Elementary Counseling Blog

Hello students and families! The school counseling department has put together some resources to help you when needed. Please subscribe to our blog sites listed below.

Also, reach out to your counselor via email if you would like to check-in, need resources, or have any questions. You can also explore other parent resources by visiting: Penn Manor Resources and IU13 Resources.

If you have a mental health emergency, you can call Lancaster County Crisis Intervention at (717) 394-2631 or you can call 911.

Elementary Counselors

Nichole Hinkle, Hambright Elementary School, nichole.hinkle@pennmanor.net / Click here to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Hinkle.

Kimberly Juba, Conestoga and Martic Elementary School, kimberly.juba@pennmanor.net / Click here to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Juba.

Shannon Madara, Central Manor Elementary School, shannon.madara@pennmanor.net / Click here to schedule an appointment with Dr. Madara.

Michele Semple, Pequea Elementary School, michele.semple@pennmanor.net / Click here to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Semple.

Samantha Strosser, Eshleman and LeTort Elementary School, samantha.strosser@pennmanor.net / Click here to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Strosser.


School Social Workers

Joy Meley, Elementary schools 717-201-9934 joyce.meley@pennmanor.net

Keila Torres, Secondary schools 717-201-9945 keila.torres@pennmanor.net

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Summer Camp Opportunities — at the Lancaster/Lebanon IU13

Check out the IU13 for some outdoor and at-home camps this summer!

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“Oh The Places You’ll Go”

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!

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Toiletry Donations

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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.”

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Power Packs Project

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 between 5:30-7:30 pm.  Families need to apply by 9/14/20 for the first distribution on 9/23/2020; however, you can enroll at any time during the school year.

Please use this form to apply:

Power Packs application

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Coping Kids & Teens

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Coping Kids & Teens

We are taking all necessary precautions for the health and safety of our patients and families, staff, volunteers and visitors related to the Coronavirus outbreak, and one-on-one counseling for children … Hospice and Community Care.

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Mental Health CoPay Assistance

Mental Health CoPay Assistance

Overcoming Barriers MHA Solutions

Anxiety Signs in Children From MHA

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Hospice of Lancaster County–Coping with the Holidays

Hospice Care

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The LOFT Community Partnership

Clothing Distribution Sign Up: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0448aba82ea0f85-theloft1

https://www.loftcommunitypartnership.org/
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