Dr. Ramoundos officiated the union of the letters Q&U for our kindergarten students. Parents joined the teachers and students to witness this fun event. Click to see pictures.
Congratulations to fourth grader Alex and fifth grader Joshua for representing Manoa at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit 24 Tournament. Alex received a silver medal and Josh received a bronze medal in the competition by displaying outstanding math skills.
Every year Manoa's 2nd grade students study a unit on the Life Cycle of Butterflies. As a way of enhancing their unit, the 2nd grade puts on the annual performance of Goin Buggy. Each class works hard to memorize their lines and practice the songs for the show. The children all become bugs for a night of singing and dancing and anything goes. Goin Buggy has become a tradition at Manoa that every 2nd grader loos forward to being in. Click to see the video and pictures.
The 3rd annual Manoa Science Fair will be held in the school gym on Wednesday, May 31st from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Click to get more information.
Manoa Elementary's Passport to the World Field Day is scheduled for Friday, June 2nd, 2017 with a rain date of Monday, June 5th, 2017. Mrs. Bowman is asking for adult volunteers to help with the various stations. Please click the picture to access the SignUpGenius to help out. We look forward to seeing you on this fun filled day.
Manoa's end of the year 5th grade picnic will be held Monday, June12th from 10:30-3PM. Rain date is Tuesday, June 13th. Click to get to the link for the sign up genius.
Congratulations to all of the 4th and 5th grade students who participated in Haverford's annual elementary school track meet. Click to see pictures of the event.
On Friday, May 12th our kindergarten students celebrated Grandparents and Special Friends Day but having these special visitors come into their classroom and listen to them sing some songs. Click to see pictures of the event.
Second grade students took part in Market Day activities as part of their Social Students united called A Working World. Students decided if they wanted to provide a good or a service, then created their products. The 2nd graders earned pretend money for doing their school jobs. Click to see pictures of the days events.
Manoa's Spring Concert and Art Show took place on Tuesday, May 2nd. The school was decorated with various projects created in Mrs. Levin's art class. Click to see more pictures. The 4th and 5th grade chorus along with 3rd grade students performed songs learned during the school year under the guidance of Mrs. Doll and Ms. Szal. The concert will be show on the district channel and appears in the video section of this web page.
Manoa participated in a school wide reading incentive during the month of February to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia. Manoa raised over $3,000 as a school, and was the 2nd top fundraiser of the campaign. A thank you reception was held by the Ronald McDonald House at Lincoln Financial Field in the Eagles locker room. Three students attended to represent Manoa School. Way to go Manoa! Click to see more pictures.
Please see the attached documents with important changes for school vaccination requirements for the 2017-18 school year.
Congratulations to Manoa's Page Pulverizers on their success at the 2017 Reading Olympics. All three of Manoa's teams earned the highest honor, Blue Ribbons! Thank you to the coaches who put in time preparing the students and the teacher's who participated as score keepers and moderators. Click to see pictures.
Some of the animals from the Philadelphia Zoo came to visit Manoa's 2nd grade students. The children saw and learned about several different types of animals. Click to see more.
Fifth grade students in Ms. Carney's and Mrs. Soucek's English Language Arts classes were recognized by the WordMasters Challenge Competition for placing seventh in the nation on the second Meet. WordMasters is a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. It is an exercise in critical thinking that helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. Several fourth and fifth grade students were also recognized for achieving outstanding results on Meet 2.
During the month of February Manoa students read to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia. Manoa students raise over $3,000.00!! Way to show your Manoa pride. Click to see picture of students reading in the hallway as a celebration of reading.
In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America day community leaders, administrators, teachers and staff read to the students of Manoa. A fun time was had by all. Click to see pictures of the days event.
2nd grade students enjoyed an exciting assembly put on by the Franklin Institute. Click to see pictures.
Manoa fifth grade Seminar students participated in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Competition. Quiz Bowl is an online quiz competition containing a variety of questions on a range of topics including math, literature, grammar, writing, sports, science, history, and current events. Click to see pictures.
Manoa's 4th grade enjoyed a fun and educational field trip to the Franklin Institute. Click to see pictures.
On Monday, February 13th Manoa's PTO sponsored a jump rope assembly by record holder Peter Nestler. Everyone had a fun time watching the amazing jump rope tricks. Click to see pictures.
We made it to 100 days of school. Click to see pictures of some of the activities.
