Conestoga Student Performs in the Nutcracker

Conestoga student Milania S. along with another Penn Manor student will perform in the 28th annual Nutcracker performance by Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet Academy. This holiday tradition has been performed for nearly three decades and is held the first weekend in December at Lancaster Mennonite High School. 
Milania will dance in the famous “Snow Scene” as well as parts of “Butterfly,“ “Cook” & “Party
Girl” in the opening scene. It is a great honor for her to have made the cut for the grand “Snow
Scene.” Locals can see The Nutcracker Dec. 3rd at 6:30, Dec. 4th at 1:00 and 6:00 and Dec. 5th at 2:30.
The Nutcracker ballet tells a magical tale of international delight and has been beloved around
the world since the late 1800s when the show debuted. 

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Conestoga Student Makes Donation to The Loft

Adrianna C. has been working for the past month making rubber-band bracelets and selling them on-line with the help of her parents. She sent a video out explaining she wanted to raise money for a great cause. Each bracelet was sold for $3, but many others gave more for the charity. The check, for over $600, was received by Joy Meley, Penn Manor School District Social Worker on behalf of The Loft. The Loft is a charitable organization that helps families in need with food and clothing as well as other amenities. Mrs. Meley explained to Adrianna how helpful this donation will be to members of the Penn Manor community.

Adrianna and Mrs. Meley with check

Former Conestoga Student Builds Pergola for Garden

Anders Nordstrom and members of the Boy Scout Troop 146 planned, designed and built a pergola near the garden at Conestoga. Anders wanted to give back to the school he attended and worked to coordinate the efforts of his Troop. This included working with Conestoga Township and district administration as well as acquiring all of the supplies for the project. There were some unforeseen issues along the way, but after those setbacks the scouts got to work and the pergola is now available for members of the school and the community. It is a great addition to the garden program and Edible Classroom that provides lessons to all students at Conestoga during the school year and various Penn Manor students during the summer.

Conestoga 3rd Graders Experience Ag in the Classroom

Thanks to Penn Manor High School students and community members, Conestoga 3rd graders were able to learn first hand about different areas of agriculture careers. Students learned about poultry, sheep, hogs, dairy farming and fruit and vegetable farming. A big thank you to community members for sharing their experience and knowledge. Community members included Mr. and Mrs. Hess (Hogs), Mrs. Brenneman (fruits and vegetables), and Mr. and Mrs. Stoner (dairy farming). Below are pictures from the different sessions.

Conestoga Honors Veterans Day

Students wore Red, White, and Blue and completed different activities to learn and to honor all the Veterans and families who sacrifice so much for us all.

Important for all parents: Sapphire Parent Portal needed for report card distribution 2021-2022

This year we are taking the next step to save paper, toner and become a digital school. We will be posting ALL report cards to your sapphire parent portal. This means it is important to make sure you are ready to receive that information. Everyone signed up for a Sapphire parent portal account when they registered their child. This is great news.

Now is the time to ensure you know your log in information. Please consider taking a minute to check…. log in and make sure you have what you need. If not, we have a little bit of time before report cards are released. If you forget your password use the login screen and select the Forgot Your Password link. This should help.

If you are still having difficulty submit a ticket to

If you feel you do not have a parent portal set up, I am attaching the directions for how to sign up. Please do so ASAP and be sure and confirm this digital subscription via your email. Thank you.


PTO Sponsored Trunk or Treat

Thank you to all the families and staff who made the Trunk or Treat a success this past Halloween. A special thank you to the Conestoga Volunteer Fire Company for coming and supporting this event.

4th Grade – Reading Folklore Genre Day

As a culminating activity about the Folktales, Myths, and Fairy Tale Genre, 4th Grade students dressed as their favorite character. Led by Paul Bunyan (Mrs. Mehalick) and Babe The Blue Ox (Mrs. Ochs) students came as Pecos Bill, The Wolf and the Three Little Pigs, Thor, Jack and the Giant, Fairy Godmother, The Lion and the Mouse, Little Red Riding Hood and many other characters.

Conestoga Pumpkin Patch Contest Winners

The Pumptacular winners for this year with their creative pumpkins. Congratulations to Parker, Ceci and Bear. Thanks to our PTO for supporting this event.