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Happy April!

Hello Hopper Families!

April is here and we are on the look out for Spring, who is running late! Is anyone done with snow for the season besides me? What's that I heard? You are done with snow for the whole year? I can go for that too! Let's try to forget about the weather and chat about more interesting things. We hope you and the whole family had a fantastic Easter weekend! We even had a bunny at school last week to bring a smile to everyone's face. What about the Open House? MANY THANKS to Jill Lubin and Kim Topf for the wonderful job with the Book Fair, which ran for an entire week! Check below a beautiful appreciation email from a teacher for all they did. Another big THANK YOU goes to Melissa Derderian, who coordinated the Art Show. It's always such fun to see all the amazing projects our students are up to, in and out of school.

Dear Jill and Kim,

Thanks so much for your efforts to run another successful and entertaining book fair. I want to thank you for all the treats and opportunities to engage and have fun with the students with the Clifford contest. I am sure that the snow day stressed you both out a bit, but it all went very well. Finally I want to thank you for the donation of books to my classroom from the proceeds of the fair. My classroom library is in need of some refreshing new books and you have certainly provided that.

Thank you and enjoy your long, well-deserved weekend! Sincerely, Mike Carney


HOPPERVILLE BOOKSTORE: This Wednesday, April 4, is Hopperville Bookstore day!! Your children will be able to shop for new books from 8:45am to 9:00am in the Reidenbaugh cafeteria. All items cost .25-.50 cents. Children may purchase items with money or a donation coupon. Remember that for every 4 items donated, your child earns 1 coupon for 1 FREE paperback book.

BOOKS FOR BREAKFAST: On Thursday, April 5, from 8:00 to 8:45am, one adult is invited to join a 2nd grader for Books for Breakfast. This event is for 2nd graders only.

MOVIE NIGHT: The kids have been waiting for this evening to arrive. If you purchased a ticket for Sherlock Gnome, it's this Thursday, April 5 at 7:00pm. See you there!! If you didn't purchase your tickets, I'm sorry to say it's completely SOLD OUT. Don't worry, there's always next year.

4TH GRADE CELEBRATION: Parents, we need your help for the "Who's that baby" game. Please click here for the flyer with all the information on how to send in your child's photo. Thank you!!

PTO BOARD MEMBERS: We are still looking for a few PTO chairpersons for the 2018-19 school year!! Yes, you can do it!! These are the open events at the moment: Art Show, Holiday Shop, SLAC, Spring Festival, 4th Grade Celebration and Clubs. We want to get you involved in your child's school! If you are curious of where you can help, contact Rebecca Stanion at She can let you know exactly what would be involved!

FIELD DAY: We are all set with FIELD DAY schedule. Sign up email will be send out this week. Each station is 20 minutes. Our gym teachers and all students are counting on volunteers to make sure this event runs smoothly. Find your kid's grade below and you will know the day and time.

Tuesday, May 1

MDS 9:30 -12:00

4th grade and IU13 1:00 - 3:30

Wednesday, May 2

2nd grade - 9:30 - 12:00

3rd grade - 1:00 - 3:30

Friday, May 4

1st grade - 9:30 - 12:00

Kindergarten - 1:00 - 3:30

Rain dates: same make up dates - only on the following Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: May 8, 9, 11 and 15, 16, 18

ICE HOCKEY: The MT Ice Hockey Club will be hosting Free Learn to Play sessions at the Lancaster Ice Rink on Tuesday, April 3 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Join the Manheim Township Ice Hockey Club players and coaches for free. Here is the flyer.

SUMMER SWIM TEAM: Overlook Swim Team is getting ready for the Summer!! Registration night is almost here. Check out this flyer and feel free to visit their website and ask questions.

CAMP INVENTION: The success of Camp Invention summer camp continues! Check out this flyer. This program is great for those students who enjoy their time in the STEAM lab. Don't miss this opportunity to save $15. You can register at Register at or 800.968.4332.



04-09 - 13 PSSA ELA Testing

04/10 - PTO Meeting - Voting meeting

04/16-20 - PSSA Math Testing

04/23-27 - PSSA Science Testing

05/01, 02, 04 - Field Day

If the links seem not to be working, please try it again on a desktop computer. Thank you!

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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