November Happenings…

Monday, November 2nd – Deadline to sign up for Parent – Teacher Conference

Monday, November 2nd – Friday, November 13th – Thanksgiving Food Donations
*Kindergarten students are encouraged to bring in boxed mashed potatoes or a check contribution, if able and willing to help.

Wednesday, November 4th – Book Exchange
*Students bring library books back to school to exchange for a new one.

Friday, November 6th – No School

Monday, November 9th – Book Orders DUE
* Order online at https://clubs.scholastic.com/home. Our class code is GJX4P. Also, if you purchase $25+, use code READS to choose a FREE book.

Wednesday, November 18th – Book Exchange
*Students bring library books back to school to exchange for a new one.

Thursday, November 19th – Virtual Parent -Teacher Conferences
*Join the conference using the link that was sent to your email.

Thursday, November 19th – Picture Retake Day

Monday, November 23rd – Early Dismissal 9:00-1:30 *arrival begins at 8:40* *dismissal begins at 3:15*
*AM-K attends and eats lunch at school
*PM-K no school

Monday, November 23rd – Virtual Parent – Teacher Conferences
*Join the conference using the link that was sent to your email.

Tuesday, November 24th – Early Dismissal 9:00-1:30 *arrival begins at 8:40* *dismissal begins at 3:15*
*PM-K attends and eats lunch at school
*AM-K no school

Tuesday, November 24th – Virtual Parent – Teacher Conferences
*Join the conference using the link that was sent to your email.

Wednesday, November 25th – No School

Thursday, November 26th – No School

Friday, November 27th – No School

Monday, November 30th – No School

Thanksgiving Food Donations

Every year Penn Manor School District assists families in need with Thanksgiving meals.  We would like to make this process more uniform across the district.  We will be collecting the food listed below between Monday, November 2nd and Friday, November 13th.  If you have a child in one of these grades, please consider donating to help our community.  

Kindergarten-boxed mashed potatoes

1st grade-boxed stuffing

2nd grade-canned corn

3rd grade-canned green beans

4th grade-canned sweet potatoes

5th grade-canned cranberry sauce

6th grade-canned gravy (NO GLASS)

7th and 8th-Cornbread or Muffin mix-water based

If your family is able and willing to provide more than is listed above and/or would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by November 13th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Food Basket.”

Sign Up for a Parent-Teacher Conference

This year, we will be holding parent-teacher conferences virtually.    Below is a link to sign up for a conference for your child. You will use this link to secure a timeslot that works for you. 

LINK TO SIGN UP FOR A PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE

Conferences for Kindergarten will be held on Thursday, November 19th from 9am-3:15pm, Monday, November 23rd from 1:45-7:45pm, and Tuesday, November 24th from 1:45-3:15.

To plan ahead for conferences:

  • Look at your calendar, select dates/times that will work best for your family.   We only host one conference per child so it is very important that blended families coordinate this in advance.   
  • A Gmail account must be used to schedule an appointment.   If you have one, I would suggest you use that.   (Please sign up for the conference and include your child’s name in some way.)
  • If you do NOT have a Gmail account, you will use your child’s log in information to sign up for the conference.    Your child’s username and password are on the Return to School side of your child’s STAR folder. It would be helpful if you recorded your child’s log in information somewhere because you will need it to gain access to the Google Meeting on the date/time of the conference.    (username=studentid#@pennmanor.net and password=this is specific to your child) 
  • If you encounter difficulty while using a Gmail app, try opening your email through a new browser window rather than through the app. You may also watch the video below for a detailed step-by-step explanation of how to sign up.
  • After you sign up for your conference, an email confirmation will be sent to the Gmail account of the teacher and also to the account you used to sign up.   
  • If you are unable to sign up for a conference, please contact our building secretary at 717.284.4128 to schedule your appointment. 
  • The deadline to sign up for a conference is November 2nd.  

SeeSaw Class App + Assignment

The SeeSaw Class App is an app that is separate from the SeeSaw Families App. When you view your child’s work that is completed at school, you are doing so from the Families App. In order to complete work from our laptops at school, we use the Class App. Please ensure that you have access to both and are familiar with how to use them. Your child knows how to use the Class App from his/her school laptop while in the classroom but does he or she know how to access the Class App from home? Do you know how to assist your child in doing so? Our school laptops are touch screens and function more like a tablet so they operate differently than using a mouse or touchpad to maneuver. If you are not sure how to access the SeeSaw Class App from home, I am including a link to a website that may be of assistance to you. You will need your child’s STAR folder with QR code and/or username and password. The QR code is located in the front of the folder and their username and password information is on the “Keep at Home” pocket of the folder. Please do not remove either of these from their folder as they use them at school to log in to their device.

**Let’s make sure you successfully logged in at home and know how to access the SeeSaw Class App on your home device! You will find an AT HOME ASSIGNMENT on your child’s SeeSaw Class App. Please have your child complete the activity at home. The assignment is DUE BY FRIDAY.**

Click here to learn more about logging in to the SeeSaw Class App from home.