“Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” – Spirit Week


We welcome your child to participate in next week’s TEAMWORK spirit week.  Please know, all days are OPTIONAL for students and there is no expectation to participate if this causes a burden on your family.

“Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” Spirit Week

October Character Education Theme:  TEAMWORK

October 22nd-26th

Monday: 10/22   Favorite Penn Manor Shirt/jersey – or wear blue/gold  (district teamwork)

Tuesday: 10/23   “Scrabble” – Attach a letter to your shirt.  Can you find other students and make some robust vocabulary? (Literacy teamwork)

Wednesday:  10/24    PJ Day – Teamwork Makes the DREAM work! (school-wide teamwork)

Thursday:  10/25   Favorite sports jersey (sports teamwork)

Friday:  10/26     Penn Manor DISTRICT WIDE “PINK OUT!” (district teamwork)

**NOTE** For PJ Day – please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for school.  If your child has P.E. on 10/24 – he/she must have sneakers.  We do not recommend loose slippers that could cause your child to slide/slip in the hallway.

NED’s Kindness Adventure – Items to Purchase 9/20 and 9/21

Ned’s Kindness Adventure is coming to Central Manor Elementary this Wednesday!  We are excited for the show which will promote kindness, respect and acceptance of others. Your child may purchase handmade items from Kenya – after lunch in the lower lobby on Thursday and Friday.  The prices vary from $8 to $15.  At this time we don’t know exact prices for items, but your child would need at least $8 to purchase an item.

Click below to learn more information about the show!




Parent Survey

The Penn Manor School District is looking to obtain parent feedback on the changes we have made to Back to School Night this year.  We kindly ask that you take a moment to complete this 4 question survey.  Parent Survey  We intend to use this information to help determine the effectiveness of the changes we made to Back to School Night.  Thank you for your participation!

Meet the Teacher/Open House Night – REMINDER

The Central Manor Open House & Meet the Teacher Night is TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 29th!  Our doors will be open from 4:00-6:00 PM. Parents – please help us keep our end of day departure procedures running smoothly and do not arrive before 3:50 PM as this will congest our bus and car rider departure lines.   All of our classroom doors will happily open between 4:00-6:00 PM.  We hope to see you Wednesday night!

Also – a reminder to parents – Thursday, August 30th is a 1:30 PM early dismissal for elementary.  There is NO afternoon kindergarten on August 30th. Morning kindergarten is in session all day.

There is NO SCHOOL for Friday, August 31st and Monday, September 3rd.  School will resume Tuesday, September 4th. Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.



Garden Thursday NEED!

Parents – if your child is signed up for the “Edible Classroom” program this Thursday from either 9:00-10:00 or 10:00-11:00 AM – they are asking if your child could bring one empty toilet paper roll.  If you can, this would be great!  Please remember – use the link on the blog to enroll your child!


Are you a new family to Central Manor and your child is entering grades 1-6?  We have STUDENT LED New Family Tours that will be offered on the evening of August 16th.  Please arrive and enter the main office at 6:30 PM.  Your tour will be approximately 30 minutes.  If you are interested in taking a new family tour, please contract the Central Manor office at (717) 872-1401 and register with our secretary, Mrs. Smith.

Thursday, August 9th: GARDEN & Summer Library!

This Thursday, August 9th from 9:00-11:00 – there are two opportunities at CM!  If you would like to enroll your child (open to all CM grades K-6) in a summer garden activity, please enroll him/her at this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4eabab28a4fe3-cmsummer

The Central Manor LIBRARY will be open between 9:00-11:00 this Thursday if you would like to bring in your child to sign out a few books!  You do not need to enroll your child to visit the library, feel free to come anytime from 9:00-11:00.



Sign Up for FUN in the Central Manor Garden

Please click on the link below and you can register your child for some engaging garden activities that will be held at the CM GARDEN in early August. All the information you need will be available when you click below.  If you have any other specific questions, please e-mail Mr. Malek at brian.malek@pennmanor.net.


PTO Survey – Looking Forward to 2018-2019

CM Families!  Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out a brief PTO survey.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated in helping PTO plan for events next year.  Thanks for your time.