Attend Our Meetings

HSA General Meetings

Our General Meetings are open to all members of the Association— faculty, staff and parents/guardians of SLA.

Meetings occur once a month during the entire school year beginning in September. The general business of the Association is conducted at these meeting including officers, committee and principal’s reports as well as updates on the health and welfare of the school. We welcome all of our members at these meetings. Come share your ideas, learn about our activities and offer feedback to strengthen our work. Click the REGISTER button below in advance of the meetings.

2020–2021 Meeting Dates

Meeting are held on Zoom every third Wednesday of the month
Time: 5:30 (meetings run 90 minutes)
REGISTER for HSA meetings to receive the zoom link

Sep 16: Membership drive, Fundraising, Advisory Parent recruitment
Oct 21: Interview weekend planning, SLA Student Advisory Group joins
Nov 18: EduCon, Winter Magic for students
Dec 16: Gala planning, Winter Magic for teachers
Jan 20: School budget review
Feb 17: Board election planning
Mar 17: TBD, Plan spring outdoor events if possible
Apr 21: Board elections
May 19: Seniors and graduation


Join A Committee. Help With An Activity.

The SLA HSA is a volunteer, parent-run organization. Our purposes include supporting the faculty, students and staff of SLA in academics, sports and extracurricular activities; promoting cooperation between home and school; and development community awareness of the needs of the school. Every family of an SLA Student is a member of the HSA, and suggested dues contribution is $25 to support our work. Please donate what you can. Click the button below to access our membership and volunteer form. Thank you for your interest!

There are many opportunities to get involved with the Home and School Association. You can serve as a committee chair or a committee member. Consider getting involved with any of the following:


Communications Committee

Assists with the creation of content for the website and social media. Write acknowledgments for donations and volunteer participation and assist with general communication efforts. Interested? Please contact Kathryn Snyder. 


Advocacy Committee

Works to ensure that all children in the School District of Philadelphia have equitable educational opportunities.


Environment Committee

Works to ensure all students have a healthy and safe school environment, conducive to learning and growth.  Interested? Please contact  Nathan Snyder.


Nominating Committee

Oversees the election process of the HSA Board leadership. The Committee is selected by the HSA President and all members of the Association are eligible to run for office. If you’re interested in being nominated for an office, please reach out to the HSA President, Stephanie Reid.


Development & Outreach Committee

Oversees the coordination and execution of the HSA’s fundraising initiatives. For more information, please contact our Development & Outreach Committee Chair, Courtney Chobert

Our annual fundraising initiatives include:

Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate in SLA activities throughout the year.


Back-to-School Night, New Family Night, Conferences






Volunteers are always needed to greet families, sell SLA gear and help people navigate the building. Responsibilities are generally light and these events are a great way to meet other community members while also helping the school.


Open House

SLA hosts one Open House each fall for prospective students and families. This is an opportunity for us to share our values, speak about our difference and welcome the community into our special learning community. Parent volunteers assist with this event by greeting guests, navigating them through our hallways, being on hand for questions and sharing individual experiences about the school with our visitors.


Interview Weekends

Remember your child’s interview? It’s a stressful day but to ease the tension, we recruit volunteers to hangout with parents, answer questions and be a resource throughout the day. We also set up baked goods and treats for anyone who needs a little energy. This is a really fun activity that is very much appreciated by parents who are waiting for their children to complete their interview.

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1482 Green Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 400-7830