Gala Countdown

This St. Patrick's Day will be one well remembered! On Saturday March 17, 2018 we all were transported across the pond to the tranquil shores of Galway Bay. Our 2018 Plaids and Pints GALA Celebration had Overbrook Golf Club transformed into a scene from one of Ireland's most famous pubs. Heartfelt thanks to Katie B., Jenn C. and Nicole G. You know how to throw a party!

St. Patrick - MRP Realty

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

The Dan and Lisa Flynn Family

The Matt and Christine Mullen Family

The Robert Sims Family

The Mark and Lillian Wang Family

Kiss Me, I'm Irish 

 The Len and Elaine DeStefano Family

Villa Maria Lower School


Answering Service for Directors

The Fran and Janice Gentile Family


Shields Construction Company

Lucky Leprechaun

The Bob and Nicole Gress Family

The Karl and Michelle Krietsch Family

The Greg and Anna Meyers Family

Uncle Bill's Pancake House

Villa Maria Lower School

The Blarney Stone

The Kevin and Katie Backe Family

The Richard and Kristen Hartz Family

Malvern Preparatory School

The Bill and Colette Murphy Family

The Dan and Erin Schneider Family

Malvern Preparatory School for Boys

The Michael and Denise Koenig Family

Shamrock Sponsor

B & E Sportswear

The Mike and Jen Ciarmoli Family

Costa Orthodontic Specialist

The Michael and Oksana Coyle Family

Gardner/Fox Associates

FC Haab Energy Services

The George and Tammy Hart Family

Leaf Floor Covering

The Ken and Angela Rockwell Family

Viwinco Windows & David Barnes

The Gregory and Anna Meyers Family

Charlestown Paving and Excavating

Carter Mechanical

Benefits of the GALA to Your Children

 We wanted to share with everyone how much GALA 2017 proceeds have benefited our students. Our curriculum was enhanced with new resources - the ELA program resources "Journeys" for K-5th grades, the social studies program resources for 5th and 6th grades and science program resources for 6th-8th grades, as well as many STREAM resources. We purchased a Podcaster TV station and iPad Pro which we have used for live projections on STREAM Days. GALA funds support the Mandarin Chinese classes as well as many excellent assemblies from Walnut Street Theater, The Franklin Institute and the Academy of Natural Science. The Music Center benefited from new band equipment and new window treatments in the band room. We were able to replace projectors in classrooms which are an integral part of teaching and learning. The PA system was upgraded and satellite clocks were added. We have three new Wildcat benches by the courtyard. The Clockhouse received a new buddy bench, as well as a renovated 2nd floor hallway and new flooring in the entry foyer and all-purpose room.

Now, we turn to our bulleted wish list for GALA 2018 funds:

  • Renovation and upgrade of the sports playing field including an irrigation system

  • Next generation iPads for the Clockhouse and K-4th grade

  • Classroom sets of virtual reality goggles

  • Drone curriculum for 6th-8th

  • KEVA Structures Kits

  • Cubelets or littleBits Robot Blocks

  • Lego Wall

  • Classroom listening centers

  • Replacement of SmartBoards/Projectors as needed

  • Keyboard/Piano curriculum for music education

  • Replacement of teacher's tech tables

  • Replacement of chairs in KDH

  • For the library -

    • Slat walls and shelf support displays

    • Magazine shelf adapters

    • 2 Magnetic Glass Wipe Boards

    • All-in-one Interactive, LED Screen

    • Increase audio book offerings

    • Fun, comfortable seating for Middle School students


Gala Countdown

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