Johnny Appleseed Day

October 2023

First graders in Mrs. Terry's class celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day during the last week in September.  As shown above, students made applesauce, sampled different kinds of apples, and painted with apple slices.  As you can see, all the activities, as well as the applesauce, got two thumbs up!    

2023-2024 Eshleman Update 9/18
2023-2024 September Newsletter

Do not miss Eshleman's upcoming events!

May 5, 2023

Please see the letter below from the PTO.  

Hello Eshleman Families, 

We have lots of fun events coming up. Please see the calendar below! 

Also, Run for Funds is our largest fundraiser of the year. Fundraisers support fun events for students and teachers. Our amazing teachers work so hard and love to celebrate our students and incorporate fun into learning each day. The PTO money helps make these fun events happen! We sent out 610+ letters. We have received 264 donations with $6,545 raised so far. Last year we raised almost $9,000. Let's beat that! Please encourage family members and friends who received labels to send in a donation. Any donation is appreciated, nothing is too small! Thank you for your support. If we raise $8,000, each student will have a chance to DUNK some of their teachers in the dunk tank. 

End of year events. Mark your calendars!

* Friday, May 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Come shop the Book Fair and we will have TJ's Ice Cream Truck for everyone to purchase ice cream!

* May 9: Mick’s in Willow Street, Dine in or Take out, ALL DAY, check out their amazing patio! 

* Thursday, May 11: Kindergarten Run for Funds. AM time: 10:15-11:00 and PM time: 2:15-3:00. Come watch your kindergartners! 

* Friday, May 12: Run for Funds: 9:15-11:30 a.m. This is also an early dismissal day.

* May 18: PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.

* May 19: Mismatch Day, dress wild and crazy!

* June 1: Splash Party at the Millersville Pool, 5-7 p.m. Food will not be provided. We will have an ice cream truck and each Eshleman student will receive a ticket for a free ice cream treat. Yum!

* June 2: Last Day of School

Dr. Mealy Becomes a Human Sundae!

April 20, 2023

As part of our Eshleman Coin Drive, Dr. Mealy became a human ice cream sundae.  "It was so much grosser than I even imagined," said Dr. Mealy with milk, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles, and cherries in her hair.  Students were randomly selected using a virtual spinner with all student names to dump the toppings on their principal.  

Esh Fest 

March 1, 2023

In mid February, students participated in our first ever Esh Fest. Student chose activities in which to participate with others across the building. It was an opportunity for everyone to take a deep breath and connect with students in all different grades. 

Who says kids can't teach?  Not anyone at Eshleman! 

March 1, 2023

Mrs. Swope's fifth grader recently set a goal to help teach 100 students in the Eshleman student body. They became the teachers and created teaching tools, planned lessons, and visited classrooms all to support the academic success of students across the building. 

Roller Skating Party: A Huge Success

February 1, 2023

On Thursday, January 26th, approximately 250 members of the Eshleman community attended the PTO sponsored skate night at the Castle Roller Skating Rink.  We were impressed by the skating abilities of our Eshleman students and also 6th grade teacher Mr. Bodde.  It was a great evening!  Thank you to the PTO for putting on this event.  

Eshleman Winter Concert

December 30, 2023

Prior to the winter break, the Eshleman chorus and musicians participated in our Winter Concert.  We could not be more proud of the dedication of these Eshleman students.  A special thank you to Ms. Brennen and Ms. Almoney for working with our young musicians!  Check out the video below of all our Eshleman students getting involved!


Treats for Troops & Girls on the Run 5 K, Huge Successes

In late October, we challenged students to donate any unwanted Halloween candy to our Treats for Troops campaign.  Treats for Troops puts together and sends care packages to troops around the globe. Our goal was to donate 2 lbs. of candy per house for a total of 12 lbs. for the school. We figured students would bring in a few pieces of candy that they did not want. We could not have been more incorrect! Students far exceeded our expectations by donating 132 lbs. of candy total.  We are so proud of the generosity of our students.  Check out the video below to see our impressive donation!  A special thanks to the UPS store in Stone Mill Plaza for giving us a generous discount on shipping costs.      

