The Devon PTO has representatives who participate at the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District Board Meetings, Diversity Committee and the InterSchool Council. In addition, the Devon PTO is represented on ARCH and BUILD, two parent-sponsored organizations. In addition, the PTO supports healthy lifestyle choices via the Mileage Club, Red Ribbon Week (Anti-Drug awareness), and Turn It Off! Week. Community service is provided through MLK Service Day, Love in Action, and support for FLITE.
The PTO also sponsors Fall and Spring sessions of After School Clubs. Various clubs are available to students for 5 week sessions.
Do you have a green thumb? We need you! If you have ever noticed the planters filled with pretty flowers as you enter Devon or visited the inner courtyard, you have seen what our Beautification Committee does. The chair purchases the flowers and the committee members help plant and maintain the flora at Devon.
Mileage Club is a blast! In and effort to promote fitness, Devon students have the opportunity to do laps of the Devon fields for a week in the fall during recess to earn small tokens. Volunteers are needed during shifts to help organize the kids and tally their laps. Lots of fun!
National Nutrition Month
Help provide Devon students with ideas for healthy food choices during National Nutrition Month. In the past, the Committee has provided samples of tasty fruits and vegetables during lunch in the cafeteria and also shared ideas for healthy snacks and recipes via the Devon Dispatch.
Red Ribbon Week
Work with Tami Noel, our Guidance Counselor, to distribute Red Ribbons during the school’s drug abuse awareness campaign.
The Green Team
The Devon community is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and teaching our children the importance of taking care of our planet. The Green Team implements recycling initiatives and offers suggestions on reducing and reusing.
Volunteers work in the Devon Library during regular school hours to assist Mr. Stever with checking books in and out, and restocking the library shelves. Some volunteers make a year-long commitment to work one 45-minute shift per week, and others volunteer to fill in as needed.
Turn it Off! Week
Wouldn’t we all like to see our kids doing something other than sitting in front of the TV, computer or hand-held game? Well Turn It Off! Week is the answer. The committee provides take home packets for all students to give parents and children lots of ideas for activities that don’t require looking at a screen!
This is a service project run by parents at Devon to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All students and parents are encouraged to participate. Recent projects have included doing a coat drive for homeless people in Philadelphia, sending supplies for our troops serving abroad, and collecting essentials for babies and children through Cradles to Crayons. During last year’s Cradles to Crayons project, all Devon students had the opportunity to either color wrapping paper or make a birthday card for a child served by Cradles to Crayons.
Devon Families Supporting Devon Families
The Sunshine Committee is a Devon Elementary PTO-sponsored committee that is dedicated to supporting Devon families during difficult times by providing nourishing meals. For example, in the unfortunate event that a Devon parent or child is ill for a lengthy period, the committee chair coordinates with the family in need and sets up a website for signing up for meals. The Sunshine Committee is very sensitive to an individual family’s needs and protecting a family’s privacy is paramount. If you know of a family who could benefit from the support of the Sunshine Committee, please reach out to the family to see if they would be interested in learning more about it, and with the family’s permission, please contact the Committee Chair, Lara Penny at 610-964-8138 or email@example.com. Alternatively, a family can contact Lara directly.
Twice a year, 1st-4th graders have an opportunity to participate in an after-school club led by a Devon teacher! The clubs are held once a week, usually for 5 weeks. The teachers chose the clubs offered and the committee coordinates signups: ideal project for an organized person.
Building Understanding of Individuals with Learning Differences (B.U.I.L.D.)
(B.U.I.L.D.) is a district-wide support group for parents. Monthly meetings offer guest speakers and information sharing on topics of special interest to parents of students with learning differences.
The primary purpose of the Inter-School Council (ISC) is to serve as an interchange for ideas and information among PTOs and Steering Committees in the T/E School District. In addition, areas of mutual interest including the educational process, legislation, student behavior and activities are discussed. The goal of sharing is to continue to improve education for our children and to provide a forum for discussion and possible resolution of areas of concern. Meetings are generally held monthly September through May. A representative from each school is present at all meetings, but parents are encouraged to attend these informative gatherings.
Area Residents Caring and Helping, Inc. is a community coalition established in 1981 by parents in the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District to assist, educate and support one another in dealing with substance use and abuse by the young people in our community. ARCH provides information and support for families and works closely with the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District Administration to provide student services and resources in the fight against substance abuse.
The TE School District’s Diversity Committee includes parents, teachers, administrators, students, School Board, and community members dedicated to the fulfillment of District policies designed to make our school community a place of increasing respect and support for all. The committee is especially interested in new parent support services; a rich, equitable, and inclusive curriculum for students; and the maintenance of an appropriately diverse professional staff.
T&E Care is a local organization that supports the community in a myriad of ways, including the annual school supply drive, school meal assistance, coordinating furniture and clothing donations, etc.
Halloween Candy Drive
Did the kids bring home way too much candy on Halloween night? Do you have leftover candy that wasn’t given out? We have the solution! We collect leftover Halloween candy to benefit Mr. Stever’s favorite charity, the Jerusalem Community Food Pantry in Schwenksville. The candy will be used for special treats for needy kids.
The Children’s Dental Clinic
Eligibility for treatment is based on the criteria used by the free and reduced lunch program as well as recommendations made by school counselors. The highest level of confidentiality is held for all children and families who are served by the clinic. For more information click here.
If you know of a child who may be eligible for care at the Children’s Dental Clinic, please ask the school nurse or guidance counselor for more information. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.