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Give Your Feedback on Kindergarten Family Resources

Give Your Feedback on Kindergarten Family Resources

We all know how important learning skills, like working and playing cooperatively with others, are for our children. This is why these skills are part of the School District of Philadelphia’s kindergarten report card. In partnership with the district, the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania is creating supports for families to help...

January SAC Tip of the Month: Keep Up the Momentum in the New Calendar Year

Posted on December 28, 2018
Categories: 2019 January, FACE News, Focus on FACE, School Advisory Councils
Now that the holiday break is coming to a close, it’s time for students and staff to hit the ground running again--and for School Advisory Councils as well! Perhaps your SAC has had one or more meetings in the first half of the school year. Between January and May, SACs should plan to have two...
Ensure Your Child is Prepared for Keystone Exams!

Ensure Your Child is Prepared for Keystone Exams!

In just a few days, Keystone Exams will begin for 8th through 11th graders. We know Keystone Exams have the potential to be confusing and stressful for students and families alike, but we’re here to provide some tips on how to make these couple of weeks go smoothly for your child! Before the test Encourage...
How to Sustain Great Attendance in the Winter Months!

How to Sustain Great Attendance in the Winter Months!

Posted on December 27, 2018
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Categories: 2019 January, District News, FACE News, Focus on FACE
While attendance at schools may be hard to maintain throughout the year, during the cold, winter months, attendance rates drop even more than usual. There seem to be even more barriers to getting to school on time in the winter such as the weather, holiday plans, and sickness. However, even during the winter months, active...
Don't Miss the Productive Conversations at Your School's Winter Title I Meeting!

Don’t Miss the Productive Conversations at Your School’s Winter Title I Meeting!

It’s the most compliant time of the year! Well, maybe our friends in the Office of Grants Compliance would say that the entire school year is the most compliant time of the year but we think there’s no better way for our families to start the new calendar year than by attending their school’s Annual...

Learn the Meaning of True Family-School Partnership at Overbrook Educational Center

At Overbrook Educational Center (OEC) there is a mission that the school abides by: “Own our actions, Put forth our best effort to excel, and Care for all.” These pillar values are apparent even in the family engagement work that is happening at OEC. This past fall, OEC won the Family School Partnership Award, and...
Potter-Thomas All Star Volunteer: Luz Pratts

Potter-Thomas All Star Volunteer: Luz Pratts

There’s something to be said about what a big difference a consistent parent volunteer makes at any school. The Potter-Thomas Promise Academy community has seen this firsthand through parent volunteer, Ms. Luz Pratts. Ms. Pratts, more affectionately known as “Ms. Luz” at Potter-Thomas, is a parent leader, a member of the School Advisory Council (SAC),...
How to Keep Kids Engaged Over Winter Break

How to Keep Kids Engaged Over Winter Break

Can you believe winter break is almost here?! While we certainly hope it will be a peaceful and restful one for your family, we also want to make sure students come back to school in January eager and ready to learn. Winter break is a total of 10(!) days this year (including weekends), which may...
December School Advisory Council Tip of the Month - How to Get the Community Involved in SAC

December School Advisory Council Tip of the Month – How to Get the Community Involved in SAC

School Advisory Councils (SACs) are a beneficial platform for school stakeholders to take part in learning about and discussing school issues. The members of a SAC are not only from within the school but also stakeholders outside of the school who may have great things to contribute to the school community. Want more community representation...
Family Leadership Award Winner Glenda White Shows Us the Power of Presence at James J. Sullivan School

Family Leadership Award Winner Glenda White Shows Us the Power of Presence at James J. Sullivan School

The age-old saying that kindness and joy are contagious is incredibly visible in parent volunteer Glenda White. Glenda is a parent volunteer at James J. Sullivan School in Northeast Philadelphia, and it is apparent that volunteering is not a chore nor an obligation for Glenda but an active and joyful choice that she makes. Glenda...