School Year Extended

Due to the recent weather cancellations, school will now be in session for all students on April 21 and June 9. The school year has been extended by one day and will continue to be extended in the event that school must be canceled again because of weather conditions.

Here is the complete list of weather-related calendar changes:

*Friday, February 14 – School is in session for all students.

*Friday, March 28 – School is in session for all students.

*Thursday, April 17 – School is in session for all students.

*Monday, April 21 (for missed day on January 21) – School is in session for all students.

*Monday, June 9 (for missed day on January 22) – School is in session for all students.

Once again we are asking for your help. Unless it’s an emergency, we would like whatever dismissal plans are in place for your child to remain the same on any given day. Too often teachers get late emails or calls concerning pick up. There have been many times where dismissal notifications were missed due to the time of day they were received. Once students are on the bus, it’s very chaotic getting them off the bus.  We’ve adopted new Conestoga PROUD characteristics this year, one of them being THINK SAFETY FIRST, and we are trying to have dismissal run as safely AND smoothly as possible. Thank you for helping us in this matter.

Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Employee Awards

Penn Manor School District is seeking nominations for the Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Employee Awards to be presented later this school year to two teachers and two staff members. Nominations are being solicited until Feb. 28, 2014, from parents/guardians, students and colleagues of Penn Manor staff members.

Nomination forms, complete information on the intent of the awards and a list of past recipients are available at http://www.pennmanor.net/district/outstanding-educatoremployee-information/. Links to the nomination form and previous recipients also are available below.

The Outstanding Educator Awards should be based on a teacher’s ability to promote academic growth in his/her students and for outstanding pupil-teacher relationships. A person may nominate one elementary teacher, one secondary teacher or one teacher on each level. The nominee must currently be employed by Penn Manor School District.

Nominations for the Outstanding Employee Awards should be based on the staff member’s ability to support the educational program and the quality of his/her relationships with staff and students. A person may nominate one elementary staff member, one secondary staff member or one employee on each level. The nominee must currently be employed by Penn Manor School District.

Stage Curtain

Thank you to the students who raised Cruising for Conestoga money that enabled the PTO to buy a new stage curtain for our school. It’s just one of the many ways the PTO gives back to our students and families at Conestoga.

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Early Dismissal Today

Just a reminder that today is an early dismissal for elementary students. School will be dismissing at 1:30 PM.

Board Meeting Rescheduled

The board meeting originally scheduled for January 21st, has been rescheduled to January 27th. Please click the link below.

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PTO Breakfast Meeting

The PTO meeting that was to take place tomorrow morning will now take place next Friday, January 31st at 8:30. Hope you can make it.

Possible Weather Changes

Kindergarten parents  please check the blog or listen to the news channels for information on our schedule for K tomorrow if Penn Manor ends up having a two hour delay.

 

Penn Manor School District is planning the following schedule changes in the event school is delayed or canceled for Tuesday, January 21, because of weather:

If there is a two-hour delay Tuesday:

The elementary school early dismissal will be cancelled.  K parents please check the blog or listen to the new channels to see what the schedule is for K
The secondary in-service day will proceed as scheduled.

If school is cancelled Tuesday:

The secondary in-service day and elementary early dismissal will move to Wednesday, January 22. Students in grades 7-12 will not have school, and students in grades K-6 will have a 1:30 p.m. early dismissal on Wednesday.

Cycle Days

Cycle days are confusing enough, but to have to change them and keep changing them because of weather events, well that’s a whole different story. So let me update you as of today, so you’re sure to send sneakers, instruments, etc. with your child on the correct cycle day.

  • 1/17 – Day 4 (full day)
  • 1/20 – NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday)
  • 1/21 – Day 1 (early dismissal at 1:30)
  • 1/22 – Day 5
  • 1/23 – Day 6
  • 1/24 – Day 1

Hopefully this helps AND stays the same. Reminder that report cards will be distributed on 1/30 instead of 1/29, as stated on the calendar.