Become An Active Member In Your Child's School

    Glenside Parents at Work in Schools (PAWS) is an organization whose purposes are to promote a mutual understanding between home and school and to seek legislative and community action to foster superior education. We invite teachers, staff, administrators, and parents and guardians of students at Glenside Elementary School to join us as we advocate for our students’ interests and provide enrichment to the services and supports provided by the Cheltenham School District. Some of PAWS’ annual activities include:
    • PTO-Sponsored Assemblies
    • Bear Store
    • Kindergarten Meet ‘N Greet Playdates and First-Day Kindergarten Coffee (for parents)
    • Diversity Festival
    • Fair of the Bear Spring Carnival
    • Scholastic Book Fair, Book Swaps
    • Fall and Winter Family Fun Nights
    • MLK Day of Service
    • Clubs

    PAWS also provides supplemental funding for Glenside Elementary, including gifts of equipment and resources, supplemental funding for events such as the Author’s Visit, and start-up grants for teachers to enable them to purchase items for their classrooms. Get Involved

    Glenside PAWS E-mail Signup: Our (mostly) weekly blast contains information about upcoming PAWS events both during and outside of school hours. Additionally, blasts often have online sign-ups that allow you to volunteer (or organize) PAWS events.

Get Involved!

  • Volunteer

    Check out the many ways you can give some of your time: Whether you have just one hour or a few, you can make a difference! Want to know more about a particular event? Simply ask! Feel free to email PAWS at or fill out this form and a PAWS representative will follow up with you. Without volunteers and attendees, our events don’t happen, so sign up to do your part!

    Make a pledge

    PAWS holds a pledge drive annually to raise money to support students at Glenside Elementary. If you’re able to contribute, please visit our GPTO online store to make an online donation today!


    Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser
    This September, PAWS starts one of our biggest fall fundraisers. We have set up a Double Good popcorn virtual fundraising event! It’s 100% contactless, 50% of the profit is kept to pay for PAWS sponsored events and the product ships directly to the buyer. (The seller does not have to deliver anything just share the link). This fundraiser can go a long way toward helping pay for events and activities for the 2023-2024 school year, in particular our annual end-of-the year celebration Fair of the Bear!

    How to participate:
    Each student/family creates a pop-up store, which can be done now before the fundraiser is live, and sells Double Good popcorn! Prices for Signature Bags (5 cups each) start at $9 and Curated Collections at $26. The popcorn is ultra-premium, delicious, and award-winning!

    Our fundraising window begins on September 28, 2023, at 5 p.m. and goes until October 2, 2023, at 5 p.m.

    Before the fundraiser begins:

    1. Download the Double Good app
    2. Enter our event code BBEXBT in the app
    3. Create your personalized Pop-Up Store
    4. Share Share SHARE link with friends and family. To purchase when store goes live Thursday September 28th

    The app is available for free on iOS and Android.


    PAWS Board 🐾


  • Amazon Smile - PAWS

    Support PAWS every time you shop at Amazon!
    AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to PAWS. Make sure to select "Glenside Parents at Work in Schools" as your charity. 

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