Letter Sent Home Today

Below is a letter that will be coming home with your child today regarding an incident that happened after school in the 3200 block of Main Street yesterday.

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Workshop for our Kindergarten Teachers and our Early Childhood Providers

Ninety percent of a child’s brain is developed by age 5.  This is a startling fact for many kindergarten teachers within the Penn Manor School District.  This fact alone justifies the reason that our district teams so closely with our local early childhood providers.

On December 14th we hosted our annual early childhood training.  The topic this year was based on the book, Powerful Interactions: How to Connect With Children to Extend Their Learning, by Laura Dombro, Judy Jablon and Charlotte Stetson.   Our team was reminded about the best way to interact with children and parents to build a relationship grounded in trust and partnering that allows the best possible outcome for all of our youngest learners.    There were ten different preschools represented at the training.  Those preschools included; Jenkins School, Kids Express Preschool, Mt. Nebo Preschool, Pequea Preschool, Preschool Express, Stepping Stones, St. Philips preschool and Willow Street UCC preschool.    Funds were made possible for this training through the Penn Manor Educational Foundation and also an early childhood grant through OCDEL (Office of Childhood Development and Early Learning).

Our team of early childhood educators, kindergarten teachers and Susan Long our presenter at our early childhood training on December 14, 2016.

Thank you Conestoga Wagon, Local Families and Churches

The Conestoga Wagon, its patrons, generous residents, and talented ladies of nearby churches have once again provided tons of gifts, toys, meals, gift cards, hats, scarves, and mittens to be used for Conestoga Elementary School’s children and their families. Our wonderful school community continues to show t hat the spirit of giving to others is alive and well.


Landis Valley’s Traveling “Trunk Show”

Yesterday, thanks to a grant from the Penn Manor Education Foundation, Landis Valley presented their “Traveling Trunk” stations on colonial America to both of the fifth grade classes at Conestoga.   The students rotated through four different 25 minute hands-on stations where they learned about archaeology, wool pulling and weaving, reverse glass painting, thaumatropes (or “Wonder Turner”), and starting a fire with flint and steel.

We are sure that your children had a lot to tell you about last evening about our busy morning and to show you what they made!  Below are a few pictures of our fun and educational morning.

In addition, Sheri Brown from Landis Valley wanted to make all families aware of a FREE event they are having tomorrow evening (December 16) at Landis Valley.   There will be a large bonfire outside with hot apple cider and cookies.  They will also have many of the buildings at Landis Valley open and decorated for Christmas.  If you have never had the opportunity to visit Landis Valley, this is an event to see during the holidays…..and it’s FREE!

Lunch Menu Switched

Conestoga Families,

Next week the lunch menu will switch on Monday, December 12, and Wednesday, December 14.

Monday, December 12 is Pizza Sticks, and Wednesday, December 14 is now Popcorn Chicken.

Weather Announcement


School closings and delays will be reported on local radio and television stations before 6 a.m., whenever possible. They also will be posted on the district website, mobile phone app and Twitter feeds. You can also call the inclement weather hotline at 872-9500, ext. 2333, to find out the status of Penn Manor schools.

When inclement weather conditions develop during the day, resulting in an early closing, parents will be notified via automated phone call. High school and middle school students will generally be dismissed first, followed by elementary students. Phone calls will NOT be made for closings/delays announced before the school day begins.

Other information is on the link above.

Santa Shoppe Craft Show Tonight

Join us for a fun Santa Shoppe Craft Show tonight. There will be craft vendors offering their items at kid friendly prices of $10 and under.  Cash or checks only will be accepted for purchases.

Please enter Pequea from the side doors, where the parking lot is located.