Weather Related Delay

Penn Manor School District will have a two hour delay with modified kindergarten on Friday, March 6th.

March 9 through March 13 Week-At-A-Glance

Pequea Families,

Hopefully, this is our last winter storm for the school year. Tomorrow, Friday, March 6 will now be a cycle day 5. Since school was closed today, we will culminate our Read Across America spirit week with Greenie Grinch Day and/or Crazy Hat Day tomorrow, Friday, March 6. Students are encouraged to wear green like the Grinch in the book the How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and/or they can wear a crazy hat like the cat from the book The Cat in the Hat.

If you have time today, you can complete Dr. Leichliter’s survey for Penn Manor families. This weekend is also the final weekend for our high school musical, The Sound of Music. 

Make sure you make the change on your calendars that school is now in session on Thursday, April 2 due to today’s closing. Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour forward on Saturday night, March 7, as we “spring ahead” for daylight savings. You don’t want to be late for the Penn Manor ReadAThon in the high school east gym from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 8.

Don’t forget our next PTO meeting is on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 pm!

Snow Day Math Lesson on Pi

Did you know that next Saturday, March 14 is Pi Day? Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. This year’s Pi Day is extra special because the first five numbers are the date on Saturday… 3.1415!

Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi is a constant number, meaning that for all circles of any size, Pi will be the same.

The diameter of a circle is the distance from edge to edge, measuring straight through the center. The circumference of a circle is the distance around.

Information courtesy of Pi Day http://www.piday.org. Check out some Pi Day resources.

Have a “snowriffic” Thursday, a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend!

What’s happening for the week of March 9 through March 13?

  • Monday, March 9: Day 6
  • Tuesday, March 10: Day 1
  • Wednesday, March 11 Day 2
  • Thursday, March 12: Day 3
    • PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM
  • Friday, March 13: Day 4
    • Talent Show permission forms due and music if applicable.
  • Saturday, March 14: Pi Day (3.14.15)

Looking ahead… (Pequea Calendar)

  • Tuesday, March 17 – Wolfgang Candy delivered
  • Thursday, March 19 – Spring Pictures
  • Monday, March 23 – School is now in session
  • Tuesday, March 24 – Show Us Your Act from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Friday, March 27 – Early Dismissal at 1:30 pm (No PM kdg.)
  • Thursday, April 2 – School is now in session.
  • Friday, April 10 – Pequea Family BINGO Night
  • Monday, April 20 – Talent Show Dress Rehearsal from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Friday, April 24 – Pequea Talent show at 6:30 pm

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March  2015
SMTWTFS
12
  • First day HS sports practice
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 3, 2015 - 12:00 AM
  • FFA Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: March 2, 2015 - 8:00 PM
    Location: High School Room 342
  • School board meeting
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: March 2, 2015 - 8:00 PM
3456
  • Spring musical
    Starts: 7:30 PM
    Ends: March 6, 2015 - 9:30 PM
    Location: HS auditorium
7
  • Spring musical
    Starts: 7:30 PM
    Ends: March 7, 2015 - 9:30 PM
    Location: HS auditorium
89
  • First day JH sports practice
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 10, 2015 - 12:00 AM
10
  • Band Boosters Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: March 10, 2015 - 8:00 PM
    Location: Band Room
1112
  • PMEA Central Region Orchestra
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 15, 2015 - 12:00 AM
  • PTO Meeting
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Ends: March 12, 2015 - 7:30 PM
13
  • PMEA Central Region Orchestra
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 15, 2015 - 12:00 AM
  • Talent Show Forms Due
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 14, 2015 - 12:00 AM
  • Manor MS play
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: March 13, 2015 - 8:00 PM
  • Marticville Play
    Starts: 7:30 PM
    Ends: March 13, 2015 - 8:30 PM
14
  • PMEA Central Region Orchestra
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 15, 2015 - 12:00 AM
  • SAT testing
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 15, 2015 - 12:00 AM
  • Marticville Play
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Ends: March 14, 2015 - 7:00 PM
  • Manor MS play
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: March 14, 2015 - 8:00 PM
15
  • HS Band St. Pat's Parade
    Starts: 2:00 PM
    Ends: March 15, 2015 - 3:00 PM
    Location: Baltimore
16
  • School board meeting
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: March 16, 2015 - 8:00 PM
17
  • Wolfgang Candy Delivery
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 18, 2015 - 12:00 AM
1819
  • Pequea Spring Pictures
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 20, 2015 - 12:00 AM
  • FFA Banquet
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Ends: March 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM
20
  • LLMEA MS Band Festival
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 22, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Location: Ephrata MS
21
  • LLMEA MS Band Festival
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 22, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Location: Ephrata MS
222324
  • Show Us Your Act
    Starts: 3:30 PM
    Ends: March 24, 2015 - 5:30 PM
25
  • PMEA Conference/All-State Festival
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 29, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Location: Hershey
26
  • PMEA Conference/All-State Festival
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 29, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Location: Hershey
27
  • PMEA Conference/All-State Festival
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 29, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Location: Hershey
  • K-12 Early Dismissal
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 28, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Description: 1:30 p.m. elementary; 12:20 p.m. secondary
  • No P.M. Kindergarten
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 28, 2015 - 12:00 AM
28
  • PMEA Conference/All-State Festival
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 29, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Location: Hershey
2930
  • End of Marking Period
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 31, 2015 - 12:00 AM
31 

Pequea Proud

Pequea Families,

We are “Pequea Proud” of fourth-grade student, Amber Floyd. She designed an advertisement, and it was selected as a winner for the Newspapers in Education week organized by the Lancaster Newspapers. Posted below is her winning entry.

Newspaper in Education (NIE) is a nationwide system of cooperation between newspapers and schools. NIE offers Journalism and Design an Ad contests to local school students in grades K-12. This is an excellent opportunity for educators to encourage students to think independently, write creatively, and constructively and/or challenge an artistic talent as well as meet academic standards. The winning entries were published in a 40-page special section entitled “NIE Week” that was inserted in LNP on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Great job, Amber!

FloydNIE

CLOSED

PMSD is CLOSED today, Thursday, March 2nd.

Please note, school will now be IN SESSION on Thursday, April 2nd.

Enjoy your snow day!

Parent & Community Survey

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Pequea Families,

Survey says…?

The message below is from our superintendent, Dr. Liechliter.

 

Dear Parents & Community Members,

As part of the desire to make continued improvements to Penn Manor School District, the following questions have been developed in order for you to provide input for school district officials.  If you have children in multiple buildings, we encourage you to complete a survey for each school.

Please take a few minutes and provide your feedback. Note that this survey link is for ALL district parents with children currently in any one of the 10 Penn Manor Schools. If you have children in multiple buildings, we encourage you to complete a survey for each school.  There is also a separate survey if you are a community member who does not have a child currently enrolled in the schools.

Parent Survey Link (if you have a child currently enrolled in Penn Manor)

Community Survey Link (if you do not have a child currently enrolled in Penn Manor)

Thank you for taking time to complete the survey!

Sincerely,
Mike Leichiter

Penn Manor School District

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