Monthly Archives: November 2017

Eshleman Spirit Day

Thursday, November 30 is our day to shop at the PTO (optional) Holiday Shop.  If you are interested in having your child purchase small gifts for family and friends please send money to school tomorrow.

Eshleman students are encouraged to wear Penn Manor or Eshleman clothing on Friday, December 1.  Let’s show our Penn Manor pride!

November Pizza Hut Reading logs may be sent to school.  New reading logs will be sent home on Friday.  This is an optional activity to encourage reading at home.

Monday 11/20  We have applied engineering.  Send library books to school tomorrow for book exchange.

We’ll take a Math quiz and review our doubles and near doubles by playing “race the teacher”.  Ask the kids how we play… they love this game!

Tuesday 11/21  We have phys. ed and book exchange

We will take our spelling test today.

Mrs. Mayberry  and Calvin (our service dog) will be in to read with us!

We’ll be making homemade butter!

Wednesday, 11/22 – Monday, 11/27  No school 

I hope you have a fun and relaxing break with your family!  I’m thankful for the 22 smiling faces who don’t complain when I misplace my papers, who laugh at my silly jokes, and who get excited about learning!  Thank you for sharing them with me!

Tuesday, 11/28  We’ll get new spelling words today.  We have Art class

Wednesday, 11/29 – We have Music

Thursday, 11/30 – We have applied engineering.  This will be our day to go to the holiday shop sponsored by the PTO.  Holiday shop is an optional activity.

Friday, 12/1 – We have phys. ed (no book exchange)

Pizza Hut reading logs may be sent to school all this week if you chose to participate by reading at home.  

Community Helpers Wanted

First graders are going to be learning about communities and community helpers.  Would you like to spend time with 45 cute little first graders telling them about your job?  We’re looking for anyone who works as a nurse, doctor,  dentist, farmer, attorney, construction worker, mail carrier, reporter, weather person, carpenter, firefighter, soldier, chef, painter, artist, minister, beautician, police officer, veterinarian etc… to come in to talk to Eshleman first graders about their job.  You could tell us what you do, what training you needed, what you enjoy most about your job, bring in any special tools or instruments you use, etc… You can spend 15 minutes with us or you could spend 1/2 hour with us.  Please invite any friends or family members to contact me if they would like to be a part of the fun too!  Thanks!

Do you shop at Giant?

You can help the Eshleman PTO raise money for our school.  Log onto and select “Savings” from the drop down menu.  Click on A+ School rewards and follow the prompts to make an account.  You will need your 11 digit bonus card.

You will be able to designate 2 schools to earn cash from A+ rewards.  Eshleman’s ID # is 21988.

Family and friends are encouraged to support our school too!  Thank you!

Parents, you deserve an A+

We had 100% conference attendance.  Thanks so much for coming in to chat about this great group of kids.  Your support is so valuable!

Monday, 11/13  We have music

Tuesdsay, 11/14  We have applied engineering.  We will also have our spelling and storytown tests.

A mystery reader will be coming in to read!

Today is picture re-take day

Wednesdy, 11/15 We have phys. ed. (no book exchange)

New spelling words will be sent home

Thursday, 11/16 We have Art

Friday, 11/17  We have music

Luncheon #2 for students who are new to Eshleman.  Invitations were sent home in the froggy folder, please RSVP.

Looking Ahead:

Monday 11/20  We have applied engineering

Tuesday 11/21  We have phys. ed and book exchange

We will take our spelling test one day early so the kids don’t need to worry about spelling homework over Thanksgiving break.

Mrs. Mayberry  and Calvin (our service dog) will be in to read with us!

November 22-27  Thanksgiving break, no school

November 28 – Send those kiddos back to school!

Pizza Hut reading logs may be sent back to school this week

November 29-Dec.1  – PTO Holiday shop.  More details to follow from our awesome PTO

Spirit Day is Friday

Students are encouraged to wear their Eshleman clothing on Friday, Nov. 10.  If you don’t have Eshleman clothing feel free to send the kids to school in blue and gold (or yellow).

reminder:  we have book exchange on Thursday

1:30 early dismissal days this week Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Picture retake day is on Nov. 14 around 1:00 PM.

Thanksgiving break is Nov. 22-27.

Bat day was a success!  We had so much fun learning and reading about bats and echolocation.  My favorite part of the day was singing the “vowel bat” song with the kids to the tune of Batman.  I heard many echos of “This was the best day of my life.” Aren’t first graders wonderful?

Monday, Nov. 6 – We have Art.

There is a PTO meeting at 6:30 in the library.  To kick off our “wild, wild, west” themed book fair, feel free to send the kids to school dressed in their jeans, flannels, boots etc…

Tuesday, Nov. 7 – We have Music.

New spelling lists will come home (This is a date change from my original post)

We will shop at the book fair today at 2:10 PM.  If you would like your son/daughter to shop for books, please send money to school in an envelope labeled with a name and 1T.  There are so many good books to choose from this year.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 –  We have applied engineering.

There is a 1:30 early dismissal today.  Please send transportation changes to

Thursday, Nov. 9 – We have phys. ed.

We also have book exchange today

There is a 1:30 early dismissal today.  Please send transportation changes to Jennifer.

Friday, Nov. 10 – We have Art.

There is a 1:30 early dismissal day today.  Please send transportation changes to

Please remember to look through your house for gently used (or new) hats, coats, mittens, scarves and sweaters.  Donations may be dropped off at Eshleman for the Gregory Frey Memorial Coat Drive.

Looking Ahead:

Monday, Nov.13 – We have Music

Tuesday, Nov. 14 – We have Applied Engineering

We have a spelling and Storytown test today! (This is a date change from my original post)

Have a great weekend!