HSA plans for over the summer: Over the summer the HSA will be transitioning to the new online membership platform and working to make sure the outdoor classroom and garden is finished by the beginning of the new school year!
There is a lot of talk around gratitude these days within our adult conversations and instilling gratitude within our children. Even though it is an important buzz word of our current situation, we would like to emphasize how grateful we are for all of our parent volunteers. We appreciate all of your hard work, dedication to our children’s elementary experiences and the donation of your most precious resource, your time. We are so proud of our strong, supportive, and involved parent community.
Despite our year being cut short there is so much that the HSA accomplished this year starting with the New Family Social at East Goshen Park in August.
September brought the Boosterthon Pep Rally, Mr. Brown Rides the Bus, and Picture Day and the printed school directory, EGE Spirit wear and the 5th grade t-shirt were delivered.
In October we had Kindergarten Donuts with Dad, the Boosterthon Fun Run, Family Fun Night and the class Halloween parties.
In November we had 1st Grade Muffins with Mom, Feed the Hungry, and our Fall Conference Teacher Appreciation Meal.
December brought 2nd Grade Donuts with Dad and class holiday parties.
And in January we hit the ground running again with 3rd Grade Muffins with Mom and Family Bingo Night.
In February we hosted a great Adult Social with our very first ever and very successful online auction!
And even though school ended abruptly mid-March, those first 3 weeks were jam packed with HSA organized events: 4th Grade Donuts with Dad, 3rd Grade Ancient Civilizations Day, Book Fair, VIP/Grandparent Event, and our Spring Conference Teacher Appreciation Meal. However, our annual Spring Fair had to be cancelled, which was a disappointment for everyone, especially our volunteers who had put so much time into preparing games, crafts, catering and decorations.
Throughout the school year, our Beautification Committee did an amazing job of always having a seasonal cheery billboard in the lobby and decorating outside. And our Library volunteers helped support our librarian year round. The Grant Writing volunteers assisted us in learning the ins and outs of grant applications. Our grade level ambassadors welcomed new families and organized events and our Wellness Committee helped us promote healthy habits.
And we are disappointed that we weren’t able to hand out snacks during the PSSAs, have our 4th Grade PA Day event, distribute student made books through our Publishing Committee and host our final Teachers Appreciation Meal of the school year.
And we are especially saddened that we aren’t able to organize a lot of the traditional 5th Grade events, like the Safeties Party and host our 5th Grade Mother’s Tea. But we are very grateful that our 5th Grade Yearbook Committee was able to publish this year’s book so we’ll be able to send off our departing 5th Graders with a book full of cherished East Goshen Elementary memories.
Thank you so much and we look forward to starting another successful school year in the fall! In the meantime, please check out the Sign Up Genius to see if there’s anything you’d like to volunteer for next school year.
Have a wonderful summer!