Quizizz

Throughout the school year, our students have been using a website called quizizz.com.  This site allows teachers to assign short quizzes on a large variety of topics.  The students have really enjoyed working on this site during our enrichment period.  One neat feature is that the students are able to create and post their own quizzes.  This is a great site for your child to visit and practice various concepts on his or her laptop at home.  

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Laptops

On Monday, November 19th, your child will be bringing home his/her laptop, laptop case, and charger.  The students have been anticipating this day for quite some time, and they are excited that they will finally be able to take home their computers.

Last week a member from the technology team at Penn Manor showed all students how they can work on Google Drive projects even if they are not connected to the Internet at home.  There are also many apps, such as Tux Typing, that students can work on to improve their skills.  Everyone is excited for this wonderful opportunity our students have been given.    

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Study Stack

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Conference Week

I look forward to meeting with everyone to discuss progress in sixth grade this week.  Thank you to everyone who completed and returned the conference planning form.  I will be meeting with parents on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Wednesday afternoon and evening.  I will have the students write a reminder with their specific time in their planners.  Please note that students have an early dismissal at 1:30 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

All students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair this week.  Students may bring in money any day of the week to purchase books. 

I look forward to seeing everyone this week!

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Student Laptop Information

A letter is being sent home with all students in sixth grade today regarding the 1:1 laptop program.  The goal of the district is to allow our sixth grade students the opportunity to take their laptops home with them each evening in the near future. 

On November 1st, there will be a brief presentation at 6:30 at Conestoga Elementary followed by a time for parents to ask any questions they may have. 

Permission forms will be sent home the following week to all families.  Once those permission forms have been returned, our goal is to allow students to take home their laptops each evening.  It is our intention that this process will start by the Thanksgiving break. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Thank you.

Mr. Mattern  

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