• Welcome to Downingtown East Home and School Association!  

    Home & School Association Meetings will be held at DEHS in Room 314 - classroom to the right of the Library.  All meetings will begin at 7:00 pm.  All are welcome and the calendar dates are is below:  

    Monday, September 23rd, 2019

    Monday, November 18th, 2019

    Monday, January 27th, 2020

    Monday, March 23rd, 2020

    Monday, May 18th, 2020

     

    Upcoming Events

    Designer Bag Bingo is scheduled for Sunday, March 8th from 1-3 pm.  Doors will open at 12 noon.  Tickets can be purchased on-line this year at:  https://dehs-designer-bag-bingo.ticketleap.com.  This fun event is a fundraiser for the 2020 Post Prom Party.    

    The DEHS Spring Craft Show is back!  Scheduled for Saturday, April 18th from 9-3 pm.  Interested in helping?  Contact Paula Comber at:  pecomber@verizon.net.  

     Interested in what Home and School does?  Read more below:

     

    Mission/Goals/Strategies:

    The mission of the Downingtown East Home and School (DEH&S) is to encourage interaction between family and school, serve as a source of support for our teachers, staff and community, and improve our student’s overall educational experience. 

    Goals

    • To make our school feel more welcoming and inviting.  
    • To provide administrative/financial support for teachers/faculty for existing/new initiatives.
    • To increase communication with families, teachers, staff and community.
    • To identify events and programs to add to our school year.
    • To increase volunteer pool & create formal committee structure with specific roles and responsibilities for volunteers.

    Strategies to support Goals

    • Create a welcoming committee who will reach out to new families for support, and to enhance our school entryway to show the caring and supportive school family that we are.
    • Solicit staff/administration in the form of “mini-grants” for specific needs. Identify how many will be approved each year and disburse funds thereafter.
    • Create weekly or monthly (TBD) flyer or communication document to be updated as necessary and sent along with Principals Friday communication.  
    • Survey parents, students and teachers to identify new events/activities/topics that Home and School can offer.
    • Identify and elect a volunteer coordinator to organize efforts. Document roles and responsibilities for said volunteers.
    • Research and facilitate fundraisers throughout the year

    Existing Activities and Events New Program Ideas and Roles

    • Giant Grocery Store Rewards
    • Gift Cards for families in need Spring Craft Show 
    • Designer Bag Bingo Senior
    • Faculty Breakfasts/Lunches 
    • First Fridays – coffee and donuts
    • Valentines Day Kisses
    • Senior Post Prom After Party 
    • Senior Book Scholarships
    • True Grit Scholarships Identify fundraising committees volunteer

    New Program Ideas and Roles 

    • Improve front entryway of school 
    • Parent to Parent Night (incoming freshman)
    • Additional teacher/staff breakfasts/lunches
    • Safe Driving program before Prom 
    • Facilitate parent/student surveys for new ideas
    • Identify a website/social media volunteer
    • Identify program committees volunteer
    • Identify a teacher liaison volunteer
    • Identify a student liaison volunteer
    • Identify fundraising committees volunteer