Monthly Archives: February 2019

Feel free to send Pizza Hut reading logs to school. We have one more Pizza Hut reading log coming home for the month of March!

Please practice long O spelling words for our test tomorrow. Thanks!

A note about Friday, March 1…

Snow is forecast for Thursday night into Friday morning, and there is a possibility of a two-hour delay on Friday, March 1. If the start of school day is delayed, we would cancel the early dismissal scheduled for Friday, March 1, and students would be dismissed at the regular time. In either case, only afternoon kindergarten will be in session.  At this time, the current schedule has not changed, but we want to alert parents and guardians of the possibility that this may change. We will keep you updated via the district website, Twitter feed, cell phone app and local media outlets.

Dr. Michael G. Leichliter
Superintendent of Schools
Penn Manor School District 

We had another short week – YIKES! I’m hoping we can get into the groove of a regular routine next week! We have full days of school Monday-Thursday, with a 1:30 early dismissal on Friday. Please contact Jen Rohrer if your student may have any transportation changes next week.

Monday, 2/25 – Our special is library and book exchange. Please send library books to school to exchange. Eshleman is celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday this week. Today is “Thing 1 and Thing 2 Day.” Students are welcome to dress like a friend. If you would like to send the kids to school wearing a red shirt, I have a THING 1 or THING 2 label they can wear too. We can all be “twins!” We’ll have a visit from another community helper today. This time a police officer will be coming in to tell us about his job! We began chapter 6 in Math class on Friday. Please be sure to sign and return the Chapter 5 Math test as well as the LE spelling test.

Tuesday, 2/26 – Today is DEAR day at Eshleman. This means that at a surprise time of Dr. Cox’s choosing, everyone at Eshleman will DROP EVERYTHING AND READ! Students are welcome to bring some special books and a comfy blanket or small pillow to school so they can really relax and enjoy reading their stories! Our special today is Art. Please practice spelling words for a few minutes tonight. This week our sound is LONG O made by OW and OA.

Wednesdsay, 2/27 – Today is Wacky Wednesday at Eshleman. Students are encouraged to wear their mixed up, non matching clothes! Our special is Phys. Ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers. Be sure to practice Math facts for a few minutes tonight. I sent home a progress report about your child’s timed Math fact progress. Our goal right now is not for 100% mastery, but to see improvement with each test.

Thursday, 2/28 – Our special is Music today. We’ll be making Green Eggs and Ham for Dr. Seuss week. Shhhhh, it’s a surprise! Please practice long O spelling words for our test tomorrow. Teachers will be switching classrooms for a few minutes today to read to a different class and grade level. Who will come in to read to our first graders?

Friday, March 1 – Our special is Library and book exchange again today. Today is a 1:30 early dismissal. Please contact the office with all transportation changes. We’ll have our Long O spelling test. Today is book character dress up day. You don’t need to choose a Dr. Seuss book! Who will I dress as? Stay tuned!

Looking Ahead:

New spelling words will come home on Monday.

Friday, March 22 – 1:30 early dismissal

Friday, March 29 – School IS in session, snow make up day.

Just a reminder….

“Kids at Work Day” – Friday, February 22

“On Friday, February 22, 2017 students will be invited to wear clothing that would represent a career that they may be interested in exploring as an adult.  For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, doctor, teacher, etc…”

“Our hope is that “Kids at Work” day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chose a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career… Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom.”

Read Across America

Help us celebrate reading by participating in the following school wide spirit days!

Monday, Feb. 25 – Thing 1 and Thing 2 day. Dress like Thing 1 and Thing 2 or dress identical to a friend. If you would like to send the kids to school wearing red, I have Thing 1 and Thing 2 signs they can put on their shirts

Wednesday, Feb. 27 – Wacky Wednesday. Dress in Wacky or mismatched clothes!

Friday, March 1 – Book character dress up! Dress as your favorite book character!

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend! Let’s hope for 4 full days of school this week! Take a look at what’s happening in first grade….

Tuesday, February 19 – Our special is Art. We’ll have a probation officer come in to talk to us about her job as a community helper! Our special is Art. We’ll take a math review and make corrections together in preparation for our Math test on Wednesday. Study LE spelling words tonight.

Wednesday, February 20 – Our special is phys. ed. Send the kids to school wearing sneakers and comfy clothes. We have a spelling test and a chapter 5 Math test today. We may even throw in a timed Math fact test! Have you been practicing Math facts at home for a few minutes each night?

Thursday, February 21 – Our special is Music. We’ll get a new spelling list and begin Chapter 6 in Math (adding tens). Miss Fagen will be teaching the class about “push and pull” all this week. We’ll count golden tickets today and have our Fun Friday reward a day early.

Friday, February 22 – Today is “Kids at work Day” sponsored by our guidance department. Students are welcome to dress up like a profession they may want to be when they are older. We’re going to have a special “Freaky Friday” surprise from Dr. Cox this afternoon. Have you ordered your tickets to see the PMHS production of this show?

Most nights students should be spending some time reviewing:

1.Math Facts (timed math facts will be graded on the MP3 report card). I know this can be stressful for some students, and I try my best to make it fun. I encourage the kids to try to get a few more math facts finished on each test.

2. sight word books (students will have a chance to test on these words 2 or more times a week).

3. spelling words – our spelling sound is listed on the sheet your student brings home each cycle. Help your child break the word into small parts to make spelling it easier. Think – is there a small word within the big word, is there a letter combination they already know (ing, ed, le, etc…).

4. reading book (from the red reading folder) Not only are we reading to decode tricky words, but we’re focusing on understanding what we read. You can help by talking to your child about the pages you read together. What do you think will happen next? Who is your favorite character? What is the problem in the story? Why did the author write this story? Please don’t read past the sticky note. This way I can see what the kids are doing when they come to a tricky word.

All of these things combined shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes a night. Spend the majority of your night having fun with your family and enjoying time with your child! They work hard during the school day and need a lot of play time when they get home from school!

Looking Ahead:

Friday, March 1 – 1:30 early dismissal

Saturday, March 2 – Read Across America Day @ Millersville University

Dr. Seuss activities will be held from 10-1 in Stayer Hall.

Friday, March 22 – 1:30 early dismissal

Friday, March 29 – School is in session (make up day from 2/11)

Kids at Work day is Friday, February 22! As a way to

Kids at Work day is Friday, February 22!

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 22, 2019 students are invited to wear clothing that represents careers they may be interested in exploring as an adult.

Our hope is that Kids at Work Day is a way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.