Weekly News August 26 – 30

We are off to a great start to the year! I’m so proud of everyone for working hard to learn new routines, make new friends and for doing a great job transitioning from summer to back to school! Thank you for sharing your son/daughter with our class! It’s an honor to be his/her teacher! I’m excited to meet you at our Meet the Teacher Open House on Wednesday (Drop in between 4 – 6 PM)!


On Monday, your child will be bringing home a list of spelling words. This is our first list for the year. We will be taking spelling tests on Fridays. Because this is our first list, and we have two short weeks back to back, we will have extra time to study this list. We will take our very first spelling test on Friday, September 6. Please be sure to practice these words at home with your child.

Special Reminders:

*Wednesday – Meet the Teacher Open House from 4-6 (I’m looking forward to meeting you!  Stop in anytime between 4-6 PM!  Your child is welcome to come along!)

*Thursday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Thursday – Penn Manor Fall Athletic Kick Off Classic at Comet Field

*Friday – No School

Looking Ahead…

*Monday, September 2 – Happy Labor Day!  (No School)

*Friday, September 6 – Spelling Test

*Monday, September 9 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM

*October 4 – Race For Education

*October 7 – BoxTops are due for PTO today!

*October 21 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM

Last Minute Information

I hope you all are enjoying your summer, can you believe we’ll be in school together in just two days?!  I am so excited to see 23 smiling faces walk through the door on August 21. Letters should have arrived in your mailboxes at this point. They have important information about first grade and our classroom. I can’t wait to work with you and help your child grow this year.

Here is some helpful information before we start the year!

Did you know you can create an online account through myschoolbucks for your child’s lunch account?

Enrollment is Easy!

1. Go to myschoolbucks.com and click “Register for an Account”

2. Create an account for you and your children.

3. Prepay with your credit, debit or electronic check.

Lunch Choices on Wednesday:

A: Chicken Patty Sandwich
B: Egg McComet
C: Peanut Butter and Jelly
D: Yogurt and String Cheese

Meet the Teacher Night

Wednesday, August 28th – 4:00-6:00 PM.

Please mark your calendars for your chance to pop into our classroom and see where your child is spending their days this year! You’ll also get the opportunity to meet the specials teachers and tour the building with your child. This is a drop in event, so there is no exact time that you need to stop in!

Parent Volunteers

Penn Manor School District has posted information and links on their website regarding the steps needed in order to volunteer in any Penn Manor School this year. You can read the post by clicking on the link below.  If you have questions, you can either call the school office or contact the Human Resources Director at the Administration Building.

Volunteer Post

Clearances Information

PM Food Service & Meal Assistance

School is right around the corner. It’s not too early to start getting ready. You and your family may be eligible under a federal program for Child Nutrition: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cnp/fr-032019

Research has shown that good nutrition has a positive impact on a child’s ability to focus and learn. It is important that we provide a nurturing environment for each child, so that individual success as a student can be maximized.  We would encourage you to review the links below and submit an application.  Even kindergarten students can qualify for meals; which is certainly helpful if you plan to send them to breakfast or for the days when they have a chance to eat lunch at school with the older students.  Please contact Brian Malek for more details.  All information is confidential.  Many families are unaware that they qualify for this meal assistance program. 

Eligibility for 2019-20

Online application

PM Food Services