Mrs. Juba's Counselor Corner

Conestoga and Martic Elementary Schools

A Community Event

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mrs. Juba at 4:34 pm on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Penn Manor AHTF Community Event

Kids At Work Day — February 22, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mrs. Juba at 3:36 pm on Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Kids at Work Day 2017

Dear Penn Manor Families,

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, students will be invited to wear clothing that would represent a career that they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, doctor, teacher, etc. Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom.

As an added component to the “Kids at Work” day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.

Our hope is that “Kids at Work” day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.  To help facilitate discussion at home regarding career development, please refer to the “additional resources” at the end of this post for some fun, age-appropriate career development activities.

Some local statistics show that at Penn Manor High School, about 65% of our students go on to 2 or 4 year college. 44% go to 4-year college and 21% go to 2-year college. About 7% of our students go directly into the military, and about 10% go on to a one-year certificate or training program. 15% go directly into the workforce. About 22% attend the CTC each year to gain a year of Technical Education during their senior year of high school to study fields such as: Residential Carpentry, Childcare, Culinary Arts, Medical Assisting, Diesel Mechanics, Automotive Mechanics, Heating and Air Conditioning, Large Animal Science, Dental Assisting, Plumbing and much more.

The Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors would like to thank you in advance for your support for “Kids at Work” Day. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s counselor.



The Elementary School Counselors

Nichole Hinkle, Hambright

Kimberly Juba, Conestoga and Martic

Shannon Madara, Central Manor

Michele Semple, Pequea

Samantha Strosser, Eshleman and Letort


Additional Resources:

Success In the New Economy


Easy-to-Make Career Hats

Free Career Activities for Parents and Students





Pathways Center for Grief and Loss

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mrs. Juba at 5:47 pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Camp Brochure 2016-2017

Camp Cadet 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mrs. Juba at 2:58 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Attention all 11-13 year old boys and girls!  


Camp Cadet of Lancaster County

Camp Cadet Flyer 2017

Millersville University Study Buddies

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mrs. Juba at 11:59 am on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Please click on the flyer to learn more about FREE opportunities

for tutoring through Millersville University.

Study Buddies Flyer for Schools 2017

Personal Safety Programs (Conestoga and Martic)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mrs. Juba at 10:50 am on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Each year, the Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors provide a Personal Safety Program for all second and fourth grade students.  These presentations will be occurring during the 1st semester (Conestoga) and the 2nd semester (Martic).

Click here to access a free printable coloring book, made available through          Protect Your Body Coloring Book

Click here to access a video about “stranger danger” made possible through NBC Dateline.  Stranger Danger


Please click on the parent letters below to learn more:




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Kindergarten Lessons

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We Do Listen Website

This year, I will be visiting with the kindergarten students three times throughout the school year. During our lessons, we will be learning about what a school counselor’s job is, how to express feelings, how to get along, and how to be a great friend.

We will be using books, songs, role-play, and activities as we learn together!


Schedule for Conestoga:  Three lessons in October.

Schedule for Martic: Three lessons during the second semester.





First Grade Peacemakers

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mrs. Juba at 11:29 am on Monday, January 2, 2017


Todd Parr Website

We are learning how to be “peacemakers” in first grade!  I will be seeing the first grade students four times this year to practice friendship skills such as talking it out rather than fighting, using our hands to help not hurt, learning how to “cool off” when we are angry, and figuring out the differences between reporting and tattling.

We will have fun singing songs, reading books, doing activities, and writing/drawing about our new skills!

ConestogaFour lessons in October.

MarticFour lessons in January/February.

2nd Grade Friendship Lessons

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Julia Cook’s Website

As a follow-up to the Peacemakers Unit in first grade, I will be working with the second grade classrooms this year to teach lessons on prosocial skills such as using self-control, being a good classmate and friend, and handling conflict.

Schedule for Conestoga: Three lessons in October/November.

Schedule for Martic: Three lessons in January/February.




Filed under: Uncategorized — Mrs. Juba at 12:01 pm on Monday, October 24, 2016


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Every year Penn Manor School District assists families in need with Thanksgiving meals.

We would like to make this process more uniform across the district. We will be collecting the food listed below between now and Friday, November 18th. If you have a child in one of these grades, please consider donating to help our community.

Thank you ahead of time for your support!


Kindergarten-boxed mashed potatoes

1st grade-boxed stuffing

2nd grade-canned corn

3rd grade-canned green beans

4th grade-canned sweet potatoes

5th grade-canned cranberry sauce

6th grade-canned gravy (NO GLASS)

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