Twin Day

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(January 13, 2023)

Mrs. Brooks class celebrated a reward day by dressing as Twins. Well, some were triplets, quads and even quints. Scroll through the pictures.

Teacher working with student on physics project
Students taking notes on project
Students outside with physics project
Teacher and student with project

6th Grade Physics Lesson

Featured Story (January 6, 2023)

Today the 6th grade students showed off their finished projects for their physics lessons. The creation needed to keep the ping pong ball rolling for as long as possible. Students kept notes on the data and will continue the work in the classroom next week.

2nd Graders created penguins with backgrounds.

The art work here is hanging in the office this month. These selections were selected by our Kindergarten Art Experts.

Art Work for December

1st Graders made the hallways warm with their renditions of hot cocoa.

5th Graders created holiday monsters. Although others did nice tree depictions, this Gingerbread Man was chosen.

Winter Wonderland

Thank you to the PTO and all of the parents and staff that helped make the Winter Wonderland a success. There were so many great vendors, including several Conestoga families, that presented their goods. Kids enjoyed decorating cookies, making crafts and having a special visitor. Take a look at some of the pictures from the night. Thank you to the Volunteer Fire Company for showing support fo the program and giving a ride to the special guest.

Soloist for violin
PMEF members speaking to parents
Students playing violin
Students singing to sing along

Winter Concert

Several of our 5th and 6th grade students participated in our Winter Concert. The chorus sang various arrangements including a song in French and our 6th grade violinists performed Good St. Nicholaus. One featured violinist played a solo by Bach. The concert concluded with a school sing along. A big thank you to Ms. Almoney and to Ms. Brennan for all of their hard work. A thank you to the Penn Manor Education Foundation for coming out to support the program and letting our community know about all the good works that go on in our school district.

Earth Dome Visit

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(December 7, 2022)

Students in each grade were able to spend time learning about the Earth with the help of a giant Earth Dome. Students learned about the different parts of a map, different locations and climates, and were even able to sep inside the dome to take a look at the earth from the inside. Ask your students what they know about the Amazon, Australia, or the deserts of Africa.

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(December 1, 2022)

Virtual Buddies

This year the sixth grade students in Mr. Mattern’s class paired up with a second grade class at Letort Elementary School to become “virtual buddies”. The students are able to connect via Google Meets during the school day. During a meeting last week, the second grade students were able to share their Google Slides presentations they created about animals with their sixth grade friend. The sixth grade students were very impressed with the level of knowledge and enjoyed the animated presentations. Next week the sixth grade students in Mr. Mattern’s class will help their buddies edit and compose the final copy of Magic Tree House stories they have been writing in class. A Google Meet will follow where the second graders will be able to read the story to their sixth grade buddy. This project is an amazing way we can use technology to allow students at different grade levels in our school district to connect in a positive way.

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(November 22, 2022)

Thank you to the PTO for another successful book fair.

Turkeys in disguise art projects
Turkeys in disguise art projects

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(November 22, 2022)

We want to wish you all a happy and safe holiday from the staff and students at Conestoga Elementary. Our first graders were trying to make sure that some of the turkeys get to see another Thanksgiving. Check out the neat disguises they created for their turkeys.

Turkeys in disguise art projects
Table full of food for donations

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(November 18, 2022)

Thank you to all who supported the Penn Manor Food Drive. Your donations will be used to help over 270 families this holiday season in the Penn Manor community.

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(November 18, 2022)

Thank you to one of our 5th grade students who, for the second year in a row, made and sold bracelets to support The Loft. The Loft is a Penn Manor Community organization that helps support Penn Manor families. Jenna Graeff, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Loft Community Partnership, came and accepted the $420.00 check from Adrianna.

Student giving check to leader of the LOFT
Students petting a baby pig
Students playing poultry tic tac toe
Family showing their dairy calf.
Students petting the pregnant sheep

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(November 18, 2022)

Once again, the Penn Manor Ag community came and taught lessons to our 3rd grade students. Thank you to the Brenneman, Hess, and Stoner families along with the Penn Manor High School Ag program for teaching and sharing with our students about the different types of agriculture careers in the Penn Manor Community. Students were able to learn about poultry, sheep, goats, hogs, dairy cows, and produce farming.

(November 11, 2022)

Celebrating the End of the First Marking Period

Today we had an all-school assembly where we celebrated the end of the first marking period by highlighting the wonderful activities and accomplishments of students. We also recgonied over 80 students who have been "On a ROLL" at Conestoga.

R- Respect yourself and others

O- Own your choices

L- Learn to be your best

L- Look for chances to be kind

These students were recognized by their teachers for their efforts to make the school community a better place. Part of the celebration was that names were randomly pulled from this list of students to participate in Minute to Win It games. Great sportsmanship was shown. The winning students will be able to select from a list of rewards including lunch with a friend and their teacher, lunch with a friend and the principal, gift card to Pine View Dairy and others.

