SWEEP Updates for March 2020

Martic families with students in the SWEEP program can pick up food bags at Solanco Neighborhood Ministries on Wednesdays 3/18 & 3/25 from 2-7PM. Solanco Neighborhood Ministries is located at 355 Buck Road Quarryville, PA 17566.

For more information on what the Solanco Food Bank/Solanco Neighborhood Ministries offers to families or for ways to help the Solanco Food Bank/Solanco Neighborhood Ministries, please visit: https://www.solanconeighborhoodministries.org/

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Crisis Management Institute Parent Resources

https://parents.cmionline.com/
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Important Updates

Penn Manor schools are closed through March 27 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is unclear whether that status will change or when we may be able to resume normal operations. As we all deal with this unprecedented challenge, we want to share some important information with parents:

  • The education of children is on hold as we consider options moving forward under the direction of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • We have decided not to pursue online learning for our students at this time. We would not be able to fulfill our legal and ethical obligation to serve every student appropriately via this means, and many of our students lack access to the internet at home. 
  • March 13 is now officially the end of the third marking period. Students’ grades will reflect assignments and assessments completed through that date. 
  • We are working to establish a system to provide breakfasts and lunches to families with children who qualify for free- or reduced-price meals, beginning Wednesday, March 18. More details will be released as they become available.
  • All buildings are undergoing a deep cleaning, including all carpeting, fabric surfaces and touch points.
  • Essential school district personnel, with minimal exceptions, will begin working from home Wednesday.
  • Buildings will be open to teachers and the public by appointment only beginning Wednesday, March 18. Visitors should call the school office to arrange a visit.
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Kids At Work Day 2020

Construction Worker       Athlete        Dental Hygienist 

Retail Manager         Vet        Artist       Fashion Designer 

Chef           Entrepreneur        Teacher           Firefighter 

   Caregiver            Marine Biologist        Police Officer



Kids at Work Day is on Friday, February 21st, 2020!

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, the Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Friday, February 21st, students are invited to wear clothing that represents a career they may be interested in exploring as an adult.

Our hope is that Kids at Work Day is 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.

Sincerely,

The Elementary School Counselors

Nichole Hinkle, Hambright

Kimberly Juba, Conestoga and Martic

Shannon Madara, Central Manor

Michele Semple, Pequea

Samantha Strosser, Eshleman and Letort

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Additional Resources

Success In the New Economy

PHEAAMiddleSchoolCareerGuide

Easy-to-Make Career Hats

Free Career Activities for Parents and Students

Websites:

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2nd Grade Personal Safety

2nd Grade Personal Safety Program

Each year, the Penn Manor School District provides a Personal Safety Program for all second grade students.  During this program, we will be using a video called “It’s Your Body; You’re in Charge” 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. 

2nd Graders at Conestoga: Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 from 2:45-3:15 p.m.

2nd Graders at Martic: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 from 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Parents/guardians are welcome to attend their child’s session of this Personal Safety Program, or you may arrange to preview the materials in advance.   If you would like to attend this program, please email/call me at the below contact information. 

If you would like your child to be excused from the program, please notify me in writing no later than Thursday, February 6th, 2020.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Kimberly R. Juba

School Counselor

kimberly.juba@pennmanor.net

Conestoga: 717-872-9535, x3503

Martic: 717-284-4128, x3405

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Holiday Donations

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Thanksgiving Donations

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Trunk or Treat at the LOFT

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The LOFT

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Coping Kids & Teens: Hospice of Lancaster County

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