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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

Posted on April 20, 2022
Categories: 2022 May, Family Spotlight, Volunteers
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...
Octavius Catto Scholarship: Free College and the Support You Need to Succeed

Octavius Catto Scholarship: Free College and the Support You Need to Succeed

Established in 2021 in partnership with Mayor Jim Kenney, the Octavius Catto Scholarship provides first-time, full-time students at Community College of Philadelphia the opportunity to attend college debt-free. In addition to covering the cost of tuition, Catto Scholars also receive a monthly stipend, funding to cover the cost of books, meals, and transportation, as well...
Practicing Self-Care for Families: Engaging Without Burning Out

Practicing Self-Care for Families: Engaging Without Burning Out

Posted on January 26, 2022
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Categories: 2022 February, FACE News, Focus on FACE, Health & Wellness
Having a child of school age was always hard– but the pandemic has made it even more difficult for so many families. In today’s technology-driven world, family members need to know how and when to engage with a school, have superior technology skills, spend time effectively, and so much more. With such a long list...
Mary McLeod Bethune School Opens Its Doors to the Community for COVID Education and Vaccines

Mary McLeod Bethune School Opens Its Doors to the Community for COVID Education and Vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that school staff members have had to get creative and think outside the box around family and community engagement. That’s no challenge for Family Engagement Liaison Victoria Trower, who supports 12 schools within the School District. One of those schools is Mary McLeod Bethune School in North Philadelphia, which has...
Seeing Parents as Partners Earns Hancock Demonstration School Family-School Partnership Award

Seeing Parents as Partners Earns Hancock Demonstration School Family-School Partnership Award

When it comes to family and parent engagement, John Hancock Demonstration School’s Principal Bill Griffin wants families to know how vital they are to the school and the school community. “Parents need to know how valuable they are,” Principal Griffin says before showcasing a school that does outstanding work engaging parents and families in a...
Congratulations to the 2021 Family Engagement Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2021 Family Engagement Award Winners!

The Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 Family Engagement Awards! 🎉🎉 Every October, FACE opens nominations for two awards, the Family-School Partnership Award and the Family Leadership Award to Philadelphia public schools. The Family-School Partnership Award is awarded to schools that can demonstrate exemplary practice...