A Few Updates

Elementary Learning Plan

Below you will find a link to the Elementary Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 school year. The purpose of this document is to explain the procedures required to keep the Penn Manor community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. No single action or set of actions will completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19, but implementation of several coordinated interventions can reduce the risk.  We have used the guidance issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and American Academy of Pediatrics to develop these procedures.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NeC0NF4RqFV5oNk8E9b8jfhNVRw_iz2hCFEwoZnirJk/edit?usp=sharing

Due to the Labor Day holiday, modifications to the Blended Learning schedule will be made for the first two weeks of school. 

Week of August 31: students in Group A will attend school on Monday and Wednesday. Students in Group B will attend school on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Week of September 7: Group A students will attend school on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Group B students will attend school on Thursday and Friday. 

Wednesday schedule for Grades 3-6 (the first virtual Wednesday will be Wednesday, 9/16)

8:20-9:00: Planning; teacher office hours by appointment
9:00-9:15:  Check-in
9:15-10:15:    ELA (Classroom teacher MAY break the class into two groups during this time)
10:30-11:30:  Math (Classroom teacher MAY break the class into two groups during this time)
12:00-3:45:    Collaborative planning; teacher office hours by appointment.

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Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Hello families of incoming third graders!

The end of a school year always brings excitement for both the students and teacher, but there is also a lot of excitement as we learn who we will be teaching the next school year. We are already looking forward to a great year!

You will find that third grade works together as a team.  While you are assigned one teacher, your child will truly have four!  This video will give you a brief introduction to each of us: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15oHOyOIzd-BpIv6fLPudEtO6kIld3KQw/view?usp=sharing Also, we will be sending out an invitation to each of you on Wednesday through the email address we have on file at school inviting you to a short Google Meet Friday morning so your child can officially “meet” their new teacher!

As many of you are aware, the transition from second to third grade is challenging yet rewarding.  Research shows that summer can take a toll on a student’s education. Students lose 2½ months of instructional time over the summer. Children who didn’t read or study math facts are much further behind their peers than those who did practice over the course of the summer.  They then need to start the year off trying to catch up on that lost time.   Please take the time to read EACH DAY and continue to work with your basic math facts.  We know your child’s success is important to you and appreciate your support!  You will not regret it.  Wishing you a wonderful summer!! 🌞

  • Mrs. Megan Collins
  • Mrs. Laura Stephan
  • Mrs. Johanna Treier
  • Mrs. Emily Wise
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How to Unsubscribe to the 3rd Grade Blog

Apparently teachers can no longer erase their subscription list, so all families subscribed to the blog will need to manually unsubscribe. When you receive this blog post through your email, you can easily unsubscribe to the third grade blog by following these simple steps:

  1. Click on the word “Unsubscribe” at the top of the email.

2. Click on the word Unsubscribe” again.

That’s it!

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Our Last Day!

Good morning families! In March, did you ever think we would make it to this point? It’s been a crazy finish to the end of the year, but we wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the time and support you have given your children as we wrap things up. It is obvious you value education!

Just a few quick reminders…

  • Your child’s report card will be coming in the mail next week. Listed in the comments will be the name of your child’s 4th grade teacher. The report card will also be posted on Sapphire next week.
  • This is our final post! Over the weekend we will remove all names from the subscription list as we prepare for our incoming 3rd graders.

Thank you for being partners in your child’s education. We are excited to watch this crew as they do great things in the future!

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New J. K. Rowling Book and Contest!

If you missed the big news, J.K. Rowling is publishing a new story (non-Harry Potter) in installments online, and is running an art contest to choose a young illustrator for the book when it’s published later this year. Sounds like a fun summer project to me! You can find all the information on The Ickabog website along with the book where it will also be released over the next several weeks!

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Millersville/Penn Manor Summer Buddy Program

This looks like a great opportunity!

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3rd Grade Showcase Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X1AmxCzXco14bn6KZud_dgShf86gO_b-/view?usp=sharing

Families, thank you for your patience during our technical difficulties this morning. Hopefully this awesome video was worth the wait!

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Last call–we would love to have everyone represented!

Reminder: Everyone has been working so hard and we would love to see what else you’ve been doing at home. We are planning to create a video by grade level and have students showcase themselves however they would like to be showcased.  So, your child could share a video or one picture of themselves with their sheep, their new hens, a painting, a creation, or the cool science video they created for an assignment! This will also allow kids to see their peers across the entire grade level and will be a great way to end the year with a final farewell! Please email your child’s photo or video to johanna.treier@pennmanor.net by Friday May 15. Thank you for your support!  

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Be Included in our 3rd Grade Showcase 😎

Reminder: Everyone has been working so hard and we would love to see what else you’ve been doing at home. We are planning to create a video by grade level and have students showcase themselves however they would like to be showcased.  So, your child could share a video or one picture of themselves with their sheep, their new hens, a painting, a creation, or the cool science video they created for an assignment! This will also allow kids to see their peers across the entire grade level and will be a great way to end the year with a final farewell! Please email your child’s photo or video to johanna.treier@pennmanor.net by Friday May 15. Thank you for your support!  

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End of Year Showcase Video

End of Year Showcase Video Everyone has been working so hard and we would love to see what else you’ve been doing at home. We are planning to create a video by grade level and have students showcase themselves however they would like to be showcased.  So, your child could share a video or picture of themselves with their sheep, their new hens, or the cool science video they created for an assignment! This will also allow kids to see their peers across the entire grade level and will be a great way to end the year with a final farewell! Please email photos or videos to your grade level point person by Friday May 15. Thank you for your support!

Our 3rd grade point person is Mrs. Treier. Please send your pictures/videos to her email address johanna.treier@pennmanor.net

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