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February 14, 2022

I Love to Read Challenge - Vote!

Some of you may be familiar with the I Love to Read Challenge from WSBT. Each night, local schools can vote for a visit from an anchor person. Moran is up for the vote this Wednesday! Vote Wednesday night and Thursday morning! Voting ends at 6:30 am.

Birthday Celebrations

Please read this note regarding birthday celebrations at school. This was shared last year and continues to be our procedure this year.

In an effort to be consistent with the PHM Wellness Policy, Federal & State food guidelines, and Food Allergy Awareness, we no longer allow food for student birthday celebrations. If you would like to send in a small gift for your child's classmates, we will allow students to give them to their peers at the end of the day. Our teachers and staff will do everything we can to make each student's birthday extra special, even without food items.

Thank you for your support and keeping our students healthy!

Moran PTA

Thank you so much to all the parents who came out to our February PTA meeting! It was wonderful to have you all here. If you haven't heard, we are looking for new PTA officers for next school year. If you're interested in getting involved, keep an eye out for further meetings and as always you can go to the Moran PTA Facebook Page or email Moran PTA at

There are some important events coming up that I would like to make sure you are aware of.

March 14: Hacienda Give Back Night at 100 Center location (need ticket!)

March 25: 5th Grade Ball (let PTA know if you have a DJ connection!)

Last week of March: Spring Bookfair in the evening at school

April 25-28: Papa Vino's Fundraiser

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Student Council - Hat Day Friday!

Our Student Council is partnering with our PTA to raise funds for the school with fun spirit days! The first one is on Friday, February 18th. Your student can bring in a quarter to wear a had for hat day! Look for more spirit days coming soon!

Elementary Reading Curriculum Adoption

Didn’t get a chance to attend the PHM Elementary Reading Open House? We have a resource to learn more about our proposed reading program in our vestibule. Stop in to learn more about the series and take a look at the lesson walkthrough information available to parents and community members.

Young Authors' Conference is Coming Soon!

Calling all young authors and their parents! P-H-M’s annual Young Author’s Conference will take place Saturday, March 5—and you won’t want to miss it. This year our guest author, Gabrielle Balkan is coming to meet YOU! She is best known for her non-fiction books about the United States, animal record-breakers, and ground-breaking artists. The morning program will be full of engaging activities, fun entertainment, and opportunities to learn and share. Save your spot...sign up now!

Check the link for more information!

2021-2022 Yearbooks

Don't miss out on the memories! You can order a yearbook for your child by visiting this link. The order code is 66197Z

Vaccination Clinic

Another voluntary vaccination clinic will be held on Tuesday, March 1st at Schmucker Middle School from 5-7 pm. The first dose, second dose, and booster shots will be available for all eligible participants. Information can be found here.

COVID Information

Reminder that our quarantine procedures have changed. Make sure you are up to date by reading the PHM Health & Safety Overview: Winter 2022.

Moran Elementary School

Principal: Lisa Russell

Office Staff: Martha Hilfman, Sherry Klosinski, Jennifer Ginter