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Gladwyne Elementary School


Home & School Association

The Home and School Association serves as a liaison between the parents, children and teachers of Gladwyne School. All families of Gladwyne School are members of the association. The H.S.A. is a volunteer organization that relies upon the help of parents/guardians of Gladwyne School students. If you can volunteer your time to the H.S.A., please email

Board & Committee List

2019-20 GES HSA Board & Committees

Board Officers Name Email
President Kristy Auckett-Stowe
President Michele Vessal
Vice President *Iris Nafshi
Vice President Vacant  
Treasurer Brooke Cordes
Treasurer Katie Gasper
Secretary Jen Szychter
Secretary Jennifer Knox
Member at Large Susan Chang
Member at Large Leslie Reber
Communications Co-Chair Vacant  
Communications Co-Chair Vacant  
Directory Melissa Nielson
Directory Shannon Leati
Directory Corey Deller
Gladwyne Gazette Jessica Davis
Gladwyne Gazette Vacant  
Publicity (school boards, posters, etc) Vacant  
Publicity (school boards, posters, etc) Vacant  
Community Relations Co-Chair Avi Koffler
Community Relations Co-Chair Lisa Katchman
American Education Week Breakfast Karnit Asher
American Education Week Breakfast Vacant  
Committee for Special Education Jennifer Knox
Committee for Special Education Deb Livingston
Community Service Vacant  
Community Service Vacant  
Alex's Lemonade Susan Ramage
Alex's Lemonade Holly Robbins
Blankenburg Lisa Katchman
Blankenburg Laura Stern
Blood Drive Nita Klein
Blood Drive Asal Caskey
Cal's Cupcakes Linda Golkow
Cal's Cupcakes Avi Koffler
Lucy Belle's Rainbow Susan Ramage
Lucy Belle's Rainbow Asal Caskey
MLK Service Project Avi Koffler
MLK Service Project Nicole Hadfield
Reading for the House Nita Klein
Reading for the House Leah Mayne
Morning of Service Vacant  
Morning of Service Vacant  
Cultural Heritage Night Susan Ramage
Cultural Heritage Night Vacant  
ISC Liaison Monique Vigilance
ISC Liaison Vacant  
ISC Art Show Alicia Jones
ISC Art Show Joann Jester
Lower Merion Twp Scholarship Fund Lauren Menkowitz
Lower Merion Twp Scholarship Fund Vacant  
Educational Programming Co-Chair Lanie Blodgett
Educational Programming Co-Chair Vacant  
Art Goes to School Maggie Barker Taylor
Art Goes to School Joann Jester
Art Goes to School Carolyn Klinghoffer
Art Goes to School Vacant  
Artist-in-Residence Jessica Davis
Artist-in-Residence Vacant  
Author Visits Susan Chang
Author Visits Nicole Hadfield
BookNook Press Stephanie Pond
BookNook Press Elizabeth Keszeli
Celebration Book Club Jenny Rae Knox
Celebration Book Club Amy Katzeff
5th Grade Events Co-Chair Rita McCormick
5th Grade Events Co-Chair Jennifer Pumphrey
5th Grade Events Co-Chair Paige Daggett
Fundraising Co-Chair Ashley Govberg
Fundraising Co-Chair Melissa Nielsen
Apparel Erica Schafer
Apparel Vacant  
Book Fair Alicia Jones
Book Fair Vacant  
Box Tops Lillian Lau
Box Tops Vacant  
Family Fun Night Lara Hamm
Family Fun Night Liz Simpson
Family Fun Night Linda Golkow
Gift Wrap Nancy Neff
Gift Wrap Vacant  
MySchoolBucks Deb Livingston
MySchoolBucks Vacant  
Shopping Days Carrie Pestronk
Shopping Days Vacant  
School Life Co-Chair Danielle Curley
School Life Co-Chair Liliana Satell
Homeroom Parents/Grade Level Socials Danielle Curley
Homeroom Parents/Grade Level Socials Liliana Satell
Field Day Deb Livingston
Field Day Andrew Abramson
New Families Kerry McCreight
New Families Vacant  
Wellness Committee Liaison Monique Vigilance
Wellness Committee Liaison Vacant  
Yearbook Kerry McCreight
Yearbook Vacant  
Mini Grant Program Kerry McCreight
Mini Grant Program Vacant  
Social Events Co-Chair Meredith Moss
Social Events Co-Chair Amy Katzeff
Back to School Picnic Leslie Reber
Back to School Picnic Vacant  
Parent Spring Social Erika Gabriel
Parent Spring Social Stacy Goodman
Teacher Appreciation Jaime Thurber
Teacher Appreciation Vacant  
Teacher Meals Heather Adler
Teacher Meals Kelly Punchard

Forms & Documents


What does the HSA do for Gladwyne Elementary School?
The HSA enriches our community…
…by bringing educational programs like Author Visits, Art Goes to School, school assemblies, and more!
…by building community through many parent and family social events, grade level socials, and so much more!
…by raising funds for capital expenditures through our biennial auction for laptops, Smart Boards, recess equipment, and more! bringing community service opportunities to our school like Lucy Belle’s Rainbow (we collect art supplies for children at CHOP), Blankenburg (we hold a hat, coat & mitten drive for our sister school in Philadelphia), and so many more!

