More Pictures from Friends

bunny
Ellie has been enjoying getting to know her rescue bunny, Coal. He came all the way from VA! 
puzzle
Chloe worked hard on this puzzle!! Great job, Chloe!
hiking
Leah has been having a lot of outdoor fun with her family. We have hiked at several locations on warmer, sunny days.
Anna enjoying extra baby snuggles!
board games
Natalie created board games for her and her family to play together!
book
Natalie has been reading, reading, and more reading! She’s currently reading Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.
swing
Natalie swinging in her backyard!
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Student learning resources will be available on Monday, March 30th

Penn Manor educators have developed continuity of education plans to help students continue learning from home while our schools are closed. 

Currently, schools are scheduled to reopen April 9, but that date may change depending on Governor Wolf’s orders.

We plan to roll out these learning activities, by grade level and subject, beginning at noon Monday, March 30. Please check back for a link to these resources.

These are optional, ungraded learning activities that students can complete from home. The resources have been developed to meet a variety of students’ needs and may not be the same across our school district. 

Beginning Monday, March 30, teachers will be accessible to students and parents and will respond to any questions about the learning activities in a timely manner.

Please check back on Monday. Thank you!

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What have your classmates been up to?

I hope these pictures brighten your day as much as they do for me! Keep them coming! Here’s what your friends have been up to during this past week.

alpaca
Daisy spent some time on her grandparent’s farm that has alpacas. How fun!!
vision
Annie created the coolest vision board! What a great idea!
pug
Logan is enjoying quality time with her pug, Chewie!
water
Regan has enjoyed this beautiful weather and spent lots of time outdoors!
art
Regan and Maggie exploring their inner artist!
tire swing
Travis loves the tire swing! But, you’ll see in the next picture, he had a small accident. Don’t worry! He’s doing great!
garden
Travis not letting his dislocated elbow get in the way of his gardening!
flowers
Sebastian taking a walk with the dog and watching for these early signs of spring!
cat
Pierson spending some quality time with his cat.
studies
Pierson working from home, like many of us!

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You’ll Hear From Us Soon! :)

Over the next few days, Letort teachers will be reaching out to our families via telephone! We miss all of you and are making important phone contacts in an effort to move forward with some learning resources being made available for your child. If you receive a blocked call (unknown caller or caller id blocked), you may want to answer the phone this time! We are hoping to reach as many families as possible! Thank you for your help! We miss you all and hope you are doing well!

school calling

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Letort Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks- Due to the extension of the state-wide school closure, we are extending the yearbook orders due date. We will now be accepting yearbook orders and money until Friday, April 17th. You can mail your order and money to…

Dana Cook

129 Spring Meadow Lane

Washington Boro, PA 17582

Any questions please email or call/text me at danacook24@yahoo.com or 717-381-1982

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What has Mr. Rasmus been up to?

Mr. Rasmus spent a few days over the weekend at his friend’s cabin, enjoying the beautiful weather and “self-isolating” in nature. One of the pictures is him sitting by the fire with my “old friend” Louis, reading and enjoying the beautiful, peaceful day. Being the space lover he is, he’s taken some time to gaze at the Milky Way and Mars. He captured a great picture of this. Sadly, other than a couple of hours Saturday night, it was cloudy all weekend, so he didn’t get much chance to see the stars while he was at the cabin. He’s hoping to see everyone soon!

fire
cabin
milky way
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Monday Updates

Happy Monday! I don’t know about you, but I’m beginning to lose track of the days with being home so much! I’ve already had some students send pictures. Be sure to check back with a post of some of them! This post is a few updates from the Letort Blog page.

In this time of uncertainty, it’s clear that Penn Manor has an amazing community. Let’s show our PM pride by wearing blue and gold or other Penn Manor attire on Wednesday, March 25. Share your photos with the #PMProud tagline via Twitter, Facebook, or any social media account.

Letort rocks! Some of our specialists have created videos to share with you! They surely put a smile on my face. I hope they do the same for you!

