Red Ribbon Week

October 22, 2020

October 26th – October 30th

Dear Central Manor Families:

This year Central Manor students and staff are invited to participate in “National Red Ribbon Week”, October 26th – October 30th.  “Red Ribbon Week” is observed to promote a healthy lifestyle, drug prevention, and making positive choices.  We will be having the following spirit days to reinforce the message of staying healthy and drug-free:

  • Monday, 10/26/20 – “Be Happy! We’re REaDy for Red Ribbon Week”
    Wear the color red.
  • Tuesday, 10/27/20 – “Team Up Against Drugs!”
    Wear your favorite team jersey or Penn Manor gear.
  • Wednesday, 10/28/20
    “Be Brave!  You have the power to make healthy choices!” 
    Wear superhero clothing (no costume masks)
  • Thursday, 10/29/20 – “Put Unhealthy Habits to Rest!”
    Wear your P.J.’s (no slippers)
  • Friday, 10/30/20 – “Being Drug Free is No Sweat!”
    Wear your sweats!

Thanks for your support!

The Week Ahead – September 14-18…

We had another fabulous week last week! The students are working hard, and we are covering so much each day! The small groups not only allow us to practice safe social distancing, but they allow me to really connect with each learner. As a result, we are able to move faster, dig deeper into what we are learning, remediate as needed and extend their learning when we are together!

The students are enjoying their small group recess time! The students are also doing a fantastic job with making sure that their computers are fully charged and ready to go when they arrive to school each day! Thank you! I’m also very proud of how hard our friends are working on “At Home” learning assignments! This is FANTASTIC!

Please see the information below to help navigate the week ahead. Thank YOU for all of your support! We are a team, and I truly value your support! Have a fantastic week!

Question 1: How long should my child be working on “At Home” learning assignments on each “At Home” learning day?

Each subject area/assignment should take 45 – 60 minutes each on an “At Home” learning day.  Because students are working on their laptops for awhile, please encourage your child to take quick breaks when working. We encourage students to watch all of the videos and follow the lessons completely in order so that assignments are accurately completed.

Question 2: How does attendance work on “At Home” learning days?

All students need to fill out the attendance form (in our Google Classroom) by 9:30 am each day. In order to be marked,”Present,” students must complete their online attendance form AND have completed all of their “At Home” learning assignments for each day. All assignments are due no later then 2 days from when they are posted. Students are also responsible for assignments posted in their Creative Arts Special google classroom. Mr. Andrew has thoughtfully posted activities and assignments in his Applied Engineering Google Classroom in which our class should also be logging in to on their “At Home” Learning Days. 

Question 3: Where are this week’s “At Home” learning assignments?

Beginning this week, all “At Home” learning assignments can be found in Google Classroom. Please refer to the email which also contains a video of how to navigate our Google Classroom and the assignments. Please also refer to the helpful At Home Learning Agenda that will walk your student through the assignments.

Question 4: How will my child log on to their Wednesday Google Meet?

Students will log in to Google Classroom on Wednesday mornings at 9:00. They will find the Google Meet link there to log on. We have practiced how to navigate finding the meet link, as well as, discussed learning and google meet etiquette as a class.

I hope you and your families have a great week ahead. Be sure to reach out via email with any questions!

Penn Manor Distance Learning:

Thank you for your support and encouragement as we work together to support our Central Manor children and families. I miss our class being together and sharing our smiles daily but please know that I am here to support, encourage and learn right along side you. Students should continue to check their school email for updates and invitations to our future class meets. Important reminders and information are listed below to help be a resource as we embark on this new journey together!

Penn Manor Meal Distribution: The school district will continue to support our families with meal delivery each Monday and Wednesday. Each day multiple meals will be delivered for each child attending PM in your family. This opportunity is open to ALL Penn Manor families and is a great way to feel connected to school during this time. Buses will deliver meals following the morning bus stop schedule. More detailed information can be found at this link, Food Distribution Program.

Resources Available at the Loft: Every Wednesday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., community members in need can receive basic staple food products from the Loft at Millersville Church, 3116 Blue Rock Road.  Toiletries are distributed the first Wednesday of every month. Distributions are made on a drive-through basis so recipients do not need to leave their vehicles. This is for Penn Manor families only, and recipients must provide identification to confirm their residency status. If you would like to donate food and/or household supplies to the Loft, learn more here.

