December 3-7

Monday – Day A – Gym, New spelling words will be coming home today.

Tuesday – Day B – Music, All school assembly at 2:05

Wednesday – Day C – Art

Thursday – Day D – Book Exchange

Friday – Day A – Gym, Spelling test on lesson 11 words.

This week we will be packing our suitcases and getting passports to travel around the world to learn about holiday celebrations.  We will also be practicing different reader’s theaters about the Gingerbread Bread Man to present to you later in the month. 

Students are excited to earn new karate belts colored by our class.  Please continue to read karate belts and books each night with your child.  Your child will also have a script to practice his/her parts for the reader’s theater later in the month.

It will be a busy and exciting week!

This Week

Monday – Art – New spelling words coming home today.  The test will not be until Friday, November 30th.  Please have your child wear red, white, and blue in honor of the veterans attending the all school assembly.

Tuesday- Music – Fun first grade activities all about Thanksgiving.

Wednesday – Library – Book Exchange, Early Dismissal at 1:30

Have a wonderful  Thanksgiving!

This Week

  • Monday- Gym, lesson 9 spelling words are coming home.  We are starting chapter 3 in math today.
  • Tuesday -Art
  • Wednesday – Music
  • Thursday – Library
  • Friday – Gym, Spelling test.
  • We will be learning all about turkeys this week.  We will also continue to discuss the character trait of the month, respect.
  • Thank you for coming in for Parent Teacher Conferences!  I enjoyed our conversations about your child’s progress.  This class is amazing and I love working with each and every one of them!
  • Friday – Spirit wear online store closes https://stores.inksoft.com/central_manor_elementary/shop/home

Looking Ahead:

  • November 16 – Scrips gift card order forms will come home today!  This is a great gift idea!
  • November 21 – 1:30 Early Dismissal
  • November 22-26 Happy Thanksgiving (No School)
  • November 30 – Scrips gift card orders due today!
  • December 21 – 1:30 Early Dismissal
  • December 22 – January 1: Winter Break (No School)

Survey

November 6, 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Research suggests that a positive school climate can support student success.

This year, Central Manor Elementary School has again decided to gather data on students’, staff, and parents’ perceptions of the school climate. This data will help the school leadership team and staff continue to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement.

Please let us know what you think by completing an anonymous survey at:

www.paschoolclimatesurvey.org

When you reach the survey website, please look for the “CLICKING HERE” hyperlink near the top of the web page.

Invitation Code  BYTRD1

The survey will be open until Friday, November 16, 2018.  We plan to have several locations set up throughout the school on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 during parent/teacher conferences.  Please look for a computer in the office, downstairs lobby by the playground doors, and/or in the beach area in or K-2 wing of the building.  Another option is to complete this survey at home on your personal computer.

Please help us improve the school climate by taking 5-10 minutes to complete this survey.   Families with multiple students, please take this survey one time only.  If you choose to complete the survey, please send in a brief note to the office stating you did so.  Your name will be entered into a random drawing to win gift cards to local stores.  Several winners will be chosen.

Sincerely,

Brian Malek & Michele Transue

This Week

Reminders & News:

  • Wednesday through Friday are 1:30 dismissals.
  • The PTO Book Fair is open this week. If you are interested in visiting during conferences, it will be open:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday- 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM

Wednesday- 9:00 AM- 7:30 PM

Friday- 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

A “Dudes and Donuts” event will be held on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-8:30 AM in the library.  This is not a drop off event! Dudes/Parents must stay with their students the entire time. At 8:30 AM students will be escorted to the beach before being released at 8:50 AM to their classrooms.

1st Grade is collecting boxed stuffing for the food drive.  Thank you for helping to provide some families with a Thanksgiving Meal.

Looking Ahead:

  • Tuesday, November 13 – Picture Retake Day (Please send in your original packet.  Students that were absent on the first picture day will also have their pictures taken.)
  • November 21 – 1:30 Early Dismissal
  • November 22-26 Happy Thanksgiving (No School)

This Week

Reminders and News:

  • Our next spelling test is not until November 9.
  • 1st Grade is collecting boxed stuffing for the food drive.  Thank you for your help in providing some families with a Thanksgiving meal.
  • The book fair will be open in the evening on November 7 if you are interested in visiting or taking your child after your conference.  
  • There is no school on Friday, November 2nd for students.
  • This week we will be learning all about pumpkins!

Looking Ahead:

  • Monday, November 12 – PTO Meeting (6:30 PM in the CM Library)
  • Tuesday, November 13 – Picture Retake Day (Please send in your original packet.  Students that were absent on the first picture day will also have their pictures taken.)
  • November 21 – 1:30 Early Dismissal
  • November 22-26 Happy Thanksgiving (No School)

This Week

Reminders & News:

  • Your child’s conference confirmation paper listing the date and time of your child’s conference will come home on Monday.  Please sign and return the bottom portion of this form!  I look forward to discussing your child’s progress with you!  Thank you!
  • PTO is looking for Designer Bag Bingo Volunteers and Donations.  If you can help, please click here.  
  • October 28 – PTO Designer Bag Bingo at Manor Church
  • November 2 – No School (In-Service Day)
  • On our spelling tests, words with letters that are reversed or that are formed incorrectly will be marked wrong. For example, if the word is tall and the t stops at the dotted line, then it will be marked wrong. Students have an alphabet chart on their desks to use and are reminded to double check their letters throughout the test. We have been working really hard to use correct and neat handwriting these past few weeks. As students practice their words at home, please make sure they are forming their letters correctly and fixing any reversals. 
  • This week we will be learning all about spiders and bats.  We will also be creating a bat cave in our classroom for fun flashlight reading on Wednesday.  It will be a super fun week!

Spirit Week

Parents/Guardians,

We welcome your child to participate in next week’s TEAMWORK spirit week.  Please know, all days are OPTIONAL for students and there is no expectation to participate if this causes a burden on your family.

“Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” Spirit Week

October Character Education Theme:  TEAMWORK

October 22nd-26th

Monday: 10/22   Favorite Penn Manor Shirt/jersey – or wear blue/gold  (district teamwork)

Tuesday: 10/23   “Scrabble” – Attach a letter to your shirt.  Can you find other students and make some robust vocabulary? (Literacy teamwork)

Wednesday:  10/24    PJ Day – Teamwork Makes the DREAM work! (school-wide teamwork)

Thursday:  10/25   Favorite sports jersey (sports teamwork)

Friday:  10/26     Penn Manor DISTRICT WIDE “PINK OUT!” (district teamwork)

**NOTE** For PJ Day – please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for school.  If your child has P.E. on 10/24 – he/she must have sneakers.  We do not recommend loose slippers that could cause your child to slide/slip in the hallway.