LC PAGE: Lancaster Science Factory

Lancaster County Partners for Gifted Education

8th Annual After Hours at the Lancaster Science Factory

454 New Holland Pike Lancaster, PA 17602

Wednesday, October 28 5:30-8:00 pm

Gifted students, their siblings, families, friends, and teachers are all invited to this special “After Hours” event. The Lancaster Science Factory houses over 60 hands-on interactive exhibits featuring the physical sciences. Parents, please plan on 1 adult per 4 children in your group. Science Factory volunteers will be on the floor to answer any questions. LC PAGE will provide pizza and information on gifted education and parenting – visit us in the Science Factory classroom. The displays are most appropriate for those in grades 3-8, but anyone aged 2-100 will enjoy this event.

Cost: $7.00 per person (special discount – Sorry, memberships will not be honored.)

For faster entry and planning purposes, please RSVP by Monday, October 26th with the names of each person attending (adults included), the age and/or grade of each child attending, and your school district.

For more information and to register, please contact Alissa Booth at 898-3546 or

Walker is returning

Manor & Hambright Parents:

Please read the attached letter from Dr. Edwards.  Although Manor students will see Walker on a regular basis, there is also a chance that my Hambright students will see Walker when they visit each cycle.  I just wanted to make you aware.

Have a wonderful weekend.



walkerHello Manor Middle School Parents, Students & Staff,

My name is Walker, and I’m so excited about the great news I have for everyone.  I have been at Manor Middle School for the last 10 years and am looking forward to begin working once again this school year.  I will be in the building a few days a week for the remainder of the year.  I was born in April of 2005, and I have been training in the New Life Assistance Dogs (NLAD) through United Disabilities Services program all my life.  I can turn lights off and on, open doors, retrieve and return things like books, back-backs, etc.  I’m also a very good listener and can’t wait for the students to read to me.  Other note worthy characteristics about myself include: a gentle and willing temperament.  In addition, I am in excellent health and fully socialized.  My primary service will be working with the academic support team.  Nonetheless, some of you may see me in the hallways, library and other places throughout the building.

I will be wearing a red vest to indicate that I am a fully trained service dog.  This is different from that of my fellow canines who are still in training.  My friends’ vest will state that they are Dogs In Training “Please Do Not Pet.”  My friends are so jealous of me because my human friends can pet me.  Although I love human interaction and attention, please, please ask my Master for permission before petting and/or giving commands, for this could confuse me and I would not want to be a distraction in the educational process.  I will have several trained faculty members who will help me be successful in my placement here at Manor. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Edwards or Mr. Kramer.

I am so happy to finally get use my gifts with so many great people at Manor Middle School.  It will also be great to go to work with my human daddy, Mr. Kramer (Health & Phys. Ed).  Can’t wait to see some of my old friends and make some new ones.

Thank You,walkerpaw  Walker

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, Manor and Hambright students!  I am so happy that I’ve been able to see so many of you.  You’ve grown, you’ve had wonderful, fun-filled summers, and now it’s time to start another year in your education journey.

I have some information for you that is divided by school.  Please read over and email me with any questions.


I sent a letter home with each student on Thursday detailing our schedule for the year, our curriculum, and a permission slip.  Parents – please sign the permission slip as soon as possible and have your child return it to their teacher.  If you need a new copy, let me know.  Classes will be starting next cycle; our first date will be Thursday, September 17th.


I am using Google Classroom to communicate with the students.  I have posted questions, a survey and some other items.  If your child hasn’t accepted the invite to the Discover Google Classroom, please have them do so ASAP, and complete the survey.  I am trying to set-up our first meeting of the year with the information the survey provides; we will be talking about Gifted Services this year.

Hambright & Manor Parents: Presentation

Lancaster County PArtners for Gifted Education invites members and prospective members to:

The Essential Brain: 10 Things Everyone Needs to Know about the Brain

Nationally renowned speaker and Gifted Guru Lisa Van Gemert will share this presentation with parents and children of the Lancaster County area.

Thursday, March 19, 6-8 PM

IU13, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA

What are the most vital things everyone needs to know about what research has to say about the brain? Mensa’s Youth & Education Ambassador will share ten key things you need to know to be in the know. Discover why kids under stress can’t learn and how to help. Uncover the science behind giftedness and what it has to tell us about typical learners, too. Learn the key structures of the brain important in learning (and why one of them is causing fights on campuses and in families). 

While this program is free to all comers, space IS limited.

Please RSVP by Monday, March 16. To RSVP and/or ensure your question is covered: contact Alrica Goldstein at 569-5265 or Current members will be entered in a raffle.