Martic Elementary seeking to hire new secretary

Martic Elementary School is seeking to hire a school secretary for the 2022-2023 school year.

The successful candidate will ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the school office and assist in performing daily tasks and clerical, and administrative duties integral to the daily operation of the school.

The hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. when school is in session (205 days per year). You can learn more about the position here.

Martic Pantry hosts FREE school supply event

Important Dates to Remember

Please see the flyer for some reminders about special events coming to Martic Elementary School.

Families need to apply now for free and reduced-price meals for 2022-2023

Penn Manor School District has, for the past two years, provided breakfast and lunch free of charge to all students. For the upcoming school year, the waivers that enabled school districts to offer free meals during the pandemic have expired. 

This means that families that want to receive meals free of charge in the 2022-2023 school year must apply for free and reduced-priced meal benefits. If your children qualified for free and reduced-priced meals in previous years, they will be able to receive them until October 1, 2022. To extend those benefits for the entire 2022-2023 school year, families must reapply.

Click here to fill out the application, which considers family size and household income. Parents will need to create a SchoolCafe account to access the application.

Here are instructions for filling out 2022-2023 application. Here is a paper copy of the application that can be filled out and submitted to the food service department. Here are income requirements for families.

By submitting your application, your school may receive additional funding to improve nutrition and education programs. Applying for free and reduced-price meals also can help families with fees for SATs, PSATs, college applications, advanced-placement exams and other expenses that may come up during a child’s high school career. Qualifying for free and reduced-price meals also means your family may qualify for additional benefits, such as a low-cost internet service.

Please complete the 2022-2023 application online as soon as possible to take advantage of these benefits!

If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact Penn Manor food service assistant Deanna Witmer, at or food service director Courtney Kolp, at

FREE preschool for 3 and 4 year olds, please consider applying ASAP

Do you have a child who is age 3 or 4 (must be 3 on or 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 / PreK Counts may be what you are looking for to assist your family.

The Lancaster County Thrive to Five (Head Start and PreK Counts) program offers a 5 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 / PreK Counts classroom at Martic Elementary School and we are hoping to fill a Head Start classroom at Pequea Elementary School. We are currently taking applications to fill these slots. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

If you are looking for more information, click HERE  or read the brochure below. This link will provide you information about income eligibility. You can also call the number below for more information or to begin an application for your child at 717-299-7301 x 3012.

Family Night out at the Park ~

The Lancaster Lebanon LICC is hosting an upcoming event that Early Intervention and some of our local Early Learning and Family Programs will be providing in Lancaster and Lebanon County. They are hosting a Family Night Out in the Park on the first night of summer on Tuesday June 21st from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. This is open to ALL families and children in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. The hope is to provide an inclusive event to connect with families with young children and provide an opportunity for them to connect with each other. We also would like to share about different local resources. See flyer for more details. This event is not sponsored by the Penn Manor School District.

Artifacts from our graduating class of 2022

Of course, after our CAP and GOWN walk, an artifact was delivered to me that parents and graduating students might be interested in picking up. It is the book created with Mrs. Steiner that has a silhouette of every student and photos or artifacts they wanted to add to their page. See below for the cover and a sample. If you desire to pick yours up, it will be in the front lobby. Please scroll through and take yours. If any remain after June 17th, they will be discarded. Enjoy.

Summer Reading Challenges for all levels

Martic Elementary School is challenging all students to read throughout the summer.  Every Martic student entering grades 1-6 for the 2022-2023 school year will be invited to participate in the READ THROUGH THE ALPHABET reading challenge. You can find more information below.

All incoming kindergarten students are also being challenged with specific Kindergarten Activities. The completion of this booklet will earn your child a special prize at our August kindergarten event. Please complete and return. If you need a copy, please swing by the Martic office to pick one up.

Martic PTO offers scholarships

The Penn Manor School District hosted the 55th annual Senior Awards Ceremony. The High School Administration, along with members of our Penn Manor Education Foundation and our surrounding community presented awards and scholarships to over 90 graduating seniors.

Our Martic PTO graciously offers two scholarships worth $500.00 each. This year we had seven applicants who came in for an interview with our scholarship committee. Two seniors were selected as the recipients of these scholarships.

Congratulations Max Bushong and Devyn Mauger as the recipients of the Martic Senior Scholarships.
Thank you to the members of the Class of 2022 and a huge thank you to our Martic PTO for their continued support of Martic students.  

PTO Scholarship Recipients

Penn Manor Seniors visit Martic

It was surreal to have our graduating seniors return to Martic today. It feels like a blink of an eye that they were seated in our Martic desks and chairs. They had just received their caps and gowns and headed to their elementary school for recognition. The students from Martic held up signs and we cheered as our class of 2022 paraded through the hallways.

Each graduate had the opportunity to say their name, their plans for next year and their favorite Martic memory. Once we went outside the graduates asked if they could sing the Martic song one last time.