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Each of the kids received the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat as a gift to keep at home. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did!

Monday, 10/21 – Our special is Applied Engineering. Our class is currently in second place for raising money for the Eshleman Run For FUNds. Thank you! We are only $41 behind Mr. Heiney’s class! Thank you for your donations!!

PTO meeting tonight at 6:30 – All Esh supporters are welcome to attend!

Tuesday, 10/22 – Our special is Music. Please send library books to school tomorrow for book exchange. Please practice spelling words for our test on Thursday.

Eshleman students have reached the first goal of raising $3,000 for our Run for FUNds. To celebrate this accomplishment, everyone is allowed to wear a hat during school today!

Wednesday, 10/23 – Our special is Phys. Ed. We have book exchange today.

Thursday, 10/24 – Our special is Art. We’ll have our spelling test today. New words will be sent home on Monday.

Friday, 10/25 – Today is the Eshleman Run for FUNds. Please send students to school wearing sneakers and comfortable clothes. A schedule was sent home listing each team and when they will be running. Come on out and support our runners! There’s still time to ask family and friends to support Eshleman!

We have a 1:30 early dismissal today.

A few notes –

Most report card conference papers came home today. Please send back the bottom portion of your letter to confirm our conference time. If your student did not have their froggy folder at school today, I will send the conference form home on Monday when they return to school with their folder.

First graders will have a busy day on 10/31. Millersville students will be presenting a hands on science fair to our class and Mr. Heiney’s class. Could you please send a plastic grocery bag to school so the kids can use it during the science fair?

This is also the date of our first grade Harvest Party. If you would like to volunteer or donate something for the party, please use the sign up genius link above. Thank you so much!

Looking Ahead:

11/1 – In service, No School for Students

Nov. 6,7,8 – All 1:30 early dismissal days

Nov. 6 & 7 – Conference papers have been sent home with most students. Please sign and return the bottom portion of this paper to confirm our conference time. Siblings have been scheduled with back to back appointments. I’m looking forward to meeting with each of you!

Reading groups are up and running. Please check your child’s back pack for his/her red reading folder. Inside you may find a book. Please read to the post it note book marker, but kindly do not read beyond this point. You do not need to sign the post it note. I’d love for you to read together each night, however I do not keep track of students who did not have a chance to read at home.

Thank you for sending labels in for the Eshleman Run for Funds. It’s not too late. We really appreciate your labels and donations. So far, both first grades have raised the most money for our school! Keep sending in those labels! Thank you!

You may notice the kids have not earned as many golden tickets this week compared to past weeks. This is because we are now working to earn individual recognition (golden tickets) as well as group recognition (house points and Mrs. Potato head). Students have many ways to be recognized for their teamwork, good behavior, hard work, kindness, etc…. Sometimes they just hear a kind word to let them know they are doing well in school. I’m so proud of how far everyone has come in learning our school rules and settling into our routine!

Please be sure to send all transportation changes to our school secretary. It is important that you contact her since our class is usually dismissed to go home by our specialist teachers.

Lunch money should be sent to school in a baggy or envelope marked with your child’s name and 1-T. Thank you!

This week –

Tuesday, 10/15- Our special is applied engineering. Practice spelling words for our test tomorrow.

Wednesday, 10/16 – Our special is Music. Miss Trish and her dog Declan will come in to visit with our class. We have a spelling test today.

Thursday, 10/17 – We have Phys. Ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers. New spelling words come home today.

Friday, 10/18 – Our special is Art.

Looking Ahead:

10/21 – PTO meeting, 6:30 . All are welcome to attend.

10/24 – End of MP1

10/25– 1:30 early dismissal

10/25 is our Eshleman Run for Funds. You are welcome to come out to support our students. Details about when we run to follow.

10/31 – First grade fall fest after lunch. If you would still like to volunteer we have a few spots available. Details will be sent home closer to the date for all volunteers. We appreciate your help!

11/1 – In service, No School for Students

Nov. 6,7,8 – All 1:30 early dismissal days

Nov. 6 & 7 – Conference dates. Your conference time will be coming home at the end of the week. I’m looking forward to meeting with each of you!

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend! Send them back to school tomorrow!

A few Reminders

Tomorrow is Eshleman Pink Out day. Please send the kids to school wearing a pink out shirt if you have purchased one, or PINK clothing, hairbands, socks, etc… Whatever you can find! Let’s show our support and help to raise breast cancer awareness.

Book orders are due tomorrow. You may order on line, or send in a check made payable to Scholastic.

We will not have school on Monday, October 14.

Chapter one Math tests have been sent home to be signed. Please return them to school after you have had a chance to review the test. We have already made Math corrections with the students on any questions they may have missed.

We began chapter two – subtraction today.

Thanks for your help!

We had a great first Friday spirit day! I loved seeing the kids wearing their house colors! Everyone sat with their house at our Fun Run assembly and had such great behavior! The PTO decorated the halls of Eshleman in all 5 house colors. Our school looks spectacular. Thank you PTO!

Speaking of the Fun Run. Our PTO sent home some mailing labels so that you can ask friends and family to support Eshleman. Would you please consider filling out the labels and returning them to school? The PTO will take care of postage to mail the letters. You can also ask for donations on line, which is super easy to do!

Thanks to our Mystery Reader (Tristan’s mom) for reading a very fun book to the class!

If your child has a summer birthday, feel free to let me know if you would like us to celebrate his/her birthday during the school year. We make a birthday book from the class and don’t want your child to miss out!

This week:

Monday, October 7 – Our special is Art. We have a spelling test today on our CK words. Mrs. Strosser will be in to talk to the kids about ways to “fill buckets” and be a peacemaker.

