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Get to Know Bilingual Counseling Assistants!

Get to Know Bilingual Counseling Assistants!

Did you know that there are about 157 different languages spoken by students and family members within the School District of Philadelphia? It certainly goes without saying that there is a great diversity of multilingual families and students within the District. The Office of Family and Community Engagement’s Multilingual Family Support Team strives to provide...
High School Resource: Ellis Trust for Girls

High School Resource: Ellis Trust for Girls

The Ellis Trust for Girls funds a range of exciting and meaningful experiences and opportunities to help girls strengthen their academic skills, develop their character, perfect their talents, and discover who they are and who they hope to be! In the 2018/2019 academic year, Ellis spent over $3,000 per student on enrichment activities. Over 200...
School District of Philadelphia Hosts 11th Annual Back 2 School Event

School District of Philadelphia Hosts 11th Annual Back 2 School Event

Thousands of families, community members, vendors, and students joined the School District of Philadelphia for the 11th Annual Back 2 School Event on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Thousands of backpacks stuffed with school supplies were given out and over 100 vendors provided resources, information, and giveaways for all aspects of back to school needs. For the...
Establish a Great Relationship with Your Child's Teacher this School Year

Establish a Great Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher this School Year

Families feel the start-of-school-year jitters just as much as their children do sometimes. Will my child get along with their peers? What will they learn this year? What school materials do I need to buy? How are they feeling? On top of a slew of other questions, parents wonder what kind of teacher their child...
THANK YOU to All Who Participated in the 2019 End-of-Year Family Celebration!

THANK YOU to All Who Participated in the 2019 End-of-Year Family Celebration!

The FACE Office would like to say a huge THANK YOU to families, staff, community members, vendors, and workshop presenters who participated in the End-of-Year Family Celebration on May 24, 2019! It was an awesome and fun night celebrating this school year and blasting off into the summer! The event featured over 20 community resource...
Congratulations to the 2019 SAC & Volunteer Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2019 SAC & Volunteer Award Winners!

After receiving dozens of applications from families, community members, and staff from across the District, the FACE Office is proud to announce this year’s SAC and Volunteer Award Winners! Check out the Award Winners and read snippets from their nomination essays below. Thank you for all you do for our schools! 2019 Volunteer of the...
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...
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...
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...