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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 school district is providing workshops for current 5th grade parents, and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade parents new to the district. Come out to learn about Wiss21, the district's 1:1 laptop initiative in the middle school. Parents will learn about the hardware, software, tools and online resources your children will be using next year through this 75 minute workshop. In order to accommodate as many parents as possible, we are asking only one parent per child register and attend the workshops. Multiple sessions are available on June 3, 2015. Click the headline for more information.
Please click into this news headline to access an UPDATED important letter from the WHS Guidance department.
We have some exciting leadership developments in the works, starting in the 2015-16 school year, and I would like to take this opportunity to share them with the entire school community. First, Gary Abbamont, currently Stony Creek Elementary School Principal, has been appointed Assistant Superintendent, effective 7/1/15. The other changes for Wissahickon School District are: Middle School's current principal, Dr. Kevin McAneny, will be moved to Stony Creek and Shady Grove's current principal, Ms. Elizabeth Bauer, will be moved to Middle School. Click the headline for the full announcement letter from Dr. James Crisfield.
The Wissahickon School District Board of Directors approved Dr. Crisfield's recommendation to appoint Dr. Concetta Lupo as the principal of Blue Bell Elementary School, effective 7/1/15. Click the headline for the full announcement.
The rain date for Field Day and the picnic is Monday June 8th. Menu choices: Grilled hot dog or hamburger, whole baby carrots, fresh apple, bag of chips, 8oz. bottle of water.
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.
Students at the Middle School and the High School will be participating in the Keystone Exams in the areas of Algebra 1, Biology, and Literature between May 13 - May 27, 2015. Click the tab for more information.
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.
Beginning March 4th, Kindergarten registration packets can be pick up from the attending elementary school during school hours. Kindergarten registration appointments will be held at the Administration Building, by appointment only, from April 7th – April 27th. AFTER April 27th, Kindergarten registration packets will be distributed by the Registrar's Office.
The comprehensive plan is a proactive tool used to inform and guide zoning and policy decisions consistent with community-wide values and goals. Obtaining feedback from the community is vital to the planning process. These surveys will help inform the development of the Whitpain Township Comprehensive Plan Update. The surveys will be available until June 30, 2015. Click the headline for the two different surveys.
Click the tab for the 2015-2016 School Calendar, which was approved at the January 12th School Board Meeting.
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...

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