The Remind App

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

Last year, we used the Remind app as a way to quickly notify our families of new information. For example, when we are headed home from an away meet, I will send a message to let you know when to expect us back at Manor Middle School or if practice needs to be cancelled because of bad weather, you will receive a message on your phone.

I am attaching the sign up information for new users. I will send a test message later in the day. This is optional and I will continue to use the Blog as the main communication to share information, but Remind works well for quick announcements, especially when storms pop up at the beginning of summer practices!

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net

GO COMETS!!!

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Required Paperwork Reminders

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

As we get closer to the start of our official season (Monday, August 16th), I wanted to post a reminder for all of the required paperwork that is due by this date so you may send forms in at any time!

PIAA Physical: See the updated form attached below. Complete Sections 1-6 and Section 10

Code of Conduct: See the Athletic Packet attached below and sign page 6

Drug Consent: See the Athletic Packet attached below and sign page 20 (This form is mandatory for all incoming 9th graders and voluntary for 7th and 8th graders)

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

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

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Practice canceled 7/12

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

There are storms in the area for the next several hours, so with safety in mind, I am going to cancel practice for this evening. We’ll have our Wednesday evening practice with an added Friday morning practice (7/16) 8:00 to 9:30 am.

Stay dry and GO COMETS!!!

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Jr. High Practices this week

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

Practices will be Monday (7/12) and Wednesday (7/14) at our 6:00 time this week. If the weather looks to be an issue I will send an update closer to these practices.

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

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

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Fundraising Opportunity

Hello Cross Country families, 


Thank you to the wonderful ladies that came out to the fundraising meetings and to those of you who were unable to make it but offered your services. I am beyond floored at the outpouring of support for our athletes.  With that being said, we are going to cut to the chase and start the year with a CASH CALL.  The overall consensus was that we have a lot of kids, in a lot of activities and the fundraisers can get tiresome. With that in mind, one of our moms graciously set up a Venmo account for us, that ties directly into the school cross county account, coach approved.  We have a very good system of checks and balances, so no need to worry about funds being misappropriated.   Just click – donate and done! Our initial goal is $1500.  Any donation will be joyfully accepted, with much gratitude, whatever you feel your family can give at this time. We will leave this open for a few weeks and see what needs to be done next

Please go to Venmo and type in: PennManorCrossCountry 
If you do not have Venmo or would like to write a check, please bring the check made out to the Penn Manor Cross County Booster Club and hand it to one of the coaches (or cash in a sealed envelope with the amount written on the envelope)! 


Thanks again, 

Cross Country Fundraising Committee 

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Update for Wednesday practice

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

We will have practice from 8:00 to 9:30 am tomorrow to avoid the high heat later in the day. Hydration is key in staying healthy and performing well. Drink plenty of fluids today to be ready for tomorrow. Water is best, but you can supplement with Gatorade, Powerade or other sports drinks.

There were 21 athletes at our first practice so we are off to a great start and as coaches, we are very excited about all of our new and returning talent!

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

GO COMETS!!!

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Voluntary practices begin this week!

Hello Penn Manor Junior High Cross Country families,

Our first voluntary practice will be tomorrow evening (Monday, July 5th) from 6:00-7:30 pm. We will meet in the grass near the back parking lot at Manor Middle School. Masks are not required for anyone. Athletes should bring their own water. Wednesday looks to be very hot with possible storms, so I will make a decision to move practice to 8 am by Tuesday afternoon.

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

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

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PIAA Physicals offered at Penn Manor

Penn Manor will be offering sports physicals at the Comet Field field house on Tuesday July 20th from 10am – noon.

The PIAA physical form should be completed by a parent/guardian prior to arrival.

The cost is $20. Checks can be made  payable to “Dr. Timothy Weaver”

A physical, with a completed PIAA form must be completed after 6/1/2021 and be submitted by the first day of official practice on 8/16/2021.

I have attached the physical form below, but please note that you only need to complete Sections 1-6.

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

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Jr. High Voluntary Summer practices

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

I have updated the link at the top of the page regarding 2021 summer practices. We will begin Monday, July 5th. My goal is to have two practices a week and they will typically be on Mondays and Wednesdays (6-7:30 pm). I will need to alternate some days that coincide with family vacations and also intend to add Friday morning workouts (8-9:30 am) later in the summer.

For those families with athletes on the Jr. High and Varsity teams, we will wait to begin practice until everyone arrives as I know some nights we are at different locations.

All athletes will need to bring their own water to practice and we will meet in the grass next to the parking lot behind Manor Middle School.

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

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

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Fundraising Meeting

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

Please see the letter below regarding our upcoming fundraising meeting. Even though Jr. High practices will begin in July (finalized dates coming soon!), any interested parents are encouraged to attend the meeting on June 21st. Thank you!

My name is Mara Braegelmann. This season I will have three cross country runners, Isaac 11th, Ethan 9th, and Raegan 7th.  I am happy to lead the fundraising efforts.  I am hoping to keep the fundraising simple. The goal is to raise money for two different causes. 


The first is what we will call general seasonal expenses. This covers everything the coaches need to provide a great experience for the kids including our post season banquet. The goal for this is $1500. A few have asked and yes we will gladly take donations!  Every dollar counts! 

The secondary fundraiser will be for new warmups! We would like to order 40-50 sets so that every member of the team, 7th to 12th graders, would have one (returned and reissued each season). This may be a two year goal as we are looking at Grants as well. This runs approximately $75 a warm up. 

If you are interested in joining the fundraising planning team please meet me at Millersville Borough Park on Monday, June 21st at 6pm. This coincides with the first Varsity summer practice.  

Please let me know to expect you. 

Mara Braegelmann 920-574-1547

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