Door Decorating Contest

Winter greetings, Letort families! We will once again be having a Coin Collection Challenge in conjunction with a PJ day this year! We have decided to support The Loft with all of the donations received! The Loft services many of our Penn Manor families by filling multiple needs. 
Each classroom will decorate their door by Monday, January 24th. A coin collection jar will be placed outside the door on this Monday as well. Students can bring in coins and dollars to put in their classroom jars OR in the classroom jar of their favorite door! 
We will end our collection with an ALL SCHOOL PJ DAY on Friday, January 28th. Perfect timing for the PTO sponsored Family Movie Night that evening!

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Who’s that cute snowman?

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We mustache you a question…

Where is the Big Bushy Mustache??

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Festive Fun Week!

It sure was a busy week but it was also my favorite so far…Kids were kind, appreciative, and happy! Thank you families for the snacks donated and the generous gifts! Below are pictures from the School Sing Along; Santa in the chimney craft; and our Rudolf and Snowman food craft.

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Last Week of 2021!

One of the busiest but most exciting weeks of the year is here!! Kids are excited~ adults are busy~ but the spirit of giving and love is upon us! Thank you for giving me your trust each and every day with your children! I grow to love them more each day and hope to help each of them become thoughtful and kind little people in our second grade journey!!

Monday, Dec. 20   Library Instruction + book exchange
Tuesday, Dec. 21 Art– Give kindness today …kids exchange kind cards
Wed. Dec. 22 Phys. Ed   2P CLASSROOM only… PAJAMA DAY +Books and Breakfast + Movie! Our morning will be book share time in the classroom with breakfast snacks and then holiday movie in the afternoon.   **wear HOLIDAY Pjs…or any Pjs..or just comfy clothes!   (Individual bagged snacks to share for breakfast OR movie are welcome! 25 kids~ Thx!!! )
Thurs. Dec. 23 Music   SCHOOL Spirit Day **Holiday Hats and Holiday Clothes!!   1:30 Dismissal
Fri. Dec. 17   No school until Mon. Jan. 3
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Kids Heart Challenge!

Dr. Janssen led the students in an hour of heart pumping exercise this morning!

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PTO Holiday Shop

Holiday Shop is Almost Here!by mjacobyThe PTO elves are busy getting the LeTort Holiday Shop up and running!  Don’t forget to bring your shoppers by the LeTort Library this Thursday, AFTER SCHOOL anytime from 4pm to 8pm.  Students love shopping for everyone on their list – family, friends, even pets!  And be sure to check out the flyer that was sent home with an envelope for easy money management and gift selection guides for the shoppers. Want to help with the shop?  We are still in need of volunteers.  Check out the sign-up link below for time slots that suit your schedule. Please remember that students must be accompanied by an adult (though they will have the opportunity to shop on their own) and all students must go home first, before returning to the shop (parents should not plan to meet their child/ren at school). Questions:  Jude Hoar ( or Melissa Hochreiter (
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Last week was a short but one of the best we have had! We learned a lot about the native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands (currently where we live!) and made our own longhouses and canoes. We will continue that social studies unit when we return tomorrow. Below are fun pictures from last week. Thank you to the parents that I got to meet with in person or virtually. I truly loved building that home school relationship with each of you!

Choice Menu– Kids were given the option of doing reading, writing and/or math over the 6 day break. There was nothing required for them to do. If they did some home practice, please initial the back of the planner accordingly. Thx!

Also…Phys. ed. tomorrow! Please have kids wear sneakers.

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Next week/ Thanksgiving

MONDAY – November 22nd – Early Dismissal at 1:30 pm
There is no school for AM Kindergarten Students. Our class will go to Book Fair on Monday. If you want to send money, please put in an envelope with name on it. ALL students will be getting 1 Free book from the PTO- which is already picked out!

TUESDAY – November 23rd – Early Dismissal at 1:30 pm
There is no school for PM Kindergarten Students.

There is NO spelling test next week.

Parent Conferences Monday afternoon, evening and Tuesday afternoon. Thank you to 23/25 families that signed up!

WEDNESDAY, November 24th to MONDAY, November 29TH – THERE IS NO SCHOOL.

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Kids heart Challenge…starts today

More info is being sent home today after our assembly…

October 15, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Our schools are participating in a very special community service program to raise funds for the American Heart Association.  We’re joining in the fight against our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers – cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Kids’ Heart Challenge events are held at schools nationwide and not only help students learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health, but also raise funds to support vital heart and stroke research as well as educational programs.  Although all 3rd-6th-grade students will jump rope at the events as part of physical education, and all K-2nd grade students will be involved in various movement activities, the students are NOT required to raise money; in other words, raising money is optional, BUT greatly appreciated.  HOWEVER, JUST BY REGISTERING ONLINE, your child will receive a free wristband and help the school to earn additional funds for equipment!! If your child raises money, individual prizes are also earned (please see the collection envelope that was sent home for prize information)! MOST PRIZES ARE DISTRIBUTED APPROXIMATELY 8 WEEKS AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE EVENT!

KIDS HEART CHALLENGE events will be organized as follows:

On December 9 at Letort Gym:

     9:45-10:45 = 3 Wr, 6M, 5M, 4G

     1:45-2:45 = KPM, 1M, 2W

On December 10 at Letort Gym:

     9:45-10:45 = KAM, 1B, 2P

     1:45-2:45 =  3Wo, 6J, 5B, 4B

On December 13 at Martic Gym:

     9:15-10:15 = 3H, 6F, 5E, 4D

     1:30-2:30 = KPM, 1E, 2B

On December 14 at Martic Gym:

     9:15-10:15 = KAM, 1D, 2S

     1:30-2:30 =  3S, 6T, 5M, 4A

*If there are any school cancellations between now and these dates, the event dates will need to be adjusted with the cycle day due to my teaching schedule.  

The American Heart Association is dedicated to helping people live longer, healthier lives.  The money we raise helps people in our community learn how to avoid heart disease and stroke and also helps our local patient care.  Our schools will qualify for gift certificates for free physical education equipment based on the amount we raise, and students will qualify for individual thank-you gifts based on the donations they collect.  

Family and friends are welcome to support your child’s participation by making contributions.  However, we ask that children not go door-to-door and ask strangers for donations.  If your child receives any cash donations, please convert those to a check prior to turning in the collection envelopeAll checks should be made payable to the American Heart AssociationYour student’s collection envelope should be turned in to his/her classroom teacher on or before Tuesday, November 30 so that we can have an accurate tally of the money raised by the end of the events!  

Also, don’t forget to ask your child’s donors if their employers have matching gift programs.  This is an easy way to increase donations collected by your child.  To find out which companies will match the American Heart Association, please visit  All matching gift forms should include your child’s name and school name so the donations can be properly designated.

Kids Heart Challenge is a fun event that helps our children understand the importance of community service and physical activity while helping to save lives. Our efforts truly are meaningful and can make a difference!  Thank you for your support.


Dr. Janssen

Physical Education Specialist


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