March PTO Meeting Minutes

There is something new to look forward to on the blog. The monthly PTO meeting minutes will now be posted.  Thank you to our wonderful PTO for all that they do. Click the link below to see what is going on at your child’s school in case you missed the meeting.

pto agendaMarch2012

Garden Gathering is Still On ~ 3/31 at 8 a.m.

We’re all seeing the rain in the forecast, BUT . . . . our plan right now is to move ahead.  If there is a downpour, we will take a break and wait under the canopies that will be set up, otherwise, we will work in the drizzle.  It will be cold and rainy so please dress accordingly.

Since we need to keep the area beside the garden free of cars, please park in the front parking lots of the school.

Any questions can be directed to Hannah Thomas at 871-6286 or 352-615-7227.

Thanks for your help and see you Saturday.

Only 2 Days Left Until Bingo Night!

You won’t want to miss the fun evening our PTO has planned.  Bingo night is THIS FRIDAY, March 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 in the all-purpose room.  ALL  GAMES ARE FREE!!

Drinks and snacks will be for sale for 50 cents each.

Raffle tickets are 3 for $1.00.  Raffle prizes have been donated by the North Museum, Lancaster Science Factory, Choo Choo Barn and Cherry Crest Farms.

Volunteers are needed so please consider helping.

Children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Free Immunization Clinic – ACT NOW!

Click on the link below to learn about a free immunization clinic offered by the PA Dept. of Health.

Free Immunization



The PA Dept. of Health will be providing free immunization clinics the week of April 9th for students needing vaccinated in order to meet the school requirements by April 30, 2012. Students need to be registered online by March 30.

To register for an appointment, go to and choose Lancaster County, then select a date that is available. Click on a time slot and follow the directions for completing the online registration form.  PLEASE, contact your school nurse immediately if you have any questions or need assistance with registration, __________________.

What: FREE Immunization Clinic

When: April 9-April 13, 2012 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM @Lancaster State Health Center

Where: Lancaster State Health Center, 1661 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601  Phone: 717-299-7597

How: Online registration:



Individuals can also call 877-PA Health (877-724-3258) for additional information

Chuck E. Cheese Event April 6th

Your child will be bringing a flyer home today, complete with discount coupons on the back, promoting April 6th as a “go out for lunch or dinner” day. We have no school and the best part is that Chuck E. Cheese donates 15% of sales back to your child’s school from all sales generated by this event. Friends and family members are encouraged to help support this event.

The flyer is self-explanatory, but to find out more about this proud supporter of education in our community, visit

Thank you in advance for helping to support this event.


Garden Gathering

When: Saturday, March 31st

Time: Starting at 8:00 a.m., but please come whenever you can. We hope to finish by noon!

Our main purpose is to fill our 11 raised-bed boxes with soil. If you can help, please respond by either e-mailing us at or by filling out the form that was sent home with your student and returning it to the school office by Friday, March 30th.

Let us know how many people will be helping that day and if you can bring a wheelbarrow and shovel. Thank you for your help.

****For those who reply, your name will be entered in a drawing to receive a garden-related gift!***

Penn Manor “PERKS”

The next PERKS event will be held April 4, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at Eshleman Elementary School. The school is located at 545 Leaman Road in Millersville. This is a time for preschoolers and their parents to enjoy a story and short activity together. If you need transportation to the story time, please contact Joy Meley at 201-9934, but you must provide a car seat for your child.

Free coffee for adults & refreshments will be served.

March 23rd is the deadline for Yearbook Ordering

Yearbook ordering time is quickly coming to an end!

Yearbook order forms were sent home and you can also order your yearbook online. Go to and use school flyer code 94771068.  Yearbooks are $15 (online orders will show at $14.15 + tax for a total of $15). Orders are due by tomorrow, 3/23.

Recess Run Club

Hi Conestoga Parents,
Recess Run Club is scheduled to begin Tuesday April 10. Students will have the opportunity to participate during lunch recess every Tuesday and Thursday until Thursday May 24.
Are you available to help? We are in need of several volunteers to assist in running the program. You may help during one recess or as many as you are able. If you would like to help out, please let me know. Thank you.
Deeann Hertzler
Home: 717-8872-2701
Cell/Text: 717-330-6434