Monthly Archives: February 2020

Week of March 2, 2020

Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter

*Central Manor will be celebrating “March Gladness” with some special activities throughout the month. Stay tuned to the “Special Reminders” for upcoming dates.

*There are a LOT of graded assignments, tests and quizzes coming home in brown folders on Monday.

*Last week’s spelling list was a challenging one. I continue to encourage students to study a few words each night to build good study skills. Thank you for your support!

Special Reminders:

*Monday – School-wide “Readcess” in honor of Dr. Suess’s birthday

*Friday – Cozy Up with a good book and wear PJs. Students can also bring a small flashlight.

*Friday – Spelling Test

*Friday – Spring Picture Day (only for those who order pictures)

*Friday – PTO Movie Night at CM (Doors open at 5:30 and the movie begins at 6:00)

Looking Ahead…

*Monday, March 9 – PTO Meeting (6:30 in the CM Library)

*Friday, March 13 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Wednesday, March 25 – School Wide Art Show from 6-8 PM at CM! Your child’s artwork will be on display, AND this is also the pick up night for Gertrude Hawk candy if you placed an order!

*Friday, March 27 – Weather Make-Up Day

*Sunday, March 29 – Grandparent/Special Friend Bingo is back! Doors open at 3:30, Bingo begins at 4:00. Admission is free, however extra cards, concession items and raffle tickets are available for purchase.

*April 9 – Weather Make-Up Day

*April 10 – No School

*April 13 – Weather Make-Up Day

*Monday, April 20 – PSSA ELA Testing in the morning

*Tuesday, April 21 – PSSA ELA Testing in the morning

*Wednesday, April 22 – PSSA ELA Testing in the morning

*Friday, April 24 – 12:10 Early Dismissal

*Monday, April 27 – PSSA Math Testing in the morning

*Tuesday, April 28 – PSSA Math Testing in the morning

*Wednesday, April 29 – PSSA Science Testing in the morning

*Thursday, April 30 – PSSA Science Testing in the morning

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA): We will begin a unit on author’s claim this week. This unit will have us reading various passages and articles and highlighting the evidence that author’s provide when making a claim.

Math: We will take our test on Customary Units of Measurement this week. Our next unit on Metric Units of Measurement is a short one!

Science: We will be building circuits this week.

Week of Feb. 24, 2020

Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter

*It was fun to see so many of the kids dressed up on Friday for Penn Manor’s “Kids At Work Day!” We also spent some time this week on a computer program, Xello, that had students discovering their interests and skills.

*New spelling lists were handed out on Friday. The test is scheduled for Friday.

*Please note the April 24th early dismissal time below. This is a time change from our typical early dismissal times!

*PTO has a lot of special things happening! Please be sure to see the dates listed below and feel free to visit the PTO Facebook page for more information. PTO is also looking for volunteers and donations for some upcoming events if you are able to help!

Special Reminders:

*Friday – Spelling Test

*Friday – February Reading Logs due! (240 minutes)

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, March 6 – PTO Movie Night at CM (Doors open at 5:30 and the movie begins at 6:00)

*Monday, March 9 – PTO Meeting (6:30 in the CM Library)

*Friday, March 13 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Wednesday, March 25 – School Wide Art Show from 6-8 PM at CM! Your child’s artwork will be on display, AND this is also the pick up night for Gertrude Hawk candy if you placed an order!

*Sunday, March 29 – Grandparent/Special Friend Bingo is back! Doors open at 3:30, Bingo begins at 4:00. Admission is free, however extra cards, concession items and raffle tickets are available for purchase.

