Social Studies in the Garden!

On some rainy days in early April, students planted the seeds in preparation for the Conestoga Diggers International Festival in June. Garden Seeds Garden Planting

The garden club and other students have carefully tended to the school garden and now it time for harvest!
On Tuesday, May 31st Conestoga Elementary students will harvest the food that was planted.
Then on Wednesday, June 1st and Thursday, June 2nd we’ll hold our special event to eat that food that was harvested.
When students planted their food in April, each grade was assigned a country to adopt as their own for the season. They learned about the foods and the customs surrounding meals of that country. Students have been preparing a presentation about their country and that information to share with the other classes.
On Wednesday, June 1st the primary International Festival will take place. Students in grades 1 (China), 2 (Australia), & 3 (Mexico) will spend the morning preparing their international food dish -using items that were grown in the school garden – and then in the afternoon put on their festival. Each grade will give a presentation and then share their prepared dish with the other students, allowing them all to try new foods from different countries with items that were grown right here at Conestoga Elementary.
On Thursday, June 2nd the intermediate International Festival will take place for grades 4 (Ethiopia), 5 (France), & 6 (England), following the same plan as the primary.
Kindergarten students, who adopted the country of Brazil, will celebrate their very own “Festivas Junias” (June Festivals) – just like they do in that country.
Check back with our blog soon to see photos of these very exciting events and how these students were able to experience SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE GARDEN!

Final Two Days of Lunch

Breakfast will have a few choices as usual on the last two days of school.  The lunch choices are listed below.

Monday, 6/6 “A lunch”
Chicken tender sandwich OR chicken patty sandwich
macaroni & cheese
stewed tomatoes
broccoli OR peas
assorted fruit

“B lunch”
Meatball sandwich OR sloppy joe

Tuesday, 6/7, “A lunch”
Italian cheese pizza OR French bread pizza
steamed corn
baby carrots with dip
assorted fruit

“B lunch”
Meatball sandwich OR sloppy joe

PTO Scholarship Winner

Once again this year, our PTO has awarded a $500.00 scholarship to a high school senior. This year’s winner is Leah Williamson, and her scholarship is for her pursuit in post-secondary education in Social Work.

Congratulations Leah!

BJ’s Membership

Just a reminder, the BJ’s membership forms from the PTO are due on Tuesday, May 31st.

6th Grade Graduation Assembly & Pool Party

Sixth Grade Recognition Ceremony


The 6th grade class of Conestoga Elementary cordially invites you to attend the recognition ceremony to be held in the all-purpose room. A pool party from 3 to 7 p.m. will follow, with a pool party “rain date” of June 5th.

Girls Open Gym Volleyball Canceled on 5/25

Due to a district playoff game hosted at PMHS for Wednesday, May 25th, we will not have open gym at night.  The last open gym for the spring is Wednesday, June 1st from 6 PM to 8 PM.  Mrs. Miller

Bringing the Library to YOU!

In conjunction with our summer reading program and the Lancaster Public Library, please plan to spend some summer time hours enjoying good books.


The Bookmobile will be at the following locations from 6/13 to 8/19.



Manor Heights Community Center:  Second & Fourth Tuesday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Eshleman Elementary: First & Third Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

West Willow UMC:  First & Third Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Martic Elementary:  Second Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Pequea Church:  Second & Fourth Tuesday, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Mt. Nebo UMC:  Second Monday, 11 – noon

Help Spread the Word

Please help spread the word…Any graduating senior from Penn Manor Class of 2016, who attended Conestoga Elementary, is invited to walk through the halls of their elementary alma mater on June 8th at 11 a.m. as we congratulate them on their accomplishment and wish them well! They should wear their cap and gown. Former teachers are welcome to join in the celebration as well.



Congratulations to our graduates!


Volleyball Open Gym Canceled on 5/18

For those who participate, due to the boys’ playoff game at Manheim Township on Wednesday, May 18th, we will not have volleyball open gym on Wednesday.  ~Mrs. Miller~