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Join us in Celebrating our Family Engagement Month Contest Winners!

The Office of Family and Community Engagement would like to congratulate and thank every family and school who submitted their digital learning family engagement stories in October 2020! Families who shared their experience supporting their child(ren) during this unprecedented time received a Family Engagement Care Package worth over $100! Schools that were selected as winners...
Meaningful Meals - Healthy Food Boxes for Families!

Meaningful Meals – Healthy Food Boxes for Families!

The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia (The Fund) has been awarded $100,000 by the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to launch the new Meaningful Meals program to provide Philadelphia families in low-income neighborhoods with boxes of healthy food. Families will be able to pick up 20-pound food boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables,...
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...

Get Connected this Family Engagement Month with Parent & Family Portal!

Staying connected to your child's education is more important than ever during digital learning. The Parent & Family Portal gives you access to valuable information about your child’s education and school, all at your fingertips! Upon registration for Parent & Family Portal, you will be able to view your child’s academic history, test results, attendance, and...
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...