REMINDER: Spring-Ford schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. This year, consider making a commitment to serve in your community on MLK Day and throughout 2024. Click here to learn more about volunteering on January 16th.

Speaker Series: Mock Teen Bedroom
Join SFASD and Be a Part of the Conversation on January 18, 2024 for an important session, Parenting on Your Feed + Mock Teen Bedroom.

Our presenters will address the potency of today’s cannabis, other substances, impaired driving, and more, with a special focus on teens and emerging adults. We’ll also provide a tour of our Mock Teen Bedroom, which helps adults identify signs of substance use and trends that put kids at risk, such as cannabis, vaping, and alcohol. Together, we’ll develop the tools we need to support young people.

WHEN: Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: 9th Grade Media Center, 400 South Lewis Road

REGISTER: Click here to register https://conversation.zone/event/sfasd/

This is an in-person session, attendees must be 21 years old to tour the Mock Teen Bedroom

SFAHS MLK Day of Service Project
Spring-Ford Area High School's Black Student Union (BSU) is collecting canned food and toiletries as their MLK Day of Service Project!

MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. During the last quarter-century, the MLK Day of Service has grown, and its impact increased as more Americans embraced the idea that citizenship involves taking an active role in improving communities.

Although Martin Luther King Day is Monday, January 15th, the student group will continue collecting up until January 31, 2024. All donations will go to Spring-Ford’s Project Outreach and can be dropped off at Spring-Ford Area High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please spread the word and consider donating! Click here to learn more.

Round Up at Giant
Spring-Ford is proud to be a part of the GIANT Feeding School Kids initiative! From January 1 – March 31, you can round up at the register to support our school district’s efforts working to eliminate childhood hunger. Through this initiative, Spring-Ford has successfully eliminate outstanding student meal debt. Stop by GIANT on Main Street in Royersford (address 967 Township Line Road) to round up at the register and support Spring-Ford schools.

Spring-Ford has two Giant locations in our footprint, but not all school districts are quite as lucky. Round Up donations at the Township Line location near Limerick will support our friends in Perkiomen Valley School District.

Last year, Spring-Ford received $7,329.96 from GIANT to support our students. Funds from this program were applied towards outstanding food service balances. Thank you to all who rounded up, and thank you, GIANT, for supporting our students!

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.  

  • January 11, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • January 25, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • January 30, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • February 8, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • February 10, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • 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.

Stakeholder Input: Title IIA and Title IV
Under the Federal law, Every Student Succeeds Act, Spring-Ford receives annual allocations for Title IIA and Title IV.  Although allocations fluctuate from year to year, Spring-Ford receives approximately $130,000 for Title IIA and $30,000 for Title IV.

Title IIA provides opportunities for a wide range of activities to support the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school staff.  Title IIA fund must address the learning needs of all students, including children with disabilities, English Learners (ELs), and gifted and talented students. As a stakeholder, we need your input for next year's spending plan. Past practices have included training in the following areas: social emotional learning, technology integration, differentiation, teaching English Learners, understanding diversity, administrator training to improve leadership to support instruction, and transferring some funds to support Title I programs.  Transferability rules allow for Title II funds to be transferred to Title I.

Title IV provides opportunities to support well-rounded education opportunities, safe and healthy schools, and effective uses of technology. As a stakeholder, we need your input for next year's spending plan. Transferability rules allow for Title IV funds to be transferred to Title I & Title II.  Past practices have included transferring the Title IV allocation to Title I for student supports and to Title II to allow for more flexible spending opportunities related to professional development.

Please complete this survey to provide your input on spending opportunities for the 2024-2025 school year for the Federal grants of Title IIA and Title IV.


If you have specific questions related to Spring-Ford, please contact Catherine Gardy, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Technology, cgard@spring-ford.net or 610-705-6211.

Limerick Elementary Basket Raffle Admission Tickets Now Available!

Get your tickets for the 2024 Limerick Elementary Basket 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
  • We are offering a VIP Admission this year. This is limited to the first 100 people.  
  • We are accepting Venmo! Information on how to submit payment via Venmo is in the Google Form. Payments can be made via check as well and can be sent to/dropped off at Limerick Elementary.
  • 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 Basket Raffle
Tickets are on sale for the 2024 Evans Elementary Basket Raffle, "Lucky to Love the 90's." 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! 

