Planet Penn Manor

July 14 2020

Penn Manor School District

Penn Manor school reopening plan available to the public

Penn Manor School District’s proposed school reopening plan has been shared with the board of school directors and can now be viewed here.

The school board is scheduled to vote on the plan at its Aug. 3 meeting. It is important to note that this plan is subject to change, based on updated information and guidance related to the health and safety of students and staff.

It is our intention to fully reopen all Penn Manor schools in a safe manner on Aug. 31.

Our “Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan” includes physical distancing practices, health screenings, reduced student movement through buildings, enhanced cleaning protocols with green products, and other measures recommended by health professionals for safely resuming in-person teaching.

In accordance with an order from the state health department, all students and adults will be required to wear face masks and/or shields in our school buildings and buses. Exceptions are permitted for individuals with medical conditions, including those with respiratory issues that impede breathing, mental health conditions or disabilities, and students who would be unable to remove a mask without assistance.

For parents who may not be comfortable with sending their child/children to school, the Penn Manor Virtual School program will be available for grades K through 12. The program, which has been successfully operating since 2011 for grades 7 through 12, is being expanded to a full-time elementary program for 2020-2021. Information on the 7-12 program is available here. Information on the elementary program will be available soon.

If you have any comments or questions about the reopening plan, you can direct them to Penn Manor superintendent Dr. Mike Leichliter at mike.leichliter@pennmanor.net.

Brian Wallace

July 13 2020

Penn Manor Volleyball

July 13-17- Home Drills & Skills

Here are a few drills you can do at home to work on your footwork. Continue to work on the other drills from the previous week.

If you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to me.

Coach Miller

megan.miller@pennmanor.net

Mrs. Miller

July 12 2020

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Scientific Calculators On Sale at Target

As you begin to think about shopping for school supplies for the upcoming school year, you might want to consider purchasing a calculator.  In sixth grade, students are highly encouraged to use a calculator during math class, when completing math homework assignments, and on most math assessments.  The calculator we require our students to use is the Texas Instrument TI-30XIIS.  (The TI-30XIIS calculator is used for math in grades 6-8).  Students are not required to purchase this calculator; students who do not have their own calculator will have the option to borrow one from the classroom teacher.  


If you are considering purchasing the Texas Instrument TI-30XIIS calculator, Target currently has them on sale for $8.99 (regular price is $15.99).   Please be aware that in previous years, this calculator had a tendency to sell out quickly.    

bmitchell

July 10 2020

Penn Manor School District

July 9 2020

Penn Manor Cross Country

Revision from earlier post

Hello again,

We have revised the guidance information from today’s earlier post.

While the Governor recommends that travelers self quarantine if they have visited the previously mentioned 15 states to avoid the risk of spreading the virus, it is not mandatory.

Thank you for your patience as we work to keep our coaches and athletes safe in these changing circumstances.

Coach Ecker and Coach Ulmer

akramer

Jr. High Cross Country

Revision from earlier post

Hello again,

We have revised the guidance information from today’s earlier post.

While the Governor recommends that travelers self quarantine if they have visited the previously mentioned 15 states to avoid the risk of spreading the virus, it is not mandatory.

Thank you for your patience as we work to keep our coaches and athletes safe in these changing circumstances.

Coach Kramer

akramer

Penn Manor Cross Country

Update regarding out of state travel guidelines


Hello Penn Manor Varsity Cross Country Families,

We have received another update from our Athletic Department in regards to out of state travels. If you have or will be visiting one of the 15 states placed on the 14 day self quarantine list by Governor Wolf, our current team guidelines will now meet this order. Athletes are asked to refrain from coming to practice until they have met the required quarantine period. We will continue to make our families aware of new changes as they occur.

The following states are on the Governor’s list:

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Louisiana
Mississippi
Nevada
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

Finally, we ask you to contact us if you have traveled to any of these states. As always we are looking out for the health and safety of all members of our teams and this is another step in doing so.

