Cultural Day Coming Soon

Cultural Activity Day

                                        Cultural Activity Day

         Friday, February 15th is going to be a special afternoon to culminate our unit on cultures.  In order to expose the students to aspects of some of the cultures found here in Lancaster County, we’ll be incorporating dance, music, language, clothing, crafts, and food at various stations. 

        While children are at the food station, we’d like them to try foods that represent some of the cultures with the largest populations in our community.  We’re looking for donations of foods that are listed. If your family has another traditional food item that represents your cultural background and you want to share it with us, please let us know and we’ll be happy to include that in the sampling of different foods.

       In order to do this successfully, we need your help!  Please check out the Sign Up Genius to see what is needed:

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Upcoming Important Dates

Mark your calendars! Here are some important events that are coming up. Be sure to make a note so as not to forget them 🙂

Friday, February 1st – Wear RED in support of the American Heart Association

Friday, February 1st – Report Cards will be sent home. Please be on the lookout as I will need you to sign the report card envelope as well as make any comments on the comment sheet if necessary and return the envelope with your child to school.

Friday, February 1st – PTO Movie Night: PTO will be showing the movie Smallfoot beginning at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, February 5th – Kdg. Information Night at Hambright 6:15 to 8:15 (2/6 is the snowdate)

Friday, February 8th- Freaky Friday – Kids dress as adults and adults dress as kids. This is to help promote the high school’s spring musical 🙂

Friday, February 22, 2019 – Kids At Work Day:
As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, the Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.
On Friday, February 22, students are invited to wear clothing that represents careers they may be interested in exploring as an adult.
Our hope is that Kids at Work Day is a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.

Tuesday, February 26th – Spring picture day

Friday, March 1st – Early Dismissal

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Belated Pictures

Just realized that I never shared these pictures from making our fruit salad before Winter Break. The students had an excellent time helping to prepare the fruit salad as much as they enjoyed eating it. Thank you to the parents that came in to help make this activity a success!

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Check this out…

I just added the following website to our class Moodle page. It has a TON of questions that you can use to practice the skills that we have already learned in third grade as well as the skills we are currently working on 🙂 Happy practicing!!!

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Cookies and Conversation

To celebrate the students’ hard work, we would like to give them time to decorate cookies while enjoying some conversation with their classmates.  In order for this to be a success, we need your help.  We appreciate any donations that you are willing and able to provide.  Click the link below to be taken to the SignUp Genius form. Please send all donations to school by Wednesday, Dec 19th. Thank you for your generosity!!! 

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“Sharing Makes Us All Richer”

Calling all fruits! Students have read the folktale Stone Soup. We have discussed how to find the central message of a story. A central message is the moral or life lesson the author wants the reader to learn. In this story, monks visit a village that has been through hard times and teach the villagers how to make soup from stones. The villagers learn that sharing with one another creates more for all, leading to the moral that sharing makes everyone richer. As a culminating activity, we’d like to make a friendship fruit salad. Please consider sending ONE piece of fruit ( banana, one small bunch of grapes, one apple, etc.) to school with your child on Thursday, December 13th. PLEASE NOTE: Due to an allergy, we cannot have strawberries as part of our fruit salad. 

The students will help cut up the fruits and combine them to create a fruit salad to model the lesson that sharing makes everyone richer. Look for the paper in your child’s folder that is coming home today that you can use to communicate with me as to which type of fruit you would be willing to help contribute.

In addition, I will need a few volunteers to help with preparation and clean up on Thursday, December 13th. If you have submitted clearance paperwork to the district and are interested in helping, please indicate that on your child’s paper, so I can be sure to email you with the specific details. Thank you so much for supporting your child’s education 🙂

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Reminders and Requests

Just a reminder that this evening is the PTO’s Santa Shop from 6-8pm.

Also, our classroom could use more tissues and dry erase markers. If you have any that you would be willing to donate, we would be VERY grateful! 🙂

We are still in need of some lightbulbs for an activity that we would like to begin toward the end of next week. If you have any regular sized lightbulbs (they do not need to work!), please send them in with your child. Thank you so much!!!

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Sub Sale Pick Up- Wednesday 11/14

If you sold subs for our fall fundraiser, you can pick those up at the Conestoga Fire House on Wednesday, starting at 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Thank you!

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Reminders for next week…

We have book exchange on Tuesday, so please be sure your child has their library books for that day.

Early Dismissals – Wednesday 11/7, Thursday 11/8, and Friday 11/9. Students are dismissed at 1:30pm.

This week the PTO is holding the Scholastic Book Fair. 

Book Fair Hours:

Tuesday, 11/6 – 9am-3pm

Wednesday, 11/7 – 9am-7pm

Thursday, 11/8 – 9am – 3pm

Please Note:

The book fair WILL be open Wednesday evening during conferences so you can bring your child to shop with them. If your child brings money to school with them, they will be permitted to visit the Book Fair and shop for books with the help of a PTO book fair volunteer. Students who do not bring in money, will not be “window shopping”.  Please place your child’s book fair money in an envelope or baggie marked with their name.  If you would like your child to purchase a specific book or item, please tuck a note in with the money. 

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Field Trip Fun

Check out these fun field trip pictures. We had a great day! Thank you to the parents that chaperoned and our PTO for helping to fund the trip!!

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