Weekly Update 10/21 – 10/25

Our Matter Menu project is due on Monday! We have loved looking at all the creative projects that have come in so far!

The third grade classes have a few harvest activities planned for Thursday, October 31st.  Can you help us out?  Our “menu choices” are limited due to allergies in the classroom.  Anything you are able to donate is greatly appreciated.  Please have all items in by Tuesday October 29 if possible.  Thank you in advance!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AADA822A64-harvest4

This week:
Monday, October 21, cycle day A: Matter Menu due, PTO meeting at 6:30 in CM library
Tuesday, October 22, cycle day B:
Wednesday, October 23, cycle day C:
Thursday October 24, cycle day D: End of first marking period
Friday, October 25, cycle day A: Lesson 7 spelling test and packet due, chapter 5 math test, early dismissal at 1:30

  • Upcoming Events:
  • Friday, November 1-Teacher in-service day (No School)
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday November 6th-8th- elementary early dismissal
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Can you help us?

The third grade classes have a few harvest activities planned for Thursday, October 31st.  Can you help us out?  Our “menu choices” are limited due to allergies in the classroom.  Anything you are able to donate is greatly appreciated.  Please have all items in by Tuesday October 29 if possible.  Thank you in advance!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AADA822A64-harvest4

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Weekly Update 10/14-10/18

For the month of October, the students will be learning about and demonstrating teamwork.

Math update: We will take our chapter 4 math test on multiplication Wednesday, October 16. These tests will be returned Thursday, and corrections are due back Monday, October 21. Please remember to show work in order to receive credit!

Please continue working with your child as they will be using their creative side to think of fun solid, liquid, and gas ideas as they create a “Matter Menu”. Many examples will be shared with students to help them start to brainstorm ideas! These are due no later then Monday, October 21!

This week:
Monday, October 14: No School – Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 15, cycle day A: New spelling packet(lesson 7) handed out
Wednesday, October 16, cycle day B: Chapter 4 Math test
Thursday October 17, cycle day C: Math tests are returned – corrections due Monday, October 21
Friday, October 18, cycle day D: Blue Rock Fire Truck Visit

* Lesson 7 spelling is tested on Friday, October 25

  • Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, October 21st-PTO meeting 6:30-CM library
  • Thursday, October 24-End of 1st Marking Period
  • Friday, October 25th-Early Dismissal 1:30
  • Friday, November 1-Teacher inservice day (No School)
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday November 6th-8th- elementary early dismissal

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Weekly Update: 10/7-10/11

Happy Fall!!  We hope you enjoyed some family time and that part of it was spent outside in the beautiful weather yesterday! A new month means a new character education theme.  For the month of October, the students will be learning about and demonstrating teamwork.

Mid Marking Period 1 Progress Reports will come home this week and will help you and your child see their grades calculated up to this point. Our Marking Period 1 ends October 24 and Parent Conferences will be in early November. Your Sapphire account allows you to see grades online. You can find information to set up your account on the Penn Manor District home page.

Math update: We took our chapter 3 math test on subtraction of greater numbers Thursday. These tests were returned Friday, and corrections are due back Tuesday. Please remember to show work in order to receive credit!

We began our science unit on Matter last week. Learning about the three States of Matter and the Water Cycle will be our focus. There will be a home project coming home this week. Your child will be using their creative side to think of fun solid, liquid, and gas ideas as they create a “Matter Menu”. Many examples will be shared with students to help them start to brainstorm ideas!

  • This week:
    Monday, October 7, cycle day D: New spelling list handed out
    Tuesday, October 8, cycle day A: math corrections for chapter 3 due
    Wednesday, October 9, cycle day B
    Thursday October 10, cycle day C
    Friday, October 11, cycle day D: Spelling packet and final test, District-wide PINK out day
  • Upcoming Events:
  • Friday, October 11-District-wide Pink-Out day
  • Monday, October 14th-No school-Columbus Day
  • Monday, October 21st-PTO meeting 6:30-CM library
  • Thursday, October 24-End of 1st Marking Period
  • Friday, October 25th-Early Dismissal 1:30
  • Friday, November 1-Teacher inservice day (No School)
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday November 6th-8th- elementary early dismissal

