Happy Spring!

Happy Spring,

I hope you all had a wonderful week and were able to enjoy the beautiful weather. Report cards and progress reports will be coming home today. Only one more marking period left in this school year, isn’t that crazy to think about!  Just a reminder, the yellow envelopes needs to be signed and returned.  

New spelling lists will be coming home today. Our test is scheduled for 4/26. I am allowing for an extra week of practice for these words due to our modified PSSA schedule as well as not wanting to put too much emphasis on homework on PSSA testing days.

Reading logs are due May 1st, the class voted last week on their incentive. All students who turn in an April log to me will earn extra recess!

Next week we will be doing some Earth Day activities. If you are able to salvage an empty/clean aluminum can (from soup, canned beans, canned veggies, etc.) and send it in with your child before Thursday 4/18, we will be reusing them for a craft.

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Courtney

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PSSAs

Our students will be taking the PSSA starting next week with ELA testing occurring April 15-17, Math April 24-25, and Science (4th graders only) April 30-May 1. Pequea will be taking a “show what you know” approach as we aim to prepare our children for the upcoming testing. My goal is to encourage your children to do their best and work hard while taking these tests without having them feel overwhelmed. I plan to explain to your children that they have shown me so much growth and progress, in so many different ways, already throughout this school year, and the PSSA is just another opportunity for them to show how much they have grown from last year to this year. These statewide tests also help our district identify ways we can improve our curriculum and programming for all of our Penn Manor families. Following testing on these days our classroom will have a modified schedule.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s specific accommodations.

Courtney

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This week…

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I just wanted to touch base about a few things going on this week. Reading logs are due tomorrow. It looks like it is going to be a nice day so those students that have their log to turn in to me tomorrow will join me outside for some relay race fun. Tuesday night from 6-8 is our school art show, all students will have work on display. We will be having our bi-weekly spelling test this Friday 4/5. Please let me know if you need another spelling list sent home. Also happening Friday after school at 6:30 is our school Family Bingo Night. Looking ahead, report cards will come home next Monday 4/8.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need any more information.

Courtney

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It feels good to finally have some consistency back in our schedule, and by the looks of the weather we are hoping to keep it that way! Just a few things to keep on your radar…

Wednesday 3/13, our sixth graders will be visiting Marticville MS in preparation for their transition to middle school.

Friday 3/15 is our spring picture day, this was rescheduled from a February snow day

New spelling lists will come home today, our test will be next Friday 3/22.

Reading logs are due April 1st, the class voted and chose relay races for our incentive this month!

Courtney

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Picture Day Rescheduled for March 15th!

I hope you are all enjoying your snow day, picture day has been rescheduled for March 15th!

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Looking ahead after lasts weeks unexpectedly short week, I wanted to keep you in the loop about some upcoming dates and events.

Wednesday 2/20 is our Spring Picture day. Order forms came home a few weeks ago, you may send your order in with your child or there is an online order option as well.

Thursday 2/21, PTO Sub orders will be here for pick-up.

Friday 2/22 is our district wide Kids at Work Day. Your child is invited to dress up as a career/trade/college that they might be interested in pursuing. Our guidance counseling team has sent some great resources home and to us teachers to inspire students to explore and start thinking about the endless possibilities after high school. We will also have a Spelling test this day. After school, the PTO is hosting a Family movie night featuring Ralph Breaks the Internet. Doors open at 6:15, movie beings at 6:30. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Next Thursday 2/28, Penn Manor’s Special Education department is hosting a Parent Outreach Night. There will be various local organizations (Schreiber, ASERT, Autism Solutions) available to discuss programs and opportunities available within our community that you may be interested in for your child. Please contact me for additional information. Light refreshments as well as child care will be available during this event.

Also on Thursday 2/28, children are invited to wear their house colors to school. Yearbook order forms are also due.

Friday, March 1st (can you believe we’re talking about March already), reading logs are due, it is also a 1:30 dismissal day.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information about any of events/assignments listed above.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Courtney

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Happy Winter!

Happy Winter Everyone,

We have a lot of upcoming due dates that I would like to touch base about. Reading logs are due this Friday 2/1, students who turn their completed log in will earn a milkshake party….this incentive was voted on by our students (imagine that!!!). New spelling lists came home this week, our test will be next Friday 2/8.

Tomorrow (Thursday 1/31) is backwards day, students are encouraged to wear their clothing inside-out and/or backwards.

Friday is national wear red day, in support of healthy heart month.

Report cards will come home this Friday 2/1. I am pleased with the tremendous amounts of progress I am seeing in various areas from all of your children. Just a reminder, please sign the front of the report card envelope and return it to me.

Last week we enjoyed our Kids Heart Challenge (formerly known as jump rope for heart) kick-off assembly put on by the American Heart Association. Information regarding collecting donations came home in their yellow folders last week, the American Heart Association is providing a few different options of how to collect money, if you chose to do so. All donations are due next Friday, February 8th. All students will be participating in the jump rope event in school next Friday!

If you are participating in the PTO sub fundraiser, orders are due February 8th.

Stay warm and as always please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Courtney

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A few announcements…

I hope you all enjoyed your MLK weekend…and managed to stay warm. We have a spelling test Friday, please let me know if you need another copy of the words sent home. Reading logs are due next Friday February 1st. Students voted on earning a milkshake party as their incentive this month!

We also have a 1:30 dismissal on Friday!

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Spelling Test Friday

Just a reminder, we have a spelling test Friday. Student’s spelling lists should be in their yellow folders, please don’t hesitate to email me if you need me to provide you with a new one.

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Happy Holidays, enjoy your break!

On Tuesday we had the pleasure of welcoming the Penn Manor High School student council to our school for some holiday fun. Our class enjoyed games, stories, crafts, cookie decorating, and singing all morning long. Below are some pictures of some of our students enjoying the activities planned by the High School students.

As we head into the Friday before break, I want to take a moment to wish you all a very happy holiday. It has truly been a pleasure working with your children over these past few months.

Courtney

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