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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Important Update

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

Penn Manor schools are closed through March 27 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is unclear whether that status will change or when we may be able to resume normal operations. As we all deal with this unprecedented challenge, we want to share some important information with parents:

The education of children is on hold as we consider options moving forward under the direction of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

We have decided not to pursue online learning for our students at this time. We would not be able to fulfill our legal and ethical obligation to serve every student appropriately via this means, and many of our students lack access to the internet at home.

March 13 is now officially the end of the third marking period. Students’ grades will reflect assignments and assessments completed through that date.

We are working to establish a system to provide breakfasts and lunches to families with children who qualify for free- or reduced-price meals, beginning Wednesday, March 18. More details will be released as they become available.

All buildings are undergoing a deep cleaning, including all carpeting, fabric surfaces and touch points.
Essential school district personnel, with minimal exceptions, will begin working from home Wednesday.

Buildings will be open to teachers and the public by appointment only beginning Wednesday, March 18. Visitors should call the school office to arrange a visit.

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Field Trip Chaperones

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

Our first graders will be going on a field trip on Tuesday, May 26th. We will be visiting Livengood Family Farm and Herr’s Chip Factory. We will be taking along a limited number of parent chaperones.
If you think you might like to join us, please make sure that you have up to date clearances on file in the main office. Please let me know if you would like a volunteer packet to begin the process of securing clearances. Please note that this process can take up to one month to complete, so the sooner you get started, the better!

More info on our field trip and picking the chaperones will be sent home in April, stay tuned!

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Weekend Update- 03/09-03/13

Important Dates:

March 12- Send in books for book exchange!
March 12- PTO Meeting @ 6:45 PM
March 13- 1:30 PM Dismissal
March 27- No School (Weather Make-Up Day)

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Awesome Activity Volunteers Needed

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

Are you able to help during Conestoga’s Awesome Activity Day? Dr. Janssen, our physical education teacher, needs volunteers to help make this day happen. All volunteers MUST have their volunteer clearances on file with Penn Manor School District and be on the district’s approved volunteer list. Click on the link below to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga

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Tissues Needed!

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

We just opened our last box of tissues from the beginning of the year. If you have an extra box that you could send it, that would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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March Newsletter

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Weekend Update- 03/02-03/06

Important Dates:

  • March 4- Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast!
  • March 6- Conestoga Talent Show @ 1:45 PM
  • March 12- PTO Meeting @ 6:45 PM
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Weekend Update- 02/24-02/28

Important Dates:

  • February 27- Spring Picture Day (more info to come)
  • February 28- Green Eggs and Ham paper due
  • March 6- Conestoga Talent Show @ 1:45 PM
  • March 12- PTO Meeting @ 6:45 PM
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