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Superheroes, send me pictures!

Happy Spring! Boy, do I miss you all!! I miss your smiles, laughs, jokes, and most of all YOU – ALL 36 of YOU! To help us connect through these weeks, feel free to send me pictures of how you’ve been keeping busy or just send me a note of how you are doing to my email, danielle.gwyn@pennmanor.net! With your permission, I will put the pictures or notes on the blog for others to connect with you at this time. Thanks to Mrs. Braun for this great idea! I also plan to put some videos of a few read alouds I’ve done with my kids within the next week. Below are some pictures of how my family and I have been keeping busy. We’ve enjoyed this spring weather by taking lots of walks, had bubble wars, and best of all NAPS! Continue to enjoy this unexpected family time! I MISS YOU!

Hiking in the woods
Kyle and Kendall on our hike in the woods.
bubble wars
Bubble Wars… and yes Kendall has on a Descendants costume and two different shoes! 🙂
Nap time and snuggles with my girl!

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Meal Distribution for Meals

Penn Manor rocks! Many amazing volunteers from the Penn Manor School District distributed bagged meals this week to bus stops. Here’s an update from Mrs. McPherson regarding meal distribution for next week. Please be advised – there is no meal distribution tomorrow, Friday, March 20th.

Penn Manor has implemented a meal distribution plan for students that utilizes students’ morning bus stop locations. The free, bagged meals will be delivered by school buses and will include a lunch and breakfast that meet school nutritional standards.

Families will receive a lunch and breakfast for two days on Monday, March 23, Wednesday, March 25, and Wednesday, March 27.

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.

For walkers at Letort, please come to school between 8-9AM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to receive your meals.

Buses will stop if someone is visible at each stop. A volunteer onboard each bus will assist with meal bag distribution.

At all locations, students need not be present for a family member to pick up their meal bag, and family members may pick up meal bags for all members of their family who attend Penn Manor schools from a single location/stop.

This distribution plan is subject to change in response to the needs of our families/bus drivers.

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Missing 4th Grade!

Hi 4th grade families! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is only the second day of our school closure, and I am already missing all of you! This is certainly uncharted waters for us all! I know I’ve received a few requests of what work is required for this closure. As of now, as the district has communicated, the education of children is on hold as the district evaluates options moving forward. Take this time to enjoy this “slow” time with your families. Read books, do art projects, play games, take a walk or bike ride outside etc. Often times, the school year is so busy and the focus is academics and extra-curricular activities. This is a unique situation we have to reset and connect with our families. If students are looking for “school work,” the best things for them to do is read, write creative or informational stories, and practice math facts. I hope to see everyone soon! Stay healthy and safe!

For the most up-to-date information regarding district operations/information, the district is recommending that families go to http://www.pennmanor.net on a regular basis.  

A message from the district: Penn Manor schools are closed through March 27 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is unclear whether that status will change or when we may be able to resume normal operations. As we all deal with this unprecedented challenge, we want to share some important information with parents:

  • The education of children is on hold as we consider options moving forward under the direction of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • We have decided not to pursue online learning for our students at this time. We would not be able to fulfill our legal and ethical obligation to serve every student appropriately via this means, and many of our students lack access to the internet at home. 
  • March 13 is now officially the end of the third marking period. Students’ grades will reflect assignments and assessments completed through that date. 
  • We are working to establish a system to provide breakfasts and lunches to families with children who qualify for free- or reduced-price meals, beginning Wednesday, March 18. More details will be released as they become available.
  • All buildings are undergoing a deep cleaning, including all carpeting, fabric surfaces and touch points.
  • Essential school district personnel, with minimal exceptions, will begin working from home Wednesday.
  • Buildings will be open to teachers and the public by appointment only beginning Wednesday, March 18. Visitors should call 717-872-9530 and select extension 3030 to leave a message for Mrs. McPherson to schedule an appointment.

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