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Welcome to Reidenbaugh, New Families

Hello Hopper Families!

Another great weekend and beautiful weather. Let's hope this won't be another long weekend! Well, there's no snow storm on the radar so the kids should have a full week of school. I want to reach out and welcome all the new families at Reidenbaugh Elementary School!! You will love it here!! We have a fantastic team of teachers, staff and parents. If you are reading this is because you already signed up for our weekly newsletter. If you aren't reading this, than I'm asking one of you who is aware that a new student has joined your child's class to pass this information along. We, PTO, communicate with you via this newsletter, to which you can subscribe by sending an email to We also have a Website and a Facebook Page. If you need any assistance, let us know as we are here to help make this a great experience for you and your student(s).

Thank you for all Steam Lab donations!! We will keep you updated with the creations originated in the Steam Lab. This week is Family Lunch Week. The students get so excited about this! Please remember that it's one adult per child and that, if you bring food for your child you are not to share with any other student.

FAMILY LUNCH WEEK: Here is the schedule for the Family Lunch Week which from Monday, January 22 to Friday, Jan 26. Please limit to one adult per kids, as we have a limited amount of seats in the cafeteria.

Monday, January 22

4th Grade 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

IU – Wenger 11:05 AM – 11:45 AM

IU – Kurtz 11:10 AM – 11:45 AM

MDS 12:25 PM – 12:55 PM

Tuesday, January 23

1st Grade 12:25 PM – 12:55 PM

Wednesday, January 24

2nd Grade 12:05 PM – 12:35 PM

Thursday, January 25

3rd Grade 11:20 AM – 11:50 AM

Friday, January 26

Kindergarten 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

It's okay for you to bring your child's favorite lunch. However, we ask that you do not share with other students due to allergies. No visitors are allowed in the classroom this day. Thank you.

GIRLS ON THE RUN: Parents, we need your help!! Reidenbaugh Girls On The Run program will not run unless we get a volunteer coach!! For those who aren't familiar with the GOTR, it's a running program for young girls where the goal is to inspire and motivate, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. The head coach will serve as a role model for the girls, meeting twice a week for 10 weeks in the Spring. No, you do not need to be a runner! You just need to show these young girls that they can get to the finish line. If you or somebody you know would like to help out, please let us know!

MT PLANETARIUM SHOW: It will take place this Friday, January 26, 2018 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm at Manheim Township High School Planetarium. Tickets may be purchased online, or at the door. For more information, please click here to visit the MTAC Planetarium website.

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL: Manheim Township Baseball & Softball Spring 2018 registrations are open! The deadlines are Jan. 27 for the travel leagues and March 1 for the in-house leagues. Please visit their website,, to register your child.

EARLY DISMISSAL: On Tuesday, January 30, Reidenbaugh will have an early dismissal. Please plan for your child to be dismissed at 1:40pm.

BINGO TIME IS COMING: Our Winter Bingo Night is scheduled for Friday, February 9, from 6:00 to 7:30pm. It's only $2.00 per person attending and each person will receive one bingo card to play the whole time. Please notice that admission won't be available at the door. Admission must be purchase in advance and your name will be on a list at the door. We have distributed the flyer where you can fill out how many bingo cards you would like. If you have any questions, please contact Heatherann Paul at (717) 725-7508 or Susan Matson at (484) 832-5176.

SHOE DRIVE: MTMS is having a Shoe Drive and together we can make a huge difference is someone's life. Funds2org will pick up the shoes and give them to organizations that distribute to those in need. Reidenbaugh has set a collection box right in the lobby, outside the office.Please bring in your donations by February 19. All kids of shoes and all sizes are welcome!! We just ask it they are clean and GENTLY used shoes, please.

SNOW MAKE-UP DAY: Please update your calendar with our snow make-up days. Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, April 3. These days will be full school days.



01/30 - Early Dismissal

02/06 - PTO Meeting

02/09 - Winter Bingo Night

02/15 - Early dismissal

02/16 - No School

From the office: If your student is a car rider for the day, please send in a note. No changes may be made to a student's transportation after 3:00pm.

Please send in an excuse note the date your student returns from an absence.

An educational trip request form must be received in the office 1 (one) week prior to the absence or it will not be approved. All school work missed during the trip will be provided after the absence

If you have any questions, or if your child is not at Reidenbaugh anymore, please contact us at

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