Tiny Comets is a program for all children who live in Penn Manor School District who are not yet age eligible to attend kindergarten (less than 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the school year). The program helps 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com.
2017 Elementary Lunch & Learn program begins in January
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 vary by school, 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 is a printable schedule with all the details, including dates for each school through April: Lunch & Learn 2017 v2
Kindergarten Information Night/Pre-K Expo February 7, 2017
Penn Manor School District is sponsoring a Kindergarten Information Night and Pre-K Expo beginning at 6:15 p.m. February 7 at Hambright Elementary School, 3000 Charlestown Road.
The Expo, scheduled from 6:15 to 7 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 2017-2018 school year. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017, are eligible to enroll.
The snow date for these events is February 8.
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.
Links and Other Resources
Born Learning Website