Our Kindergarten and First Grade Classes Celebrate Thanksgiving a Little Early

Our kindergarten classroom learned about how the Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated the first Thanksgiving by playing the games they would have played and learning what life was like during that time and our first graders enjoyed a “Friends Thanksgiving” complete with popcorn, jelly beans, toast and of course lots of friends ūüôā

Conestoga Scientists

Mrs. Altdoerffer’s class created their own aquifers today to discover how many of us get our drinking water from under the ground. ¬†The students learned how pollutants on the surface of the soil can seep down to the underground aquifers and impact our drinking water. ¬†picture of science experiment using glass beaker Picture of 3rd grade students with science experiment goggles on picture of students reading science journals picture of students reading science journals

School Delay

All Penn  Manor schools will operate on a two-hour delay, with modified kindergarten, Friday, November 16, due to weather and road conditions. AM kindergarten runs from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; PM kindergarten runs from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m.

Book Fair!

Book Fair Just a reminder that our Book Fair is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  It will be open Wednesday evening until 7 PM.

Early Dismissal for Parent Conferences

Just a reminder that Penn Manor schools will follow an early dismissal schedule for all students on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7, 8 and 9.  Secondary schools will dismiss at 12:20 p.m.; elementary dismissal is 1:30 p.m.

Job Fair at Penn Manor

Penn Manor is having a Job Fair on 11/8/18 at the Penn Manor HS Cafeteria, from 1:00 Р5:00 pm.  There will be on-site interviews for the following positions:  building aides, custodians, and food service.  Flexible and Collaborative environment.

Heart Healthy Presentation

Molly Emrich from the American Heart Association came to Conestoga and did a great presentation on steps we can take to keep our hearts healthy.  She also provided information on the Kids Heart Challenge in December.   As part of the presentation we had the opportunity to wear some stylish glasses:)

Our students also have the opportunity to participate in an art contest and create their own heart hero.  PSCH-AHA-HeART-contest-flyer-2018-2019-1

Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday Meals

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                       


Every year Penn Manor School District assists families in need with Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday meals.  We would like to make this process more uniform across the district. We will be collecting the food listed below between October 29th and November 9th.  If you have a child in one of these grades, please consider donating.


Kindergarten-boxed mashed potatoes

1st grade-boxed stuffing

2nd grade-canned corn

3rd grade-canned green beans

4th grade-canned sweet potatoes

5th grade-canned cranberry sauce

6th grade-canned gravy (NO GLASS)

7th grade-applesauce (NO GLASS)  8th grade-Cornbread or Muffin Mix (WATER BASED)


If your family is able and willing to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child‚Äôs school secretary by November 9th.¬† Make your check payable to Penn Manor Family Fund and on the memo line write ‚ÄúHoliday Food Basket.‚ÄĚ

PTO Reminder

Just a reminder that the PTO meeting is tomorrow.  We have a short presentation for our 5th and 6th grade parents about our 1-1 Laptop Program at 6:30 and then our regular PTO meeting will begin.

Game Night Winners

Not only did these students have a great time at Game Night but they were raffle winners.  Congratulations and thank you to all the companies that donated these certificates.

Family Game Night Raffle Winners 2018
Choo Choo Barn
1. Levi Peiffer 2-B
Village Greens Mini Golf
1. Claire Roberts 4-G
Lancaster Science Factory
1. Kiley Adams 4-G
2. Parker Rineer 2-G
Laser Dome Certificate
1. Jackson Showalter 2-G
Strasburg Railroad
1. Gavin Harsh 3-F
2. Zoey Groff 6-S
Go N Bananas
1. Zoey Groff 6-S
2. Natalie Wunderlich 1-M
3. Willow Hurrell-Milligan 5-F
4.Austin Gallagher 3-F