Picture Retake Day

Just a reminder that picture retake day is tomorrow at 9 a.m.

Please remember to send your old picture package in with your child in order to have another picture taken.  Thank you.

December Food Drive

Conestoga is having a non-perishable food & household drive from December 3rd to 17th.  We will deliver the collected items to The Loft in Millersville, which is open to ALL Penn Manor families, including Conestoga.  This service can be accessed through our school social worker, Joy Meley at 201-9934. The Loft is located in the Millersville BIC Church.

Give what you can…

Questions or interested in donating or volunteering?

Contact – 717.872.6882 or theloftinmillersville@gmail.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Conestoga faculty and staff wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!  We are truly thankful to have your children in our lives. Enjoy the holiday break and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 27th.

Penny Extravaganza

Thank you to everyone who participated in the penny extravaganza at Conestoga.  We couldn’t have raised nearly $400 for the “pay it forward” fund if it wasn’t for your continued support.  This fund will be used for families right here in our community.  Thanks again!!

Mobile Ag Lab Provides Lessons for our Students

All students will be experiencing a science lab lesson in the PA Farm Bureau’s Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab.  The mobile classroom lab, complete with all supplies and a certified teacher, teaches science lessons based on students’ grade levels. The lessons meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education Science & Technology and Environment & Ecology Standards and each teaches a lesson in agriculture.

Mrs. Altdoerffer’s third class participated in The Colorful Bean investigation and demonstration. Students were presented with two types of crayons – one petroleum based and one soy based. They experimented to determine which crayon produced the brightest color with the least amount of flakiness and provided the best coverage. The students learned about soy based crayons and the teacher made soy based crayons for the students to take home. Other lessons being taught include Glue From Milk, Thirsty Stems, Water Analysis and Farm Charm. For more information on the Mobile Ag Lab, visit aglab.pfb.com.

Picture Retake Day

Conestoga’s picture retake day is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2012, promptly at 9 a.m.  If you are unhappy with the pictures that were taken in October, please know that your child can bring the picture package back  to school, turn them in to the photographer, and have their picture retaken.  If your child was absent, they can stop in the office for another flyer for you to choose a package and pay that day.  If your child is in the afternoon kindergarten session, please bring him/her in at 9 for picture retake day.


Jack Hubley Visited Conestoga

Thank you to our fantastic PTO for scheduling Jack Hubley to visit our school.  For those who don’t know about Jack Hubley, he is a lifelong resident of Lancaster County who has hosted three, half hour nature shows on WGAL, and also a two-minute vignette that airs on Fridays at 5:30. While it’s fun and exciting to see animals from faraway places, it’s important to Jack to introduce audiences to the creatures that live nearby – animals that are very common and very important to the ecology of our area.  Most of the critters our students saw today can be found in your back yard.  Here are a few pictures from today.  Be sure to ask your children about this fun assembly.

PTO meeting tonight

The PTO meeting for tonight, November 7th at 7 p.m., is scheduled as normal if we don’t get any snow late this afternoon.  A cancellation is still possible, but please use your good judgment when planning to venture out.  Thank you.

Inclement Weather Information

Local radio stations and television stations will carry the announcements for school closings and delays.  Every effort is made to get information on the air before 7 a.m.  Please do not call the school for this information.

If there is ever an unscheduled early dismissal, the school will follow the “Plan B” papers you filled out & returned to us.

All school-related times, including transportation, will run exactly one hour later.

  • Morning Kindergarten – Students will be picked up by the bus one hour later than usual and go home at the regular time.
  • Afternoon Kindergarten – Students will follow a normal schedule.


All school-related times, including transportation, will run exactly two hours later.

  • Modified Kindergarten (A.M.) – Students will be picked up by the bus two hours later than usual and be dismissed at 12:45.
  • Modified Kindergarten (P.M.) – School will start at 1:45 p.m. & dismissal will be at the usual time.