Monthly Archives: October 2021


What a great month! Here are some updates on the Szentesy Squad and some reminders for upcoming events.

Reading – students have spent this week doing some “end of marking period” assessments. I will finish those up on Monday, November 1. After that, you’ll start to see reading books come home again for at-home reading with family members. Thank you for reading with your child and signing that your student read at home.

The spelling test for lesson 7 (and vocab words too!) will be on Thursday, November 4.

Writing – students are becoming experts in writing a paragraph. A paragraph contains a topic sentence, 3 detail sentences, and a conclusion sentence. The last perfect paragraph the boys and girls wrote was a perfect costume for Miss Szentesy to wear. They were very creative!

Math – Module 2 tests were completed. Thank you for praising your student after seeing the work they accomplished. The math program we use does not expect mastery. Students will show much growth as the year progresses.

The girls and boys learned a lot in our social studies unit on Geography. Landforms, water forms, the 7 continents, reading maps and globes. They are rockstars! The tests will come home today.


School pictures are coming home today. If you have any questions on the pictures, please call the 800 number on the back of the envelope.

SpiritWear order forms are also coming home today. Maybe you can get some nice holiday gifts!?

Parent-Teacher conference times are filling up. Please choose a time to meet with me in-person or virtually via Google Meet. Thank you!

Please remember to check out the “Important Dates” tab on this blog. November is a busy month!

Have a great weekend!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 22nd, and Tuesday, November 23rd. Please click on the link below to schedule a time for us to meet and discuss your child’s progress for the first marking period.

After your name, please indicate whether you will come to school (wearing a mask) or you would like to meet virtually through Google Meet, as we did last year.

Monday, November 22 afternoon appointments
Monday, November 22 evening appointments
Tuesday, November 23 appointments

Please remember these helpful hints:

·       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.)

·       If you do NOT have a gmail account, you will NEED to 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.    ( and password=this is specific to your child) 

·       After you sign up for your conference, an email confirmation will be sent to the email 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 login information, because you will need the date/time of the conference to log back in for the google meet conferenc​e, if you choose a virtual conference.​

·       If you are unable to sign up for a conference using your child’s computer, please contact our building secretary at 717 464-3831 to schedule your appointment.   

Please sign up by Friday, November 5, 2021

​Here is a helpful video to help you sign-up for a time.​

​Please let me know if you have any trouble.  I look forward to seeing you next month!  ​

Thank you!

Pequea Point Break

WOW! What an amazing day we had on Friday! The students raised over $12,000.00 for our school community. That’s incredible! Thank you to the amazing PTO members for providing an unforgettable day on the Point Break obstacle course. We had a blast and made fun memories. Way to go Szentesy Squad!

Great week!

This week was just awesome. What an outstanding group of kind second graders we have. Here are the Penn Manor/Pequea Spirit pics for today!

Next week:
No school Monday.
Test on Lesson 4 on Tuesday.
Library next Thursday. PTO meeting at 6:30.
Pequea Point Break on Friday.

Please enjoy the weekend!