Summer Learning Activity

Do you know of a student in kindergarten-9th grade who would benefit from a summer learning program? The Lancaster Partnership for Learning Equity is launching a 4 week, FREE, fully remote learning program with live instruction, free materials, and access to computers for those who lack devices. Register today as space is limited…

Check out an article about the program in Lancaster Online!

Registration to be open through the weekend, but space is limited depending on availability, so immediate registration is encouraged.

Summer Garden Camp

The Edible Classroom is pleased to invite Penn Manor students to register for one of our two Garden Camps being held at Conestoga Elementary. Interested families should visit our website https://www.theedibleclassroom.org and look for the Conestoga button on our homepage or in the dropdown menu on our Programs tab.

Important – Input sought from parents on school reopening for 2020-2021

Penn Manor School District plans to reopen our schools for the 2020-2021 school year, and it’s important that families feel comfortable about sending their children back to school.

Current guidance from the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Health indicates that we will have to implement social distancing, which will impact the number of students on buses, maximum class sizes, and movement throughout our school buildings.

We would like your input as we develop our programs and the district’s health and safety plan, which is required before we can reopen. Please fill out this survey by June 26, 2020. Thank you for your input!

The PTO’s Gift to Mrs. Falk

In honor of Mrs. Falk’s dedication to Conestoga Elementary and in celebration of her retirement the PTO placed a commemorative stone in our garden. We will miss you Mrs. Falk!

PM Virtual Coding Camp

This summer we will be offering a Virtual Opportunity for students who will be going into 5th and 6th grade in the fall.

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  • Students will have an initial online meeting with Mrs. Keller or Mrs. Foster in June they will join a CSFirst classroom online to 
  • receive coding instructions and access to Google’s CSFirst coding videos.
  • After the initial CSFirst sessions, students will be able to navigate the self-paced lessons to create fun engaging coding projects.
  • Click on the ink to complete a form if you are interested in participating https://forms.gle/2HPeYyqFBsjzEmEq8 there is no cost in participating.
  • Internet is required.  This camp is available to Penn Manor students at no cost.

MU/PMSD Study Buddy Program – Update & Feedback

Dear Penn Manor Families,

Thank you for your participation in our Penn Manor/Millersville University Buddy Program.  Millersville students & Penn Manor families have expressed interest in continuing this program over the summer.  GREAT NEWS!  While there will not be the traditional, school year academics, our Millersville buddies are happy to continue with specific areas of educational need.  For example: multiplication tables, spelling words, reading/writing, even telling time, are skills we can continue to work on throughout the summer.  In lieu of the academic piece during the school year, are there any additional subjects, hobbies, and/or extracurriculars that you would like the Buddies to (remotely) meet about?  For example: maybe a specific sport, type of art, music, video games, etc.

Please complete the form HERE to give us valuable insight as we grow the program in the future and to help us pair buddies who are wishing to continue throughout the summer.

Did you see…this program was featured in the May 20th edition of the Merchandiser/Advertiser!  The article was titled, “MU Supports PM’s Transition to Online Learning.”  Our Millersville students strive to share compassion and contribute to public mission while we all navigate these unchartered times.  We hope that your child was able to benefit from this virtual relationship.

We look forward to hearing from you soon,

Allison, Lori, and Nazli

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Class of 2020 We are so proud of you!!

Pick Up Today

Just some reminders for our pick up today.

Please also use this time if you need to return items to your teachers or the school. If you have a library book or a book you borrowed from a classroom library please return it today.

As long as you are staying in the district your child may keep the school computer.

Please stay in your car and have the person receiving the belongings wear a mask.

It is hard sometimes to recognize people with their masks on so please consider having a sign with your child’s name on it.

Just a reminder that conversations will need to be brief so we can keep traffic moving.

Information on End of School Year Events!

To all our Conestoga Families we would like to update you on some upcoming events. We will be celebrating our sixth grade students on May 27th. On that date at 1:15 PM we will post our virtual graduation. We hope you will join us in wishing them the best and enjoying the program we created. We will have a gift bag for all of our 6th graders that they will be able to pick up on Tuesday the 26th. When the 6th graders come to pick up their bags they should also drop off their items for the time capsule.

We would like to invite all of our families to enjoy a drive-thru visit to Conestoga to pick up your child’s belongings on Tuesday, May 26th. This will include yearbooks if your child ordered one. Students in grades  K-2 may pick up their belongings between 1:30-3:30 and grades 3-6 may pick up their belongings from 3:30 to 6:30. We realize that many of our families have multiple students at our school and will need to pick up all their belongings at one time. Please email Mrs. Ragland or your classroom teacher with the names of the children and when you think you will be able to do a pick up, and we will group belongings together.  If the grade level time does not suit and you need to come at a different time, just let us know.  Please realize that we need to organize this event so that we can get everything to everyone without creating a traffic jam.  Please also use this time if you need to return items to your teachers or the school. As long as you are staying in the district your child may keep the school computer. If you are moving out of the district please return it on the 26th.
Here are some safety guidelines for our drive through pick up.
*Follow all traffic patterns and/or traffic cones. *Please stay inside your car and a staff member will hand you the bags.
*We ask that the person lowering the car window to receive the bags be wearing a mask, as our staff will be wearing masks too.   *Depending on the traffic behind you at the time, please be mindful that conversations will need to be brief. *Remember that we are smiling behind our masks.

We are also planning to celebrate the Class of 2020 who graduated from Conestoga. That will be posted at 11:00 AM on our blog. Please join us in looking back at seeing how far these Conestoga graduates have come.

TO RECAP

So pick up is May 26th, primary is from 1-3:30 PM and intermediate from 3:30-6:30 PM. On the May 27th a celebration of the Class of 2020 will be posted at 11:15 and then our celebration of the Class of 2026 will be posted at 1:15. A hard copy of your child’s report card will be mailed to you on the last day of school. It will be posted in your child’s Sapphire account the following week. It has been a strange school year, but I am proud of how hard everyone has worked to help end the school year on a successful note.