LPC Blog

  • FunFest Volunteers Needed

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/16/2019 2:45:00 PM

    FunFest is scheduled for May 10! We look forward to putting on a great FunFest again this year, but we need your help! Please sign up to volunteer at the following Sign-Up Genius link. Thank you in advance for volunteering for this special event for our students!

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  • Announcements April 16

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/16/2019 2:45:00 PM

    State Assessment Weeks Begin:

    We look forward to the opportunity to assess our third grade students through the PSSA to see how much they have learned in addition to what they have not learned yet.  These assessments will allow us to plan accordingly for placing your children in fourth grade and offer valuable information for their teacher next year, as to focus areas for growth. PSSA Assessments will be on April 15, 16, and 17 for reading and writing. Math assessments will take place on April 24 and 25. Please make sure your children get a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast so they can start each of these days focused and performing at their very best to provide us with accurate scores and results. Also, please know that if your third grade child arrives late on a testing day and the assessment has started, they will have to wait in the office until their classmates conclude the testing for the morning session. Thanks in advance for having your child prepared and to school on time.

    Announcements for the week of April 15:

    Week of April 15…  ELA Assessment Week for Third Grade

    Monday, April 15  – Cycle day 1

    • ELA PSSA Assessment Day

    Tuesday, April 16 - Cycle day 2

    • ELA PSSA Assessment Day

    Wednesday, April 17– Cycle day 3

    • ELA PSSA Assessment Day 

    Thursday, April 18 – Cycle day 4 

    Friday, April 19 - Cycle day 5

    • No School!
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  • Reminder: Early Dismissal, Thursday, April 18 & Spring Break

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/15/2019 12:30:00 PM

    This Thursday, April 18 we will have a 1:30 p.m. dismissal for elementary schools. Kindergarten sessions are as follows:

    • AM Session 9:00-10:50 a.m.
    • PM Session 11:40 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Schools will be closed during Spring Break April 19 –22, 2019. Classes will return on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

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  • Announcements: April 8

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/8/2019 3:15:00 PM

    As adults, we watch the news, read the paper, and try our best to understand and keep up with what is happening in the world and in our community as it relates to our family. Beyond this, we read about, watch, and do the things that matter most to us. After work, we exercise, read, walk, go special places and watch television and movies that entertain. Through it all we focus on our children, trying to make their lives and their opportunities even better or greater than our own. We take them to play soccer, basketball, baseball, music lessons, swimming lessons, dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, or various other places to engage in activities where they can be more social and learn skills that bring them joy. Through these experiences, we encourage them and teach them how to connect and make meaning of their world around them.

    As I watched the March Madness Basketball tournament this weekend, I couldn’t help but see the March Sadness in so many players, coaches, fans and universities. While Texas Tech and Virginia are still super excited to be playing for the Championship, all of the other teams and their players are heading home to their college or university to prepare for Final Exams and complete their school year. Some will never play with their teammates again and all that remains are the memories of their time together. While the last game and final moments together may not have been what they had hoped for or dreamed about, they will return and move on to the next phase in their career, future and life. They can, and will always have the memories of their team, their coach, their friends, and their life at college. They will learn from the past, be stronger from their experiences, and move forward to make a positive difference in the world around them.

    End of Year Assessment Opportunities:

    Every student at LPC has qualified for our school playoffs and Championship Assessments. While some professional teams are coasting to the finish and are more concerned with next year, the NBA and NHL playoff teams are preparing to give an even greater effort in hopes of this being their top performance to win a championship. It is our hope that our third graders will offer their best performance of the year over these next two months. Our third graders will participate in the Statewide PSSA Assessments next week (April 15-17) for reading and writing and again on April 24 & 25 for Math Assessments.

    Please remind your children of the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, eating a healthy breakfast (available at LPC if needed or desired), and applying all they have learned to do their personal best! Following the PSSA Assessments, every single LPC student then qualifies for their end of year Championship in the final GRADE Assessments. Scores from their GRADE will be analyzed and compared to the beginning of the year assessments from the Fall of 2018 to see how much our students and your children, have grown and if they have met the goal of displaying a year’s worth of growth.  It’s the time of year where every student gets an opportunity to shine and do either what is expected or do the unthinkable by shining brighter than they’ve ever shined to date. Your help and motivation in encouraging your children to do their absolute best daily over these last two months is greatly appreciated. 

    Announcements for the week of April 8:

    Week of April 8…  Kindergarten Screening Week

    • Monday, April 8  – Cycle day 2
    • Tuesday, April 9 - Cycle day 3
      • School Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 10– Cycle day 4
      • Staff Appreciation Day 
    • Thursday, April 11 – Cycle day 5 
    • Friday, April 12 - Cycle day 6
      • LPC Celebrates our Third Graders
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  • Hempfield Happenings: April 2019

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/8/2019 3:00:00 PM

    Watch the April episode of Hempfield Happenings to learn about important topics and activities around our school district and in our community! This month's episode features stories about recess equipment safety, transition events from Landisville Primary Center to Landisville Intermediate Center, cyber safety at home, and more.

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  • Join Hempfield School District’s Support Staff!

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/3/2019 4:45:00 PM

    Are you looking for a career change, or maybe you know someone looking for a new opportunity? Hempfield School District is now hiring for Personal Care Assistant & Paraeducator positions with full-time & part-time work available.

    • Personal Care Assistant: Provide academic, functional, and behavioral support to assigned student as directed by the Special Education Teacher and/or Classroom Teacher.
    • Para-educator: Provide support to the Special Education Teacher and monitor students to provide a safe environment.

