Thank you girl scout troop 70146

We are very thankful to troop 70146, who donated amazing books marks to our school. The troop participated in the MEdia Remake Project and creating over 350 inspirational bookmarks that were distributed to Martic, Conestoga and Letort Elementary and Marticville Middle School.  Children who visit the library will have the opportunity to pick from one of these amazing book marks. Thank you girls for sharing such a positive message.

Tropical Smoothie

Thank you to all of the families who came out to Tropical Smoothie fundraising event last evening to support our PTO. We are unsure how much money we made at this point, but we appreciate everyone supporting us.

Don’t forget about our TROPICAL SMOOTHIE LUAU

Professional development hosted for our preschool and kindergarten teachers

On April 12th we hosted our annual early childhood professional development opportunity at Manor Church.  The topic this year was based on best practices for teaching phonological awareness to children ages 3-6 years of age. Educators left the training excited to implement some new techniques learned at this training.    

That is all of us.
Small group discussion

There were ten different preschools represented at the training.  Those preschools included; Lancaster Head Start, Jenkins School, Kids Express Preschool, Mt. Nebo Preschool, Pequea Preschool, Preschool Express, Stepping Stones, St. Philips preschool and Willow Street UCC preschool.    Funds were made possible for this training through the P-3 Partnerships Pathways grant provided by the United Way. We are very thankful to have this time for professional development and learning.

A consortium of ideas.

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6th – May 10th is teacher appreciation week. Our PTO has planned a week worth of surprises and fun for our team of teachers. If you have the means and wish to volunteer in some capacity, please take a look at the sign up genius link by clicking here.

Bug Town

So you have to love the creativity and explorative play from children. I am sure if you are a parent to a student in the primary hallway, you have heard about Bug Town. It is a made up place that is the current rave at our school. I took these pictures of children enjoying Bug Town. Don’t you just love the innocence of children when they play?

Looking for fossils
Uncovering treasures
A fortress made of sticks
The joys of BUG TOWN

Looking for parent volunteer

On May 9th we will be hosting a Honey Bee Assembly that will require the support of parents volunteers. We need 8 parent volunteers who are available to be here all day. If you are interested in filling this role, that would be very helpful. You must be approved as a parent volunteer within the Penn Manor School District. Please call the school office to volunteer or you can email us.

Volunteers needed with hands in the air

Collecting kidstuff coupon books

Parents and guardians ~ We have concluded our Kidstuff coupon books sales. We are hoping that every family returns the book that we sent as a sample. Can you please send yours in to school ASAP? Beginning next week we will be making phone calls to remind families.

Thank you in advance for working hard for our PTO.

PSSA tests ~ coming soon

As we plan ahead for the PSSA tests, I wanted to provide you with a copy of the schedule we plan to follow. This helps parents to know the dates and times and be conscientious of interruptions to the testing schedule. There are very few days this year and we plan to conduct these days just like all other days. We are hoping you can help to prepare the children with a great night of rest and healthy breakfast the morning of the tests.

ELA testing grades 3-6 ~ April 15th-17th

Math testing grades 3-6 ~ April 24th and April 25th

Science test grade 4 only ~ April 30th and May 1st

Martic PTO update

Our Martic sub order pick up will be this Thursday from 4-8pm in the cafeteria. A big THANK YOU to all who sold to benefit the Martic PTO. It is not too late to order more coupon books!

On Thursday, April 4th, there will be a PTO meeting at 6:30pm with officer nominations. If you are good at organizing and implementing tasks to benefit the kids at Martic, then this is the place for you. We need your help to continue to offer great experiences for our children. Hope to see you there!!