Toiletry Donations

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                                

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the following items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Tuesday, November 30th and Friday, December 10th.

Kindergarten – toothbrushes

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – combs/brushes

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – deodorant

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

If your family would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 10th.  Make your check payable to “The Loft Community Partnership,” and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts.”

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6th Grade Sexual Harassment Prevention and Cyber Safety

Dear 6th Grade Families:

Every year, the Penn Manor Elementary School Counselors provide a program on sexual harassment prevention and cyber safety for the sixth grade students.  We use two age-appropriate videos for teaching purposes, entitled “Flirting or Hurting:  When Is It Okay, When Is It Harassment?” and “I Was Cyberbullied,” both produced by Human Relations Media.  Our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Egan, has approved these videos.

During the program, we will be discussing the definition of sexual harassment as well as exploring the Penn Manor School District Board Policy and reporting procedures. Students will learn the differences between sexual harassment and flirting.  We will also be defining and discussing examples of cyberbullying and learning the steps to take when responding to a sexual harassment or cyber safety incident.

The schedule for the 6th grade classes at Conestoga and Martic are as follows:

6M at Conestoga: November 8th and November 10th, 2021

6S at Conestoga: November 8th and November 10th, 2021

6F at Martic: November 19th, 2021

6T at Martic: November 16th and November 17th, 2021

If you would like your child to be excused from the presentation, please notify me in writing no later than the morning of your child’s program.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Kimberly R. Juba, School Counselor

Conestoga Elementary: 717-872-9535, ext. 3503

Martic Elementary: 717-284-4128, ext. 3405

kimberly.juba@pennmanor.net

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Thanksgiving Donations

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                               

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 1st and Thursday, November 11th.  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 black beans

4th grade-white rice

5th grade-apple sauce (NO GLASS)

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 what 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 11h.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Food Basket.”

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Coat Drive

Dear Conestoga and Martic Families,

This year, we will participate in a coat drive to help replenish the supplies at The LOFT Community Partnership, which benefits families within Penn Manor. We are asking for NEW or GENTLY USED AND WASHED winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves. These items can range from children’s to adult sizes. Your donation will stay local and help Penn Manor families in need. If you choose to donate any of these items, please send them in a bag with your child to school. The coat drive will run until the end of October. THANK YOU!!!

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The Martic Pantry / Kitchen Cupboard — Martic Families

We will be following the schedule for Mt. Nebo UMC’s Kitchen Cupboard/Bare Essentials for regular hours for the Loft/Martic Pantry Clothing Bank for the remainder of 2021.  We will be open on the first Saturday of the month from 9:30-11:00am and the second Friday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm. If someone cannot make it during those times but is in need of clothing, please call 717-740-7090 for an appointment that is more convenient.

Upcoming dates through December include:
Saturday, October 2 from 9:30-11:00am
Friday, October 8 from 6:30-8:00pm
Saturday, November 6 from 9:30-11:00am
Friday, November 12 from 6:30-8:00pm
Saturday, December 4 from 9:30-11:00am
Friday, December 10 from 6:30-8:00pm

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The Loft Community Partnership

New! The Loft Community Partnership and Martic Pantry Clothing Bank: call 717-740-9070 for an appointment.

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Power Packs Project 2021/2022

The Power Packs Project empowers families with education and ingredients to create nutritious weekend meals, so their children return to school fed and ready to learn. 

Power Packs will be distributed from The Loft (St. Paul Lutheran Church 222 N George Street) every Wednesday.  Families need to apply by 9/13/21 for the first distribution on 9/22/2021; however, you can enroll at any time during the school year.

https://www.powerpacksproject.org/enrollment

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The Arc of Lancaster-Lebanon

Please view the flyer to learn more about an exciting new program called Facing Forward, geared toward supporting families who have elementary children with disabilities.

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Solanco SWEEP Program 2021/2022–Martic Families

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Martic SWEEP Program: Student WeekEnd Eating Program

Martic Elementary School partners with the Solanco Food Bank to provide weekend meals for students who may need the support.  We understand that times can be difficult in this economy and the cost of food can be overwhelming, so the Food Bank is offering a weekend food bag, per elementary student in need, each week throughout the school year starting September 17, 2021.  To participate in this program, your family must qualify for free lunches at school. 

The food will be delivered to school each Friday (or the last day of the school week). The food will be given to students in bags before going home.  The Food Bank will try to offer a variety of pre-packaged foods each week.

How do you participate?  Please use the form below.  Please note that this program is on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay!  If you are interested, please complete the form as soon as possible.

SWEEP Form 21/22

Thank you,

Mrs. Juba, School Counselor

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