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Five Ways You Can Engage with Your Child’s School

Five Ways You Can Engage with Your Child’s School

Shqip  |  عربي |   汉语  |  Français  |  ខ្មែរ  |  Português  |  Русский  |  Español  |  Việt Getting – and staying – engaged with your child’s school pays off in numerous ways; let’s look at some of the ways you can do just that. Connecting with your child’s teachers is the first step.  A good...
Crossing “Back-to-School Anxiety” Off Your Back-to-School List

Crossing “Back-to-School Anxiety” Off Your Back-to-School List

The flurry of things to do and people to meet during the first weeks of school is enough to make most of us anxious– from teachers to principals, from parents and caregivers to students of all ages. However, there are things that can be done to make sure we all have a more relaxed school...
Want to Volunteer at One of Our Schools? Summer Is the Perfect Time to Prepare!

Want to Volunteer at One of Our Schools? Summer Is the Perfect Time to Prepare!

Have you been thinking about volunteering for one of our schools lately? Maybe you’ve seen some of the great work our volunteers are doing, or perhaps you’re looking for a rewarding way to spend some of your free time! District volunteers are an integral part of our school ecosystem– after all, they help to build...
District Families Show How to Support Student Health with their School Advisory Councils

District Families Show How to Support Student Health with their School Advisory Councils

With the pandemic still on people’s minds, one thing that schools and families are understandably concerned about is student mental health and wellness. Luckily, families and community members in so many of our schools are pitching in to help– allocating time, money, and effort to using their School Advisory Councils (SACs) and other parent leadership...
Decatur Elementary Volunteer Shows That Giving is a Two-Way Street

Decatur Elementary Volunteer Shows That Giving is a Two-Way Street

Jennifer (left), an ESL teacher at Decatur with parent volunteer Linda For so many of us, volunteering at a school can seem like a daunting idea. With numerous things to do and ways to help, how can you even get started? Linda, an experienced volunteer who recently won the District’s Family Engagement Award and regularly...
Getting Back into the “Spring” of Things

Getting Back into the “Spring” of Things

For so many of us exhausted over another frigid winter, the freshness of Spring proves to be a welcome arrival– like a friend at our door whom we haven’t seen in forever. With daffodils and aster flowers poking through the dirt and gravel and so much going on in the city, now is a great...
Scholarships Available for Penn Museum Anthropology Camp

Scholarships Available for Penn Museum Anthropology Camp

Celebrate summer fun and learning through the Penn Museum’s world-renowned collections. Each week features an exciting theme with hands-on workshops, expert talks, gallery exploration, and more. Penn Museum Anthropology Camp is designed for children ages 6-13 who will be entering grades 1–8 for the 2022-2023 school year. The Penn Museum is offering two types of...
Octavius Catto Scholarship: Free College and the Support You Need to Succeed

Octavius Catto Scholarship: Free College and the Support You Need to Succeed

Established in 2021 in partnership with Mayor Jim Kenney, the Octavius Catto Scholarship provides first-time, full-time students at Community College of Philadelphia the opportunity to attend college debt-free. In addition to covering the cost of tuition, Catto Scholars also receive a monthly stipend, funding to cover the cost of books, meals, and transportation, as well...
Practicing Self-Care for Families: Engaging Without Burning Out

Practicing Self-Care for Families: Engaging Without Burning Out

Having a child of school age was always hard– but the pandemic has made it even more difficult for so many families. In today’s technology-driven world, family members need to know how and when to engage with a school, have superior technology skills, spend time effectively, and so much more. With such a long list...
Mary McLeod Bethune School Opens Its Doors to the Community for COVID Education and Vaccines

Mary McLeod Bethune School Opens Its Doors to the Community for COVID Education and Vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that school staff members have had to get creative and think outside the box around family and community engagement. That’s no challenge for Family Engagement Liaison Victoria Trower, who supports 12 schools within the School District. One of those schools is Mary McLeod Bethune School in North Philadelphia, which has...