Game Night Reminder

Bingo-games-for-kids-150x150 Please remember to come out to Family Bingo Night THIS Thursday, October 23,  from 6:30 to 8:30 in the all-purpose room.



Admission is one item from the R.O.C.K. list which is listed below.

Canned pasta sauce
Canned Chili
Canned meats (chicken, turkey, tuna)
Canned fruits
Canned veggies
Minute rice
Pasta /noodle kits
Pancake mix (needing water only)
Boxes of Oatmeal
Macaroni and Cheese boxes
Canned soups (the heartier the better)
Cup of Noodles/Ramen Noodles
Boxes of crackers ( saltines, cheez itz, triscuits, etc.)
Apple sauce
Prepackaged snacks
Peanut butter

*Monetary donations are accepted also.
**Please do not include glass containers.



Calling All Crafters!

The Santa Shoppe committee is excited to announce that we are adding handcrafters to our upcoming Santa Shoppe on December 6, 2014.  We are looking for crafters within our Conestoga Family that are interested in setting up a table to sell items at this event.

  • Items must be handmade and priced kid-friendly at $5 and under.
  • There is a $10 table reservation fee. (This fee will be refunded to you the morning of the event).
  • Each vendor will be responsible for manning his/her own table.

If you are interested in becoming a craft vendor, please contact Heather Gallagher at by November 6, 2014.  Please provide your name, type of  craft, and photo examples of your craft.

Space is limited.


New Math Series

                      The Online Math Series is Here!

I am excited to share that you and your child are now able to access the new McGraw Hill math series online. The site contains a copy of the student workbook with homework pages, video tutors for each lesson, extra practice problem and more. To access these resources go to:  or go to the online math book under our links and blogroll.

Type in your username and password.  Click log-in

Click on the math book

Click on the Resource Tab

Select the Chapter and the lesson

Click to select a resource under the results panel to access games, homework pages,  and mini-lessons


Bus Driver Appreciation Week

This week is School Bus Driver Appreciation Week. Take time to thank our wonderful Conestoga bus drivers for safely transporting our students to and from school every day. Please remind your children to always obey the bus rules.  Mrs. Baker is having the drivers stop in for a light breakfast this week to thank them for their hard work.


Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab

The PTO has once again used some of the student’s fundraiser money to enable us to schedule the Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab to come to Conestoga Elementary for three days. You may have noticed the big mobile lab parked out front. Thank you PTO!

Topics the teachers signed their classes up for included themed lessons called Creepy Crawlers, Water Analysis, Tree Story, Colorful Bean, Farm Charm & Thirsty Stem. Please ask your students about their experience in the lab. Here are a few pictures to enjoy.

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Water and Roads

Due to all the rain today and roads being flooded in certain areas, our buses are running  behind schedule. Drivers will be taking their time getting students home and may experience detours.  If needed, any drivers who can’t get students home will be bringing them back to school for parent pick up.

Pumpkin Contest

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Once again, the PTO and Conestoga Elementary are having a NON-CARVED pumpkin decorating contest. Everyone who participates will get a piece of candy or a pencil.


Please have students bring in their pumpkins on Wednesday, October 22nd or Thursday, October 23rd, and put them on the stage in the all-purpose room. Winners will be announced on Thursday at Game Night, but you do not have to be present to claim your prize if you win.


Students will vote for their favorite pumpkins at lunch time on Thursday, 10/23.  Gift card prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners, as well as a PTO choice winner.  So join the fun and get creative.


Here are some pictures from previous years to enjoy.


School Board Meeting Notice

Board Meeting

Shake Out

On October 16th, Penn Manor will participate in the great shake out earthquake drill ( This is an opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during an earthquake.

The three important things your child will learn is to Drop, Cover, & Hold On!

DROP to the ground.

Take COVER by getting under their desk or a table in the classroom.

HOLD ON to your shelter & be prepared to move with it until shaking stops.

A flyer will soon be coming home with your child with good information for all of us to use in the case of an earthquake.


October Calendar Reminders

There is no school on Monday, October 13th.

There is no school on Friday, October 24th.


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