“What does the pig say at the beach?” I’m bacon.
“What happens when you play Tug-of-War with a pig?” Pulled Pork
These were a few of the funny jokes shared with some Martic students today as a pig visited our school. Today, we had our final assembly to hand out prizes for the efforts of the Martic students and families who raised money for our Martic in Motion. The children put some parameters in place for what would happen if they earned a designated monetary amount.
- $5,000.00 Penn Manor Spiritwear for Dr. Sugra
- $7,000.00 Pink Hair and Pig Tails for Dr. Sugra
- $10,000.00 A smooch on a pig’s nose
We had a little fun when we brought out the pig….. it took us THREE tries to get it right. Ask your child about the details. 🙂
A drum roll please….Martic in Motion earned $10,277.29! That is amazing! We had one very generous anonymous donor that gave our school $1,300! Thanks to this donor we were able to surpass our goal of $10,000!
Now for some details…We would like to recognize our top fundraiser! Evan Clark raised over $700 all by himself! That is awesome!
Two other students raised over $500! Ella Mulder and Murphy Long! Great job girls!
Our class with the highest amount of money raised was…Mrs. Hartman’s class who raised $1,297.33. Way to go Mrs. Hartman’s class! Not too far behind Mrs. Hartman’s class with just $37.33 less was….drum roll….Miss Eby’s 1st grade class. They raised $1,260! And finally…with just shy of $1,000…$942 to be exact…drum roll…Mrs. Mulder’s morning kindergarten class. Well done! Thank you to our amazing PTO for all of these efforts and for the fun.
Only one week left until the Fall Book Fair! Our book fair will run November 19th and 22-23. Each class will have an opportunity to shop the fair so look for your child’s class shopping time. The fair will be open during Parent Teacher Conferences in the gym hallway, so please stop by. It’s a great time to start your holiday shopping!
Please visit the Martic book fair site for all of the details. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/marticelementaryschool
We will be serving Iced Cinnamon Buns for breakfast on Monday, November 15 instead of waffles. Please note this change to our menu. Thank you.
Today our 5th graders were able to attend a Veteran’s Day Celebration at Freedom Park in Millersville. It was the perfect day that afforded time for our kids to talk to the Veterans who attended. Mrs. Eby tearfully recalled a moment when a Veteran said to a student, “Thank you for this note, I have never gotten a note of thanks like this before.” How meaningful for everyone involved. A special thank you to our amazing chaperones for coming along.
After the time at the Millersville Borough Park, the buses loaded up and for one more treat, they stopped at Pine View Dairy, a local favorite spot for ice cream. Thank you to our gracious PTO for funding this adventure and always working hard to make sure we can do amazing trips.
November 11, 2021
Throughout the school year, we conduct various drills to practice keeping everyone safe in the event of an emergency. These drills include monthly fire drills and annual severe weather drills. The safety of students and staff is our top priority and, while we hope and pray that these types of situations do not occur, we must take steps to be prepared.
On Thursday, November 11, we conducted a lock in place drill. The purpose of the exercise is to prepare students and staff in case there is a need to keep everyone in place in order to assess a potential situation. In the event of an actual emergency, students and staff would receive additional information so that they could respond appropriately. For the drill, an announcement is made over the school public address system, staff ensure that common areas are clear, and teachers lock their classroom doors. Instruction and normal classroom activities continue during the drill until an announcement is made to end the exercise. The drill typically lasts approximately five minutes.
We appreciate the support of the community, the professionalism of our staff, and the conduct of our students with all of our school safety endeavors. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Dr. Jennifer Sugra
We are committed to sharing the good news from our school. We are committed to honoring those in our lives who we respect and honor. We are committed to linking educational tasks to meaningful life experiences.
Our students and staff reached out to request families to help us honor Veterans associated with Martic or tied to our families at Martic. Miss Meredith Miller collected all of the submissions and created this amazing video. Today, we recognize all of the dedicated Veterans associated with our extended Martic family. Please enjoy this tribute below. Parents, please note that some of the images and videos included have men and women in full military attire with weapons.
Today our 5th graders will represent our school at a Veteran’s Day Celebration in Millersville. It will be meaningful for our students to connect with local veterans. Photos coming soon……..
November 10, 2021
Recently, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 44-2018, which requires that a mandatory security drill be conducted within the first 90 days of each school year. This month, Martic Elementary School will conduct a drill as required through this change in state law.
Throughout the school year, we practice drills for severe weather, fire and other related security issues. It is important for students and staff to be familiar with the processes, procedures and routines. With each drill, we learn ways to refine and improve our safety plans.
Prior to conducting the drill, we will talk with our students about the exercise and emphasize that this is only a drill and there is no reason for concern at this time. Please help us in conveying to your child the importance of these drills so we are prepared in the event of a real emergency.
The safety and security of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. We will continue to partner with local law enforcement as we revisit our procedures and routines to refine our safety plans. Thank you for taking the time to talk with your child about this issue. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at (717) 284-4128.
Dr. Jennifer Sugra
Friday is the last day to purchase Texas Roadhouse e-cards. You may purchase as many as you would like, they make great gifts for the holidays! Families will also be able to use these gift cards at our Texas Roadhouse dine in/out night on Wednesday, November 17th.
Just a quick update on how things are going with the Kids Heart Challenge and our fundraising for the American Heart Association!!
- · 3 Students have completed Finn’s Mission – Yay! Can we get to 10 or 15?
- · 43 Students registered online – 157 to go to get that bonus $500 in sports equipment! That means if 12 more students per class register online and take a Heart Healthy Challenge, we can meet our goal to earn $500 to purchase sports equipment for the school!
- · $1,161.25 raised so far!!
REMEMBER, registering is free. Please go to heart.org/khc to register for free and help our school get $500 in free sports equipment! Not only will you earn a free wristband, but Dr. Janssen will reward the top four classes with the highest percentage of students registered, with a class free choice. This means four classes will get to pick their favorite PE activity for one PE class.
For any student that raises $150 or more from November 8th to November 19th, he/she will receive their own Captain KHC (Please see the picture of Captain KHC)! Our American Heart Association Representative will honor students who have already raised that amount and give them Captain KHC as well!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR EFFORTS IN PARTICIPATING IN THE KIDS HEART CHALLENGE TO HELP THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION!