Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Every child at Martic Elementary School is challenged to participate in the summer reading challenge.    The reward associated with this challenge for the upcoming school year is bound to be the best yet.   Below are the same forms that were sent home the last day of school.   Make us proud by enjoying great literature this summer.   Keep your reading abilities where they are right now.   You are at the top of your game.

 

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Martic Data Post

It is our responsibility to report to you the progress that our students have made throughout the year.   To be completely transparent with our progress, there is a bulletin board in our front hallways that shows three data points.   September, January and May are the months we collect data for the children.   The picture below shows the growth our students made throughout the 2017-2018 school year.   We celebrate this progress and thank you for all of the support along the way.

Martic Summer office hours

The last day for the Martic office to be open during the 2017-2018 school year is June 15, 2018.

The office will reopen for the 2018-2019 school year on August 8, 2018.

ALL office hours will be 8-4 PM.

 

PMHS 2018 graduates return to Martic

Today our graduating seniors returned to Martic to walk their elementary hallways as a senior and almost graduate.   It was exciting to watch the children at Martic cheer them on and hold signs of congratulations.     One of the seniors said, “Aren’t they so cute, can they come to my actual graduation?”    It was a heart warming testament to watch this interaction.

graduates for 2018

graduates in front of Martic sign

 

Can you help with luncheon items for Thursday?

 

So we still have some unfilled spots to help with the end of the year luncheon…. are you able to help?   It would be appreciated.  Please see message below.

Help Martic PTO celebrate a great school year by donating to our End of the Year Teacher’s Luncheon! Martic teachers have been busy all school year filling young minds and now is their time to relax and transition into summer mode! This year’s luncheon will feature Martic “Specialties”, please consider sending in your family favorite for our teacher’s to enjoy! The luncheon will be held June 7th in the Martic Cafeteria. Please have all donations into school by the morning of June 7th, 10am. Please label all containers that you wish to keep and pick those up in the office by 4pm June 8th.   Thank you so much for helping.

Click HERE to see the sign up.

Showing off our italian ice flavor…..

Kids…. they sure do love italian ice and it was very nice of our PTO to provide our 6th grade with the extra italian ice after their district level field day.  As you can see, some of our kiddos wanted to share with you the flavor they selected to enjoy after their icy treat.  Can you guess which flavor each child had?

 

kids with colored tongues from Italian Ice

kids with colored tongues from Italian Ice

kids with colored tongues from Italian Ice

kids with colored tongues from Italian Ice

kids with colored tongues from Italian Ice

kids with colored tongues from Italian Ice

kids with colored tongues from Italian Ice

kids with colored tongues from Italian Ice

kids with colored tongues from Italian Ice

kids with colored tongues from Italian Ice

kids with colored tongues from Italian Ice

kids with colored tongues from Italian Ice

kids showing off blue tongues after eating italian ice

kids showing off colored tongues after eating italian ice

6th grade graduation

Today we celebrated our 6th graders.   It was a fun day for all of the kids and we are very thankful to the members of the 6th grade recognition committee for all of their planning and preparation to make it a great day for everyone.    THANK YOU!

If you want to view the graduation video or share with friends in other area, you can click here to watch the video.    Enjoy!

Good luck to our 6th graders as they journey to middle school.

student tosing cap celebrating graduation clipart

First grade hosted writing celebration

On Friday our first graders hosted a writing celebration.   It was a joy to see all of the published pieces of our young writers and listen to them reading these pieces with such pride.    Thank you to all of our guests who came to school to encourage our young authors.    It was a joy to celebrate literacy with you.

mom and son reading together

we start reading very early.....

Mrs. Martin writing in a journal with two first graders

Daddy and daughter reading early

parents reading with kids

all smiles with mom and son while reading

Reminder for tomorrow 6th grade graduation…..

Tomorrow our 6th graders will celebrate their promotion from 6th grade to 7th grade.    There will be fun times to be had in the afternoon and at 2:15 we will host our awards ceremony in the cafeteria.   We will begin promptly at 2:15 so we have time to celebrate various successes of our students.    We hope to see you there.

Goodbye and hello from Martic

As we begin to close an amazing school year we are forced to say goodbye to some of our dear teachers and staff members.   This year we will say goodbye to Mr. Wayne Martin and Mrs. Sue Frese and wish them a happy retirement.  They both have served the teaching profession well and are on to their ways to new journeys ahead of them.    Congratulations!

We will also say goodbye to Mrs. Tricia Adams and Mrs. Jenny Steffy.   Mrs. Adams is transferring to Hambright Elementary School to join a new first grade team and Mrs. Steffy is moving to Pequea to teach art in one location.    We wish both of these ladies the absolute best and will miss them.

retirement

Next year we will welcome Mrs. Amanda Davis as our new 1st grade teacher.  She comes to us with years experience in another district.   A fun and familiar face will return to Martic for second grade.  Mrs. Lisa Bohannon will return to our school to team with Mrs. Bushong in second grade.    Since we have a bubble class moving into third grade, we needed to hire another teacher.    Mr. Glenn Wolfe, who is currently teaching Applied Engineering at LeTort and Conestoga, will be teaching third grade for us next year.    Fourth grade, we will watch Mr. Jeb Thompson move on down the hallway to fill the classroom at the end of the hallway.   Mrs. Aucott and Mr. Thompson will join together to be our new fourth grade team.    We will also welcome a new art teacher.   Ms. Maria Anderson will be joining our school team with some exciting new art ideas.    These are some of the exciting changes we will see at Martic next year.