Home & School Association
Welcome to the Home and School Association at Blue Bell Elementary!
The Home & School Association supports many exciting events at Blue Bell Elementary. We work with the principal and staff to provide inspirational programs for the students. There are many ways for families to be involved.
2016-2017 Meetings - Open to all BBE families!
(refreshments will be served at each meeting)
Wednesday, March 15 at 7 -8 p.m.; Blue Bell Elementary Library - Featuring special guest, Dr. Crisfield, Superintendent of Wissahickon Schools.
Monday, April 3 at 7 - 8 p.m.; Blue Bell Elementary Library
Monday, June 5 at 7 - 8 p.m.; Blue Bell Elementary Library
2016-2017 Events and Activities
BBE Carnival - Friday, May 19, 2017 - More information coming soon!
The H&SA is kicking off the year with a Membership Drive for all of our BBE families. We are requesting that all families formally join the H&SA in the beginning of the year. The purpose of becoming a member and paying an annual fee is the help the H&SA offset the costs of ongoing programs for your children throughout the year. Here some examples of various programs:
- Family Fun Nights
- Staff Appreciation Luncheons
- Breakfast with a Buddy
- Visiting Author Visit
- Fully Funded Assemblies
Click here to complete the membership form.
How to Become a Volunteer
There are many opportunities for family members to become involved in their child’s education through the H&SA. If you would like to volunteer, be sure to refer to the requirements below.
To ensure the safety and welfare of students and personnel in the district and to comply with state and federal laws, Wissahickon School District implemented new school volunteer policies, WSD Board Policy #902 and Policy #806, and Guidelines Policy #806.1 related to the Child Protective Services Law and the PA School Code.
- Submit an annual WSD Volunteer Disclosure Statement
- Obtain and submit the following clearances:
- Child Abuse History Clearance
- PA State Police Criminal Background Check
- FBI Background Check (not required if you've been a Pennsylvania resident for ten consecutive years prior to the date of your volunteer application and you complete the Volunteer Disclosure Statement). More Information on Obtaining Clearances
- Complete an online Child Abuse Recognition Training session
All paperwork must be submitted to the school your child attends. For step by step instructions on completing the requirements to volunteer, please refer to the Requirements for Volunteering at WSD.
Volunteer Opportunities at BBE
School Store - Click here to sign up to volunteer.
The store is open 8:15 a.m.-8:35 a.m. The store will be open for K-2 on Tuesdays and 3-5 on Thursdays.
Lunch/Recess Duty (10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.) Click here to sign up to volunteer.
(Note: All volunteers MUST submit the volunteer disclosure and clearances)
Support BBE Through Your Purchases
Please consider participating in the programs below to help support the programs run through the Blue Bell Elementary Home and School Association. Your purchases will help fund Assemblies, Family Fun Nights, Breakfast with a Buddy, and much more!
Box Tops 4 Education
Send in Box Tops with your Children. To print out collection sheets, click here.
Giant A+ School Rewards
Click here to register your Giant card. Scroll down to the center of the page and select register your card from the red box on the right. Our School Code is 24066. Giant will donate a portion of your purchase to our school.
Click here and sign in. Select Blue Bell Elementary H&SA as your preferred Charity. When you shop, 0.5% of all eligible purchases will go to Blue Bell!
Sign up here. Choose Blue Bell Elementary H&SA as your beneficiary. You can also download the Benefit app for your smartphone. Buy gift cards before you shop and earn money for Blue Bell.
Attention Wissahickon Teachers and Staff: Apply for a Learning Grant
Driven by a common mission to support ongoing educational opportunities for Wissahickon students, WEOF and our Home and School Associations use a new Common Grant Application to streamline the grant application and approval process. Grants may be submitted by Wissahickon administrators, teachers, counselors, coaches and class/activity sponsors.