Does the thought of the kids going back to school make you feel like dancing? Us too! And the good news? It’s right around the corner! We know you’re just as excited as us, and we have a great way to celebrate ...our annual Back to School Parent Party! Join the Willow Grove Educational Foundation as we spend an evening together with returning and new parents, accompanied by a selection of delicious chef-prepared hors d'oeuvres, a variety of wines, flavorful beers and made-to-order cocktails prepared just for the occasion. This fabulous event will be held the evening of September 7, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 PM at the exquisite home of a Willow Grove family. Don’t delay! For more information, click HERE.
Next school year's Classroom Supply Wish Lists are posted! Make school supply shopping hassle-free and convenient by purchasing them online through the Willow Grove Educational Foundation. Skip the apocalyptic aisles in August. Don't stress this summer about finding the correct markers or wondering how you’re going to deliver three reams of paper to school. Let us do the heavy lifting and make back-to-school a breeze!
Take advantage of this program NOW. Click on the button below, select your child’s new grade level and you’re all set! WGEF delivers the supplies to the classroom by the first day of school. Your summer just got a lot easier! By ordering through WGEF, a portion of each kit purchased helps fund essential Willow Grove programs like PE, Music, additional teachers and more!
Time is running out! All orders must be placed by today, June 21st. Simply go to SchoolKidz and use our account number 25176 to start your shopping.
We’re Still Here!
The sun is shining, the salty breeze is refreshing, the kids are playing. While summer kicks off for most of our families and vacations abound, the Foundation is hard at work preparing for next year’s fun. Before you sign off and shut down from school mode, take one last look at how we can help you and you can help your child(ren).
School Supplies are still on sale!
Purchase by June 21st to ensure an easy first day for your child and strike it off your back to school shopping list. Click below and enter account # 25176 to find the kit prepared just for your child’s new grade.
Something to look forward to!
Our next event, the Back to School Parent Party, still has a limited quantity of tickets available for purchase. This fabulous celebration will take place on Saturday September 7th at the beautiful home of one of our generous Willow Grove families. You do not want to miss out on this fun night of hors d’ouerves, unlimited drinks, raffle, and your favorite people. What better way to kick off the new school year than hanging with your best friends and meeting new ones?
Save the Date!!
Find your foursome! Our annual golf tournament tees off on Monday November 18th! This full day event is chocked full of fun with fabulous hole-in-one prizes, contests, delicious food, dinner, dancing, cocktails, raffle and auctions. Check back in for more details!
It’s been a wonderful year working with our community to provide the best education for all the children at Willow Grove Elementary School. We hope you enjoy every last bit of your summer break! We’ll see you in August! -WGEF
Dear Willow Grove Parents and Friends,
As the 2018-19 school year comes to a close, I wanted to share the deep gratitude felt by every member of the Willow Grove Educational Foundation for our school community's commitment to enriched education. Your support has kept vital programs at Willow Grove and is helping the Foundation provide even more next year!
It's easy to assume that programs such as P.E., music and science are a given at a school like Willow Grove. Or that kindergarten aides, reading impact teachers and classroom technology are supplied by the school district -- but they're not.
Instead, our parent community chose to listen and support the Foundation -- in the form of donations, auction bids, sponsorship, event attendance and much more. In fact, this year each of our three major fundraisers -- the Golf Tournament, Grizzly Growth Fund and WillowFaire -- experienced the highest net revenue ever thanks to your support!
Our spring fundraiser, WillowFaire, raised an amazing $95k for our Grizzlies! With 260 attendees, this event brought our school community together for a beautiful night of food, music and friendship -- all while raising nearly six figures to fund critical programs and teachers at Willow Grove. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a success, including room parents, teachers, donors, sponsors and attendees.
Thanks to the generosity of Willow Grove parents, the Foundation's fundraising success this year means that we can keep the following staff and programs next year:
Resource Scientist and hands-on science lab
3 kindergarten aides
5 reading impact teachers
1 enriched math teacher
50% more school counselor hours
In addition, the Willow Grove Educational Foundation will also be able to fund the following:
Math impact teacher
Two new Chromebook carts
These are needs identified by the Willow Grove teaching staff and it's our honor to be able to fulfill them thanks to the support of our parent community.
In closing, THANK YOU for choosing to support the Willow Grove Educational Foundation when there are so many other pulls on your time and money. Your support helps keep enriched education for all Grizzlies at Willow Grove.
In Community Spirit,
2018 - 2019 Officers
President - Erin Leventhal
Vice President - Holly Vieux
Chief Financial Officer - Jennifer Tranchina
Secretary - Sarah Grant
Ex-Officio Director | Principal - Amy Huff
2018 -2019 Directors
2018 - 2019 Teacher Representatives