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Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary, Fall 2020

Welcome to the first issue of the 2020-21 school year! We are making history right now as we are the first Pennsbury students to attend school virtually! Thank you to all of the students, parents, and staff who contributed to this exciting first issue of the 2020-21 school year.

Mikalynn R. in 3rd Grade Proudly Shows her ER Pride!

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Here's Maura U. in 1st Grade showing her Pennsbury Pride!

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A patriotic piece of artwork created by James S. in 2nd Grade

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Some of Mrs. Hoffman's ER Artists

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Read All About It! ER Now boasts 39 Published Student Authors

In October 2019, four classes decided to accept the challenge of writing a “Spooky Saga” ghost story for a contest sponsored by Young Writers. The twist… they had to write it as a mini saga; a story in just 100 words! Third Graders in Hannah Rumbelow and Kris Bria’s class and Fourth Graders in Maureen Janthor’s class, MaryPat Cerullo’s class and Lauren Smith’s class participated in the writing contest. All of the students in the three classes participated by writing a spooky story. The publishers gave every single child individual feedback about their story if it wasn’t initially accepted for publication, giving them a second-chance to edit their story and resubmit it for publication. Thirty-nine student stories were selected for publication in the final book edited by Jess Giaffreda entitled, “Spooky Sagas, Pennsylvania Tales.” Some of the story titles include, “The Forbidden Forest” “When Aliens Crash” “The Gloomy Basement” and “The Trick-or-Treater.” The publishers state that their aim is, “to encourage creativity in children and young adults and to inspire a love of the written word.” We are very proud of our published young authors!

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Sanjay G. in Kindergarten Shares his Artwork!

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Apple Picking

Written by Sylvia J., 1st Grade


This weekend I went apple picking.

There were lots of people.

I was dizzy and so dizzy that I could fall.

My apples were red and green.

And after I stopped by Princeton University.

My family walked around and took some pictures.

Siddharth G. in 4th Grade Created these pieces of art over the Summer!

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My Squiggle Story

Written by: Vihaan P., 1st Grade


My squiggle story is, I am under water. I saw a big big whale. I was with my diving suit. The whale was so, so big. I had fun under water. This was my dream.

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Sree in Grade 2 has been writing her own original series of books on "Snorty the Pig.' She completed two books of this series!

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Created by Emma S., 5th Grade

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The Infected, a Fictional Story

Submitted by: Mustafa A., 5th Grade

Mark was getting ready for Halloween but he was interrupted by the doorbell - ding dong! Then he heard something else too, HNNNGGG! JNNNGG! JNNNGG! He dashed downstairs to answer but instead of a person with a costume, he saw a horrifying man with a chainsaw! Little did Mark know this was one of the most spine-tickling days of his life.


Mark knew he was in trouble. So he quickly went around the very dangerous chainsaw and ran outside and he went into a haunted maze. He said, "Why am I so dumb? I went into a random huanted maze!” Then he heard some grunting noises. GRUNT, GRUNT, GRUNT. He went back and saw three bloody zombies. He fought bravely and won the intense battle. “Whew, that was a close call. Good thing I did karate. Maybe I should get out of here, and FAST!” Eventually he found his way out and into the Forbidden Forest. Mark was about to find a giant CLUE!


Mark was slowly going into the forest and he heard water boiling and saw smoke coming from a fire. He decided that he could take shelter there and he cautiously walked there. But he saw a bad witch near the smoke. The witch had taken that spot! He slowly walked toward the witch. Very slowly. But he accidentally broke a twig. Snap. “Oops.” he whispered. Too late, the witch had heard him. Then the witch smacked him with her cane. “So, you’re one of the survivors.” Mark said, “Survivors?” As soon as he said that, a giant booby trap came and it took Mark and the witch. They were taken to a science lab and they were trying to listen to the evil scientist. He said, “Infect everyone you see. I'll take care of these two.” Mark was so scared that he blacked out. You could not imagine what happened next to Mark and the witch.


The witch told Mark about how he was a lucky survivor and the witch was half survivor and half infected. Just then the furious and evil scientist came. He tested them. After a few long and hard hours he left the room to study the results. As soon as he left the room Mark found the guards talking. They were not paying attention! Then he remembered he had a clip for holding his costume together when he ripped it. He used it to cut the rope and he also cut the witch's rope that tied their hands together. They dashed out through the air vent... they had escaped! But they were not all done yet. They went into the forest and went to find the cure. They used hundreds of ingredients until they had the cure. Yes, they were done! But how would they hand it out? They used the school sprinklers. Yes, the monsters were cured! Monsters turned into happy dancing people.


Mark was so happy he could cry! He was the town hero and he was awarded Man of the Year! He was dancing with delight. Two months later still, no one forgot about him. He was even on the world news! Almost every day, everyone thanked him. He wasn’t even a target for bullying. He was having the time of his life.

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1st Grader Ben M. wrote this story

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Here's Ben's story: "I am feeling mad about school. I do not like the work. I would rather watch T.V..I will take a nap. It will make me feel better. I will feel better. I would feel happy."

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If I Were A Witch...

Written by: Ava B., 1st Grade


If I were a witch I would fly to the beach.


I would play in the sand. I would go in the water too. That is what I would do if I were a witch.




Written by: Zach K., 1st Grade


If I were a witch I would fly to the moon.


I would dance with the aliens. I would bring my mom. That is what I would do.


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"I AM" Poems created by 4th Grade! Here's Mikayla C.'s I Am Poem

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My Favorite Animal

Written by: Zach K., 1st Grade


My favorite animal is a black and white striped zebra. I like them because they run fast. They live in the Savannas in Africa.

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The Not So Scary Scarecrow

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Original Painting and story Created by Emily R., 4th Grade

Hi, I am a scarecrow but some people call me the Not So Scary Scarecrow because I do not scare crows. I try my best, but I just can’t. I think that I am not scary because a little girl named Mary made me. Now how did she make me not scary? Well here’s the story.


Once upon a time there was a little girl named Mary. The crows kept eating her corn. “Sweetheart, do you wants to make a scarecrow,?" Mary’s father asked? “Yes!" Mary said happily. So, her father gathered hay, fabric, and buttons.


Then I came alive in a corn field, but the crows kept eating the corn. And that’s the story. Wait... you want more! Okay then, let’s go live. So, Mary is walking by me right now. She just remembered! “Oh it’s a scarecrow!” Mary yelled. "Yuck, a pink and purple scarecrow!" Whoops, looks like she does not remember me, sorry. Oh, she is bringing me inside to redecorate me!


Now I look like a normal scarecrow and I scare crows!

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Mr. Randle got the band back together... virtually!

Mr. Randle is excited to share the project that many of his 5th Grade Band Class recorded!


While they all miss being in band class in person, they are still finding fun and creative ways to share their talents with the community.


Mr. Randle writes, "Thank you to all for supporting instrumental music. Each student's musical talent is limitless and it is quite remarkable that we have only been playing for a little over a year! So much progress!"

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Created by Anthony R., 1st Grade

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Contributors

Students: Sree, Mustafa A., Ava B., Sanjay G., Siddharth G., Sylvia J., Zach K., Ben M., Vihaan P., Mikalynn R., Emily R., Anthony R., Emma S., James S., Maura U.,


Parents: Vna Rams, Mary Lynn Ratcliffe, Luciana Ross, Liz Stranburg, Sarika Tammali


Teachers: Breanne Cislak, Karen Hawk, Dana Hoffman, Maureen Janthor, Jason Miller, Spencer Randall