County Head Start for 3 and 4 year olds at Martic Elementary School

Do you have a child who is age 3 or 4? Are you looking for an exceptional school readiness program to kick start your child’s education?  Lancaster County Head Start may be what you are looking for

The Lancaster County Head Start program offers a 6 hour per day session Monday through Friday providing children with early childhood education emphasizing language, math, science, art, physical activity and social skills, family support services, nutritious meals and health screenings.   There is currently a Head Start classroom at Martic Elementary School and there are still spots available in that program.

Please contact Bobbie Frick for more information or to begin an application for your child at 717-299-7301 x 3012 or through email at

Limited Access to Playground

We have closed some areas of our playground because soft spots have developed under the foam padding, and we are concerned that the recent rains have weakened the ground in these areas. Until we are able to evaluate these spots and assure that the playground is safe to use, these areas will remain roped off.  I will post an update as soon as we are able to reopen the affected areas. Until then, please avoid these areas.

Back to School Night

Thank you to everyone that came out to visit Conestoga on Back to School Night.  The Penn Manor School District is looking to obtain parent feedback on the changes we have made to Back to School Night this year.  We kindly ask that you take a moment to complete this 4 question survey.  Parent Survey  We intend to use this information to help determine the effectiveness of the changes we made to Back to School Night.
Thank you for your participation!

Welcome Back!!

It is hard to believe that summer is over and school is starting tomorrow.  The staff here at Conestoga has been working hard to get our building ready for action.  We are scrubbed, organized and decorated.  We are starting this year with a couple of new faces, including Ashley Zook and Emily Noll, who will be in the health room, and Henry Kowalski and Rob Dillow who are our new custodians.  I also want to welcome Danielle Bardo, who will be providing academic support to some of our students and Olivia King, who is an IU 13 teacher. I know the Conestoga community will make them feel right at home.  Remember that the first couple of weeks your students may be a little late getting home because we are working hard at the end of the day to make sure over 300 students are getting on the right bus and are dropped off at the right bus stop.  Until everyone learns the routine, dismissal takes a little longer.  If there are ever any major delays in buses leaving the school we will post it on the blog.   Welcome to the 2018-19 school year.  We can’t wait to get started 🙂

Summer Reading Fun

I visited the Bookmobile at Conestoga Elementary this morning and found some super readers looking for new books.  Keep up the good work!

Looking for some exciting new books for your child?  Check out this list of recommendations from the Association for Library Services for children grades 3rd through 5th. ALSC_summerlist_3_5_2018  

Bookmobile will be at Conestoga Elementary School July 9th!

I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing summer.  Remember that the Lancaster Bookmobile will be at Conestoga Elementary School tomorrow from 9:30-10:30.  So stop in to visit the Bookmobile and check out some new summer books.  Keep reading 🙂

Conestoga Elementary School 2nd Monday of the month

9:30-10:30 a.m.

 July 9, Aug. 13
Eshleman Elementary School 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month

10:00-11:00 a.m.

 July 5 & 19, August 2
Manor Heights (Community Building) 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month

4:00-4:45 p.m.

 July 10 & 24, August 14
Millersville Manor (300 Lee Avenue) 2nd Thursday of the month

1:00-2:00 p.m.

 July 12, Aug. 9
Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church 2nd Monday of the month

11:00 a.m.- noon

 July 9, Aug. 13
Pheasant Ridge (Community Building) 2nd Thursday of the month

2:15-3:00 p.m.

July 12, Aug. 9
West Willow United Methodist Church 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month

11:15 a.m.- noon

 July 5 & 19, August 2

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Penn Manor School District will be operating on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, March 22nd.

Weather Announcement

Penn Manor School District is now closed.

Weather Announcement

All Penn Manor schools and offices are closed and evening activities are canceled for Wednesday, March 7, due to the governor’s declaration of a state of emergency.

Math Bowl Today

Today Martic Elementary is hosting the 4th grade math bowl.   Some visitors might encounter pipe line construction which sometimes delays traffic, I would encourage you to leave at least 30 minutes early to avoid any delays.

Martic Elementary’s phone number is 717-284-4128 in case you do experience a delay, please give the school a call.