Attention: Incoming Kindergarten Families for the 2022-2021 School Year

Welcome to Kindergarten

Registration for incoming kindergarten students for the 2022-2023 school year opens on Monday, January 17th. A child is eligible for kindergarten if he/she will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022. You can learn more and begin the online registration process here. Attached to this link is a short video showing how to register your kindergartner.

Our kindergarten teachers are amazing. Please watch this short video so you can put a face with a name of all of our kindergarten teachers.

As an orientation to our kindergarten program, please watch this welcome video and information video that reviews curriculum and valuable information regarding our kindergarten programming.

Parents often ask for the best hints to prepare their child for kindergarten. This slide deck offers wonderful suggestions and activities to help prepare any kindergarten learner.

ATTENTION PARENTS OF PRESCHOOLERS:

Preschool children (ages 3 – Pre-K) and their parent/guardian are invited to attend our Preschool Lunch & Learn events at Conestoga Elementary School on the following dates:

  • February 9th (11:45-12:45)
  • March 15th (11:45-12:45)
  • April 7th (11:45-12:45)
  • Special evening event: May 19th (6:00-7:00 pm)

We’ll read a story, do a craft, and have pizza for lunch in the cafeteria.  Your child will even get to take home a free book AND check out a book from our school library.   

Please call our school office (717-872-9535) to RSVP.

Siblings are welcome, but activities will be geared toward ages 3-5.

We can’t wait to see our future students!

Penn Manor Job Fair

NEW YEAR – NEW CAREER!

Join us Monday, January 17, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Penn Manor High School. We have openings for full time custodians, part time building aides, part time food service, and nursing positions. Get an interview on the spot!

Check out our openings at:  http://www.applitrack.com/pennmanor/onlineapp

PTO January Meeting

PTO meeting 1/13/22 at 6:45
virtual meeting

Menu changes for this week

Thursday, Jan. 13 will be hot dog and baked beans

Friday, Jan. 14 – brunch for lunch

Penn Manor School District: Procedures for Emergency School Closings

Dear Penn Manor families,

Happy New Year! Now that we are fully in the season of cold weather, we would like to share information on emergency weather-related school closings. 

You may also be hearing about staff shortages in schools and businesses around Lancaster as a result of the pandemic. Penn Manor and our bus companies are experiencing increased staff absences, and we want to share the procedures we will follow should your child’s school need to temporarily shift to full remote learning due to staff shortages. Closures of this type may impact only individual schools or all schools in the district.

Weather-related closures
School closings and delays will be posted on the Penn Manor website and Twitter, and reported on local radio and television stations before 6:00 a.m., whenever possible. When inclement weather conditions result in an early closing, parents will be notified via automated phone call. Phone calls will NOT be made for closings/delays announced before the school day begins. Parents and caregivers should confirm that their phone number and email contact information in Sapphire is accurate. Please see emergency information on the Penn Manor website for details on how to keep your contact information current, as well as modified delay schedules.

Penn Manor has committed to using built-in weather make-up days prior to using flexible instructional days (also known as “cyber snow days”) approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. We will communicate additional information should built-in weather make-up days be exhausted. 

COVID-related closures
While the school district will attempt to avoid virtual instruction related to the pandemic, it may be necessary to shift to full remote instruction (either individual buildings or the entire school district) in the event that staffing is not available to properly operate building(s).

If the district shifts to full remote, students and faculty will follow the Full Remote Schedule that can be found at the links below.

Elementary Full Remote Schedule: Elementary Remote Schedule

Secondary Full Remote Schedule: Secondary Remote Schedule

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Should you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s building principal.

Sincerely,

Penn Manor School District 

“GIANT” Fundraiser Supports Student Food Programs

The GIANT Company is once again raising funds to help feed children through its “Round Up at the Register” program. From January 1 and through February 28, 2022, anyone who shops at Giant, Martin’s or Giant Heirloom Market stores can participate by “rounding up” their purchases to the next dollar. Last year, Penn Manor received nearly $11,000 from Giant to pay off cafeteria account balances for students whose families are struggling financially, so this program directly benefits Penn Manor students.

Reminder…Thursday, Dec. 23

Tomorrow is a 1:30 early dismissal. AM Kindergarten does NOT attend. PM Kindergarten DOES attend from 9:00 to 1:30 and eats lunch at school.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

Lunch and Learn Returns to Penn Manor

Penn Manor identifies the value in hosting children and families to school events prior to their enrollment in their first day of kindergarten. This allows all of our students to feel comfortable in school environments prior to the first day of school. We are delighted to announce the return of our early childhood Lunch and Learn program. All preschool children, age 3- Pre-K and their parent/guardian, are invited to attend the Lunch and Learn events scheduled at our seven elementary schools.

This once a month event will consist of story time, craft, lunch and a special visit to the library to check out books that will be returned the following month.  Lunch and Learn events are hosted in the middle day and every family in attendance is the recipient of the book we are featuring that month. Please take a look at the schedule attached for these lunch and learn events around district. We hope you consider attending.

Remember, siblings are welcome and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Winterwear Days

Mon. Dec. 20 wear plaid or flannel
Tues. Dec 21 wear ugly, nice or fun sweater
Wed. Dec 22 wear favorite winter socks
Monday, December 20 & Tuesday, December 21 & Wednesday, December 22