Martic in Motion…. LAST DAY

Parents, guardians and Martic supporters ~

As a reminder tomorrow is the last day to collect money for Martic in Motion. Please remember to send in all of your donations and tally sheets for your child. Our PTO will be collecting all of these donations and working all weekend to tally these results. We are so excited to see the amazing efforts from our Martic families.

One point of information that is important to clarify. If you are paying by paypal, the address for the paypal payment is Please make sure that this is where you sent your donation.

The children have been very excited about the fact that five staff members will be selected to kiss a pig and I will confess that every morning there might be some fun teasing from the children about getting kiss ready.

The return of the Martic NEWS crew

Exciting news….the students at Martic have stepped up and are ready for the return of the Martic news crew. They have been working with Miss Miller and Mrs. Keller to learn about reporting, filming and broadcasting. It is an exciting crew and we cannot wait to see them flourish as they expand their news skills. We are not ready to share our productions yet, but coming soon…… Take a look at our 2021-2022 crew. A huge thank you to our NEWS advisors. ūüôā

Martic News Crew – 2021 -2022

JobMarking Period 1 and 2Marking Period 3 and 4
Newscasters (2)Mollieanne LaukhuffWren KauffmanTrinity YeagerGabe Eshelman
Weather (1)Gideon StewartGideon Stewart
Producer (1)Blake ByersAlivia Green
Assistant Producer/Scriptwriter (1)Bella HarnishBella Harnish
Tech (2)James YeagerColton HenselLandon HenselLogan Nichols
Scriptwriter (1)Ella MulderNathan Bennett
Martic News Crew……

A free resource for families with children birth to age 3

As a new parent, it isn’t always clear the best ways to flourish your child’s development. Attached to this post is a free resource that provides parents a weekly text message with valuable information about how to enhance your child’s development when they are birth to age 3. If you are interested please watch the video below and sign up for your free educational text messages. Funding for this initiative is through CAP of Lancaster.

Volunteer Application Information

Attention Parents/Guardians,

We are always looking for volunteers at Martic.   In order to be a volunteer you must have all of your volunteer clearances completed and on file with the district.  These clearances must be updated every five years.   Attached to this post are three documents associated with completing your volunteer application for the district.   The three documents are:

  • The school board policy for volunteers
  • PM volunteer manual
  • The application for volunteers checklist and references (this is the one that needs to be printed, completed and returned) 




Thank you for your willingness to be a parent volunteer.   We are excited to host you in the building or on a field trip.

Sometimes kids say it best…

As you know our PTO is in the middle of their Fall fundraiser. Please help to support this effort. The PTO is made up of a wonderful group of parents who get together once a month to plan events for the children at Martic. Unfortunately as our lives get busier and busier, volunteers are fewer and fewer. This makes the work difficult, as it is small percentage of volunteers who work to plan these events for kids. Trust me, having three active kids, I don’t say that to make anyone feel guilty. I say that in the hope that you might consider helping in a small capacity. There are lots of opportunities¬†to participate in organizing events such as a bingo night at school, a skating party for our kids, or a DINE OUT night to help raise funds.¬† Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.¬†¬†All of these volunteer acts help raise money for the students at Martic. These dollars are allocated for field trips and assemblies and yearbooks. All of these events are memories your children will cherish forever. For the video below, I asked the children three questions:

  • What does volunteer mean?
  • What is your favorite thing the PTO does for us?
  • Would you like to see your mom or dad at school?

Enjoy their answers and please consider helping out with the Martic PTO in some capacity. To start the conversation, just email

Please sign up for WEIS for Schools

Martic Parents,

If you remember, earlier this year our PTO was afforded a check from Weis as a school bonus from all of the folks who shop at Weis. In order for us to increase the size of that check for the coming school year, we need to re-register for this benefit. Please, please, please take time to read the easy steps of how to register your WEIS card for our school. By taking these easy steps it will help our PTO to pay for buses for field trips, entry fees for children into field trip destinations and sixth grade celebrations.

Just take the bar code below with you when you go to shop next time. Scan it only one time, then your card will link to Martic Elementary School. This will be for this year. Thank you.

Trunk or Treat

Please see the advertisement from the Millersville Lions Club. This is not affiliated with Penn Manor.

Coat Drive to benefit the Loft

Dear Martic Families,

This year at Martic, we will participate in a coat drive to help replenish the supplies at The LOFT Community Partnership, which benefits families within Penn Manor. We are asking for NEW or GENTLY USED AND WASHED winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves. These items can range from children’s to adult sizes. Your donation will stay local and help Penn Manor families in need. If you choose to donate any of these items, please send them in a bag with your child to school. The coat drive will run until the end of October. THANK YOU!!!

Reminder… picture day is tomorrow