    There are also part-time opportunities available in Food Services. In this department you will provide support to the food service activities including preparing, clean-up, cooking, and serving nutritious food to students, district personnel and visitors. Positions available are as follows:

    • Lead Food Service Worker at Landisville Middle School.
    • Cashiers at Landisville Middle School, Landisville Primary Center, and Centerville Elementary School.
    • Line Server at Rohrerstown Elementary School.

    See all of our open support staff positions here.

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  • Upcoming PTO Events & Volunteer Opportunites

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/2/2019 1:15:00 PM

    Dear LPC families,

    Next week is a busy week for the Landisville PTO. Please see below for updates and details regarding our next dine out, Gertrude Hawk candy pickup and the LPC VIP dance.

    Hot Z Pizza Dine Out—Tuesday, April 2 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.! 

    Join us for a fundraiser supporting the Landisville PTO at Hot Z Pizza on Tuesday, April 2 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hot Z will generously donate 20% of sales back to our schools. 

    Please remember to bring your flyer, attached here.  (Paper copies will come home with students next week.)

    Gertrude Hawk Pick-Up:

    • Thursday, April 4 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. OR
    • Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m.-noon

    If you ordered candy from Gertrude Hawk, please come to the LPC Gym between one of the times above to pick up your order.  Orders must be picked up within 3 days of Gertrude Hawk delivering to the school and cannot be picked up during school hours.

    We are also in need of volunteers to help distribute candy.  If you can help, please sign up here.

    LPC VIP Dance—Friday, April 5

    A reminder that the LPC VIP Dance for all Landisville Primary Center students will be held on Friday, April 5 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the LIC gym. (Not a typo. The LIC gym is larger, allowing us to include more children.) Each LPC student is invited and allowed to bring one VIP (mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, etc.). No RSVP necessary; cost is $5 per family at the door.

    A flyer with more details will be going home with our K-3 students later this week, or visit our facebook event page.

    We are still in need of volunteers to help make the LPC VIP dance run smoothly on April 5. Jobs include setting up before the dance and cleaning up after the dance, as well as help monitoring the event from 7:00-8:30 p.m. If you are able to help, please sign up here. 

    Fun Fest Basket Auction - May 10

    We are looking for local businesses and organizations to donate items, gift cards, experiences and baskets to the Fun Fest Basket Auction, which will be held on May 10, 2019. We will advertise your business/name at the auction to get the word out and show our appreciation.

    Please contact Liz Djaraher (lizchrencik@hotmail.com) or Carolyn Hernandez (ckochan@hotmail.com) if you would like to participate!

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  • Announcements April 1

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/1/2019 3:30:00 PM

    Many times in my professional career working with young students I have heard, “That’s not fair.” I have often found myself answering with, “Life’s not fair.” I would then go into an explanation at length about how unfair life can be while trying to get them to understand a broader perspective beyond them being upset because they didn’t get what they wanted. Your child will be bringing home a paper today that offers information related to the death of our Benjamin Reinhold. Not once did Ben ever say life wasn’t fair and not once did he ever complain. Now I find myself thinking how unfair and how upsetting the world we live in can be. Counseling staff will be available to speak to students if/when needed or necessary, but we urge and encourage you to take the lead on conversations and discussions with your children. If you need any help or assistance as your children ask questions or show signs of concern while trying to understand about Ben, please do not hesitate to reach out to our school and our counselor, Mr. Mike Resh to offer resources and support for you and your family.

    Announcements for the week of April 1:

    Week of April 1… 

    Monday, April 1  – Cycle day 3

    Tuesday, April 2 - Cycle day 4

    • PTO Hot Z Dine Out Night: 5:00-9:00 p.m.
    • School Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

     Wednesday, April 3 – Cycle day 5 

    Thursday, April 4 – Cycle day 6

    • Gertrude Hawk pick up in cafeteria from 4:30 -6:00 p.m. 

    Friday, April 5 - Cycle day 1 

    Saturday, April 6

    • Gertrude Hawk pick up in cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. -Noon

     

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  • April School Board Meeting Reminder

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 3/26/2019 2:45:00 PM

    Our April School Board Meetings will be held on:

    • Tuesday, April 2
    • Tuesday, April 9

    Meetings are held in the Public Board Room of the district's Administration Building, 200 Church Street, Landisville.

    Agendas are posted to the website by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before a School Board meeting.

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  • Announcements March 25

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 3/25/2019 3:30:00 PM

    Let the MADNESS Continue!!! When you are not cheering for UNC or your favorite basketball team the remainder of this March, please know we expect more cold temperatures in the forecast. We are also aware that the flu bug and sickness might still linger for many of our students. PLEASE remember to send in your excuses within seventy-two hours or e-mail our attendance secretary (bettylou_seitz@hempfieldsd.org) and your child’s teacher immediately to document the absences for auditing purposes with the state. The Unlawful/unexcused letters and ten-day doctor excuse letter informing you that you now need medical excuses after ten days out of school, are state law. This is not an LPC, Hempfield, or Ron Swantner policy. It is state law. Thanks in advance for sending those excuses in to be properly documented for the state.

    Announcements for the week of March 25:

    Week of March 25… 

    • Monday, March 25  – Cycle day 4 
    • Tuesday, March 26 - Cycle day 5
      • Project Wild Assembly (Thank you PTO) 
    • Wednesday, March 27 – Cycle day 6 
    • Thursday, March 28 – Cycle day 1
      • Career Café with Ms. Greenya
    • Friday, March 29 - Cycle day 2

    This week we plan to conduct a severe weather drill and intruder drill to practice safety and security procedures at LPC. Please review safety procedures at home with your child while explaining we will be having spring drills at school to be prepared for any emergency. If your child is expressing any anxiety or stress with these drills, never hesitate to reach out to school personnel to let us know, so we can help you in speaking with them to ease their anxiety. Thank you for partnering with us to communicate the importance of being prepared for many situations.

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