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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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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.
This week we learned from the Governor's office that beginning July 25, 2015 there will be changes to the fees associated with two of the three background checks for volunteers. As of that date, the costs associated to the background checks at the state level (PA Child Abuse Report and PA State Criminal Report) for volunteers will be waived. The third background check, the Federal Criminal Report (FBI Fingerprinting), will remain in effect in accordance with the previously published guidelines and costs. As before, if a volunteer has lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the past 10 years, he or she is not required to obtain the FBI fingerprinting report if that volunteer signs the WSD Volunteer Disclosure Form. WSD understands that many volunteers have already obtained the PA Child Abuse and the PA State Criminal Reports at the combined cost of $20. We apologize for this inconvenience, but please know the issue is out of the school district's control. It is unclear at this point how the clearances will be processed without payment beginning July 25th but we will provide further information when it becomes available. To read more about this issue, click the tab for the Governor's Announcement. Thank you for your attention to this important information. As always, we appreciate your willingness to volunteer in our schools.
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.
The winners of this year's Earth Day contest will travel to Prophecy Creek Park on April 23rd at 9:30 for an award ceremony. Click the link to see a list of this year's winners.
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.
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.
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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