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.
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
Everything you need to know for WillowFaire!
WHAT TO WEAR
This bohemian musical experience is meant to be casual and free-spirited. This could mean wearing denim with a boho top, a maxi dress, or tank + shorts + gladiator sandals.
The event is held outdoors with a mix of hard surface and lawn. We recommend shoes with a flat sole, wedge, or block heel to keep you from sinking into the grass. Temps are expected to be in the high 50* so bring a light jacket or wrap.
Our retail community partners include Love Datisiya Boutique, Whiskey + Leather at One Paseo, and Nordstrom Fashion Valley with personal shopper Sue Saunders. These retailers are ready for all things WillowFaire!
Guest Arrival | Registration
Welcome Bar + Appetizers
SkinTight Metallic Tattoos *
Donuts + Cotton Candy
Raffle Winners Announced*
Live Music + Dancing
WillowFaire Gallery | Sponsors, Teachers, Students, Auction Items
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