Equally as success was the Girls on the Run 5K on Saturday, November 19th.  The girls and their advisors have been preparing all Fall for the run while working to develop social, emotional, and physical health.  These girls are amazing!  

Treats for Troops 2022.mp4

Community members are invited to meet Penn Manor’s new superintendent, Dr. Phil Gale, and the district’s leadership team during community meetings scheduled for Thursday, November 10, and Monday, November 14, at Penn Manor High School.

In addition to introducing themselves to participants, district staff members will share important information about Penn Manor School District and meet informally with community members after each session. The content for both sessions will be the same.

The meetings will begin at 7 p.m. both nights in the large group instruction room at the high school. Prior to each session, participants will be invited to take self-guided tours of the high school beginning at 6 p.m.

This is an opportunity to meet the district’s six-person leadership team and learn more about what makes Penn Manor such a great place for teaching and learning.

Reservations are not required, and light refreshments will be available.

We hope to see you there!

Eshleman Connects with Community

October 24, 2022

First grade recently had a visit from the Blue Rock Fire Department. Students had the opportunity to tour the fire truck and have their questions answered by members of the department. Fifth grade teachers invited parents/guardians to participate in their end of unit "Cell"ebration. Students showed off their cell projects and answered questions for adults and fellow students. Finally, Eshleman 5th and 6th graders capped off an exciting week by walking in the Millersville Parade. We are proud members of the Millersville Community and were happy to be part of the festivities.    

Eshleman Sorting Day 

October 7, 2022

On October 7th, all Eshleman students in grades 1 - 6 participated in our House Sorting Assembly.  Students in grade 1 and all new students were assigned to one of our five houses:  Ohana, Kalosyni, Kawani, Sonador, and Neta.  Students in each house work together throughout the year demonstrate the Eshleman High 5 and learn more about community building.  

Eshleman Community Monthly Newsletter

October 1, 2022

Each month an Eshleman Community Newsletter will be sent out via email to all Eshleman families.  The Newsletter will contain important reminders for the upcoming month and additional information about what is happening at Eshleman.  

Newswletter Oct.2022.pdf

Eshleman Welcomes New Guidance Counselor to Work with Mrs. Strosser

Introduction to Mrs. Bawiec 

School Counselor at Eshleman and Letort

Hello! My name is Alisha Bawiec and this is going to be my 8th year working in the district. This year I am taking on a new role as a school counselor working in both the Eshleman and Letort buildings. I will be working alongside Sam Strosser to ensure there is a counselor available in each building every day. Previously I was teaching the Applied Engineering course at Pequea Elementary and technology/business courses at the high school.

I felt it was important to introduce myself to the community as the school year begins. I graduated from Millersville in 2014 with my bachelor’s in K-12 Technology Education and again in May of 2020 to receive my School Counseling degree. Throughout my eight years in the classroom I had the opportunity to teach all grade levels from grades 1-12. This was a fantastic experience to watch students grow and learn throughout their time in Penn Manor. Last year my husband and I welcomed our first child, Boston. Massachusetts holds a close place in our heart and has played a significant role in our lives the last several years, leading to the name choice. My family is big in sports and I follow football, ice hockey, and baseball throughout the season. I am a strong Philadelphia sports fan with the Eagles, Flyers, and Phillies. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my family and reading.

My decision to leave the classroom and switch roles was not an easy one. However, I was passionate about helping more students in more ways beyond just academics. Please feel free to reach out to me any time via email at alisha.bawiec@pennmanor.net.

I am excited to meet Eshleman and Letort students and families this year!

Millersville Athletes help us kick-off the new school year!

August 29, 2022

Members of the Millersville University Football Team, Men's Soccer Team, and Women's Soccer Team surprised Eshleman students at the first day of school assembly on August 29th.  Players helped explain the importance of the Eshleman High 5, which is a set of 5 statements that all members of the Eshleman community will focus on throughout the school year.  Players also shared the important role that compassion plays in our everyday lives encouraging students to take the time to recognize when someone else is struggling and doing something to help.

Dr. Mealy sitting with Sawyer

Dr. Mealy & Sawyer

Eshleman Welcomes New Principal and Facility Dog

Introductory Letter Families.docx.pdf