On Tuesday, one of our Martic families experienced a devastating event of a house fire. You can see more from the lancaster online link. Of course our staff was moved to action right away. As we learned more about the needs for the family, our school team decided the best way we could help was to raise money and support the family in this way. My giving team of teachers raised $1,000.00 in one day. This money, along with gas cards and some other replacement supplies for the children were provided to the family on Friday morning.
The family will be displaced with another family for a short period of time and then have to make some other decisions regarding their future rebuild. Some of our Martic families have inquired about the best way to support this family. If you are moved to help in any way, gift cards and donations can be forwarded to school to Mrs. Stringer’s attention. These will be forwarded to the family to support them during this difficult time. I love how gracious our families are to support others.
On Friday, our school counselors planned a fun event for kids to dress up like a future career. Martic students responded with great creativity. Take a look at some of our student career selections below. It was fun to walk around and hear descriptions that students offered to explain the career they were representing.
Dr. Janssen was able to recognize all of the children who helped raise money for Jump Rope for Heart and also for our children who are earning toe tokens by participating in the Martic runner’s club.
The three children below earned the recognition of making the WALL OF HONOR by earning more than $150.00. Haley raised $200.00, Madison raised $285.00 and Vinnie raised $535.00. In total our school raised $2885.00. These efforts are so appreciated.
The children below ran five miles during recess running club. (Ellie, Kaleigh, Madison, Owen, Cole and Ben)
These children ran ten miles in the recess running club. (Austin, Dr. Janssen, Wade)
Dr. Seuss! That is who is celebrating their birthday next week. Our first graders are planning to celebrate the entire week. They also invited the entire school to participate. We accepted. The fun ways we will celebrate are listed below. Have fun joining in on the fun.
Monday – Be a Who in Whoville – Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday – Thing One & Thing Two – Twin Day: dress like a twin
Wednesday – Cat in the Hat – Hat Day
Thursday – Fox in Sox – Wear Crazy Sox
Friday – Green Eggs and Ham – Wear Green
We are all deeply saddened by the recent school shooting in Florida.
If you or your child(ren) are having difficulties in the aftermath of this tragedy, we have posted resources on our website that may help.
There you will find a letter from Penn Manor superintendent Mike Leichliter, along with advice about talking with children and coping with distress. Also posted is information about responding to violent intruders.
On Thursday of this week, Martic hosted the Math Bowl for 4th grade teams from every elementary school. We are very proud of our Martic team members who worked hard to solve the difficult math questions. Way to go!
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Today our first graders finally got to celebrate the 100th day of school. The children dressed like older folks. They brought in projects that displayed 100 items and they celebrated with snack of 100 snacks. It was a full day planned of fun that was interrupted by our delay, so there might be a little extra celebration tomorrow. 🙂 Take a look at our very authentic 100 year olds, with the sweetest faces. Yep, even our teachers.
Today we are hosting the 4th grade math bowl. Some of our visitors might encounter pipe line construction which sometimes delays traffic, I would encourage you to leave at least 30 minutes early to avoid any delays.
Our school phone number is 717-284-4128 in case you do experience a delay, please give the school a call.