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SAT School Day and How Families Can Support High School Students with the SATs and PSATs

SAT School Day and How Families Can Support High School Students with the SATs and PSATs

In the midst of taking standardized tests throughout the school year, students may lose the big picture of their value. The SAT and PSAT exams, however, should be seen as gateway exams that open up more exposure and access into the college process. The SAT is an admission test accepted by all U.S colleges that...
Establishing Good Homework Habits

Establishing Good Homework Habits

Many teachers will assign homework for students to reinforce the hard work completed within the classroom. Supporting your children with their homework is a great way to remain engaged in their education and stay up to date with classroom news. Focus on FACE has compiled a few helpful tips to help you establish positive homework...
YOU’RE INVITED! Annual Community Meeting on Policy 138: English Language Development and Bilingual Education Program

YOU’RE INVITED! Annual Community Meeting on Policy 138: English Language Development and Bilingual Education Program

Join the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs as we share updates on Policy 138: English Language Development and Bilingual Education. Attendees will learn about and have opportunities to provide feedback on our programs. Educators, administrators, parents, students, community organizations, school district leaders and staff, and all other stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Meetings will...
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...
Tips for Students (And Families) To Stay Physically Active During the Summer

Tips for Students (And Families) To Stay Physically Active During the Summer

While we often emphasize the importance of staying academically alert and engaged during the summer, we may forget that summer is also a great time to stay physically active! It is important for children (and adults) to stay physically active and take advantage of these sunny days. Here are some ways that your child can...
Avoid the Summer Slide this Summer Break!

Avoid the Summer Slide this Summer Break!

Families and teachers alike hope that their students will not disengage from learning over the summer. We know that students are excited about a break, but keeping up with the hard work they’ve been doing all school year can be fun and effortless. Here are some tips that may help your student stay engaged and...
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...
Tips for Students (And Families!) To Stay Engaged at the End of the School Year

Tips for Students (And Families!) To Stay Engaged at the End of the School Year

As the end of the school year rapidly comes to a close, parents and guardians know better than anyone how hectic and how many moving parts there are in a student’s life. Even as students gear up for the summer, be sure to stay mindful of ways that your student can stay engaged until the...
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...