PARENTS ~ Please sign up for sapphire over the summer!

Over the summer all parents have a homework assignment  (the kids love that I am giving the parents an assignment).  If you have not already done so, please take time to sign up for a sapphire account.   Sapphire is a way to keep parents and students informed about student progress and grades.  Penn Manor has opened sapphire for parents to log in and access grades for students in grades 3-6.   You can use the attached document for directions on how to sign up.  I would encourage you to sign up every child in your family at the same time.   If you have any questions regarding this process, please do not hesitate to call the school office.  Click the link below for detailed directions.

Signing up will allow you easy access to your child’s grades all year long.

Sapphire instruction

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District Requirements for Volunteer Clearances

Anyone wishing to volunteer during school hours or during field trips are required to obtain clearances.  Please clink on the links below to obtain these clearances:

(*Please note ~ clearances are not paid for by the school district).

When you receive ALL the necessary clearances and complete the volunteer application, you may submit copies to the Martic office beginning August 10, 2015.

Clearances will remain valid with the district as long as you volunteer at least once per school year, for up to three years.  All clearances MUST BE RENEWED every three years to continue as a volunteer in the district.  The date for renewal is determined by the date of your “oldest” clearance or the one you received “first.”  For example, if your clearances were dated October 5 and November 23, those clearances would need renewed by October 5.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office.


Volunteer form

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Martic Summer Schedule!

The school office will be closed for the summer beginning on Friday, June 12, 2015.

If you have children to enroll for the 2015-2016 school year, please visit Penn Manor School District registration page by clicking here or contact the District Office at 717-872-9550, Monday – Thursday.

The school office will re-open on a daily basis beginning Monday, August 10, 2015.

The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

Thank you!

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Italian Ice day at Martic Elementary School

Our PTO sponsored an Italian Ice Day for kids.   I kept passing children with blue or red lips and I had to get to the bottom of what kind of Italian Ice was being served, so I went out on an interview mission.   Take a peek at the interesting facts I uncovered!



At the conclusion of my investigation, I found the culprits!   :)   Thank you to all of our volunteers for risking harm to your wrist from dipping all day.   I know every child enjoyed this tasty treat.


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2015 Summer Reading and Writing Challenge!

The new summer reading and writing challenge is here!  Please review the challenge chart below.  If you need an additional copy, please click on the link provided to print.  Some of our teachers modeled how to fulfill some of the summer reading requirements this year.

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Summer Reading Writing 1

Summer Reading Writing 2

Martic 2015 Summer Reading

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Goodbye to some and a big welcome to others!

As we end an amazing school year we are forced to say goodbye to some of our dear teachers and staff members.   This year we will say goodbye and happy retirement to Mrs. Lindsay Harnish (healthroom tech) and Mrs. Rebecca Rineer (cafeteria manager).   We wish them the very best in retirement.    They will be missed.   We also say goodbye to Mrs. Julie Hoin.  She is changing schools and grade levels.   She will be joining LeTort elementary school to teach kindergarten.    We wish Mrs. Hoin the best with the adorable little ones.


Next year we will welcome Ms. Jourdan Brill as our 2nd grade teacher.  She will team with Mrs. Bushong to make a dynamic duo in our second grade.   Mrs. Trasee Bleacher will join Mrs. Kauffman and Mrs. Rohrer to head up the Martic cafeteria.   She is transferring from Conestoga elementary school.    We do not have a replacement for Mrs. Harnish yet, but I will work on that over the summer.

Mr. Martin is taking the leap up to teach sixth grade next year.   He will join Mrs. Steiner and Mr. Andrew for a new grade level adventure next year.   As you can see it is destined to be an amazing year.


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Final Reminders for 2014-2015!

Summer Reminder

Hello Martic Families!

This will be the last reminder for the 2014-2015 school year!  Listed below is important information before our final day of school on Friday, June 5.

  • Medication: Please pick-up all medication from the nurses office.
  • Lunch: Please make sure all outstanding balances are paid. You can pay online through MySchoolBucks. There is an iOS and Android app available.
  • Lost and Found: Have your student check the lost and found table, in the lobby, if you’re missing something. Items remaining in our collection on the last day of school are donated to charity.
  • Last Day of School: The students are dismissed at 11:30 am on Friday, June 5. Breakfast and lunch will not be served.

Have a great summer!

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Sirens TODAY ~ June 3rd

The Lancaster County Emergency Management will be conducting a scheduled system test on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Peach Bottom Power Plant at approximately 1:00 p.m. Please be advised that sirens will sound their alarm for about three minutes.


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6th grade celebration was filled with fun

As you can see from the photos below, our sixth graders did not let a little rain change the amount of fun they had at their end of the year event.    A special thank you to Jonelle Metzler and her team of volunteers for all of their hard work to make this day amazing for our special sixth graders.    Another HUGE thank you to Ferguson & Hassler Supermarket for  donating the ice cream and Italian ice for our sixth graders to enjoy.  Their donation was generous and very much appreciated.  It’s a GREAT day to be a COMET.

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June 5th ~ Last Day of school

Just a reminder that our last day of school is Friday, June 5th and is a shortened day.    Children come at the regular time, but are dismissed at 11:30 AM.   We do NOT serve lunch on our last day of school.  This is a very important detail so you can plan the perfect kick off to your summer vacation.


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