meeting new standards for limiting sodium until we reach a final maximum of 740 mg sodium per meal on average.

These changes will require more work and careful planning on our part, especially as we get used to the new guidelines. The new menus will no doubt take some getting used to for our students, too. The end result will be healthier meals for our students, and well-nourished students perform better in school.

If you have any questions regarding the Food Services department, the new dietary guidelines, or your student’s meal account, please call us at 872-9500 x2228 or 872-9520 x1830.

Sincerely,

Randy L. Wolfgang

Director of Support Services