Order Form for 2017-2018 EEHSP Directory – Due Friday, Oct. 27!

Do you need to call or email a teacher, a room parent, or the parents of your child’s friends? You can find all of this information and more in one convenient booklet, the 2017-2018 EEHSP Directory!

Each copy is $15, cash or check (make checks payable to EEHSP). Please return the EEHSP Directory Order Form 2017-18 and payment by Friday, October 27 in an envelope labeled “EEHSP Directory”. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser for the students!


EEHSP Book Fair, September 25th to 29th



September 25th to 29th – For all the details check out the main Book Fair page!

Wild West Book Fair



Girls on the Run looking for Community Coaches

The coordinator for the “Girls on the Run” program is looking for community coaches. Head over to their website and see if you could be a community coach, https://www.gotrpa.org/Coach




First EEHSP Meeting of the Year! Sept. 13th, 6:30 PM

Please join us at the FIRST Enfield Erdenheim Home & School Partnership (EEHSP) meeting

Wednesday,September 13th at 6:30pm

Erdenheim gym

Why come to an EEHSP meeting?

  • EEHSP meetings are a great opportunity to meet other Springfield parents.
  • You can be the first to hear about important news and  upcoming events at school.
  • You can learn how your child and Springfield Schools benefit from the work of the EEHSP.
  • You can learn how to volunteer your time, on campus or off, to positively impact the learning experience of all students at Enfield and Erdenheim Elementary Schools. 
  • EEHSP meetings bring together the home and the school so that parents and teachers may cooperate in the education of our children.
  • There will be giveaways for everyone in attendance PLUS the chance to win a LunchBlox System or article of Spiritwear!




Upcoming important dates

Aug 16 – Kindergarten picnic 4:00-5:30 PM  at Enfield playground. EEHSP Sponsored event.
Upcoming School sponsored events:
Aug 30 – Enfield Open House 10-12- We will have Mr. Softee in the back.
Sept 6 – Back to School night Enfield
Sept 7 – Back to School night Erdenheim


Welcome 2017-18 Kindergarten Families!

Dear Kindergarten Parent,

On behalf of the Enfield Erdenheim Home & School Partnership (EEHSP), welcome to the extraordinary School District of Springfield Township, and to our gem of an elementary school, Enfield Elementary!

One of the distinguishing features of this small, quasi-private district is our amazing families and the variety of ways we participate in our children’s education by volunteering throughout the year with EEHSP.  The EEHSP is open to anyone whose child is a student at our elementary schools, and we want you to take ownership of your experience with us.  Our organization sponsors multiple events and activities so that you can find something that interests you.  Donating your time to the EEHSP is enriching for parents and children alike and helps us make our kids’ experiences the best they can be.  For more information about EEHSP and the programs we offer our children, visit our website www.eehsp.org, or join our Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/EEHSP.  Be on the lookout for an updated Kindergarten Handbook, which contains some very useful information.

So, who are we, and what do we do?  EEHSP works tirelessly throughout the year to raise money and provide services that benefit our children in the following ways:

    • Author Illustrator – we provide the children with opportunities to visit with and learn from published children’s authors.
    • Artist in Residence – we sponsor a visiting artist, who works with the children in their art class to create a durable and lasting body of artwork that often remains on display at the schools.
    • Assemblies – we provide the schools with funds to bring in supplemental assemblies for the children, from puppet shows to theater groups tackling tough topics like bullying.
    • Book Fair – we host Scholastic book fairs twice a year, which the children all love and look forward to in the fall and spring.
    • Fun Days – EEHSP hosts several events throughout the year, some of which raise money for our programs, but all of which are a tremendous amount of fun for the kids.  Our Carnival, in particular, is an annual tradition everyone looks forward to each May.
    • Grade Level Events – each year EEHSP sponsors a curriculum-aligned family fun night for each grade.  These have included a Zoo on Wheels, Science night, an African Bazaar, and an historical scavenger hunt celebrating Springfield’s rich history.
    • Playground Materials – EEHSP donates numerous enhancements to the children’s experience on the playground, from balls and games, to colorful and fun stencils on the blacktop.
    • Talent Show – the EEHSP talent show has a rich tradition of student participation, and highlights some of the very many talented students in our elementary schools.
  • Teacher Grants – we provide every teacher with a yearly stipend to purchase materials for use in the classroom, as well as much larger mini-grants that augment the children’s academic experiences.  This year, mini-grants provided, among other things, an “Around the World” experience for the kindergarteners, several school trips, chicks and incubators for the second graders, educational games and software for classroom use.
  • Young Authors Night – this wonderful program allows our third graders to experience the whole process of writing and publishing their own original works of creative writing, and is a wonderful experience for all who participate.

