Holiday Gift Guides

Check out these lists for wonderful gift ideas for the gifted child in your life!

Gifted Kid Gift Guide 2018

Gift Guide II

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All Ages Coding Marathon!

Convert to Code is hosting a FREE Hackathon on Saturday December 15th from 9:30-3:30 at Listrak’s Headquarters 100 Millport Road Lititz PA 17543. 

Meet awesome coders, learn from each other, and build awesome stuff! Don’t know how to code? No worries! At #HolidayHack2018, we’ll have code mentors, in-house workshops, and code starter packs to help you out. All ages and skill levels are welcome. And best of all? It’s free. No cost. No strings attached. We’ll provide the pizza–see you there!

Registration Information 

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Writing Contest Grades 7-12

Do you enjoy writing? Are you fluent in two languages? This contest is for you! Here’s information about a bilingual children’s book competition. Here’s what you need to know. 

  • Books must be in two languages.
  • Books must be 20 pages and include original illustrations. 
  • Books can have 2 authors and or 2 illustrators.
  • All published books will be sold on
  • Applicants are due by June 1, 2019.

Interested? Keep reading. These links provide even more information. If you decide to enter, please let one of your Gifted Support Teachers know. 

Contest Information 

Terms and Conditions 

Frequently Asked Questions 

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MU Science Lecture: 11/15/18

Attention Parents and Students who submitted the necessary permission slips to attend Millersville University’s Science Lectureship: 
Tomorrow’s lecture is on schedule and will take place between 1:00-2:15. Since this is a MU sponsored event, the lecture will proceed as scheduled despite any Penn Manor weather related cancellations, delays or early dismissals. That being said, if Penn Manor has a cancellation, delay or early dismissal  Mr. Sellers and I will NOT be attending the event. If Penn Manor is operating on a normal schedule Mr. Sellers and I will meet you at the main entrance of the auditorium located in the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center. 

Please email me with any questions. 

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FREE Coding Opportunity for Students 10 and older

Manheim Community Library  is hosting a Snapology program, Coding Without Computers, on November 17th from Noon to 3 PM for students 10+.

FULL STEAM AHEAD: Coding without Computers
November 17| NOON – 3 PM
Manheim Community Library, Manheim, PA 17545
Join us to discover Coding without Computers using the LEGO EV3 Mindstorms and the EV3-G programming platform. We will build, program and test solutions for a robot race. Participants will learn to use the EV3 intelligent brick to control motors and collect sensor feedback data. Brainstorming and team work is encouraged in order to find creative solutions to the race centered mission. Participants will develop their unique solution using the engineering process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating.

Free. Recommended ages 10+. Registration required. Deadline to register is noon on November 14th. For last minute registration, call 717-665-6700 to check availability. Please contact the Library if you are unable to attend.  Parents are welcome to bring siblings upstairs to the Library during the program. Our children’s area has toys, games, puzzles, and, of course, a wide selection of books for younger children. Parking is available in the community lot on North Wolf Street across from the Library.

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