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Families Asking Questions (FAQs): What is the Volunteering Process?

Families Asking Questions (FAQs): What is the Volunteering Process?

From assisting with school administration to helping with school clean up, volunteers are the backbone of our school communities. Yet, navigating the path to becoming one can be overwhelming for many. In this month's FAQs article, we'll delve into the volunteer process and offer guidance on how to take the first steps. Before beginning on...
Parents Supporting Parents: Introducing the Sowing Seeds of Success Parent and Family Support Group

Parents Supporting Parents: Introducing the Sowing Seeds of Success Parent and Family Support Group

At the heart of the Sowing Seeds of Success Parent and Family Support Group lies a powerful mission, "To strengthen families through mutual self-parent support groups". Founded by experienced Family Engagement Liaison, LuQman Abdullah, this group emerged from a profound realization, the needs of parents and guardians citywide were unmet. LuQman decided to establish a...
ELECT's 7th Annual Fatherhood Summit

ELECT’s 7th Annual Fatherhood Summit

The ELECT program recently held its yearly Fatherhood Summit on Thursday, March 21st. Led by Program Coordinators Cheree Webster-Jones and Dante Banks, the summit offered a nurturing environment where new and expecting fathers could showcase their athletic abilities while diving deep into the parenting journey. Throughout the day, the summit featured different sports like baseball,...
Families Asking Questions (FAQs): What are the Graduation Requirements?

Families Asking Questions (FAQs): What are the Graduation Requirements?

As graduation season draws near, it is crucial to remember that it is never too early to know what your child needs to graduate high school and to start creating a graduation plan. By engaging in early discussions and planning, parents can help their children identify academic goals, explore career interests, and develop essential skills...
Families Asking Questions (FAQs): What is Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination?

Families Asking Questions (FAQs): What is Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination?

The School District of Philadelphia strives to provide a safe and positive educational environment for all school community members, free from bullying, harassment, and discrimination in any form. The District has steps set in place to combat and intentionally support students, families, and staff who may be affected by bullying and harassment. Bullying is classified...

Empowering Grandfamilies with SeniorLAW Center

In 1978, the Philadelphia Bar Association founded a volunteer-driven program, known at the time as the Senior Citizen Judicare project, with the hopes of protecting the legal rights and interests of older Philadelphians. Forty-five years and a name change later, SeniorLAW Center, an independent nonprofit organization, offers a variety of legal services and programs to...
Families Asking Questions (FAQs): Why Does Attendance Matter?

Families Asking Questions (FAQs): Why Does Attendance Matter?

On a rainy Monday morning at Farrell Elementary School, families gathered for an engaging Attendance workshop led by Jaime Serrano, a seasoned Family Engagement Liaison. Through an icebreaker and insightful presentation, Jaime highlighted the importance of consistent school attendance and reviewed the District's attendance policy. Parents were eager to fill this knowledge gap and understand...
Families Asking Questions (FAQs): "What is Food Insecurity?" with Eat Right Philly

Families Asking Questions (FAQs): “What is Food Insecurity?” with Eat Right Philly

Lauren Nocito and Teisha Cavanaugh from Eat Right Philly spoke with Focus on FACE as we explore the issue of food insecurity. In this interview, we discussed what puts families at risk and the measures being taken by the District and Eat Right Philly to address this pressing issue within our school communities. FACE: Please...
2023 Family Engagement Conference

2023 Family Engagement Conference

THIS Saturday, October 21, 2023  |  10 AM to 2 PM 440 N Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19130 The Office of Family and Community Engagement is excited to invite you to the annual Family Engagement Conference: A Roadmap to Student and Family Success! This event is a chance for District families, community members, and staff...
Families Asking Questions (FAQs): What is School Selection?

Families Asking Questions (FAQs): What is School Selection?

Families Asking Questions (FAQs): What is School Selection? The 2023-2024 School Selection Process is open now and will close on October 27, 2023, at 11:59pm. Visit the School Selection page to read more details about the process and how your family can participate! Have you considered sending your child to a school outside of your...