Important Updates!

Below are two links to Martic blog posts regarding “Item Pick-Up” and “Meeting Next Year’s Teacher”, please read each post.

Here is the information for “Meet Next Years Teacher”:

Every year we plan a “move up event” for the purpose of children meeting their new teacher for the following year. This happens during the day and is helpful for children to transition to the next grade level and also helps students see who will be in their classroom next year.

We plan to host our move up day again this year, but it will be virtually. Every child will get to spend about 20 minutes with their new classroom teacher. This special event will happen on May 28th. The schedule is below. In order for you to join the session, you will need to get the log in link from your current classroom teacher. They will email you. To plan ahead, please see the schedule below.

Moving into 1st grade: 9:30 AM (this is for current kindergarten students)
Moving into 2nd grade: 10:00 AM (this is for current first graders)
Moving into 3rd grade: 10:30 AM (this is for current second graders)
Moving into 4th grade: 12:30 PM (this is for current third graders)
Moving into 5th grade: 11:30 AM (this is for current fourth graders)
Moving into 6th grade: 12:00 PM (this is for current fifth graders)

Here is the information for “Picking Up Items from School”:

We would like to invite all of our families to enjoy a drive-thru visit to Martic to pick up your child’s belongings on Tuesday, May 26th. This will include spiritwear and all of their belongings.  We are keeping our fingers crossed about yearbooks, but do not think we will have them by this date.     Families may pick up their belongings between 3:00 PM-7:00 PM.   This is not a requirement, but if you would like these items we will be available to distribute these in drive thru format.  

In order to help us coordinate this effort, we would appreciate the following: 

  • Please have a sign with a child’s name displayed in the front window of the car.   
  • Please stay inside your car and a staff member will hand you the bags.
  • We ask that the person lowering the car window to receive the bags be wearing a mask, as our staff will be wearing masks.           
  • Depending on the traffic behind you at the time, please be mindful that conversations will need to be brief.                                                       
  • Remember that we are smiling behind our masks. 

Please also use this time if you need to return items to your teachers or the school.  As long as you are staying in the district your child may keep the school computer.  If you are moving out of the district please return it on May 26th.

Field Trip to Harrisburg

This week we took a field trip to Harrisburg to visit the Capitol Building and Pennsylvania Museum. The weather was excellent, and students were able to further their knowledge of PA government and history! An extra thank you to Senator Martin and Representative Cutler!

  • Pictures of the Field Trip to Harrisburg, PA. Visited the Capitol and PA Museum.
  • Pictures of the Field Trip to Harrisburg, PA. Visited the Capitol and PA Museum.
  • Pictures of the Field Trip to Harrisburg, PA. Visited the Capitol and PA Museum.
  • Pictures of the Field Trip to Harrisburg, PA. Visited the Capitol and PA Museum.
  • Pictures of the Field Trip to Harrisburg, PA. Visited the Capitol and PA Museum.
  • Pictures of the Field Trip to Harrisburg, PA. Visited the Capitol and PA Museum.
  • Pictures of the Field Trip to Harrisburg, PA. Visited the Capitol and PA Museum.
  • Pictures of the Field Trip to Harrisburg, PA. Visited the Capitol and PA Museum.
  • Pictures of the Field Trip to Harrisburg, PA. Visited the Capitol and PA Museum.

Our Awesome STEM Team!

We had a great time at the IU13 STEM Competition. Our Martic students did a wonderful job representing themselves and the school. If you see them congratulate them on a job well done.

Looking for a few chaperons.

We are looking for a few parent chaperons for our field trip to the State Capitol Building on Thursday, March 14th. If you are interested please let me know. The school must have all of your updated clearances. I will start reaching out to interested parents on Friday. (Email or Dojo are the easiest ways to get in contact)

If you have any additional questions about the field trip, please feel free to contact me.

Early Dismissal

Penn Manor school district will be having on early dismissal today, 1/29/19. Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:00. Please let me know if you have any questions.

There will be no after school tutoring today, and ELA and Math will both be held on Thursday.

Kids at Work 2019

Kids at Work Day 2019

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Students will celebrate “Kids at Work” day on Friday, February 22, 2019, with the help of the elementary counseling department.


Construction Worker       Athlete        Dental Hygienist 

Retail Manager         Vet        Artist       Fashion Designer 

Chef           Entrepreneur        Teacher           Firefighter 

   Caregiver            Marine Biologist        Police Officer


Kids at work day!  Students dressed as different occupations.

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Friday, February 22, 2019 students will be invited to wear clothing that represents careers they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, a doctor, a teacher, etc. Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom.  As an added component to Kids at Work Day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.

Our hope is that Kids at Work Day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.  To help facilitate discussion at home regarding career development, please refer to the “additional resources” at the end of this post for some fun, age-appropriate career development activities.

At Penn Manor High School, about sixty-eight percent of our students attend two-year or four-year colleges. Fifty percent go to four-year colleges, and eighteen percent go to two-year colleges. About seven percent of our students go directly into the military, and about ten percent go on to one-year certificate or training programs. Fifteen percent go directly into the workforce. About twenty-two percent attend the CTC each year to gain a year of Technical Education during their senior year of high school to study fields such as: Residential Carpentry; Heavy Equipment Operator; Protective Services; Sports Medicine; Medical Assisting; Diesel Mechanics; Automotive Mechanics; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Large Animal Production; Dental Assisting; Plumbing; and much more.

The Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors would like to thank you in advance for your support for Kids at Work Day. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s counselor.


The Elementary School Counselors

Nichole Hinkle, Hambright

Kimberly Juba, Conestoga and Martic

Shannon Madara, Central Manor

Michele Semple, Pequea

Samantha Strosser, Eshleman and Letort

Wear Red for Warwick

In support of our Warwick family who suffered a tragic loss on Friday, and another this morning we are encouraging all faculty, staff and students to wear red on Monday.   Thank you for your support. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.