Yearbook Pick Up

If you purchased a school yearbook you may pick it up this Friday, May 29th, from 12:00 until 6:00 at 129 Spring Meadow Lane, Washington Boro. If you are not able to make that date please contact Dana Cook at danacook24@yahoo.com or call/text 717-381-1982.

Mark Your Calendar to Meet the 2020-2021 Grade Level Teachers

Next Friday, May 29th, your child will have an opportunity to meet the teachers for the grade level your child will be entering in the fall.  For specific times and instructions refer to the blog post that Mrs. McPherson posted last week.  And remember – you should “attend” the session for next year’s grade level.   For example, if your child is in KDG, you will attend the 1st grade session, etc.

Grading Guidelines: Grades K to 8 Fourth Marking Period and Final Grades

The Penn Manor School District has developed a Continuity of Education plan to help students continue learning from home during the COVID-19 mandatory school closure. Learning activities have been developed to meet a variety of students’ needs, provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and understanding of content, and have students complete the curricula of the classes students are enrolled in during the Spring Semester.

The district’s intention is for students to be fully engaged in their learning and complete the activities for their classes as designated by their teachers. Teachers will provide students with ongoing feedback and recognize the quality of work that is being submitted. Teachers will provide feedback and acknowledge receipt of assignment.

Beginning the week of April 20, teachers will provide weekly instruction and activities covering new curriculum material. Students are to complete the weekly assigned activities and submit their product to the teacher through email, Google Classroom/Docs, or Moodle.

The teachers will continue to provide feedback to students on the work that is submitted. When the teacher determines a student has met the criteria of the activity an “R” for RECEIVED will be recorded in the Sapphire gradebook.

Students will not be receiving a Marking Period 4 letter grade.  The final grade for the class will be an average of grades for the first three marking periods of the year. For those students who were failing a class at the end of Marking Period 3, the work completed during Marking Period 4 may raise their grade to passing at the professional discretion of the teacher. If a student is in jeopardy for failing the course, the teacher should immediately report this to their principal to determine a course of action.

March PTO Minutes

The minutes from the March PTO meeting have been posted on the PTO Minutes page under the Parents tab.

Home School Pictures for the Yearbook

We are looking for pictures of your kids working on school work from home. We would like to put them in the yearbook to show what the last two months of school were like.  We would also love for you to send us your #PMproud photos of you and your family wearing your Penn Manor gear!!! Please email your photos to danacook24@yahoo.com

Thank you!!!

Penn State Health / American Heart Association – Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following students who have winning artwork from the February contest.

1st Place – Nathaniel Frey – Grade 6

2nd Place – Mikayla Weaver – Grade 6

Honorable Mention – Sarah Modene – Grade 4

We are very proud of you!!

Message from Mr. McCabe about Remote Learning Physical Education

Dear Phys. Ed. Friends,

I hope that you are staying safe and well.  In an effort to remain consistent with your child’s homeroom teacher, I am respectfully asking for your assistance to submit your 1st and 2nd grade student’s Physical Education assignments to me directly, via e-mail.

You will find daily P.E. assignments HERE.

Please send a picture, or preferably a short video, whenever you are able to steven.mccabe@pennmanor.net allowing your student to explain WHAT activities they completed, HOW they were able to complete them, any CHALLENGES they had to overcome, HOW they were able to overcome those challenges, and what they ENJOYED about each activity.

*** If you have a student in 3rd – 6th grade at home, please ensure that they are connected to my Google Classroom.  Students must be signed into a device using their Penn Manor username (Student I.D.) and password.  It will not work if they are trying to do this using a personal Gmail account.  You may contact me directly via e-mail to get the Google Classroom class code if they have not yet received it from their homeroom teacher ***

I can’t wait to see how my young friends do with their P.E. assignments while they are stuck at home.  Please know how much I miss seeing your students every day.

Take care and look after each other!

Thanks,

Mr. Steven McCabe
Physical Education Specialist
Eshleman and LeTort Elementary Schools

e-mail: steven.mccabe@pennmanor.net

Mr. McCabe’s PhysEd Google Classroom Information

LETORT Join Code: uyzd2dc
 
To connect to Google Classroom: 

Step 1: Go to your Google Classroom homepage or type www.classroom.google.com into the web browser.

Step 2: Click on the “+” in the top RIGHT corner of the screen. See below.

Step 3: Copy and Paste your “Join Code” from the list above.