Normally, on this day we would have a transition activity for the students to meet their next year’s teachers. Today, you are invited to a VIRTUAL Google Meet with your new 5th grade teachers, Mrs. Moyer and Mrs. Beighley! 🙂 They are so excited to meet you and begin a new adventure of learning with you next year! You are in great hands!!
Parents – check the Letort blog, https://letort.pennmanor.net/blog/, for other Google Meet times and links if needed for other siblings. To avoid confusion, I am only providing you with the one for 5th grade.
The author of Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling, has written a new book! You can read it for FREE online. New chapters will be posted every day from now until July. Also, there is a competition for students to create illustrations for the new book. Check out the website below for more information. Your parents can submit your illustrations on the website to try and get them printed in the book. Good luck! https://www.theickabog.com/en-us/home/
This summer we will be offering a Virtual Opportunity for students who will be going into 5th and 6th grade in the fall.
Students will have an initial online meeting with Mrs. Keller or Mrs. Foster in June they will join a CSFirst classroom online to receive coding instructions and access to Google’s CSFirst coding videos.
After the initial CSFirst sessions, students will be able to navigate the self-paced lessons to create fun engaging coding projects.
Thank you for your participation in our Penn Manor/Millersville University Buddy Program. Millersville students & Penn Manor families have expressed interest in continuing this program over the summer. GREAT NEWS! While there will not be the traditional, school year academics, our Millersville buddies are happy to continue with specific areas of educational need. For example: multiplication tables, spelling words, reading/writing, even telling time, are skills we can continue to work on throughout the summer. In lieu of the academic piece during the school year, are there any additional subjects, hobbies, and/or extracurriculars that you would like the Buddies to (remotely) meet about? For example: maybe a specific sport, type of art, music, video games, etc.
Please complete the form HERE to give us valuable insight as we grow the program in the future and to help us pair buddies who are wishing to continue throughout the summer.
Did you see…this program was featured in the May 20th edition of the Merchandiser/Advertiser! The article was titled, “MU Supports PM’s Transition to Online Learning.” Our Millersville students strive to share compassion and contribute to public mission while we all navigate these unchartered times. We hope that your child was able to benefit from this virtual relationship.
For many years, we have done a transition activity on the last day of school for our students and it is one that has become a tradition at Letort that we want it to continue. Since we are not able to be together for our students to meet the teachers in the next grade level, we have created a time for all students to meet the teachers and get to know the expectations of the grade level for the 2020-2021 school year.
Below is a list of the times for each grade level. I will provide the Google Meet Codes on the morning of May 29th by 8:00 AM. Please look for a blog post with that information. At your designated time ON MAY 29th, simply copy and paste the code in your browser and click join to access the meeting. Please remember the Google Meet etiquette guidelines when participating in the session (listed below). We will have a large amount of students on each Google Meet session.
Penn Manor has been implementing a meal distribution plan for students that utilizes students’ morning bus stop locations. The free, bagged meals are being delivered by school buses and include a lunch and breakfast that meet school nutritional standards. These meals are available to any PM student.
On Mondays, families receive a lunch and breakfast for two days, and on Wednesday drop-offs families receive meals for three days. The following dates are distribution dates: May 13, May 18, May 20, & May 27. There is NO distribution on May 25. May 27 will be the LAST delivery of meals for the 2019-2020 school year.
For elementary students, meals will be delivered by buses at students’ regular bus stops at times that roughly correspond with their regular school pickup times.
This school year is not following the path that we had planned, nor is it a path that we would have chosen. Yet, despite all the changes and challenges, we continue to persevere and move forward, making the most of a difficult situation and finding strength that we never knew we possessed.
We also know that we are not in this alone. We are working together as a team – parents, teachers, and administrators – to meet the academic needs of the children that are so important to all of us. Without applying for the job, you, the parents, have been assigned the added role of ‘teacher’. You were given no advanced training or preparation for what this new job demands. Yet without a single complaint, you rose to the challenge and have been working alongside your child to help them complete the weekly assignments. You are amazing in so many ways! You have shown patience, encouragement, and support as you help your child complete the online assignments. You have tackled and problem-solved an endless array of technology issues. And despite the endless demands you must deal with daily, you continue to find ways to highlight the positives and focus on the blessings.
The time, energy, and sacrifices you are making to help your child continue on with their educational path does not go unnoticed. We cannot thank you enough for all you are doing at home to guide your child(ren) through this unusual circumstance. We appreciate all you do every day; we couldn’t do this without your support. You have rightfully earned the title of SUPER HERO! Thank you for being A+ amazing!
Please click here to view a small token of our sincere appreciation. And please remember that we are here for you!
We are working on our typical “move up” day. This is when the children get to go meet their new teacher. This is usually on the last day of school or the day before the last day. We really want to be able to facilitate this event digitally this year. We are hoping this can occur on Friday, May 29th, at 10 AM. More to come.
We are working on identifying times that parents can drop off library books to the school. Beginning next week, there will be a box outside of our front door labeled library books… you can drop them off in the box and we will eventually get them back into our library.
Teachers are still working every day to connect with students either virtually or through email or phone calls. If there is anything we can help you with, please do not hesitate to reach out. We have become pretty good problem solvers over time. Thank you for your patience and your support as we navigate this new educational journey.
In honor of our lunch ladies, Mrs. Gerlach and Mrs. Brandt, who continue to serve us even now, please take time tomorrow, Friday, May 1st to show your appreciation! Wear your PM colors tomorrow and send an email, picture, video to thank our ladies for all their hard work throughout this year and every year! Send your best wishes via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.