Final Call for Yearbook Orders

Just a reminder that this week is your last opportunity to order a Conestoga Elementary Yearbook for 2015-16 school year. This is a great keepsake for your child. Each yearbook costs $15 and will be distributed at the end of the school year. There will not be any extra yearbooks ordered, so please order today to reserve your book of Conestoga memories!!!


Penny Extravaganza Results

Our students love putting coins in the water cooler jugs. This year’s grand total raised during the two-week penny extravaganza was $765.31.  The PTO keeps this money to use for assemblies, offsetting field trip costs, and other fun activities for your children. Thank you to all the parents and families for your generous donations. The winning classes are listed below and have earned an ice cream treat from the PTO.

  • A.M. Kdg. – Mrs. Witmer
  • 1st grade – Mrs. Zurn
  • 2nd grade – Mrs. Brooks
  • 3rd grade – Mrs. Altdoerffer
  • 4th grade – Mr. Graham
  • 5th grade – Mrs. Eckroat
  • 6th grade – Mr. Mattern


Water Problem

At Conestoga Elementary we test our water daily for nitrate levels. Today for the first time since I have been here it tested slightly higher than is allowed, so for the time being we are going to have the students drink bottled water. Higher than normal levels are not safe for children under 6 months to drink. Even though our population is obviously over 6 months, I would rather provide bottled water until we test below the allowed range. Today a letter is coming home with your student that explains in more detail why levels of nitrates sometimes reach a higher level. We will test our water again tomorrow and again everyday when we come back from the holiday weekend to make sure our levels have gone back to our normal levels.

Wolfgang Candy News

Don’t forget – tomorrow is the candy pick up in the cafeteria starting at 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Here is the outcome of the sale:

Total sold – $13,257.00, 51% profit ($6,791.07)

Top classrooms (win dance workshop)

  • 1-M – $1,486.50
  • 4-O – $2,281.70

Top salesperson ($50 target gift card)

  • 1-M – John Wagner $448.00
  • 4-O – Gage Haddad $344.00

Top family (tickets to Regal Cinemas)

  • 1-M – John Wagner

Prizes will be given at candy order pick up tomorrow, March 16 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Pi Day

Pi day Today Conestoga’s Sixth Graders celebrated Pi Day.  The sixth grade will delved into the mathematical concept of Pi (or is it pie?), celebrating its usefulness, and best of all sampling pi (and pie).    3.14 couldn’t be any sweeter.


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Y Schedule Change

For those of you who use the Y program there is a schedule change for next week.  The Y will be closing all of its sites to allow for an all staff training day on Monday 3/21.  There will be no before school, Wrap or after school care that day.  All students who normally attend our program will either need to be picked up or take the bus home that day.  Hopefully, you were already notified by the Y if you use their services and were able to make other arrangements.