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Family Lunch Week

Dear Hopper Families,

Our PTO meeting was short and sweet. Good to see the familiar faces in the new year. We have a

very important request to make, following district guidelines: when a child is sick (vomiting, ​diarrhea

and/or fever) that kid is not allowed to come to school until he/she has been clear of symptoms for at least 24 hours without the help of any medication. We completely understand how this can disrupt your day and your schedule. However, if sick students are coming to school, all kids will be constantly getting sick. It's better to take a day off one week than do that once a week throughout the winter. We appreciate your understanding and collaboration.

This week is Family Lunch Week! Make sure you have the correct day and time. Look below for more information. Also coming up, Winter Bingo and Cocoa grams. Don't forget to read the posts all the way to the end as we have very interesting information on Sprouting Learners initiative, GOTR and Astronomy Club. Have a fantastic week!!

FAMILY LUNCH WEEK: Next week is our Family Lunch Week. One, and only one member of the family is invited to come have lunch with the student. Many children enjoy when a family member brings lunch from their favorite place, but please remember it cannot be shared with another student due to allergies. Click here for the flyer with more information. Here are the lunch schedules:

Monday, January 14 - 4th Grade: 11:25 AM – 11:55 AM

IU – Wenger: 11:05 AM - 11:45 AM

IU – Kurtz: 11:10 AM – 11:45 AM

MDS: 12:35 PM – 01:05 PM

Tuesday, January 15 - 1st Grade: 12:35 PM – 01:05 PM

Wednesday, January 16 - 2nd Grade: 12:10 PM – 12:40 PM

Thursday, January 17 - 3rd Grade: 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Friday, January 18 - Kindergarten: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

NO SCHOOL: Please mark on your calendars there's no school on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Normal schedule restarts on Tuesday, January 22.

SPROUTING LEARNERS: Our district is offering a program called Sprouting Learners for all children, ages 3 to 5, and their families. This initiative has the purpose of providing helpful tips for early childhood education in a playful environment to support family participation and student success. Click here for the flyer with more information. Dinner will be provided and free learning materials and book will be available. January 24, March 21 and May 23 from 5:00 to 6:00pm at Bucher Elementary School. Please contact Mrs. Sypien at 717-291-1733 to RSVP if you will attend to the workshop.

WINTER BINGO: It's right around the corner! On Thursday, January 24 we will have our Bingo Night at the Reidenbaugh Gym from 6:00 to 7:00pm. You should have received the flyer this past week. Please notice admission will not be available at the door. Please fill out the form with the number of people attending. Parents must accompany the child. Return the form with the payment in an envelope written "Family Bingo Night". Your name will then be added to the list at the door. Questions? Please call Heatherann Paul at 717-725-7508.

GIRLS ON THE RUN: The Girls on the Run Program is prepping for the Spring 2019 Season. Online lottery registration is open from Jan 30 to Feb 7. Practices will be held after school Mondays and Thursdays starting March 4. If you are interested in signing up, please click here for the attached flyer for more information about the program, or contact Kelly Kline at

COCOA GRAM: What's better than hot cocoa to warm you up on a cold winter day?! This winder students will be able to send cocoa grams to their friends. What are cocoa grams? It's a pack of cocoa with a fun poem. From January 28 to January 31 students can buy their cocoa grams for only $1 each. The students need to write their friend's name and grade so it can be delivered later that week. Let's spread some cheer to friends at school!

MT ASTRONOMY CLUB: The Manheim Township High School Astronomy Club is hosting a Star Watch every month during the school year. The event will be rain or shine. The times are different for each event due to the hour for which sunset occurs. The January event was this past Saturday. Here are the dates for the future Star Watch: February 2, March 9, April 13 and May 3 (Planetarium show fundraiser & Star Watch. For more information on this fun event please visit the Astronomy Club's website:



01/31 - Early dismissal

02/05 - PTO Meeting

02/14 - Early dismissal

02/15 - No School

02/18 - No School (Snow make up day)

02/22 - Kids for Thon

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.

Students arriving after the 9:00AM bell must come to the school accompanied by a parent or guardian. The student must be signed in at the front office by the parent or guardian.

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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