Congratulations

Our 6th grade students took part in the 6th Grade Celebration.  Fifty-four 6th grade students were recognized as they move on to Marticville Middle School.  During the celebration the 6th grade gave a check to the "Iron Leg" foundation for over $1200.  This money was raised by the entire school during the 6th grade May Fair.  

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students running

FUN RUN UPDATE

The 2024 Aloha Fun Run for Education was a HUGE success! We are thrilled to have raised an impressive $12,510 for our school, thanks to the incredible support of our Conestoga Families and friends. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our generous sponsors and donors, who helped make this achievement possible. A special thank you to Conestoga Pool, Lancaster Limo, Sickman's Mill, Turkey Hill Experience, Urban Air, Prussian Street Arcade, The Dahlia Group, Llads Ventures, Minder's Nursery, Shultz Bus, and River Hills Vet for their contributions.

We're excited to put the funds to good use throughout the year, benefiting our school and students. And we'd like to extend a special thank you to GR Mitchells, Rohrer Seeds, and Kreider Mulch for providing the necessary supplies to revitalize the Conestoga Garden beds for our students.

We are also gearing up for two exciting upcoming events: a $10,000 goal School Bounce House Party and a $12,500 goal event to turn Dr. Keddie into a human Ice Cream Sundae! Stay tuned for more information on these fun and exciting rewards.


Heroes Fair

Fifth grade students created presentation on a famous person they believe has heroic traits and also wrote about personal heroes of theirs.

Pollution Solution

Fourth grade students created hands on activities and presentations for other students based on the information they researched and learned throughout the year in science class.  

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Conestoga Summer Reading 2024-2025

SUMMER READING CHALLENGES

We have two reading challenges for students this summer.  The first is for students going into Kindergarten up to students going into 3rd grade.  The other is for the students going into 4th-6th grade.

Picnic Basket Raffle

Please think about donating some items for the picnic basket raffle.  See the attached information.

May 17th Early Dismissal

All Penn Manor schools will have an early dismissal on Friday, May 17. An older version of the district calendar listed the early dismissal date as Friday, May 10. That date is now a regular school day.

students with chicks

Incubating Eggs

Thank you to the PMEF for funding an exciting opportunity for our 3rd grade students.  Students were able to learn about the process for incubating eggs for chicks and ducks.  

chick
chicks hatching

Cylo Visit

Cylo visited Conestoga to kick-off the Reading challenge.  Students who complete the reading challenge will earn free tickets to the Stormers.

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End of Year Picnic- Basket Raffle


BASKET RAFFLE

Thursday, May 23rd from 5pm-7pm

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are excited to announce our upcoming basket raffle and we need your help. Each grade has a theme for their basket. These baskets will be raffled off during our end of year family picnic scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd from 5pm-7pm. Your generous donations are needed to help fill these baskets. Many items can be found inexpensively at places like The Dollar Store or Five Below. At the picnic, you may purchase raffle tickets for any grade’s basket!

GRADES and THEMES

Kindergarten-Arts and Crafts

First Grade-Baking

Second Grade-Games

Third Grade-Gardening

Fourth Grade-Camping

Fifth Grade-Movie Night

Sixth Grade-Summer Fun


*Please drop your donations off in the main office by May 15th.


 

Talent Show

We had a wonderful talent show here at Conestoga.  Fourteen acts performed for students and family members.  There was a dance for all to get involved in at the end with a surprise performance from some teachers.  

Students showing other students paper maze with sphero
Students showing other students paper maze with sphero
Students showing other students paper maze with sphero

5th Grade Robot Programming

For the past several weeks, 5th grade students have worked on programming their spheros to finish a maze.  As a culmination of this project, the 5th grade shared their experiences with younger students. 

Students showing other students paper maze with sphero

On a Roll Celebration

Today we recognized 10 students for being On a Roll at Conestoga and demonstrating the characteristics we celebrate at Conestoga

Respecting ourselves and others

Own our choices

Learn to be our best

Look for chances to be kind

We also celebrated our top student for the Heart Challenge and the school raising over $2000 for the American Heart Association.

We recognized all the students who sumbitted a design for the yearbook cover and the winner of the contest.

Students were also recognized by their teachers for doing great work and participated in fun games.


Science Factory

The Science Factory was at Conestoga all week to give all students the opportunity to participate in different activities.  This opportunity was through a grant from the Penn Manor Education Foundation and was organized by Mrs. Fellenbaum.  

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Talent Show

Calling all students with a special talent to participate in Conestoga’s annual talent show. Be creative! All acts are welcome from singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, etc. Complete the attached permission slip and return it to your teacher by Friday, March 15, 2024. Prefer an online form, please scan the QR code to register online. This year’s show will be held the afternoon of Friday, April 12, 2024. As a final practice, a dress-rehearsal will be performed for the morning kindergarten class on Friday, April 12, 2024.



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DONUTS WITH GROWN UPS

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 the PTO invite students to come to the Commons with a grown- up to read a book while enjoying donuts and milk.  Please make sure to RSVP.  The flyer with the information was sent home with kids and you can also read it on the form here.  

Schedule for Penn Manor Lunch and Learn

Lunch & Learn

Beginning in February, each of our seven elementary schools will welcome preschool children and their parents/guardians to story time, crafts, lunch and a visit to the school library to check out books that will be returned the following month.

Lunch & Learn is designed to familiarize future students and their parents with our schools so they become comfortable with the school setting prior to their first day.

Lunch & Learn activities will be held from February through May. The May events will be held in the evening, but all others are over lunchtime. Attached is a printable schedule that includes phone numbers for each school. Please call to reserve a spot and confirm the time of each Lunch & Learn. Printable schedule

You may attend at your home school or any other elementary school in Penn Manor. Siblings are welcome, and a parent/guardian must accompany all children.

Please RSVP if you intend to come to the February 8th date from 11:45-12:45 at Conestoga by calling Mrs. Ragland at (717) 872-9535.  



PTO FUN RUN INFO

Conestoga Families,

The PTO is hard at work planning our biggest and most important fundraiser of the year. Our

annual Fun Run will take place on Friday May 3. The students love this memorable event, they

show their support for our school by running laps and participating in activities.

This year it will be bigger, and better than ever! Students will have chances to win incredible

prizes and experiences they will never forget!

Along with local businesses, we are asking families to help raise money for our school leading

up to the celebratory Fun Run. The funds raised will go directly to our students through

instructional supplies, playground equipment, field trips, assemblies, family events, and many

other school wide programs.

In the spring your child will bring home a packet of information explaining how to set up an easy-

to-use online platform. Please share with relatives, friends and neighbors to help us reach our

goal!

-Conestoga Elementary PTO

EXPECTED AND UNEXPECTED BEHAVIORS

Conestoga Elementary is starting to build a school-wide GROWcabulary this year. These are terms and ideas that we want all students to be familiar with and to use throughout their day. Mrs. Eckroat, our school counselor, has spent the past month going into all of the classrooms teaching about expected and unexpected behaviors. Students have learned that expected behaviors are those that make others feel comfortable, safe, and happy, while unexpected behaviors are those that make others feel uncomfortable, unsafe, and upset.  

Kindergarten, first, and second grades had a second lesson where fifth and sixth graders helped Mrs. Eckroat with the lesson and activity. The fifth and sixth graders were wonderful role models and helpers during these lessons with the primary students!