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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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Anyone interested in student accident insurance, please click the tab for the different plans and benefits.
The WSD School Board authorized the district to begin the construction bidding process for the high school swimming pool (natatorium) and central plant project.
This year a new Free and Reduced Lunch Application is available online. We have made it faster and easier for parents to apply for free and reduced meals.
Congratulations to WSD staff member Dianne Krause who was the featured educator in this month's Microsoft in Education (MIE) newsletter.
To support those interested in volunteering in our schools, we are pleased to have the MCIU Fingerprinting Service visit our Central Office at 601 Knight Road, Ambler, on Monday, August 10th between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM to provide fingerprinting for FBI clearances required by state law. Volunteers are required to submit an FBI clearance UNLESS the person has been a resident of Pennsylvania continuously for the prior 10 years and completes required paperwork with the school district. ALL INTERESTED VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN A VOLUNTEER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT, COMPLETE A CHILD ABUSE RECOGNITION TRAINING SESSION that can be done on-line in the comfort of your home AND SUBMIT PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND AND PA CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCES. We are pleased that effective July 25th, the FEES HAVE BEEN WAIVED for obtaining these two clearances. Click the headline to see the steps needed to set an appointment for fingerprinting.
Incoming Kindergartners and one accompanying adult are invited to ride a bus to help children prepare for school. Please click the link for locations, dates and times.
Visit the public library and stock up on some good summer reading. Make sure to check out all the fun and free programs at the Blue Bell and Ambler library for kids this summer. Click the link for the Wissahickon summer reading list. The Reading Olympics list for 4th and 5th graders is included.
Be prepared! Here are the supply lists by grade level for the upcoming year.
Join Wissahickon Middle School for the annual 6th Grade Orientation and Back-to-School Night picnic on Wed. August 26th, 5:00-7:30 p.m. This enjoyable and informative event is for 6th grade students and their parents and includes a barbeque picnic. The date announced at the Parent Orientation was different than the date above. Please make note of this change.
This letter from the Superintendent is the first communication in a series that he would like to start sending out to the entire Wissahickon school community on a regular basis.
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)
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.

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