These are but a sample of the programs our fundraising supports.  We typically conduct 2-3 major fundraisers a year, with many other forms of fundraising that occur throughout the year.  We also have several committees that contribute to the schools, and our children, in larger and smaller ways.  There are plenty of opportunities, whatever your interest, to get involved, and we look forward to meeting with you to discuss the ways in which you can join us next year.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the schools, EEHSP, or ways that you can get involved, please do not hesitate to contact either one of us at the contact information below.  We would be glad, as well, to pair you with an experienced “buddy” who can help you navigate the road to, and through, kindergarten at Enfield Elementary.

Yours truly,

Colleen Schaller

EEHSP Co-Presidents



Kindergarten Family Picnic – Wed., August 16th

What? Kindergarten Family Picnic – Wed., August 16th

When? Wednesday, August 16th 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Where? Enfield Elementary School Playground

Hosted by: The Enfield-Erdenhiem Home and School Partnership

A Welcome picnic for new Enfield Elementary Kindergarten Students and Families!


EEHSP End of Year Report – 2016-17

EEHSP 2016-17 Year-End Report

Each year, the EEHSP is proud to support and expand on the outstanding work of our schools’ teachers and staff by organizing and funding a wide range of curriculum-related programs and community-building events.

The programs are made possible by the donations of time and funds by our incredible community. In the 2016-17 school year, your contributions helped us raise nearly $50,000, through programs such as:

AmazonSmile, Book Fair, Box Tops, Carnival, Direct Donations, Directory Sales, Flapjack Fundraisers, Harlem Wizards, Spartan Fest, KidStuff Books, Pretzel Sales, Square 1 Art, and Spirit Wear Sales

Here’s how we spent that time and money:

  • Artists in Residence ($7,000)
    Artists share their skills and perspectives with the students
    Enfield: Jenna Price of HoneyBadger Woodworks helped each class design and build a birdhouse
    Erdenheim: Dance group Hip Hop Fundamentals led breakdancing workshops promoting teamwork and self-confidence
  • Author/Illustrator (Supported by the Debbie MacFarland-Corrigan Fund) ($4,500)
    Author/illustrators discuss their work and autograph books for the kids
    Thanks to a generous grant from the Debbie MacFarland-Corrigan Fund, author/illustrator Matt Phelan presented and signed books at Enfield and Erdenheim
  • Financial Assistance ($500)
    Financial aid is provided to children for school-related expenses
  • Gardening ($1,000)
    Both schools receive aesthetically pleasing plantings, decorations and upkeep
  • Grade-Level Events ($12,000)
    Fun events are planned and implemented across both elementary schools

    • K: “American pride” laser light show
    • 1: Franklin Institute presentation, slime-making and pizza truck
    • 2: African bazaar
    • 3: “Tour of the USA”
    • 4: SPACEtacular laser light show and telescope viewing
    • 5: Flash Back Party; Pool Party; End-of-Year Picnic at Camp America (partial funding)
    • K-5: Roller Skating Party at the Palace Roller Rink
    • Various assemblies at both schools
  • Mini-Grants ($6,000)
    Educational programming and other special requests are funded

    • K: Trip Around the World
    • 1: Uncle Sam’s Comedy Jam assembly
    • 2: Chick embryology unit
    • 3: Wissahickon Environmental Center field trip
    • 4: Woodmere Art Museum Kids Care project
    • 5: Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show: The Human Body; and colonial storyteller Bill Wood
    • Erdenheim: Service Week pep rally with laser light show
    • K-5: In addition, made available $8,000 ($170/teacher) in classroom funds for teachers
  • Playgrounds ($1,500)
    Equipment such as balls, jump ropes, hula hoops and parachutes are provided
  • Publishing Center ($200)
    Books authored and illustrated by third-graders are produced and assembled in hardcover format
  • Talent Show ($100)
    A two-night talent show is produced for Enfield and Erdenheim students
  • Teacher Appreciation ($1,800)
    Teachers and staff are honored with luncheons, gifts and cards from the kids

Thanks and So Long!
It’s with immense gratitude that we recognize the many volunteers who helped make these programs possible and say goodbye to those whose fifth-graders are graduating. Thank you also to the board members and committee leaders who are stepping down — your dedication and tireless efforts on behalf of our kids have been greatly appreciated.

