Ice Bucket READING Challenge!












Dear Central Manor Students!  I have been seeing a lot of people online recently being very silly.  They are dumping ice cold buckets of water on their heads!  Why are they doing this?  They are actually doing it for charity, so despite it sounding like a zany idea, it’s actually for a great cause.  This got me thinking…..

How about an elementary school twist to this fun idea?  I am hereby challenging all Central Manor students to participate in the Mr. Malek Ice Bucket READING Challenge!  If at least 100 students read for at least 100 minutes during these last two weeks of summer vacation, then on the 1st day of school, you will all get to see a huge bucket of ice water dumped on my head!  (and believe me….the teachers I’m sure will make sure it’s ICE COLD!)

Happy Reading,

Mr. Malek

P.S.  Click on the form and print out to track your minutes.  If you do not have a printer at home, your minutes on a regular piece of paper will be fine too! (newspapers and magazines are acceptable too!)  Encourage your CM friends to read, read, read!




















Penn Manor Year At A Glance Calendar

CM Parents,

We hope this district wide “Year At A Glance” calendar will be helpful for your family.





























NEW Afternoon Pick-Up Procedure

CM Parents – Regarding 3:20 PM Student Pick-Ups:

Please click on and read the letter below.   Do not hesitate to contact us at 872-1401 if you have any questions.


Grade Level Supply Lists

Hello Central Manor families!  The classroom teachers have gotten together to compile a grade level list of supplies.  These are not mandatory, but would be helpful for your son/daughter to have to start the school year.  Thank you in advance for your ongoing support!


Backpack – big enough to carry a large library book in
1-2 Glue Sticks
First Grade
Crayons (16 pack or less)
12 count box of pencils
4 pack of dry-erase markers
8-10 Glue Sticks
Pencil topper erasers
Second Grade
24 pack of crayons
2 large glue sticks
Small tool box
Pack of colored pencils
Extra pencils
Third Grade
Pencil Box (8″ x 5″)
Yellow Highlighter
#2 Pencils
24 pack of crayons
Glue Stick
Fourth Grade
Post-It Notes
Glue sticks
Colored pencils
Pencil Box
Fifth Grade
Loose Leaf  Notebook paper
4 pack of dry erase markers
Colored pencils or crayons
2 inch binder (Loreto and Purzycki – need; Horning and Birch – optional)
Sixth Grade
Four 2-pocket folders
Sticky notes
Red and green pen, and a sharpie marker
Box of tissues for the classroom

Central Manor – Girls on the Run Update

Girls on the Run registration opens Tuesday, August 12th at 8:00 PM. Registration information can be found at  (click on the “Program Registration” link)  Central Manor will have two teams this year, one on Monday/Wednesday and the other on Tuesday/Thursday.  Both are for grades 3-5.  We have had a lot of new interest, so we expect the teams to fill up quickly.  If you have any questions about either team, please don’t hesitate to contact Laura Stephan at or Jess Klube at














School Lunch

Listed below are the 2014-2015 school year breakfast and lunch prices. 

Elementary Lunch-$2.25

Reduced Lunch-$.40


Adult Lunch-$3.50

*Breakfast service will start the FIRST day of school on August 25, 2014.

Elementary breakfast-$1.25

Reduced breakfast-No Charge

Adult breakfast-$1.90

Lunch menu for first day of school-August 25, 2014

Chicken Tenders

Fluffy Whipped Potatoes

California Blend Vegetables

Chilled Assorted Fruit

Choice of Milk

B lunch-Hamburger/Roll

The C lunch (Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich and String Cheese) and the D lunch (Yogurt & String Cheese) remain the same. S (salad plate) lunch will be served on Wednesdays.












CM Summer Garden and Library – A Huge Success!

A big thank you to all the families and teachers who were able to visit the CM SUMMER LIBRARY and SUMMER GARDEN programs.  Tuesday, August 5th was the final day.  Have no fear!  Central Manor will be open for business soon enough!














Kindergarten & New Student Open House

Central Manor Elementary School will hold a KINDERGARTEN & NEW STUDENT OPEN HOUSE on Monday, August 18th from 6:00-7:30 PM.


For incoming kindergarten parents, we invite you to come visit your child’s kindergarten classroom and teacher!.  This is an Open House format, so please come visit us this evening when your schedule permits.  There will be an optional Kindergarten BUS SAFETY session with Mr. Malek & Mrs. Transue in the Library at 6:45 PM.


For any families new to Central Manor, we welcome you to come join us for a NEW STUDENT/FAMILY TOUR of the building from 6:00-6:30 PM on Monday, August 18th.  We will provide the grand tour throughout the building and help ease any first day anxieties.  If you are a new family who wishes to receive a tour during this evening, please call the office 872-1401 to register in advance. Please note, this tour is for only NEWLY ENROLLED FAMILIES.  (grades 1-6)














Student Registration Deadline Nears

From the Penn Manor School District MAIN PAGE:

Penn Manor School District is urging parents of new students to begin the registration process for the 2014-15 school year now to avoid the last-minute rush to get their children signed up by the start of school on Aug. 25.

Any child who will be attending a Penn Manor school for the first time in 2014-15 must be registered. In addition, students who previously attended Penn Manor but did not complete the academic year must re-enroll.

For students who are new to the district, parents must visit the online registration page  to complete an online registration, then call 872-9550 to schedule an appointment with the registrar to submit proof of residence, immunization records and other required documents.

Here is a list of what to bring.

Parents of students who were previously enrolled in a district school can skip the first step but must make an appointment with the registrar to complete their registrations by calling 872-9550.

Summer Update!

Happy Summer Central Manor!

We hope your family is having a happy, healthy and relaxing summer.  Currently, Central Manor is getting a tremendous cleaning from top to bottom by our fantastic maintenance staff.  I want to remind you of two more special mornings when you may visit us:

Tuesday, July 29 and Tuesday, August 5th from 9:00-11:00 – The CM Summer Library is open for your child to sign out books.  Also, the Central Manor Garden is open with fun gardening and literacy activities for all ages.  Please stop by and say hello.  It’s very informal and you may come and go as you please.

Please remind your child to do three things for me during these last few weeks of vacation…..READ, READ, READ!

See you soon,

Mr. Malek

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