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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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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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 Penn Manor 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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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.  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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Emergency Broadband Benefit

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.

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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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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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