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Lower Gwynedd Elementary School

571 Houston Road, Ambler, PA 19002
Phone: 215-619-8100  Fax: 215-619-8101

Nicole West, Principal


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The elementary schools in the Wissahickon School District will be holding a Pre-Registration Overview for the parents of 2015-2016 Kindergartners. The kindergarten overview will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 9:30 am. Click this announcement heading for important dates and additional info.
At the January 12th Board of School Directors meeting there was a presentation about Literacy in the Elementary schools given by the four elementary principals. This presentation provided information regarding the elementary literacy program, curriculum, and the McGraw-Hill Wonders program. Highlights included explanation of the shift from the legacy PA Academic to the PA Core Standards, an explanation of the increase in rigor and critical thinking skills based upon the revised PA Core Standards, Wissahickon aligned curriculum, and materials, as well as description of the components of literacy, that include shared reading, guided reading, and academic vocabulary. Narrative, opinion, and informational writing has been a focus for the 2014-15 school year as a result of the changes in the Standards and was also highlighted in this presentation. Click the tab for the link to the presentation.
Click the tab for the 2015-2016 School Calendar, which was approved at the January 12th School Board Meeting.
The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit proudly presents the Parent Engagement Speaker Series, an array of parent engagement workshops designed to provide families with information, answers, and resources to maximize the student educational experience. Click the tab more details.
Wissahickon School District will host a Parent Preview of the program on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:30 to 7:45pm in the Library at Lower Gwynedd Elementary School.
The morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up can be hectic times, especially in bad weather. Students should be in the building no later than 8:25am to begin class at 8:30am. For the safety of all students, parents, bus drivers and staff, the following procedures must be followed every day: (please use link to continue)
Please be aware that the WEOF Calendar indicates that Mon. April 6th is a vacation day. That is not correct. Monday, April 6th is a school day. It is day 3B on the Encore schedule.
As you know, security and safety are essential components to ensure quality instruction. This year, we are adding one more component to our safety and security measures at LGE. We will be using the RAPTOR system to ensure that all visitors entering our school are safe. We are offering two dates where visitors and volunteers may come and have your ID scanned and entered into our RAPTOR system: October 10 – 9:15 -11:15 OR 12:30 -2:30 or October 15 - 9:15 -11:15 OR 12:30 -2:30. You must return the attached form by Oct. 8th to indicate the time you prefer.
Thank you for volunteering to supervise recess and lunch. The following are some guidelines that will help you in your duties...
Find the staff list and extensions as well as a lot of useful and important information.
Click here if you are looking for the Encore Rotation for the entire school year.
The Nutrition Group is excited to offer MySchoolBucks! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student's meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check.
The District recently issued a new policy (No. 810.1) under Pennsylvania law which authorizes the possible presence of video and audio recording equipment and the conducting of audio and/or video recording on District school vehicles.
There are four ways the district keeps the community informed about emergency situations...
Our program is designed to encourage daily physical activity outside of school hours. Exercise anyway you like, log on to the Tigers vs. Bears link and record your minutes of exercise.

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