Stay safe,

Coach Ecker and Coach Ulmer

akramer

Jr. High Cross Country

Update regarding out of state travel guidelines

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country Families,

We have received another update from our Athletic Department in regards to out of state travels. If you have or will be visiting one of the 15 states placed on the 14 day self quarantine list by Governor Wolf, our current team guidelines will now meet this order. Athletes are asked to refrain from coming to practice until they have met the required quarantine period. We will continue to make our families aware of new changes as they occur.

The following states are on the Governor’s list:

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Louisiana
Mississippi
Nevada
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

Finally, we ask you to contact us if you have traveled to any of these states. As always we are looking out for the health and safety of all members of our teams and this is another step in doing so.

Please contact me if you have any questions at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net

Stay safe,

Coach Kramer

akramer

Penn Manor Volleyball

July 9- Thursday Volleyball Tips

Good Morning-

It is a very different summer pre-season this year. I am going to post tips on this blog since we will have very limited time for instruction during the summer training sessions. I would appreciate that you watch them (a couple of times, if needed) to understand the methods and techniques to be successful in our volleyball program.

This week’s tip is about volleyball rules and terminology and volleyball rotation. The first link is about volleyball rules for the game, as well, as terms that we use. Regardless of your level of volleyball, it will beneficial to all players to review this first link. There is a lot of important and vital information.

Next, there is an informational video about volleyball rotations on the court. It is important to know where you and your teammates should be on the court.

If you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to me.

Coach Miller

megan.miller@pennmanor.net

Mrs. Miller

July 8 2020

Penn Manor Cross Country

Practice is cancelled

We will resume tomorrow morning at 8 am at the Turkey Hill Rail Trail.

akramer

Jr. High Cross Country

Practice is cancelled

There are storms over top of us. We will see you on Monday!

akramer

Penn Manor Cross Country

Practice this evening

Hello Penn Manor Varsity Cross Country Families,

There are some potential storms in the area, but we are hoping they will pass by 6:00. We will be over at Manor Middle School to assess the weather for practice.

Thank you!

Coach Kramer

akramer

Jr. High Cross Country

Tonight’s practice

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country Families,

There are some storms in the area, but fingers crossed they will pass before 6:30. I do intend to head over to Manor Middle School with hopes that things will be clear by then. If there is thunder and lightning at 6:30, we will need to postpone practice. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net.

Thank you!

Coach Kramer

akramer

July 6 2020

Penn Manor Volleyball

July 6-10 – Home Drills & Skills

Since we can not be in the gym together, grab a ball and try some of these drills to practice your skills.

If you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to me.

Coach Miller

megan.miller@pennmanor.net

Mrs. Miller

Penn Manor Volleyball

Summer 2020 Online Resources

Resources and videos will be posted here in the upcoming weeks. I strongly recommend that you subscribe to this blog.

To subscribe, go to the blog page, type your email address into the field on the right, and click the “subscribe” button.  You will receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription.  It is very important that you click “confirm follow” in that email.  Once you do that, you will be notified when something new is posted on the blog.

My goal is to post new drills that you can try at home at the beginning of every week.  I will also post some videos for each skill in volleyball.  This will allow us to jump into volleyball drills and playing scenarios more quickly if you are able to apply those video tips.

Mrs. Miller

July 2 2020

Ms. Painter’s Library

Getting Connected

I am looking forward to connecting with students, staff and families.

shelby

July 1 2020

Penn Manor School District

Sports practices resume, with new safeguards in place

For the first time in months, Penn Manor student athletes are back on the practice fields.

Team workouts began Wednesday morning for the girls’ and boys’ soccer, cross country and football teams, with new protocols in place as required under the school district’s COVID-19 athletic health and safety plan.

All coaches and athletes are being screened for virus symptoms via temperature checks and questionnaires before each practice session, and student athletes are being placed into “workout pods” to maintain social distancing.

Practices are currently limited to strength, conditioning and individual, no-contact drills, and all athletic gear and equipment is subject to more frequent and more stringent cleaning procedures. In addition, students cannot share water bottles, towels or athletic attire.

Prior to the start of practices, all Penn Manor coaches and athletics staff members were trained on screening and sanitation procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

You can find full details on the athletic health and safety plan here.