Ms. Emily Szal will be substituting for our music teacher, Mrs. Debbie Doll for the remainder of the school year. Click to learn more about Ms. Szal.
In second grade, the students read the story, Big Bushy Mustache, by Gary Soto. In the story, a class is planning to put on a play for Cinco de Mayo. The young actors and actresses dress up to look like different characters. One of the costume disguises is a bushy mustache. At Manoa, we dressed up the second grade classes in mustaches to portray the role of the main character, Ricky. While reading about Ricky, the students learned about problem solving. Solving a problem can be tricky because a character may try more than one solution before finding the one that solves the problem. Click to see pictures.
February is reading incentive month at Manoa. Our students are participating in the read for the house program. This program benefits the children at our school as well as the families of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. A packet containing all the information was sent home the end of January. Happy Reading!!
During their Language Arts classes, Manoa's 4th grade students wrote letters to President Donald Trump. In their letters the fourth graders wrote about their hopes and dreams for the world under the new president. Click to see a video of some of the students reading their letters as well as pictures of the students.
A team representing Manoa Elementary School achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The fifth grade team scored an impressive 196 points out of a possible 200 in the first of three meets this year, placing first in the nation. Click to learn more.
Manoa students have been learning about Martin Luther King Jr. and participating in activities in celebration of his life and contributions. Click to see pictures.
During the month of December Kindergarten boards their "Kindertravels" plane and visit many countries. They go to Kenya, France, Italy, England, Sweden, Mexico, Russia, Holland and then back to the United States. At the end of the unit the classes have an international family day, where family members are invited to come into the classroom and celebrate with their student. Click to see pictures from the day.
On December 21st, 2016 the second graders and their parents made gingerbread houses. This year marks the 22nd year the second grade team has made the decorative houses with their students. Click to see pictures.
Busy making gingerbread men with members of their families. Click to see pictures.
We have a winner..... Congratulations to 5th Grader Josh K. for winning and 4th Grader Nick P. for being the first runner up of the 2016 Geography Bee. Nineteen student competed, with several tie breaking rounds before the winner and first runner up were declared. All of the contestants demonstrated a great knowledge of geography. Way to show your Manoa pride!
As part of Kindergarten's unit titled "Kindertravels", the students visit many countries; finding out how far away the country is, learning how to say hello, and what the people eat. The students compare the different countries and do fun activities in each place. In Russia they perform their own Moscow Circus. Click to see pictures.
Mrs. Butler's 4th grade participated in Hour of Code. This week is coding week, this year over 180 countries are participating and there are tutorials in 45 languages. If you could like more information visit https://hourofcode.com/us Click to see pictures of Mrs. Butler's class.
On Friday, December 2nd Manoa's students participated in Young Writers' Day. This year over 20 authors, songwriters, illustrators, journalists, storytellers and more led the students in writing exercises in their special area of expertise. This event is sponsored by our PTO and is eagerly anticipated each year by staff and students alike. Click to see pictures of the day.
Third grade students had the opportunity to hear from two field paleontologists, Mike and Roberta Straka in a fun and engaging assembly. They shared about the formation of rocks through the rock cycle and explained how minerals were identified. The presentation featured "Mr. Nixon," an eight-foot Triceratops skull discovered by their team in 1996. A fun science experiment and the "Rocks and Minerals" game show ended the program. Click to see pictures.
Thank you for all of your generous donations! Click to see pictures of Ms. Miller's class packing boxes of food.
Manoa's 4th grade students got into the Thanksgiving mood by creating "floats" to represent what they would like to see happen in the world. Click to find the link for the video of their parade.
Manoa's 1st grade students presented their annual Thanksgiving play on Friday, November 18th. Students spent several practices learning lines, songs, and dance moves. Click to see pictures.
As part of American Education Week, parents visited classrooms at Manoa school. Click to see pictures of the day.
Manoa students participated in a mock election at school on Monday, November 7th. Hillary Clinton won with 72.1% of the vote. Click to see pictures.
Manoa staff and students dress in their Halloween costumes for the parade and parties. Click to see more pictures
wrote descriptive paragraphs about monsters then drew their creatures based on what they described. Click to see pictures.
To clear up those Monday Blues, Manoa has fantastic news! Every Monday, come to school wearing something totally cool. Click to see the calendar where you'll see what each Monday's theme will be! If you forget, it's okay... Just try again the next Monday!