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President's Payday Reminder 5/4/2016:

Dear Members:

Attached please find the minutes from the April Representative Council meeting.  If you have any revisions/questions/concerns, please contact our Secretary Amy Niemkiewicz.

Yes, it's May, so just a friendly reminder to take advantage of the Wellness opportunities to keep our sanity and keep our cool!  Of course, it doesn't hurt to include the same message for our Social Media presence, too!  

As it is Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted you to know how much I appreciate representing the outstanding professionals we have at Penn Manor.  Thank you for everything you do every day for the students, your colleagues, and your fellow Association members.  Don't forget to do something for yourself this week, too!

Senior Citizen Dessert Social:  Very soon, I will be sending out an e-mail on behalf of Sue Hamer, our Dessert Social Chair, requesting volunteers for our annual Dessert Social, which will be held prior to the High School Spring Concert this year on Tuesday, May 17.  Please consider helping to serve our community senior citizens dessert and coffee/tea before the concert.

Negotiations Committee Call for Members:  Amy Wall and I have scheduled a meeting on Wednesday, May 18, at 4:00 p.m. at Manor Middle School for any member who is interested in being on the Negotiations Committee for 2016-2017.  This is a mandatory meeting for anyone interested on being on the committee as training will be provided by our UniServ Rep, CJ Magilton, and committee expectations will be discussed.  Even if you have been a member of the Negotiations Committee previously, you must attend this meeting.  Please e-mail Amy Wall if you plan to attend this meeting so we know how many handouts of the training materials we will need.

PMEA Elections:    Ballots should be sent to Frank Dell'Estate at the High School.  As soon as he receives every buildings' ballots, he will send me the official announcement, which I will e-mail to the membership.

PSEA Summer Leadership Conference at Gettysburg College, July 17-22:  The Summer Leadership Conference is the place where new, current, and future PSEA local leaders acquire the skills they need to best represent our members. This year’s theme “Leadership... Organized... Engaged... Succeed!” continues our commitment to give our Association leaders the tools they need to build strong, effective locals that advocate for quality public education and our members through collective action.

The Summer Leadership Conference combines learning with fun and is intended to generate the enthusiasm and camaraderie that is vital to assisting our leaders to be confident and successful.    

Mindy Rottmund, Beth Martin, and I will be attending.  If you are interested, please let me know.  We are eligible for (and most likely will receive) scholarships from PSEA Southern Region for free room and board for the week; otherwise, the Association does budget money for members to attend this conference.   Also, you can take these courses for graduate credit through IUP, which has a professor on-site for the week.  These courses qualify for credit reimbursement and column movement.  Please go to the link below for more information.

Adopt A Board Meeting: Thank you Central Manor members for covering the May Board meetings!

Get together with your friends in the building and go to dinner first, then head to the Board Meeting!  Thank you, in advance, for helping your Association be seen as an active participant in the decision-making process of our district.

If you attended a Board Meeting and I did not note your name below, please e-mail so I can add it to our list!

School Board meeting dates and coverage:

All meeting are at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted

September 8, 2015 (Tuesday) – Manor; Dell Jackson

September 21, 2015 – Manor; Travis Masten

October 5, 2015 – Marticville Middle; Dell Jackson (Manor)

October 19, 2015 – Marticville Middle - Diane Kreider; Dell Jackson (Manor); Jill Almoney

November 2, 2015 – High School; Erick Dutchess and Matt Fox; Dell Jackson (Manor); Jill Almoney

November 16, 2015 – High School; Donna Brady, Melissa McMichael, Sallie Bookman,Maureen Klingaman, MaryAnn Saylor, Melissa Ostrowski; Dell Jackson (Manor)

December 7, 2015 – Pequea; Elizabeth Raff

January 4, 2016 – Hambright - Megan Szentesy; Dell Jackson (Manor)

January 19, 2016 (Tuesday) – Hambright; Peg Murr, Kristen Bock

February 1, 2016 – Eshleman -  Wendy Lutz-Terry; Dell Jackson (Manor)               

February 16, 2016 (Tuesday) – Eshleman; Theresa Nimo; Dell Jackson (Manor)