Practices for other fall sports will soon be resuming, including girls’ tennis and volleyball, field hockey and golf.

While practices may get under way, all schools across Pennsylvania are currently awaiting guidance from the PIAA on what the fall season games, meets, and matches will look like.

Go Comets!

  • Football drill
    Football players participate in a drill.

Brian Wallace

Jr. High Cross Country

Jr. High Summer Training Program

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

We have received approval to begin summer training! Practices are optional, but all athletes are encouraged to attend, if possible. There will be new protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of all athletes and coaches. Please note that due to the nature of this fluid situation, additional changes may be implemented as needed.

Practice Protocol:

*Athletes MUST wear a mask when reporting to and leaving from practice.

*A coach will take the temperature and complete a COVID-19 Screening questionnaire before practice for each athlete. Individuals who do not pass the screening, will be asked to return home.

*Face masks can be removed during practice after the screening is complete. At this point, team members will be directed to maintain appropriate social distancing during practice, when possible.

*Athletes MUST bring their own water to practice. Water will not be provided at this time and may not be shared.

*Portable toilets with hand sanitizer will be available for use during summer training dates.

*We are requesting that parents and other family members do not attend practice sessions in support of our goal to achieve proper social distancing, however you are more than welcome to remain in the general area as we understand many families may use our practice time to exercise on their own.

Tentative Practice Dates and Google Meet:

We will have our Google Meet on Monday, July 6th at 7 pm. I will send an invite by the weekend to those who have indicated they would like to attend. Parents are also welcome!

Practices will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm at Manor Middle School on the following days:

Wednesday, July 8

Monday, July 13 and Wednesday July, 15

Monday, July 20 and Wednesday July 22

*I will update the rest of the summer in the next few weeks. Please stay connected with the blog as I will use this to post any changes with practice due to inclement weather.

Thank you and if you have any questions, please email me at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net

GO COMETS!!!

akramer

PM Elementary Instrumental Music

Summer Practice Challenge!

Your instrument still works! Do you? Please don’t forget to show your instrument some love on a regular basis. We have 250,000 minutes of music to make before school starts in August. Please take the time to enter your information in the google form once a week or every time you practice. Updates on our progress will come every two-three weeks. Today, July 1, we are at 6213 minutes, but only 3 different students added all of the minutes for June. We need everyone!!!!

Here is the form, please fill it out regularly! PM Practice Record 2020
https://forms.gle/d6FDTRhNQYk9DUXj6

If you need assistance with tuning or solving a technical issue, please send an email to jill.almoney@pennmanor.net. I will be happy to Google Meet with you! Enjoy summer, stay safe!!!

Ms. Almoney

June 30 2020

Jr. High Cross Country

Additional Free Sports Physical Dates

OAL has added two additional dates for free sports physicals. Please be aware that you must schedule an appointment to do so.

akramer

Penn Manor Cross Country

Free Sports Physicals

tomecker

Mrs. Glenn's Kindergarten Blog

Welcome to Central Manor

Hello! Welcome to all the incoming kindergarten students. I am looking forward to meeting to meeting you! Here is a video to welcome you to Central Manor!

I look forward to seeing you in the fall.

Mrs. Glenn

lglenn

Appel's Awesomesauce

An Opportunity for PM Students!

Summer Garden Camp Opportunity – The Edible Classroom is pleased to invite Penn Manor students to register for one of our two Garden Camps being held at Conestoga Elementary. This link will direct families to the camp page, which provides information and on-line registration. Families can also request hard copies of registration forms by calling or texting Beth Horst at (717)201-2517.

appelc

June 29 2020

Penn Manor School District

Latest update on Penn Manor’s plans for the 2020-2021 school year

Penn Manor superintendent Mike Leichliter has sent an email to parents to update them on the latest plans to resume in-person schooling for the 2020-2021 school year on August 31. Here is the text of his email:

June 30, 2020

Dear Penn Manor Families,

Since the 2019-2020 school year ended, Penn Manor School District has been spending this time preparing for the start of the 2020-2021 year. Many thanks to the parents who responded to the survey regarding the reopening of school that was sent out earlier this month. We received nearly 2,900 responses, which has provided the district with valuable feedback.

