Square1Art Fundraiser Update

Due to recent events of COVID-19 we are ending our fundraiser sooner than planned. 


Sale ends April 9th (no paper orders will be accepted)

Order now for free shipping

If you haven’t received your child’s catalog and don’t have the access code, please email Danielle.bardo@pennmanor.net for the code.

Once school is back in session, the free stickers with your child’s artwork will be distributed to those who haven’t received their catalog.

If you placed an order before April 9th, email Danielle.bardo@pennmanor.net with a time you can pick up items CURBSIDE (please stay in your vehicle and pull up to the curb) at Conestoga Elementary on April 28th between the hours of 9:00am and 2:30pm.

Don’t want to place an order at this time……Square1Art never deletes your child’s art access code. What does this mean?  You can place an order via phone in the upcoming years, pay for shipping and have it delivered directly to your home. Best of all, Conestoga Elementary still receives benefits from all orders!  ***Please note, if you purchase a school wall tile after April 9th they will be delivered to your home. Once school is back in session you would bring the tile to the school to be displayed.***

Thank you to everyone who has already participated in our fabulous art fundraiser!   A special thank you to Miss Fasnacht for helping all our artists with their projects! 

Click below to order online now. 

Report Cards

Third marking period report cards will be uploaded today, April 3rd. Parents will need to access their child’s Sapphire account in order to review.

Additionally, any student with an Academic Support Plan and/or IEP can also locate their third quarter progress reports in their student Sapphire account.

Accessing a Sapphire Account


Log in  here for existing accounts.

Here are directions of how to locate the documents in Sapphire.

Availability of InformationStudent attendance and grading information is available to parents of student in grades 3-12 via Sapphire. The website is: https://sapphire.pennmanor.net/CommunityWebPortal/. Teachers generally update grade information every two weeks.

Student Accounts
A Sapphire login account is comprised of a username, password and security pin code. Student account information are initially given to new incoming 7th graders in August. Students who did not receive initial login instructions or those who are newly enrolled should visit the main school office for login information.

Parent Accounts
Parents and guardians are encouraged to create private login separate from their child’s account. Do so by visiting: https://sapphire.pennmanor.net/CommunityWebPortal/Welcome.cfm and clicking on the Community Portal Application link under the Getting Started section of the site.

Step One of the account creation process is the entry of a keyword. The keyword is: comets

Next, parents will be required to accept the site policy and then complete the online account application.

Finally, Parents must fill out the form electronically.  Be sure to include all of your children that are enrolled in the Penn Manor School District under the “Children Information” section so that they are all linked to your account. Once you have completed all required fields, press “Save and Continue”.

Once your application has been reviewed by the Sapphire Administrator, and approved, you will receive an email at the email address you provided with your assigned PIN. You will then use your selected UserName and Password and the assigned PIN to access Sapphire as a parent.

Parent account holders may also setup email notifications that signal when teachers have posted grades and/or other information to their student’s online Backpack.

Lost Passwords
For security reasons, the district will not disclose username or password information over the phone or via email. Parents or students who have lost passwords may stop by the main office of their school to have the password reset. Parents may be asked to produce proper identification to retrieve their student’s account information.

Sapphire is compatible with Linux, Mac and Windows systems running a current web browser. We recommend the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome

AntiVirus, Spyware and System Patches
We strongly encourage all parents and students to keep their AntiVirus software up-to-date and apply all security patches released by Microsoft. Also, consider running an anti-SpyWare program for Windows such as AdAware or Spybot on a regular basis. A free Anti-Virus software package is available from AVG and may be downloaded here. Parents are also encouraged to stay abreast of Microsoft system patches via Windows Update.

Browser Cookies & Pop-Up Windows

Please note that in order for Sapphire to function properly, Cookies must be accepted for pennmanor.net via your web browser. Sapphire may utilize pop-up windows to notify users of important information and announcements. For this reason, please turn off any pop-up blocking software you may use when you enter the website and turn it back on after you log out. Sapphire never uses pop-ups for advertisements.Contact
Questions, problems, and suggestions regarding Sapphire can be directed to: sapphiresupport@pennmanor.net

PTO Scholarships

As a reminder to seniors…Conestoga Elementary School is accepting applications for the Senior Scholarship provided by the PTO to students who attended Conestoga Elementary School. You can email your documents to amsr14@icloud.com to be considered for the scholarship. Deadline is tomorrow 4/3/2020.

Remote Learning

Penn Manor educators have developed continuity of education plans to help students continue learning from home while our schools are closed. 

Here is a link to the resources.

These are optional, ungraded learning activities that students can complete from home. The resources have been developed to meet a variety of students’ needs and may not be the same across our school district. 

Teachers will be accessible to students and parents and will respond to any questions about the learning activities in a timely manner.

Currently, schools are scheduled to reopen April 9, but that date may change depending on Governor Wolf’s orders.

Thank you for your support of your child’s education in this challenging time.

Counseling Information

Dear Penn Manor Families,

Hello there!  We hope that this message finds you all well!  During this school closing period, not only will there be optional academic offerings, but continued support through our school counselors. The best way to reach us during this time is via email. Subscribing to the school counseling blog is a great way to access additional activities and support. It can be accessed at http://blogs.pennmanor.net/k6counseling

Also, please know that county agencies are still available. A few are listed below:

  • Lancaster County Crisis Intervention – (717) 394-2631
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741741
  • Wellspan Philhaven Access Center – (717) 273-8871
  • Lancaster County Mental Health America – (717) 397-7461
  • United Way of Lancaster County – 211 
  • Compass Mark Community (717) 299-2831 
  • Safe2Say 1-844-5-SAYNOW (1-844-572-9669) 

During the school closing, please utilize the following site for Mental Health and Community Resources: Mental Health and Community Resources.

As always, you have our continued support. We are here if you need us!

Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors

Kimberly Juba- Conestoga / Martic Elementary  kimberly.juba@pennmanor.net

Samantha Strosser- Letort / Eshleman Elementary samantha.strosser@pennmanor.net 

Nichole Hinkle- Hambright Elementary nichole.hinkle@pennmanor.net 

Michele Semple- Pequea Elementary michele.semple@pennmanor.net

Shannon Madara- Central Manor Elementary shannon.madara@pennmanor.net

Square1Art Update

Due to unforeseen circumstances and the inability to distribute our Square1Art products, we have decided to push our order deadline to the end of April. Orders can be made online or by phone directly to Square1Art. Products will be distributed in May.

If you haven’t received your child’s personalized catalog, please contact Danielle at: danielle.bardo@pennmanor.net with your child’s full name and teacher. She will provide you with your child’s access code.

Click on the link below to order online after you have received your access code.


Square 1 Art Fundraiser

Our catalogs arrived and were sent home Friday.

ORDERING IS HAPPENING NOW!!! Place orders online at: square1art.com/shop or by phone to 888.332.3294 ext.1

The Deadline to order has been extended to April 2, 2020.

Early Dismissal Friday, March 13, 2020

Reminder that this Friday is an early dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 pm. PM Kindergarten will attend from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and eat lunch at school. There will be NO AM Kindergarten.

School Board Meeting