LPC Blog

  • Girls Basketball Open Gym & Travel Tryouts

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 9/22/2023 7:00:00 AM

    Open gyms for girls basketball will be at Landisville Middle School (LMS) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Open gym is for girls currently in grades 5-8.

    5th and 6th-grade tryouts for the girls basketball travel team will be at Landisville Intermediate Center (LIC) on October 10 and October 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Please register by clicking here.

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  • Join Us for the Homecoming Parade on October 7

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 9/20/2023 9:00:00 AM

    The Homecoming Parade will return to Hempfield High School for the first time in over 20 years on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., and the Hempfield community is invited to join in on the fun! We hope to see you there.

    homecoming parade flyer parade route

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  • Pre-K Counts by Owl Hill Learning Academy Expansion

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 9/19/2023 10:00:00 AM

    owl hill logo

    The Pre-K Counts program, operated by Owl Hill Learning Academy, at Hempfield School District has expanded by adding a second classroom at Landisville Intermediate Center (LIC). This expansion was made possible by increased funding awarded by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) for the 2023-24 school year. Pre-K Counts is a free full-day Pre-K option for income-eligible families with 3 and 4-year-olds living in the Hempfield School District. 

    Each classroom is staffed with certified teachers and CDA-certified teaching assistants and equipped to support 20 students for full-day learning. With the hopes of filling all available seats due to this expansion, applications are currently being accepted via Google Form or will be accepted in-person from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22 at LIC.

    The Pre-K Counts program was established in 2007 to provide eligible children access to high-quality, publicly funded Pre-K. The program’s goal is to reduce educational disparities among children whose families are earning up to 300% or below the federal poverty level and provide a solid foundation to prepare students for the transition to Kindergarten.

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  • Spectator Expectations at Extracurricular Events

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 9/18/2023 12:00:00 PM

    As always, we look forward to the HSD community supporting the Black Knights at home extracurricular events, including this Friday’s home “gold-out” football game vs. Manheim Township. Before you head to the spectator section of the field, stadium, court, or playing area, please be sure to sport your red & black gear and remind yourselves and your student(s) of the football-specific and league expectations below:

    football game rules

    All participating schools of the Lancaster-Lebanon League advocate that coaches, players, and spectators treat their guests with equity and respect. The following list of guidelines will be enforced; offenders will be escorted from the gym/stadium/field and barred from attending any further events for the remainder of the season/year. 

      • Only cheerleaders and others authorized by school staff are permitted on the sidelines or playing surface for the purpose of leading cheers or promoting school spirit. 
      • The Lancaster-Lebanon League encourages spectators to cheer and support their respective teams in a positive manner, but not to cheer negatively against the opponent. 
      • Spectators must stay off the playing surfaces at all times unless directed by school district staff. An exception would be to form a spirit line as the team enters the event. Students are not allowed to rush any field, court, or playing area before, during, or after a game. 
      • No sirens, whistles, portable stereos, or other noise makers, which interfere with the playing of the game, will be permitted. 
      • No hand-held banners or handheld signs of any type shall be displayed. Such articles will be confiscated by the game manager. 
      • Abusive language, negative gestures or taunting directed toward players, coaches, officials, or cheerleaders is prohibited. 
      • The throwing of paper or foreign objects onto the playing surface is prohibited.

    In the event of unacceptable behavior, the administration will use a progressive discipline system that may include: removal from that event, suspension from subsequent events (in and out of the district), school detention, school suspension, or a combination of thereof. 

    Thank you for your support. Go Black Knights!

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  • Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up Coming Soon

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 9/18/2023 9:00:00 AM

    Parent-teacher conference week is just around the corner and our staff is looking forward to discussing the current progress and levels of your child/ren. Please keep an eye out for a sign-up genius coming to your email by September 25. These meetings will be to discuss your child’s progress thus far in the first trimester.

    If you need more time to discuss other important matters, please reach out to the teacher to schedule an additional meeting time. The teachers’ schedules will be quite full with conferences scheduled in fifteen-minute increments. Our staff wants to be respectful of each scheduled conference time so they can move swiftly from one meeting to the next. Please allow extra time to arrive at your conference.

    We are currently partnering with High School Service Clubs in an effort to provide child care for your child/ren to play games or work on activities in the gym while you conference with the teacher. At this time, we fully expect to have this opportunity available for your child/ren to engage in activity while you meet with their teacher(s).