The survey responses are helping guide our work with a committee of administrators, teachers, the school physician, school nurses, and parent/community representatives that has been developing a reopening plan required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The “Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan” will have three required components relating to the green, yellow and red phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community. Currently, Lancaster County is in the green phase, but that may change before or during the school year, and we must be prepared should that happen. The plan will be presented to the Penn Manor School Board on July 13 for approval before it can be implemented. The school board has already approved a health and safety plan for athletics, which can be found here.

It is our full intention to physically return students to school buildings in the fall in a safe manner. While the school board has not yet approved the plan, it includes social distancing practices, health screenings, reduced student movement through buildings, enhanced cleaning protocols with green products, and other measures recommended by health professionals for safely resuming in-person teaching. As part of the plan, teachers and staff would be required to wear face masks and/or shields, and students would be strongly encouraged to wear masks when social distancing is not possible, including on buses, in hallways, and in common areas.

The full details of the “Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan” will be shared with the community following the July 13 school board meeting.

For parents who may not be comfortable with sending their child(ren) to school, the Penn Manor Virtual School program will be available for grades K through 12. The program, which has been successfully operating since 2011 for grades 7 through 12, is being expanded to a full-time elementary program for 2020-2021, pending approval from the school board.

I’d also like to update you on the status of the Penn Manor High School construction project, which is progressing as planned. The first phase is on schedule for completion by the start of school on August 31, when the new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) wing will be ready for students and teachers. More information on the high school project, including access to the live construction camera, is available at https://construction.pennmanor.net/.

To keep you informed, we will continue to provide periodic updates about the 2020-2021 school year throughout the summer. You can expect to receive an update via email (also posted on the district website) on July 20 and August 3. If additional information comes to light that should be shared with families, we will provide more updates through the same methods.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns regarding this letter.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Brian Wallace

June 25 2020

Penn Manor Cross Country

Varsity Summer Training Program – July

We have approval to begin team training session starting in July.  All cross country athletes entering 9th grade or higher are encouraged to begin training with the team based on the schedule below. 

Practice Protocol:

The following is the practice protocol in-place at this time:

  • Athletes MUST wear a mask when reporting to practice
  • A coach will take temperature and complete a screening questionnaire for each athlete before they can begin practice. Please arrive prior to practice start time to complete this process.
  • Individuals who do not pass the screening will be asked to return home
  • Face masks can be removed during practice – after the screening is completed
  • Team members will be expected to maintain appropriate social distancing during practice – when possible
  • Individuals MUST bring their own water to practice – water will not be provided and may not be shared.
  • Athletes are asked to wear their face mask when leaving practice.
  • Parents, friends and family members are asked to not attend practice sessions.  This is in support of our goal to achieve proper social distancing.  It is acceptable to remain in the general area, just not in the immediate area of the practice session.

Schedule:

Our first practice will be on Wednesday, 7/1 at the Wednesday location noted below

Our 2nd practice will be on Tuesday, 7/7 and will continue from there using the 5 day plan listed below.

Occasionally, a practice may be cancelled, or location changed.  Those changes will be posted, in advance, on this site.

Athletes are encouraged to attend at least 3 practice sessions per week.

Monday               6:00 p.m.             Manor Middle – Tennis court area

Tuesday               8:00 a.m.              Millersville Borough Park  –  lower pavilion

Wednesday        6:00 p.m.             Manor Middle – Tennis court area

Thursday             8:00 a.m.              Turkey Hill Rail Trail

Saturday              8:00 a.m.              Millersville Borough Park  –  lower pavilion

tomecker

June 22 2020

PMHS School Counseling Department

June 20 2020

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

June 19 2020

Penn Manor School District

Congratulations to Penn Manor’s 2020 retirees and longtime employees

Penn Manor would like to recognize the 13 Penn Manor employees who are retiring this year after their nearly 300 cumulative years of service to our students, staff and community!

