Weekly Update 4/22 – 4/26

As you know, students took the ELA PSSAs this week. We are so proud of how hard the students worked each day! Their effort is truly commendable. Thank you for taking the time to write notes for your children. They were so encouraged, and their faces lit up each morning reading them. Many students kept all of their notes on their desk the whole week!

Next week the students will be taking the Math PSSA’s on Wednesday and Thursday. Just like this week, please be sure your child gets a good night of sleep and eats a healthy breakfast in the morning. Also, please do your best to make sure your child is in school and on time those days. If students are late, they are not able to join the rest of the class once testing begins.

Just a few other PSSA reminders: Students should bring a water bottle to school that they can refill. They should also leave any phones, Fitbits, smart watches, or other electronics at home on testing days. We could still use some donations of sugarless gum of any flavor or mints. Your support is greatly appreciated!

This Week:

·     Monday, April 22nd: No school

·     Tuesday, April 23rd: Math test corrections due (money test)

·     Wednesday, April 24th: Math PSSAs

·     Thursday, April 25th: Math PSSAs

·     Friday, April 26th: Lesson 25 spelling packet is due and spelling test

Looking Ahead:

·     Tuesday, April 30th: Signed and totaled reading calendars due

·     Friday, May 10th: Early Dismissal

·     Friday, May 17th: 3rd grade field trip

·     Monday, May 27th: No school

·     May 30th, 5:30-7:30: School picnic

·     Wednesday, June 5th: Last day of school!

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Weekly Update 4/15-4/19

What a test can't measure

As you know, our PSSA tests begin Monday.  We are ready! Please be sure that your child gets a good night’s rest and eats a healthy breakfast in the morning.  Please also try to make sure your child is in school on testing days, unless they are sick or there is an emergency.   Also, parents are asked to make sure their child arrives to school on time. Students who are tardy will not be able to join the class once testing has begun.  If they do miss a test section, they will be able to make it up at a later date.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write the PSSA notes for your children. They will be so excited to see their first note on Monday morning!  A few other PSSA notes:  Students will need a water bottle (with a tight lid) that can be refilled at school.  Students are encouraged to leave all phones, Fitbits, and smart watches home on testing days. We could still use some donations of sugarless gum–any flavor…or mints!  Thank you for your continued support!

This week:

  • Monday, April 15th: New spelling packet 25 sent home (test Friday April 26 due to two short weeks), ELA PSSA’s
  • Tuesday, April 16: ELA PSSA’s
  • Wednesday, April 17: ELA PSSA’s
  • Thursday, April 18: Weather make-up day, No Envirothon practice for 3rd grade
  • Friday, April 19, Monday, April 22: No School

Looking Ahead…

  • PSSA Math Tests – April 24, 25
  • Friday May 10: Early dismissal
  • Friday may 17-3rd grade field trip
  • May 30 – 5:30-7:30 – School Picnic
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Donations Requested!

To help alleviate the stress of PSSA testing, students will be allowed to have sugarless gum and/or mints during testing.  Each child will be asked to bring in their own sugarless gum or mints. Students are welcome to bring this in anytime this week. One pack is enough for your child to last through the five mornings of testing.

If you have extra you are willing to share, it would be appreciated. We are thankful for your help and support!

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Weekly Update 4/8-4/12

PSSA Spirit Week!!

PSSA’s are right around the corner for our 3rd-6th graders. To have some fun and get ourselves ready, we will be having an academic spirit week April 8-12. All students in grades K-6 are invited to participate.
Monday– Central Manor Proud- Wear Blue and Gold
Tuesday– Wild about PSSA’s- Wear your brightest, craziest outfit
Wednesday– Show your Super Smarts- Dress like your favorite superhero
Thursday– Put on Your Thinking Caps- Wear your favorite hat
Friday– Relax, We Can Do It- Wear pajamas or sweatpants

For scheduling purposes, our PSSA dates are listed below.
PSSA ELA Tests – April 15, 16, 17
PSSA Math Tests – April 24, 25

A note asking for donations for PSSA snacks was sent out. Third grade was asked to provide Goldfish (individually wrapped) for grades 3-6. Any donations would be greatly appreciated!
To help alleviate the stress of PSSA testing, students will be allowed to have sugarless gum.  We are asking for donations of sugarless gum. Peppermint is a great flavor. Feel free to send this in anytime this week.  We are thankful for your help and support.