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Race For Education

Hello parents! Our Race For Education day is almost here! The third grade classes will be running/jogging/walking outside from 10:30 – 11:30 tomorrow morning and we would love your support! Please feel free to drop by and cheer us on! Please sign in at the registration table outside by the kickball field. Also, we are so close to meeting our goal! As of this morning, we are just over $13,000! Our goal is $15,000…but if we reach $18,000, every student will get a Central Manor T-shirt! Please keep those donations coming in, and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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Weekly Update 9/30-10/4

Tomorrow is our first Book Brunch! Third grade students will eat lunch in their classrooms. Students need their September reading calendar, with minutes totaled and the book they are reading at home. This will kick off our monthly reading incentive.
Our reading homework as been to read at least 10 minutes each weekday. Thank you families for encouraging readers and signing their reading calendars.
Beginning in October, students will need to read 15 minutes or more, 5 days a week (or more) to join our monthly Book Brunch. Research shows children who make a reading a priority are successful in school. Thank you for your support at home.

Race for Education is this Friday. Our students will enjoy being outside walking or jogging laps to raise funds for our school. Thank you to all who have contributed to our PTO fundraiser. We’ve heard good things about our total raised thus far, your support will help us reach our goal! http://www.race4ed.com/cme 

This Week:

  • Monday, September 30  – Day C -New spelling list comes home, 1st Book Brunch, Shine Time
  • Tuesday, October 1 – Day D  –
  • Wednesday, October 2 – Day A – 
  • Thursday, October 3 – Day B –  Chap 3 math test
  • Friday, October 4 – Day C – Spelling Test Lesson 5-packet due, Race for Education

Upcoming Events:
Friday, October 4th-Race for Education
Friday, October 11-District-wide Pink-Out day
Monday, October 14th-No school-Columbus Day
Monday, October 21st-PTO meeting 6:30-CM library
Friday, October 25th-Early Dismissal 1:30
Thursday, October 31st-End of 1st Marking Period

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Weekly Update 9/23 – 9/27

Global Address Home Project – Our first home project was sent home two weeks ago. A sample project was shown to students so they know what is expected of them. Also, a sample project is on the assignment paper that was sent home so you know what we are looking for. This project is due by Tuesday, Sept. 24th.

This Week:

  • Monday, September 23  – Day B -New spelling list comes home, switching for math begins today
  • Tuesday, September 24 – Day C  – Picture Day, Global Address Home Project Due
  • Wednesday, September 25 – Day D – 
  • Thursday, September 26 – Day A –  
  • Friday, September 27 – Day B – Spelling Test Lesson 4, Early Dismissal @ 1:30

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, October 3rd-Shine Time

Friday, October 4th-Race for Education

Friday, October 11-District-wide Pink-Out day

Monday, October 14th-No school-Columbus Day

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Weekly Update 9/16 – 9/20

Global Address Home Project – Our first home project was sent home last week. A sample project was shown to students so they know what is expected of them. Also, a sample project is on the assignment paper that was sent home last week so you know what we are looking for. This project is due by Tuesday, Sept. 24th.

Help Our School Garden – Register for The Watermelon Blaster 5K.* It’s held on our own Penn Manor Cross Country course at Manor Middle School, 2950 Charlestown Road. The race is held on Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 am. There’s also a Kids Fun Run at 9:30 am, live music by the Dreadnaught Brigade, a Watermelon Seed Spittin’ contest and free Watermelon Smoothies for all runners. The Watermelon Blaster 5K & Kids Fun Run is a fundraiser to help schools dig deeper with their school garden program. Our school garden is awesome, and we want to keep making it better! We’ve applied to receive a School Garden Grant and we need lots of runners to strengthen our application. Please type in Central Manor as your school when you register!

