We are currently 70% towards our $100,000 goal for the 2017-2018 Grizzly Growth Fund. Our ask is that each family donate $350 per enrolled student.
Your donations allow the Willow Grove Educational Foundation to fund the following programs and teacher salaries:
- $150,000+ in additional salaries
- 37 weeks of music and P.E. per student
- Hands-on science for nearly 800 students
- 14 additional teachers and staff
- 50% more school counselor hours
- Class size reduction
- Classroom learning software and technology
- Classroom supplies for 32 teachers
- 4 literacy programs
Congratulations to Mary Murphy's class for winning the VIP science experience with Mr. Wollitz! Their class had the highest percentage of GGF donors.
While scientific information can be remembered when taught through books and lectures, when children study the same concepts through hands-on learning, they build a functional understanding and develop the ability to become independent learners.
Thanks to the Grizzly Growth Fund, we are fortunate to have our on-site Science Instructor Mr. Wollitz! Your gift of $350 per enrolled child funds dedicated music, science and P.E. instructors....and much more!
Physical education prepares children to be physically and mentally active, fit and healthy. Studies show that physical activity contributes to improved academic performance and helps children develop healthy social interactions. From a young age, children learn cooperation through group activities and form a positive sense of identity as part of a team. They take their new skills and confidence and use them outside of school ...
A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening and moving brings benefit to children as they progress into more formal learning. Research shows growing up in a musically rich environment is often advantageous for children’s language development.
Thanks to the Grizzly Growth Fund, we are fortunate to have weekly Music instruction for all of our students!