    If you have general questions about the new electronic sign-up procedure for our upcoming Parent-teacher conferences, please contact your child’s teacher or the school office. Thank you for partnering with us to make the very best of this year. We appreciate you!

    Also, if you have extra time on your hands and would like to be paid, please consider putting in an application to be a substitute in the various support roles available at LPC and LIC. Applications and information can be obtained through Human Resources.

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  • LPC Fit Walk

    Posted by Ron Swantner on 9/14/2023 9:00:00 AM

    We are hopeful to make this year’s Fit Walk our best one ever!!! We look forward to the special services of DJ Matty Nice to energize the community and get everyone up and moving for a fit and healthy lifestyle. If you have never been to the quad for a Fit Walk, you will want to stop out and see what it’s all about as our school community rallies around each other to create an enjoyable atmosphere while raising funds that will benefit all Landisville students. Fit Walk shirts will be purchased for every Landisville student and staff member for the 2023-24 Fit Walk, and we will be selling adult-sized t-shirts (pre-order deadline is September 14). The times to join us to walk/run at this year’s Landisville Fit Walk are: (also found on the paper sent home with your child today)

    • 9:15-9:45 am Kindergarten
    • 9:15-10:00 am 6th Grade
    • 10:10-10:55 am 2nd and 5th Grades
    • 12:30-1:15 pm 1st Grade
    • 1:20-1:50 pm PM Kindergarten
    • 2:15-3:00 pm 3rd and 4th Grade

    The Fit Walk is the only PTO Fundraiser where 100% of the donations go directly to our schools through the PTO. Our net Fit Walk Fundraising goal is $20,000, which equates to approximately $15 per student. Donations can be made online via the Landisville PTO Facebook page or by the options below. Thank you for helping us get started as we Donate towards an Even Greater Education for your children!

    • Complete the Donation Form sent home today and send cash, check, or credit card information with your child to school
    • Mail to Landisville PTO, PO Box 141, Landisville, PA 17538
    • Bring cash or check to the Fit Walk event on October 13, 2023.
    • Submit via the Landisville PTO Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/donate/846288017064569/). There is no fee for this method. 
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  • There's Still Time to Get Your Tickets Before Thursday!

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 9/12/2023 12:00:00 PM

    HSD spirit night flyer

    We hope you and your family can join us on Thursday, September 14, 2023, for Hempfield School Spirit Night at the Lancaster Barnstormers! All students and staff get in FREE, while parent/guardian/family tickets are only $7. Hempfield families that purchase tickets will receive early gate entry at 5:00 p.m., followed by the game at 6:30 p.m.

    The first 500 students will receive a free hat courtesy of Student Transportation of America. To secure your tickets, please call Jeremy Breakstone at (717) 358-9859, or if he is unavailable, tickets can be purchased at the box office before the game.

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  • LPC's Parent Lending Library Is Now Available

    Posted by Ron Swantner on 9/11/2023 4:00:00 PM

    We all know parenting doesn’t come with a handbook, however, at LPC we would like to provide families with resources that might be helpful tools as they navigate parenting matters. Last year, the LPC reading and guidance departments were fortunate to receive a Hempfield Foundation grant to purchase books for a Parent Lending Library which we will kick off this school year starting on Monday, September 11, 2023.

    You do not need to come into school in order to request a book from the Parent Lending Library, you only need to complete a convenient Google Form. There are 64 books available to borrow on topics such as ADHD, childhood grief, anxiety, sibling issues, discipline, divorce, friendship, coping skills, and more. Please choose only 1 book at a time and we will send the book home with your student. You may borrow the book for two weeks, then please return the book to school with your child. 

     We are excited to begin this new project this year and hope it is a helpful resource for many families!

    If you have extra time on your hands and would like to be paid, please consider putting in an application to be a substitute in the various support roles available at LPC and LIC. Applications and information can be obtained through Human Resources.

