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Home and School Association

Shady Grove Bulldog Mascot HSA logoWelcome to the Home and School Association at Shady Grove Elementary!

The Home & School Association supports many exciting activities at Shady Grove, working closely with the principal, faculty and staff to provide enriching programs for students. There are many ways for parents to be involved!

Membership Information

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SG H&SA spends approximately $70 per child every year for educational programs, field trip subsidies, assemblies, author visits and more! We hold several fundraisers throughout the year to raise funds and rely on parents to volunteer and participate, but we understand that not all parents have the time to dedicate to these efforts, so we're making it easier to help in a different way. If you'd like to make a donation directly to help support the H&SA, click Donate Now.

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2019-2020 H&SA General Meeting Dates

All meetings are held at 7 p.m. in the Library.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020

2019-2020 Events and Activities

  • Thursday, August 22: Kindergarten Playdate at 5:00 p.m. - -6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 5: Staff Appreciation Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 12: Water Ice Social at 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 13: Volunteer Coffee Hour at 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 3: H&SA International Night at 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 25: Harvest Fest at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 6: Harlem Wizards at 6:00 p.m. at Wissahickon High School
  • Monday, November 11: Veteran’s Day Program at 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26: Fall Book Fair at 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 26: Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • Wednesday, December 11 through Friday, December 13: Holiday Shop
  • Thursday, January 30: Grades 4-5 Talent Show at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 11: Shady Grove Showdown at 6:30 p.m. at Wissahickon High School Round Gym
  • Thursday, March 19: Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • Monday, March 23 through Thursday, March 26: Spring Book Fair at 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 1: Science Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 13 through Friday, May 22: Boosterthon Fundraising Program
  • Friday, May 22: Boosterthon Fun Run at 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, May 22: Boosterthon Family Picnic/Ice Cream Social at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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.

District Volunteer Policy - Who needs full clearances? Q & A

  1. Complete an annual WSD Volunteer Disclosure Statement (for all returning and new volunteers)
  2. If you are a new volunteer, obtain and submit the following clearances:
    • Child Abuse History Clearance
    • PA State Police Criminal Background Check
    • FBI Fingerprints (Act 114) - Effective November 28, 2017 there is a new provider.
    • Enter your service code (1KG6Y3 for Volunteering)
    • Complete registration process
    • Select a location & appointment time.
    • Print the pre-enrollment form to take to your appointment with a check, money order or credit card.
    • NOTE: (FBI clearance is 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)
  3. Submit WSD Volunteer Disclosure Statement and clearances to the school your child attends.
  4. Once your paperwork has been processed, you will receive a link via your email to complete an online Child Abuse Recognition Training session. (For new volunteers)

For step by step instructions on completing the requirements

to volunteer, please refer to the Requirements for Volunteering at WSD.

Volunteer Opportunities at SGE

Whether you have a little time to give or a lot, there are many fun and rewarding ways to volunteer at our school including at lunch/recess, the school store, in the library or community garden!

After School Clubs

The Shady Grove Home & School Association partners with reputable club organizers to provide after school extra-curricular activities for our students. We offer three sessions (fall, winter and spring) and have a wide variety of clubs to meet varying interests.  Registration information is printed and sent home for each session, as well as published in our weekly school e-newsletter during the registration window.  Two scholarships are available for every club each session.

Support SGE Through Your Purchases

Please consider participating in the programs below and help support the wonderful programs run through the Shady Grove Home and School Association.

Amazon Smile: Shop using Amazon Smile. Select Shady Grove Home and School Association in Ambler, PA as your preferred Charity. 0.5% off all purchases will go to help Shady Grove.

Box Tops Collections: Send in Box Tops with your Child. Teachers have collections Boxes in their classrooms.

Blue Bell Pizza: mention SGE when you place your order and 10% will be donated back to the school; eat-in, take out & delivery (available to all Shady Grove households)

EScrip: Earn money for Shady Grove and shop with Escrip.

Giant A+ School Rewards: Register your Giant Card. Giant will donate a portion of your purchase to our school. School Code: 26406

Hanes for Education: If you order Hanes or Champion T-Shirts (sports teams, business, etc) from a supplier, submit a rebate form to support Shady Grove. Shady Grove will receive $0.10 per shirt

H&SA Communication

Bulldog Bytes: Our Home & School Association's weekly newsletter that keeps parents & guardians informed about all that happens at Shady Grove! Sign up today by emailing and requesting to be added to the distribution list.

Contact Us

Executive Board 2019-2020

  • Co-Presidents: Sari Fisher & Caroline Spellman
  • Co-Treasurers: Shrita Patel & Ashley Han
  • Secretary: Tara Bahn
  • Hospitality Coordinator: Grace Lee
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Holly Gruszka
  • Special Programs Coordinator: Stephanie Speece
  • Communications Coordinator: Stet Haley
  • Fifth Grade Committee Rep: Claudine Kniffen

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.

Learning Grant Application Guidelines
Common Grant Application