Thanksgiving Food Donations

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 Monday, November 2nd and Friday, November 13th.  If you have a child in one of these grades, please consider donating to help our community.  

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)

7th and 8th-Cornbread or Muffin mix-water based

If your family is able and willing to provide more than is listed above and/or would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by November 13th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Food Basket.”

Important Schedule Change for Grades 3-6

School is closed on Monday, October 12. As a result, Group A will meet in person on Tuesday (10/13) and Wednesday (10/14). Group B will meet in person on Thursday (10/15) and Friday (10/16). There will be no online instruction on Wednesday (10/14).

There is no school for students on Friday, November 6. As a result, Group A will meet in person Monday (11/2) and Tuesday (11/3) and Group B will meet in person Wednesday (11/4) and Thursday (11/5). There will be no online instruction on Wednesday (11/4).

Correction to Blog Post

Yesterday, we posted that Cycle B will not have an assignment for August 31, the first day of school. This was incorrect, and we apologize. Please watch your email in the next week for an assignment for your child to do on the first day of school if they are Cycle B.

Any questions about this, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

Welcome to Fifth Grade at Conestoga!

We are excited to see all of you next week as we begin our school year in fifth grade! Below are a few announcements and reminders to help the start of school go as smoothly as possible….

🔴 Due to the Labor Day holiday, modifications to the Blended Learning schedule will be made for the first two weeks of school. 

  1. Week of August 31: students in Group A will attend school on Monday and Wednesday. Students in Group B will attend school on Tuesday and Thursday (Thursday is an early dismissal as well).
  2. Week of September 7: Group A students will attend school on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Group B students will attend school on Thursday and Friday. 

🟠 The fifth grade teachers will be providing lanyards for student masks during the school day. We ask that each student keep the lanyard in their desk until the next time they are in school. We are hoping that the use of lanyards will prevent students from dropping and losing their masks during the school day.

🟡 We will help the students enroll on each of our Google Classrooms during the first day of school that the students are physically in the building. Cycle B students will not have any assigned work to complete at home on Monday, August 31.

🟢 Every student needs to bring their charged laptop in the assigned laptop bag each and every day to school.

🔵 We are asking that students bring water bottles with them. The drinking fountains will be turned off, and the movement around the room and school will be limited. We also want the students to stay hydrated. If at all possible, the water bottles should have a pop top and not a screw off lid to prevent spilling.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have before the first day of school or after. We are ready for a great year filled with learning and fun!


Mrs. Eckroat ( )

Mr. Thompson ( )

Have a Great Summer!

We wish you the best summer! Thank you all for doing your best this entire school year but definitely over the last few months. This is obviously not how we wanted the year to end, but we are so proud of all of the fifth graders for rising up to the challenge and doing their best!

We also want to say a HUGE thank you to each and every parent! You were thrown into a role that you didn’t ask for, and we appreciate everything you have done for these amazing kiddos to help them find success with online learning!

Now, enjoy our signature last day of school WAVE (just a little different than you are used to)!

New J.K. Rowling Book and Competition

Hello All!

Mrs. Paules just told us about an awesome opportunity for all of the creative kiddos in fifth grade! Read on….

The author of Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling, has written a new book!  You can read it for FREE online.  New chapters will be posted every day from now until July.  Also, there is a competition for students to create illustrations for the new book.  Your parents can submit your illustrations on the website to try and get them printed in the book.

There are a lot of Harry Potter fans in fifth grade, so head to this website and get reading! And, how cool would it be to have your illustrations published in the book!