In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the items listed below at each school throughout the district. If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity! We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th.
Kindergarten – toothbrushes
1st grade – toothpaste
2nd grade – bars of soap
3rd grade – combs/brushes
4th grade- bottle of shampoo
5th grade – bottle of conditioner
6th grade – deodorant
7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)
High school – NEW drawstring bag
If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th. Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts.”
Just a reminder that we do not have school tomorrow but starting Monday, November 9th all students will return to school. We are looking forward to seeing everyone. Most of the procedures we set up this year will remain the same except that we will have 3 students to a table at lunch and all our masks breaks will be outside. We will continue to socially distance, wash our hands, and wear our masks.
Our specials will be changing on Monday to music class for 1 Miller, 2 Brooks, 3 Fellenbaum, 4 Graham, 5 Eckroat, and 6 Mattern and physical education for 1 Zurn, 2 Garpstas, 3 Lovett, 4 Ochs, 5 Thompson, and 6 Schettler. Please remember to have your children dress to go outside. Our physical education classes are outside as well as masks breaks and recess.
To celebrate all of our Conestoga Elementary family being together we are going to have a Spirit Day next Friday. Please encourage your child to dress in blue and gold on that day. Have a great weekend!
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The students (and myself!) have been working hard to get back into the swing of things during the past two days. I am so PROUD of the students and their efforts. We have talked about two very important things: do NOT stress and we will learn and work together as a TEAM. The students and I have talked and shared ideas for how we can make Team Fellenbaum the best it can be.
Parents, Team Fellenbaum includes you, too. In order to help the students and myself, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via ClassDojo. If you haven’t connected to our class on ClassDojo yet, you can do so by clicking this link: https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CCV4N7K. Thank you for your support as we continue to work hard to make this a GREAT year!
As you know, things are changing rapidly during this challenging time. I will do my best to keep you informed when changes and/or updates are made. Your patience and understanding are appreciated as we navigate hurdles presented by the pandemic. Here are two very IMPORTANT UPDATES that recently came out after my welcome brochures were printed and sent:
First, I realized that I neglected to list a face mask under materials needed for the school year in the brochure. Please be sure your child has a clean face mask each day.
Second, information about which group students are in for our blended reopening plan can be found in your child’s Sapphire account. If you need help accessing your account and/or setting this up, you can email our secretary, Carol Ragland (email@example.com). Along with letting you know whether your child is in Group A or Group B, there have also been modifications to the schedule for the first two weeks of school as follows:
Due to the Labor Day holiday, modifications to the Blended Learning schedule will be made for the first two weeks of school: Week of August 31, 2020: Group A will attend school on Monday (8/31/20) and Wednesday (9/2/20). Group B will attend school on Tuesday (9/1/20) and Thursday (9/3/20). NOTE: Thursday (9/3/20) is an early dismissal day. Secondary schools will be dismissed at 12:30PM and elementary schools will be dismissed at 1:30PM. Week of September 7, 2020: Group A will attend school on Tuesday (9/8/20) and Wednesday (9/9/20). Group B will attend school on Thursday (9/10/20) and Friday (9/11/20). The normal blended schedule will resume the week of September 14, 2020.
Can you believe the start of another school year is just THREE weeks away?! Welcome letters are being put into the mail this week. I’m excited to get to work with a new group of third-graders this year! We will be talking a lot about GRIT and RESILIENCE, now more than ever, as we dive into another year of learning. Enjoy your last few weeks of summer! Here is a copy of the welcome letter in case you just CAN’T wait!
For those of you that ride the bus, you know that the teachers stand along the sidewalk to do the wave as the buses depart on the last day. Well, we figured out a way to continue this Conestoga tradition! Enjoy this video and do the wave along with us as we get ready to head into summer break. 🙂