Future Snow Days

Due to the cancelation of school on December 17 and February 1 and 2, all scheduled weather make-up days for the 2020-2021 school year have been exhausted.  

As a result, any additional weather-related school closures will be virtual instructional days (also known as “cyber snow days”) which have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Teachers will post assignments to their Google Classroom, Moodle or SeeSaw pages for students to access on these days. Students will receive thorough instructions and a description of expectations for what they are to complete during the virtual snow day. 

Secondary teachers will post assignments by 8 a.m., and elementary teachers will post assignments by 9:30 a.m.

Students are expected to submit completed assignments by midnight of the virtual snow day.  Student attendance will be based on the submission of assignments. 

Teachers will schedule two office hours during which they will be available to students for questions and/or instruction — one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon within the school day.

As a result of the school closures so far this winter, the previous snow make-up days of March 19, April 1 and April 5 are now regular instructional days. 

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Valentines

Dear Families,

Just a quick reminder that this Friday is our Valentine Exchange at school!

The district has given permission for store bought/wrapped candy to be brought in with Valentines by Wednesday February 10th.

We will then hand sanitize 23 sets of hands on Friday and have students deliver to all of the decorated bags!

We won’t be opening or eating at school. This will give you a chance to check ingredients if you need to check in case of food allergies once the stuffed bag is brought home.

If you would like any assistance in getting Valentines for your second grader by Wednesday or any help with getting names on the Valentines don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Have a wonderful, snowy and football Sunday!

As always, thank you so much for your wonderful support and for the happy second grader you send to me each day!

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Friday December 18th

The Penn Manor School District is operating on a two hour delay with modified kindergarten for Friday, December 18th. Stay warm and stay safe.

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December 1st

We hope all Central Manor families had a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation. As our vacation comes to a close, we want to provide a friendly reminder that we are resuming in-person learning for all K-6 students on Tuesday, December 1st.

We want to thank all of our families for their ongoing support during our time spent in remote learning.

As an ongoing reminder, if you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the Central Manor nurse at 717-872-1401 ext 3202 so we can identify any other individuals who may have been in close contact in the school setting. As a community, we all need to do our part to assure that in-person learning can safely continue for our students and staff.  

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Virtual Week

The status of COVID-19 cases at Central Manor has prompted the school to extend online learning for all students for a full week, November 16 through 20. Please see the letter from superintendent Mike Leichliter below.

November 14, 2020

Dear Penn Manor Family:

After receiving additional information about active ongoing COVID-19 cases in the Central Manor community, Central Manor Elementary School will remain in full-time remote learning status for all students, effective Monday, November 16, through Friday, November 20. We tentatively plan to resume in-person learning on Monday, November 23. We will update community members regarding those plans later in the week of November 16.

Teachers will continue to communicate to students through their Google Classroom (grades 3-6) or Seesaw (K-2) page. Teachers will be providing live instruction throughout the day. Access to virtual meetings will be found in teachers’ Google Classrooms or Seesaw pages. 

During the closure, we expect students to act responsibly by practicing social distancing, wearing masks in public and monitoring their health. If you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the Central Manor nurse at 717-872-1401 so we can identify any other individuals who may have been in close contact in the school setting. As a community, we all need to do our part to assure that in-person learning can safely resume for students.  

For more information on the district’s response to COVID-19 please visit www.pennmanor.net

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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Spirit Week

We have spirit yes we do, we have spirit how about you Central Manor! Help us support Penn Manor and celebrate homecoming by participating in spirit week next Tuesday-Friday.

Second graders can celebrate everyday next week!

Group A– Tuesday, 10/13- Wear your favorite hat, or sport some crazy hair.

Group A– Wednesday, 10/14- Penn Manor Blue and Gold Day- wear any PM gear you have or blue and gold.

Group B– Thursday, 10/15- Wear your favorite hat, or sport some crazy hair.

Group B– Friday, 10/16- Penn Manor Blue and Gold Day- wear any PM gear you have or blue and gold.

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Dates

Dear Families,

Just a reminder that Friday October 9th is a 1:30 dismissal. Also, there is no school on Monday October 12th.