Pitch In for 2017-18
A variety of our programs are in danger of being shut down unless new committee chairs are found. Our programs generally aren’t difficult to execute — but they do require the time and attention of people who are dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of our kids. In most cases, outgoing chairs will walk new leaders through each process. The following committees are in need of new leadership. To help, please contact us at volunteers@eehsp.org.

  • Carnival
    Our largest event of the year, acting as both a fundraiser and fun event, this K-5 community function requires hundreds of volunteers. Committee members will help organize, plan and coordinate the event. Volunteers are needed to fill the following chair positions: co-chair, food, face painting and sponsorship/raffle. This is truly an amazing institution at the schools, and tremendous fun.
  • Community Partnerships
    New committee. Will establish longer-term relationships between our schools and the community, and ongoing service opportunities for our students. The goal will be the adoption of particular organizations by some sub-unit of the school (school, grade, class etc.), allowing the students to work in an ongoing and meaningful way throughout the year with that organization. Tasks may include coordination with teachers and community organizations, publicity, school advertising, collection/delivery of donations, and more.
  • Fall Fun Fest (2018-19)
    This committee plans, organizes and implements a one-day community celebration, which also will serve as a small fundraiser. It will celebrate the fall, and include a community flea market, apple recipe contest, live music from a local Erdenheim parent’s band, and other musicians she arranges, and philanthropic opportunities, as well as various activities and fun events for kids and adults alike. Committee members will work with the chair to craft and organize the event, including collecting donations from local businesses, coordinating publicity for it and staffing it.
  • Family Fun Nights
    This committee plans, organizes and implements fun events across both elementary schools that provide opportunities for full-family interaction.
  • Fundraising Support 
    Assist with Square 1 Art, Mixed Bags and KidStuff Coupon Books and various other fundraisers. This includes administrative support counting, sorting or entering orders, collecting artwork and orders, displaying samples and/or distributing orders.
  • Garden Committee
    This committee works with both schools to provide aesthetically pleasing plantings for both schools and to maintain their health. Work may include garden maintenance, coordination with teachers and others for co-purposed educational plantings, etc.
  • Newsletter
    Committee creates periodic newsletter advertising EEHSP-sponsored events and activities, and updating families on information of interest.
  • Philanthropy
    Help organize and implement short-term community service projects, which may include a holiday community gift program, food drives, etc. Tasks may include community publicity, school advertising, collection/delivery of donations, and more.
  • Playground
    This committee is responsible for inspecting and making recommended improvements to the playgrounds (repainting lines, etc.) and their associated equipment. As necessary, the committee purchases and updates recess toys, balls and games for use with recess classes, and works with school staff to determine what is needed.
  • Sustainability Committee
    The EEHSP Green Team is a school-wide effort to provide educational information on “green” issues and to integrate “green” principles into school-sponsored events and classroom curriculum. The Green Team’s goal is to inspire all members of our school community to want to take care of the planet. Three focus areas: Reducing Waste; Education; and Grounds & Greening.
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    The committee plans events and activities honoring teachers and staff at both schools and administration. Activities may include a luncheon, favors/gifts, cards from children, etc.

Keep in Touch!
To subscribe to the EEHSP mailing list, please visit http://eehsp.org/eblasts/.


5th Grade Pool Party – June 9th


EEHSP Carnival Bake Sale and Cake Walk

Donations accepted Saturday, May 20 after 9am in the Enfield cafeteria
or with co-chairs in the days prior to event.

Questions? Contact Gina Bailey at ginanoel@comcast.net
or Karen McGlinchey at Karen.mcglinchey@foxroach.com

Assistance is needed! Click Here to Volunteer via Sign-up Genius

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