Tiny Comets Information

Tiny Comets is a program for all children who live in Penn Manor School District who are not yet age eligible to attend kindergarten (5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the school year). The program is an effort to acquaint future Penn Manor students and their families with the school district before children enter school.

To sign up for Tiny Comets, send an email with the names of your children and dates of birth, home address and parents’ names to brian.wallace@pennmanor.net .

An email newsletter will be sent during the year with helpful articles for parents, activities for children and information about upcoming Tiny Comets events. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Wallace, Community Relations Coordinator, at 872-9500 ext. 2241 or by email at brian.wallace@pennmanor.net.

NEW! Kindergarten Information Night/Pre-K Expo February 9

Penn Manor School District is sponsoring a Kindergarten Information Night and Pre-K Expo beginning at 6:15 p.m. February 9 at Hambright Elementary School, 3000 Charlestown Road.

The Expo, scheduled from 6:15 to 6:45 in the Hambright lobby, will enable parents to network with local preschool providers about program content, enrollment and registration.

The Information Night begins at 7 p.m. in the Hambright cafeteria. It will include a presentation on Penn Manor’s kindergarten curriculum and a meet-and-greet with kindergarten teachers and principals. Parents also will learn how to register their child for the 2016-2017 school year.

Registration is not required for these events.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016, are eligible to enroll.

The snow date for these events is February 10.

2016 Elementary Lunch & Learn program

Lunch & Learn is a program designed to help preschoolers and their parents transition to kindergarten. The program, which runs from January to April, includes a story and craft time, library visit and lunch for participants ages 3 and older. Starting times are 11:40 to 12 noon, and programs run for an hour each month at all district elementary schools. Pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and siblings are welcome.

Here are all the details, including dates for each school through April:

Lunch & Learn 2016 (printable PDF)

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Tips for reading to your preschool child

The Junior League of Lancaster has created a video to give parents solid strategies for reading with their preschool aged children. Reading with your child will help ensure that he or she is exposed to great books prior to registering for kindergarten. Click here.

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Links and Other Resources

Kindergarten readiness ENGLISH

kindergarten readiness SPANISH

Lancaster County Preschool directory

Safekids Baby Guide

Important Toddler Milestones

Early Intervention Program

Kindergarten Readiness Skills Handbook

10 Ways to Help Your Kindergartner

Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early

Born Learning Website

Milestone Website