1. A lunch today is hot ham and cheese on a pretzel roll. Salad will not be offered as a lunch choice today.
  2. School will now be in session on Friday, May 24
  3. I forgot to send home a homework packet this Tuesday. I will send a packet home this coming Tuesday – if you love homework, I apologize 🙂
  4. Sneakers for gym today!
  5. Today is cycle day A and we will continue through cycle day B, C, D and repeat. Keeping sneakers and and your child’s library book in their backpack is the best way to make sure they are always prepared for any cycle day!
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  1. Spring Picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26. Order forms were sent home last week. Please let me know if your child didn’t bring one home. I found a few on the floor…
  2. Yearbook orders are due this Friday, February 22. Please notify me if you need a new form sent home.
  3. Your child received a homework coupon from me for Valentine’s Day. The coupon is good for one night free from all homework. Please cross out the front and back of any math homework page feel free to skip an evening of spelling, reading and karate words. Just hand the coupon in any time between now and the end of the school year! 🙂
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Library Exchange – Tomorrow 2/14

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Report Cards

Report cards are being sent home today. Please empty the entire contents of the envelope, sign it, and send it back to school by Friday, February 8th.

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Due to the weather conditions we are postponing movie night until next Friday, February 8th.

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Next Friday – Kids Dress Like Teachers

On Friday, February 8th, we would like to celebrate FREAKY FRIDAY, this year’s high school musical, by having a spirit day, where kids dress like adults and adults dress like kids. This is the theme of the musical, which you won’t want to miss.

The dates of the musical are March 1st & 2nd and March 8th & 9th, at 7:30 PM. There is a matinee on March 2nd at 2:00 PM. We will have ASL interpretation at the March 2nd 2:00 PM matinee, and and again at the Friday, March 8th 7:30 PM show. Ticket information will be coming out shortly. Be sure to check the Penn Manor main website.

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February Writing Volunteer Slots


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Library Books Due Today

Happy to be back in the classroom today after being home with my sick kiddo!

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Early Dismissal Today, 1:30pm

Please communicate any changes to your child’s dismissal plans

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Kids At Work Day – please read and mark your calendar

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Friday, February 22, 2019 students will be invited to wear clothing that represents careers they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, a doctor, a teacher, etc. Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom.  As an added component to Kids at Work Day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.

Our hope is that Kids at Work Day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.  To help facilitate discussion at home regarding career development, please refer to the “additional resources” at the end of this post for some fun, age-appropriate career development activities.

At Penn Manor High School, about sixty-eight percent of our students attend two-year or four-year colleges. Fifty percent go to four-year colleges, and eighteen percent go to two-year colleges. About seven percent of our students go directly into the military, and about ten percent go on to one-year certificate or training programs. Fifteen percent go directly into the workforce. About twenty-two percent attend the CTC each year to gain a year of Technical Education during their senior year of high school to study fields such as: Residential Carpentry; Heavy Equipment Operator; Protective Services; Sports Medicine; Medical Assisting; Diesel Mechanics; Automotive Mechanics; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Large Animal Production; Dental Assisting; Plumbing; and much more.

The Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors would like to thank you in advance for your support for Kids at Work Day. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s counselor.


The Elementary School Counselors

Nichole Hinkle, Hambright

Kimberly Juba, Conestoga and Martic

Shannon Madara, Central Manor

Michele Semple, Pequea

Samantha Strosser, Eshleman and Letort

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