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Duckrey Families Show How SAC Academy Workshops Can Be Adapted for Your School Community

Duckrey Families Show How SAC Academy Workshops Can Be Adapted for Your School Community

Ms. Haskett and Ms. Clements after the attendance workshop they hosted at Tanner Duckrey School. In December 2018, the FACE office held a SAC Academy workshop called “Discussing Attendance as a SAC.” In this workshop, the attendees participated in an activity where they brainstormed all obstacles that prevent consistent attendance at their schools. After listing...

Learn the Meaning of True Family-School Partnership at Overbrook Educational Center

At Overbrook Educational Center (OEC) there is a mission that the school abides by: “Own our actions, Put forth our best effort to excel, and Care for all.” These pillar values are apparent even in the family engagement work that is happening at OEC. This past fall, OEC won the Family School Partnership Award, and...
Potter-Thomas All Star Volunteer: Luz Pratts

Potter-Thomas All Star Volunteer: Luz Pratts

There’s something to be said about what a big difference a consistent parent volunteer makes at any school. The Potter-Thomas Promise Academy community has seen this firsthand through parent volunteer, Ms. Luz Pratts. Ms. Pratts, more affectionately known as “Ms. Luz” at Potter-Thomas, is a parent leader, a member of the School Advisory Council (SAC),...
December School Advisory Council Tip of the Month - How to Get the Community Involved in SAC

December School Advisory Council Tip of the Month – How to Get the Community Involved in SAC

School Advisory Councils (SACs) are a beneficial platform for school stakeholders to take part in learning about and discussing school issues. The members of a SAC are not only from within the school but also stakeholders outside of the school who may have great things to contribute to the school community. Want more community representation...
Family Leadership Award Winner Glenda White Shows Us the Power of Presence at James J. Sullivan School

Family Leadership Award Winner Glenda White Shows Us the Power of Presence at James J. Sullivan School

The age-old saying that kindness and joy are contagious is incredibly visible in parent volunteer Glenda White. Glenda is a parent volunteer at James J. Sullivan School in Northeast Philadelphia, and it is apparent that volunteering is not a chore nor an obligation for Glenda but an active and joyful choice that she makes. Glenda...
A Huge THANK YOU to our Roadmap Conference Participants and CONGRATULATIONS to the Family Engagement Award Winners!

A Huge THANK YOU to our Roadmap Conference Participants and CONGRATULATIONS to the Family Engagement Award Winners!

The FACE Office would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all those family members, students, and community members who joined us for the 2nd Annual Roadmap to Navigating the School District of Philadelphia Family Engagement Conference! The Conference welcomed over 700 people, provided over a dozen workshops presented by District offices, and hosted...
FACE Office Awards FACT and Volunteer Awards!

FACE Office Awards FACT and Volunteer Awards!

The FACE Office held an awards ceremony before the End-of-Year Family Celebration on June 1 to honor the person who attended the most Family Academy: Courses and Training (FACT) courses and two all star volunteers who were nominated by those who deeply appreciate their contributions to their school communities. Check out the winners below and...
Ms. Valerie Rainey, School Inprovement Support Liaison at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School says, “#iVolunteerBecause support is the best remedy.”

Volunteer Appreciation Month Recap

FACE had a blast celebrating our volunteers during April, which was National Volunteer Appreciation Month! Check out some of our favorite moments below, or go to Facebook/Twitter and search the hashtags #VolunteerAppreciationMonth #VolunteersForPHLed! The James J. Sullivan School SAC honored their 16 volunteers on Thursday, April 26 for National Volunteer Appreciation Month with a luncheon...
Welcome signs in several languages

Parent Spotlight: Sana Hassan, Robert B. Pollock Elementary School

Signs welcoming families to Pollock. Robert B. Pollock Elementary School has an incredibly diverse student body. The school serves grades K-6 and is located in Northeast Philadelphia. About 642 students attend Pollock, and the student body speaks over 26 languages, and Pollock prides itself on diversity and inclusion. The staff recognizes that their school serves...
Children pick out books at the new community library

The Power of SAC & Community Partnerships: Webster School’s New Community Library

During their Winter Title I/SAC meeting, a parent at John H. Webster School mentioned that she would like to have a functioning library in the school because there wasn't a library in the neighborhood. Principal Sherri Arabia explained that unfortunately there was not room in the school for a library, but perhaps they could work...