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YOU'RE INVITED: FACE End-of-Year Family Celebration, May 24, 2019!

YOU’RE INVITED: FACE End-of-Year Family Celebration, May 24, 2019!

Blast Off into Summer with FACE! The FACE Office is excited to invite you to the 2019 End-of-Year Family Celebration on Friday, May 24, 2019, 4:30-7:30pm at 440 N Broad Street! The Celebration is a time for us to thank families for their contributions to our schools and as a way to kick off summer by...
Tips for Students (And Families!) To Stay Engaged at the End of the School Year

Tips for Students (And Families!) To Stay Engaged at the End of the School Year

Posted on April 24, 2019
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Categories: District News, Family Spotlight
As the end of the school year rapidly comes to a close, parents and guardians know better than anyone how hectic and how many moving parts there are in a student’s life. Even as students gear up for the summer, be sure to stay mindful of ways that your student can stay engaged until the...
A Huge THANK YOU to Those Who Participated in the Multilingual Family Conference!

A Huge THANK YOU to Those Who Participated in the Multilingual Family Conference!

The FACE Office would like to extend appreciation to the community organizations, families, and volunteers who worked together to welcome over 300 families to the first-ever Multilingual Family Conference: Language, Learning, and Culture in a Different Country! Guests heard keynote speaker Dr. Lucinda Lee Katz discuss the importance of opportunities for multilingual families, saw performances...
The Heart Goes a Long Way at Dunbar!

The Heart Goes a Long Way at Dunbar!

Just ten minutes of talking with Principal Dawn Moore, principal of Paul L. Dunbar School and Ms. Haydee Delgado, School Improvement Support Liaison at Dunbar School, shows how much heart goes behind connecting with families at Dunbar. Oftentimes people think that all it requires to have family engagement at schools is monetary resources, but Principal...
May SAC Tip of the Month: Transitioning from One School Year to the Next

May SAC Tip of the Month: Transitioning from One School Year to the Next

In April, the SAC Support Team held the final SAC Academy workshop for the school year titled “SAC: Succession Planning.” Even in early April is a good time to begin thinking about how to wind the school year down and prepare for the future! The workshop broke down three time frames to consider: the end...
From the Principal's Desk: The Importance of the Parent Volunteer Program

From the Principal’s Desk: The Importance of the Parent Volunteer Program

We asked Crystal Edwards, principal of William D. Kelley in North Philadelphia, to say a few words about the value of volunteers in the overall family engagement programming of the school. Check out her energizing thoughts below! The educational journey of a child begins with their first educators, their parents. Parents bear the first responsibility...
Parent Volunteer Jennifer Cullen Spotlights Endless Reasons to Volunteer!

Parent Volunteer Jennifer Cullen Spotlights Endless Reasons to Volunteer!

There is a variety of reasons that families choose to volunteer at their children’s schools. Jennifer Cullen, a volunteer at A.L. Fitzpatrick in Northeast Philadelphia, has a LONG list of why she chooses to stay involved! Ms. Cullen has been volunteering at Fitzpatrick for the past 12 years and has seen the effects of being...
Parent Volunteer Agnes Parrish Reminds Us About the Power of the Small Things

Parent Volunteer Agnes Parrish Reminds Us About the Power of the Small Things

Oftentimes when we think of the things that can brighten a school environment, we think about many large changes or initiatives, but Ms. Agnes Parrish, parent and volunteer at Samuel Gompers School in West Philadelphia, feels that small gestures can make a big difference. Ms. Parrish has been volunteering at Gompers since 2011, and one...
April SAC Tip of the Month: How SACs Can Utilize and Mobilize Volunteers

April SAC Tip of the Month: How SACs Can Utilize and Mobilize Volunteers

This month, we’re showing our gratitude for a group of people our schools cannot do without — volunteers! Our family, parent, and community volunteers make a tremendous difference in our schools, and we don’t know what we’d do without them! As School Advisory Councils work to achieve various goals, there are ways that SACs can...
Low Cost, High Impact Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Low Cost, High Impact Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Parent volunteers, members of the "Bethune Brigade" We know that everyone in your school is VERY busy, especially as the end of the school year nears! There are many ways to celebrate volunteers that don’t require a lot of time or money but can really go a long way to make your school’s volunteers feel...