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December News- CORRECTION. Kids return on TUESDAY JANUARY 3rd

Hello Hopper Families!

Friendly reminder that Winter Break is coming! On Friday, December 23rd, we have Early Dismissal starting at 1:40 and there will be NO SCHOOL until Tuesday, January 3rd.

SHOUT OUT: On Wednesday, the PTO held our annual winter appreciation luncheon for our fabulous teachers and staff! Lauren Decktor chaired the event this year and she did a wonderful job - every detail was so thoughtful. Staff were treated to salad, an assortment of chilis and soup, macaroni and cheese, and cornbread. Lauren’s family bakery donated grasshopper cookies, and each cookie had a gift card (sent in by RES families) attached.

We want to thank Nikki Penoza, Teresa Biggs, Mary Herr, Meg Mowbray and Lauren for making chili/soup! Also, a big thank you to Sophia Kourgelis, whose family restaurant donated the macaroni and cheese…as well as Ashima Ramani, Amy Sauder, Kerry Maki and Steph Bertoni for volunteering their time to help! Last but certainly not least, thank you, RES families, for all your donations that helped the PTO treat our staff today! Happy Holidays!

TALENT SHOW: We're still accepting registrations for our Talent Show, but time is running out! More information can be found in the attached flyer. You can register your student(s) here, via this link:

Please reach out to Mrs. Caloviras ( or Miss Eyer ( if you have any questions or are interested in being a volunteer

Talent show expectations
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INCLEMENT WEATHER: From the Front Office: As winter weather approaches, we need to be prepared for a Flexible Instruction Day (FID). During a typical week, from Tuesday-Friday, if a FID day is necessary, we would all be provided with advanced notice and students would be able to take their iPads home to prepare for the next day of learning. However, this is not the case for a FID day that may occur on a Monday after a weekend. In order to be as prepared as possible, we will be sending iPads home with students on Fridays, starting on December 16th. This will help students and families get into a familiar routine in the event that a FID day is scheduled for a Monday.

  1. Please ensure that the iPads remain in the student’s backpack over the weekend (and winter break). The iPads are ONLY for instructional use, not for leisure or games.

  2. Only use the iPad in the event that a FID day is scheduled.

  3. On Mondays, please make sure the iPad and charger are returned to school.

School closing/delays notifications will be sent via school messenger to your email. It will be posted on Manheim Township School District Facebook page and Twitter.

FESTIVE SPIRIT WEEK will be the week of December 19th-23rd. All are encouraged to participate!

12/19: Wear Holiday/Winter PJs.

12/20: Wear Holiday/Winter hats or headbands.

12/21: Wear White!

12/22: Wear your favorite flannel!

12/23: Wear your most festive holiday shirt/sweater!

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LUNCH MENUS: Did you know that you can sign up to have the lunch menus emailed to you each month? Check that out here:

Please click here for the December lunch menu.

dec lunch menu
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If you are having any problems accessing any of the links, please try from a desktop computer

If you have moved to another school district or if you child is not going to Reidenbaugh any longer, just send us an email with unsubscribe on the subject line.


12/23: Early dismissal at 1:40pm

12/26-12/31: No School- Winter Break

1/3: PTO Zoom meeting 7pm

1/5: Talent Show Deadline

1/9: Talent Show Parent Zoom Meeting 7pm

1/16: No School

1/23: Talent Show Submissions Due

1/25: Early Dismissal at 1:40pm


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