Calendar Changes

Parents – Due to having two days off because of Hurricane Sandy, the following are the changes to our PM calendar.

Please make these changes on your home calendar.

*Monday, November 5th – School NOW IN SESSION. 

*Friday, February 15th – School NOW IN SESSION.

*The end of the second marking period day has also changed. School is now in session all day on January 18, 2013 for all students.

*ELEMENTARY STUDENTS are in session on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 with an EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:30 PM.  There is NO AM Kindergarten.



PM Football Reading Initiative Reminder

If your student participated in the Penn Manor Football Reading Challenge, You will need to turn in your Reading Log to your classroom teacher on Friday, October 26th.  Teachers will be collecting these reading logs and turning them in to the office.  All students who participated will receive an autographed picture of the Penn Manor Football Team.

In addition, you and your parents/guardians are invited to join us on the field at the Penn Manor Home Football Game this Friday, October 26th at 6:15pm to help to form the spirit line and join in some cheers led by the Penn Manor Cheerleaders.

We hope to see you there!!!

Parent Training

Below is a link with information for a parent training entitled:  Serving Students with Disabilities in Integrated Settings.


Game Night & Pumpkins!

Once again, game night was a huge success at Conestoga.  A big thank you to our PTO and all the families who came out to support a fun night for our students and their families.

Pumpkin contest winners, voted on by the students, are listed below:

1st place – Jackie Nachmias – 3rd grade

2nd place – Bobby Johnson – 1st grade

3rd place – Xander Mowery – kindergarten

PTO Choice – Bella Fulmer – 2nd grade

Honorable Mention – Brooke Campbell – kindergarten

Below are a few pictures of some very creative pumpkins.


Red Ribbon Week 10/22 – 10/26

The week of October 22-26 has been designated as Red Ribbon Week.  As part of this week, students will be celebrating their choice to keep their bodies healthy.  Each day next week students will wear different things to promote being drug-free.  Please help your child select clothing that is representative of that day’s theme.  This is also a great opportunity to discuss the importance of being drug-free and the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products.

MONDAY – Show that you are drug-free!   WEAR RED

TUESDAY – Warm up to a drug-free life!   WEAR SWEATS

WEDNESDAY – Say peach out to drugs!   WEAR A TIE-DYE SHIRT

THURSDAY – Sock it to drugs!   WEAR CRAZY SOCKS

FRIDAY – Team up against drugs!   WEAR A TEAM SHIRT





Family Bingo Night

Conestoga Elementary PTO is hosting Family Bingo Night!

Join us this Friday, October 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the all-purpose room.

Raffle tickets will be available to buy (3 for $1.00), or drinks & snacks for 50¢ each.

Pumpkin contest winners will be announced & children MUST be accompanied by a parent or another adult.

Pumpkin Contest

Once again this year the PTO is having a pumpkin contest.  So mark your calendar for October 18th & 19th & bring in a non-carved, decorated pumpkin.  Students will vote for their favorite pumpkin at lunchtime on Friday, the 19th.  The PTO will be awarding gift card prizes to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners.  Everyone who participates will get a piece of candy or a pencil.  Winners will be announced later at Game Night, but the winners need not be present. Here are a few samples of some of last year’s pumpkins.

Get your creative thinking caps on!

Kitchen Cupboard

The Kitchen Cupboard is being created to supply families with non-perishables (kitchen items, laundry items, etc.) to maintain the family.  Please click the link below for all the information.


Drink Pouch Brigade

Help us earn money and recycle

Please send in your empty juice pouches.

No washing required!! Just remove the straw & send in

Any brand is acceptable.

drop off in the cafeteria

Be Green $$$$$$$$$ Earn Green

Letort PTO – Rally for Recess

LeTort is in need of a playground.  They are participating in the Rally for Recess contest sponsored by Danimals, yogurt smoothies in particular.  LeTort is working hard to win the contest – the prize is a $30,000 playground makeover!   The kids have been really working for this and for ways to obtain needed codes – selling Danimals at yard sales, posting signs at John Herr’s, contacting friends, using technology to reach people, bringing to school as birthday treat, marching with signs, etc.   Their efforts and passion to win this playground are impressive!

 Now we are appealing to you and your schools to see if you are willing to help us achieve this goal.    How awesome would it be for a school in our district to achieve this – all powered by the determination of the kids and a community that backs them!  What an achievement it would be for LeTort and the proud PM community!  LeTort will gladly return the favor next year to any school that may decide to participate in Rally for Recess 2013.
So what do we need?
Simply Collect Codes on Specially Marked “Rally for Recess” Danimals & Danonino Products or Get One Free by Mail*, Ask family, friends, neighbors, etc.,to help collect codes. Codes are located on the reverse side of the cardboard packaging in boxed frame.        
Codes/packaging can be turned in to your office and sent via interdepartmental mail to LeTort and we will enter the codes. 
(Be sure to keep the Label for Education on each pack of Danimals for your school.  Also sold at BJ’s/Costco by case – 10 pt Label for Education on bottom of case for your school.)  
**How to get code free by mail: 

To obtain a free code without making a purchase, on a 3”x5” card or piece of paper, hand-print your date of birth, name and valid email address, and mail it in an envelope with proper postage affixed to: DANNON® Danimals® Rally for Recess Free Code Request, P.O. Box 760017, El Paso, TX 88576-0017. Limit one (1) code request per stamped outer envelope.

Mail-in code requests must be postmarked no later than 12/31/12 and received by 1/9/13. Codes will be sent to the email address listed on the request by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 1/21/13, and must be entered by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 1/31/13. Mechanical reproductions of code requests will not be accepted. Codes received through unauthorized or illegitimate channels or that are forged, tampered with, or otherwise altered may be void, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

The student passion to achieve this goal is incredible!  It is great to see them working together as a giant team to do this.  Would you and your school consider being a part of their team?  Whether LeTort wins the playground or not, the kids have definitely proved to be true winners!
Thank you in advance for your support!
Becky Spezialetti         &        Janine Hollinger