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Keep Your Child Learning and Engaged into the Summer Months!

Keep Your Child Learning and Engaged into the Summer Months!

Parents and students have been adapting to these new at-home learning circumstances over the past couple of months. In the blink of an eye, summer is now right around the corner. Learning doesn’t have to stop at the end of the school year. Here are some helpful tips and resources that can help family members...
Simple Tips to Ease At-Home Learning for Families

Simple Tips to Ease At-Home Learning for Families

In the past several weeks, learning for students has vastly changed as the typical classroom setting has shifted to an at-home environment. Parents, family members, students, and educators have all been adjusting to these changes and creating new norms for at-home learning. For parents and family members: here is a list of tips that can...
Volunteer Spotlight: Parent Zulma Guzman

Volunteer Spotlight: Parent Zulma Guzman

During April, traditionally Volunteer Appreciation Month, we want to especially acknowledge those who have given their time and heart volunteering and helping others. One parent, Ms. Zulma Guzman, has been proactive to find ways to help her fellow community members in this unprecedented time. Ms. Guzman is a mother of four children ages 8, 11,...
Staying Active Can Keep A Child’s Mind and Body in Check!

Staying Active Can Keep A Child’s Mind and Body in Check!

Physical activity and exercise can have positive effects for the whole family! Did you know that exercise and staying active is not only good for you physically but can also be good for you mentally and emotionally? For children, exercise and physical activity correlates with better concentration, improved behavior, and increased attention span. This means...
Checklist: Is Your School "Family-Friendly" and Welcoming to All?

Checklist: Is Your School “Family-Friendly” and Welcoming to All?

The following article is taken from PTO Today and is written by Joy Underhill. For the full article, click here. Picture walking into a new school for the first time. You don’t know your way around. You aren’t sure of the sign-in procedures or even where to get information. You need a friendly face to...
The Power of Family Stories

The Power of Family Stories

Oftentimes in academic settings, literacy skills are measured by reading levels and reading rates. While, surely, being able to read and comprehend a text fluently is important, multilingual students come from a home where English may not be the primary language used. Sometimes, the family members of multilingual students may not even be able to...
A Volunteer with a Vision: Fox Chase Parent Dena Kimball

A Volunteer with a Vision: Fox Chase Parent Dena Kimball

Many students are used to seeing their teachers, principal and support staff every day, but there’s another very important group of people who enrich their daily lives – volunteers! One example of a volunteer who is a very familiar face at her school is Ms. Dena Kimball, a parent and volunteer at Fox Chase School....
Dr. Klock Talks FACT Courses Support You in Navigating Your Child's Health

Dr. Klock Talks FACT Courses Support You in Navigating Your Child’s Health

Have you taken advantage of Family Academy: Courses and Trainings (FACT) yet? If not, you may be missing out on valuable information and resources for you and your family! FACT workshops are FREE to families and community members, take place all around the City of Philadelphia, and are designed to help children and families in...
ELECT Program Launches Breastfeeding Initiative

ELECT Program Launches Breastfeeding Initiative

The Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT) Program is a statewide program through the Pennsylvania Departments of Human Services and Education. ELECT helps pregnant and parenting students earn a diploma or high school equivalency (HSE) certificate, become better parents and make the transition to employment, career training or higher education. In February 2019,...
Read by 4th's Parent Council Looking for Liaisons

Read by 4th’s Parent Council Looking for Liaisons

Read by 4th’s Parent Council is a volunteer group of parents and caregivers who offer advice about how the Read by 4th Campaign can help ALL children read on grade level. We are looking for parent leaders who are passionate about being actively engaged in their child's education; are interested in learning more, doing more...