We want to thank two local automotive businesses and all their clients that have made it their mission to support Penn Manor elementary students. The cars and trucks pulled up in front of Conestoga yesterday morning and they unloaded all sorts of school supplies for Conestoga, Pequea, and Central Manor students. We couldn’t be more appreciative of all the wonderful people who took the time to support us by donating school supplies. Listed below are just a couple of the people who organized and participated in the school supply drive.
Roberts Automotive – 3846 Columbia Avenue, Mountville
Customs Classics Auto Body Shop – 19 Stonemill Road, Conestoga
These local businesses hold a “friendly competition” each year to see who can raise the most school supply donations. While we love their competitive spirit, all the students at CM, Pequea, and Conestoga are the real winners! Wow, look at all those supplies!
Every year Penn Manor School District assists families with Thanksgiving meals and we would like to make this process more uniform across the district. From October 30th to November 10th, we will be collecting the food items listed below. If you have a child in one of these grades, please consider donating to help our PM community.
- Kdg. – 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
- 7th & 8th grade – “just add water” muffix mix (Betty Crocker pouches)
Thank you for your generosity.
4th Place (student choice): Zoey Groff 5-F
3rd place: Leo Giordano 4-O
2nd place: Willow Hurrell Milligan 4-O
1st place: Maybelle Rineer 3-A
Best Design (teacher pick): Kiara Smith 1-Z
Best Design (principal pick): Scotlynn Bowers 2-B
Best of Show: Quintin Hopstetter 4-O
The PTO awarded various Scholastic book fair vouchers for $5 and $10 to the winners, as well as a winner receiving a Turkey Hill slushy coupon from Mrs. Baker.
Thank you to ALL who participated. Everyone is a winner at Conestoga.
Also, a BIG thank you to our hardworking PTO for a fun game night and pumpkin contest. WE ARE ALL CONESTOGA PROUD!
Just a reminder there is NO SCHOOL for students this Friday, October 20th. Please pick up the decorated pumpkins if you don’t take them home with you after Thursday’s game night, or they will be disposed of at the end of the day on Friday.
Red Ribbon Week
is October 23-31, 2017.
To honor this week, we will be encouraging students to wear
RED, crazy socks, and boots/shoes
to “stomp out drugs” on
Thursday, October 26th.
I just found out that Bus 139 is extremely late in dropping off the children due to getting rerouted after coming upon a tractor-trailer accident. Thank you for your patience.
On October 19th, Penn Manor will participate in the great shake out earthquake drill This is an opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during an earthquake.
The three important things your child will learn is to Drop, Cover, & Hold On!
DROP to the ground.
Take COVER by getting under their desk or a table in the classroom.
HOLD ON to your shelter & be prepared to move with it until shaking stops.
The tips above are just the start of knowing how to prepare for and respond to earthquakes. Use the following resources to help ensure your family is ready for the next earthquake.
- American Red Cross: Earthquake Preparedness.
- Earthquake Country Alliance: Welcome to Earthquake Country.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Earthquake.
- Earthquake Country Alliance: Beat the Quake! Game.
- Department of Homeland Security. Ready Kids: Earthquakes.