Have a wonderful summer 5th graders!

Dear Fifth Graders,

I just want to say what an honor it was to be your teacher this year. Our year together was not supposed to end the way it did however I am so proud of each and every one of you because you showed perseverance and resilience through this time. You missed out on a field trip, the 5th grade spelling bee, olympic day, and so many memories we were all supposed to have together. However, instead of focusing on what we lost lets focus on something else. What did you gain from this experience? Time with your family?Time creating memories with your siblings, pets, parents? More time. Especially more time at home. This summer you will have more time and I want you all to take advantage of that time you have. Set a goal. Start a new hobby. Practice something you never had time to do before. We can look at the past few months as a loss of time. Or we can look at it as a gift. Look at the next few weeks of summer as a gift. Enjoy it. Embrace it. Learn from it. And Don’t worry- I will see you next year. Each and every one of you. And I will always be your teacher. Even though you won’t physically be in my classroom or have a clip on my chart or a punch card with your name on it. I will always be your teacher. Come visit me next year. Be my student. Let me help you in any way I can next year.  Always. I love you all and I have been missing you all a lot. Please email me this summer, send me pictures of what you are doing with your time. You are all ready to be 6th graders and I can’t wait to watch you grow next school year. And always remember you can do hard things.

Parents- thank you for being such a support system for your children and me through this all. Please enjoy the summer as well!

See you next year friends 🙂

Mrs. O’Donnell’s Farewell Video.mp4

5th Grade Showcase Video

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Since we have been home, I want to commend all of the 5th graders for working hard and adjusting to the new normal. It is hard to be away from our friends, teachers, and school. Wondering what all of your fellow classmates have been up to? Check out the 5th grade showcase video! Enjoy!

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Reminders: Join me on Friday (tomorrow) for our final google meet at 11 am. I would love for some of you to present your 5th grade memory books (posted in ELA classroom) and I have something else I want to show you all. I hope you can all make it! Summer is just around the corner!

One More Week!

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5-O- Summer is just around the corner. Here are a few updates (I emailed some of these updates yesterday)

Next week is our last week of school (can you believe it?) Reports cards will be mailed out on May 27th. Your 6th grade teacher will be in the comment section of MP 4. Remember you are going to see “P” for your grade for all subjects. It stands for “Pass”. 

Your 6th grade teachers will be uploaded in Sapphire on June 3rd.


On Wednesday, May 27th the 6th grade teachers would like to meet with all of you at 1:30 pm Here is the link: meet.google.com/svz-iyze-jxd – I will remind you on Tuesday and send the link out again. 


There will be no new “expected” assignments posted in your google classrooms on Monday. If you have not finished your assignments from this week, please continue working on them next week. I will not be holding Math or ELA meetings next week but please let me know if you have any questions.

 I will be posting a 5th grade memory book project this weekend in ELA google classroom. This is optional however I thought it would be fun to present these at our last google meeting. I will email you once the project is up.

If you have not yet signed your peer’s virtual yearbook, please do so before Tuesday. If you cannot find the document, I can reshare it with you. Just let me know


Our google meeting next week will be on Friday at 11 am. This is a different day and time than usual. The link will be posted in our ELA google classroom on Friday. I really hope you can make it to say farewell!! I will be showing something special to you all.

Have a great weekend. Remember we are “off” on Monday! I miss you all!

A few updates….

Hello 5-O! As we start our new week of virtual learning , I just want to let all of you know that I am so…

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You all have been working hard and coming to me for help when needed. I am really going to miss being your teacher.

A few reminders:

This week our Math Meeting will be on Tuesday at 10 am. Please join me here: meet.google.com/hpp-cavs-acf

Our ELA meeting will be on Wednesday at 10 am. Please join me here: meet.google.com/zbm-czrz-jrg

Remember, you can come to these meetings to complete these assignments with me, get help if needed on these assignments, or just to say hi to me and your classmates. Stay as long as you need or leave when you need to.

The assignments for this week are due on May 29th. You will have two full weeks. Can I give you some advice though? Get them done this week! I know you can do it!!

Report cards will be mailed out on May 27th. You will see a P for all subjects (Pass) and in the comments sections for MP 4, you will see who your 6th grade teacher will be.

Hope to see you all on Thursday for our weekly class meeting! Have a great week!

-Mrs. O’Donnell

Math and ELA Meetings- Join Me Next Week!

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Starting next week, I will be offering additional help in the areas of Math and ELA via Google Meeting.

On Wednesdays from 10 am to 11 am : Math Meeting (we will go over both assignments for the week) all of my students are welcome to this meeting, not just MY math students Here is the link for that Meeting: https://meet.google.com/ofb-wnvo-yhb

On Thursdays from 10 am to 11 am: ELA Meeting (we will go over both assignments for the week) Here is the link for that Meeting: https://meet.google.com/rzm-swdt-wtm

This is not mandatory, however recommended if your child would benefit from the additional help in these areas! If they are able to complete these assignments without help from me, I do not expect them to join this meeting.

Please email me with any questions. I will send out a reminder via email on Tuesday so students have time to look over/complete these assignments to assess if they need additional help.

End of the Year Student Showcase Videos…

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!

Point person(s) for each grade level:

K- Send to your child’s respective teacher

1- Send to your child’s respective teacher

2- Mrs. Mader → Beth.mader@pennmanor.net

3- Mrs. Treier → Johanna.treier@pennmanor.net

4- Send to your child’s respective teacher

5- Mrs. O’Donnell → Emily.odonnell@pennmanor.net 

6- Mr. Kersic → Matthew.kersic@pennmanor.net 

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For your health and safety…

The health and safety of all Penn Manor students, families, and staff is the number one priority for the Penn Manor School District during this impact of Covid-19.  Due to this unwavering commitment, we are informing all elementary families that your child’s teacher will be taking inventory of items in your child’s locker and desk.  These items will be secured and stored in your child’s school until school resumes in the Fall of 2020.  Upon return to our physical buildings, your child will receive his/her property to begin the 2020-2021 school year. If there is an essential item that your child needs prior to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Mr. Malek at brian.malek@pennmanor.net.

Tips for Google Classroom!

The Penn Manor tech department has created a fantastic site to help you and your student with questions you may have during remote learning about Google Classroom. Topics include how to complete an assignment in Google Classroom, how to add an image in Classroom, and how you can hold a Google Meet on your phone or tablet.

You can find this resource by either going to the remote learning site, clicking on Tech Tips and then clicking on Google Tips. https://sites.google.com/pennmanor.net/remotelearning/elementary?authuser=0

Or you may go directly to Google Tips. https://sites.google.com/pennmanor.net/remotelearning/tech-tips/google-tips?authuser=0