Friday, October 23

Our November conferences will provide you with the opportunity to review your child’s progress during the first semester.  This year Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th.  While we hope that most of the conferences can be scheduled during the afternoon hours, we will have a limited number of evening appointments on Tuesday, November 24th to accommodate parents who work during the day. 

Attached to this post is a link to my calendar.  When you click on the link you will be able to see what appointment times are available and can sign up for a time that suits your schedule. Here is a helpful video on how to sign up.https://youtu.be/O7BwWFA44bI

Please remember these helpful hints:

·       Look at your calendar, select dates/times that will work best for your family.   Please remember we only host one conference, so it is very important that blended families coordinate this in advance.   

·       A g-mail account MUST be used to schedule an appointment.   If you have one, I would suggest you use that.   (Please sign up for the conference and include your child’s name in some way.)

·       If you do NOT have a g-mail account, you will NEED to use your child’s log in information to sign up for the conference.    It would be helpful if you recorded your child’s log in information somewhere.    (username=studentid#@pennmanor.net and password=this is specific to your child) 

·       After you sign up for your conference, an email confirmation will be sent to the email account of the teacher and also to the account you used to sign up.   

·       A parent tip:  If you sign up using your child’s account, please hold on to their login information, because you will need it the date/time of the conference to log back in for the google meet conference.  

·       If you are unable to sign up for a conference using your child’s computer, please contact our building secretary at 717.872-9535 to schedule your appointment. 

Learning Support- if you have a learning support student and do not have an appointment set up please contact Mrs. Fisher.  

Please sign up by Monday, November 2, 2020.

My scheduling link is below:

  Mrs. Ochs

Tuesday, October 20

WEDNESDAY’s Google Meet– both Mrs. Ochs’s Group A and Group B will join a required, combined Google Meet from 9:00 – 11:30 am. In order for both groups to be combined, we will NOT use the links in Google Classroom. Instead, right before 9:00 students should open a new tab and click on the “waffle” (the nine dots) in the top right corner of the screen. Next, they go down to “Meet” and click on that. Then they will click where it says “+ Join or start a meeting”. The meeting code we will use will be “4ochs”. So students should type the number 4 and all lowercase letters (with no space between) and click “Continue”. Make sure your microphone is muted, then they will click “Join now” but only at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Students are not to enter the Meet until they see the teacher. Partway through the Google Meet, Mrs. Ochs and Mrs. Graham will switch Meets to teach the other class their subjects. Students will then have virtual work to complete Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, October 14

  • October 23 (B group) and 27 (A group)–virtual assembly–Rainforests
  • October 23–decorated pumpkin photos are due
  • November 2 and 3 (Monday/Tuesday)–group A is in school
  • November 4 and 5 (Wednesday/Thursday–group B is in school (NO virtual Wednesday)
  • November 3–End of M.P. 1
  • November 4–virtual assembly “Agents of Safety”
  • November 6–No School (teacher in-service)

Thursday, October 8

  • B group students have their spelling test and math quiz in their envelope today:)
  • B group students have a completed chapter 2 practice test in their blue folder to look over for the test tomorrow.
  • October 9–early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • October 12–No school (Columbus Day)
  • October 23–virtual assembly–Rainforests
  • November 3–End of M.P. 1
  • November 4–virtual assembly “Agents of Safety”
  • November 6–No School (teacher in-service)

Tuesday, October 6

  • WEDNESDAY’s Google Meet– both Mrs. Ochs’s Group A and Group B will join a required, combined Google Meet from 9:00 – 11:30 am. In order for both groups to be combined, we will NOT use the links in Google Classroom. Instead, right before 9:00 students should open a new tab and click on the “waffle” (the nine dots) in the top right corner of the screen. Next, they go down to “Meet” and click on that. Then they will click where it says “+ Join or start a meeting”. The meeting code we will use will be “4ochs”. So students should type the number 4 and all lowercase letters (with no space between) and click “Continue”. Make sure your microphone is muted, then they will click “Join now” but only at 9:00 a.m sharp. Students are not to enter the Meet until they see the teacher. Partway through the Google Meet, Mrs. Ochs and Mrs. Graham will switch Meets to teach the other class their subjects. Students will then have virtual work to complete Wednesday afternoon.
  • Thursday, October 8 (B group)–picture day
  • October 9–early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • October 12–No school (Columbus Day)
  • October 23–virtual assembly–Rainforests
  • November 3–End of M.P. 1
  • November 4–virtual assembly “Agents of Safety”
  • November 6–No School (teacher in-service)

Monday, October 5

MATH (A group): students were given a class period to work on their chapter 2 practice test. If not completed, they are to finish for homework. *All problems MUST have work/strategies shown. We will correct the practice test tomorrow before taking the chapter 2 test.