Tuesday, October 8 – Our special is Applied Engineering. New spelling words will come home today. Please study the for a few minutes each night.

Wednesday, October 9 – Our special is Music. We’ll have a Mystery Reader come in today! Please send library books back to school for book exchange tomorrow.

Thursday, October 10 – Our special is Phys. Ed. Please have the kids wear sneakers and comfy clothing to school. We have book exchange today.

Friday, October 11 – Our special is Art. Mrs. Strosser will come in again today for another guidance lesson. You may notice the kids are earning less golden tickets as they also earn points for their house!

Looking Ahead:

Monday, October 14 – No School

Headphones

Your student has the opportunity to use classroom computers during our Reading and Math groups each day. You are welcome to send a pair of headphones or ear buds to school for your student to use during computer time. If you choose to send headphones or ear buds to school, please place them in a Ziplock bag labeled with your child’s name. These will be kept in school and returned at the end of the year.

First Friday Spirit Day

Each first Friday of the month Eshleman hosts a spirit day. In the past we have asked the kids to wear Penn Manor clothing. Now that each of the students have been assigned to a team house, with a specific color, we thought it would be fun to wear our house colors! Ask your child which house they are in: red, purple, blue, green or yellow! Wear that color to school on Friday!

Such an Awesome Week!

Thank you for all of the apple/caramel donations. We had fun making applesauce, eating each color of apple, and doing some apple crafts!

The kids did a nice job on their spelling test! I’m proud of each of my friends!

Eshleman has started a “house system” where the kids and staff are sorted into team (also called houses). Each house has a special color, animal and power. I’m in the purple house called “Ohana.” Our color is purple, our power is family, and our animal is a dolphin (have you ever read a story about how dolphins saved a surfer from a shark attack?).

Today all of the kids in the school were sorted into their houses. First graders were welcomed to their house by our 6th graders who cheered and clapped for them as they opened their envelope to reveal a color.

Our house system will help to build a feeling of community. Not only will your child get to know me and their specialist teachers, but now they will have the opportunity to meet other (future) teachers and students from other grades. They will know they are loved and cared for by many people at Eshleman!

Next week we’ll begin a friendly “house” competition. Students will have an opportunity to earn points for their house. Points can be earned for being responsible, kind, friendly, hard working, etc… These points will be tallied weekly. At the end of each marking period the house with the most points will get a House reward of some kind.

Houses will meet together periodically to do a house activity and get to know others in their house. This is going to be so much fun! Stay tuned for more of the excitement!

We didn’t get to count our golden tickets today, so we’ll do that on Monday.

Monday, September 30 Today we have book exchange. New spelling words will come home. Our special is Phys. Ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers.

Small reading groups will begin. Be sure to look in your child’s back pack each night for their “red reading folder.” If there is a book inside, please read with your child up to the book marker. Send this folder back to school every day. Students will reread their books several times before getting a new one. This helps to build fluency.

Tuesday, October 1 – Our special is Art. Mrs. Strosser will begin her lessons on “How to be a Peacemaker.”

Wednesday, October 2 – We”ll have a mystery reader today. Please study spelling words for a few minutes each night. Miss Trish and Declan the Dog will be in to read stories with us 2 at a time. Our special is Applied Engineering. Mr. Kelley will be out until December. Mr. Rathsmus will be his substitute teacher.

We have pictures today. If you would like to order pictures please send your picture order form to school. I have some order forms already! EVERYONE will get their picture taken for the Eshleman yearbook, even if you aren’t purchasing pictures. Our picture time is at the end of our day. I’ll try to keep them looking their best!!

Thursday, October 3 – We have music. Please study spelling words for our test on Monday.

Friday, October 4 – Our special is Phys. ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers. Today we’ll have an assembly to introduce the “Eshleman Run for Funds” which will be held on October 25. Parents are welcome to come cheer on our students . I can let you know the running schedule closer to the time.

Looking Ahead:

October 14 – No School

October 21– PTO meeting, 6:30 in the library. All Eshleman parents are welcome to attend.

Oct. 25 – 1:30 Early dismissal

What a fun day we had on Thursday! Our classroom was transformed into Candy land and we had fun learning with gummy worms and smarties! In the afternoon the kids were treated to an escape room adventure with Mr. Heiney!

Next Friday we’ll have a special “apple day.” Thank you for the many donations. We are still in need of one more bag of yellow apples if anyone would like to donate some. Please send all donations to school by Wednesday, September 26. Thank you!

Reminders – Please send back your purple conference form so I am able to schedule a conference that is convenient for your schedule.

It’s not too late to send a family picture to school.

If you have been collecting Box Tops and dimes, please send them to school on Monday.

Next Week –

Monday, September 23 – Please practice spelling lists for our test on Friday. Our special is Music.

Tuesday, September 24 – Our special is Phys. Ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers and comfy clothing. We’ll have a special mystery reader joining us today!

Wednesday, September 25 – Our special is Art. We’ll have a safe school drill today. A paper came home in your child’s froggy folder.

Thursday, September 26 – Our special today is Applied Engineering. Please study for tomorrow’s spelling test. Today we’ll have an all school assembly to learn about a school wide program that will help encourage students to follow the rules and to work together like a team. Every student in the school will be on a team with a mixture of staff members and students in grades 1-6. A letter will be coming home to explain this to you. Stay tuned to see what all of the excitement is about!

Friday, September 27 Today is a 1:30 early dismissal day. Please send transportation changes to Mrs. Rohrer in the office. We have a spelling test today. Our special is Music. We’re having an all things apple day today. We’ll be making a special homemade treat, and students will have a chance to do some awesome apple activities with some of Mr. Heiney’s friends. Today we will find out which school team we are on!