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FACE Office Awards FACT and Volunteer Awards!

FACE Office Awards FACT and Volunteer Awards!

The FACE Office held an awards ceremony before the End-of-Year Family Celebration on June 1 to honor the person who attended the most Family Academy: Courses and Training (FACT) courses and two all star volunteers who were nominated by those who deeply appreciate their contributions to their school communities. Check out the winners below and...
Congratulations to all SAC Award Winners!

Congratulations to all SAC Award Winners!

On June 1, 2018, the Office of Family and Community Engagement awarded six recipients for their accomplishments related to School Advisory Councils. We appreciate the passion, hard work, and creativity they all put forth for their schools! Check out the stellar award winners below and click here to read more about them! Most Dedicated SAC...
Harding Hosts Two Community Engagement Events in Two Weeks!

Harding Hosts Two Community Engagement Events in Two Weeks!

Posted on June 6, 2018
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Categories: FACE News, Focus on FACE, School Spotlight
Although the school year is coming to an end, Harding Middle School in the Frankford area of Northeast Philadelphia is showing no signs of slowing down. Harding hosted two back-to-back large events for its students and community members this spring. On Thursday, April 26, Harding hosted Career Day for its sixth and seventh graders. The following Thursday,...
After the Storm: A Father and Son Rebuild in Philadelphia

After the Storm: A Father and Son Rebuild in Philadelphia

In late September of last year, Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico. At that point, Maria had reached Category 4 strength, the second strongest classification a hurricane can receive. Winds reached over 175 mph, bringing flooding and destruction. Over 100 lives were lost because of Hurricane Maria, more than half of those in Puerto Rico...
2nd Annual Northeast Reading Family Extravaganza Fosters a Love of Reading in Children

2nd Annual Northeast Reading Family Extravaganza Fosters a Love of Reading in Children

The 2nd Annual Northeast Family Reading Extravaganza was held on May 17, 2018 at Abraham Lincoln High School. The event welcomed 350 families from across Northeast Philadelphia. This event was geared toward families with students in Kindergarten through fifth grade, but all were welcome. The event was an opportunity for staff, students, volunteers, and families...
A HUGE Thank You to All Who Participated in the FACE End of Year Family Celebration!

A HUGE Thank You to All Who Participated in the FACE End of Year Family Celebration!

The Office of Family and Community Engagement would like to extend a massive thank you to all families, staff, community members, vendors, and workshop presenters who participated in the End-of-Year Family Celebration on Friday, June 1, 2018. The event welcomed over 500(!!) people, nearly 30 resource vendors, and 8 family-friendly and educational workshops. Along with...
Ms. Valerie Rainey, School Inprovement Support Liaison at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School says, “#iVolunteerBecause support is the best remedy.”

Volunteer Appreciation Month Recap

FACE had a blast celebrating our volunteers during April, which was National Volunteer Appreciation Month! Check out some of our favorite moments below, or go to Facebook/Twitter and search the hashtags #VolunteerAppreciationMonth #VolunteersForPHLed! The James J. Sullivan School SAC honored their 16 volunteers on Thursday, April 26 for National Volunteer Appreciation Month with a luncheon...
SAC Parent and FACE Deputy Chief Share Expertise on Panel at William Penn Foundation Event

SAC Parent and FACE Deputy Chief Share Expertise on Panel at William Penn Foundation Event

Meaningfully engaging and communicating with families is something that all educators and administrators struggle with—even us here in FACE! In a city as diverse and large as Philadelphia, communication with families is especially challenging. What will grab parents’ attention? Which communication vehicle works best? How do we phrase our messaging? The William Penn Foundation hosted...
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FACT Course Spotlight: “Eat.Healthy, Be.Happy” by the Eat.Right.Now. Program

Choosing a meal that is both healthy and something your kids will enjoy can be difficult and frustrating for any caregiver. But that doesn’t always have to be the case! Last month, The District’s Eat.Right.Now team (SNAP-Ed funded) hosted a cooking workshop where over fifteen caregivers came out to learn about healthy eating and try...

Mayfair SAC Hosts Educational Family Night

Mayfair’s School Advisory Council (SAC) organized and hosted a Family Academic Night on Tuesday, March 27. Parents had the opportunity to spend the evening in the school, attending workshops led by the school’s teachers and staff and enjoying a dinner served by the leadership team. Thirteen different workshops were planned, and a rotation allowed families...