*Friday, March 27 – Weather Make-up Day

*Monday, April 20 – PSSA ELA Testing in the morning

*Tuesday, April 21 – PSSA ELA Testing in the morning

*Wednesday, April 22 – PSSA ELA Testing in the morning

*Friday, April 24 – 12:10 Early Dismissal

*Monday, April 27 – PSSA Math Testing in the morning

*Tuesday, April 28 – PSSA Math Testing in the morning

*Wednesday, April 29 – PSSA Science Testing in the morning

*Thursday, April 30 – PSSA Science Testing in the morning

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA): We will read a high interest story, “Firestorm” and take our Unit 4 Assessment this week. These kids surprise me daily with how they continue to grow as writers this year. When I stop to think about the fact that these 4th graders are producing such top quality Two Column Notes and five-paragraph essays, it’s simply AMAZING!

Math: We will continue our unit on Customary Units of Measurement this week. We will spend time converting units of measurement, work on problem solving and explore elapsed time. If you happen to be doing something with measurement and/or time, please consider including your child in on the math! This is a huge help for learning real world connections. Also, we are making a “Units of Measurement” Museum. If you happen to have some empty containers, we would love to have them. This is a “Clip Up” for your child!

Science: We will be studying energy this week!

Week of Feb. 17, 2020

Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter

*We had a fun day celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday! Thank you for all of the treats and cards! We had so many smiles!

*For scheduling purposes, I’ve listed the PSSA dates below. 4th grade students take the ELA, Math and Science PSSAs.

*Just a reminder that there is no spelling this week. New spelling lists will come home on Friday.

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Presidents’ Day (No School)

*Friday – Kids At Work Day

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, February 28 – February Reading Logs due! (240 minutes)

*Friday, March 6 – PTO Movie Night at CM

*Monday, March 9 – PTO Meeting (6:30 in the CM Library)

*Friday, March 13 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Wednesday, March 25 – School Wide Art Show from 6-8 PM at CM! Your child’s artwork will be on display!

*Friday, March 27 – Weather Make-up Day

*Monday, April 20 – PSSA ELA Testing in the morning

*Tuesday, April 21 – PSSA ELA Testing in the morning

*Wednesday, April 22 – PSSA ELA Testing in the morning

*Monday, April 27 – PSSA Math Testing in the morning

*Tuesday, April 28 – PSSA Math Testing in the morning

*Wednesday, April 29 – PSSA Science Testing in the morning

*Thursday, April 30 – PSSA Science Testing in the morning

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA): We will continue to practice drawing conclusions and respond to a TDA prompt this week. We’ll also spend time learning more about contractions.

Math: Chapter 10 Math Tests will come home in brown folders. They were outstanding! Our new unit focuses on customary units of measurement.

Science: We will be studying magnets this week!

Week of Feb. 10, 2020

Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter

*Our class will be exchanging valentines on Friday. If your child is choosing to exchange valentines, we have 25 students in our class. If your child chooses some sort of valentines with candy or some sort of snack, please be sure to send the store bought package information so that we have the ingredient list. Thank you!

Special Reminders:

*Friday – Spelling Test (No new list will be given for the following week, we will be taking a break from spelling that week.)

*Friday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day Exchange

Looking Ahead…

*Monday, February 17 – Presidents’ Day (No School)

*Monday, February 19 – Central Manor Career Day

*Tuesday, February 25 – Kids at Work Day

*Friday, February 28 – February Reading Logs due! (240 minutes)

*Friday, March 6 – PTO Movie Night at CM

*Monday, March 9 – PTO Meeting (6:30 in the CM Library)

*Friday, March 13 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Wednesday, March 25 – School Wide Art Show from 6-8 PM at CM! Your child’s artwork will be on display!

*Friday, March 27 – Weather Make-up Day

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA): This week, we’ll spend time digging deeper into learning about and practicing how good readers draw conclusions and make inferences as they read. We will be reading a few high interest picture books and stories that will help us practice these important reading skills.

Math: We will take our test on decimals at the end of the week. Students will be comparing tenths and hundredths, working on problem solving with decimals and practicing spiral review skills during station rotations. Homework is such an important piece of maintaining mastery of skills. If you are able to look over your child’s homework each night, that would be fantastic. Thank you for your support!

Social Studies: We will be learning about natural resources and renewable/non-renewable resources.