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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Showcase Video

End of Year Showcase Video Everyone has been working so hard and we would love to see what else you’ve been doing at home. We are planning to create a video by grade level and have students showcase themselves however they would like to be showcased.  So, your child could share a video or picture of themselves with their sheep, their new hens, or the cool science video they created for an assignment! This will also allow kids to see their peers across the entire grade level and will be a great way to end the year with a final farewell! Please email photos or videos to your grade level point person by Friday May 15. Thank you for your support!

Point person(s) for each grade level:

K- Send to your child’s respective teacher

1- Send to your child’s respective teacher

2- Mrs. Mader →

3- Mrs. Treier →

4- Send to your child’s respective teacher

5- Mrs. O’Donnell → 

6- Mr. Kersic → 

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World Book Day

Happy World Book Day 2-K!

Open A Book by Jane Baskwill

Open a book

And you will find

People and places of every kind;

Open a book

And you can be

Anything that you want to be;

Open a book and you can share

Wondrous worlds you find in there;

Open a book

And I will too

You read to me

And I’ll read to you.

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Dear Families,


Thank you for everything you are doing at home to support our students!

You are showing so much on a daily basis how we are a team and in this together!

The phone calls, emails and pictures have helped us connect over the past few weeks!

Please click on the link below for a HUGE thank you for the bottom of our hearts:)

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Week of April 13th

Dear Families,

I hope that you had a wonderful Easter vacation with your families! Thank you again for all of the communication that is keeping us all connected! Please don’t hesitate to email me if you would like me to call your second grader for a connection and/or help with any of the online work from the Penn Manor resource page. All week I will be calling from 11:30-12:00 and 3:00-3:30 but will gladly call if another time suits your schedule better. You can continue to send emails with updates of completed work and/or pictures of work. A new batch of online work will be loaded into the grade 2 elementary folder on the Penn Manor website. The work will not be graded but will be recorded that it was sent to me. I can’t thank you enough for all of your time and efforts at home! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for any questions! Thank you again for being such an amazing group of families to work with this year!

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Next Week

Dear Families,

Thank you for all of the communication this week! I am absolutely loving getting to see and hear about all of the work that second graders are doing at home! Thank you for everything that you are doing!

Please know that starting on Monday April 13th I will be available to talk directly on the phone to you or a second grader from 11:30-12:00 and also 3:00-3:30 each day. Please email me and let me know if you or your child would love a call during that time to check in or help with any new work from the online resources that is coming soon.

Thank you again for all of the communication! The connections we continue to make with each other from our homes have been amazing! I miss you all.

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This poem was written by your teacher Mrs. Kyle,

To spread some cheer and give you a big smile!

I miss all of you so much each day,

You are such amazing second graders I must say!

Spring is here and the sky is so blue,

The wonderful thoughts I have all day are of you!

You continue to be a second grade shining star,

And I am your teacher sending you happy thoughts from afar!

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Update from PM Blog

Dear Families,

I have listed the newest update from Penn Manor’s blog below. I sure do miss all of your families! Thank you for all of the emails that have been coming my way. I am absolutely loving seeing your work that you are doing at home. 🙂


Penn Manor has introduced a comprehensive Continuity of Education plan, which is available for viewing here on the district’s remote learning website.

The plan explains in detail how teachers will provide learning activities for all students to access by grade level or subject area. The current level of activities will continue through April 9, and the school district will begin transitioning to more robust learning activities the week of April 13.

Beginning April 20, all teachers will move from reinforcement and review of material previously taught to the introduction of new material.

Teachers will keep track of student participation and reach out to encourage all students to participate. Learning activities will not be graded, but student participation is expected.

Given the current unprecedented circumstances, Penn Manor has tried to be intentional about transitioning to online learning and its impact on our students, families and staff. We want to be mindful of the stressors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased demands on parents working from home. 

Throughout this process, we will continue to evaluate our Continuity of Education plan and make adjustments as needed. 

Thank you for your support in these challenging times, and please stay safe!

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Here is the link/information about continuity of education plans from

Penn Manor’s website.

Penn Manor educators have developed continuity of education plans to help students continue learning from home while our schools are closed. 

Here is a link to the resources.

These are ungraded learning activities that students can complete from home. The resources have been developed to meet a variety of students’ needs and may not be the same across our school district. 

Teachers will be accessible to students and parents and will respond to any questions about the learning activities in a timely manner.

Thank you for all of the pictures and emails showing the work you are doing at home!

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report cards

Dear Families,

Report cards are available on Sapphire for you to view.

Below are the directions sent out a few days ago.  Central Manor blog also has more directions if you are having a hard time with your Sapphire account.

Feel free to reach out to me if you are struggling with locating your child’s report card. 

Simply click here and follow the directions to obtain this account. 

If you have previously obtained a Sapphire account, there is NO NEED to submit the documentation again.  Your username, password and pin # are all still valid.

Again, if I can help at all please let me know!

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