Thank you for making our school a wonderful place to nurture our children's minds and spirits.

2019-20 HSA Calendar


Date Event
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 First Day Of School Grades 1-5
Thursday, September 5, 2019 First Day of School Kindergarten
Thursday, September 5, 2019 Back to School Picnic 4:30-7PM (Rain Date 9/11)
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 HSA Board Meeting 9:30 - 10.50AM  GES Cafeteria
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Open House Grades K - 2   6 - 6.45pm
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Open House Grades 3 - 5   7.15 - 8pm
Monday, September 16, 2019 Homeroom Parent Orientation Meeting 7-8PM
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Homeroom Parent Orientation Meeting 9:30-10:30AM
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 New Parent Reception 6PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 HSA General Meeting 6:30 PM Auditorium
Monday, September 30, 2019 School Closed


Date Event
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 School Closed
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 HSA Board Meeting 9:30 - 10.50AM GES Cafeteria
Thursday, October 3, 2019 Kindergarten Social 6:30-8PM Cafeteria
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 School Closed
Thursday, October 10, 2019 First Grade Social 6:30-8PM Cafeteria
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Picture Day
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Second Grade Social 6:30-7:30PM Gym
Thursday, October 24, 2019 Third Grade Social 7-8PM Gym
Thursday, October 31, 2019 Halloween Parade 11:00 AM - Early Dismissal 12:25PM


Date Event
Friday, November 1, 2019 Book Fair Begins
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 School Closed
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Book Fair Social 6-8PM
Friday, November 8, 2019 Book Fair Ends
Monday, November 18, 2019 American Education Week Begins
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 HSA Board Meeting 9:30-10.50AM GES Cafeteria
Monday, November 18, 2019 American Education Week Begins
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Parent/Teacher Conferences Begin 5PM
Friday, November 22, 2019 Early Dismissal 12:25PM; Parent-Teacher Conferences
Monday, November 25, 2019 Parent/Teacher Conferences Begin 5PM
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Early Dismissal 12:25PM; Parent-Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Early Dismissal 12:25PM
Thursday, November 28, 2019 School Closed
Friday, November 29, 2019 School Closed


Date Event
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 HSA Board Meeting  and Celebration (Location TBD)
Monday, December 23, 2019 Winter Break Begins


Date Event
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Last Day of Winter Break
Thursday, January 2, 2020 School Resumes
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 HSA Board Meeting 9:30 - 10.50AM GES Cafeteria
Friday, January 17, 2020 Early Dismissal 12:25PM
Monday, January 20, 2020 School Closed


Date Event
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 HSA Board Meeting 9:30 - 10.50AM GES Cafeteria
Friday, February 14, 2020 Early Dismissal 12:25PM
Monday, February 17, 2020 School Closed


Date Event
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 HSA Board Meeting 9:30 - 10.50AM GES Cafeteria
Thursday, March 5, 2020 Fourth Grade Social 7-8PM Gym
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Parent/Teacher Conferences Begin
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Early Dismissal 12:25PM; Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thursday, March 12, 2020 Early Dismissal 12:25PM; Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 13, 2020 Early Dismissal 12:25PM; Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 20, 2020 Spring Picture Day
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 HSA General Meeting 6.30 - 7pm
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 ISC Parent Education Speaker Series 7pm - GES Auditorium
Thursday, March 26, 2020 Cultural Heritage Night 6-8PM


Date Event
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 HSA Board Meeting 9:30 - 10.50AM GES Cafeteria
Monday, April 6, 2020 Spring Break Begins
Friday, April 10, 2020 Spring Break Ends
Monday, April 13, 2020 School Resumes
Friday, April 17, 2020 Morning of Service
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 School Closed


Date Event
Monday, May 4, 2020 Teacher Appreciation Week Begins
Friday, May 8, 2020 Cinco de Mayo BINGO 5-7PM
Monday, May 11, 2020 K and 1 Orientation
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Junior Olympics
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Junior Olympics (RAIN DATE)
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 HSA Board Meeting 9:30 - 10.30AM GES Cafeteria
Friday, May 15, 2020 Family Fun Night 5.30-8PM
Friday, May 22, 2020 Early Dismissal 12:25PM
Monday, May 25, 2020 School Closed
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 HSA Turnover Meeting followed by Volunteer Luncheon


Date Event
Friday, June 5, 2020 Field Day
Monday, June 15, 2020 Last Day of School; Early Dismissal 12:25PM
Monday, June 15, 2020 Fifth Grade Promotion