Planting the Seeds for Learning

All incoming kindergarten students and their parents and caregivers are invited to a Kindergarten Literacy Night at the school on Thursday, May 21st, from 6 to 7 p.m.

This fun-filled, informative evening is designed to introduce you and your child to Conestoga Elementary School and some of the staff members who will work with your children as they bloom and grow in kindergarten. There will be fun stations for you and your child to visit.


Please RSVP by Thursday, May 14th to or


Spring Fling

Come out to Comet Field on Friday May 8th for the Penn Manor Spring Fling! The Spring Fling will be held from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. and will include amusement rides, games, inflatable moon bounces and obstacle courses, food and much more. All proceeds from this carnival directly benefit Penn Manor student organizations. The night will end with a dazzling fireworks show that can’t be missed! Parking is free, but by donation to benefit the Penn Manor Family Fund.  Hope to see you all there!

Join or Renew BJ’s & Save

Be on the look out.  The PTO is once again sending home flyers from BJ’s, offering two great membership offers. One side of the flyer is the offer information and the other side is the actual application, which is due back to school on May 15th.

Talent Show & Ice Cream Social

We will once again be having an ice cream social after the Talent Show on Friday, May 1, 2015.

ice cream sundaeWe are asking students and families to donate toppings . . . . . such as sprinkles, whipped cream, cherries, nuts, chopped fruit, chopped cookies, candies, etc.  Please send in your donation to school or bring them with you the night of the talent show.

A huge thank you to Turkey Hill for donating the ice cream to our school!

Last Call for Spring Pictures

Dear Parents – If you have already paid for your portraits, thank you!

This is the last reminder to pay for Spring Portraits.

Select your favorites and pay online!

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, which is on your portrait package insert.
  3. Please return unpurchased portraits to your school.

Retirees and Outstanding Staff Honored

Penn Manor school district honored 11 retirees, with a combined 245 years of service, Tuesday night during the 36th annual Employee Recognition Dinner in the high school cafeteria. Conestoga’s own Learning Support Teacher, Maria Hayes, is one of the retirees.

Attendees watched a video presentation of comments by the retirees, each of whom will be remembered with a brick in the courtyard outside the Penn Manor High School auditorium. You can see the video by going to the main Penn Manor website.

Also honored Tuesday were 115 Penn Manor employees with 20 or more years of service and the Outstanding Employees and Teachers of the Year.

Shawn Beard, enterprise systems engineer, was honored as the Outstanding Elementary Employee of the Year, and Dottie Bleacher, Marticville Middle School secretary, was named Outstanding Secondary Employee of the Year.

Honored as Outstanding Educators were Amy Wiggins, Central Manor fourth-grade teacher, and Melissa McMichael, high school special-education teacher.

Congratulations to all, and best wishes, retirees. You will be missed!

Preschool Lunch & Learn

All preschool children, age 3 to pre-K, along with their parents/guardians, are invited to join us at Conestoga for the last preschool lunch and learn hour of the year.

  • Tuesday, May 12, from 11:45 to 12:45

Some of the advantages to having your child attend are:

  • Exposure to language and learning skills needed for kindergarten
  • Opportunity to meet the kindergarten teacher at Conestoga
  • Become familiar with the school building
  • An easier transition to kindergarten

Lunch is free for your preschooler, and adults may buy a school lunch or pack one. Lunch on May 12th is tacos, fiesta rice, corn, refried beans, milk.

Contact the school office at 872-9535, ext. 3500, to sign up. images