Upcoming Dates

Hello 2D Families!! I am looking forward to meeting you next week at Open House! I wanted to share a few important dates and schedule changes with you…

Mark your calendars:

  • August 28: Meet the Teacher Open House 4:00-6:00 PM
  • August 29 : Early Dismissal 1:30 PM
  • August 30 : No School
  • September 2: No School, Labor Day
  • September 27: Early dismissal 1:30 PM

PM Food Service & Meal Assistance

August 2019

School is right around the corner. It’s not too early to start getting ready. You and your family may be eligible under a federal program for Child Nutrition: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cnp/fr-032019

Research has shown that good nutrition has a positive impact on a child’s ability to focus and learn. It is important that we provide a nurturing environment for each child, so that individual success as a student can be maximized.  We would encourage you to review the links below and submit an application.  Even kindergarten students can qualify for meals; which is certainly helpful if you plan to send them to breakfast or for the days when they have a chance to eat lunch at school with the older students.  Please contact Brian Malek for more details.  All information is confidential.  Many families are unaware that they qualify for this meal assistance program. 

Eligibility for 2019-20

Online application

PM Food Services

CM Picnic Postponed until June 3rd

Our great PTO has been put in a tough spot today – with the high probability of thunderstorms and possible flash flooding for this evening – they are having vendors cancel.   We are going to do a rain date for Monday, June 3rd.  Same time, same place.   PTO is doing the best they can to carry over as many activities and events as possible for the new date.

Quick Updates

Friday’s lunch is Pizza!

Reading calendars are due on Friday! Please total your child’s minutes and write that amount at the bottom of the calendar. Thank you!!!

School picnic is on Thursday from 5:30-7:30.

We will be “Visiting the Garden” tomorrow instead of today. We will be doing our “Nature walk” today!

Please start looking for any books around your house that may belong to our classroom. We would love for the children next year to enjoy them!

We are sooooooooo close to third grade!!

Electronic Day-5/29

Hi!

I hope you had a chance to see the half orange paper that went home last night! We have filled our gem jar and have voted on ELECTRONIC DAY! Children are allowed to bring in an electronic on WEDNESDAY, 5/29. Please sign that paper or your child will not be allowed to bring in an electronic that day.

Thank you for understanding! I hope everyone has a GREAT Memorial Day Weekend! 🙂 We’re almost there!

Mrs. DeLong

Hello 2D Families!! The week ahead is such an exciting one!

Tomorrow is our field trip and we are VERY eager! Most friends had papers come back indicating that he/she will be bringing their own bagged lunch. Everything must be disposable and no glass please. If you indicated that your child will be buying a packed lunch from the cafeteria, I will have it ready in the morning. If possible, could your child please try to wear a red shirt. Each class has its own color which will make it easier for teachers and chaperones to know where our kids are at all times. We will be doing a lot of walking so wearing sneakers is recommended! Please do not send money as it will not be necessary. I am really looking forward to the day!! Your child will also be coming home with an information sheet with these details today.

Since it is “O” day, we are OVER HOMEWORK! There will be no more required math homework or spelling lists, but DO KEEP READING for the calendar. We will continue to do our reading calendars and work to meet our reading goals. Also, please check your child’s folder today for the Book Sharing assignment as well as a Collection Project (this one is optional).

Wednesday is Olympic Day! Please apply sunscreen ahead of time at home and have your child bring a plastic water bottle to school. Mr. Binkley has also asked that our class try to wear orange that day.

Since Olympic Day is now Wednesday, we can no longer wear our pajamas that day so….Thursday will be wear pajamas, bring a quilt (towel), and read outside day all in one!

Whew….must be May! So much going on! Please contact me with any questions!

Week of 5/13

Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day! You probably heard about our camping day on Friday – the students had a wonderful time! I will be posting some pictures on Seesaw later today of our transformed classroom 🙂

A letter from Mr. Malek and Mrs. Transue went home on Friday regarding Mrs. DeLong’s expected return on Monday, May 20th. This Friday, May 17th, will be my last day at Central Manor. I’m sad to be leaving your amazing second graders, but excited for them to be back with Mrs. DeLong! I have had a wonderful two months with them! Thank you for all of your support during the transition!

Our Olympic Day is tomorrow, and our class color to wear is orange! We will also have our book exchange tomorrow, even though it will be day A. We will be back to our normal schedule this week with our spelling test on Friday.

In the month of April, our class read 9,473 minutes! That’s awesome!!! 144 more minutes than March 🙂 Keep on reading every night, second graders!!

Looking ahead…

*May 13 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 in the CM Library

*May 14 – Olympic Day for 2nd grade in the morning

*May 21 – 2nd Grade Field Trip

*May 24 – We ARE in school today! This is a snow make-up day!

*May 27 – No School

*May 30 – School Picnic from 5:30-7:30

*June 5 – Last Day of School

Thank you again for all of your help the past two months! It has been a pleasure working with you and your wonderful second graders!! 🙂

Week of 5/6

Happy Monday! I can’t believe we’re in May already! The ABC Countdown started off well and we have more fun activities this week! Each day’s activities can be found on the calendar I sent home.

We will not have our spelling test this week due to the early dismissal on Friday, but will have it next Friday (5/17) instead.

Looking ahead with some important dates…

*May 10 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*May 13 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 in the CM Library

*May 14 – Olympic Day for 2nd grade in the morning

*May 21 – 2nd Grade Field Trip

*May 24 – We ARE in school today! This is a snow make-up day!

*May 27 – No School

*May 30 – School Picnic from 5:30-7:30

*June 5 – Last Day of School

Week of 4/29

Penn Manor Blogs have been experiencing a glitch with blog email notifications for the past couple of weeks. Although I have been posting, you have not been getting notifications. Hopefully we are back in business!

If you have not signed our field trip permission form yet, please send that back to school with your second grader as soon as possible!

Reading calendars are due Wednesday, May 1! If your second grader comes to school on Wednesday with the minutes totaled in adult handwriting, he/she will get a blue start!

Has your second grader told you about the ABC Countdown? Look for the calendar in his/her homework folder, it starts tomorrow! All activities are optional and some require to bring things from home. This week’s events are:

Tuesday- (A) Bring a stuffed animal to school

Wednesday- (BBring and Tell Day (Bring in one show and tell item to share)

Thursday- (CCrazy Hair Day

Friday- (DDoodle and Draw Day (We will take some doodle and draw breaks during the day!)

Looking ahead with some important dates…

*May 10 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*May 13 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 in the CM Library

*May 14 – Olympic Day for 2nd grade in the morning

*May 21 – 2nd Grade Field Trip

*May 24 – We ARE in school today! This is a snow make-up day!

*May 27 – No School

*May 30 – School Picnic from 5:30-7:30

*June 5 – Last Day of School