Important Transportation Information

Transportation Daycare Forms are due to Carolyn Finegan no later than June 30th in order for changes to be effective for the first day of school.

In order to have busing provided on the very first day of school, NEW STUDENTS will need to be enrolled by August 15th. Students who register on August 16th through the 25th will need to be transported by parents on August 24th and August 25th.

Families who are moving within in the district must sign a change of address form with the district by August 15th in order to have transportation provided the first two days of school. This may be done over the summer at Hambright Elementary School, Manor MS, Marticville MS, or Penn Manor High School any time Monday to Thursday, 8:00 – 5:00. After August 9th it may be done at any elementary school, as well. No appointment is necessary.

August 25th – Bus passes will be handed out to students throughout the day to start riding their buses on Monday, August 28th.

Summer Garden Camp

This link contains information about a Summer Garden Camp that will be held at Central Manor on Aug. 7th-11th from 9:00-11:30 AM.  It is open to all students across the district in grades 2nd through 6th.


Thank you PMEF!

Thank you to the PMEF and the Conestoga PTO for making our all school trip to the Lancaster County Park a reality.  To recap our fun day, where Conestoga faculty, staff, students and PTO volunteers were all together for the first time this school year, below are some of the activities we enjoyed during the day.

  1. Grass area beside Garden of Senses – The children could explore this area and check out the sundial in the grass and then run and tag the big trees. They hugged them to see how far their arms fit around.  😊
  2. Gazebo – The gazebo was large enough hold an entire class, so the different  groups had plenty of room. A Welcome to our Garden sign was made here that will be displayed in the new school garden next year.
  3. Taste Station – There was a variety of herbs provided that our students could taste if they wanted to taste them.
  4. Upper Tables – A few questions were designed and asked of the different student groups  about what they would like to do in next year’s garden. The responses will be recorded and shared with their teachers.
  5. Trail Hike – A short hike in a wooded trail took place where yellow and blue blazes on the trees were pointed out to the kids to show how they mark the trail.
  6. Sight Station – Students stopped at the Sight Sign to observe the suggested items to see along the path.
  7. Touch Station – Students followed the path and used their sense of touch along the way.
  8. Smell Station – Students smelled each black box along the path.

*Each sense had a sign with information on it that could be read to the kids at the start.

  • While 2 grades were with the naturalists, the other two grades did the The Garden of the Five Senses.
  • The kids were split into 8 groups and each PTO parent volunteer had a group. The teachers and staff floated between the class groups.

Mid-day, we all enjoyed lunch in 3 pavilions, and then came together for a group picture.

Important Upcoming Dates

Please mark your calendars. Our annual “Meet the Teacher Night” will be held on August 21st this year, not the normal September date that will show on the district calendar.

The fact that we have a new building to show off, we’d like our parents and students to visit us on 8/21/17, between the hours of 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

There is a formal building dedication of the school on Sunday, September 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the afternoon, and the whole community is welcome to see the school at that time.

The first day for students is Thursday, August 24th.  Please see the earlier blog post for needed school supplies.  Thank you.

Have a fun and safe summer!


Thank You To Our Wonderful Families

Thanks to all the parents, grandparents, and adults who helped with our various activities during the course of this school year.  Recess Running Club, Olympic Day, Awesome Activity Day, etc. requires so much help and could not happen without your help and support!  Thank you for volunteering!  Enjoy your summer with your families!
Dr. Janssen, Health and Physical Education Specialist

Extra Yearbooks

If you forgot to purchase a yearbook for your child, or they didn’t want one and now they do, the PTO has about 8 extra yearbooks for sale.  They are $15 and you can call the school office at 872-9535 if you are interested in purchasing one and we’ll see that your child gets it.  Thank you.

Final Eat a Rainbow Contest Winner

And the winner is…

Connor Smeigh, from Mrs. Brooks’ class, was our winner from the Eat A Rainbow contest. Connor sent in over 20 pictures of all of the colorful fruits and vegetables he’s been eating He received a gift basket from Goin’ Bananas valued at $75. Way to go, Connor! And good job to the many of you who also sent in pictures. Keep on eating a rainbow over the summer!

End of Year Information

Listed below is important information as the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close.

Tomorrow is the final day for kindergarten students.

Wednesday is the final day for everybody else, with an 11:30 early dismissal. No breakfast or lunch will be served.

Library: Check with your student to make sure all library books are accounted for and returned to the library.    _________________________________________________

Lost and Found: Have your student check the lost and found at school.  Any items remaining in the collection on the last day of school are donated to charity.

Cafeteria:  Please make sure all outstanding lunch balances are paid. Money remaining in your student’s account will transfer to the next school year.

Medication: Please pick-up all medication from the nurse’s office at your child’s school before the end-of-the-year.

Childcare Procedures: Thinking of using a babysitter before or after school next year?  Forms for alternate transportation (same school zone, different address or bus stop) are due by June 30 and are available on the Penn Manor website.

Volunteer Information: Please consider completing the process to assist with events and chaperone field trips. Your information is on file for five years and it’s FREE! There is information on the Penn Manor website about the clearance process.

Boxtops: Remember to collect Box Tops throughout the summer!

PTO: Our amazing PTO is always looking for families to assist our school community. Please consider attending the meetings next school year and being an active participant.

Bookmobile Summer Calendars

June bookmobile calendar

July bookmobile calendar

August bookmobile calendar

Conestoga, Together At Last

Thank you to our great, loving, caring, supporting PTO, as well as other moms and dads, who gave us a most spectacular day at the Lancaster County Park yesterday.  What a memory!

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