Welcome Back!

We hope you had a wonderful summer!

This is a picture of the front of Gwynedd Square Elementary School with the American Flag hanging on the flagpole in front of the building.

Gwynedd Square Families

Dear Gwynedd Square Families,


Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 school year! I look forward to seeing our Panthers as they join us for a great school adventure. We want to ensure that your child feels part of our Gwynedd Square community and experiences amazing instruction by our phenomenal teachers!


We will continue to make decisions that align with our Gwynedd Square mission statement which is to build our children’s future, one square at a time, by creating an inclusive learning community that inspires and empowers students to be caring, confident, and well-rounded citizens.

Attendance Procedures

As you prepare your family and children to start the school year, I would like to provide you with some information that you may find useful.

  • Our first day of school is August 30, 2022.

    • Our instructional day begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:40 PM. All grades will begin their day in their homeroom where attendance will be taken daily. If students arrive after 9:10 am, they will be marked tardy.

    • If a student will be absent or tardy, parents/guardians must report that absence or tardiness in one of three (3) ways:

    • Sending an email to the teacher and copying our building, secretary Mrs. Moore (moorek@npenn.org)
    • Calling 215-853-1461, or
    • Using ‘Safe Arrival’ in the SchoolMessenger app. Please visit our “Attendance” web page for information on how to install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store
  • If we have not been notified prior to 9:30 am on the day of the absence/tardy, parents/guardians will be contacted via School Messenger and asked to respond with a reason for the absence/tardy.

The 2021 - 2022 North Penn School District Elementary Handbook includes attendance information (on p.4) in regards to the consequences when exceeding three (3) days of unlawful (unexcused) absence, ten (10) cumulative days of absence, and fifteen (15) cumulative days. Please take a moment to review.

Gwynedd Square Home & School Welcomes Our Families Back to School!

We would like to welcome everyone back to Gwynedd Square and extend a warm welcome to all of our new families! This year we are looking forward to getting to know everyone!


Let us first start by introducing our Home & School Executive board members:

  • Co-Presidents: Candice Budinko & Miriam Fredericks
  • VP of Events: Kristin Menzen
  • VP of Fundraising: Erica Cucinella
  • Treasurer: Kerry Tunnell
  • Co-Treasurer: Jessica Shelly
  • Secretary: Monica Mastricolo


At Gwynedd Square, we have always had an amazing H&S Association. Our goal is to create an environment where families can get to know each other and feel like a community, create fun memories for the students and their families, and provide the “extras” that go beyond the classroom. We host events and fundraisers, create/sell the yearbook and manage school pictures, assist with Olympic Day and Teacher Appreciation Week, pay for field trips for each grade and so much more!

In order to continue hosting these events and fundraisers, we need chairs for our events and parent volunteers. Some events are larger than others while some take very little time to organize and run.


"As someone who has been lucky enough to volunteer, has been the chair of many events, and also holds a board position, I can say that all of these opportunities have been incredibly fulfilling. Not only have I been able to enjoy the benefit of being a part of these moments in my children’s lives, but I have also built so many new relationships, learned so much about myself, and have learned to appreciate our school staff at a much higher level." - Candice Budinko


We would love (NEED) for more parents to join us and carry on the many traditions at Gwynedd Square!

If you are interested in or have questions about volunteering or chairing an event, please email us at gsfamilies1@gmail.com.


SAVE THE DATE!!!

  • Our Welcome Back Block Party will be returning on September 23rd. More details will be coming home in September.


If you would like to stay updated and to be added to our email list, please send us an email at gsfamilies1@gmail.com

You can also follow us on Facebook,

https://www.facebook.com/Gwynedd-Square-Home-and-School-437052236371889/


We are anticipating a PAWSOME year full of fun memories, great friendships, and a strong school community!

Kindergarten Orientation

Welcome new Panthers! Kindergarten Orientation will be held on August 29th from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. Please reference the orientation letter found here about this awesome event for your kindergartner.


Two parents/guardians for each student only. Masks are optional within the building.

Breakfast and LUNCH

For the 2022 - 2023 school year, North Penn School Nutrition Services will offer FREE breakfast. Lunch pricing is based on free/reduced or paid qualifications.


Please click here to enter the School Nutrition Services website. This page contains information ranging from monthly menus to accessing the application for free and reduced meals.

New Family Walk Through

Families of new students and new students in grades 1st - 6th, please join us for a walk-through of Gwynedd Square on August 29th from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.


This will be a great time for students to get to know the building. Rooms will not be open but students may look in to see the layout. We will have volunteers helping you throughout the building. Masks are optional within the building.

Our New Teachers for the 2022 - 2023 School Year!

I am excited to share the new teachers joining the Gwynedd Square community for the upcoming school year. Below are the new teachers joining us:

  • Kindergarten

    • Mrs. Schloeffel

  • 1st Grade

    • Ms. Shields

  • 3rd Grade

    • Ms. Lynd

  • 5th Grade (Math)

    • Ms. Fox

  • 6th Grade (ELA/SS)

    • Mr. Gunson

  • Special Education (K - 2)

    • Ms. Schmidt

Preparation

As you and your family prepare for the start of the school year, I would like to provide you with some information that you may find useful. The supply lists for each grade can be found on our website by clicking here. Supplies may be subject to change as the school year progresses.


Your child's teacher and schedule will be available to view in Infinite Campus the week of August 22nd. If you do not have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account, please click here to create one.

Technology

If you have questions concerning technology, many of your technology questions can be answered on the Digital Learning Page for North Penn by clicking here which includes how to pay the yearly technology fee.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal: If you have not already signed up for your parent/guardian account, you can enter the sign-up page by clicking on this Infinite Campus Parent/Guardian Portal link and following the instructions.