October Virtual PTO Meeting – October 21st

Our next PTO meeting will be held virtually this Thursday, October 21st at 6:30 pm.  Click the link below to join – from ANYWHERE – home, the field, work -it’s never been easier to check in!  We have lots of great events coming up and we want to keep you informed!  We look forward to seeing lots of you online this Thursday!

Kindergarten Crew…. Summer scholars @first10lancaster

Over the summer our kindergartners were challenged to complete the Kindergarten Portfolio. This portfolio was filled with all kind of activities to help prepare the children for kindergarten. Colors, months of the year, days of the week, sounds in words, numbers, segmenting words… the list is long. The children who proudly wear their t-shirts earned this reward for their hard work over the summer. This learning adventure was funded through the P-3 Partnership Pathways associated with CAP and the United Way. We are so thankful for their educational and fiscal support. @first10lancaster

   

           

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

This week is school bus safety and driver appreciation week!  Don’t forget to remember the bus drivers who drive the kiddos back and forth to school each day, both safely and successfully.  A simple “thank you”, a handmade card or even a treat will go a long way in showing our drivers how important they are to us and what an integral part of your child’s/children’s education they are!

Penn Manor Boys Youth Lacrosse Club

Kids Heart Challenge in December

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 matchinggifts.com/aha.  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.

Sincerely
Dr. Janssen
Physical Education Specialist
(dawn.janssen@pennmanor.net)

Menu Changes for Week of October 18th

Monday and Thursday Lunches will be switched.
A lunch will be as follows:
Monday- 18th – Orange Chicken & Rice
Thursday – Hot Dog & Mac/Cheese

Coat Drive for The LOFT

Dear LeTort Families,

This year at LeTort, we will participate in a coat drive to help replenish the supplies at The LOFT Community Partnership, which benefits families within Penn Manor. We are asking for NEW or GENTLY USED AND WASHED winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves. These items can range from children’s to adult sizes. Your donation will stay local and help Penn Manor families in need. If you choose to donate any of these items, please send them in a bag with your child to school. The coat drive will run until the end of October.

THANK YOU!!!

Volunteer Application Information

Attention Parents/Guardians,

We are always looking for volunteers at LeTort.   In order to be a volunteer you must have all of your volunteer clearances completed and on file with the district.  These clearances must be updated every five years.   Attached to this post are three documents associated with completing your volunteer application for the district.   The three documents are:
  • The school board policy for volunteers
  • PM volunteer manual
  • The application for volunteers checklist and references (this is the one that needs to be printed, completed and returned) 
 
 
 
Thank you for your willingness to be a parent volunteer.   We are excited to host you in the building or on a field trip.

LeTort Elementary Roller Skating Night is Back!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

At The Castle Roller Skating Rink (1400 Elm Ave., Lanc.)

For all LeTort students & their families.

Not a drop-off event – a guardian needs to be present with the student.

Entrance is free, all skate rentals cost $4 per pair.

Please contact Heather Myer at johemyer@pa.net with any questions.

 

Please adhere to social distancing guidelines.