SFAHS Theatre presents Big Fish
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

WHEN: Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School Auditorium
TICKETS: Click here to reserve your tickets ahead of time.

Student Spotlight: National Merit Finalists
Ten Spring-Ford Seniors have been named “Finalists” in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congrats to Saranya A., Patrick B., Hayden C., Neng J., Samuel M., Mayank S., Pragya S., Sai S., Tarneet S., and Vaishnavi V.!

To become a finalist, semifinalists and their high schools must submit a detailed scholarship application to provide information about the semifinalist's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstration of leadership abilities and honors, and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm the student's performance.

NMSP is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships, and approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the program each year. Students are entered into the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which typically occurs in the fall of their junior year. The preliminary test serves as an initial screen of program entrants. NMSC uses the PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores to determine the 50,000 high-scoring participants who qualify for program recognition. Of those 50,000, approximately 16,000 students are named semifinalists.

PAC Championship Update

  • The Boys Basketball PAC Championship - Spring-Ford vs. Phoenixville - will be held on Wednesday, February 14th at 7 p.m. at Perkiomen Valley High School. 
  • The Girls Basketball PAC Championship - Spring-Ford vs Perkiomen Valley - will be held on Thursday, February 15th at 7 p.m. at Spring-Ford Area High School.

NOTE: according to PIAA and PAC guidelines, Gold Cards will not be accepted at Championship games.

SEPAC Meeting and Presentation
Kathleen Haigh, a dedicated advocate for special education, embarked on her entrepreneurial journey in March of 2022, establishing her own special education advocacy business. Motivated by a desire to further assist families, she expanded her services to include attending meetings with parents, reviewing evaluations, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and devising strategies to ensure students receive the necessary services and support to fulfill their potential.

Prior to this endeavor, Kathleen served as a Family Resource Specialist at the PEAL Center in Central Pennsylvania from 2016 to 2022. Covering 22 counties in the region, she provided support to families raising children with disabilities across the state. This experience highlighted the dire need for enhanced special education advocacy statewide.

As a mother of twins – a neurotypical daughter and a son diagnosed with autism at an early age – Kathleen's personal journey fueled her advocacy efforts. Through her advocacy, her son successfully integrated into regular education classes, graduated, and secured gainful employment. His inclusion even extended to being voted onto the Prom Court, an experience he cherished. Kathleen firmly believes that every family traverses its unique path.

Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, specifically Camp Hill and Mechanicsburg, Kathleen's dedication to advocacy expanded beyond her business endeavors. In 2011, she joined the board of directors of the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area, where she eventually served as Vice President and President. Presently, she continues to support the organization as their Executive Assistant. Committed to empowering parents, Kathleen attributes her success to the guidance of remarkable mentors and remains steadfast in her resolve to pay it forward. She firmly believes that every child with a disability possesses gifts to offer the world and reflects, "If I had to do it all over again, I would, considering all that I have learned and how much it changed me for the better."

WHEN: Thursday, February 22, 2024

TIME: 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Zoom ( Visit the SEPAC FB page for Zoom details)

TOPIC: Learn how to be an informed, confident, and composed advocate in IEP meetings and beyond

Black History Month Community Resource
Join the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Service's Black History Month of Virtual Events held throughout the month of February. 

Mark your calendars for the month-long long virtual series of free panel discussions:

  • Wednesday, February 14: The Influence of Black Music & Dance
  • Wednesday, February 21: African Americans' Hair Art & Fashion
  • On Wednesday, February 28, the Committee will host an in-person event at the Montgomery County Human Services Center to celebrate African Americans' contributions to the arts with music, literature, visual art, and delicious food. Registration is not required to attend. Lunch will be served after the program.

Click here for more information and to register.

Spring-Ford RAMcast Podcast - Game Changers
Recognizing National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Erin Crew and Andrew Rothermel talk with Spring-Ford coaches Jennie Anderson and Stacey Bogus and student-athlete Barcley Trotter about their experience as female athletes. The RAMcast is a bi-weekly podcast series focusing on all things Spring-Ford. The RAMcast gives parents, students, and the Spring-Ford community a peek into the everyday happenings at Spring-Ford. Hosts Erin Crew and Andrew Rothermel will introduce you to administrators, teachers, students, parents, and other members of the Spring-Ford community. You can listen to the RAMcast on:

2024 Spring-Ford 5K Run/Walk
This fantastic Friday night 5K and Kids' Fun Run is the perfect way to kick-off your weekend and show your support for the Spring-Ford Educational Foundation. Not only that, but all 5K finishers will receive a unique race medal and everyone who registers for the 5K by April 14 will get the incredible race-themed long-sleeve T-shirt.