  • Last year EES had over 155 regular and classroom baskets, over 15 grand prize baskets and one amazing great grand prize basket valued over $1,250!  
  • All ticket orders received prior to December 31, 2023, will receive an additional sheet of regular basket raffle tickets for every ticket purchased.  Please note that orders need to be mailed to arrive at the school prior to December 22.  Email the committee for alternate delivery if you cannot meet this date: evansbasketraffle@gmail.com
  • Ticket order form can be found here.
  • VIP entry gets you in an hour earlier, additional tickets and VIP only prizes.
  • All groups will have reserved seating.
  • We will host a ticket pickup event the week of the Basket Raffle 

Annual Spring-Ford Music Association Faculty Recital
Join the Spring-Ford Music Association, along with your favorite music teacher, for an evening of fun and great music when the Music Educators of Spring-Ford perform on stage. Tickets are available at the door the evening of the event.

WHEN: Friday, January 19, 2024 - doors open at 6:30 p.m., the show starts at 7 p.m.
WHERE: 9th Grade Center Auditorium; 400 South Lewis Road, Royersford
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5 per person. Gold Card's may not be used for this fundraiser.

SFAHS Lacrosse Team Fundraiser
The SF Boys Lacrosse Team is holding their annual Spin Fundraiser! Come out January 9th at 6:00 PM. Torque Studio is hosting the no cost class where donations will be taken - with 100% going to the program!! Sign up using the studio's MindBody App or by clicking here. Space is limited!

SFAHS Cheer Camp
Sign your child up for a one day cheer camp with our HS cheer team. Don't miss out! Click here to register.

WHEN: Monday, January 15, 2024
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School
DETAILS: Students in grades K-8 can select from either a full-day ($65) or half-day option ($40). Come dressed in athletic clothing and sneakers. Bring a water bottle. 

Many Thanks, Spring-Ford
Have you observed a Spring-Ford student going the extra mile for a peer? Have you experienced an exceptional exchange with a Spring-Ford employee? Want to send a special "thanks" out to the stranger who paid for your morning coffee? Many Thanks is an unsolicited acknowledgment of anyone in the Spring-Ford community who has demonstrated a caring or sensitive attitude, gone the extra mile, made a special effort to include someone, or simply deserves recognition.

  • Eliza Ervin, many thanks for being a supportive understanding manager at our homeowners association office. Being available for our new walker Hayden in case she needs help to and from school. From, Angela C.
  • Limerick Township Police Department, many thanks for being available at 8:30 a.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. to help our walking children cross Lewis Road. During snow, rain and fast cars you are there keeping us safe. Many thanks for your dedication to our community. From, Angela C.
  • Mrs. Dilks, many thanks for being so kind to all the children and families that come to Brooke Elementary's office. Thank you for your help with my three children whom you've cared for. From, Angela C.
  • Michelle Hardin, many thanks for helping to get Hayden to cheer practice while I worked. Your help and friendship are appreciated! From, Angela C.

2024 Spring-Ford 5K Run/WalkThis 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
  • Virtual Option: For those who can't make it or would prefer to run on their own, we're offering a virtual option!! Just run 5K (3.1 miles) anytime between Friday 4/19 and Sunday 4/21 and upload your time HERE!  *Virtual runners will not be eligible for age-group awards

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. 

SFAHS Baseball Fundraiser
Join friends and family for the 7th annual Baseball Beef & Beverage on Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 6 to 10 p.m. Your $35 ticket covers a roast beef sandwich buffet, and beverages. Bring a few extra dollars to take a chance on the 50/50 or enter to win raffle prizes.

WHEN: Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Township Line Hall, 920 Township Line Road, Phoenixville

TICKETS: Order tickets at: sfboosterclub.net/baseball Or Venmo to @megan-wescott – include your name, # of tickets, email and phone

Cold Weather is Coming
Cold weather is coming, do you know the plan? Spring-Ford Area School District plans to utilize Flexible Instruction Days (FIDs) in case of an emergency or weather-related closure. Spring-Ford will use a FID for an unplanned school closure and will eliminate the need for a make-up days at the end of the year. On a weather related FIDs, students will follow a modified schedule with virtual lessons via Zoom or Teams synchronously for a portion of each period.

  • Click here to learn more about what to expect on a FID, including sample schedules.
  • Click here to watch a helpful video to review the quickest ways to get up-to-date information on delays and closures.

Spring-Ford RAMcast Podcast
The RAMcast is back! After a bit of a break and a few restarts, the RAMcast returns to a normal schedule with new and returning guests. Spring-Ford's bi-weekly podcast, the RAMcast, gives parents, students, and the Spring-Ford community a peek into the everyday happenings at Spring-Ford. The RAMcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts! Currently, you can listen to the RAMcast on:

 

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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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