We would like to encourage you to join the many parents who already send in checks for their child’s breakfasts/lunches, either weekly, monthly, or even pay online. This enables a smooth lunch line experience for the children, as well as less chance to lose money in school or out at recess. If you do send in money, please make sure it’s in a sealed envelope and have your child’s name and teacher written on the outside.
Children need healthy meals to learn. Penn Manor School District offers healthy breakfast and lunch meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.25 and lunch costs $2.25. If your child qualifies for free or reduced meals, please remember that this includes the breakfast meal, too. Reduced price for breakfast is $.30 and reduced lunch is $.40.
At the beginning of the year, all students got a free and reduced meal application for you to fill out and return, if desired. If circumstances have changed in your household, please let us know you need another form and we will gladly send one home with your child.
Our buses may be running late today because the run from the high school and middle school took longer than expected. Please be patient, it takes a while until the drivers have their runs down pat.
Well it is that time of year again. Summer goes amazingly fast and then before you know it the first day of school is right around the corner. While I love the slow pace of summer, I am ready for the excitement and energy of the first day of school! The Conestoga staff has been working tirelessly to get the building ready to welcome back our returning students and to welcome some new faces to our building. Speaking of new faces, we have several new teachers that have joined our Conestoga team this year. Alison Witmer is our new kindergarten teacher, Megan Miller is our new first grade teacher, Ellen Finger joins us as our Academic Support teacher, Bethany Bachman is our new school nurse, and Jason Binkley and John Young join us as our new physical education teachers. We want to extend a big welcome to all of them and are very excited that they are at Conestoga Elementary this year. We know they will find this a positive and supportive learning environment because here at Conestoga, we follow three main rules: thinking safety first, using our time wisely, and treating everyone with kindness and respect. We care and support each other as we learn and grow.
Speaking of safety, I do want to pass on some reminders for the new school year. Our school day starts at 9 and ends at 3:25. The doors into the main lobby stay locked until 8:45, so please do not drop your child off any earlier than that time unless a prior arrangement has been made because of a before school activity. Also, if you need to change your child’s end of day transportation you didn’t send a note in with your child that morning, please let us know before noon that day. That gives us plenty of time to let the teacher and your child know of the change and make sure he or she gets into the correct line at the end of the day. The last reminder is that if you are dropping off something in the morning, please leave it in the office and we will have your child or the teacher come down and get it at a time that doesn’t interrupt the class. I appreciate your cooperation and support. One last thing to remember – it takes a while in the first few weeks of school for all of our bus drivers to get their bus runs down. What that means is that it will take a little longer for your child to get home the first two weeks of school. They are just being very careful to make sure the right child gets off at the right stop. The times get gradually shorter as the days go on. Again welcome back. I know this is going to be a wonderful and exciting school year.
There is no increase in either breakfast or lunch prices from last year to this year.
- Elementary Lunch – $2.25
- Reduced Lunch – 40¢
- Milk – 60¢
- Adult Lunch – $3.50
Breakfast service will start the first day of school (August 25, 2014). Breakfast the first day will be French toast sticks.
- Elementary Breakfast – $1.25
- Reduced Breakfast – no charge
- Adult Breakfast – $1.90
“A” lunch for the first day of school is:
- Chicken Tenders
- Fluffy Whipped Potatoes
- California Blend Vegetables
- Chilled Assorted Fruit
- Choice of Milk
“B” lunch is Hamburger on a roll instead of chicken tenders. (everything else is the same)
“C” lunch for the first day of school is:
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich and String Cheese
“D” lunch for the first day of school is:
- Yogurt & String Cheese
“S” lunch will be served on Wednesdays, and that is a salad plate.
LOW COST – HIGH LIMIT STUDENT ACCIDENT GROUP INSURANCE
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.
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
The link below is all you need to enroll now.