This year’s retirees are Kathy Ashworth and Carol Purzycki (Central Manor); Rebecca Cotich, Sherilyn Hess and Barry Geyer (Manor Middle); JoLynn Drexel (Pequea); Deb Falk (Conestoga); Jodie Henderson and Dani Myers (PMHS); Candy Steiner and Richard Kilby (Martic); and Tom Wainman and Beth Wagner (Hambright).

We’d also like to recognize the Penn Manor employees who this year completed 20 or more years of service. They are:

35 years: Patti Duff, Marie Duke, Sherlyn Hess and Beth Wagner.

30 years: Bob Chambers, Mary Kay Fair, Beth Kaplan, Stacey McElheny, Sarah Repkoe, Kelly Sproul and Joyce Wright.

25 years: Kimberly Frey, Beth Martin, Melissa Mintzer, Dani Myers, Dave Ohl, PJ Peters, Heather Piatt, Tammy Rote, Mindy Swope, Kim Weit, Tara Wilson, and Bill Yarnell.

20 years: Jill Albert, Diana Alston, Dottie Bleacher, Trasee Bleacher, Tammy Bricker, Michelle Brooks, Neil Fellenbaum, Phil Gale, Jaime Gehres, Deb Gerlach, Jason, Hottenstein, Connie Jackson, Jen Kroesen, Wendy Letavic, Jim McGlynn, Janet Ochs, Lori Orihuel and Candy Steiner.

Unfortnately, we were unable to honor these employees in person this year when our employee recognition dinner was canceled.

We thank them all for their service to our students and staff, and send best wishes to our retirees as they begin this new chapter of their lives!

  • sherlyn wolf
    Sherlyn Wolf

Brian Wallace

June 18 2020

PMHS School Counseling Department

PMHS School Counseling Department

Virtual Camp College for PM Juniors and Seniors! Sign up now and spread the word!

mostrowski

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

New Google Classroom for Incoming Sixth Graders

At our class meeting on the last day of school back in May, we asked students to sign up for our Letort Sixth Grade Blog. Unfortunately, many students encountered glitches because the site won’t accept their school email address. (Parents can subscribe to our blog using their email address, and we strongly encourage you to do so since our blog will be used throughout the upcoming year to communicate important information and updates.)

For students, we will be posting important information to a Google classroom. Your child has already been enrolled in the class. An invite has been sent to your child’s school email account which will ask your child to join the classroom. We will use this Google classroom to keep students updated on important information related to the upcoming school year. Every time new information is posted in the stream, students will receive notification through their school email. At this time, we don’t have anything of great importance to share. We really just wanted to get this Google classroom set-up and ready to use so we are ready to go once we get closer to the start of the school year. Please encourage your child to periodically check their student email account throughout the summer to make sure they stay updated about the upcoming school year.

We are super excited to get to know our new students and parents. We know it is going to be an amazing year! Enjoy your summer! ~ Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Mitchell

bmitchell

June 17 2020

PMHS School Counseling Department

Jr. High Cross Country

New updates regarding PMSD’s Return-to-Play Recommendations and Free Sports Physicals offered by OAL

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country Families,

I wanted to share with you the latest update regarding our upcoming season. While there are many details yet to be worked out, we are moving forward with plans to eventually resume practices. You can view the entire message on the Penn Manor School District Website at https://www.pennmanor.net/

OAL has announced dates for free physicals as part of their partnership with the LL League. Physicals are by appointment only. Please see the address below for more details.
https://www.fixbones.com/Services/FreePhysicals.aspx

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me as we navigate through these changing times together at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net

Stay well!

Coach Kramer

akramer

June 16 2020

PMHS School Counseling Department

PMHS School Counseling Department

Info Session on Student Loans! Educate yourself!

mostrowski

June 15 2020

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

June 12 2020

Jr. High Cross Country

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Return to Play Update

Hello Penn Manor Junior High Cross Country families,

We just received an update from Steve Kramer, our Athletic Director regarding Return to Play for the athletes in the Penn Manor School District. Please see the letter below for the most recent information.

I will continue to send suggestions for workouts on a weekly basis. If you or your child would be interested in joining a future Google Meet, please send me your email at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net.