March 7, 2016 – Conestoga - Maribeth Zurn; Alison Witmer, Heather Fellenbaum, JennyFisher; Dell Jackson (Manor)

March 21, 2016 – Conestoga -  Jill Almoney, Lisa Collins, Nancy Nadig; Dell Jackson (Manor) 

April 4, 2016 – Letort - Tanya Johnson, Jenna Moyer, Sandy Ulmer; Dell Jackson (Manor)

April 18, 2016 – Letort - Tanya Johnson, Lisa Sudyam, Liz Binkley, Kara Sangrey, Julie Yoder, Sandy Ulmer, Joyce Wright, Michelle Henry, Kathy Houck; Dell Jackson (Manor)

May 2, 2016 – Central Manor

May 16, 2016 – Central Manor

June 6, 2016  - Martic

June 20, 2016 – John Matusek

PMEA Website:  Erick Dutchess will be posting items on the "Buy and Sell" section of our website (  Please send him an e-mail at  Don't forget that you can access our current contract and health care documents on our site.

May Representative Council Meeting:  The March Representative Council meeting was cancelled.  The next meeting of the year is scheduled for today, Thursday, May 26, at 4:00 p.m. at Arooga's.  All members are welcome to attend.

Mary Kay

Mary Kay Fair
Penn Manor Education Association
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Penn Manor Guidance Department recently present information as a school board meeting about programs and functions of the guidance department on career readiness. Thanks Melissa Ostrowski for presenting and providing us with information.

PMSD Counseling Department K-12 College and Career Readiness



Grade 5—4 Lessons—PA Career Education and Work Standards


Grade 7—Career Day,

                  Career Exploration Lesson


Grade 8—Career Day,

                  Two Career Exploration Lessons,

                  Career Shadowing


Grade 9—Importance of 4-Year Planning/HS Success Lesson,

                 Graduation Project Lesson

Grade 10-10th grade Academic Success,

                 Intro to PSAT testing,  PSAT results interpretation

                 CTC Cluster Information,

                 Dual Enrollment Workshop,      

                 CTC Tours,

Grade 11- College Application Process Assembly,

                 Financial Aid Workshop,

                 PSAT Testing-Pre and Post Testing instruction and interpretation,


                 Dual Enrollment Workshop,      

                 Stevens Program Presentation and tour,

                 SAT and ACT site administration,

                 CTC Presentation, CTC Tours,


                Individual 11th Grade Interview—late winter/spring of Junior Year

                        Includes making sure on target with all planning-credits, NCAA, Honors

                        Make sure transcript is accurate/updated with activities,

                        Guide course selection decisions,

                        Identify goals, outline process for steps needed to work toward goals,

                        Teach/Model/ how and where to locate information on post-secondary                                  options,

                        Advise on school visit, selection and entrance requirements,                 

                        Provide supporting website, printed materials,

                        Information sent home to families


Grade 12- FAFSA PIN Sign -ups,

                  Parchment Lesson,


                  Undecided Senior Meetings and Tour options,- HACC,           Stevens, CareerLink,                                     CTC Adult Education,

                  Senior Interview: Goal Setting with student post-secondary plan,

                                               Clarifying options, deadlines, requirements for application,

                                                Ensuring transcript is up to date and submitted,

                                                NCAA deadlines met,

                                                Scholarship information shared,

                                                FAFSA assistance



Provided to grades 9-12—Education Day, Career Seminars, Course Selection Presentations and Advising, Parchment Electronic Transcript Service, Updated PMHS Counseling Blog with significant Scholarship page,  on site ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP testing, Financial Aid Night, Community Service Resource List,



9-12 Career Oriented Graduation Project: 

Grade 9          Complete Career Matchmaker interest inventory,

                        Create a Resume,

Grade 10       School Comparison activity,

                        Informational Career Interviews,

                        Update Resume,

Grade 11       Career Shadowing,

                        Community Service,

                        Update Resume

Grade 12       Reflection Paper




Parent Offerings:

Education Day

Financial Aid Night

My Smart Borrowing Workshop

FAFSA Completion Workshop

Planning meetings as requested



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