Tiny Comets Information

Tiny Comets is a FREE 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 brian.wallace@pennmanor.net .

An email newsletter will be sent during the year with information about upcoming Tiny Comets events, including a Kindergarten Information Night and Preschool Expo in February and the Lunch & Learn program in the winter and spring. 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.

Kindergarten Information Night and Preschool Expo February 6

On Tuesday, February 6, Penn Manor School District will sponsor a Kindergarten Information Night and Preschool Expo at Hambright Elementary School, 3000 Charlestown Road, Lancaster 17603.  The snow date is February 7.

   Preschool Expo:  Beginning at 6:15 p.m., Penn Manor families will have the opportunity to network with representatives of local preschools to learn about pre-K options in our area. Enrolling your child in a pre-K program helps build a solid foundation for learning and eases the transition to kindergarten.

    Kindergarten Information Night:  At 7 p.m., our Penn Manor kindergarten teachers will provide an overview of our curriculum and explain how you can help ensure that your child is ready to attend kindergarten. If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018, he/she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten.

Please join us for these important events. Child care will not be provided, and registration is not required.

2018 Elementary Lunch & Learn program runs January through April

Kids reading books
Lunch & Learn activities in the Martic Elementary library

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 2018: Lunch & Learn 2018 FINAL

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