Back to School Night – Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 1, 2021. The program will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  This is an open house drop-in format where you will have the opportunity to briefly view your child’s classroom(s) and meet his/her teacher(s).

In order to minimize the number of people in the classrooms at one time, we are asking that parents visit the school anytime during their designated time period, as teachers will not be delivering formal presentations. Additionally, children are asked to stay home

  • Families with the last names A through L are asked to participate from  4:00 to 4:45.
  • Families M-Z are asked to participate from 5:15 to 6:00. 

While in the building we ask that you follow these mitigation strategies:

  • Please practice social distancing and respect other individuals’ preferences, including those of our teachers.
  • Monitor your own health prior to attending the event. If you are experiencing any COVID-related symptoms, please do not attend.

If you have specific concerns related to your child, please contact his/her teacher at a later time to schedule an appointment. 

Note to Parents about our Support Groups:

Beginning on Tuesday, January 5th until at least Wednesday, January 13th, our Academic Support Team (AST) will be involved with school-wide Reading Assessments (“Acadience” – formerly known as “DIBELS”). We will not see our 2:00 and 2:50 reading support groups during this time. Several 5th and 6th graders have two support times. This means that most students will miss one group, but will still meet with the other one; so they will get support during most testing days. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:

Thank you,

Miss Patrice O’Brien

717-872-1401 x3201

Thank YOU & Lunch Menu for Week of 12/1-12/4

Hello CM Families!

First of all, we would like to say THANK YOU for all of your support during the past week with remote learning. It’s times like these that reaffirm the importance of working together as a home/school team to ensure your child’s success.

We hope that you enjoy the break. We are THANKFUL for our Central Manor students and families.

Here is the lunch menu for the week of December 1-4.

Tues. Dec1–Chicken nuggets/dinner roll/corn/milk
Wed Dec.2–Hot dog/roll/assorted fruits/veggies/milk
Thurs.Dec.3–Meatball sub/curly fries/apple slices/milk
Fri Dec.4–Cheese pizza/assorted fruits/veggies/milk

Transition to in-person learning begins Monday, November 9

The Penn Manor school board has reaffirmed a plan to transition to full, in-person learning beginning Monday, November 9. The plan was approved September 21, 2020.

Here is the schedule that students will follow:

November 9 – Students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 12 will begin full in-person instruction. Students in other grades will continue in the Blended Learning hybrid format during this week.
November 16 – Students in grades 8, 10 and 11 will begin full in-person instruction.

Parents will be notified by school principals about the impact of these changes on school procedures.

Penn Manor Virtual School will continue to operate in its current format through the 2020-2021 school year. Information on the program is available here. Parents must contact their child’s principal before switching to virtual instruction.  

Red Ribbon Week

October 26th – October 30th

Dear Central Manor Families:

This year Central Manor students and staff are invited to participate in “National Red Ribbon Week”, October 26th – October 30th.  “Red Ribbon Week” is observed to promote a healthy lifestyle, drug prevention, and making positive choices.  We will be having the following spirit days to reinforce the message of staying healthy and drug-free

Monday, 10/26/20 – “Be Happy! We’re REaDy for Red Ribbon Week”
Wear the color red.

Tuesday, 10/27/20 “Team Up Against Drugs!”
Wear your favorite team jersey or Penn Manor gear.

Wednesday, 10/28/20 “Be Brave!  You have the power to make healthy choices!” 
Wear superhero clothing (no costume masks)

Thursday, 10/29/20 – “Put Unhealthy Habits to Rest!”
Wear your P.J.’s (no slippers)

Friday, 10/30/20 – “Being Drug Free is No Sweat!”
Wear your sweats!

Thanks for your support!

Spirit Week 10/13 – 10/16

Hello parents/guardians! Next week we have a special spirit week! Participation is optional.

Group A– Tuesday, 10/13- Wear your favorite hat, or sport some crazy hair.

Group A– Wednesday 10/14- Penn Manor Blue and Gold Day – wear any PM gear you have or blue and gold.

Group B– Thursday, 10/15- Wear your favorite hat, or sport some crazy hair.

Group B– Friday, 10/16- Penn Manor Blue and Gold Day – wear any PM gear you have or blue and gold.

New Specials on Monday!

New Specialist Schedule Begins on Monday, Oct. 5th.

The classes listed below will begin Applied Engineering on Monday

3-Wise, 6-Schoelkopf, 5-Winder, 4-Wiggins and 2-Mader

The classes listed below will begin Art on Monday

3-Stephan, 6-Kersic, 5- O’Donnell, 4-Soto, 2-DeLong and 1-Mattern

The classes listed below will be Music on Monday

3-Treier, 6-Feaster, 5-Loreto, 4-Piatt, 2-Kyle and 1-Saxton

The classes listed below will being Physical Education on Monday

3-Collins (McNeely), 6-Brinkman, 5- Nolt (DeMonaco), 4-Neumann, 2-Eichler and 1- Devenburgh.

This rotation will run through Nov. 5th.

Virtual Wednesday Reminders for Grades 3-6

Parents—we are seeking your help so your child can get the best virtual learning experience during our virtual Wednesday sessions.  Teachers are planning lessons for online learning on Wednesdays, and we ask that all students approach these days with the educational commitment as if they were in the classroom.  We recognize that this is new and NOT how we wish it could be, but our teachers are committed to providing quality instruction during these times.   Here are reminders about appropriate conduct during a google meet with CM teachers:

Children should be in front of their laptops, seated and ready to learn.

Cameras should be on at all times during the session for all children during the lesson.

Students should pick one location to remain for the duration of the lesson.  This location should be an appropriate learning space.   

If children need to leave camera for a restroom break or another reason, they need to ask permission from their teacher to leave the meet or turn their camera off.

Messages sent to the chat during the lesson are reserved for instructional purposes ONLY.

Children should refrain from eating while on their meets. Please use the break time between subjects if a snack is needed.

Work space should be free of pets and toys since these are distracting to our learners.

Parents are encouraged to support their learner at home, but to not actively participate in the lessons.   

Moving forward, Mr. Malek and Mrs. Suydam ask all grade 3-6 students to show Central Manor leadership during online learning sessions. We plan to visit your virtual sessions this Wednesday. Thank you for helping us as we navigate these new online lessons.