Not Too Late for Pumpkins!

Look at some of the great decorated pumpkins that were already brought in to school. It’s not too late to decorate one & bring it tomorrow. Judging will take place tomorrow during lunch. Here is a sampling.

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Letter from Southern Regional Police

This post is to inform you to be on the lookout for a letter that will be coming home with your child this week from the Southern Regional Police Department. The complete letter can be read by clicking the link below.

The police have developed a new program for Conestoga and Pequea Elementary Schools that involves assigning specific police officers to each classroom . Officers have always stopped at the schools and visited various classrooms, as well as eaten lunch with the students and even went out at recesses. But now the officers will stop by on a monthly basis an for a brief classroom meeting. The objective is to foster a positive and informative dialogue with the students on a variety of safety issues. Some of the topics will include internet safety, home safety, and outdoor safety.

Once the officers are assigned, you will receive a second letter with the name and contact information of that officer.

Southern Regional letter


PERKS Storytime


PERKS is a story time for tots ages 1 to 5. It will be held on November 6, 2013, at Central Manor Elementary from 9:30 to 10:15. Central Manor is located at 3717 Blue Rock Road in Washington Boro. The program is designed as an outreach to preschool-aged children in our Penn Manor community. Preschoolers and their parents can enjoy a story and short activity together. If you need transportation, please contact Joy Meley at 717-201-9934. You must provide a car seat for your child. Light refreshments will be served.

Family Bingo Night

Conestoga Elementary PTO is once again hosting Family Game Night. Please click the link below for the information. Hope to see you this Friday, November 1st at 6:30.

Family Bingo Night

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated at Conestoga Elementary November 4th to November 8th. We have scheduled this a week later than normal to coincide with the PA Alcohol Education Program that we are hosting. The Southern Regional Police Officers may be visiting classrooms on these special days as well. Listed below is a list of “themes” that we will be talking up at school.

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November 4 – Wear Red (show that you are drug-free)

November 5 – No School for Students

November 6 – Wear Sweats (warm up to a drug free life)

November 7 – Wear Crazy Socks (sock it to drugs)

November 8 – Wear a Team Shirt (team up against drugs)

Assembly/Concert Reminder

Bill WellingtonJust a reminder –  Our all-school assembly that your children will enjoy tomorrow during school, will also be performed tomorrow evening for all parents, children, relatives & friends.  Bill Wellington, Storyteller & Folk Musician, will start his evening concert at 6:30.  This event will bring our school community together for an evening of light-hearted fun. Along with Conestoga student performers, Bill’s music, songs, and stories make this event truly special and one that will have a big impact on our school. Hope to see you tomorrow evening!



Girls on the Run 2014

We need coaches to keep Girls On The Run going in the spring of 2014.  If you are interested, please contact Conestoga teacher and GOTR Head Coach Larisa Garpstas.  Or check out the Girls On the Run Lancaster website at  You are welcome to come visit a fall practice happening now on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00.

Girls on the Run of Lancaster is a non-profit organization whose mission is to use the power of running to educate and prepare girls in 3rd through 8th grades for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with a whole person approach:  physical, emotional, mental and social.  Our programs instill self-esteem through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships and physical training–all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff and the community.

Site applications are due January 6th.  Please see the website for more information and dates about the spring season!

Picture Retake Day – Date Changed

On the school calendar, it is listed that Conestoga’s picture retake day is November 27, 2013. However, since that is the day before our Thanksgiving break, Lifetouch has offered to change the date to November 12th. Please make note of the change if you are planning on getting your child’s picture retaken, or even taken for the first time in case of an absence on regular picture day. Pictures start at 9 a.m. sharp!