Looking for a few chaperons.

We are looking for a few parent chaperons for our field trip to the State Capitol Building on Thursday, March 14th. If you are interested please let me know. The school must have all of your updated clearances. I will start reaching out to interested parents on Friday. (Email or Dojo are the easiest ways to get in contact)

If you have any additional questions about the field trip, please feel free to contact me.

STEM CLUB: Water Filters

In our after school STEM Club, students have been working to construct water filters. Their objective is to build the least expensive (from commonly available parts) water filter, that cleans the water the best, and the quickest.

Students purchase materials and evaluate their possible scores, given how much money they spent, using a cost analysis rubric. Next, they test their materials to see what works best and redesign their filters if needed.

The water is judged on color, clarity, smell, and particles.

Students have done an amazing job designing, creating, and testing their filters!

Testing a water filter with gravel.
A gravel based water filter.
Charcoal water filter.
Charcoal based water filter.
Testing a water filter.
Testing a filter.

Early Dismissal

Penn Manor school district will be having on early dismissal today, 1/29/19. Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:00. Please let me know if you have any questions.

There will be no after school tutoring today, and ELA and Math will both be held on Thursday.

Kids at Work 2019

Kids at Work Day 2019

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Students will celebrate “Kids at Work” day on Friday, February 22, 2019, with the help of the elementary counseling department.

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Construction Worker       Athlete        Dental Hygienist 

Retail Manager         Vet        Artist       Fashion Designer 

Chef           Entrepreneur        Teacher           Firefighter 

   Caregiver            Marine Biologist        Police Officer

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Kids at work day!  Students dressed as different occupations.

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Friday, February 22, 2019 students will be invited to wear clothing that represents careers they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, a doctor, a teacher, etc. Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom.  As an added component to Kids at Work Day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.

Our hope is that Kids at Work Day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.  To help facilitate discussion at home regarding career development, please refer to the “additional resources” at the end of this post for some fun, age-appropriate career development activities.

At Penn Manor High School, about sixty-eight percent of our students attend two-year or four-year colleges. Fifty percent go to four-year colleges, and eighteen percent go to two-year colleges. About seven percent of our students go directly into the military, and about ten percent go on to one-year certificate or training programs. Fifteen percent go directly into the workforce. About twenty-two percent attend the CTC each year to gain a year of Technical Education during their senior year of high school to study fields such as: Residential Carpentry; Heavy Equipment Operator; Protective Services; Sports Medicine; Medical Assisting; Diesel Mechanics; Automotive Mechanics; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Large Animal Production; Dental Assisting; Plumbing; and much more.

The Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors would like to thank you in advance for your support for Kids at Work Day. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s counselor.

Sincerely,

The Elementary School Counselors

Nichole Hinkle, Hambright

Kimberly Juba, Conestoga and Martic

Shannon Madara, Central Manor

Michele Semple, Pequea

Samantha Strosser, Eshleman and Letort

Tutoring Reminder

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A reminder that this Tuesday, January 8th , tutoring sessions and Coding/STEM club begin. Tutoring in mathematics will be held on Tuesdays, and language arts (ELA)  will be on Thursdays. The Coding/STEM club will be held on Wednesdays.  All sessions run until 4:30 PM and students can be picked up in the Martic school lobby.  Students can attend on an as needed or desired basis. A student does not have to sign up and attend every week.  If your student would like to attend, please give 24 hour notice and send in a note for the office for after school pick up.  A small snack will be provided, but you may also send one with your student.

If students attend the Coding/STEM club, it may be expected that they will build on skills learned in the previous weeks, or work on multi-week projects.