Safe Schools Update for CM Parents

Central Manor Parents,

There are two important changes that our school is adopting for the 2015-2016 school year.  As always, communication is important in making such changes.  We recognize the importance of our visitors and volunteers.  With such tremendous challenges we face every day, our role as educators would be much harder without your support.  We also understand the need to constantly review our school policies to best provide an atmosphere that places your child’s safety as a top priority.  Having shared WHY we have made these changes, please help us enforce these two important changes to our building.

  1.  All volunteers will be asked for their car keys upon checking into the office.  You will be given a RED VISITOR LANYARD to wear around your neck.  In previous years, you were asked to wear a badge.  The RED VISITOR LANYARD will clearly be seen by all of our staff and students from all distances and angles.  Upon leaving, simply stop back at the office to return your lanyard and you will be given your car keys that correspond to your lanyard number.
  2. Lunch Visitation:  We understand that the occasional lunch visit from a parent brings unforgettable smiles from the children.   (And you can’t beat a Central Manor school lunch!)  For all lunch visitors, if you choose to spend a few extra moments on the playground, we are now only limiting the visitation to the playground.  Visitors may not include classroom visits during our lunch hour.  Also, please refrain from taking any photos of our children on the playground.  *Please contact the school office in advance of your lunch visit.*

Also – please remember that all parent drop-offs in the morning and pick-ups in the afternoon occur at the lower, side parking lot.  We understand first day jitters and completely realize that some might need that extra support from parents to walk them to the front of the building, but as we transition into the first week of September, please use the side entrance for drop-off and pick-up.

If you have any questions about these policy changes or would like to discuss them in greater detail, please contact Mr. Malek via e-mail at: or call the school office at 872-1401.


First Day of School! Wed. Aug. 26th










We look forward to seeing many smiling faces tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26th!  The Penn Manor elementary school day begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:25 PM.  Our CM classrooms are “open for business!”  We encourage you to click on our VISION & MISSION tab at the top of our blog page.  Here you will learn about our school vision, mission, and core beliefs.


“Fill the Can for KIDS” – Supports Central Manor Students

Three local businesses are teaming up to help support three Penn Manor elementary schools.  Central Manor students directly benefit from the school supplies collected by Roberts Automotive, Customs Classic, and Kahn’s Auto Repair!  Please click on the link below to view the digital flyer.  The CM students say THANK YOU!

Cafeteria Position Available

CAFETERIA MONITOR AIDE-A permanent 1.5 hours per day, cafeteria monitor aide position is available at Central Manor Elementary. The position is available for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Shift is 11:30-1:00. Please respond to Brian Malek, Central Manor Principal, at 872-9500 ext. 3201 or


Grade Level Specific Supplies

Hello Central Manor Families!  Please remember to check out the tab on our blog “Grade Level Supplies” for a current list of classroom supplies teachers are requesting.  Thank you!

Like us on Facebook – Central Manor PTO

Central Manor PTO now has a Facebook page.  Click on the link below to check it out!

Central Manor PTO Facebook Page

Summer Reading Challenge

Hello Central Manor families!  We hope you are enjoying your summer.  We look forward to seeing all of you on August 26th.

Have you been reading this summer?  Will you meet your reading goal before summer is complete?  TJ’s Ice Cream Truck will be on our playground Thursday, September 3rd for all of the students who have met their goal.

Enjoy your last few weeks of summer, and KEEP READING!

CM Summer Reading challenge 

Bus Stop Letters









Parents – BUS LETTERS for 2015 are going to be MAILED OUT again shortly.  Some of you may have received an incorrect bus number and/or stop.  Please look for these letters to arrive around Monday or Tuesday of next week.  Thanks for your patience regarding this matter.

Important Change to Volunteer Policy

The state Legislature recently passed a law mandating criminal records checks and child abuse clearances for community members serving as volunteers at public schools. The law was to take effect July 1, 2015, but has been delayed until July 1, 2016, so school officials can clarify to whom the law applies. Penn Manor will not implement a change in policy on volunteer clearances until later in the 2015-2016 school year.


CM – Girls on the Run – Fall 2015 Season

Attention all parents of daughters in grades 3-5…
The registration for Girls on the Run is now OPEN!  Registration information can be found at  (click on the “Register Now” link on the right side).  Central Manor will have one this year on Tuesday/Thursday from 3:30-5:00  Registration for all GOTR teams is now by lottery for the first week.   If you have any questions about either team, please don’t hesitate to contact Laura Stephan at 
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