Please see a message below for ways to help those in our district who may need support over the holidays.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Every year Penn Manor School District assists families in need with Thanksgiving meals. We would like to make this process more uniform across the district. We will be collecting the food listed below between Monday, November 1st and Thursday, November 11th. If you have a child in one of these grades, please consider donating to help our community.
Kindergarten-boxed mashed potatoes
1st grade-boxed stuffing
2nd grade-canned corn
3rd grade-canned black beans
4th grade-white rice
5th grade-apple sauce (NO GLASS)
6th grade-canned gravy (NO GLASS)
7th and 8th-Cornbread or Muffin mix-water based
If your family is able and willing to provide more than what is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by November 11h. Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Food Basket.”
Here is a quick Youtube video to explain how to sign-up for our parent-teacher conferences.PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO FIRST BEFORE SIGNING UP!
This year, parents will sign up for a parent-teacher conference EITHER IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL. Log in and secure a timeslot that works for you.
Conferences will be held on Monday, November 22nd from 1:45-8:00 PM and on Tuesday, November 23rd from 1:45-3:45 PM. Depending on availability there might be dates/times that are out of those two days available.
Please note that face coverings are required in school at this time. In order to attend a face-to-face conference, all individuals MUST wear a face covering. If this is not possible, we will arrange a phone or virtual appointment.
To plan ahead for conferences:
Look at your calendar, select dates/times that will work best for your family. Please remember we only host one conference, so it is very important that blended families coordinate this in advance.
A Gmail account must be used to schedule an appointment. If you have one, I would suggest you use that. (Please sign up for the conference and include your child’s name in some way as well as if you prefer VIRTUAL or IN-PERSON.)
If you do NOT have a Gmail account, you will use your child’s log in information to sign up for the conference. It would be helpful if you recorded your child’s log in information somewhere. (firstname.lastname@example.org and password=this is specific to your child)
After you sign up for your conference, an email confirmation will be sent to the Gmail account of the teacher and also to the account you used to sign up.
A parent tip: If you sign up using your child’s account, please hold on to their log in information, because you will need it the date/time of the conference to log back in for the Google Meet conference.
If you are unable to sign up for a conference using your child’s computer, please contact our building secretary at 717-872-9530 to schedule your appointment.
Deadline to sign up for a conference is November 4th.
Click here to sign up for conferences. Click here for the direction on how to sign up. If you choose an in person conference, you will be required to wear a mask. Thank you for your cooperation.
A current classroom newsletter can be found under the classroom newsletter heading at the top of my blog. It includes what we have been working on in first grade and also reminders for the upcoming cycle. Please take some time to look through it.
I just posted our first Classroom Newsletter. To view it, find the Classroom Newsletter heading at the top of my Blog. Scroll down and click on current newsletter and it should appear. Enjoy reading about how busy we have been in First Grade!