Early Head Start Home Based Program

September 5, 2019

Early Head Start is now accepting applications for birth to three year olds, as well as expectant mothers, in the Penn Manor School District!

Early Head Start Home Based program offers: 

  • Weekly home visits to support your child’s development through parent-child activities and to support parent education
  • Group Socializations twice per month
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Health, Nutrition, and Mental Health Support

This is a free program for income-eligible families

Contact us for more information about the Early Head Start Home-Based Program, including eligibility, at EarlyHeadStart@iu13.org or call 717-606-1792. Check out our website by clicking HERE. http://www.iu13.org/LancasterEHS

Penn Manor and Conestoga Spiritwear SALE!

Our first PTO fundraiser is a Spiritwear sale. You can order shirts, sweatpants, or sweatshirts with the Conestoga or Penn Manor logo. Check out sample sizes and view Spiritwear looks at our Open House on August 28th from 4-6 pm in the lobby.

Welcome Back to School!!!

It is hard to believe that summer is over and school is starting.  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 Michelle Crosby in the IU 13 classroom, Carol Ragland as our new secretary, Danielle Bardo will be our new library assistant starting September 17th, Shawna Showalter is our new reading assistant, and Caroline Lovett is our new 3rd grade teacher.  We also welcome a new bus driver on bus 134 , Stacy Reynolds.

Remember that the first couple of weeks of school 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 Conestoga Blog. Welcome to the 2019-20120 school year, we can’t wait to get started.

Attached you will see the lunch menus for August. Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year, we can’t wait to get started.

How to Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch

It is not too early to see if your child qualifies for a free or reduced price breakfast or lunch. You can apply online through the Penn Manor Website if you go to www.pennmanor.net and at the bottom of the page you will see a listing of Support Agencies, click on words Free and Reduced Lunch Application and it will take you to the School Cafe website. You will need to set up an account and then complete the application form. You can also go to the PA Department of Human Services website at www.compass.state.pa.us . If you are unable to complete the form online please fill out the attached form and send it in to school and we can help you complete the process.

Free Books for Children under the Age of Five

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library teams with the United Way of Lancaster to allow families to sign up for free books for children under the age of 5 years of age. Follow this link to sign up: https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/affiliate/PALANCASTER/

The benefits of exposing children to books at an early age are endless. When children are read to at an early age, they have greater general knowledge, expand their vocabulary and become more fluent readers. They also have improved attention spans and better concentration. These are great prerequisites before entering kindergarten.

The Bookmobile is Coming to Conestoga !!

On Monday, June 10th from 10:15 to 11:15 AM the Bookmobile will be in the front of Conestoga Elementary. The Bookmobile will also visit on Monday, July 8th and Monday, August 12th from 10:15-11:15 AM. Stop in and pick out a good book to read over the summer.