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Please also don’t forget to send in your encouraging PSSA notes, as we have only received a handful.  These mean so much to your children and their faces light up each day when they see your note on their desk!   An informational envelope with note cards, was sent home Friday, March 29. Thank you.

This week:

  • Monday, April 8:
    Report cards are coming home. *Please return signed report card envelopes. New spelling packet 24 sent home, Spring Book Fair begins. Check your child’s planner for their shopping day,
  • Tuesday, April 9: Chap 14 Math Test
  • Wednesday, April 10:
  • Thursday, April 11:
  • Friday, April 12: Spelling lesson 24 test and packet due, Math Test signature/corrections due

Looking Ahead…

  • PSSA ELA Tests – April 15, 16, 17
  • Thursday, April 18 – Yes, school. Weather make-up day
  • Friday, April 19 & Monday, April 22 – No School
  • PSSA Math Tests – April 24, 25
  • May 30 – 5:30-7:30 – School Picnic
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Weekly Update 4/1 – 4/5

We NEED your help! 🙂 Your child brought home an envelope with them Friday regarding the PSSA tests. We would love to have you help encourage them each day of the test by filling out an index card we have provided. The kiddos LOVE getting these each morning of testing and think it is something so special! We understand the turn around is quick, but appreciate your willingness to make this such a memorable gesture for your child. 🙂

March reading calendars are due on Monday! Please take a few minutes over the weekend to total your child’s minutes (this really helps us out) and sign your child’s reading calendar. Thanks!

A note asking for donations for PSSA snacks was sent out. Third grade was asked to provide Goldfish (individually wrapped) for grades 3-6 for the PSSA’s. Any donations would be greatly appreciated!

For scheduling purposes, our PSSA dates are listed below.

  • PSSA ELA Tests – April 15, 16, 17
  • PSSA Math Tests – April 24, 25

*Field Trip papers will be coming home with your child one day next week! 🙂

This week:

  • Monday, April 1: Book Brunch Calendars are Due (minutes totaled & signed), New spelling packet 23 sent home, Chapter 13 math test corrections due
  • Tuesday, April 2:
  • Wednesday, April 3: Candy Sale pick-up in the lobby 4:30-6:30
  • Thursday, April 4:
  • Friday, April 5: Spelling lesson 23 test and packet due, PSSA cards due back

Looking Ahead…

*April 8 – Report cards come home. Please return signed report card envelopes only

*Spring Book Fair – April 8 – 12. Check your child’s planner for their shopping day!

* May 30 – 5:30-7:30 – School Picnic

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Weekly Update 3/25 – 3/29

It is finally starting to look and feel like spring! Yay!!!

March reading calendars are due on Friday. Please take a few minutes Thursday night to total and sign your child’s reading calendar. Thanks!

A note asking for donations for PSSA snacks was sent out. Third grade was asked to provide Goldfish for grades 3-6 for the PSSA’s. Any donations would be greatly appreciated!

For scheduling purposes, our PSSA dates are listed below.

  • PSSA ELA Tests – April 15, 16, 17
  • PSSA Math Tests – April 24, 25

This week:

  • Monday, March 25: New spelling packet 22 sent home
  • Tuesday, March 26:
  • Wednesday, March 27: Chapter 13 Math test
  • Thursday, March 28:
  • Friday, March 29: School is in session! Spelling lesson 22 test and packet due, CLASH day, totaled March reading calendars due!

Looking Ahead…

  • *Monday, April 1 – Math chapter 13 test corrections due
  • * Wednesday, April 3, 4:30-6:30 – Candy sale pick-up in the lobby
  • *April 8 – Report cards come home. Please return signed report card envelopes
  • *Spring Book Fair – April 8 – 12. Check your child’s planner for their shopping day!
  • * May 30 – 5:30-7:30 – School Picnic

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Weekly Update 3/18-3/22

We are quickly wrapping up the 3rd marking period. It seems this year is going so fast! The end of the marking period is on Tuesday, 3/26.