    Dates to Remember:

    Friday, September 22
    No School for Students – In-Service for Staff

    Monday, October 9
    No School – Columbus Day

    Friday, October 13, Cycle Day 5
    PTO Fit Walk on the quad (Walking times and info coming soon)

    We are proud of our LPC students for starting the year on a positive note and displaying bucket-filling behaviors. Many awesome students filling buckets have been recognized for their outstanding performance and effort to start the year. We have been focused on bucket-filling behaviors such as being safe, being respectful, and being responsible. Some of our awesome role-modeling bucket fillers to start the year included:

    Camden Rubin, Cecelia Birbas, Maddox Miller, Steven Paluga, Riley Bonilla, Jordynn Brodbeck, Olivia Kerstetter, Solomon Le, Ashlyn Arnold, Avery Schneider, Sunav Thapa, Miles Dunn, and Tate Beal. Several other students have been awesome, and we will be sharing that good news with their families soon.

    As we continue to focus on the positives and share stories of celebration and bucket-filling, we also remind you to reach out to any staff member or call LPC to set up a time to discuss any concerns or questions. We look forward to working in partnership with your family for a positive and successful school year!

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  • Reminder: Student iPad Insurance

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 9/6/2023 7:00:00 AM

    Student iPad insurance is available for any family that wishes to purchase it for their student(s). Insurance is $20 and covers two incidents of accidental damage as long as the iPad has not been removed from its case. Accidental damage occurring at home will otherwise be billed to the student to help cover the cost of the repair, and accidental damage occurring at school may be billed following an investigation by the Technology Department and building administration. Cracked screens continue to be the most common form of damage and can range from $20 to $75 per incident to fix.

    Insurance can be purchased via SchoolCafé in the online school store or by sending a check for $20 to the Technology Office at 220 Church Street, Landisville, PA 17538. If you are paying by check, please include the student's name, ID number, and grade level with the payment. More information is available by clicking here. Please contact the Technology Department at (717) 898-5596 if you have any questions. 

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  • LPC News Update

    Posted by Ron Swantner on 9/5/2023 4:00:00 PM

    THANK YOU to our families who have been keeping lines of communication open to start the new school year. We look forward to your children following models and examples to make good choices, work with great effort, never give up, and give more effort than they ever thought possible. This foundation will enable them to stretch their minds and hopefully learn at advanced levels while continuing to be safe with their words and actions around others. Please remind your children what constitutes a threat and explain the severity of consequences for people who use their words in unkind ways to threaten others. This will hopefully prevent all of our students from saying the wrong thing while maintaining safe, physical distance from classmates and staying socially connected in positive ways.

    Thank you for your help taking turns in the car riding loop to help us effectively and efficiently load students into your cars for a safe dismissal in a timely fashion. PLEASE remain in your car at the drop off and pick up times to allow the line to move effectively and efficiently. Should you need to assist your child in un/buckling you can pull into the parked lines in the front parking lot before drop-off or after pick-up.

    Please remember to contact your child’s teacher and the office if/when you plan to change transportation and your son/daughter would change from a car rider to a bus rider or from a bus rider to a car rider.

    If you have extra time on your hands and would like to make some money, please consider putting in an application to be a substitute in the various support roles available at LPC and LIC. Applications and information can be obtained by getting on the HSD Webpage - first click on Operations, select Human Resources, and then Employment Opportunities. Once you have all your clearances secured and complete the application, we will look forward to you joining our support staff team.

    LPC Picture Day is Thursday, September 7. You will order your specified package online through Lifetouch as per the flyer that went home with all students, or by going directly to mylifetouch.com, prior to Thursday’s picture day.

    Beginning Wednesday, September 13, students will have options for purchasing snacks every Wednesday and Friday in the cafeteria during lunch (all chips and Rice Krispie treats are $.85 and graham cookies are $.50, several other items are $.75).

    Beginning Thursday, September 14, ice cream will be sold in the cafeteria every Thursday for $1, unless there are unique scheduling conflicts which we will alert you to in advance. The sign-up for volunteers with clearances on record in our Human Resources Offices can be accessed to volunteer through this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054EACA928ABFF2-icecream#/

     *REMINDER – The FEDERAL PROGRAMING EVENT to allow all students a free lunch has expired and is no longer in place. However, as per the Governor, all students in public schools are eligible to receive a free breakfast this school year. Please make sure to use School Cafe and the COMPASS Application from Food Services to renew information and/or apply to see if your family qualifies for any benefits. Applications need to be renewed EACH YEAR. Access to the link can be found at: https://www.hempfieldsd.org/domain/57

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