April 9

Guest Author Visit

We are excited that the PTO is bringing Matt Novak, a children’s book author and illustrator, to visit our students on Wednesday, May 2nd. You can order his books for your child and have them signed by Mr. Novak.

Click here for the order form:

Checks should be made out to Brecknock PTO.

February 20

Read to Succeed Contest

Achieve 3000 is having another contest for our students. Our last class winner was Mrs. Snyder’s 6th grade class. Which class will win this contest?

From February 12 through March 9, when students in grades 2-6 complete lessons on Achieve’s differentiated literacy platform, they will earn contest points. Every activity that a student completes, whether in class, at home, or anywhere else, earns his or her class a point. Plus, double and even triple points are awarded for high scores so that students are motivated to achieve the greatest possible reading growth. The class at Brecknock with the most points at the end of the contest wins!

Check out the detailed letter below.

Read to Succeed Letter

January 20

Brecknock School Committees

Parents, we welcome you to be involved in our school committees. Here is more information about them.

Climate Committee:

  • Focus is to address specific areas of need based on the Safe and Civil Schools Survey
  • Meets every other Wednesday at 3:45

Culture Committee

  • Focus is to analyze our school-wide positive behavior support system and determine is changes need to be made
  • Meets every other Tuesday at 8:30

Family Night Committee

  • Focus is to plan a night to bring our students and families together to enhance Reading or Math.
  • Meets weekly every Tuesday at 3:30

Day of Service Committee

  • Focus is to plan our school-wide Day of Service continuing the tradition that was started by Lisa Horning.


If you have any questions about the committees, please contact Kimberly Andersen: kimberly_andersen@elanco.org or 717-445-8600.

October 24

2017-2018 Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are being held on November 9th and 10th. Please sign-up for a conference with your child’s ELA teacher. Please review the dates carefully as some teachers have given other date options.

K – Mrs. Brier – see Bloomz invite

K – Mrs. Longacre – see Bloomz invite

1 – Mrs. Gaffney’s ELA Class – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faaae2aabf85-conferences

1 – Miss McDonough’s ELA Class – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b49abae2ea2fa7-miss

1 – Mrs. Widders’ ELA Class – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4aafa829aafe3-mrs

2 – Mrs. Henn’s ELA Class – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b48afa92da1fe3-mrs

2 – Mrs. Nelson’s ELA Class – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084ca4ae2caaff2-mrs

2 – Mrs. Swavely’s ELA Class – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aa4a823a4f94-mrs

3 – Mrs. Blankley’s ELA Class – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aca622aafa7-parent

3 – Mrs. Miller’s ELA Class – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aca622aafa7-mrs

3 – Mrs. Muhr’s ELA Class – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aca622aafa7-mrs1

4th Grade (by ELA Class) – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b48aaa728a4fd0-parent/22509987

5 – Mrs. Echternach’s ELA Class – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aca622aafa7-mrs2

5 – Mrs. Libell’s ELA Class – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aca622aafa7-mrs3

5 – Mrs. Woods’ ELA Class – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aca622aafa7-mrs4

6th grade (by ELA Class) – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044dacae23a0f94-parentteacher/22509987

AS – Mrs. Ramsey – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aca622aafa7-mrs5

AS – Mrs. Reed – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aca622aafa7-mrs6

AS – Mrs. Shoemaker – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aca622aafa7-mrs7

ES – Mrs. Bagley – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aca622aafa7-mrs8

ES – Miss D’Elia – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aca622aafa7-miss

LSS – Mrs. Adam – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4aafa829aaf94-mrs

LSS – Mrs. Gehman – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aca622aafa7-mrs9