Positive School Climate Survey

November 6, 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Research suggests that a positive school climate can support student success.

This year, Central Manor Elementary School has again decided to gather data on students’, staff, and parents’ perceptions of the school climate. This data will help the school leadership team and staff continue to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement.

Please let us know what you think by completing an anonymous survey at:

www.paschoolclimatesurvey.org

When you reach the survey website, please look for the “CLICKING HERE” hyperlink near the top of the web page.

Invitation Code  BYTRD1

The survey will be open until Friday, November 16, 2018.  We plan to have several locations set up throughout the school on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 during parent/teacher conferences.  Please look for a computer in the office, downstairs lobby by the playground doors, and/or in the beach area in or K-2 wing of the building.  Another option is to complete this survey at home on your personal computer.

Please help us improve the school climate by taking 5-10 minutes to complete this survey.   Families with multiple students, please take this survey one time only.  If you choose to complete the survey, please send in a brief note to the office stating you did so.  Your name will be entered into a random drawing to win gift cards to local stores.  Several winners will be chosen.

October Update!

Hello all!   
We have finished our first marking period of sixth grade! We have learned so much in this month.

To review, we have almost completed our first unit of Social Studies with Mrs. Brinkman. The students have adjusted well to switching for content! In Math, we have studied and learned about Decimals and we have begun our unit on multiplying and dividing fractions. In ELA, we finished our first unit of fiction! The kids also finished Ghost by Jason Reynolds in which the ending kept them talking!

In other news, the students LOVED the class auction that we held on 10/31! The students used their K-Bucks which they earned in class towards many different fun items. The sequel to GhostPatina, received the highest bid coming in at 150 K-Bucks!! Everybody is looking forward to the next class auction coming in January!! Keep earning those K-Bucks!

HELP WANTED!

Our class is in desperate need of district approved volunteers who would be willing to come in from 2:45-3:15 to conference with students!

I put a strong emphasis on reading within my classroom! Students read each day in school and I like to conference with them several times each marking period. Because of what the students are able to accomplish regarding reading, it is a challenge for me to keep up with book conferencing. Conferencing is done in the classroom or in the hallway. I would train you on the first day that you arrive in our class. Please contact Mr. Kersic at matthew.kersic@pennmanor.net if you or a family member would be able to help! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

September Update!

Hello all!  
We have finished our first official full month of sixth grade! We have learned so much in this month. To review, we have almost completed our first science unit on Earth Science. We will be switching for content very soon! In Math, we have studied and learned about Ratio/Rates, and we have begun focusing on Fractions, Decimals, and Percents! In ELA, we are working through our unit focusing on identifying & analyzing elements of Fiction. The kids have also started reading our fiction class text, Ghost. They are loving it so far! 

Welcome!

Hello everybody! I am glad to start the school year with my new 6th grade students! Please subscribe to my blog for daily or weekly updates for what is happening in my classroom! On my blog you will also be able to find resources and links to help your student succeed within all subjects!