The Panther Press

November 2019

Welcome to the Panther Press!

We will be highlighting the amazing things going on at Ferderbar Elementary ! Please be sure to keep up with the panther press for upcoming events, HSA events and celebrating the great work your student does each day!.

REMINDER!!

Picture retakes and makeups are scheduled for November 13th.

Home and School Corner

The Home and School Association is always looking for parents to join in. There are monthly meetings the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Ferderbar Library. All are welcome to attend.

Drop off and Pick up out Front:

In order to showcase our Panther Pride at arrival and dismissal:


  • Please pull up all the way to the end of the cones for dropping off students
  • Parents stay in the vehicle
  • Please have students exit on the right
  • Please wait till the car in front of you pulls out before leaving - stay in lane
  • If walking, please use the walkers lane and cross at a crossing guard.


**If you would like to get out of your car and personally assist your student, please park in the parking lot instead of using the drop off lane**

Community Project by the Second Grade

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Mrs. Cochran's class counting fall objects using the Seesaw app for the 1st time!

Insect Habitats

The second grade students in Mrs. Cariola’s class are having a great time learning about insect habitats, things insects need to survive, insects’ body parts, and the life cycles of insects. The students were so excited to see that the mealworms they have been observing the past few weeks have turned into darkling beetles.

Visit from PA State Representative Frank Farry

PA State Representative Frank Farry visited the fourth grade to talk to students about the three parts of the government and explain what the state and local governments do with money collected through taxes. He is a graduate of Neshaminy High School and a resident of Langhorne. You may have seen him around. He told us that he knocked on over 13,000 doors before he first got elected!

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First Grade STEAM!

First grade classes love STEAM. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. During the 5th Special time of the week, students get the opportunity to learn and participate in STEAM activities such as Legos, k’nex, programming a robot, building vehicles, bridges, houses, and other hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity for first grade to learn to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These skills will be beneficial to them as they go through their schooling and even as adults in the workplace.

Title I News

Title I groups have started, and students are working diligently to improve their reading and writing skills. Parents had the opportunity to learn more about the federal programs at Neshaminy and more specifically, the Title I program at Ferderbar on the evening of October 23rd and afternoon of October 31st. There will be a Reading Horizons parent training on the evening of November 12th. Please be on the lookout for a flyer coming home with more information.

Just a reminder…October reading logs were due October 31st. Here is the new reading log for November. Our focus for the month of November is Character Traits. While reading this month with your child, discuss how the characters look (physical traits) and how they act and behave (personality traits).

November K-1 Reading Log

November 2-4 Reading Log

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Request from the Nurse's Office

The Nurses office is in need of elementary size clothing. We are in need of gently used girls/ boys pants. We also need packages of new boys and girls underwear in all sizes. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,

Mrs. Manila and Mrs. DiSandro

Celebrating Panther Pride!

We reached 10 in a row on our Panther Pride Board! Congratulations to our Panther Pride Celebrities!!

Mikey Jablonofsky, Aarik Huxley, Seamus Murphy, Daniel Drak, Shane Kopman, Kelan Loftus, Emma Ritter, Sohie Edisherashvili, Leah Schmitt, Adrianna McCullough

Panther Pride Safeties - Elise Comerota, Caleb Downs, Nirja Patel

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Showing our Panther Pride

"Schoolwide Minute to Win It" rewarded for those who earned a Panther Pride ticket for being Respectful, Reponsible and Safe. Congratulations!!
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Word of the month: Gratitude

Gratitude has been shown to increase feelings of happiness, social connection, mental health, and physical health. In lunch bunches this month, students will be discussing what they are grateful for. Students will be adding leaves to our gratitude tree outside of the guidance office. Please download the calendar for the month of November, 30 Days of Gratitude!

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BOOK FAIR

Thank you, Ferderbar families, for your support of our Fall Book Fair! We will now be able to add many exciting new books to our school library! Our Spring Book Fair will take place in May, with more information to come. Keep reading!

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Third Grade

November 2019

3rd Grade Science

3rd graders are learning how organisms use their structures in order to survive. In Science, we learned about the structures of seeds that help protect and feed new baby plants. Some of the structures of a plant were reviewed and students are observing the hydroponics process, growing plants without soil. The organism students seem to enjoy the most, crayfish, will have their structures and behaviors observed along with the bess beetles that are now inhabiting our classrooms. Students seem to really enjoy learning about different organisms and how they use their structures in order to survive.

3rd grade Social Studies

In Social Studies we are learning where our community is located in the world. First, we followed the path of the space shuttle to determine on which hemisphere and continent we live. Next, we discovered which country we live in. Finally, we found our state and community. We also had fun using Google Earth to locate our school!

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Looking up the Statue of Liberty & Grand Canyon on Google Earth

3rd grade Math

In Math, Mrs. Rizzo’s class is piloting the “Into Math” program. The children have been learning a variety of strategies to successfully complete multiplication equations. These strategies are practiced in centers with technology, hands-on games, manipulatives, challenge activities, and small group with teacher.

In Miss Mitchell’s math class the students are piloting I-Ready. This program models different strategies to strengthen each student’s understanding. Then the students are able to be the experts and share their work with the class. The students are working on being more confident with every strategy and projecting their voices. Then during independent time the students complete individualized assignments on the chromebook that is on their own personal level! This week we just started multiplication, but we have already covered the following concepts:

  • Rounding to the nearest ten and hundred

  • 3-digit addition with and without regrouping

  • 3-digit subtraction with and without regrouping

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