Kids at Work Day 

Friday, February 24th, 2023


Construction Worker       Athlete        Dental Hygienist 

Retail Manager         Vet        Artist       Fashion Designer 

Chef           Entrepreneur        Teacher           Firefighter 

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Friday, February 24th, 2023, students will be invited to wear clothing that represents a career that they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, a doctor, a teacher, etc. Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and would not distract other students in his/her classroom.  As an added component to the Kids at Work Day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade school, or past/present career attire.

Our hope is that Kids at Work Day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.  

The Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors would like to thank you in advance for your support of Kids at Work Day. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school counselor.


The Elementary School Counselors

Two students holding movie night basket

Movie Night Wrap

Thank you to the PTO for putting on a wonderful Movie Night last week.  We had a great time at the PTO Movie Night!  Congratulations to Callie and Leia on winning the movie themed gift basket!  Thank you to everyone who helped out on Friday and to those who donated items as well!  We couldn't have events like this without our volunteers!  Thanks to Kendig Square Movie Theater as well for donating the delicious popcorn!

Art Projects

Featured Story (February 1, 2023)

Here are some pictures of grade level projects and selected works featured in the office as chosen by our Kindergarten Art Experts. Great Northern Lights pastels from 5th grade and Color Drips from 4th grade.  Great job by Selah, Maggie and Amica on their art projects.

Dental Health

Featured Story (February 1, 2023)

K, 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade had presentations between 30-40 minutes on dental health.  The students were taught proper ways to brush and to take care of their teeth. 

On a ROLL Celebration

Students from K through 6 were recognized for demonstrating the following qualities:

Respect yourself and others

Own your Choices

Learn to be your Best

Look for chances to be Kind

Some of these students were chosen and were able to take part in some Minute to win it games.  

Readathon picture with flower and smily face


The annual Readathon is back and coming to a school near you! The high school Civitas club members will be visiting each elementary school twice to read books, lead crafts and activities, and encourage the love of reading. This program is for students in kindergarten, first, and second grade and is completely free through a Strong and Healthy Kids grant. The Readathon will be held at Conestoga; Wednesday, Feb. 15th and Monday, Feb. 27th from 3:30-4:30. Parents must pick students up promptly at 4:30pm. Sign-up online here to reserve your spot. 

Cartoon pic of girl rreading

Lunch and Learn Dates

Conestoga Elementary will be hosting four Lunch and Learn dates for Pre-school age students and incoming Kindergartners.  Future students will be able to listen to a story, do a craft, and have lunch in the cafeteria.  Please contact the office to sign up for these dates at (717)872-9535.

The first three are from 11:45 to 12:45

The dates are:

February 8th 

March 8th

April 5th

One evening date and time-  Lunch will not be served 

May 9th - 6:00-7:00 pm



In the event of winter weather conditions, sometimes our district has to operate on a delayed schedule or close due to driving conditions.   In the event that school is canceled due to weather, you will be notified via email AND text (if you subscribe).  

School closings and delays will also be reported on local radio and television stations before 6 a.m., whenever possible.  They also will be posted on the district website, mobile phone app, and Twitter feeds.  You can also call the inclement weather hotline at 872-9500, ext. 2333, to find out the status of Penn Manor schools.

When inclement weather conditions develop during the day, resulting in an early closing, parents will be notified via automated phone call. High school and middle school students will generally be dismissed first, followed by elementary students.  Please note that phone calls will NOT be made for closings/delays announced before the school day begins.