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FACE’s Ultimate Guide to Report Card Conferences

It’s that time of year again – that’s right, report card conferences are coming up soon! And if you’re searching for the ultimate guide to rocking out your report card conferences and getting all the good you can from meeting with your child’s teachers, you’ve come to the right blog post. Research shows that family...
Five Fun and Free Ways to Enjoy Winter Break

Five Fun and Free Ways to Enjoy Winter Break

For the seekers of all things festive, free, and fun this Winter Break, we’ve got you covered! With so much to do and see in our city, you’re sure to find something that will fit your family. Check out our short list of attractions and activities to explore below while schools are closed and stay...
Kensington Health Sciences Academy  Celebrates Its 7th Annual Friendsgiving Event

Kensington Health Sciences Academy Celebrates Its 7th Annual Friendsgiving Event

On Tuesday, November 22, over two hundred students and their families took part in the 7th Annual Friendsgiving Event at the Kensington Health Sciences Academy (KHSA)! With the arduous work of Principal Nimet Eren, Family Engagement Liaison Dalila Bedoya, and School Coordinator Mr. Williams, together with the school partners, the whole school community came together...
Tips for Productive Report Card Conferences

Tips for Productive Report Card Conferences

Photo: NPR Report card conferences are approaching, and we want to make sure that both families and educators are prepared and ready to discuss the progress of students to ensure a clear path for the rest of the school year, especially in this unique environment. Remember that a major goal of these conferences is to...
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...
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...