“Running is Elementary” is gearing up for another great year! This is the 10th year for the one mile, non-competitive run which will feature the participation of almost 700 fourth and fifth grade students from all 11 P-H-M elementary schools. This event is free to students and takes place on the Penn cross-country course located behind Elm Road Elementary School.
Announcing Moran's Second Annual
Move It to Lose It Challenge
Let’s make fitness a daily occurrence. Keep reading for the “skinny” on the details.
What: Move It to Lose It Challenge
Who: Anyone that is part of the Moran community-students, parents, neighbors, friends, etc.
When: Four weeks in the month of March 2018
Moran students took time to show appreciation for friends by having Friendship Celebrations on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The celebrations included games, food and craft making. Please see a photo gallery below.
Running is Elementary is Monday, April 30th and the rain date is Wednesday, May 2. The event is not listed on the printed District Activity Calendar. It is on the PHM Corporate Google Calendar.
Penn-Harris-Madison offers breakfast at a number of our schools to assist families with busy schedules. If morning meals are difficult for your family, let the School Breakfast Program help you out. Free meal students receive a free breakfast. Reduced price breakfast for qualified students is .30 cents. Regular priced breakfast is $1.10 at elementary and $1.25 at secondary. You can find more information at: https://www.phmschools.org/food-service/p-h-m-food-programs
Currently our students have been busy with DIBLES testing in grades K-1 and preparing for ISTEP/IREAD in grades 3-5. The second benchmark assessment has been completed in grades 2-5. Ask your child’s teacher how they are progressing and what you can do to help him/her reach their learning goals. Teachers are monitoring the children’s progress in reading and math. These regular check-ups guide us in our daily planning and preparation. We want all our children to grow and realize their potential. February has quickly arrived and we have much to do in the days ahead. Below is a list of some information we hope you find helpful.
Frank Anglin, Ed.S.
YEARBOOK PICTURES: January 17 was yearbook picture day. Classroom and special group pictures were taken for our yearbook. A special thanks to Mrs. Clark who sponsors our yearbook production.
TESTING: Benchmark assessments have been completed in Grades 2-5. These measure student growth, indicate ISTEP preparedness and provides teachers with feedback for planning instruction. A good night’s sleep and good breakfast will help your child perform their best during the state mandated assessments.
U.S. SHAKE OUT: Once again Moran Elementary School will be participating in the great “American Shake Out!” This nation wide drill will be conducted on Friday, February 9. Indiana is in a fault zone and is susceptible to earthquakes. We plan to be prepared in such an event.
WRITING: Students in grades K-5 continue to practice and learn the Lucy Calkin’s writing process put in place in all PHM elementary schools. Writing impacts learning in other subject areas too. Please encourage your children to write. It’s a gift that will never stop giving.
ISTEP/IREAD: Both of these very important assessments are coming soon. (IREAD – March 12-16; ISTEP February 26-March 9.) Is your child ready? Have you been partnering with your child’s teacher? It takes all of us working together to reach each student’s potential. We appreciate and encourage your support for the success of your child.
Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation is nationally recognized as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” offering choir, band and orchestra at our three middle schools.
Every P-H-M student who will be attending a P-H-M middle school as an incoming 6th grader in the Fall has the opportunity to join an instrumental music class, which includes either band or orchestra.