Owl Pellet exploration in 6th grade

Sixth grade students dissected owl pellets yesterday at part of their ecology unit.  As a grade the students learned about habits of owls, what AND how they eat, how the pellet is formed and regurgitated, and they learned the proper techniques for removing the bones from the pellet.  It was fun listening to, “I found another skull, I think this is a shoulder blade, how many ribs have you found”, etc.!  Good times.   See the pictures below.   

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Scholastic Book Fair!

The book fair is here!  Please plan on stopping by the book fair while you’re at Spring Fling tomorrow!

For more information please click here.

Thank you!

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6th grade promotion event ~ you are invited

Parents, guardians and friends of 6th graders,

You are cordially invited to attend a brief promotion and awards ceremony on Monday, June 1st at 2:30 PM.   Children will be presented with awards, promotion certificates and a fun video memoir of our amazing 6th graders will be shared.    We are also asking all sixth graders to wear their class t-shirts on Monday.   The promotion event is a rain or shine event, since it is indoors.

We hope you can make this event.  If you desire to take your child after this event, please make sure you send a note so Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Steiner are aware.

We can’t wait to see you.



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This week your 6th grader will be bringing home a packet of information regarding the 1:1 Student Laptop program.  Please review the packet with your student, sign the agreement and return to Martic no later than Wednesday, June 3rd.

If the packet of information is misplaced please click on the links below to obtain a copy.

Laptop Letter




Laptop Learning FAQ for Middle School

For more information you may contact the school office or visit the PM Tech Blog by clicking here.

Thank you!



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Spring Fling might change if we cannot get enough help!

As you know our annual Spring Fling is scheduled for Friday, May 29th.   We posted a sign up genius to request help from many of our parents and friends.  In order for us to host all of the games and special events we really need everyone to sign up to volunteer to run a game or take care of a special task that evening.   You can still have fun, you just have to provide some help.   I am posting the link to sign up one more time.   It is below.

Please click here to sign up for any events that you can help with.

If we cannot get enough helpers we will be forced to cancel some of the events on the schedule for that evening.   Please consider helping us.

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6th grade Track and Field Day

It was a bright beautiful day for our 6th graders today.  They traveled to the high school for a combined track and field day event with all of the other 6th graders in the district.    Although it was a hot one, the children were well behaved and maintained great smiles throughout.     Take a look at the pictures below.   Also, I have to give credit to Mr. Jason Binkley for coordinating this first time event.    These are the days that children remember forever.   A big thank you to all of our volunteers who were gracious enough to volunteer their time today.   THANK YOU!

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A Few Reminders!

Summer Reminder

As the school year is winding down and the anticipation of summer is upon us, we are reminding Martic families of a few things:

  1. Lost and Found – Our lost and found box is overflowing with items.  If your student is missing a coat (we have approximately 40 of them), hat, gloves, sweatshirts, etc. please stop by to check the bin.  If items are not claimed by the last day of school Martic will donate the items.
  2. Library Books – please check to make sure that all library books are returned to Martic by Wednesday, May 27th.  We love our books and are sad if they are not with us.
  3. Overdue Lunch Accounts – if you owe money to the cafeteria for your child’s lunch account, please pay promptly.  If you are unsure if your child has overdue funds, please check their My School Bucks account.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office at 717-284-4128.

Thank you!

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It’s Not To Late….

On Tuesday, May 12th Martic students participated in the annual PTO fundraiser event, “Race For Education”.  It was a great day, please click here to view some fun photos from the day.

All mailings have been mailed – just a reminder that you can still send in your donations.

Thank you!


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Camp Explorer At Lancaster County Environmental Center

Please click on the link below for more information on the summer camp programs.

Lancaster County Rec Summer Camp Brochure 2015



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2015 Martic Spring Fling!

Hello Martic Families!

The PTO/Spring Fling committee is looking for some helpers for our event on Friday, May 29th!

Please click here to sign up for any events that you can help with.

Thank you!



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