Last Day of School

Dear 2nd Grade Parents/ Guardians,

     I typically send out this following letter on the last day of school.This year was quite different, because we did not finish the year together physically. However, they will always be in my hearts.

I give you back your child; the same child you confidently entrusted to my care last fall. I give you your child back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature than before. Although your child would have attained this growth in spite of me, it has been my happy privilege to watch this personality unfold day by day and marvel at this splendid miracle of development. I have thrilled at each new achievement, each new success, and each new expansion of self. I give your child back reluctantly; for having spent nine months together in the narrow confines of a classroom, we have grown close. We have become a part of each other, and we shall always retain a little of the other.

     We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year. I wish it could go on indefinitely, but I must give your child back to you. Take care of your child, for your child is precious.

Remember that I shall always be interested in your child and in your child’s destiny…wherever your child goes, whatever your child does, and whoever your child becomes. Your child’s joys and sorrows I’ll be happy to share. Please call on me if there is anything further I can ever do for you, for I will always remember both you and your child.

With much love,

Mrs. Miller

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Grading Guidelines for Last Marking Period

Please click on the link below for more information:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_013suzvlZEuSRFVSF9JglGLJVsI8tM2JLHQc4lFGkY/edit

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Office Hours

As the Penn Manor School District moves forward with online learning, students and parents/guardians can expect that new learning activities will be posted on the district website each Monday starting Monday, April 13, 2020.  

Also, starting Monday, April 13th, I will have office hours Monday- Friday from 1:00-2:00 PM.  Please use the link below to sign up for 15 minute slots, if needed.  I can also be available other times upon request, please just send me an email.

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Monday Morning Meetings

Hello First Grade-

We had so much fun seeing friends on Monday!  We are going to set up Google Meetings on Monday mornings throughout the rest on April.  Please use the link below to sign up for the Monday Morning Meetings.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E48ABAC29ABFC1-monday1

Please include your child’s name and an email address so that I can set up the meeting.  There are three Monday’s in April, so sign up for each Monday that you will be able to attend.

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PA Schools Closed for the Remainder of the School Year

Gov. Wolf has announced that all schools in the state will remain closed through the current school year. Remote learning will continue throughout the school year, based on the district calendar. The last day of school is May 29th.

Penn Manor will provide more details as they become available.

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Conestoga Read Alouds

Ready to listen to a good story read by some really special people?

Follow this https://sites.google.com/pennmanor.net/readalong/home 

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Message about Learning Activities for Next Week

Penn Manor educators have developed continuity of education plans to help students continue learning from home while our schools are closed. Currently, schools are scheduled to reopen April 9, but that date may change depending on Governor Wolf’s orders. We plan to roll out these learning activities, by grade level and subject, beginning at noon Monday, March 30. Please check back for a link to these resources. These are optional, ungraded learning activities that students can complete from home. The resources have been developed to meet a variety of students’ needs and may not be the same across our school district.

Beginning Monday, March 30, teachers will be accessible to students and parents and will respond to any questions about the learning activities in a timely manner.

Please check back on Monday.

Thank you!
Dr. Jerry Egan

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Important Question- Response Needed

Hi everyone! We would like to know who has internet access with a device your child is able to use to access it, as we are creating optional educational opportunities for students to work on at home starting on Monday. Please respond to this message with a yes or no, and if no, what the best way to contact you to share resources: mail, phone call, or text. Also, now is a great time to subscribe to the Conestoga Blog.

You can subscribe to the blog here by clicking on the link below. On the right hand side, you will see the option to type in your email to subscribe to the blog. Please do this so that you can stay up to date on all important information that Mrs. Baker shares.

Thank you for your continued support as we work through this together!
Mrs. Miller

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Dear First Grade Friends/Parents-
You will find links below to a few of my favorite educational websites. Feel free to check them out with your child.

Most importantly, keep reading to your child and have them read to you. Children can read a variety of literature, menus, cereal boxes, recipes, directions to board games.

Bring up math concepts throughout the day. Math can easily be integrated into daily tasks in the kitchen, yard work, and home repair or cleaning.

Work on something like a challenging puzzle, tying your shoe, something that is tough that you haven’t been able to master YET.

Remember that PLAY is one of the very best ways for young children to learn.

Stay Safe & Healthy!
Mrs. Miller

Educational Websites:
https://www.xtramath.org (Email me if you need your child’s login information for home)
http://bedtimemath.org/
https://www.abcya.com/
https://www.starfall.com/
https://jr.brainpop.com/
https://www.abcmouse.com/
https://www.fuelthebrain.com/
https://memfox.com/books/
https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

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Square1 Art Update

Due to unforeseen circumstances and the inability to distribute our Square1Art products, we have decided to push our order deadline to the end of April. Orders can be made online or by phone directly to Square1Art. Products will be distributed in May.

If you haven’t received your child’s personalized catalog, please contact Danielle at: danielle.bardo@pennmanor.net with your child’s full name and teacher. She will provide you with your child’s access code.

Click on the link below to order online after you have received your access code.

https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/Customer/login

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