Career Day

Students are encouraged to dress as a future career on Friday February 11th.

More information to come!

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Heart Challenge

Dear Parent/Guardian,
Our schools are participating in a very special community service program to raise funds
for the American Heart Association.  We’re joining in the fight against our nation’s No. 1
and No. 3 killers – cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Kids’ Heart Challenge events are held at schools nationwide and not only help students
learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health, but also raise funds
to support vital heart and stroke research as well as educational programs.  Although
all 3 rd -6 th -grade students will jump rope at the events as part of physical
education, and all 1 st -2 nd  grade students will be involved in various
movement activities, the students are NOT required to raise money; in
other words, raising money is optional, BUT greatly
appreciated.  HOWEVER, JUST BY REGISTERING ONLINE, your child will
receive a free wristband and help the school to earn additional funds for
equipment!! If your child raises money, individual prizes are also earned
(please see the collection envelope that was sent home for prize

Collection envelopes will be sent home as soon as they arrive to CM. They
are expected to arrive shortly!
KIDS HEART CHALLENGE events will be organized as follows:
Grades 1-6 will complete the challenge during Physical Education class the last week of
February. Deadline for fundraiser collection will be Friday, March 4 th 2022.
The American Heart Association is dedicated to helping people live longer, healthier
lives.  The money we raise helps people in our community learn how to avoid heart
disease and stroke and also helps our local patient care.  Our schools will qualify for gift

certificates for free physical education equipment based on the amount we raise, and
students will qualify for individual thank-you gifts based on the donations they collect. 
Family and friends are welcome to support your child’s participation by making
contributions.  However, we ask that children not go door-to-door and ask strangers for
donations.  If your child receives any cash donations, please convert those to
a check prior to turning in the collection envelope.  All checks should be
made payable to the American Heart Association.  Your student’s collection
envelope should be turned in to his/her classroom teacher on or before
Tuesday, March 4 th so that we can have an accurate tally of the money raised
by the end of the events! 
Also, don’t forget to ask your child’s donors if their employers have matching gift
programs.  This is an easy way to increase donations collected by your child.  To find out
which companies will match the American Heart Association, please visit  All matching gift forms should include your child’s name and
school name so the donations can be properly designated.
Kids Heart Challenge is a fun event that helps our children understand the importance
of community service and physical activity while helping to save lives. Our efforts truly
are meaningful and can make a difference!  Thank you for your support.

Mr. Binkley

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Spirit Weeks

Celebrate the Season with Central Manor- Holiday Spirit Weeks
Monday- Dec. 13- Marvelous Monday Show your PM Pride- Wear Blue & Gold
Tuesday- Dec. 14- Twin Tuesday- Students and Staff Dress Alike- Wear Christmas colors and be Mrs. Kyle’s twin
Wednesday- Dec. 15- Wild Wednesday- Wear Tie- Dye or Bright Colors
Thursday- Dec. 16- Thermal Thursday- Wear Flannel or Plaid
Friday- Dec. 17- Football Friday- Wear your favorite sports jersey
Monday- Dec. 20- Festive Sweater Monday
Tuesday- Dec. 21- Holiday “Show-storm” – Wear your holiday accessories
Wednesday- Dec. 22- Wear Red & Green Wednesday
Thursday- Dec. 23- Hats off to the Holidays- Wear your favorite holiday hat


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Book Fair Shopping Night



5;30-6:30 Last names starting with A-L

6:45-7:45 Last names starting with M-Z

Special readings by the principals!

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Next week, October 4- 8 we will be celebrating FALL at Central Manor. This is our way of saying we love fall!

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Dear Families,

          Welcome to our first full week of second grade! We are off to a wonderful start!

          This week we will continue to work on place value in math with tens and ones. We are focusing on adding numbers, finding patterns to make addition connections and working on many strategies to solve problems.

          This week will start our first Spelling list and test. Our new words are coming home today and our test will be on Friday. We will have two trick words, six phonetic skill words and two mystery skill words that are not on the list for a total of ten words. We will have two dictated sentences on Friday that will incorporate high frequency and word wall words along with our skill words. I will offer bonus words each week that students may choose to try on the weekly test! Your second grader may try up to seven bonus words each week.

Thank you for all of your help at home! This will be a fabulous year!

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September 1st

Back to School Night – Wednesday, September 1, 2021

August 24, 2021

Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 1, 2021. The program will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  This is an open house drop-in format where you will have the opportunity to briefly view your child’s classroom(s) and meet his/her teacher(s).

In order to minimize the number of people in the classrooms at one time, we are asking that parents visit the school anytime during their designated time period, as teachers will not be delivering formal presentations. Additionally, children are asked to stay home

  • Families with the last names A through L are asked to participate from  4:00 to 4:45.
  • Families M-Z are asked to participate from 5:15 to 6:00. 

While in the building we ask that you follow these mitigation strategies:

  • Please practice social distancing and respect other individuals’ preferences, including those of our teachers.
  • Monitor your own health prior to attending the event. If you are experiencing any COVID-related symptoms, please do not attend.

If you have specific concerns related to your child, please contact his/her teacher at a later time to schedule an appointment. 

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Welcome to second grade! (If you are receiving this blog post and would like to be off

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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 so much 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:

We have included a supply list for things your child should bring on the first day of school on Monday August 30th.  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!


Mrs. Jenna DeLong                              Mrs. Shelly Kyle 

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                  Mrs. Becca Eichler                                  Mrs. Beth Mader

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                                                 Second Grade Supply List

                             – A small hard pencil box (not a pouch)

                             – Crayola Crayons (2 packs of 24)

                             – Colored pencils

                             – Regular pencils

                             – 2+ black expo markers

                             – A glue stick (or several)

                             -Scissors with initials labeled on them

                             – Old sock to be used as a whiteboard eraser


**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.

Be sure to subscribe to Mrs. Kyle’s blog for updates and information!

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Thank You

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 it, take care of it,
And you will see…

A bright new bloom,
With every day.
It grew and blossomed
In such a wonderful way.

In August just a bud,
January, a bloom;
Now a lovely blossom
I’m returning in June.

Remember, this flower,
As dear as can be,
Though rightfully yours,
Part will always belong to me!

Author Unknown

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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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