December 10-14

We have had a busy week with two busy weeks coming up! We are so excited for our Preschool Book project!  Please be sure to see the green paper that came home this past week. I will need you to sign the bottom of the form to give permission for your 4th grader (4-Rios only) to walk over to the Manor Middle School on Thursday, December 20.
Remember, purchase an inexpensive book for a 3-5 year old, wrap it, and send it in with your 4th grader by Monday, December 17. We will take the books over to the preschool, each 4th grader will present their gift to a preschooler, then read it to that child after it is opened.  
If you are unable to provide a book, please let me know via email by next Friday, December 14.  Thanks!

We are still collecting mittens, hats, scarves and gloves that will be donated to families in need. All sizes from infant to adult will be accepted. Donations must be new and are due by Friday, December 21. Thank you for helping to keep Penn Manor families warm this winter!  

Reading: We have been working on reading non-fiction.  We’ve been discussing text features and text structures.  Ask your favorite fourth grader to tell you more! 
Math: Students are continuing Chapter 7 with Mr. Showalter.
Content: We continue our unit, Pennsylvania Geography.
Writing/Language Arts:  We are finishing our unit on nouns in grammar.
** Please continue to send boxtops in with your fourth grader anytime!  Thanks!
**You may order Hambright School Spiritwear at any time. at: www.imagewiz.biz

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, 12/10 – Day B– Applied Engineering/Book Exchange
Tuesday, 12/11  – Day C– Art
Wednesday, 12/12 – Day D – PE
Thursday, 12/13 – Day A– Music
Friday, 12/14 – Day B – Applied Engineering

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
12/14 – Spelling Test 13 (Last test until January!)
12/20 – Preschool Gift of Reading trip to Manor Middle
12/21 – Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
               1:30 Dismissal
12/24-1/1 – Winter break
1/2/19 – School resumes

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December 3-7

Here we are in December already! It’s hard to believe that in just a little over a month we will be halfway through the school year!

Our annual Mitten Tree has been set up in the Hambright lobby. Let’s synergize and fill our tree with mittens, hats, scarves and gloves that will be donated to families in need. All sizes from infant to adult will be accepted. Donations must be new and are due by Friday, December 21. Thank you for helping to keep Penn Manor families warm this winter!  

Reading: We have started a new nonfiction unit and have already read the first selection, So, You Want To Be an Inventor?  In this unit, the focus skills are: fact and opinion, cause and effect, and sequencing.  We will also expand our TDA writing.
Math: Students will begin Chapter 7,  with Mr. Showalter on Monday.
Content: We continue our unit, Pennsylvania Geography. Next up – Bodies of water and the important bodies of water in PA.
Writing/Language Arts:  We will continue our paragraph writing unit. Ask your favorite 4th grader to tell you the parts of a well-written paragraph! 
** Please continue to send boxtops in with your fourth grader anytime!  Thanks!
**You may order Hambright School Spiritwear at any time. at: www.imagewiz.biz

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, 12/3 – Day A – Music
Tuesday, 12/4 – Day B– Applied Engineering
Wednesday, 12/5  – Day C– Art
Thursday, 12/6 – Day D – PE
Friday, 12/7 – Day A– Music

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
12/7 – Spelling Test 12
12/14 – Spelling Test 13 (Last test until January!)
12/21 – Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
               1:30 Dismissal

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November 27-30

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!   Back to school tomorrow, so here is a brief update!

Our annual Mitten Tree will be set up in the Hambright lobby. Let’s synergize and fill our tree with mittens, hats, scarves and gloves that will be donated to families in need. All sizes from infant to adult will be accepted. Donations must be new and are due byFriday, December 21. Thank you for helping to keep Penn Manor families warm this winter!  

Reading: We will begin Unit 3, “Understanding Elements of Non-Fiction” this week.
Math: Students will have their test on Chapter 6, Divide by a One-Digit Number with Mr. Showalter on Friday.
Content: We have started our unit, Pennsylvania Geography. What are the 5 Themes of Geography?  Ask your favorite 4th grader!
Writing/Language Arts:  We will continue our nouns unit as well as begin our paragraph writing unit.  
** The next Box-Top collection day is this Wednesday!! Please continue to send boxtops in with your fourth grader anytime!  Thanks!
**You may order Hambright School Spiritwear at any time. at: www.imagewiz.biz

This Week’s Schedule
Tuesday, 11/27 – Day A– Music
Wednesday, 11/28 – Day B– Applied Engineering/Book Exchange
Thursday, 11/29 – Day C – Art
Friday, 11/30 – Day D– PE

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
11/30 – Spelling Test 11
12/7 – Spelling Test 12
12/14 – Spelling Test 13 (Last test until January!)
12/21 – Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
               1:30 Dismissal

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Mitten Tree!

Our annual Mitten Tree will be set up in the Hambright lobby. Let’s synergize and fill our tree with mittens, hats, scarves and gloves that will be donated to families in need. All sizes from infant to adult will be accepted. Donations must be new and are due by Friday, December 21. Thank you for helping to keep Penn Manor families warm this winter!  