  • Thursday, October 8 (B group)–picture day
  • October 9–early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • October 12–No school (Columbus Day)
  • October 23–virtual assembly–Rainforests
  • November 3–End of M.P. 1
  • November 4–virtual assembly “Agents of Safety”
  • November 6–No School (teacher in-service)

Friday, October 2

  • Group B–the corrected grammar quiz is in your child’s envelope today.
  • There are still several parents/guardians who have not signed up for our Class Dojo. An Evite was sent last Friday. Please log on so that you are aware of your child’s points and how he/she is keeping up with schoolwork and responsibilities.
  • Spelling change: due to blended learning, we are cutting our spelling list back to 10 words starting with the next lesson (week 2). We also will be having a spelling test every week (A group–Mondays (if we are off school Monday, the test will be Tuesday) and B group–Thursday). A 2-sided homework worksheet will be given to the students on test day for the following week. It will be due on test day. Students are to use this worksheet, practicing with family members, in addition to Spelling City to prepare.
  • In order to go over the weekly Social Studies and Science assignments with the students, we will post both on Wednesdays after the Google Meet. Students will not have any additional math or reading assignments that day.
  • Monday, October 5 (A group) and Thursday, October 8 (B group)–picture day
  • October 9–early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • October 12–No school (Columbus Day)
  • October 23–virtual assembly–Rainforests
  • November 3–End of M.P. 1
  • November 4–virtual assembly “Agents of Safety”
  • November 6–No School (teacher in-service)

Thursday, October 1

  • Group B–the corrected math quiz and spelling test are in your child’s envelope today.
  • If you haven’t signed up for our Class Dojo, you have been sent an evite. Please log on so that you are aware of your child’s points and how he/she is keeping up with schoolwork and responsibilities.
  • A PTO Pumpkin Contest paper was sent home yesterday with the A group and will be sent home Thursday with the B group.
  • Our first spelling test for group A is Tuesday, October 6. Students have been and should continue to use Spelling City to practice.
  • In order to go over the weekly Social Studies and Science assignments with the students, we will post both on Wednesdays after the Google Meet. Students will not have any additional math or reading assignments that day.
  • Monday, October 5 (A group) and Thursday, October 8 (B group)–picture day
  • October 9–early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • October 12–No school (Columbus Day)
  • October 23–virtual assembly–Rainforests
  • November 3–End of M.P. 1
  • November 4–virtual assembly “Agents of Safety”
  • November 6–No School (teacher in-service)

Tuesday, September 29

  • Group A–the corrected math quiz and corrected grammar quiz are in your child’s envelope today.
  • WEDNESDAY’s Google Meet– both Mrs. Ochs’s Group A and Group B will join a required, combined Google Meet from 9:00 – 11:30 am. In order for both groups to be combined, we will NOT use the links in Google Classroom. Instead, right before 9:00 students should open a new tab and click on the “waffle” (the nine dots) in the top right corner of the screen. Next, they go down to “Meet” and click on that. Then they will click where it says “+ Join or start a meeting”. The meeting code we will use will be “4ochs”. So students should type the number 4 and all lowercase letters (with no space between) and click “Continue”. Make sure your microphone is muted, then they will click “Join now” but only at 9:00 a.m sharp. Students are not to enter the Meet until they see the teacher. Partway through the Google Meet, Mrs. Ochs and Mrs. Graham will switch Meets to teach the other class their subjects. Students will then have virtual work to complete Wednesday afternoon.
  • If you haven’t signed up for our Class Dojo, you have been sent an evite. Please log on so that you are aware of your child’s points and how he/she is keeping up with schoolwork and responsibilities.
  • A PTO Pumpkin Contest paper was sent home yesterday with the A group and will be sent home Thursday with the B group.
  • Our first spelling test is Thursday, October 1, for the B group and Tuesday, October 6, for the A group. Students have been and should continue to use Spelling City to practice.
  • In order to go over the weekly Social Studies and Science assignments with the students, we will post both on Wednesdays after the Google Meet. Students will not have any additional math or reading assignments that day.
  • Monday, October 5 (A group) and Thursday, October 8 (B group)–picture day
  • October 9–early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • October 12–No school (Columbus Day)
  • October 23–virtual assembly–Rainforests
  • November 3–End of M.P. 1
  • November 4–virtual assembly “Agents of Safety”
  • November 6–No School (teacher in-service)

Monday, September 28

  • If you haven’t signed up for our Class Dojo, you have been sent an evite. Please log on so that you are aware of your child’s points and how he/she is keeping up with schoolwork and responsibilities.
  • A PTO Pumpkin Contest paper was sent home today with the A group and will be sent home Thursday with the B group.
  • Our first spelling test is Thursday, October 1, for the B group and Tuesday, October 6, for the A group. Students have been and should continue to use Spelling City to practice.
  • In order to go over the weekly Social Studies and Science assignments with the students, we will post both on Wednesdays after the Google Meet. Students will not have any additional math or reading assignments that day.
  • October 5 (A group) or 8 (B group)–picture day
  • October 9–early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • October 12–No school (Columbus Day)
  • October 23–virtual assembly–Rainforests
  • November 3–End of M.P. 1
  • November 4–virtual assembly “Agents of Safety”
  • November 6–No School (teacher in-service)