Kindergarten Portfolio Practice

Calling all incoming kindergarten families ~

As you know, we have challenged all of our incoming kindergarten students to complete the kindergarten portfolio and return it to school for the 2021-2022 school year. Completing this booklet not only helps you practice for skills you will use in kindergarten, but it also helps you earn an amazing kindergarten crew t-shirt.

Below is our first video in a 3 part series. This video models easy ways at home to work with letters and practice letters while having fun. Please take a few minutes to watch the video and let the fun and learning begin.

PTO sponsors Summer Fun Day

Thrive to Five (Head Start) taking applications

Do you have a child who is age 3 or 4 (must be 3 before September 1st)? Are you looking for an exceptional school readiness program to kick start your child’s education?  Lancaster County Thrive to Five, also known as Head Start may be what you are looking for to assist your family.

The Lancaster County Thrive to Five (Head Start) program offers a 6 hour per day session Monday through Friday providing children with early childhood education emphasizing language, math, science, art, physical activity and social skills, family support services, nutritious meals and health screenings.  This year, there will be a Head Start classroom at Martic Elementary School, we are currently filling these slots. Click HERE to learn more.

This link will provide you information about eligibility. You can also contact Bobbie Frick for more information or to begin an application for your child at 717-299-7301 x 3012 or through email at

Parents as Teachers offer summer events….

Below is information about our upcoming July events with invitations attached.

Summer Family Cooking Series (virtual)

  • Tuesdays July 13th, 20th, and 27th
  • AM Series 10:00am-11:00am
  • PM Series 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Registration required by June 30th-SPACE IS LIMITED
  • Collaborative event between PAT and the Nutrition Education Program of CAP
  • 3 new lessons and recipes, so families that attended the last series can apply again.
  • Each family will receive the recipes, informational handouts and a book.
  • Main ingredients can be supplied if family needs them.
  • Link to apply

Caregiver Connections (virtual)

  • Mondays July 12th, 19th, 26th, August 2nd & 9th from 7:00pm-8:00pm
  • This event is for caregivers only, and they can attend as many or as few sessions as they would like.
  • Each session will highlight a strengthening families protective factor and guide families in conversation related to that protective factor.
  • Conversations are intended to support caregivers in making connections and feeling reassured that others are experiencing similar parenting challenges and successes.
  • Link to register

Conexiones de Cuidador (virtual)

  • Wednesdays July 14th, 21st, 28th, August 4th & 11th from 7:00pm-8:00pm
  • -This event is the same as Caregiver Connections, however it will be facilitated completely in Spanish.
  • -Link to register
  • Virtual Event (Theme TBD)

Changes to YWCA services for 2021-2022 school year


I wanted to let you know that some changes were made regarding the YWCA services that are being offered for students for 2021-2022 school year.

  • WRAP KDG care for Central Manor and LeTort will be housed at Central Manor Elementary School.
  • WRAP KDG care for Hambright and Eshleman students will be housed at Manor Middle School.
  • WRAP KDG care for Conestoga, Pequea and Martic students will be housed at Pequea.
  • Before and after school care through the YWCA will be offered at CM, Esh, Ham, LeT and Peq.
  • Con students will be offered before and after school at Pequea and the district will transport back and forth
  • Martic students will be offered before school at Pequea and the district will transport from Pequea to Martic in the mornings – they are NOT offering after school care for Martic students at Pequea.

The Frogtown Cafe shows end of the year gratitude

This year was one for the books. Teachers and staff had ever changing schedules and new protocols that they had to adapt to in a minute notice. My gratitude for these educators is endless. The Frogtown Cafe recognized the work of the teachers and staff and sponsored a luncheon for us at the end of the year. Their graciousness was overwhelming and very much appreciated. They provided delicious meals and supported their community of educators. Thank you Frogtown Cafe for being such a wonderful community partner!

Please stop in at the Frogtown Cafe to eat. What an amazing group of employees and awesome food. 🙂

Martic Summer Reading/Writing Challenge

All students entering grades kindergarten – grade 6 are invited to participate in the Martic Summer Reading and Writing Challenge.  Please read the directions at the bottom of the post to find directions for your grade level.  An exciting prize will be waiting for all students who participate!  We hope that you can join in on the fun!

Don’t forget to read over the summer!!!!!

Today we honored the 2021 graduates

Today, the Martic staff and students had the distinct honor of celebrating Penn Manor’s 2021 graduates who attended Martic Elementary. We were thrilled to celebrate all their accomplishments and wish you all the luck in your future endeavors. Each graduate was able to announce their name, share a Martic memory and convey their plans for next year. It was such a joy to have them back at our elementary school. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

PTO thank you

Our school has so many fun events that are sponsored by the PTO. This year was hard and I know that many of our board members so desperately wanted to plan amazing events, but were unable. We were able to host events that made kids smile, even during a pandemic. This is a summary from the children at Martic.

Thank you for an amazing year to our Martic PTO

Art around the building

Our fifth graders who are interested in art volunteered their time to create two different outside displays to be featured as photo opportunities at our 6th grade graduation. The first was chalk art that was on the wall by the playground exit.

Created by: Blake Byers, Kierra Gill, Sarah Webber and Gaven Wilson

The second one was the front doors with amazing window art and our very first exploration with window art.

Alivia Green, Cole Denlinger, Avery Grager and Logan Nichols
Our graduating 6th grade class