Peer Helper Holiday Party

Thank you to all the students, families, and community members who donated toys and other gifts so the Manor Peer Helpers could host a holiday party for over 25 elementary children in the Penn Manor community.  We were joined this year by many former Peer Helper students and other high school students to help with the event. This is an annual event where the Millersville Women’s Club along with our Peer Helpers transform the library into a holiday shop so children can pick gifts for family members.  The students were also treated to lunch and created a craft and were visited by a special guest who brought gifts for each child.  Items not used during the event are donated to local charities thanks to the efforts of our school social workers.  See the pictures below.

Santa visits the children.
Peer Helpers past and present.
High school students helping out.
Library full of toys and other gifts.
Library transformed into a gift shop.

Junior Achievement- YES! Program

Thank you to the volunteers from Fulton Bank and Junior Achievement for the special day on Friday.  Students learned financial literacy and career planning.  Below are a few pictures from the day.


Pictures of students doing activities during JA day

Thanksgiving Meal Donations

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Every year Penn Manor School District assists families in need with Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.  We would like to make this process more uniform across the district.  We will be collecting the food listed below between October 29th and November 9th.  If you have a child in one of these grades, please consider donating.


Kindergarten-boxed mashed potatoes

1st grade-boxed stuffing

2nd grade-canned corn

3rd grade-canned green beans

4th grade-canned sweet potatoes

5th grade-canned cranberry sauce

6th grade-canned gravy (NO GLASS)

7th grade-applesauce (NO GLASS)  8th grade-Cornbread or Muffin Mix (WATER BASED)


If your family is able and willing 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 November 9th.  Make your check payable to Penn Manor Family Fund and on the memo line write “Holiday Food Basket”. 

Pictures from Red Ribbon Week and Pink Out Day

Here are some photos from Red Ribbon Week and Pink Out Day.

Red Ribbon Week- 10/22-10/26

During Red Ribbon Week, peer helpers will be putting on a small program during lunches for students to learn more about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.  Students are encouraged to show their support of being drug free by participating in the special days.

10/22 Monday- Turn Your Back on Drugs-  Wear your shirt backward

10/23 Tuesday- Sock it to Drugs- Wear Crazy Socks

10/24 Wednesday- Hats off to Being Drug Free-  Wear a hat or cap

10/25 Thursday- Drugs are Old School- Dress from a Different Era (Throwback Thursday)

10/26 Friday- Support Red Ribbon Week-  Wear red or Pink (this is also the district pink out day in honor of cancer awareness)

Floor Hockey Champs

These teams of students won a small floor hockey tournament during physical education class.


Book Buddy Party

On Friday, both 7th grade teams had their Book Buddy party. It was a celebration that every 7th grade student has read at least one book already this school year.  It was a celebration  that we wrote response letters back and forth between mystery buddies.   It was a celebration of the beginning of a good friendship that has spawned from the exchanging of six letters.  Some of the book buddies were community members, teachers, and 8th grade students.  Below are several pictures of students sharing with the adults about their books.

Spirit Week

This week is spirit week.

Monday- Jersey day

Tuesday- Team Day-  Blue and Green

Wednesday-  Wacky Wednesday

Thursday- Comfy Day- Sweats

Friday-  School colors-  Blue and Gold

Manor Middle School to conduct Safe Schools drill

All Penn Manor schools will be conducting security drills in the coming weeks as required under a recent change in state law.

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 44-2018, which requires that a mandatory security drill be conducted within the first 90 days of each school year. Below is the letter all students received to take home to parents.  If you have any questions, please contact the principal’s office.

Safe School Letter