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Two Quick Updates

Hello 4P Families ! I have set up a Google Meet for our class on Tuesday, April 14th at 1:00 PM. THIS IS OPTIONAL! I am hoping that many are able to join us to say hello. I’ve emailed the students through their school email accounts to provide them with details for how to join our meet. Thank you for your support in helping your child to check his/her school email.

Also, I love all of the student work that I’m receiving. I need your help in reminding your child that all work can be accessed from and completed in our Google Classroom. Students should check Google Classroom each school day! Thank you again for your support!

Week of April 13, 2020

Hi Everyone! I hope that you are all doing well! I’m still missing seeing you and your smiles each day! As you know from the Penn Manor communication that has been sent out, things start to change a bit the week of April 13th. I wanted to take the time to outline some of these changes for you. Please don’t hesitate to email with any questions. I’m here to help!

*New Curriculum Information – Beginning Monday, April 13, ALL students are expected to complete the posted activities, they are no longer optional. Students can work at their own pace on the various activities throughout the week of April 13th. As a guideline, students should spend somewhere between 60 – 90 minutes a day on these activities (They vary in length of completion). Completed work will be recorded in Sapphire as “Received” throughout the week. New assignments will be posted each week.

*Google Classroom – Students will see all of the same activities that are listed on this link (new expected activities will be posted on Monday, April 13th) in our Google Classroom. I’m encouraging students to complete the posted assignments within our Google Classroom, so that I can respond to student work right on each assignment and so that it is easier to track and record all student work. Students will need to go to the heading “Classwork” and then find the topic titled “Week of April 13th”. Each assignment will be posted as an individual assignment under that topic and will include a set of directions for how to complete each one. Students do need to click the blue button (top right corner) of each assignment in order for me to receive each one.

*Office Hours -I will have office hours beginning Monday from 9 AM – 10 AM each day, Monday through Friday. I will also respond to emails/work throughout regular school day hours too. Again, I am here to help!

*Student Email Accounts – Parents, if you are able, would you please help your child check his/her school email account? These can be accessed through the icon that looks like a waffle on the top right.

*Blog Updates – Finally, if you haven’t subscribed to my blog (Mrs. Piatt’s Blog) and the Central Manor Blog, you may want to consider doing so. This is an easy way to stay connected. Thank you!

*Thank you – I cannot thank you enough for ALL that you are doing and have done all school year long. I am here to help us finish the year strong in this new way of teaching and learning. Penn Manor, Central Manor and I are here for you and your family! Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions and/or concerns. I will continue to do my best to meet your child’s academic needs and interests for the remainder of the school year!

Friday Update

Hi 4P Families,

It has been great to hear from so many of you this week! I’m thrilled to see that so many students are taking advantage of the activities that are posted on the 4th grade Online Opportunities link found on the Penn Manor website! The projects have been fantastic! I love seeing the creativity that so many of you are putting into your work, and I love reading your letters!

I’m responding to all student work that is sent to me either on the document itself and/or via email. Parents, if you are able, would you please help your child check his/her school email account? These can be accessed through the icon that looks like a waffle on the top right. Students can also go into our Google Classroom for updates.

If you haven’t done so already, you may want to consider subscribing to the Central Manor Blog. Additionally, report cards will be posted on Sapphire, so if you need a Sapphire account in order to access your child’s report card, you will find information on how to get an account on the Central Manor blog.

Please know that I, and the rest of the Central Manor and Penn Manor school families, are here to support you! Please don’t hesitate to email with any questions and/or concerns and please keep sending the projects, letters and activities that you are completing at home! These things make me continue to feel so proud of YOU! I miss you all and hope that you are doing well!

🙂 Mrs. Piatt

Some Updates…

****Hi Everyone! I miss you all so, so much and continue to think of you each day! I hope that you are doing well! If you are looking for some fun learning opportunities, below you will find some information and the link regarding these optional activities.

****Penn Manor educators have developed continuity of education plans to help students continue learning from home while our schools are closed. 

Here is a link to the resources.

These are optional, ungraded learning activities that students can complete from home. The resources have been developed to meet a variety of students’ needs and may not be the same across our school district. 

Teachers will be accessible to students and parents and will respond to any questions about the learning activities in a timely manner.

Currently, schools are scheduled to reopen April 9, but that date may change depending on Governor Wolf’s orders.

Thank you for your support of your child’s education in this challenging time.

****Finally, be sure to check out the Central Manor blog for our CM song and new video that was made for Central Manor families!


Hi Everyone!

Hello Families!

I miss you all SO much and have been thinking of each and every one of you! I miss your stories, smiles and YOU! Thank you for your patience as we are figuring things out for school.

We are looking forward to returning back to some sense of “normalcy” and offering some online resources soon.  To be honest, at this time we do not know what this will look like.  The district’s teachers will be receiving training for the remainder of this week. The one thing we need to know right now is whether or not you have internet access.  It would be greatly appreciated if you can please email me to let me know. My email address is heather.piatt@pennmanor.net

Please know that this venture is new for all of us.  We appreciate your grace and patience in advance!!

Week of March 11, 2020

Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter

*If you are able to donate something for our classroom, we are in need of disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and tissues. Thank you so much!

*I want to take a minute to say how proud I am of the progress that our class is making this year! Thank you for your support in helping me to keep our momentum going…great things are happening each day and I can’t wait to see where these kids go for the remainder of the school year! Thank you for your ongoing support so that we can finish the year strong!

Special Reminders:

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

*Friday – Spelling Test (No new list will be given out for the following week.)

*Friday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, March 20th – End of the 3rd Marking Period

*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): The students are doing a fantastic job with analyzing author’s claims. We will take our Unit 5 assessment later in the week.

Math: Please be sure to take a look at your child’s Chapter 11 math test. This test had a lot of challenging multi-step problems on it and the kids did an amazing job! Our Metric Unit is a short one. We will take a test later this week.

Science: We will be working on an electricity project this week!

Quick Update

Just a few quick updates and reminders…

*Due to spring pictures on Friday, our “Cozy Up with a good book” and wear PJs school spirit day has been rescheduled for tomorrow.

*Spelling Test on Friday

*Spring pictures are Friday (for those who have ordered them)

*If you are able to make a donation to our class, we are running low on tissues and hand sanitizer. Thank you so much!

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!