First Day Coffee Connection

After your students are dropped off for their first day of school, please come join us  at the Conestoga Wagon at 9 a.m. for FREE coffee on the PTO. Meet and connect with other parents or just catch up after the summer with those you may know.


Hope to see you there!
Conestoga PTO

Kindergarten Orientation

welcome to kdg

We’d like to invite all new kindergarten students and their families to a kindergarten orientation next Wednesday, August 21, from 9 to 10 a.m.

You will start in the all-purpose room at 9. Kindergarten orientation will give you and your child the opportunity to familiarize yourselves with Conestoga Elementary School.

Please encourage your child to bring along a photograph of your family that day. The photo will be displayed on a classroom bulletin board and returned at the end of the school year.

Everyone should plan to attend this important event.


Student Accident Insurance 2013-2014




THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES NOT CARRY MEDICAL INSURANCE ON STUDENTS, but does provide you with a primary excess group insurance plan that:

  • Provides coverage for travel to and from school as well as coverage for accidents while participating in Intramural Sports, Gym and Physical Education classes.
  •  Pays benefits directly to you or the doctor or hospital.
  •  Optional coverage includes Extended Dental.
  •  Worldwide coverage under the 24-hour plan provides coverage at school, weekends, summer vacations, home, and play.

A brochure that describes benefits and prices with a pre-addressed application may be requested through your school office.

Individual Voluntary Student Program Cost per Year

24 Hour Coverage                           $ 116.00

School-Time Coverage                   $   30.00

Dental Accident Insurance            $     8.50 with either of above plans

Below is a link that will give you ALL the information you need.



Girls on the Run Registration

Girls On The Run registration opens August 20th at 8:00 p.m.
for Conestoga girls in grades 3, 4 and 5.

Practice dates are on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. beginning September 9th through November 18th. The 5k GOTR race will be Saturday, November 16th.  Please see the Lancaster Girls On The Run website for registration and details.



PERKS will begin

Perks flyer-1

Click the above link to read about PERKS – story time for tots up to age 5.  The first opportunity will be October 2, 2013, at Conestoga Elementary from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.



CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)


Below is a link with information for PA CHIP.  CHIP now covers all uninsured kids and teens in Pennsylvania.  No family makes too much money to qualify for CHIP.


Gifted Survey

As part of the study called for by House Resolution 139 (HR139), the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee is attempting to gain input from parents of gifted students currently served in PA Public Schools through an online survey.   Results from the study and this survey will inform a report scheduled for dissemination in November, 2013 to the Education Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

To access the survey:

The survey will only be available for completion though 9/05/2013.  If anyone should encounter difficulty in accessing the link prior to 9/5/13, they should contact Terry Beam from the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Office (<>).

First Day Lunch Menu

A – Hot Dog
B – Hamburger
C – Peanut Butter & Jelly
D – Yogurt and String Cheese

Lunch price is $2.25, reduced lunch is 40¢, and milk is 60¢.

There is no change in breakfast prices. Breakfast remains at $1.25.

The full menu link will be on the Penn Manor website & Conestoga blog soon.