The Shaler Area District Parent Council (DPC)
is a unique organization consisting of representatives
from each District Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO),
SASD parents, and other District stakeholders.
The DPC meets monthly with District administrators, faculty, and staff
who share District-wide updates and provide opportunities
to listen to and to address concerns, questions, and suggestions
from the Shaler Area School District community.

All District Fundraiser

The Shaler Area District Parent Council Is Looking For You!

The DPC will be returning for the 2021-2022 school year!  We are currently looking to fill two Executive Officer positions, Secretary and Treasurer.  Without your help, we will have difficulty resuming in the upcoming school year.  The DPC does wonderful things for our school district, such as: the Go Bucket initiative, keeps the line of communication open with parents and administration, keeps us up to date with what is going on in our schools, and helping out the All District Fundraising Committee, and much more.  We welcome all parents to apply for the positions!  We love fresh new faces and ideas!

Secretary Job Duties Include:  taking meeting minutes and typing them, preparing the agenda for the meetings, preparing the sign in sheets, and assisting the President as needed.

Treasurer Job Duties Include:  accepting all payments to the DPC, depositing all incoming monies, balancing our check book with bank statements, and creating a running budget for all of the meetings.

If either of these positions sounds interesting to you, and you are available the first Wednesday of each month from 9am-11am, please contact Jennifer Synan, President at [email protected] for more information.

We would love to have you on board for a fresh, New Year!


All District Go Bucket Campaign

The Go Bucket Initiative Needs Your Help!

The District Parent Council is reaching out to all the Shaler Area families for help to reach our goal of having Go Buckets in every classroom to keep our children safe!

A Go Bucket consists of comfort items for extended lockdown periods and life-saving materials that can be used in case of an emergency.  We, as a Council, are requesting donations for some of the “fillers” for our classroom buckets.  The donations (and where they are purchased) we would like to request are:

Gift Cards

Amazon & Dollar Tree



Dollar Tree                                                                        Amazon                                 Aldi

Toilet paper (4 for $1)                                                        bleach tablets                        small bottled water

Snack size baggies                                                               whistles

Large zip ties                                                                         space blanket

25-foot rope                                                                           flashlight

Roll of duct tape                                                                   sharpie markers

Large garbage bags                                                              medical gloves

Gallon Ziploc bags                                                               alcohol wipes

Shower curtain                                                                     antibiotic cream packets

antibacterial wipes                                                              burn cream packets

small bottles of hand sanitizer

sandwich size baggies

small first aid kit

gauze pads                

We are also accepting monetary donations.  The cost to complete (1) bucket is around $20.00.  We have completed (3) schools’ Go Buckets thus far, but we still have many more to make to ensure that each classroom in the Shaler Area School District has one.  We would appreciate any donation that you can make towards this amazing cause!

Donations may be dropped off or sent into your school, labeled “Go Bucket donation”.  If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].


DPC 2018-2019 Executive Officers

2018-2019 OFFICERS
President - Heather McGregor
Secretary - Jennifer Synan
Treasurer - Bonnie Walker
Shaler Area District Parent Council Meetings
are open to ALL families
in the Etna, Millvale, Reserve, and Shaler Area communities.

As a non-policy making organization, the Shaler Area District Parent Council strives
  • to serve as a reliable ongoing communication network within the Shaler Area School District, with representation from all levels and stakeholders, including individual parent-teacher organizations, parents/guardians, building-level faculty and staff, the School Board, and building- and District-level administrators;
  • to provide resources and support to all parent and school organizations, with the intention that the Shaler Area School District and the communities it serves are sustained by a strong, vibrant, informed, and diverse body of parent and community volunteers;
  • and to offer an open forum for discussing District-wide academic and extra-curricular initiatives and assisting in disseminating factual information regarding educational and extra-curricular programs to help facilitate the continued growth and advancement of all SASD students.
DPC meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held
the first Wednesday of each month from 9AM to 11AM
in the Barbara J. Duss Conference Room
at the SASD Adminstrative Offices, 1800 Mt. Royal Blvd.

 Date HostTopic(s) 
September 4DPC 
Guest Speaker-Mindy Thiel
Summer Updates
District Updates 
 October 2Burchfield 
District Updates
Dunkin Donuts 
December 4Marzolf 
Holiday Luncheon
**January **no meeting**** 
 February 5SAHS / Reserve
2020-2021 School Calendar Draft
 March 4SAES
Q & A with Mr. Aiken
Class Funds
Nominations for the Board 
 April 1SAMS 
"Portrait of a Graduate" Program
Slate of Nominations announced 
 May 1Scott
End of the Year Luncheon & wrap up


 September 4
October 2
 November open  
 December 4
Januaryno meeting 
February 5
 March 4 
April 1 
May 6 
PTO Websites
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