2015-2016 Calendar Feedback Wanted…

December is a busy season for everyone with holiday concerts, shopping, and other festivities.  In the school superintendent world it is also time (believe it or not) to work on the proposed school calendar for next year.  In looking at the calendar for 2015-2016, I quickly realized that Labor Day next year is as late as it can be which is September 7th.  This means that if we followed the same pattern as this year, we would have been starting school on August 31st (we started on August 25th this year).  One other factor for consideration is that we need to coordinate our end date with our Hempfield neighbors since we share the use of the arena at F&M for high school graduation.

Click here for draft calendar: Penn-Manor-Draft-Calendar-12.11.14

You will see from the draft calendar that I am proposing a start date that is a little different than in past years.  We will still observe the traditional pattern of mandatory faculty inservice days in the three week period prior to Labor Day.  However, I have the start of school scheduled on August 26th (one day later than this year) and in the same week as our districtwide opening faculty inservice day.  Half of the school districts in Lancaster County are also proposing (or have already adopted) a start date during this same week.

I plan to present the draft for board consideration at either the second meeting in January or the first meeting in February.  As has been my practice in previous years, I would appreciate your feedback and have developed a simple survey for faculty, staff, parents, and community members to share comments with me at the following site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/15-16PMcalendar

Thanks for your help!

Dr. Mike Leichliter


jacketThere are jackets, sweatshirts, zip-up hoodies, hats, gloves, etc,. in the KMBjacketschool Lost and Found.  I f your child is missing any of these items, please ask them to check if it is there.  Also, parents are welcome to stop by the school and look through the Lost and Found.  Any items remaining when school closes for the holiday break will be donated to a local charity.

Missing Clothing

summer-clothing-clipartsummer-clothes-clipart-for-kids-rebecca-for-hair-ugghmb3fIf your child has come home wearing clothes that were loaned to them from the health room, please be sure to wash them and send them back in a timely fashion.  The clothing supply is beginning to dwindle because many clothes are not being returned.

Thanks for your help in this matter.

Last Chance to Order SCRIP Cards

Friday, December 12th, is the last day to send in orders for the PTO SCRIP card program.  Please click on the links below to see more information regarding the program. Orders may also be placed by printing out the order form and sending it in, with your cash or check payment, or online and paying by Presto Pay, or sending payment into school with your child.  All orders must include $1.50 payment to help defray the cost of shipping.  Thank you for supporting the LeTort PTO!

Ann LeTort PTO Holiday Gift Card
SCRIP Card Order Form

Gently Used Girls Pants/Leggings Needed

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G184FL-AZAThe LeTort health room is in need of girlspants/leggings (sizes to fit K-3rd grade) to be kept on hand for “emergencies.”  If you have a daughter, granddaughter, etc. who has outgrown these pant sizes, and you would like to contribute them, please drop them off, or send them into, the school health room.  Thanks!

Thank You!

canstock14832316Our “LeTort Elf” committee would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who sent in monetary donations to be used to purchase food gift cards for our families in need.  We know the families that receive them will be very grateful for your thoughtfulness.

Holiday Food Basket Collection Items

Holiday Food Baskets Classroom Food Assignments     

Items should be brought in the week of December 8th -12th.  

Class              Item

Johnson        Boxes of instant mashed potatoes

Mitchell          Jars/Cans of turkey gravy

Moyer            Cans of yams 

Suydam          Cans of corn (16 oz.) 

Fitzkee           Cans of fruit cocktail (16 oz.)

Gwyn              Cans of green beans (16 oz.)

Binkley           Boxes of Jello

Wright             Cans of cranberry sauce (16 oz.)

Peart               Boxes of stuffing mix

Winters          Non-sweet snacks, i.e. pretzels, chips, popcorn

Braun             Cans of pie filling

McElheny      Pie crust mix (non-perishable)

K-AM              Cake mixes

K-PM              Cake frosting – plastic containers