The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic with up to $50/month discount for broadband services. Additional details on the benefit, eligibility information and how to apply are provided on the attached flyers (in English and Spanish). Please share this information with your clients. Additional information is also available at https://www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-outreach-toolkit.
Check out the IU13 for some outdoor and at-home camps this summer!
Kids at Work Day–Thursday, March 4, 2021
In coordination with Read Across America, all Penn Manor Elementary Schools will celebrate Kids at Work Day on Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Students will be invited to wear clothing that represents a career they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, a doctor, a teacher, etc. Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom. As an added component to Kids at Work Day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.
Our hope is that Kids at Work Day will be a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career. Thank you ahead of time for supporting this fun day!
Happy Virtual Snow Day!
If you have a question about your Xello assignments (grades 3-5) and/or you need to make a private appointment to talk with me, you can access my office hours here:
11:30-12:00 / Conestoga, grades K-2: http://meet.google.com/ngt-iogv-miq
12:00-12:30 / Conestoga, grades 3-6: http://meet.google.com/hva-kyfs-fte
12:30-1:00 / Martic, grades 3-6: http://meet.google.com/bzk-qqjp-gjj
2:00-2:30 / Martic, grades K-2: http://meet.google.com/bvu-jkap-zdi
You may also email or chat with me throughout the day.
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 6th grade classes at Conestoga and Martic are as follows:
6M at Conestoga: Thursday, January 28, 2021
6S at Conestoga: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
6F at Martic: Tuesday, January 26 and Friday, January 29, 2021
6T at Martic: Wednesday, January 20, 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.
Mrs. Kimberly R. Juba, School Counselor
Conestoga Elementary: 717-872-9535, ext. 3503
Martic Elementary: 717-284-4128, ext. 3405
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below 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 Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th.
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 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 December 11th. Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts.”
Each year, the Penn Manor Elementary Counselors provide a Personal Safety Program for all fourth grade students. During this program, we will be using a video called “Dealing with Abuse: If It Happens to You” by Human Relations Media. Our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Egan, has approved this video.
We will discuss “OK” and “not OK” touches, learning to trust instincts and feelings, establishing the concept of private areas/zones, being assertive, and asking an adult for help.
Please check this blog post frequently for updates to the scheduled program times for each classroom.
4G at Conestoga: Thursday, November 19, 2020
4O at Conestoga: Thursday, November 19, 2020
4A at Martic: Friday, November 20, 2020
4D at Martic: Friday, November 20, 2020
If you would like your child to be excused from the program, please notify me in writing no later than the morning of your child’s program.
Mrs. Kimberly R. Juba
Conestoga: 717-872-9535, x3503
Martic: 717-284-4128, x3405
Every year Penn Manor School District assists families in need with Thanksgiving meals. We will be collecting the food listed below between Monday, November 2nd and Friday, November 13th. 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 green beans
4th grade-canned sweet potatoes
5th grade-canned cranberry sauce
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 is listed above and/or would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by November 13th. Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Food Basket.”