When: Friday, April 19th at 6:15 pm (Kids fun run) and 6:30 pm (5K Run/Walk)

Where: Spring-Ford Area High School, 350 South Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468

5K Swag: Unique finishers medal and race-themed long-sleeve T-shirt (while supplies last)

5K Cost: Until April 1st: $22 for students and $28 for adults / After April 1st: $25 for students and $30 for adults

The Spring-Ford Educational Foundation 5K benefits the Senior Impact Dinner. Beginning with the Class of 2006, SFASD has honored individuals nominated by graduation seniors who have made an impact on their educational experience. A dinner is held for nominees and the seniors who nominated them to celebrate how each individual has impacted the lives our students. 

Community Spotlight: Julias’s Palooza
Julia’s PALOOZA to benefit Julia’s Grace Foundation will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024. This year, the Family Fun Fair will feature games, arts & crafts, music, food, raffles and more! It will be held at Brooke Elementary School, Julia’s former school, at 339 N Lewis Road in Royersford from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 per child.

From the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center (WMCTC)
Skills Over Stereotypes is an event being held on Wednesday, February 28 that encourages students to get hands-on experience in two programs/fields that they might not necessarily otherwise try.

Please read before proceeding to the registration: 

  • This event is open to prospective students in grades 6-8 who are residents of Pottsgrove, Spring-Ford, or Upper Perkiomen school districts. 
  • Parents/guardians MUST be present with their child for the duration of the event from 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
  • Food will not be provided, so please eat ahead of time. 
  • Before February 28th (or the snow date of March 13th), you will receive a confirmation email from Ms. Powers, one of the WMCTC school counselors. 
  • If you have any questions, please email Ms. Powers: jpowers@westerncenter.org

Join the Spring-Ford Booster Club!
Spring-Ford athletic programs need you! Multiple Spring-Ford Booster Club board positions are open for the upcoming school year. Our student athletes need parent support to help everything behind the scenes run smoothly. Interested in more information or to nominate someone? Send an email to sfboosterpresident@gmail.com.

Limerick Elementary Basket Raffle Admission Tickets Now Available - February 24
Get your tickets for the 2024 Limerick Elementary Raffle before they sell out! The basket raffle will be held on Saturday, February 24th at Limerick Elementary School.

We will no longer offer the option to purchase a table of 6. You can purchase as many admission tickets as you want, provide the names for the tickets, and be seated together

Please submit the Google Form to purchase your tickets to this year’s event: https://forms.gle/666Mze9DZrfYpNHz6  

If you have any questions, please send an email to basketraffle.les@gmail.com

Mark Your Calendar - Evans Home and School "Lucky to Love the 90s" Night - March 16
Tickets are on sale for the 2024 Evans Elementary "Lucky to Love the 90's" night. The event will be held March 16, 2024 at the 5/6/7 Center Cafeteria, 833 S. Lewis Rd, Royersford, PA. Get your tickets NOW, this event will sell out! Ticket order form can be found here.

Spring-Ford SNAP Prom Dress Boutique
The SNAP Prom Dress Boutique will be opening for business soon! Shop a large selection of new and gently worn prom dresses, formal wear, shoes, purses, and jewelry, all at unbeatable prices! SNAP is now accepting donations of gently worn formal/prom dresses, suits, tuxes, shoes, etc. Click here for more information and boutique hours.  

  • February 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • February 22, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • February 24, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • March 7, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • March 14, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • March 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • March 23, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • April 6, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • April 11, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Message from Spring-Ford SNAPVolunteers are an integral part of SNAP Post Prom! Spring-Ford SNAP has two events where we need your help. First, click here for information about a basket raffle that will take place during the SFAHS musical BIG FISH March 1st and 2nd.

SNAP also need volunteer chaperones for the Post Prom event itself. Click here for the sign up genius to sign up to volunteer.  SNAP Post Prom is April 27, 2024 from 10:00 pm to 4:00am.  Remember- you must have limited clearances to volunteer.


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April 3, 2024

This Weekly Update includes a link to Spring-Ford's livestreaming eclipse coverage, Kindergarten registration, the March RAMness winner, and more!

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March 27, 2024

This Weekly Update has a report card reminder, Eclipse announcement, Kindergarten registration, and so much more!

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March 20, 2024

This Weekly Update includes information for Kindergarten Registration, Spring Break, the PIAA Girls Basketball Championship, and more!

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