Calling all graduating seniors ~
On Wednesday, May 31st at 1:30 PM, all seniors who attended Martic Elementary School are invited to visit Martic wearing their cap and gown. It is such an inspiration to our elementary students to see the result of working hard all through school. If you know someone who attended Martic Elementary and is graduating this year, please pass along this information. If they can RSVP to let us know they will be coming, that would give us an idea of how many to expect; however, it is not a requirement. We are looking forward to seeing all our Martic graduates so we can help to celebrate your accomplishment. Graduates will gather on the front porch.
February 10, 2023
December 7, 2022
November 16, 2022
The word GRIT was never really a part of my vocabulary before my tenure at Martic. I was exposed to the word by some of our second grade teachers. Although the word was not a word I felt a connection to, it resonated with me as determination. Over the course of the past two years all of us can relate to grit or determination. Last week, our fifth grade had to show some grit. They were bummed, their field trip was canceled and they had to adjust. They dug in and made it a great day, despite the poor weather that changed our plans last minute. That same GRIT will be a skill they need later in life. There will be times that things may not go their way and they are learning how to dig in and find a healthy solution. I love this word now…. It means something to me and has a positive spin. Thank you for modeling for your kids.
Earlier this week, while I was circulating to different classrooms, one of our 4th grades was transformed to a NEON glow classroom. All of the children were equipped with glow rings, flashlights and some even had head gear. Can you think of any other way to learn mathematics in fourth grade? The kids were so excited.
Bus Evacuation Drill
Meet Mrs. Burkhart
First Day of School
The first day of school is Monday, August 29th. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
As a reminder, we will welcome all incoming kindergarten students to Martic on Wednesday, August 24th at 6 PM for an orientation.
Dr. Sugra will also be offering new student tours for any newly enrolled student in grade 1-6 on Wednesday, August 24th at 7 PM.
Apply for Free and Reduced Lunches
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 Deanna.Witmer@Pennmanor.net or food service director Courtney Kolp, at Courtney.Kolp@Pennmanor.net.