I don’t know about you but I feel like this year is flying by! We are already more than halfway through October and almost done with marking period 1. Time sure is flying!
I wanted to send out a few reminders for some upcoming events. This week is “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” spirit week. A small orange sheet came home on Friday with the information but I wanted to share publicly with all families as well.
Spirit Week details:
Mon. 10/22– Favorite Penn Manor shirt/jersey (or wear blue/gold) *district teamwork*
Tues. 10/23– “Scrabble”- attach a letter to your shirt. Can you find other students and make some robust vocabulary? *literacy teamwork*T
Wed. 10/24– PJ Day- Teamwork makes the DREAM work! *school-wide teamwork*
Thurs. 10/25- Favorite sports jersey/team *sports teamwork*
Fri. 10/26– Penn Manor District Wide “PINK OUT’! *district teamwork*
Thank you all for returning your forms for conference requests. As you already know, the 1st marking period is coming to a close at the end of the month. We will be sending home your conference time slips on Monday, 10/22. They will give you the specific dates and times of your conferences. Please sign and return your slip or contact me with any concerns you may have.
Just a reminder that all assessments that are completed in Mrs. Loreto’s room are always able to be corrected and returned with a signature for 1/2 credit. Many students take advantage of this, regularly. There are some students that could benefit from this but have not yet taken advantage of this opportunity.
We will be wrapping up with Spelling for the marking period after lesson 8. We will start it back up in marking period 2 with lesson 9. I wanted to make families aware, for when your child comes home and tells you there is not a spelling packet for 2 weeks. This is true!
Students were also offered a super speller list this week for the first time this year. After taking the lesson 8 spelling pretest, if a student earned 3 or less incorrect, they had the opportunity to try the super speller list. This week I encouraged them all to try the list even if it looked too difficult. It is a completely different set of words with the regular challenge words built in, and different packet to complete. This will be done on a weekly basis with each new list. Once a student is on the super speller list, it doesn’t mean they are stuck there. It’s only for that week. Also, there are no super speller lists on the review weeks (lesson 10, 15, 20, 25, 30).
The packet is still due on Friday, 10/26 and they will complete the test then as well. Way to go to the students that took on this challenge!
10/22-10/26- Bus Driver Appreciation Week!
10/22-10/26- Teamwork Spirit Week at CM! (see daily themes above)
Sun. 10/28- Designer Bag Bingo at Manor Church!
Fri. 11/2- No school for students! (K-12 In-Service day)
Wed. 11/7- 1:30 Dismissal (Conference day!) *papers coming home Monday!
Thurs. 11/8- 1:30 Dismissal (
Fri. 11/9- 1:30 Dismissal
Wed. 11.21- 1:30 Dismissal
Thurs. 11/22- Happy Thanksgiving! (enjoy your break!)
Fri. 11/23 & Mon. 11/26- No School! (Fall break)
This month (October) we are working with the character education theme of Teamwork.
Hopefully, you are all getting the Remind texts that you’ve signed up for. Please let me know if you are not receiving or there is a problem with this feature. I use it most every day to communicate homework and simple reminders. This information should be in your child’s planner as well, but this is just a way to double up on sharing information.