Reminders for Eshleman Families

Don’t forget to get your spirit wear and no school Monday, 1/17.

Spirit Wear Store–Click Here

Important Reminders!

  • No School: Monday, January 17th
  • 1/20 End of Marking Period
  • No School:  Friday, January 21st—Teacher In-Service
  • Early Dismissal (K-12): Friday, January 28th–1:30 PM
    • No PM Kindergarten on 1/28
    • AM Kindergarten attends from 9-1:30 PM on 1/28
  • 1/31 Spirit Wear Store Closes

Attention incoming kindergarten families for the 2022-2023 school year

Registration for incoming kindergarten students for the 2022-2023 school year opens on Monday, January 17th. A child is eligible for kindergarten if he/she will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022. You can learn more and begin the online registration process here. Attached to this link is a short video showing how to register your kindergartner.

Our kindergarten teachers are amazing. Please watch this short video so you can put a face with a name of all of our kindergarten teachers.

As an orientation to our kindergarten program, please watch this welcome video and information video that reviews curriculum and valuable information regarding our kindergarten programming.

Parents often ask for the best hints to prepare their child for kindergarten. This slide deck offers wonderful suggestions and activities to help prepare any kindergarten learner.

January Happenings

Look for information to come home today regarding weather, recess, spirit wear, and the Eshleman skating party.

Spirit Wear Store–Click Here

Important Reminders!

  • Friday, 1/4–House Spirit Day–wear your house shirts
  • No School: Monday, January 17th
  • 1/20 End of Marking Period
  • No School:  Friday, January 21st—Teacher In-Service
  • Early Dismissal (K-12): Friday, January 28th–1:30 PM
    • No PM Kindergarten on 1/28
    • AM Kindergarten attends from 9-1:30 PM on 1/28
  • 1/31 Spirit Wear Store Closes

With the colder weather quickly approaching, we are reminding students to wear coats, hats, gloves and dress appropriately for the weather as we will continue to go outside for recess as long as possible.

School closings and delays will be posted on the district website ( and Twitter feed and reported on LNP and local radio and television stations before 6 a.m., whenever possible. You can also call the inclement weather hotline at (717) 872-9500, ext. 2333, to check on the status of Penn Manor schools. During two-hour delays with modified kindergarten, all school-related functions, including transportation, will begin two hours later than normal.For additional information, please see:

Esh Skating Party Registration: Eshleman PTO is offering a skating party.

***This year we are only allowed a maximum of 250 people in the castle (skaters and spectators) due to Covid restrictions. ***

We are asking that you register for this event and not just show up. Registration will be closed once we reach the maximum capacity.

When: Thursday, January 27, 2022

Time: 5:30-8:00 pm

Where: The Castle Rolling Rink (1400 Elm Ave – Lancaster, PA 17603)

Price: FREE for skates: If you want Quad or Inline Skates it is $4.00 per pair (not included)

Lunch and Learn Returns to Penn Manor

Penn Manor identifies the value in hosting children and families to school events prior to their enrollment in their first day of kindergarten. This allows all of our students to feel comfortable in school environments prior to the first day of school. We are delighted to announce the return of our early childhood Lunch and Learn program. All preschool children, age 3- Pre-K and their parent/guardian, are invited to attend the Lunch and Learn events scheduled at our seven elementary schools.

This once a month event will consist of story time, craft, lunch and a special visit to the library to check out books that will be returned the following month.  Lunch and Learn events are hosted in the middle day and every family in attendance is the recipient of the book we are featuring that month. Please take a look at the schedule attached for these lunch and learn events around district. We hope you consider attending.

Remember, siblings are welcome and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Eshleman Elementary at MOD Pizza Day

Today is the day to join the PTO at Mod Pizza for a break from cooking. Join us anytime all day. Just tell the cashier you are with Eshleman Elementary and your meal will help our students. If you order online please use the code GR210866EHere is the website with more details. MOD Pizza is donating 20% back to Eshleman. See you there!

Eshleman Elem School at MOD Pizza

Holiday Shoppe Help Needed

The PTO is holding a Holiday Shop Dec 14-17th and they need adult helpers to assist students with shopping. This is a voluntary activity and is not a fundraiser, but is also VERY popular. Please consider signing up to help Eshleman students with their shopping. This is a lot of work and takes many helping hands to make it successful. Information and a money envelope will come home in all student backpacks this week.

Holiday Shoppe Volunteer Sign-Up

Warm up with some Winter Fun

Eshleman students and staff are invited to join in some winter spirit days during the month of December.

Students are welcome to participate in any or all of the spirit days included on the Winter Fun calendar. Participation is not required.

December Toiletries DriveNovember 30- December 10

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                                

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Tuesday, November 30th and Friday, December 10th.

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 10th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts”. 

Eshleman Students Performing in Local Shows

Hazel (left) will perform in the The Nutcracker ballet. The Nutcracker tells a magical tale of international delight and has been beloved around the world since the late 1800s when the show debuted. 

Hazel will play the parts of “Party Girl” in the opening scene, as well as “Little Soldier” in the well-known battle with the Mouse King who comes to attack the Nutcracker in the opening act. She is thrilled to be a Polichinelle as well in the beloved scene with Mother Ginger. 

Locals can see The Nutcracker Dec. 3rd at 6:30, Dec. 4th at 1:00 and 6:00 and Dec. 5th at 2:30. Tickets are $35 for general admission; $30 for seniors and students; $25 for balcony seating. Masks will be required inside the school’s auditorium. More information & tickets here: Nutcracker Ballet 2021

Lincoln & Elsie (middle, right) are performing in “Miracle on 34th Street” at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre through December 23. Lincoln plays the part of “Tommy” and Elsie plays a girl; the two are twin brother and sister at Eshleman.

More info at: Miracle on 34th Street

Congratulations Hazel, Lincoln, & Elsie! Break a leg!

Book Fair Help Needed!!

The PTO is looking for your help to assist students during our book fair. If you have your clearances submitted with the district please consider signing up to help students shop. The fair starts tomorrow and runs through Tuesday.!/showSignUp/10C0B4CAFAD2BAAFB6-eshleman1

Thank you!


Request for help with Safety


Recently, we have had some situations that have put the safety of our staff and children at risk during dimissal. We are requesting your help with following:

  • We need to keep the top of the blue lane open for our YWCA bus to pick up students at 3:15-3:20. Please do not park beside/near the cones to wait for your child. We need that area open for the bus driver to make the turn.
  • All pick up lanes are “one lane” in order for us to be able to watch as our children load into cars. We request that you do not pass, but wait until the car in front of you pulls out or you are waved on by school staff.
  • During both morning drop off and kindergarten drop off, if you wish to walk your child to the door, please park in the parking lot and carefully cross at a crosswalk.

Thank you for your help keeping our children safe!