Conewago Township Elementary News
2017 Summer Reading Challenge
Students attending grades K, 1, 2, and 3 during the 2017-2018 school year are encouraged to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Help your child over the summer take part in this worthwhile learning opportunity. There will be a special assembly for only students who complete the Summer Reading Challenge. Click the link below for more information.
Tug of War Champions
Students competed in a friendly competition of tug of war organized by Mr. Gobrecht. Below are pictures of the girls and boys grade level winners.
Lights, Camera, Action!
The deaf hard of hearing class at CTE is having their movie premiere April 21st at 7 o'clock in the District Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. The movie is done in ASL and captioned for the hearing audience.
Week of the Young Child
Students' Artwork Recognized
Jump Rope for Heart
New Oxford Elementary and Conewago Township Elementary students participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart event in February. The event coincided with heart month where the students discussed ways to keep their heart healthy and track their heart rate. Both schools did a fantastic job in raising money while having fun jumping rope. They raised a combined total of $9,515 (a new record) for the American Heart Association!
Students Show Support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Students at CTE and NOE worked together to raise $2,101.17 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by springing their assistant principal out of "MDA lockup". They were rewarded for their generous efforts by Dr. Watkins, Assistant Principal at both buildings doing an ice bucket challenge (twice)! Great job students!
New "Buddy Benches" on the Playground
Conewago Township Elementary has two new benches on the playgrounds. However, they are not ordinary benches. They are called Buddy Benches and are a way for students to find friends to play with at recess. The rules for using the Buddy Benches are:
Buddy Bench Rules
Thank you to Robert G. Miller in Hanover for donating the decking, Newberry Millwork in Aspers for engraving the decking, A.J. Warner for assembling the benches, and the CTE PTO for purchasing the bench frame kits.
Core Essentials Winners Recognized
Students were recognized for modeling core essentials values to their peers. The core essential values this school year are: obedience, responsibility, courage, honor, joy, knowledge, respect, forgiveness, humility, and determination. Congratulations!
Great School Attendance Recognized
CTE would like to recognize the following students for having outstanding attendance the first half of the school year. These students had overall attendance exceeding 95%. Fantastic job!
(click here to view the entire list)
Spelling Bee Winners
CTE held a Spelling Bee competition for each grade level. The grade level winners are as follows:
K - Carly Eisenhart
1 - Caiden Belle
2 - Arman Hamzic
3 - Luke Frey
Congratulations to the winners and great job to every student who participated!
Holiday Sing-Along Fun
Students enjoyed participating in a variety of songs and were entertained by teachers performing different fun challenges. Thank you Mrs. Slusser for organizing this fun event. Happy holidays!
We Wish You a Merry Christmas!
Third Grade Students Enjoy Gingerbread House Making
Students, parents, family members, and teachers enjoyed making gingerbread houses! Thank you to all of the donations of "building supplies" and for being a part of this fun experience students are sure to remember years from now!
CTE Students Participate in Mock Election
Students in Kindergarten through third grade participated in the Scholastic Mock Election. Every student learned about the right to vote and participated in a mock election by voting online through the Scholastic website.
Third grade students enjoyed presentations from many local community members representing an array of careers, while all grade levels enjoyed dressing up as a career they were interested in. Students represented the following careers on Career Day:
Thank you local businesses and community members for presenting at our Career Day!
Students Recognized for Practicing the The Big Three
CTE students and classes were caught and rewarded for showing great character by practicing The Big Three:
Pennsylvania Launches Early-learning Provider Tool
Last week the PA Departments of Human Services and Education announced the launch of a provider tool that is used to connect Pennsylvanians with reliable, high-quality learning programs. With this new tool, the administration aims to make it easier to search for child care and learning programs. To find these providers, families should visit www.findchildcare.pa.gov.
In announcing the site, the Wolf Administration committed to increasing access to high-quality early learning options for all Pennsylvania families. The Governor continues to place a high priority on improving the quality of early care and education programs for children so they enter kindergarten ready to succeed.
The previous COMPASS early learning provider search site had a great deal of information, but was hard to find and navigate. The new and improved site offers a zip code search as well as more detailed filters to focus on Keystone STAR levels, hours of operation, and other services available. Families can find various early learning programs available, such as:
Physical Education Highlights
Conewago Township Elementary students have been having fun being physically active. Check out these two wonderful movies created by Mr. Gobrecht highlighting some of the excitement.
Be Fit Disc Golf
Thank you parents and students for attending our first kindergarten breakfast. Enjoy the pictures below.
Students Enjoy Storyteller at Title I Parent Night
What does pajamas, cookies, milk, stuffed animals, blankets, and reading have in common? They all happened during the fall Title I Parent Night. Students who attended were treated to sweets as they enjoyed the story, The Magic Fish performed by Beth Rebert from Fun-In-It-Storytelling. Parents enjoyed the opportunity to learn various reading strategies from teachers to use at home with their children. It was a fun and educational night for everyone who attended! Enjoy the pictures below.
Southeastern Adams Volunteer Emergency Services (S.A.V.E.S.) Visit CTE
CTE students were visited by EMTs, firefighters, and Chief Lawrence from S.A.V.E.S. Students learned what to do in case of a fire in their home, stop-drop-roll, learned the responsibilities of first responders, and saw an exciting water hose demonstration. Enjoy the pictures below.
ALICE Drill Information
ALICE drill information for parents.
Click here to read the parent letter Click here to watch an informational video
Core Essentials Assembly: Peter McCory & XP Live - Responsibility
Students Rewarded for Completing the Summer Reading Challenge
Municipal Crossing Guards are usually located at the following places:
Elm Avenue and Oxford Avenue at the signal light and Linden Avenue and Elm Avenue at the School
8:30 to 9:15 A.M. and from 2:55 to 3:40 P.M.
Fundraising: Click Images for details and to sign up today!
Conewago Township Elementary
1189 West Elm Avenue
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone:(717) 624-2157, Ext. 8004
Fax :(717) 632-6553
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Dr. Larry Sanders
Dr. Bryan Watkins
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