New school year

Parents/Guardians,

I hope this message finds your child making a smooth transition to middle school. This message also serves as an invitation to unsubscribe from my blog so your inbox will not receive messages intended for my current 6th grade class.

As I shared with your child at the end of the school year, I am always available as a resource if needed; your child will always be my student. 🙂

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Final Thoughts

Parents and Guardians,

Due to time constraints at our celebration ceremony yesterday, I wasn’t able to share my final thoughts on the school year with you. So I thought I would post them here for you to see. Keep in touch, 6K!

Thank you parents and guests for attending our event this afternoon. It always feels wonderful to see families supporting our students.  

Wow, what a year. There was so much to learn this year beyond the math, language arts, and content curriculum.  We found lessons outside of the curriculum to be the most interesting and challenging; needing plenty of practice and guidance. 

Lessons such as 

  • kindness, 
  • respect, 
  • patience, 
  • perseverance, 
  • proper use of technology, 
  • following directions, 
  • owning our actions,
  • learning from mistakes, 
  • and being part of a class team. 

Parents, thank you for your support as your child sometimes struggled with these lessons and our expectations. I know that your child is ready for the next step in their educational journey and I am proud of their accomplishments.

We have a class motto: Life is full of choices; choose wisely. I encourage my students, as they navigate through the first year of middle school, to make good choices and to continue to learn from their mistakes.  And to reach out if I can help them in any way for you’ll always be my students.

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Middle School Information

Parents and Guardians,

Last week we visited Manor Middle. That day your child brought home multiple resources for you to look at before the start of 7th grade. Please ask your child for that information if they haven’t already shared it with you. Students also were asked by Danielle Rogers, the counselor at Manor, to join her google classroom where she will share more information over the summer.

There will be opportunities in the last 2 weeks of summer for you to attend an orientation session with your child. The dates are posted on the packets that went home last week. If you have any questions, please call Manor Middle at 717-872-9510.

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6th Grade Celebration tomorrow

Parents and Guardians,

Reminders for tomorrow: The doors by the gym will open at 1:05 for those family members attending the ceremony. Since we will be spending time at the park in the morning, students may bring in a change of clothing for the ceremony portion of the day. Parking will be limited – you may park in the bus lane since the ceremony will conclude before dismissal. You may bring your child and siblings home with you after the ceremony by signing them out in the office at the conclusion of our program. Looking forward to seeing you!

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Laptop Chargers

Students were asked to have their laptop chargers at school today and many did not bring them to school. All laptop chargers and cases must be returned to school tomorrow. The tech department will evaluate each laptop, charger, and case for damage. If you are assessed a damage or replacement fee, you will be notified by the end of the school year. Thank you for encouraging your child to bring their charger to school tomorrow.

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