Great Guessers!











Congratulations to Mare, Drew, Lindsey and Kate for having the closest guesses for the HUGE amount of materials that CM students kept out of a landfill by TERRACYCLING!  What’s this you ask?  Check out a great article that was recently posted on the PENN MANOR webpage.

Happy Earth Day!

Central Manor Elementary School celebrated EARTH DAY a little early by holding “Bring Your Garden Gloves to School” Day on April 17th.  We welcomed back several retired Penn Manor teachers who played a huge part in making the day a success.  The students began working on digging a rain garden.  Lots of work was done everywhere.  Tools, gloves, digging, raking….it was a well oiled machine out there!  Enjoy some of these photos.




































Happy Earth Day!







Final Revised 2013-2014 Schedule

Penn Manor school board has approved the final revised schedule for the 2013-14 school year. It includes three Saturdays during which all high school seniors must participate in commencement practice.  (Days that directly impact Central Manor are in bold)

Here are the details:

  • April 26: Commencement practice, high school, 8 to 11 a.m.
  • May 3: Commencement practice, high school, 8 to 11 a.m.
  • May 6: Student day (previously in-service day)
  • May 31: Commencement practice, high school, 8 to 11 a.m.
  • June 3: Commencement ceremony, 8 p.m., Franklin & Marshall College
  • June 6: Last day for kindergarten
  • June 9: Last student day

Earth Day Reminder

For Thursday, April 17th – “Bring Your Garden Gloves to School Day:”

Reminder For All Students: Bring shoes that you can get dirty and garden gloves if they have them.  Also, consider wearing clothes that you are OK with getting dirty.  If possible, bring in a plastic bag and dirty shoes can be placed in a bag.  There will be no gloves provided. Tools will be provided.  Each class has signed up for a 30 minute session out in the CM Garden.  Stay tuned to the CM blog for pictures to follow!

RAIN DATE:   Monday, April 21st.


PTO Minute

Join the fun!  PTO is sponsoring many upcoming events, and we’re looking for your help to make them a success.

**Book fair, April 21-25  - TIme slots are available to help the children at CM shop for their books –  Please contact Lisa Lewis if you are interested in helping.    Phone,  872-1702 or email,  You will be working with other parents, no experience necessary!
**Grandparent/Special Friend BINGO, Sunday, April 27 – This is a huge event and we need many hands on deck!  If you can help sell BINGO boards, concessions, raffles, or can help with set up and clean up, please contact Randi Wolf (, or phone 330-7179).  Smiles needed, no experience necessary!
**Staff appreciation week – We’ll be thanking the CM staff during the week of May 5-9, but behind the scenes work is needed now.  If you would like to donate small items such as tissues, wipes, candy etc… please contact Judy at or call 285-2121 for details.  We’ll be providing a lunch and breakfast this week too.  If baking, making, or buying food is more your style, please contact Charlotte at, or by phone, 342-2218..  We’ll also need help putting pre-made tags onto the donated items.
Thank  you for your continued support of CM PTO!

Help Needed! Olympic Day & Awesome Activity Day

Hello CM Parents!  Olympic Day for Grades 3-6 will take place on Monday, May 5th.  (Rain Date May 8th)  Awesome Activity Day will take place Monday, May 12th.  If you are interested in volunteering, please check out these flyers attached below.  We need great parent help to make these events a huge success! You can also contact Dr. Janssen through the school office at 872-1401.


























Central Manor “GROW LAB”

Be sure to check out the Central Manor GROW LAB the next time you visit the “Beach!”  Not only will the Central Manor Garden soon be a busy place again, but several classrooms are keeping the GROW LAB busy right now!  Go SCIENCE!

P.S. – Be sure to ask your child about today’s MARYLAND SCIENCE CENTER assembly.  Our two visiting scientists brought many Central Manor “Young Scientists” up on stage to volunteer for many engaging experiments!












Important News from the CM Healthroom

CM Parents,

Please click on the PDF link below to get important information regarding a PHYSICAL and/or DENTAL EXAM for your child.  This information is grade level specific.










PTO Minute

It’s candy pick up time!

Thanks to each of you who participated in the Gertrude Hawk Chocolates candy sale!  We appreciate your participation so much.  All orders will be ready to be picked up on Thursday, April 10th from 3:30-6:00.  Please enter Central Manor by the lower side gym entrance.  Your order will be ready for pick up!

PTO Minute

From PTO:

As soon as the weather gets a little (OK, a lot!) warmer, CM kids will begin running laps for “Mileage Club” during lunch recess.  Dr. Janssen is looking for volunteers who are available to record laps from 11:30 AM -1:00 PM on Tuesday or Thursday (every other week), beginning on April 7.   This is a fun way to have some “forced
relaxation” while interacting with the awesome kids at CM.  The kids run laps, and all you need to do is bring your lawn chair and write down the number of laps the kids run.  Pre-schoolers are welcome to join their parents, and may even enjoy running laps with their older siblings!  If you would like to be added to the mileage club list, or
have questions, feel free to contact Wendy Terry.  (

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