Attention 6th grade parents~

As we begin to plan for our end of the year activities for our 6th graders, we need your help!  We are asking every parent to send us a picture of their child from when they were 6 months to 3 years old.   You can only send ONE!   Please send electronic photos (scanned or digital) to or you can send the actual photo to the front office and we will scan the image for you.  (Digital photos are better quality, so please try to send it digitally.) The photo will be returned immediately. Please have your photos in by May 15th. Make sure to select a photo that is school appropriate and shows their cute little faces.   You might want to pick one that your son or daughter actually approves of to avoid conflict later. 🙂


Covid Notification ~ April 5th

Good afternoon,

We have recently learned that a member of the Martic Elementary School community has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual will not be in school until he or she has recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with this individual in the school setting have been notified. We are not closing Martic Elementary School at this time.

For more information on current COVID-19 case counts, please visit:

Please visit for a message from Superintendent Leichliter with more information, actions taken, and safety reminders.

Thank you,

Penn Manor School District 

Report card distribution

Report cards will be distributed on April 14th. This is the exact same day that the report cards will be uploaded to sapphire. Please check your child’s sapphire portal for this information.

All Penn Manor schools will be closed for deep cleaning over the holiday break

All Penn Manor schools will be closed to students and staff beginning after school on Thursday, April 1, through Sunday, April 4, so that maintenance staff can complete a deep cleaning in accordance with the recommended COVID-19 framework from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

When schools reopen on Monday, April 5, the COVID-19 active case counts at all school buildings will be reset to zero (0).  

A message from Mr. Dutton

Dear Martic friends and families,

  Mr. Dutton is Retiring!

   Yes, I will be retiring at the end of this school year! I’ve been teaching at Martic for 35 years! Really?! Yes! I have known many of you as family of student musicians, and quite a few of you as former students way back when!  I have loved teaching and making music with students at Martic all these years. I will miss it very much. I’m also excited about what I’ll do in the future. I will definitely find new opportunities to make music with others!

   I’m not finished until June, but I’ll be at LeTort Elementary for the rest of this school year. I wanted to share my big news. Thank you for your part in encouraging your children to sing, listen, play, create, share, and enjoy music! Thank you especially when you model those things yourself! Thank you for supporting me and my privileged position of helping people grow in music making.

   I’ll soon be “flying from our school, Martic Elementary” but “Martic, you’ll always be a part of me!”

With love and appreciation.

Mr. Dutton (Allan) 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar ~ Event Sponsored

PAT (Parents as Teachers) will be hosting an event on April 21st 10:00am-11:00am focused around The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Registration is required by April 5th. During this event a special guest speaker, a PAT enrolled parent, will be reading this classic story in Arabic. The activity will focus on connecting the story to nutrition as well as supporting literacy development. Participants who attend will receive a copy of the book in the mail after the event.

To Register for the Event CLICK HERE


Space S.T.E.M. ~ May 13th 10:00am-11:00am

ALL STUDENTS ~ plan ahead for PSSA testing

We are holding the PSSAs for PMVS students during the week of April 19th. Parents will receive additional information soon. Students attending Martic Elementary School for in person will participate in the ELA PSSAs the week of May 3rd and the Math and Science (grade 4 only) PSSAs the week of May 11th. You will receive a letter at the end of this week with more information for clarification.

Read-A-Thon Winners ~ Announced

Our Martic students who were recognized for earning the top reading certificates are featured below. It is always great to celebrate readers and I commend our PTO for pulling this read-a-thon event together. Parents, thank you for encouraging your children to read at home. Reading a new book is always an adventure.

  • First place: Kierra Gill
  • Second place: Weston Parmer
  • Third place: Gracyn Parmer
  • Fourth place: Mikal Hess
  • Fifth place: Calliope Regan Gonick

Also congratulations to Mrs. Hartman’s class, they read for 3,006 minutes as a class. And Mrs. Douts’ class read for a total of 2,979 minutes.

Tomorrow, March 23, 2021

We cannot wait to see our students back in school tomorrow (Tuesday, March 23rd). Some reminders for our parents and students:

  • If your child was quarantined due to exposure, they must still remain in quarantine until the dates we provided when we contacted you.
  • If your child is experiencing symptoms, please, please, please, keep them home and contact the school with any updates. This will minimize the spread.
  • In order for your child to be considered in attendance today, they must have logged on to the live instruction or completed the work assigned by midnight this evening. All of the children are versed in joining google meets and seesaw links so this should have been accomplished with ease.
  • If for some reason your child was having connectivity concerns, an outreach to the teacher in another capacity, parent email or phone is advised.

Martic Elementary is shifting to full remote learning for Monday, March 22

Penn Manor is shifting to online remote learning for all Martic Elementary School students for Monday, March 22, due to COVID-19 cases in the school community.

This decision was made in response to the recommended framework from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for actions necessary following the identification of active COVID-19 cases. 

During this time, students and faculty will follow our Full Remote Schedule that can be found here. Classes will begin at 9 a.m.  

Regular, in-person classes for students will resume on Tuesday, March 23, unless the school district learns of additional information that would require an extension of the closure to assure the safety of the school community. 

We encourage parents and staff to monitor the district website for updates regarding this situation. All families and faculty will receive a follow-up email from principal Dr. Sugra regarding expectations for online learning.

During the closure, we expect students to act responsibly by practicing social distancing, wearing masks in public and monitoring their health. If you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, email the school nurse at, so we can identify any other individuals who may have been in close contact in the school setting. 

As a community, we all need to do our part to assure that in-person learning can safely occur for Penn Manor students.  

For more information on the district’s response to COVID-19 please visit