Early Dismissal Today

Just a reminder that we have a 1:30 PM dismissal today.  If there is a change is how your child is getting home, please notify the school office by 1:00 PM.  Our phone number is 872-9540ext. 3600.

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Deadline Approaching

If you are interested in discounted Hershey Park tickets for this summer, your order and payment must be in the office no later than this Friday, March 27, 2015.  No orders will be accepted after this date.  If you have questions, please call the school office at 872-9540, ext. 3600.

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Music For Everyone Grant

We are pleased to announce that Ms.  Jill Almoney, our music teacher, has received a grant through Music for Everyone.  She will be using the grant money to purchase guitar kits for our grade 5 – 6 students to use during their classroom music instruction.  Thank you Ms. Almoney, for applying for this grant so that our students can stretch their musical skills!

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Gertrude Hawk Candy Has Arrived!

Gertrude Hawk candy has arrived at Eshleman!  Please pick up your orders this week — Tuesday, Wednesday or Tuesday from 8 AM – 4 PM.

PTO thanks you for your support!

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6th Grade Track and Field Event

Thanks to the efforts of Jason Binkley and the entire elementary physical education staff, we will be offering a joint, Sixth Grade Track and Field event for all of our sixth grade students. This event will take place at the Penn Manor High School on May 26th (rain date, May 29th).

Students will be bussed to this event from their home school shortly after 9:00am. They will be bussed back to their home school by 3:00pm.

This event has been well planned and further details, including the event schedule, will be shared with you by mid April.

Teachers will be assisting with monitoring their classes throughout the day and we are seeking parent volunteers for additional support.

We look forward to this new event!

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“Kids at Work” Day

Penn Manor elementary guidance counselors are sponsoring a “Kids at Work” day on Friday, March 27, 2015.  Students are encouraged to wear clothing representing a career that they would  be interested in exploring as an adult.  All clothing must be school-appropriate.  Your child will be bringing information home about this event in the next day or two. Please take a moment to discuss options with your child.  On the back of the letter are a list of activities that you can do with your child to promote discussion and understanding about different careers.  To access the letter and the list of activities, you can also click on the links below.

Letter for parents

Career Activities for Parents and Students(1)

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Reading With Your Preschooler

The Junior League of Lancaster has created the attached video to help parents with ideas for the best strategies to use when reading with their preschool aged children.    Take a look and please help us to ensure that every child is exposed to great books prior to registering for kindergarten.


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Items from March 9th PTO Meeting

Recently, revisions to the PTO by-laws have been proposed.  The current by-laws and the proposed changes are found below.  Feedback regarding the proposed changes can be directed to PTO President — Theresa Schaeffer through the Eshleman Office.

BY-LAWS ESHLEMAN, amended Oct 2000

Proposed-amended Eshleman By-Laws Feb-2015

PTO elections for Vice President and Treasurer will occur at the May 11th meeting.  If you are interested in running for one of these offices, please contact the main office at 872-9540.

More information can be found on the March PTO newsletter.  Eshleman 2015 March PTO Newsletter

Minutes from the meeting can be found on the PTO page.


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PTO Meeting Tonight

Just a reminder that there is a PTO meeting tonight at 6:30 PM in the library.

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Calendar Changes

Penn Manor School District will be in session on Thursday, April 2, 2015, and Monday, April 6, 2015, as a result of the two recent snow days.

School also will be in session on Monday, March 23, 2015, as a result of an earlier weather-related schedule change.

Please make a note of the changes.

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