Arrival of winter temperatures reminds us that, as the weather turns colder please remember to make sure that your child has the appropriate attire to be comfortable while playing outside (hats, gloves, scarves, coats, etc). As long as the weather permits, our playground monitors take the children outside for recess and we would like to make sure the children are dressed properly to match the temperatures.
If you have lost your car-rider sign and are in need of another one, please reach out to Mrs. Kuhns at firstname.lastname@example.org. The signs help us to facilitate a fast moving pick up line. Having these displayed are a wonderful help for our pick up line monitors. Thank you.
If you have made changes to any of your contact information. Remember that you are able to update that using your sapphire parent portal. After you select your student, there is a tab on the left that allows you to CHANGE STUDENT DATA. This is the tab you would use to update cell phone numbers or add emergency contacts.
The turn over of the new year is a great time to review your family emergency plans. Does your child know where to go or what to do if they find themselves locked out after school or after a sporting event? Please review the plan that is specific to your family so that everyone stays safe.
As you know, Martic PTO is hosting a skating party on the evening of January 24th. We will be skating at the Castle Roller Rink located at 1400 Elm Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603. The skating party will be closed to just students, parents and friends from Martic Elementary. The PTO will pay for your entrance fee and all skaters must rent their own skates. Rental for skates will cost $4.00. The skating party begins at 5:30 PM and ends at 8:00 PM. Every student who attends will need to have a parent chaperone stay with them on sight and no outside food or drink is permitted.
Welcome to the Martic Elementary Chorus! Chorus is an elective, singing ensemble for grades 5-6. We meet as a group BEFORE school at 8:00 AM, every Day B. You must ensure your own transportation to school for Chorus rehearsal. Our first rehearsal will be Wednesday January 19th at 8:00 AM. Please fill out this form to show your interest in joining Chorus!
Registration for incoming kindergarten students for the 2022-2023 school year opens on Monday, January 17th. A child is eligible for kindergarten if he/she will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022. You can learn more and begin the online registration process here. Attached to this link is a short video showing how to register your kindergartner.
Our kindergarten teachers are amazing. Please watch this short video so you can put a face with a name of all of our kindergarten teachers.
As an orientation to our kindergarten program, please watch this welcome video and information video that reviews curriculum and valuable information regarding our kindergarten programming.
Parents often ask for the best hints to prepare their child for kindergarten. This slide deck offers wonderful suggestions and activities to help prepare any kindergarten learner.
In August, before all of the children return to school, our educational team always tries to do a team building project. This past August, we decided we were going to showcase areas around our school that might be of interest to our Martic families. Randomly selected teams headed out to local hot spots and made showcase videos. Please enjoy the second video on our series that focused the attention on The Martic Pantry. We are lucky to have the support of the Martic Pantry. This video was created and designed by Mrs. Mulder, Mrs. Eby and Miss Eby.
It was very exciting to consider the addition of our sensory walk, but little did we know how much our students were going to love it. This addition has already, in just four short days, paid for its value in happy children. This addition is being used all day long and has created a diversion for some minds that are plagued with distraction. Kids are hopping, pointing, breathing, balancing and enjoying all the way down the hallway. Imagine having such a refreshing break between classes.
What a gift to our school. Thank you to the Penn Manor Educational Foundation for this amazing addition. As promised here are some photos from students using the walk. We love it.