Please remember that math chapter 12 test corrections are due tomorrow – Monday, March 18th. This week we will also be testing our current science unit-Energy. Check your child’s planner for the test date (Mrs. Collins’ class has their test Monday).

We are rapidly going through disinfectant wipes and tissues! If you are able to donate some to your child’s classroom, it would be very appreciated! 

For scheduling purposes, our PSSA dates are listed below.

  • PSSA ELA Tests – April 15, 16, 17
  • PSSA Math Tests – April 24, 25

This week:

  • Monday, March 18: Math test corrections due; new spelling packet 21 sent home
  • Tuesday, March 19:
  • Wednesday, March 20:
  • Thursday, March 21:
  • Friday, March 22: District early dismissal; spelling lesson 21 test and packet due

Looking Ahead…

  • *March 26 – End of the 3rd marking period
  • *March 29 – This is a snow make-up day, we are IN school today!
  • *April 8 – Report cards come home
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Weekly Update 3/11-3/15

Monday begins our CM Sweet 16 Book Tourney for March Gladness. The Tournament ends on March 29 when 2 books CLASH in the Championship Final. A “Clash Day”, wearing odd-matching clothing is a fun optional activity to celebrate the winning book. Music Mondays also help bring March Gladness. Be on the lookout for more March Gladness activities.

This week:

  • Monday, March 11: Day A– Spelling packet 20 and word list sent home, PTO meeting 6:30PM
  • Tuesday, March 12 : Day B –
  • Wednesday, March 13: Day C – Chapter 12 Math Test
  • Thursday, March 14: Day D –
    Boys Bounce Around Night at Sky Zone at 6:00 pm
  • Friday, March 15: Day A – Spelling Test 20, Packet due, Wear green-optional

Upcoming Events:

March 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal
March 26 – End of the 3rd Marking Period
March 29 – We ARE in school today! “Clash Day”-optional
PSSA dates – ELA April 15-17, Math April 24-25

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Weekly Update 3/4 – 3/8

We had a wonderful time celebrating our reading minutes today at book brunch! Please continue to encourage your child to read each evening! 🙂

With the snow days we have had, the end of the third marking period is now pushed back to March 26!

This week:

  • Monday, March 4: Day D– Spelling packet 19 and word list sent home, Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Fundraiser due
  • Tuesday, March 5 : Day A –
  • Wednesday, March 6: Day B –
  • Thursday, March 7: Day C –
  • Friday, March 8: Day D – Spelling Test 19, packet due, CM Movie Night @ 5:30pm

Upcoming Events:

March 4 – Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Fundraiser due

March 8 – CM Movie Night at 5:30 pm

March 11 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 pm

March 14 – Boys Bounce Around Night at Sky Zone at 6:00 pm

March 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

March 26 – End of the 3rd Marking Period

March 29 – We ARE in school today!

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Weekly Update 2/25 – 3/1

Can we all say goodbye to February with me!!! I’m not sure about you, but February always seems like the longest month with the craziest weather…so I am glad to see it come to an end!

Please take the time on Thursday night to sign and total your child’s reading calendar. We will celebrate minutes read during lunch on Friday!

This week:

  • Monday, February 25: Day C– Spelling packet 18 and word list sent home
  • Tuesday, February 26: Day D – Math Chapter 11 Test, Spring Picture Day
  • Wednesday, February 27: Day A –
  • Thursday, February 28: Day B –
  • Friday, March 1: Day C – Spelling Test 18, packet due, signed and totaled reading calendars due today! Early dismissal today at 1:30.

Upcoming Events:

  • February 26 – Spring pictures
  • March 1 – 1:30 Early Dismissal
  • March 4 – Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Fundraiser due
  • March 8 – CM Movie Night at 5:30 pm
  • March 11 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 pm
  • March 14 – Boys Bounce Around Night at Sky Zone at 6:00 pm
  • March 22 – End of the 3rd Marking Period
  • March 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal
  • March 29 – We ARE in school today!
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