2nd Grade 3D cityscape
4th Grade Art
6th Grade Art tree with a moon
5th GRade Art
5th Grade art- pumpkins into jack olanterns
2nd Grade self portrait

Featured Story

(November 11, 2022)

Each month we will highlight different student artwork in the office. Here are the art pieces for October and November.

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(November 10, 2022)

The third-grade students were able to participate in the PPL Bright Kids program on Thursday, November 10. The program focuses on teaching students energy concepts tied to the science curriculum such as natural resources that are renewable and nonrenewable. It also teaches students how to think about conserving energy in an effort to become more energy efficient. Each student received a free Bright Kids Kit filled with energy-efficient products. In addition, some students earned light-up bracelets for displaying enthusiasm and positive energy during the presentation.

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(November 7, 2022)

Conestoga Scholastic Book Fair

Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way! Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become bolder, prouder, and stronger readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.

Our financial goal for Book Fair sales is $4,000 (500 books). We will receive a 50% profit at this goal level, which will again allow us to put a book into every child’s hands for our spring reading initiative of “Drop Everything And Read”.

We are also participating in the ALL FOR BOOKS program which is a friendly coin drive to support our very own classroom libraries. Scholastic will match monies donated during our coin drive, providing books to children in need. Our PTO plans to purchase books from our Conestoga teachers wish lists through the ALL FOR BOOKS program.

Here’s What You Need To Know:

Monday, November 14th through Monday, November 21st - ALL FOR BOOKS COIN

DRIVE. Have your student(s) bring donations to their classroom teacher where they will be collected and in a special container and tallied. The winning classroom will have a s’more party during recess on Tuesday, November 22nd. Don’t worry if your student cannot participate in eating a s’more, PTO will provide an alternative! Coins, Dollars and

Checks written to “Conestoga PTO” will be accepted for ALL FOR BOOKS.Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from:

Friday, November 18th Student Day, Students will shop the Book Fair with their class

Monday, November 21st Book Fair Open 8am-8pm

Tuesday, November 22nd Book Fair Open 8am-3:30pm

Please click on the two pages to gain more information about the events,

2022 BF Conestoga Principal Letter.pdf
2002 Conestoga BF Parent Letter.pdf

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(October 31, 2022)

Thank you to the PTO for organizing a successful Trunk or Treat. There were so many fantastic cars decorated. It was great to see the entire Conestoga Community come out and support the program. Look at some of the decorated trunks.

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(October 28, 2022)

Congratulations to all the students for participting in the gourdgeous pumpkin contest. Take a look at all the participants. It was great to see individual efforts and families working together to bring in such creative pumpkins. After the voting by the students the winners were announced and the winning pumpkins can be seen below.


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(October 28, 2022)

The fourth grade students took a field trip to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. During this experience the students were able to take part in a hike and scavenger hunt while learning about different aspects of the park. Students also took part in a stream study and were able to wade in the creek while learning about macro-invertebrates. At the end, the students were sworn in as Junior Park Rangers. This trip was paid for through a Susquehanna Heritage Area grant.

(October 19,2022)

Thank you to the PTO for a successful Fall Fest. Everyone seemed to have a great time.

Here are also the preliminary pictures of some of the pumpkins for the pumpkin contest.

Traditional category Pumpkin contest
Spooky category pumpkin contest
Cute category Pumpkin decorated

(October 14, 2022

Second grade students were doing hands on measurements with objects brought in from home. We had , leaves, feathers, pine cones and even a few bones to measure. Students worked as teachers to help others measure their objects and then were the students. Students were practicing measurement skills, addition and subtraction skills.

(September 26, 2022)

A busy day at Conestoga. First grade was celebrating Johnny Appleseed day by learning about apples and learning the steps and process to make applesauce. By the end of the day they were able to sample their hard work.

Sixth grade, fifth grade and fourth grade were able to experience the Star Lab. Students entered and were taught about the solar system (6th grade), the cell nucleus (5th grade), and Native American stories (4th grade). These are all tied to the curriculum.

(September 23, 2022)

Students who completed the Conestoga Reading Challenge were able to tye dye shirts and paint rocks. This was a reward for them reaching their reading goals and showing their Conestoga pride.

(September 23, 2022)


Students in kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade, in the entire district, each received a book from a grant from the Strong & Healthy Families program.

Luffa Gourd

(September 15, 2022)- The Edible Classroom at Conestoga is in full swing. Thanks to the hard work of the Edible Classroom staff, students continue to see the garden bloom, along with learning valuable lessons tied to the curriculum. Fifth and sixth grade got to make carrot donuts. Thank you to the parent volunteers who come to help during the school day.


(August 29, 2022)

A beautiful start to the school year at Conestoga. Students entered the building ready to go. Thank you to the PTO for helping decorate the outside of the school and for creating such an inviting environment to enter today.

(September 15, 2022)

Today, Conestoga had their first emergency drill. This drill was a stay-in-place drill. We practiced what an announcement would sound like in case of an emergency, and teachers reviewed expectations. A letter was also sent home to inform parents of the drill.

Safe Schools Letter.docx