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November 19-21

I hope everyone made it home safely today!  What a storm! Due to the continuing weather, we will have a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Friday, November 16.  Tomorrow is Twin Day!  Also, don’t forget the Lesson 10 Spelling Test will be tomorrow! And finally, yearbook orders are due tomorrow!

We will be taking our Unit 2 Test in reading next week.  Unit 3 will begin after the Thanksgiving break.
There will be no Spelling list or test next week.
Long division continues in math with Mr. Showalter.
** Please continue to send boxtops in with your fourth grader anytime!  Thanks!
**You may order Hambright School Spiritwear at any time. at: www.imagewiz.biz

Next Week’s Schedule
Monday, 11/19 – Day B– Applied Engineering
Tuesday, 11/20 – Day C– Art
Wednesday, 11/21 – Day D – PE
Thursday, 11/22 – No School – Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, 11/23 – No School

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
11/16 – Lesson 10 Spelling test (Review of lessons 6-9)
              Twin Day (Dress the same as a friend!)
               Yearbook orders due
11/21 – 1:30 Dismissal
11/22-11/28 – No School, Thanksgiving Break
12/21 – Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

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2 Hour Delay Tomorrow, Friday, November 16

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Early Dismissal Today, Thursday, November 15

Secondary students will dismiss at 11:00.  Elementary students will dismiss at 12:15.

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November 12-16

It was great to sit down with you all and talk about your children last week.  They are such a nice group of kids! It’s a pleasure working with each and every one of them!
We had an awesome presentation by Mr. Howe about his experience in the U.S. Marine Corps.  We do this in honor of Veteran’s Day and to show appreciation to Mr. Howe for his service.  His presentation was very inspiring, and the students asked excellent questions! Thanks to all who have served and are currently serving in the military!
In observance of Veteran’s Day tomorrow, Monday, November 12, all Hambright students are invited to wear red, white, and blue!
 


Reading: We are will finish Unit 2, “Getting the Main Idea”.  Our Unit test will be next week before the Thanksgiving break.
Math: Students have started Chapter 6, Divide by a One-Digit Number with Mr. Showalter.
Content: Pennsylvania Geography is our next unit. We will begin the unit reviewing the 5 themes of geography.
Writing/Language Arts:  Our study of nouns continues this week with singular and plural nouns as well as possessive nouns.  
** Please continue to send boxtops in with your fourth grader anytime!  Thanks!
**You may order Hambright School Spiritwear at any time. at: www.imagewiz.biz
**Thank you so much for your donations for the Thanksgiving meal drive!  It is very much appreciated!

Next Week’s Schedule
Monday, 11/12 – Day A– Music
Tuesday, 11/13 – Day B– Applied Engineering/Book Exchange
Wednesday, 11/14 – Day C – Art
Thursday, 11/15 – Day D– PE
Friday, 11/16 – Day A– Music

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
11/12 – Mr. Showalter will be out for a training on this day.
11/13 – Mrs. Rios, Mrs. Groff, and Miss Szentesy will be out for a training on                this day.
11/16 – Lesson 10 Spelling test (Review of lessons 6-9)
              Twin Day (Dress the same as a friend!)
               Yearbook orders due
11/21 – 1:30 Dismissal
11/22-11/28 – No School, Thanksgiving Break
12/21 – Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

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November 5-9

Next week is Conference Week.  It will be nice to sit down and discuss the progress your fourth grader has made so far this year!


Reading: We are continuing Unit 2, “Getting the Main Idea”.  We have been reading some passages and articles and determining the main ideas and details in them.  
Math: Students will have their Chapter 5 test on Tuesday  with Mr. Showalter.
Content: Social studies PA History units are complete.  We will begin a new unit on PA Geography soon.
 4-Rios will finish the scientific method with Mr. Showalter in science.
Writing/Language Arts:  We have started nouns!  Do you know the difference between a common and proper noun?  Ask your favorite fourth grader!
** Please continue to send boxtops in with your fourth grader anytime!  Thanks!
**You may order Hambright School Spiritwear at any time. at: www.imagewiz.biz
**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 between October 29th and Friday, November 9th. Fourth grade has been assigned to donate canned sweet potatoes.  If you are able to help out with this, please send your donation in with your fourth grader at any time between now and November 9.  You could also drop off your donation  when you come in for your conference.  We now have a box in the 4th grade hallway.

Next Week’s Schedule
Monday, 11/5 – Day D – PE
Tuesday, 11/6 – Day A – Music
Wednesday, 11/7 – Day B  – Applied Engineering
Thursday, 11/8 – Day C – Art
Friday, 11/9 – Day D – PE

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
11/7-11/9 – 1:30 Dismissals
11/9 – NO spelling test
11/21 – 1:30 Dismissal
11/22-11/28 – No School, Thanksgiving Break

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Wear Red on Monday, 10/29

Warwick School District lost two students in a tragic accident this weekend. To show support to our Warwick neighbors, Dr. Leichliter is encouraging all students and staff to wear red tomorrow, Monday, October 29. 

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