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Computers

Computer delivery….attention 1st-4th graders and families

August 21, 2020

As you know the Penn Manor School Board voted to provide computers for all learners in grades 1 – 12. This means we will be trying to coordinate the delivery of MANY computers to children over the next few weeks. In order for any student to be provided a laptop, parents and students must complete and return a signed document.

Teachers are excited to begin distributing laptops so they can teach children how to log on and practice accessing certain learning opportunities.

If you follow this link: https://technology.pennmanor.net/tech-policies/ please read 815.1 – Responsible Use of Internet and Network Resources. Once you read this document and agree, you can print and sign the Student/Parent Responsible Use Signature Form and return it to school. The best ways to return this signed document to ensure that your child will get their laptop right away. If you are not able to print this document from home, hard copies will be given to students on the first day of school.

  1. Print this document, sign it, and drop it off in the bin located in Central Manor’s office lobby next week during the hours of 8:00 AM-4:30 PM. There is a bin on the desk in the
  2. Print this document and send it in with your child on the very first day of school.

If your child is new to the district and registered for school this year… you already signed this document and there is no reason to sign it again. This applies most to children in grades 1-4.

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A better community … one student at a time.

Principal – Mr. Brian Malek

Assistant Principal – Mrs. Lisa Suydam

3717 Blue Rock Rd

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WELCOME!

Dear Second Grade Families,                                                     

 Welcome to second grade!  We have an exciting year ahead that will be filled with lots to explore, experience and learn.  We hope to be a guide and mentor to your child this year as he or she embarks on a learning journey filled with excitement, challenges, and many learning opportunities.

One reason that we love second grade is that students develop and grow a lot over the course of one year.  It is wonderful to watch them as they expand their knowledge and learn new things.  As your child continues to grow and learn this year, I hope that you will view us as someone you can count on to care for your child and his or her academic progress. 

We believe that children learn best when the teacher and families work together to achieve the same goals with a child.  We love to have open communication with families since our students are our top priority.  This year, you can be certain that we will work diligently to help them in every way possible.  With that in mind, please feel free to contact us at any point if you have questions or concerns about something going on in the classroom or with your child specifically.

You may call the school at 717-872-1401 or email us (see below) at anytime! We also encourage you to use the Penn Manor website as this contains valuable information throughout the school year.  Lunch menus and prices for the first day will be located here:  http://blogs.pennmanor.net/centralmanor/

We have included a supply list for things your child should bring on the first day of school on Monday August 31st.  There is also a short questionnaire for you to fill out and reply in an email to your child’s teacher.  We are looking forward to a fabulous learning journey in second grade with each of you and we cannot wait to meet you soon!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Jenna DeLong                              Mrs. Shelly Kyle 

 (jenna.delong@pennmanor.net)         (shelly.kyle@pennmanor.net)

         Mrs. Becca Eichler                                  Mrs. Beth Mader

(becca.eichler@pennmanor.net)        (beth.mader@pennmanor.net)

                                                 Second Grade Supply List

                             – A small hard pencil box (not a pouch)

                             – Crayola Crayons (2 packs of 24)

                             – 2+ black expo markers

                             – A glue stick (or several)

                             -Scissors with initials labeled on them

**We will also be using headphones/earbuds with our computers.  If your child is able to have his/her own, it would be very helpful!  Nothing fancy is needed!  Please be sure they are labeled with your child’s name.  Earbuds should be in a baggie or pouch.  Thank you!

Second Grade Student Questionnaire

 (Please return through EMAIL to your second grader’s teacher.)

1.  Describe your child’s strengths. (Do not limit to academic ability, please include physical and social strengths, too.)

2.  What does your child enjoy doing?

3. Describe any concerns you would like addressed this school year.

4.  Please list any additional information about your child that would be helpful for me to know.

**Also, please include your name, your second grader’s name, best phone number, and email address/es to contact you.

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Thank you for a fabulous year!

I’ve worked with your flower

And helped it to grow.

I’m returning it now,

But I want you to know.

This flower is precious

As dear as can be.

Love, take care of it.

 And you will see

A bright new bloom

with everyday.

It grew and blossomed

In such a wonderful way.

In August, just a bud

then January a bloom.

Now a lovely blossom

I’m returning to you.

Remember this flower,

As dear as can be.

Though rightfully yours,

Part will always be with me. (author unknown)

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