Yesterday the Governor provided guidance in relation to the process for interscholastic athletics to return to play.  The guidance received regarding Penn Manor’s ability to bring our athletes back for limited practice/training involves the development and school board approval of a health and safety plan for Penn Manor School District Athletics.  Our athletic department, school physician and district leadership team have been working carefully and comprehensively to develop this plan based on guidance we have been receiving from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, PIAA, National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Center for Disease Control.  We are eager and excited to see our student-athletes and teams back in action; however, the health and safety of our students and staff remain our top priority. 

While we currently have the blueprints of a plan in place, we will be dedicating the next couple of weeks to finalizing our health and safety plan for athletics at Penn Manor.  We intend to present our plan to the Penn Manor School Board for approval at our July 13th board meeting.  After board approval, we will communicate a start date for our school district athletic teams to begin summer workouts.  Coaches will be reaching out to their individual teams with specific details.

Until then, we encourage our student-athletes, coaches, and teams to continue their off season programs and workouts from home while utilizing virtual meetings as a form of communication. We want to ensure that the safety of everyone involved in athletics from coaches, athletes, staff, officials, and community members are addressed throughout the reopening process.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email at stephen.kramer@pennmanor.net

Thank you,

Steve Kramer, ATC

Athletic Director

Penn Manor School District

akramer

June 11 2020

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

Meet Poppy + Rosie and Read Aloud Part 12

My family welcomed two new members this week!

Meet Poppy + Rosie…the cutest and sweetest Guinea Pigs ever!

You all know that I really wanted another cat, but I am still quite smitten with these two girls.

The One and Only Bob Read Aloud Part 12

ebinkley

Penn Manor National Honor Society

Summer 2020 NHS Expectations

Please extend congratulations to our Penn Manor NHS officers for 2020-21:

President: Audrey Jachimowicz

Treasurer: Delaney Reitnauer

Secretary: Olivia Nicastro

Historian: Brianna Nissley

As mentioned in an earlier post, we revised the required number of volunteer hours that you must complete for 2019-20 to maintain membership in the Penn Manor chapter of NHS for your senior year. This expectation was changed from 25 hours to 15 hours. All juniors will have until August 31, 2020 to complete the 15 hours. We will continue to be flexible on how you complete your hours, but you must send an email with a description for pre-approval. Then complete a verification form and have it signed by the person supervising the volunteer work. If you already have 15 hours completed, we will apply it to your 2020-21 volunteer requirement. We strongly encourage you to get hours completed in a timely fashion, but at the same time, following safe guidelines.

Here are several other updates:

  1. Water Street volunteering will remain on pause for the summer. We will explore resuming this volunteer opportunity if Water Street is receptive to having us return in the Fall.
  2. Contact Mike Gerner, at (717)413-6667 or gerner36@yahoo.com if you are interested in volunteering at Millersville community pool.
  3. Any funds that you collected for the Chicken BBQ MUST be returned. We have been contacted by a staff member who has yet to have his money returned. If you have questions about how to facilitate this, please contact Mrs. Myers at jane.myers@pennmanor.net
  4. Historically, we have participated in the United Way Day of Caring, scheduled for Saturday, September 12th. Please mark your calendar now, and watch for updates about this event, as it will be subject to COVID-related guidelines.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Myers at jane.myers@pennmanor.net or Mrs. Tejada at catherine.tejada@pennmanor.net

myersj

Jr. High Cross Country

Varsity Cross Country for 9th graders

Hello Penn Manor Cross Country families,

This note is a reminder for athletes entering 9th grade, only.

Runners entering 9th grade are strongly encouraged to train with the Varsity Cross Country team over the summer. Training at this level over the summer provides runners, parents and coaches with the opportunity to see if Varsity level running is appropriate for each student at this time.  The goal is to help you find the program that best fits your skills and ability.  Information regarding the Summer training program is available on the Varsity Cross Country blog at: http://blogs.pennmanor.net/crosscountry/

akramer

June 10 2020

Penn Manor Cross Country

Summer Workouts

Below are suggested workouts to guide team members through June.  We encourage you to start your training now to enable you to achieve your highest level of fitness for the upcoming season.

