Penn Manor Holiday Giving

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                 snowflake

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th.  

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 11th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts.”

Thanksgiving Message from PM

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                               

Every year Penn Manor School District assists families in need with Thanksgiving meals.  We would like to make this process more uniform across the district.  We will be collecting the food listed below between Monday, November 2nd and Friday, November 13th.  If you have a child in one of these grades, please consider donating to help our community.  

Kindergarten-boxed mashed potatoes

1st grade-boxed stuffing

2nd grade-canned corn

3rd grade-canned green beans

4th grade-canned sweet potatoes

5th grade-canned cranberry sauce

6th grade-canned gravy (NO GLASS)

7th and 8th-Cornbread or Muffin mix-water based
If your family is able and willing to provide more than is listed above and/or would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by November 13th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Food Basket.”

Healthy Morning Snack!

Attention Families!  Research indicates that providing ‘healthy morning snacks’ supports learning and “brain power” in school!  I provide kids the opportunity to have a “working snack” each day during our reading workshop time.  This year we will also be having a morning snack during mask and recess breaks in the morning. Some examples of healthy snacks include-granola bars, fruit, dried fruits, crackers, pretzels, vegetables.  Please send in some of these types of choices each day if you choose to participate.  I ask kids to save desserts and “chips” of any kind for lunch time.  Thanks!

Check out what we learned today!

We spent our first day learning how to do our work in Seesaw! So fun! Stay tuned this week to begin seeing your child’s journal work!
Check us out! We have laptops!
Seesaw Experts!

We had a great first day of second grade together! The children were lovely and we enjoyed spending our first day back together! I look forward to a great year ahead! Love, Mrs. B.

Water Bottles!

As we increase health and safety protocols for students who are learning in person this school year, we ask that each student comes to school with a refillable water bottle. Please label the refillable bottle with the student’s full name. We will also have bottles of water available for students.

In our elementary schools, students will be able to fill their bottle at the classroom sink. In the coming weeks, water systems will be available for students to refill water bottles.

Agreement for Laptop Use


There has been some confusion about what form to send in for your child to be able to take home a district laptop.  Some parents sent in an “Acceptable Use Form”; however, that is not the correct form. 

Please click the link below for the 1:1 Laptop Agreement Form.  Parent and student should sign the last page and either email it to the student’s teacher, or send it with the student on the first day of school.  All other pages may remain at home for future reference.

1 to1 Agreement

A Note from Dr. Janssen

                                                                                                    August 2020

Dear Martic Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back to school! I am Dr. Janssen, your Elementary Physical Education teacher. 

This year, your child is scheduled for Physical Education class from August 31st through October 2nd. This will be the only special that he or she has for approximately 5 weeks in a row. Due to COVID-19 protocols and based on the Penn Manor weather policy, Physical Education class will be held outdoors every day when possible.

To help students with this new schedule, the Elementary Physical Education Department has made a list of suggestions to make your child’s learning experience successful. The following recommendations should be followed when participating in Physical Education:

  • Wear sneakers and comfortable clothing        
  • Bring an extra pair of shoes for after PE (wet grass)
  • Bring an extra pair of socks
  • Bring a personal water bottle (labeled with student name) as water fountains will not be in use
  • Bring a plastic bag (labeled with student name) for these items  
  • Wear an outer layer (sweatshirt, jacket, gloves, hat, etc.) appropriate for outdoor weather conditions
  • Please leave jewelry at home (for safety, damage, and risk of loss)

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at


Dr. Janssen

Martic Elementary Physical Education 

Goodbye Second Graders!


Good morning second grade families!
I hope you all loved meeting your third grade teacher!  I know you will have a wonderful school year ahead!  I have LOVED being your second grade teacher even though our school year did not end in the way we had all hoped!  I will cherish all of the fun memories we created together and will hold each and every one of you close to my heart!  You have all learned so much this year and have grown leaps and bounds!  Enjoy every moment of summer!  Love, Mrs. B.