President: Jenny Shapiro

1st Vice President: Melissa Freilich

2nd Vice President: Sherri Gregg

3rd Vice President: Lisa Lester

Next PTA Meeting
Tuesday, May 7th in the FWES Library

Burning for Learning is open for registration!!!! Join us for our annual 10k/5k race and 2k walk on Sunday, April 28th. We will also have the return of our Fort Ninja Obstacle Course! B4L will be followed by our Spring Carnival at 11:30am.

Volunteers are needed for Burning for Learning! Volunteers who sign up before Monday April 16th will receive a shirt!! Please specify shirt size when signing up. Default size is Adult Large. Thank you ahead of time for your support in helping to make this FWES tradition a success!!! Use this signupgenius to volunteer.

The FWES Spring Carnival will be held right after Burning for Learning on Sunday, April 28th from 11:30 – 2:00. This is a free event for all FWES families! As always, we will have food, games, music and raffles! We are asking each family to help fill our raffle baskets. As in years past, each grade level has been assigned a theme and we are asking each family to help by donating an item that corresponds to their theme. There will be donation boxes outside of each classroom. Please bring in your donated item by April 22nd. Monetary donations (cash or check made out to “FWES PTA”) are also very much appreciated and will be used to purchase special raffle items. Thanks in advance for all of your help! 

We will be collecting gently used FWES spirit wear to be distributed to members of our community who may have use for it for Field Day and other FWES events! Please consider dropping off your old spirit wear (good condition only please!) in the front lobby of the school, in the designated boxes, April 8-May 22nd. Thanks in advance for your generosity! If you have any questions at all, please contact Jenny Anderson at

Yearbooks are on sale now!

Order your $20 FWES yearbook at school code is 10366619. 

The class with the most orders by March 15th gets to have a water balloon battle!

​​Big Strides needs your help! 

Volunteering is a great chance to interact with the children and is also younger sibling friendly.

If you are able to volunteer, please click here. 

Box Tops for Education 

This collection is ongoing.  Please send in Box Tops with your students.

Have Pictures to share?  Yearbook Photos may be submitted to 

Our FWES PTA Board
Upcoming Events

PTA Meeting Schedule

(All meetings held at 7pm

in the FWES Library)

October 10th
November 13th
December 11th
January 7th
February 12th
March 20th
April 9th
May 7th
June 4th

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4th Vice President: Jennifer Iannitti
Treasurer: Katie Reilly
Secretary: Sandra Atherholt

This website is maintained and provided by the FWES PTA. FWES PTA is an association committed to supporting the needs of our teachers and students at Fort Washington Elementary School. The information listed on this website will help families understand various functions and roles of the PTA at our school as well as provide timely information on events. If you have any questions please, do not hesitate to contact any of the members of the PTA Board.

September 14th: Welcome Back Social

November 2nd:  ​Fall Trivia Night

November 12th: Blood Drive

November 16th: Barnes and Noble Night

November 17th: Turkey Trot

November 28th and 29th: Holiday Shop

January 29th - March 12th: ASA Program

February 1st: Family Bingo Night

March 18th: Books and Bagels

March 6th: Science Fair

March 18th - 22nd: Book Fair

March TBA: Trivia Night

April 28th: Burning For Learning 5K and Fun Run

                  Spring Fair

May TBD: Cradles to Crayons

May 24th: Field Day

June 4th: 5th Grade Picnic

Fort Washington

Elementary School

1010 Fort Washington Ave

Fort Washington, PA 19034



Shawn McAleer

Financial support is available for PTA activities.  Please contact the school counselor Debbie Einhorn:

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School Closing/

Emergency Early Dismissal:

In the event of inclement weather or an emergency, please check the following:

  • KYW 1060AM - Our school code is 311
  • Comcast cable channel 28/Verizon cable channel 20
  • Call 215-643-8900 for a specially recorded message.

As a reminder, if bad weather is forecasted when school is in session, remind your child of dismissal procedure

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Important Information



Important Phone Numbers

School Phone Number: 215-643-8961

School Hours: 8:45am - 3:40pm

(Students can arrive no earlier that 8:25am)

YMCA Phone Number: 215-628-9950 Ext 1574

FWES Nurse: 215-643-8961 (#4)

Attendance Line: 215-643-8961 (#2)

Transportation: 215-646-7778

important info

Fort Washington Elementary School PTA

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Click Here to view the District Calendar

There are many ways to get involved with FWES and the FWES PTA.  Our success depend on you!  Check the links below and feel free to contact anyone on the PTA Board.

Committee Information
Room Parent Information
Cash Back Programs
After School Activities

Burning for Learning