Training Level:

We have provided 3 levels of training.  Start with the level that is comfortable for you at this time.  You can move up to a higher level as your training increases.

Tier 1 – For those who have been training for several weeks and who are targeting top levels of performance ( Boys: Under 18:30 ; Girls: Under 20:00).

Tier 2 – For those who have completed some recent training but are not ready or able to train at a tier 1 level.

Tier 3 – For those who have not been training recently.  This is a starting level.  Runners should set a goal to move to Tier 2 after 4 to 6 weeks of training at tier 3.

Locations:

School property is not available at this time.  Choose running locations that are safe from road traffic and are not congested with walkers.

Try to do half or more of your training on surfaces that are not paved.

Options might include:

Rail trail – there are 3 sections in our area

Chestnut Grove park – East of the landfill

Herr Park – Next to Manor Middle

Roads

Terminology:

Workout – Middle part of this workout would include runs at a faster than race pace.  Options might include: repeat 400, 800, or 1600 meter runs, repeat hills

Easy Run –  Usually a recovery day after a harder workout. (Not a jog!)  Pace is about 1 minute per mile slower that race pace

Tempo Run – Middle part of this run is at a harder pace than other distance runs.  Pace is about 30 to 60 seconds per mile slower that race pace

Long Run – Intended to develop aerobic capability.  Longest run of the week. Steady pace 1 to 2 minutes per mile slower that race pace

Supplemental Training:

Do core training about 4 times per week for 10 to 15 minutes per session:

Options include:  Planks, push-ups, sit-ups

Do base speed training 1 to 2 times per week

Options include:  4 time 50 to 100 meter run at a fast pace, 1 minute rest between

Tier 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday 
Work-OutEasy RunTempo-RunEasy RunWork-OutLong RunTotal Miles
 
8-Jun4 to 64 to 619 to 29
 
15-Jun4 to 63 to 54 to 64 to 64 to 619 to 29
 
22-Jun4 to 64 to 64 to 63 to 54 to 64 to 623 to 35
 
29-Jun5 to 74 to 64 to 63 to 54 to 65 to 725 to 37
        
Tier 2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday 
Work-OutEasy RunTempo-RunEasy RunWork-OutLong RunTotal Miles
 
8-Jun3 to 43 to 514 to 24
 
15-Jun3 to 53 to 53 to 53 to 43 to 514 to 24
 
22-Jun3 to 54 to 63 to 53 to 44 to 617 to 26
 
29-Jun4 to 54 to 653 to 44 to 55 to 625 to 31
        
Tier 3MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday 
Easy RunEasy RunTempo-RunEasy RunEasy RunLong RunTotal Miles
 
8-Jun2 to 43 to 49 to 16
 
15-Jun2 to 42 to 42 to 43 to 49 to 16
 
22-Jun3 to 43 to 42 to 43 to 411 to 16
 
29-Jun3 to 433 to 444 to 517 to 20
        

tomecker

June 9 2020

Conestoga Kinder-Kids

Hello Incoming Kindergartners!

Click below to hear a story and meet some of the kindergarten teachers and helpers.

Here’s a video of the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom song. It’s a catchy one!

Have a fun summer! We can’t wait to meet you!

witmera

June 7 2020

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

June 6 2020

Jr. High Cross Country

Junior High Cross Country News

Hello Penn Manor Cross Country Families,

With school finished for the year, Cross Country coaches begin to focus on preparing for the season ahead. In this unprecedented time, we are still waiting for direction from the Governor, PA Department of Education, the PIAA, and our School Board, as to what our season will look like. We will communicate new information as soon as it becomes available.

Since we are unable to offer voluntary practices right now, I have some suggestions below to help you build endurance and develop as a Cross Country runner.

First and foremost, make sure to hydrate (water is best) before and after you exercise to avoid dehydration!!!

Stretch before and after you run to prevent injury. We begin practice with Dynamic Stretching and end with Static Stretching. There are many resources on the internet to give you suggestions. We will develop a more specific routine when we are all together.

