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Love is in the air

Happy February Hopper Families!

Isn't it amazing that we haven't had a snow day this year yet? We would love if it could continue this way. Although Dr. Felty won't see this, we would like to applaud her for her thoughtful consideration and decision on if and when to keeping the schools open. We are sure it wasn't an easy decision, as most of them aren't. They probably don't please everyone either. All we can say is that so far there has been minimal disruption to the parent's schedule and the early dismissal has kept our students safe from the worst of the storms. And, just between us, we do live in PA, we should be able to drive with a little snow on the ground.

Because it is Valentine's month, we'd like to share with you some beautiful cards we have received last month. It warms our hearts! To all our amazing volunteers out there, please read this because it is for you!

Dear PTO,

We are so appreciative of all of the time and effort that went into the Teacher Luncheon. The salad, soups, coffee and treats were delicious! Thank you for recognizing us as "Super Heroes"... you made our day!

~ 2nd Grade Teachers

Dear Reidenbaugh PTO,

Thank you for a delicious soup and salad lunch on Wednesday. The gift card for Barnes and Noble was also very thoughtful. The holiday lunch is always such a special treat for us. Fondly,

~ Beth Lester

Reidenbaugh PTO,

We are blessed with a thoughtful, kind and supportive group of parents. You made the Winter Wonderland Book Fair Night a success and the lunch was "Soup"er!! Thanks for all you do.

~Kelli Eachus

MINI THON MEETING: Calling all hopper families! We are having a mini THON meeting this Thursday, Februrary 14 at 8:00am in the cafeteria. All interested are invited to attend.

EARLY DISMISSAL: Mark your calendars, we have early dismissal this Thursday, February 14. School day will end at 1:40pm. Please plan accordingly.

NO SCHOOL: On Friday, Feb.15 there will be no school due to teacher inservice day. Up to today, Feb. 10, we have not had a snow day, which means that on Monday, Feb. 18 Reidenbaugh Elementary School will be closed. If by any change we get a snow day this week, Monday, Feb 18 will be a snow makeup day, with a normal school day. Keep your eyes open and your fingers crossed!

EDUCATIONAL TRIP FORMS: As many people are going on trips to escape the cold temperatures, as a reminder we are attaching the Educational Request Form that should be handed into your child's teacher at least 10 days prior. Click here for the form.

4th GRADE CELEBRATION: Calling all 4th graders' parents!! Our 4th Grade end of year celebration will be held on 6/4/2019. Jaime Costanzo is chairing this committee and will have a meeting on Tuesday, February 19, from 6:00 to 7:00pm, to start planning for this event. If you are interested please contact Jaime at Click here for the flyer.

BOX TOPS: We are coming up on the deadline to submit Box Tops! The collection deadline is Friday, February 22. Please send in your Box Tops sheet with your child’s teacher’s name on the top of the sheet. If you still have more clipped Box Tops, please place them in a Ziploc bag of no more than 50 per bag. Label each bag with the teacher's name, grade and amount of Box Tops. Remember to check expiration dates. We DO NOT receive credit for expired Box Tops. You can send in sheets that are not full so please do not hold on to these just in case some have March 1, 2019 expiration dates. If you have any questions, you can contact Christine Mathers at 717-519-8861 or at

KIDS FOR THON: Get those changes ready! On Friday, February 22 we will be collecting for our Pirates For The Cure-ibbean Mini-Thon. Kids who donate that day may participate in " Pirates and Mermaid Theme Day." Thank you for supporting this special cause!

BOOK FAIR: From March 20 - 27 is our annual Book Fair. We are getting ready for this event and we need volunteers.This is such a fun event, you won't want to miss an opportunity to help our students. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Kim Topf at

ART & CULTURE NIGHT: As you know, we are doing an Art & Culture Night in March. If you have any ideas or are interested in showcasing your country or just helping with the Culture event, please contact Ada Emuwa at or 617-869-9136. We are also looking for help with setting up the Art Show. Please consider volunteering for one of the open slots by clicking here or contact Kelly Brady directly at

SPRING FESTIVAL: We are looking for sponsors for the Spring Festival. Sponsors will be featured in the event program, will have professional signage with their sponsorship, and will have their logo displayed on the event banner. Please contact Beth Montague at or (610) 804-4949.for more information. Feel free to forward this post to family and friends who might be interested in being a sponsor at the largest Reidenbaugh event.



02/22 - Kids for Thon

02/22 - Box Tops Collection

03/05 - PTO Meeting

03/06 - Hopperville Bookstore

03/07-09 - School Play

03/20-27 - Book Fair

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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