This Week:

  • Monday, September 16  – Day A -New spelling list comes home
  • Tuesday, September 17 – Day B  
  • Wednesday, September 18 – Day C  
  • Thursday, September 19 – Day D –  Math chapter 2 test
  • Friday, September 20 – Day A – Spelling Test Lesson 3

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, September 24th- CM School Picture Day
  • Tuesday, September 24th – Global Address home project due
  • Friday, September 27th – 1:30 Early dismissal
  • Thursday, October 3rd-Shine Time
  • Friday, October 4th-Race for Education
  • Friday, October 11-District-wide Pink-Out day
  • Monday, October 14th-No school-Columbus Day
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Weekly Update 9/9-9/13

Our classes are moving right along—learning expectations, routines, and developing quite a community of learners in our third grade family at Central Manor! Here are a few updates:

Planners: In third grade, students begin to use a planner to help develop organizational skills.  We take time at the end of each day to write in our planners and the students are expected to be copying from a large class planner.  They are asked to be responsible in getting homework written in their planners, as well as the color they end their day on.  At home they are asked to get parents to sign their planners only once their homework is complete.  Please know that we understand your schedules are busy and it is your child’s responsibility to remind you to sign their planner.  Your support in developing this skill is appreciated, and hopefully it will pay off in the long run for all of us!

Map Skills and Home Project – We begin our Social Studies unit on Map Skills this week. Students will learn a fun song for the seven continents. Students will also be given a Global Address home project. Your child will need guidance with this first assignment to be completed at home. The goal of a home project is to reinforce a specific topic, but another primary goal of a home project is to learn to plan out what needs to be accomplished and determine how to allocate time to complete it. We greatly appreciate all the support you give at home. 

Math Test – Chapter 1 test was returned to students on Thursday. The 3rd grade teachers added an informational sheet explaining how points can be earned back to boost the final test grade. This corrections analysis is a wonderful example of the growth mindset we are talking about in our classes–our mind grows when we make mistakes and learn from them. Test are due signed and corrections complete, with work shown by Monday. 

A note about birthday treats- In third grade, we enjoy honoring students on their birthday. We also want to be sensitive to students who have allergies. We will enjoy many traditions that go along with acknowledging birthdays or half birthdays (if students have a summer birthday they can celebrate it sometime through the year!). The birthday child’s name will be announced on the morning announcements, the class will sing the “Happy Birthday” song, and families have the option of bringing in treats for his or her classmates. Please know that you do not have to send treats or gifts with your child on his or her birthday. If you do feel the need to send something for your child to enjoy with her or his classmates, please follow the birthday guidelines below:

  • Snacks are permitted but must be individually pre­packaged and factory­-sealed treats. This will allow parents to monitor children with allergies.  Examples include individual packages of Goldfish crackers, cookies, and individual sized candy. This birthday treats will be sent home for students to enjoy.
  • Small prize bags are a great idea! These could include a pencil, eraser, bookmarks, stickers…
  • Does your child have a favorite book? You could donate a copy to our classroom library with an inscription on the inside.
  • If you have another idea, please let us know!

This Week:

  • Monday, September 9  – Day D -New spelling list comes home, math test due back
  • Tuesday, September 10 – Day A – 
  • Wednesday, September 11 – Day B –  
  • Thursday, September 12 – Day C –  
  • Friday, September 13 – Day D – Spelling Test Lesson 2

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, September 9th- 9 PTO Meeting 6:30 PM – Library
  • Tuesday, September 24th- CM School Picture Day
  • Friday, September 27th – 1:30 Early dismissal
  • Thursday, October 3rd-Shine Time
  • Friday, October 4th-Race for Education
  • Friday, October 11-District-wide Pink-Out day
  • Monday, October 14th-No school-Columbus Day

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Race for Education


From our PTO: On Wednesday or Thursday, two important papers should have been sent home with your child. The white page is an overall info sheet about the race day, schedule, incentives, the mailer and how to find the students online donation link. To find this go to http://www.race4ed.com/cme There sponsors can search for students by first and last name and make online donations. It’s very simple! The green paper is the mailer. This can be used to send to a sponsor and have them enclose a check and mail it back. Unlike previous years we will not be mailing these out for families. Instructions on how to use this mailer are on the back of the white sheet. They are a special grade of paper specifically for using through the USPS system so it’s important that families do not just copy the paper if they would like to send out more than one. There are extra mailers in the office available at a first come, first serve basis. Your support for this fundraiser is appreciated!!

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