Upcoming Practices for 7/2 and 7/4

Hello Penn Manor VARSITY Cross Country families,

We will be practicing at Freedom Memorial Park (also referred to as Millersville Boro Park) in Millersville on Saturday from 8:00-9:30 am.

We will NOT practice on Monday, July 4th so enjoy the long weekend!

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Kramer at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net.

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

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Online Spiritwear Store

Hello Penn Manor VARSITY Cross Country Families, 

The online store is now open! 

To get to the online store, go to the website www.btsportswear.net, click on View our current Spiritwear & Businesswear On-Line Programs, Click GO beside Penn Manor Cross Country.

It will close on July 11th to ensure gear will arrive before the first meet! 

There will be a second online store after the official start of the season in August for those who might not be quite ready to place an order now. Those orders should arrive my mid/late September.

The online apparel store is completely optional and all athletes will be given a warm up shirt through the Penn Manor Athletic Department (completely separate from this order).

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

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Saturday Practice 6/25

Practice will be at Manor Middle School this coming Saturday from 8:00-9:30 am.

We’ve had a combined 22 athletes this week and already feel the positive energy and drive that is present on this team.

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

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Summer practices begin on Monday, June 20th!

Hello Penn Manor VARSITY Cross Country families,

We are just one week away from the start of voluntary summer practices! Coach Bob and I hope you’ll be able to join us to get training underway.

As a reminder we will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at Manor Middle School from 6:00-7:30 pm near the tennis courts behind the school. The locations for Saturday morning runs, 8:00-9:30 am, may change from week to week, so we will announce that closer to the practice.

Make sure to bring a water bottle (or two) to stay hydrated during the runs.

If you have any questions, please email me at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net.

“Believe and Achieve Together”

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From our XC Booster Club:

The coaches will review many of these points at the Parent Meeting during the first week of the official season (date and time TBD).

Cross Country Family,

As we head into the summer a few notes from your booster club (Jamie Gerlach and Mara Braegelmann).

We will have two apparel sales (the same things will be sold) one will open the first week of optional practices and close 10 days after that. This way the apparel will arrive at the start of the season. The second week will open on the first official day of practice and close in 7 days. The gear would then arrive hopefully mid-September. We will have dates as it gets closer. We do not over-mark apparel.  This is NOT used as a fundraiser, the goal is simply to get gear into as many hands as possible. 

Fundraisers- last year’s cash call was a huge success and no additional fundraising was needed. We plan to do the same this year. Last year we ranged in donations from $5 to $250. No amount is too small or too large! The goal this year is approximately $1000. For reference, we need to raise about $35 per child above and beyond what the school allocates. Please feel free to ask your employer for a donation as well!  If additional fundraising is needed we are asking for a Varsity parent to lead that effort. Please contact Mara Braegelmann if this could be you. 920-574-1547…again, only if we fall short on our cash call. Jamie Gerlach will provide more information as to how to donate to the cash call as the season approaches.  Cash call will open two weeks prior to the start of the official season and close in early September. This will give us enough time to determine if something else is needed.

If you would like to volunteer, listed below are the things we need help with:

We are looking for someone to set up a shared account where parents can upload photos of meets. We always ask that if you have a male runner to please try and snap photos of the females or vice versa. If you have a Varsity runner we ask that you consider taking pictures of the JV kids or again vice versa. We will then put together a slide show with these photos at the end of the year.

We are looking for someone to coordinate meals for the bus rides home (from far meets). Buy the food and have in cooler ready for the bus for them to eat on the way home. NOT your own money- but you would need to keep receipts to be reimbursed (JV or Varsity Parent).

We are looking for someone to coordinate food for after the Saturday long runs (Varsity), possibly through a SignUpGenius.

We are looking for a small committee to plan the end of the year party.

We are looking for someone to plan and run Senior night. (Traditionally, Junior parents)

PMC3 grant rep- we currently have a rep but if this strikes your fancy let us know.

The Cross Country Community, it just that, a true community. We appreciate all of your support and look forward to a fabulous year!

Please let me know who is available to help with what. If each of us takes a small thing, two of us don’t have to do it all!

Reach out to Mara – 920-574-1547.

Thanks
Jamie and Mara

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OAL Free Physicals

OAL will be hosting free PIAA physicals in Lebanon and Lancaster. Please see the attached information.

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New date for XC Meeting

Hello Penn Manor Varsity XC families,

Tuesday, May 17th is a Keystone testing day and Asynchronous learning day at Penn Manor High School, which means not all students will be attending school that day. We will now have our meeting on Wednesday, May 18th at 3:00 pm in the school cafeteria.

If you are unable to attend, you can find information in the Penn Manor Varsity Cross Country link at the top of the page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net.

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

NOTE: WE WILL BE USING THE REMIND APP AS AN ALTERNATE FORM OF COMMUNICATION ALONG WITH THE BLOG. THERE IS A LINK AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE WITH DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO JOIN.

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Summer physicals

From our Athletic Director:

Penn Manor will be offering physicals to all Middle School and High School Student/Athletes on Tuesday June 21, 2022 in the Nurse’s office at Penn Manor High School (from 8 am – 11 am).  The cost is $20. Checks can be made payable to Dr. Tim Weaver.  This is the only date in the summer for a physical at the school.  Athletes will need to go to their doctor, Urgent Care or a licensed practice to receive a sports physical by August 15th, the official start of the season.

Make sure to bring a copy of the PIAA Physical to your appointment!

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

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Penn Manor Varsity Coaching Update

Hello Penn Manor Varsity Cross Country families,

I wanted to make you aware of some changes coming to the Varsity program. With Coach Ecker’s retirement, I will now be helping to oversee the Varsity program. Coach Bob and I are excited to watch the program continue to grow and develop this coming season. Our returning athletes are a talented and hard working group who understand the importance of what it means to represent Penn Manor Athletics and I know they will be positive role models to the prospective athletes who will join us this summer! 

We will have a meeting for anyone interested in Varsity Cross Country on Tuesday, May 17th at 3 pm in the cafeteria to discuss summer training, team guidelines, and answer any questions you may have about the program. If you are unable to attend, you can find information in the Penn Manor Varsity Cross Country link at the top of the page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net.

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

NOTE: WE WILL BE USING THE REMIND APP AS AN ALTERNATE FORM OF COMMUNICATION ALONG WITH THE BLOG. THERE IS A LINK AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE WITH DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO JOIN.

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Community Service Opportunities

Hello Penn Manor Varsity Cross Country families,

Below is a description of an upcoming service opportunity at the Manor Market in Millersville. If you are interested, please contact Ruth at: manormarket@immerse-us.com. This is voluntary. If you need to earn community service hours, please bring your papers for her to sign and make sure to wear one of your PMXC shirts!

Manor Market is a local farmer’s/artisan market in Millersville!  There are vendors selling all kinds of crafts, produce, flowers, baked goods and hot food. There is also live music at each event.   We are held the second Saturday of the month (April through November) from 9am-1pm.  Since it is a pop-up event, there are things to set-up before and after Market (tables, chairs, trash cans, signs).  Vendors begin set-up at 7:30am (as customers begin arriving at 8:30), and tear-down happens at 1pm.  Volunteers are needed from 7:30-8:30 and again from 1:00pm-1:30pm.  You can check us out on Facebook and Instagram at: manormarketinmillersville.”

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

Coach Kramer

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