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Gladwyne Elementary School


K & 1st Grade Orientation

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Gladwyne Elementary School. Most of you are registering students for kindergarten and some are here to begin first grade.

The start of elementary school is an exciting experience and a thrilling event for your entire family. At no other point in your child’s educational career will you enjoy a five or six year affiliation with a school. We hope that you will find the beginning of this journey as wonderful as we do.We hope that our orientation for kindergarten and first grade will provide an inviting introduction to Gladwyne for both you and your children. You and your child will also have the opportunity to meet a few of the future parents and children entering kindergarten. The school counselor, nurse, reading specialist, several special area teachers, representatives of the Home and School Association and the Transportation Department and I will be available to share information with the parents while the children are engaged in activities with the kindergarten teachers. The children will complete routine activities relating to school readiness skills. Your prospective first graders, who are now in kindergarten, will visit a first grade classrooms where they enjoy a classroom activity. At that time, you will meet with me and members of our staff.

As you proceed through the registration, you may have questions. Our office staff is well equipped to answer questions about registration. Questions about programs or concerns about your own child’s needs can be answered by our counselor(s). Please note the following list:

  • Mrs. Angie Przybyszewski, Mrs. Julie Cristello and Mrs. Rae DAmora, Secretaries
  • Mrs. Maureen AuBuchon and Mrs. Denise Fichter, Nurses
  • Mrs. Deborah Wilson-Leslie and Ms. Karen Neiderer, Counselors

Please register below by clicking the date/time you prefer and complete the online form to attend the 1 hour elementary orientation session. Please call the Gladwyne School office if you need any assistance in the orientation registration process 610.645.1440. Both you and your child are to attend on this day. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you and your children to our exciting school community.

Kindergarten Parents/Guardians, please note: The orientation session you register for below DOES NOT designate the morning or afternoon session your child will attend in September.

Parents/Guardians may submit a session preference request only if it is based on child care arrangements. Please email these requests to Principal Ellers at and Cc Mrs. Przybyszewski at by June 1, 2018. Please note, if you plan for your child to attend an enrichment program such as MELC, St. Christopher’s Day School or The Wetherill School, he or she will be assigned to a kindergarten session based on the needs of balancing our kindergarten program. Please do not submit a preferred session request if your child will be receiving a full day of schooling/enrichment.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to meeting you and your child on May 22, 2018.

  • Kindergarten 9:30-10:30AM or 2:15-3:15PM
  • First Grade 12:30-1:30PM


Veronica A Ellers

Jennifer Kehoe
Assistant Principal

Orientation Registration