Monthly Archives: October 2018


The fifth grade had a great time reading the story “The Scarebird” and creating their own scarecrows on Friday, October 19!  The students did a beautiful job with the elements of a narrative story structure and using this to enhance their understanding of the story.

Holiday Meals for Families in Penn Manor

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                       

Every year Penn Manor School District assists families in need with Thanksgiving and winter holiday meals.  We would like to make this process more uniform across the district. We will be collecting the food listed below between October 29th and November 9th.  If you have a child in one of these grades, please consider donating.

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 grade-applesauce (NO GLASS)  8th grade-Cornbread or Muffin Mix (WATER BASED)

If your family is able and willing to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by November 9th.  Make your check payable to Penn Manor Family Fund and on the memo line write “Holiday Food Basket.”

Chewing Gum

Chewing gum is not allowed in fifth grade.  Mrs. Falk and Mrs. Eckroat will give the students a piece to chew during testing from time to time, but those are the ONLY times that chewing gum is allowed, and the gum is to be thrown away after the test is over.

Please reiterate this rule with your students since the fifth grade is simply following the Conestoga rules.  There have been numerous issues with students chewing gum throughout the school day.  If chewing gum without permission continues, the students who can’t follow the rule will be missing recess, talking to Mrs. Baker in the office, and missing other special privileges.

Thank you for your support with enforcing this school-wide rule.