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Shady Grove Elementary School

351 West Skippack Pike, Ambler, PA  19002 
Phone:  215-619-8106  F
ax:  215-619-8088

Toby Albanese, Principal


News & Announcements

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The Home & School Association's electronic newsletter is filled with important information about upcoming events! It is updated weekly during the school year. Click this announcement heading to read the current issue or to subscribe to the newsletter.
The Wissahickon Transportation Department invites families of incoming Kindergarten students to an exciting "K-Bus Adventure" to be held at Shady Grove and Blue Bell elementary schools. Explore the inside of a bus, learn about bus safety, then ride around the neighborhood! Participation is voluntary. Click this announcement heading for details and directions.
Click the "Principal's Page" tab on the left side of the screen to view Mrs. Bauer's video blog for JUNE. A Spanish translation of the text of the blog is available by clicking on the link below it.
Parents, students, teachers and staff wish Mrs. Bauer well as she prepares to leave Shady Grove and move to Wissahickon Middle School. Click the heading above to view a slideshow in her honor.
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.
Here is info to help you plan for the next school year. Watch for sales this summer on school supplies. Click this announcement heading for supply lists for each grade level.
Get in on the fun and enjoy reading this summer! Click this announcement heading for more info about the Reading Challenge.
Summer is a great time for kids to read! Keep up the reading skills that were developed during the school year and just have fun reading for enjoyment. Click this announcement heading for the Wissahickon School District's Suggested Summer Reading List including the Reading Olympics titles for the 2015-2016 school year.
Need help finding the lunch menu, change of dismissal forms,Family Trip Request form or ENCORE rotation schedule on our website? Read on...
The newest Guidance newsletter from Shady Grove's Counselor (May 2015, Vol 7) is now available and filled with interesting information about the Guidance curriculum! Click this announcement heading to read the newsletter.
Don't miss out on WSD emergency notifications such as for delayed school openings or snow days. Parents, please make sure that your School Messenger account contains current information. For more details, click this announcement heading.
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Click this announcement heading for Shady Grove Library links to promote your student's Reading progress.
Gym, Art, Music, Library and Guidance follow a 12-day rotation schedule. Click this announcement heading for a complete calendar of each school day and its corresponding day in the rotation cycle.
New regulations this year require anyone who wishes to volunteer at a school in the Wissahickon School District to complete a Volunteer Disclosure Form. Click this announcement heading to print the form.

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