"Together, Everyone Achieves More"
     Signal Hill Parent Faculty Association


    SHPFA Meetings for 2019-2020


    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:30 p.m.

    (Free Babysitting Provided) 

    Thursday, January8, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.

    (Free Babysitting Provided) 

     Special meeting April 23, Place TBD 

    SHPFA meetings are held in the APR. 



    Facebook - www.facebook.com/shpfa

    Email - signalhillpfa@gmail.com


    Don't Forget our Upcoming Events 

    for 2019-2020


    September 19 - Back To School Night

    October 23Family Fun Night @ Springdale Farms

    November 25-26 - Adopt-a-Family

    December 16-20 - Giving Tree & Holiday Shop

    December 17 - Teacher and Staff Cookie Exchange

    Winter 2020 - Adult Night Out!

    January 20 - MLK Day of Service

    April - Yearbook and Booster Orders

    April 24- STEAM Day

    April 27- May 1 - Book Fair

    May 4-8  - Staff Appreciation Week

    June 16 - 5th Grade Promotion Luncheon

    June 17 - 5th Grade Game Day

    Select Dates - School Store

      (Event dates are subject to change due to

    scheduling conflicts or weather)


     Signal Hill Parent Faculty Association


    The Signal Hill Parent Faculty Association (SHPFA) brings together parents, administrators, teachers, and staff of Signal Hill School.  Our mission is to maximize the academic experience for all Signal Hill School students using five clear objectives:

    • Sharing in the responsibility to make Signal Hill School a center of academic excellence for every student it serves; 
    •  Highlighting and facilitating the value of positive and responsive communications between home and school;
    • Promoting school spirit and a sense of community through social activities;
    • Fundraising to sustain and enhance the Signal Hill academic needs and goals of all students;
    • Advocating on behalf of Signal Hill in communications with the Board of Education.  

    Wednesday, October 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.


    Thursday, January 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


    Thursday, April 23 Meeting TBD at 6:30 p.m.


    These meetings provide an opportunity for parents to learn about the important issues facing our school and the many activities that take place at Signal Hill.


    Membership to SHPFA is open to every Signal Hill teacher, staff member, and family. Membership forms will be distributed in September and will be available at Back to School Night and other events.  Membership is strongly encouraged and offers you an active voting voice.  Membership is a minimum donation of $10 per family. All SHPFA Officers, Room Parents, and volunteers are active SHPFA members.  

    SHPFA Activities

    SHPFA collaborates with parents, teachers, and administrators to sponsor many events during the school year.  Some of these events are focused on fundraising so we are able to give back to Signal Hill in a meaningful waySpecial events, such as assemblies and Family Fun Night are focused on promoting school spirit and community.  Other events are values-oriented and provide our children the opportunity to give to others, such as the Thanksgiving Adopt-a-Family.  If you have an idea for an event, or would like to recommend a local business sponsor, please let us know!



    Meet your 2018-2019 SHPFA Officers



    Shari Shapiro


    SHPFA’s President is responsible for the general management of the organization and working closely with Signal Hill School’s Principal, staff, and parents to achieve the SHPFA mission.  While assisting Board VPs and committee chairs, the President will make sure each event adheres to school policy and expectations. The President is committed to understanding and addressing parents and staff concerns as they relate to SHPFA-sponsored events, and will welcome new ideas.  To provide opportunity for communication and planning, the President will schedule regular and efficient meetings. Finally, SHPFA’s President will respect the time of the SHPFA Board, parents and teachers, and remind everyone, including our students, to have fun along the way!


    Board Advisor

    Peachie Moore 

    SHPFA’s immediate past president serves in this role to assist in a smooth transition with the new president.  They ensure the board continues to uphold their responsibilities by providing help where needed.




    First Vice President – Signal Hill Spirit and Values

    Donielle Friendenthal

    Jennifer Parks 


    SHPFA’s 1st Vice President will organize several events aimed at promoting school spirit and providing opportunities for our children to “give back.”  Past projects have included the MLK Day of Service, captivating Assemblies, and Spirit Wear sales. Fresh ideas are forming that we know the children will enjoy this year.




    Second Co-Vice Presidents – Signal Hill Fundraising

    Melissa Casa

    Brandi Seltzer 


    SHPFA’s 2nd Vice President is tasked with all fundraising events that engage the school community and raise needed funds to make impactful gifts to Signal Hill.  Some fundraisers include our annual Holiday Shop, School Store, BoxTops for Education and AmazonSmile. Each year they will continue to look for new and exciting ways to raise funds to give back to Signal Hill School.




    Third Vice President – Signal Hill Social Committee

    Kim Alber

    Nicole Ryan 


    SHPFA’s 3rd Vice President remind us all to have some fun!  They also remind us to say Thank You several times during the school year.  In addition to some new ideas for the upcoming school year, the Social Committee will plan various social events, the annual Book Fair, the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, the 5th Grade Luncheon, and the Summer Reading Program.  





    Randi Brown

    Ellen Lowenberger  


    SHPFA’s Secretary oversees all communications and public affairs, including the Weekly SHPFA post on the E-news, SHPFA Facebook Page, the Remind app and capturing Board meeting minutes.  A key responsibility is the publication of the Signal Hill Yearbook, from the cover art competition, selling boosters, and coordinating page creation to sending it to print before delivering it to excited students on the last day of school!  





    Staci Cedar

    Lisa Offt


    SHPFA’s Treasurers are chiefly responsible for being custodians of SHPFA’s finances, and providing financial information to support decision-making.  Regular duties include accounts receivable/payable, banking, and communicating with the IRS to maintain SHPFA’s non-profit status. Each year, the Treasurer’s will provide budget and expense advice for each SHPFA event, and provide a monthly budget and spending report to the Board.  Also, the SHPFA Treasurer maintains all Race for Education donation information should parents wish to send thank you notes to their children’s donors. The Treasurers will also manage all SHPFA membership information.





    Kim Rojek

    Lynn Young


    SHPFA’s Liaisons are our primary connection between SHPFA and Signal Hill’s Room Parents and Teachers.  The Liaison will support the SHPFA Membership Drive, staff appreciations and play a significant role in coordinating the Thanksgiving Adopt-a-Family and Giving Tree.  The SHPFA Liaison also helps the Board to understand any concern among the parent community or teachers, alert us to any immediate needs of the teachers or staff, and help the Board celebrate the successes of Signal Hill Students.