Learning Assignments: Moving forward all of the 4th grade learning assignments will be posted in our class Google Classroom. Assignments are posted weekly and expected to be submitted to me through Google Classroom. Students should plan to spend 60-90 minutes daily on the learning assignments. They may choose the order in which they work on the assignments and chunk their work time that suits them the best. Each assignment that students submit will be marked as “received” in Sapphire and I will be able to interact with the student work and provide encouragement and feedback directly on the assignment to each individual student. Students should access their assignments in Google Classroom however you may view them on our 4th Grade Remote Learning Site .

Continuity of Education Plan: Penn Manor educators have developed a Continuity of Education Plan to help our students continue learning at home. The goal of the plan is to provide resources for students to further their education. As stated in the COE, learning resources for the week of April 13th will continue to be a review of materials and are expected to be completed and submitted. Beginning the week of April 20th and beyond, we will be continuing to move forward with the fourth grade curriculum.

Daily Announcements: Each day our Central Manor Daily Announcements will be posted on our Central Manor Elementary Blog. Be sure to check out the news each day, view the COVID-19 / Online Learning tab, and subscribe to our CM Blog. Visit the Penn Manor Website to continue to be informed with the latest updates!

Reminder – Third Marking Period Report cards were posted in Sapphire.

Please reach out with any questions and ways that I can continue to help support you and your child. We will continue to work closely and walk this journey side by side.

A Wonderful Week!

It is an exciting week at Central Manor. I am looking forward to meeting with each family during our Parent-Teacher Conferences!

Our PA Native American projects look great! They will be on display during parent-teacher conferences for all to see. We will share them during our Native American Exhibit Tuesday afternoon at 2:15 when classes visit our “museum” to explore.

Our class will be able to shop the book fair during our Library Instruction time on Thursday afternoon, 1:00-1:30. The Book Fair Breakfast Event, “Dudes and Donuts” is tomorrow morning from 7:30-8:30 am. Families will be able to shop the book fair and enjoy a quick breakfast together. The book fair will also be open during most of the parent-teacher conference times on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

Fourth grade is helping to donate food items to our district wide food drive. If you are able, please help support our efforts and 4th grade is asked to donate canned sweet potatoes! For each can of sweet potatoes donated students will earn a ticket for a chance to pie a teacher! A fun way to celebrate working together to support our community.

Helpful Reminders!

We have many exciting activities and events coming up at Central Manor over the next few weeks. We are looking forward to all the fun!

  • Thursday, 10/31 – PJ Day – may bring a small stuffed animal
  • Friday, 11/1 – No School – Teacher In-service
  • Monday, 11/4 – Native American Project due to school
  • Tuesday, 11/5 -Native American School Exhibit
  • Monday, 11/4 -11/8 – Book Fair Week *- our class time Thursday, 11/7 during Library
  • Wednesday, 11/6-11/8 Early Dismissal @ 1:30
  • Parent / Teacher Conferences – scheduled times
  • Monday, 11/11 – PTO Mtg 6:30
  • Tuesday, 11/12 – Picture Retakes
  • Wednesday, 11/27 – Early Dismissal @ 1:30
  • Thursday, 11/28 – Monday 12/2 – No School

Central Manor Book Fair Week

The Book Fair will be open during conferences on Wednesday, November 6 most of the afternoon. Our class will also shop the book fair during our Library time on Thursday afternoon. Set up an ewallet for convenient shopping!

Central Manor Fire Prevention Day

Volunteers from Blue Rock Fire Department will join us for a morning of Fire Prevention Fun!  Students will explore the fire truck, meet fire fighters, and learn lessons on fire safety.

This visit will kick off our Boot Drive Coin Collection for the fire department!  Bring in your coins, put them in our “boots” and help give back to our Central Manor Community!  The collection will continue until Friday, October 25th.  Let’s practice teamwork. Imagine the impact our Central Manor students could have on our local community with each of us making a donation and working together to see that grow.

The week ahead…

We had a great first week of school! We are looking forward to next week already!

Wednesday, August 28th is our Back to School Night from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. This is a drop-in event. During the evening I will also be offering short information sessions at 4:30 and 5:15 if you would like to hear more details about our class. Stop in when you are available! We hope to see you!

Thursday, August 29th is an early dismissal at 1:30 PM. Friday, August 30th and Monday, September 2nd there is no school for the holiday weekend!

Summer Reading Carnival

If you worked hard over the summer and tracked your minutes read you are in for a great treat with our Central Manor Summer Reading Carnival! All summer reading calendars are due no later than Monday, August 26. Students who have already submitted their reading calendars to me received a permission form that must be signed to participate in the food portion of this event. If we do not receive a signed permission form by Tuesday your student may not enjoy the snack during the carnival.