Kids at Work Day

Mark your calendars for February 22nd!

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, the Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Friday, February 22nd students are invited to wear clothing that represents careers they may be interested in exploring as an adult. Adults in the building are encouraged to wear college/military/post secondary clothing.

I can’t wait to see what our students come to school dressed as! 🙂

REMINDER: There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 18th in observance of President’s Day. Have another great, long weekend!

Happy Friday!

What started out feeling like it was going to be a long week, turned out to be a very short week here at school! I hope you are all staying warm 🙂 Some important dates:

TODAY – Report cards are coming home! Please sign the envelope and send it back to school.

February 8 – Wear your favorite sports jersey to school

February 14 – We will have a Valentine Exchange on February 14th. A list of students will be sent home today. My only rule is that if your child participates in the exchange, he/she MUST bring a Valentine for every member of the class.

February 15 – School is now in session

February 18 – NO SCHOOL (Presidents Day)

Important Dates

Happy Friday! Here are some important dates to remember in the coming weeks. Please touch base anytime with questions and concerns 🙂

February 1st – Wear Red AND Report cards will come home. Please sign the envelope and return it to school.

February 8th – Wear your favorite sports team jersey!

March 4th – Human Growth and Development Lessons – An informational paper was sent home yesterday. There is no permission slip for this lesson but if you do NOT want your child to participate, please contact Lisa Heisler, the school nurse.



We had a great week in 6th grade.  We are working on fun Holiday packets for writing, we performed “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” for our 2nd grade buddies in Mrs. Hoke’s class and our band and chorus had a fantastic concert on Wednesday night!    We also began our next reading unit…..A Spy Unit!

Next week we have several holiday activities planned.  Please make sure you are signing the contract allowing your child to participate.  We are looking forward to a fun (and a little bit crazy) week!  🙂

IMPORTANT:  Every student needs a can of icing to make gingerbread houses on WEDNESDAY.  Please send one in as soon as possible OR let me know if you need help, and I am happy to provide icing for students.  Thank you!!  🙂

Hambright Mitten Tree

Dear Families,
Our annual Mitten Tree will be set up in the Hambright lobby. Let’s synergize and fill our tree with mittens, hats, scarves and gloves that will be donated to families in need. All sizes from infant to adult will be accepted. Donations must be new and are due by Friday, December 21. Thank you for helping to keep Penn Manor families warm this winter!  

Early Dismissal Today

As you have heard, elementary is dismissing at 12:15 today due to the snow.  

Tomorrow (FRIDAY) is Twin Day here at Hambright.

Next week:  School is in session Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Wednesday being an early dismissal.  Students will be dismissed at 1:30pm.  

NO SCHOOL on November 22, 23, and 26th in observance  of Thanksgiving.

Enjoy your holiday!!  

Thank you!

Thank you for joining me last week in so many productive and positive conferences.  It was great chatting with all of you.  Please contact me anytime with questions and concerns!

Tomorrow we will honor our veterans by wearing red, white and blue.  Thank you to all who have served our country!  

We have a full week of school this week.  I’m looking forward to a great 5 days with your kids 🙂

Important Dates

Red Ribbon Week continues….

Wednesday – Wear RED

Thursday – Sock it to Drugs and wear crazy socks

Friday – District PINK OUT Day.  Wear pink!

Friday is also our first Hambright Family Fun Night of the year.  Come out to Hambright anytime after 5:45pm for BINGO night!  Lots of cool prizes will be up for grabs!

Next Friday, November 2nd, is a teacher in service day.  There is no school for students that day.  🙂

Please remember to return conference slips.  Let me know if you cannot make the scheduled time and we will find something that works for you.  Thank you!!

Red Ribbon Week

Hi families!  Next week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week to show that we are proud to be drug free.  Monday is “Team up against Drugs.”  Students can wear their favorite sports shirt or jersey on MONDAY.  Have a fantastic weekend!