It is important to train 3-4 days a week right now. The goal is to run/walk for 20-30 minutes. When you prepare to run, remember that our focus (coaches included!) is on the beginning stages of training. This means that you will allow your body to ease into the workouts over the next month. The conditioning you do now will prepare your body for more challenging workouts and longer runs later in the summer.

Core workouts, another integral part of our program, develop strength and efficiency in runners. Here is a sample Countdown Core Workout that you can try (we will build on this throughout the season): Start with the number 5, which means you do 5 of each exercise in the set, then you go to the number 4 and repeat the same set of exercises, move to the number 3, etc. Here we go! 5 Jumping Jacks, 5 Push Ups, 5 Squats (no weights), 5 Crunches, and 5 Jump Ropes…keep going all the way down to 1. GOOD LUCK!

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net.

I will send additional training suggestions every few weeks. In the meantime, enjoy your summer and stay well!

Coach Kramer

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June 5 2020

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

June 4 2020

Fafel's Forum

Reminders…..

Please remember that if you still have library books at home, you can drop them off daily between 6am- 2pm. We greatly appreciate you returning them so students can enjoy them next year!

Also, remember that all 6th graders received a free yearbook and should plan to pick it up on Thursday, June 11th from 6-8pm.

Hope your summer is off to a fabulous start!

Mrs. Fafel

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Central Manor Yearbooks

Optional P.T.O. Drive-Thru Yearbook Pick-Up – June 8thby bmalek

Reserved yearbooks will be available to pick up drive thru style on Monday, June 8th. This is optional and if you choose to not pick up your child’s yearbook, your child will receive his/her yearbook when school resumes in the fall.

WHEN: Monday 6/8 between 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
WHERE: Manor Church (lower parking lot)

530 Central Manor Rd

Lancaster, PA 17603

Volunteers will wear PPE. Any yearbooks not picked up will be held until the fall. 

Extra Yearbooks can be purchased with this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAFA82EABFF2-extra and picked up on 6/8 also. Check or Money order only at pick up. If you reserve an extra yearbook and not pick it up, you take the risk of it being released to someone on the waiting list. This is for a limited amount of EXTRAS only.

***Please know*** If you prepaid during the school year, your child’s yearbook IS RESERVED for him/her. 

Please email central.manor@yahoo.com if you have any questions. 

ckinser

June 3 2020

Steph's Test Blog

Test Post

This is a test post.

steph

Mr. Plumbo's Fifth Grade Class

Report Cards

Hello Families,Readers, Herstorians/Historians in Mr. Plumbo’s homeroom… This is a message from Mrs. Eby. I am very sorry that there seems to have been a technological glitch, that occurred when your final report cards were printed. It made your Reading and Social Studies grades appear empty instead of having the (P’s) and (NA’s) that should have been there.  We have fixed this and will be reprinting and sending you a new report in the next few days.  Again, I am sorry that this happened.  Have a wonderful summer!

bplumbo

June 2 2020

Ms. Kaplan's 2nd Grade Blog

1st Summer Message

Hello everyone! In case you didn’t see the Eshleman Blog information from Dr. Cox. Here it is…


New post on Eshleman Elementary School Blog
We wish we could visit with you in person, but here is the next best thing! Follow the link below to see a message from your next year’s teacher.You can find your teacher in the comment section of your report card. Report cards were mailed on Friday and will be posted to Sapphire on Wednesday.
Esh Move Up Day 2020

Report card update: As a result of the unusual end to our school year, we have adjusted how we grade for the fourth marking period.  For kindergarten, the students will receive an N/A which represents non applicable.  First and second grade students will receive what they had earned in the third marking period.  In grades three through six, students will earn a pass or fail grade. All students in grades 1 and 2 specials will receive a Satisfactory and all students in grades 3-6 specials will receive a Pass. If assignments were submitted after report cards were printed, the most recent report card will be uploaded on Wednesday.

Who is the 2019/2020 House Champion?
Preview YouTube video House Winner for the 2019/2020 School Year!House Winner for the 2019/2020 School Year!

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