PERKS is a story time for tots ages 1 to 5. It will be held on December 4, 2013, at Eshleman Elementary from 9:30 to 10:15. The school is located at 545 Leaman Avenue in Millersville. 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.
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Three local families will get a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, thanks to the efforts of students at Conestoga Elementary school, who took part in a “Fall Turkey Chase.”
Recess Running Club encourages students to run, walk or jog during their recess to improve their heart health. The club has been in place for years, but this year, Mrs. Young, physical education teacher, added the “Fall Turkey Chase” challenge.
From mid-September to mid-November, every class is encouraged to “catch a turkey for Thanksgiving” by logging at least 200 laps, or 30 miles, at recess every Tuesday and Thursday. That’s the distance from the schools to Esbenshade Turkey Farm in Paradise.
Conestoga’s second grade logged the most laps – 800, the equivalent of 120 miles – but pupils in all grades at rose to the challenge, logging a total of more than 1,600 miles, enough to “catch” 25 imaginary turkeys.
Mrs. Young said the activity served a dual purpose. “It was good for the students and good for the community,” she said. “Kids giving back – is there anything better than that?”
A BIG thank you to our parent volunteers who help make the effort a success.
A BIG thank you to Esbenshade Turkey Farm for donating the turkeys.
The school’s goal was to collect 7,500 box tops this fall. We collected (drum roll, please) 7,597, which translates in to $759.70 being raised for the PTO. By sending in boxtops, our school is able to earn money for the PTO, who fund many assembly programs, furnish classrooms with supplies on a regular basis, pay for field trip buses, etc.
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The annual high school fall play this year is called “The Foreigner”, and it will be on November 22 & November 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school.
If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Melissa Mintzer, Assistant Director at the high school at email@example.com or 872-9520 ext. 1515.