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Dear Schuylkill Elementary School Families,

Welcome to the 2020-21 Schuylkill Elementary school year!  While this year promises to be different than any other, we are committed to doing as much as we can to continue many of the SSHA activities and school support as we are able in these unusual times.

We wanted to take a moment for a special welcome to our incoming second graders and new students.   Schuylkill’s School and Home Association (SSHA) is a family driven organization designed to strengthen communication between families and the school community, raise funds to support school based activities and provide volunteer opportunities for families with students attending Schuylkill Elementary School.  In a typical year, we support over 30 events providing both volunteer and financial support.  Examples include school assemblies, family events at the school, book fairs, and teacher appreciation. 

Keeping families active in our school community is an important part of our work.  Volunteering comes in many different shapes and sizes and we understand everyone has unique availability based on family, work, interests and other activities.  Click on the links below to read more about ways to be involved and sign up for what interests you. 

  1. Classroom Parent Participation submit by 9/14/2020

Partner with your student’s teacher throughout the year on classroom events and parties.  Please complete this form if you are interested in volunteering in your child’s classroom, want to be included in the classroom distribution or would like to be the lead parent for your student’s class.

  1. SSHA Volunteer Opportunities submit by 9/14/2020

We are looking for committee chairs/co-chairs and volunteers to support all of SSHA’s planned events.  Use this link to learn more about the current list of 2020-21 events and sign up to volunteer your time or lead committees.

  1. SSHA Giving Opportunities

In addition to the events mentioned above, SSHA provides funding for items such as annually published books for each student, specific asks from the building administration (e.g. Outdoor Classroom, All Abilities Playground) and Author’s Day.  100% of donations are used to support Schuylkill Elementary School and our students.

Use this link to donate via PayPal or print a form and mail your donation to school  (290 S. Whitehorse Road, Phoenixville, PA, 19460, attn SSHA)  All donations are tax deductable, company matches are welcome (and encouraged!).

  • Box Tops and Labels for Education:  For every Box Top you clip, the school earns 10 cents. Clipped box tops can be submitted by mailing into school or submitting online.
  • Amazon Smile:  Add Schuylkill School and Home Association as your preferred charity and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be returned to support our school.  Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”
  • Do you have a company or work for an employer that would be interested in supporting SSHA? We are always looking for sponsorship at events and programs throughout the year. If so, please contact us (SSHAVolunteers@gmail.com).

Ongoing SSHA communication will be delivered in four key ways:

  1. Weekly Skylert (delivered to your inbox Sunday evenings from Dr. Renzulli)
  2. SSHA Facebook Page (Click here and like our page to receive our Facebook updates)

*The same information will be communicated in both of these forums

  1. Direct Emails (sign up for this when signing up for Volunteer Opportunities) Direct emails will be sent when additional volunteers are needed and recipients have requested to be on our distribution list.
  2. Bi-Monthly SSHA Meetings (9/9/20,11/4/20, 1/6/21, 3/3/21, 5/5/21)
  • 7-8 pm via Zoom or in the Schuylkill Elementary School Library if school is back in session

We look forward to meeting and working with all of you through the year.  We know this year will be very different, if you have any additional suggestions for SSHA support or if you would like to reach out to us directly, our email is SSHAVolunteers@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

2020-2021 SSHA Board

Meredith Armstrong | SSHA President                                   Rachel Hettinger | SSHA Vice President

Laura Bomberger | SSHA Treasurer                                         Heather Khazen | SSHA Secretary (interim)

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