Input sought from parents on school reopening for 2020-2021

Penn Manor School District plans to reopen our schools for the 2020-2021 school year, and it’s important that families feel comfortable about sending their children back to school.

Current guidance from the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Health indicates that we will have to implement social distancing, which will impact the number of students on buses, maximum class sizes, and movement throughout our school buildings.

We would like your input as we develop our programs and the district’s health and safety plan, which is required before we can reopen. Please fill out this survey by June 26, 2020. Thank you for your input!

It’s Move Up Day! And…we have a House Winner!

End of Year Message from Dr. Cox

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?

Celebrating our 6th Graders

Today we are celebrating our 6th graders as they complete their years at Eshleman and transition to the middle school next Fall. Below you will find a link to our online 6th-grade celebration including messages from Dr. Cox and our 6th-grade teachers as well as a trip down memory lane. Finally, our Eshleman faculty and staff share their best wishes with our graduating 6th graders. We hope you enjoy our 6th-grade celebration.

Our 6th Grade Celebration

Check back Monday for more information on our online Move-Up Day as well as the release of the house champions for the 2019/2020 school year.

Need a Read?

The author of Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling, has written a new book!  You can read it for FREE online.  New chapters will be posted every day from now until July.  Also, there is a competition for students to create illustrations for the new book.  Your parents can submit your illustrations on the website to try and get them printed in the book.

Congratulations PM Class of 2020!

MU/PMSD Buddy Program – Update & Feedback

Dear Penn Manor Families,

Thank you for your participation in our Penn Manor/Millersville University Buddy Program.  Millersville students & Penn Manor families have expressed interest in continuing this program over the summer.  GREAT NEWS!  While there will not be the traditional, school year academics, our Millersville buddies are happy to continue with specific areas of educational need.  For example: multiplication tables, spelling words, reading/writing, even telling time, are skills we can continue to work on throughout the summer.  In lieu of the academic piece during the school year, are there any additional subjects, hobbies, and/or extracurriculars that you would like the Buddies to (remotely) meet about?  For example: maybe a specific sport, type of art, music, video games, etc.

Please complete the form HERE to give us valuable insight as we grow the program in the future and to help us pair buddies who are wishing to continue throughout the summer.

Did you see…this program was featured in the May 20th edition of the Merchandiser/Advertiser!  The article was titled, “MU Supports PM’s Transition to Online Learning.”  Our Millersville students strive to share compassion and contribute to public mission while we all navigate these unchartered times.  We hope that your child was able to benefit from this virtual relationship.

We look forward to hearing from you soon,

Allison, Lori, and Nazli

Final Meal Delivery Date-5/27

In observance of Memorial Day, Penn Manor will not be delivering meals on Monday, May 25.  We will be distributing meals on Wednesday, May 27.  This is the final day that meals will be distributed for the 2019-2020 school year. 

School Items and Yearbooks

Due to the COVID-19, we will not be collecting laptops this spring. Students will bring his/her laptop to school on the first day back. Sixth grade students will bring her/his laptop to their respective middle school. Questions or concerns can be directed to:

If you are planning on withdrawing from the Penn Manor School District. Please contact Eshleman Elementary at 717-872-9540 or email: All school materials such as school laptops, textbooks, and library books should be returned before the official school withdrawal.

There is a drop off bin for library books outside of the main entrance at Eshleman Elementary. Other school items can be placed in the bin (calculators, reading anthology, etc.-please label with student name).

Unfortunately, we are still waiting on our yearbooks. We continue to check back frequently, but at this time we do not know when they will arrive. When yearbooks are received, we will communicate a distribution plan with all families.

House Point Update for Week of May 11th

This is our final week of competition for this school year! Let’s GO!

Here is the link to the House Points form for the week of May 18. It’s the final week! Remember:

  1. You may only earn points for one activity in each point category this week. 
  2. Make sure to have your parents or guardians complete the form by Saturday at midnight. 
  3. Consider emailing pictures of you demonstrating responsible and respectful behaviors at home to, so we can share them on the video update.

See some of the Esh staff…

and what we are doing when we aren’t teaching remotely. Missing you all!