End of the First Quarter
The first quarter will come to an end on November 1, 2023. All report cards will be available via Skyward by 4 p.m. on November 15, 2023.
Spring-Ford Family Literacy Night
Join the Spring-Ford teachers and curriculum office for a night of literacy fun at Once Upon a Time in Spring-Ford! Our annual Literacy Night will include station activities aligned to our new ELA curriculum including reading, writing, rhyming, and vocabulary games. This evening is open to all K-5 students and their families. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite fairytale, tall tale, nursery rhyme, or classic literature character! This event is open house style so feel free to stop in anytime or stay for the entire time. Click here to register.
When: Monday, November 6
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Who: ALL Students in grades K-5 and their families
Where: Upper Providence Elementary School Gym, 833 S. Lewis Road
Welcome Mr. Thompson
Welcome to 5th Grade, Mr. Thompson!
Mr. Thompson recently joined the Spring-Ford family as the 5th Grade House Principal.
It is my distinct pleasure to join the Spring-Ford family. Prior to becoming a member of the Ram family, I served ten years in the West Chester Area School District, in many capacities. I began my tenure as a fourth, then third grade general education teacher. I then became a gifted education case manager and instructor, as well as a math specialist. During my instructional career, I supplemented my experience by serving as a head teacher and equity affiliate in an elementary building. My administrative experience began in West Chester as a Teacher on Special Assignment, Assistant Principal, in two elementary buildings. Lastly, in the summers, I worked as an elementary administrator for the ELD program.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Eastern University, K-6 PA Teaching Certification from West Chester University and Masters of Arts/PreK-12 Principal Certificate from Cabrini University. It was during my undergraduate years when I met my wife, Wendy. Together, we have three children; Lily (11), Hope (9), and Josh (3). I am thrilled to begin my career as a Ram. Together, we’ll work to ensure a successful, healthy and exciting school experience for students.
Spring-Ford Area High School Theatre presents the Fall Play... Radium Girls, by D. W. Gregory
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.
WHEN: Friday, November 3 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 4 at 1 and 7 p.m.
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School Auditorium
DETAILS: Click here to reserve your tickets. Gold card members, look for an email with special Gold Card Matinee information soon!
Special Education Resource Fair & Family Fun Day
Join the A Team, SEPAC, and SFASD for a family fun day this October. The event will include family-friendly activities, raffles, and a resource fair that highlights local special needs service providers. This is a great opportunity to learn about programs and services with local families and community members.
WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2023 :: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School; 350 South Lewis Road, Royersford
DETAILS: Click here for a complete vendor list, and to learn more.
The Wall the Heals
Upper Providence Township is honored to have been chosen to host The Wall That Heals from October 26 to 29, 2023 at Anderson Farm Park.
This Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Wall and Mobile Education Center spreads the healing legacy of The Wall and educates about the impact of the Vietnam Wall.
The exhibit is free to the public and will be on display in Upper Providence Township. The Wall That Heals will be open 24 hours a day beginning Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 8:00 am until closing Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Anderson Farm Park. Click here to learn more.
National Principals Month
October is National Principals Month! Through leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each employee and student, principals guide and support their community every day. Each day, our principals go above and beyond when it matters most, by caring for their students and staff. Recognizing Spring-Ford's Principals and House Principals during National Principals Month is our way of honoring their dedication and thanking them for all they’ve done. Very special thanks to:
- Ms. Bignotti (LES), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2018
- Mrs. Nuneviller (5/6 Grade), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2012
- Dr. Moyer (BES), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2012
- Dr. Slavin (7th Grade House), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2021
- Dr. Kollar (11th Grade House), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 1994
- Mr. Mark Moyer (OES), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 1992
- Dr. Rinehimer (SFCL), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 1997
- Mrs. Havrilla (EES), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2002
- Mrs. Choi (SCES), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2003
- Dr. Colyer (10-12 Grade), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2006
- Dr. Carboy (RES), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2006
- Mr. Thompson (5th Grade House), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2023
- Mrs. Damiani (8th Grade House), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2022
- Mr. Jones (10th Grade House TOSA), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2012
- Mr. Lawler (12th Grade House), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2022
- Mr. Rogers (8th Grade), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2006
- Mr. Bowers (9th Grade House), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2023
- Dr. Kotch (6th Grade House), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2006
- Mr. Krakower (7th Grade), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2015
- Dr. DiPietro-Edwards (9th Grade), who joined the Spring-Ford family in 2022
- Ms. Cooper (UPES), who will join the Spring-Ford family in November
5-8 Home and School Spirit Store
The 5-8 Spirit Wear Store will be open through the end of November! Get your general Spring Ford apparel OR specific 5-8 spirit wear. These make great holiday gifts! Pick up at supplier's store in Norristown or have it delivered for a fee. Production takes approximately 4 weeks.
Oaks Home and School Spirit Store
The Oaks Spirit Wear Store will be open through November 5, 2023! Get your general Spring-Ford apparel OR specific Oaks spirit wear. These make great holiday gifts! Click the link below to start shopping.
Parent Speaker Series
Is your student-athlete looking to gain speed, strength, and endurance? Does your band student feel exhausted after long hours of practice and rehearsal? Join Registered Dietitian Adrianne Delgado as she explains the importance of proper nutrition for performance: three key nutrients to focus on to get an advantage over your opponent, hydration and sports drinks, and pre- and post-workout nutrition.
This event is appropriate for students of all ages.
WHEN: November 14, 2023
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School Hurda Learning Center; 350 South Lewis Road
REGISTER: Registration is available in-person or via Zoom. Click here to register.
SFMA is proud to once again partner with Greenridge Gardens in Royersford for a Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser! Share the joy and buy one for family and friends. Choose from a variety of sizes and colors. Click here to pre-order yours.