You may have heard of parent-teacher organizations at other schools called the “PTA” or “PTO.” In our school district, we call it “Home & School.” Each school in the district has its own Home and School Association.
The Home & School is a non-profit organization led by an Executive Board. The Executive Board comprises a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The HSA Executive Board comprises parent volunteers from current BW students.
The HSA is a committed and dynamic organization that serves as a crucial cornerstone of the Brandywine Wallace community. It organizes and supports a variety of fun and fundraising events, all with the goal of providing excellent education for our children. The HSA works closely with the school to ensure that communication is effective and activities are coordinated. Volunteers from the HSA contribute to various aspects of school life, including classroom initiatives, lunchroom oversight, library assistance, and serving as classroom mentors. The HSA is dedicated to enhancing both the educational and social well-being of our school.
Through various efforts and events, the Home and School Association supports Brandywine Wallace by strengthening parent-to-parent and parent-to-school relationships. In all things, the Home and School Association aims to:
Open lines of communication between teachers, staff, and our families to encourage community involvement in school activities
Promote the overall growth and well-being of our children
Offer opportunities to enrich our school programs and activities for all children and their families
Provide community representation at the District level through the Joint Home and School Association
To meet these objectives, the Home & School enhances the student experience by providing many activities and services to the school that are not provided by the school district. The Home & School pays for assemblies, field trips for each student, playground equipment, Fall & Spring activities, Scholastic memberships for classrooms, and much more.
President: Jennifer DiMonte Vice President: Karen Dwyer Secretary: Amanda Snider Treasurer: Amanda Brown Volunteer Coordinator: Samantha Della Monica
The Home & School provides opportunities for parents and guardians to volunteer and participate in their child’s education. Areas and activities where we need volunteers:
BW Staff Appreciation Event Committee
Fall Fest Committee
Spring fair Committee
Family Fun/Restaurant Nights Organizer
BW Spirit Wear Organizer
Those are just a few of the activities supported by the HSA to raise funds that directly support our school. Parents and guardians are encouraged to volunteer their time whenever possible.
If you want to join a committee, please contact a board member. We couldn’t do it without the volunteers who assist with these events! Even if you can only donate a little time, every little bit helps!
Together, we can achieve our shared goals of supporting our children, the school, and the entire Brandywine Wallace community.
We are in need of Committee chairs and volunteers for the upcoming school year. Please reach out to: BWHSABoard@gmail.com to help!
At the beginning of the school year don't forget to sign your family up in Membership Toolkit. The HSA runs all of our fundraising through this platform. Once you are signed up, you'll have to reverify your info every year. You'll be able to see classmate info for birthday parties and see your teacher's favorite things!
Throughout the school year, we offer many opportunities to help raise funds for the HSA to allocate to projects or events for our school. See below for current fundraising opportunities for our families:
Charleston Wrap - looking to jump start your holiday shopping? Check out the wide array of gifts, candies, and holiday wrapping solutions.
Oriental Trading - to get free shipping and give back 10% of your total purchase, use the code WALLACEFUN when making your purchase with Oriental Trading.
Donations - if you want to donate instead of participating in a fundraiser, we have the option to donate directly to the HSA.