On Again Off Again Winter

I know this has been an interesting winter, with some very cold days and then some unusually warm ones.  Because of this, the students are ready to throw down their coats and long pants and break out the shorts and suntan lotion.  However it is still winter, so in order to be adequately prepared for whatever the weather is, I am requiring that students be wearing long pants to go to outside recess until winter is over on March 21st.

Root Beer Float Party – Cruising Labels???

Who doesn’t like a root beer float party? And what does a root beer float party & Cruising for Conestoga labels have in common?? Well just to remind you, your student’s classroom can WIN that party just for being the class that has turned in 80% of their Cruising for Conestoga fundraiser labels that were sent home a few weeks ago. The labels are due MARCH 4TH & this is our PTO’s ONLY fundraiser for the year, so please send in lots of labels for our PTO. Thank you!!




Science Expo A Success

The science expo projects all started with a different question. Which Birdseed Do Birds Prefer? Which Baseball Bat Hits Further? Which Paper Towel Holds the Most Weight? Using the scientific method, some of our 4th, 5th & 6th grade students developed a hypothesis, performed experiments, collected data, analyzed the data, made observations and came to a conclusion based on their findings. Then the students displayed their research on a tri-fold board and presented their findings to their classmates, parents, and teachers this morning. Enjoy a few pictures.




Eyewear Event

Penn Manor is hosting a Fundraiser Eyewear Event by ModernEYES Optical on March 14 at the High School Cafeteria from 3-8pm (drop-in).  You can find your new look for 2013 & help our families in need! The event flyer link with all the details is attached below.

ModernEYES has been helping our students who need glasses but may not be able to afford them with our Child’s VISION Left Behind program.

Penn Manor also agreed to host an annual fundraiser eyewear event and all Penn Manor parents who wear glasses can participate in this program. If you buy your glasses at our event, you get a good deal and 20% of all sales will be donated to our Penn Manor Family Fund!

Click on this link to see what a fundraiser eyewear event is like:


(There is a short clip from ModernEYES’ Christmas Event to help kids that need glasses but can’t afford them)

Spring Picture Day is March 20th

Once again, Lifetouch will be at Conestoga to take Spring pictures. All students will have the opportunity to be photographed, but no money is needed on picture day. If you end up buying any or all of the pictures, you can send the money in at a later time. March 20th is the date for pictures starting at 9 a.m.  Please be on the lookout for a flyer to come home with your child next week.


PSSA Test Dates

As you plan your various spring activities, please be mindful of the PSSA testing information listed below for grades 3, 4, 5 and 6.

  • 3rd Grade PSSA Reading & Math – April 9, 10, 11 & 12
  • 4th Grade PSSA Writing – March 12, 13 & 14
  • 4th Grade PSSA Science – April 23 & 24
  • 5th Grade PSSA Writing – March 12, 13 & 14
  • 5th Grade PSSA Reading & Math – April 16, 17, 18 & 19
  • 6th Grade PSSA Reading & Math – April 9, 10 & 11

No pre-planned educational trips will be approved for these dates.  Your cooperation in scheduling appointments and trips around these dates is appreciated.


Maryland Science Center Assembly

Conestoga students were treated by our wonderful PTO to another great assembly. The Maryland Science Center put on 2 different assemblies – one entitled “What’s the Matter?” and one entitled “The Light Fantastic”. Here are a few pictures.

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Family Skate Night at the Castle

roller skater imageThis Monday, February 18th, from 5:30 to 8, come out & join your friends for a fun night.  The PTO is sponsoring a family skate night at the Castle located at 1400 Elm Ave. in Lancaster.  Admission is free & you can rent skates for $2. Concessions available.  Adult supervision is required.