Calendar Reminder

School is closed tomorrow, January 18th, and on Monday, January 21st. Enjoy the 4-day weekend.

Nominations Being Sought for Outstanding Employees/Educators

Penn Manor School District is seeking nominations for the 2018-2019 Outstanding Employee and Outstanding Educator Awards. Parents/guardians, students and school employees may nominate an employee and/or educator for an award based on his or her exceptional service to the school community, commitment to the quality of our educational programs and positive relationships within the school community. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, February 22, 2019, and recipients will be honored in the spring.
https://blogs.pennmanor.net/forms/outstanding-employee-and-educator-awards/
Thank you for your nominations.

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for some volunteers to help the PTO with our upcoming Spring Fundraiser! We will be selling delicious Gertrude Hawk candy, with a delivery date in time for Easter!

Without fundraisers, we would not be able to provide your children with family-friendly activities such as Game Night, Movie Night, Santa Shoppe and the Talent Show. We would not be able to help pay for field trips, which would result in a significant increase in the expense to families. We would not be able to provide fun and educational assemblies for all the students throughout the year. Help us to help our students, our families and our staff!

Please email abbymgroff@gmail.com if you are willing to volunteer for even just a small block of time for this fundraiser! A small block goes a LONG way!!

Events at Quarryville Library

Quarryville Library Winter/Spring 2019 Activities for Teens Teen Clubs: Teen Anime Club: Fridays, 5:30—7:30 pm: Jan. 4 & 18; Feb. 1 & 15; March 1 & 15; April 5 & 19; May 3 & 17 Do you love anime? Check out this club! Watch anime, have some snacks, and socialize. Content will be PG/PG13.  (Ages 13—19) Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club: Sats. at 1—4:30 pm:  Jan. 12 & 26; Feb. 9 & 23; March 9 & 23; April 13 & 27; May 11  Join the adventure! Meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month. (Ages 12—19) Board Gaming: Saturdays at 11 am—3 pm: Jan. 19; Feb. 16; March 16; May 18 Open board game time in the library! Bring your favorite board games to share with the group. (Ages 12—19) Want to start a club at the Library? Let us know! Contact us at 717-786-1336 or library@quarryvillelibrary.org For Volunteers: Teen Leadership Group. Check our calendar for meeting dates and times. This is group of teens (13-18 years old) who volunteer to plan, promote, and run programs for teens and children in the library.  Special Events: Talent Show, For all kinds of talents! Friday, March 8, 4:30—6 pm Share your talent and enter to win a prize! For kids & teens. More info and sign up at www.quarryvillelibrary.org www.quarryvillelibrary.org / 357 Buck Rd. / Quarryville, PA, 17566 Not affiliated with the Penn Manor or Solanco School Districts.
Quarryville Library Winter/Spring 2019 Activities for Kids STEM Saturdays: Sats., 10—11:30 am: Jan. 26; Feb. 16; March 23; May 18 The Quarryville Library is offering a series of hands-on STEM activities, using kits provided by Agilent Technologies, that attendees get to keep at the end!  Best for children ages 8 – 12 years of age. Participation is limited, so registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome as class size allows. STEM Mobile: Robotics: Saturday, March 16, 2—3:30pm The Library is hosting a program about robotics with the STEM Mobile, presented by the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania! Best for ages 6—12 years. Limited to 25 participants. Registration required, although walk-ins will be accepted as room allows. The Science of Seuss: There's a Wocket in my Pocket: Saturday, March 30, 10—11 am Presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation: "To accompany the reading of this Seuss classic we will learn what a habitat is and what all habitats have to have to support the plants and animals that live there."  Best for ages 5 - 10 years and a caregiver. Family Science Night: Wed., April 17, from 6—7:30 pm  A night of hands-on science experimentation for the whole family!  This program uses kits provided by Agilent Technologies, that attendees get to keep at the end!  Best for families with children ages 8 – 12 years of age. Limited to 22 participants and their caregivers, so registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome as class size allows. Family Movie Nights: Thursdays at 6 pm: Jan. 3; Feb. 7; March 7; April 4; May 2. FREE movie, popcorn & quality time together! Movie rated PG (All ages)  Learn Spanish with Solanco HS Students: Every other Wed., at 6—7 pm March 13 - May 22 Workshop about the Spanish language, taught by Solanco High School Students. Limited to 20 participants, so registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome as class size allows. Best for ages 7 – 10. Questions? Contact via library@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-786-1336 / 357 Buck Rd. / Quarryville, PA 17566 Not affiliated with the Penn Manor or Solanco School Districts.

End of Year Picnic Chair Needed

Do you enjoy planning fun events for a large crowd? If so, you would be perfect to chair our End of the Year School Picnic! Currently, the picnic is planned for Thursday, May 23 because we off that Friday. However, if we are unable to find someone to plan the event, we will unfortunately have to cancel it this year. Please email abbymgroff@gmail.com if you have interest in handling this event for our school! We have all references used in previous years to help you out!

PTO Meeting Scheduled

Join us in the Academic Commons this Thursday, January 10th, from 6:45 to 7:45, to stay up to date with current school events, volunteer opportunities, and much more.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year opens Monday, January 7, and Penn Manor is hosting an information night February 5 to familiarize parents with the kindergarten program and area preschools.

Students registering for kindergarten must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2019, to be eligible to enroll for 2019-2020. Parents/guardians must begin the registration process online by clicking here.

The Kindergarten Information Night and Preschool Expo will be held February 5, from 6:15 to 8 p.m., at Hambright Elementary School, 3000 Charlestown Road, Lancaster 17603. 

The snow date is February 6.

Preschool Expo:  Beginning at 6:15 p.m., Penn Manor families will have the opportunity to network with representatives of local preschools to learn about pre-K options in our area. Penn Manor does not currently offer a preschool program.

Enrolling your child in a pre-K program helps build a solid foundation for learning and eases the transition to kindergarten.

Kindergarten Information Night:  At 7 p.m., our Penn Manor kindergarten teachers will provide an overview of our curriculum and explain how you can help ensure that your child is ready to attend kindergarten.

Parents may attend one or both events. Registration is not required, and child care will not be provided.

Please join us!