Virtual Wednesdays💻

Mr. Malek and Mrs. Suydam put out a blog post on the Central Manor blog regarding proper Google Meet etiquette. We went over this in class and last week the kids were AMAZING during our Meet, but I wanted to share it here in case you did not see the original post:

“Parents—we are seeking your help so your child can get the best virtual learning experience during our virtual Wednesday sessions.  Teachers are planning lessons for online learning on Wednesdays, and we ask that all students approach these days with the educational commitment as if they were in the classroom.  We recognize that this is new and NOT how we wish it could be, but our teachers are committed to providing quality instruction during these times.   Here are reminders about appropriate conduct during a google meet with CM teachers:

  • Children should be in front of their laptops, seated and ready to learn.
  • Cameras should be on at all times during the session for all children during the lesson.
  • Students should pick one location to remain for the duration of the lesson.  This location should be an appropriate learning space.   
  • If children need to leave camera for a restroom break or another reason, they need to ask permission from their teacher to leave the meet or turn their camera off.
  • Messages sent to the chat during the lesson are reserved for instructional purposes ONLY.
  • Children should refrain from eating while on their meets. Please use the break time between subjects if a snack is needed.
  • Work space should be free of pets and toys since these are distracting to our learners.
  • Parents are encouraged to support their learner at home, but to not actively participate in the lessons.   

Moving forward, Mr. Malek and Mrs. Suydam ask all grade 3-6 students to show Central Manor leadership during online learning sessions. We plan to visit your virtual sessions this Wednesday. Thank you for helping us as we navigate these new online lessons.”

Picture Day is Coming!📸

Below is the blog post put out on the Central Manor blog. Our classes picture time is in the morning so no one should be sweaty and smelly by the time we get them taken. Woohoo!

“Students will be bringing flyers home about picture day. We are holding 2 picture days this year. Please mark your calendars as to when your child will be getting their picture taken.

September 29- Kindergarten AM & PM, Grade 1 and all Group A students

October 2- Grade 2, all Group B students and PMVS (from 1-3 PM)

If you have any questions please contact the office at 717-872-1401.”

First Spirit Day!!!📣🏈

This was posted on the Central Manor blog. Our first spirit day is this Friday!

Help us kick off Penn Manor’s fall sports season this Friday, September 18th by wearing your favorite sports jersey or Penn Manor spirit wear! Students who are in Group A and virtual take a picture and email it to Mrs. Suydam at lisa.suydam@pennmanor.net. Watch our blog for a spirit day slide show. Let’s Go Comets!!

One Week Away!!!😁🏫

Next week is the start of school! Can you believe it? I sent out an email regarding laptop usage. This is just a reminder that if you would like your child to be able to take home their laptop on their very first day you will need to either email the laptop agreement form or send it in with them on the first day of school. You can find that agreement form here.

Also, I know students may be anxious to come back to school this year. It is completely natural for them to feel this way. In order to help relieve some apprehensions you or your child may have, Central Manor has put together a virtual tour so you can get a visual of what some areas of the school are going to look like when they arrive! You can find that virtual tour here.

This year is going to look different but remember, we are a TEAM. We are going to work with and for your child in order to achieve success.

Hello👋

Hello fourth grade families! I am so excited to meet you all. We are in for a fun-filled year. I know this year is looking different than others so please remember to take a deep breath and remind yourself that everything will be okay. I sent out your back to school letters, but I am also posting your needed items here as well:

  • Colored Pencils/Crayons
  • Expo Markers
  • Scissors
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Headphones/Earbuds in a plastic baggie with your name
  • 2″ Binder (optional)
  • Texas Instrument (TI30 XIIS) Calculator to keep at home (optional)

I am slowly but surely getting our classroom together and I can’t wait for school to start so we can continue to build this classroom together. Since Labor Day is right after we start school here is a reminder of what the first two weeks of school look like. I can’t wait to meet all of you!