March Madness Collection Contest

5iRX87xeTThe March Madness Collection Contest will run from March 2-27th. Box Tops for EducationCollection sheets for box tops and labels for education were sent home. Additional sheets can be found at the bottom of this blog or in the school office. When turning your collection sheets into the collection box in the main hallway, please remember to have your labels-for-education-logoname and teacher’s name on it.

If you don’t collect box tops or labels and still want to help your class win, you may purchase grocery gift cards or Sheetz coupon books ($10) from the PTO. For every $100 in grocery gift cards purchased = 100 box tops. For every Sheetz coupon book
purchased = 25 labels.

Each week, there will be a drawing for a chance to win one General Admission ticket to Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. The three classes that bring in the most box tops and labels will win an ice cream treat and new basketballs! Good luck!

Box Top Collection B-Ball

1-Point Product UPC Collection Sheet

5-Point Product UPC Collection Sheet

10-Point Product UPC Collection Sheet




Preschool Lunch and Learn

Our first Preschool Lunch and Learn was a great success!  Thank you for all who joined the festivities.  Students heard the story of The Mitten and were able to retell the story.  Students also received a free copy of the book and had the opportunity to visit the school library to check out books.  Finally, the children enjoyed a school lunch in our cafeteria.  Below are just a few photos from this wonderful event.  A special thank you to Mrs. Egan, Mrs. Yoder, Mrs. Ulmer, Mrs. Gerlach, Mrs. Charles and Mrs. Strosser for all their help!  We couldn’t have done it without you!

If you’d like to join us for March’s Lunch and Learn on Friday, March 27, 2015, please RSVP to the Letort office at 872-9530 by Friday, March 20, 2015.  We hope to see you there!

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2014-2015 Letort Math Bowl Teams

Congratulations to our Letort Math Bowl teams in grades 4-6.  They did an exceptional job representing Letort in this district competition.

A special congratulations to our 6th grade Letort team ~ Jackson Heiney, Eleanor Helm, Tommy Hockenberry, and Katie Mackey ~ on coming in first place for the district.  Way to Go!


4th Grade ~ Annie Bibus, Liam Streets, Gabe Sullivan, and Eli Warfel


5th grade ~ Drew Farabaugh, Bradley Frey, Ella Kratz, and McCabe Kreider


6th grade ~ Jackson Heiney, Eleanor Helm, Tommy Hockenberry, and Katie Mackey

Notification from Sapphire

If you received an email from Sapphire today saying there was an update to your child’s account, it was their Marking Periods 1 & 2 report cards being posted.  All report cards from now on, will be posted on students’ account the day after the hard copy is sent home.

Late Bus

Bus 131 is running late this morning, February 26th.  She is unable to get through on Chestnut Grove Road, and needs to reroute around it.


Penn Manor is operating on a two-hour delay with modified Kindergarten for Friday, February 20, 2015.  Please remember to bundle up before students head out to the bus stop in the morning.  Stay warm!


ClipArt-ColdThermometerDue to the extreme cold temperatures that are predicted for tomorrow, downloadBeach Day has been postponed until next Friday, February 27th.             NO students should wear shorts, capris, etc. tomorrow.  Students do not need to bring along a beach towel to sit on for lunch.

Important Weather Information for Tomorrow

Because of the threat of record cold and high winds Friday, parents are reminded to make sure their children are wearing warm coats, hats and gloves as they head for school tomorrow.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory until 10 a.m. Friday. Temperatures are expected to dip below zero, with wind chills as low as 10 to 25 degrees below zero. In such conditions, frostbite can occur in as little as 30 minutes on exposed skin.

The conditions could possibly result in a delay in the start of school Friday. Please check the Penn Manor cell phone app, website and Twitter page, as well as local media outlets regarding a possible delay. You may also dial the district’s weather hotline, at 872-9500 ext. 2333.

Please be safe outdoors.

Nominations Still Being Accepted

The Penn Manor School District is still seeking nominations for the Outstanding Educator Awards, and the Outstanding Employee Awards, which will be presented later this school year to one elementary and one secondary teacher and one elementary and one secondary employee.  Nominations are being solicited from parents/guardians, students, and colleagues in the Penn Manor School District, and are open until February 27, 2015.

For more information regarding the criteria for the nominations, and for a nomination form to fill out, please click on the links below.  Forms are also available in the school office.

Outstanding Educator Letter

Outstanding Employee Letter

Outstanding Educator – Employee Form

Beach Day

flip-flops9   Friday, February 20th, is Beach Day. Students may participate in this
School Spirit Day by wearing beach hats, capris, shorts, etc.  Sandals, flip flops, and bathing suits are not permitted.  Also, students must bring a pair of long pants to wear OVER their shorts for outdoor recess.  They will not be permitted to change from shorts to long pants.  Shorts must be fingertip length.  Sunglasses may be  towel-clipart-M9T4baqiE worn at lunch and recesses only.  Lunch will be eaten on beach towels on the floor, so be sure to bring along your beach towel.  Participation is optional.