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Get to Know Bilingual Counseling Assistants!

Get to Know Bilingual Counseling Assistants!

Did you know that there are about 157 different languages spoken by students and family members within the School District of Philadelphia? It certainly goes without saying that there is a great diversity of multilingual families and students within the District. The Office of Family and Community Engagement’s Multilingual Family Support Team strives to provide...
What Family Engagement Means To Principal Marisol Rivera Rodriguez

What Family Engagement Means To Principal Marisol Rivera Rodriguez

People often ask – what is the key to strong family engagement? While it is hard to respond with one definitive answer for all schools, Juniata Park Academy Principal Marisol Rivera Rodriguez has used a great strategy: ask families what they want! Her commitment to parent and family input and programming led to her receiving...
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

Posted on October 1, 2019
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Categories: 2019 October, Family Spotlight, Focus on FACE
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...
High School Resource: Ellis Trust for Girls

High School Resource: Ellis Trust for Girls

The Ellis Trust for Girls funds a range of exciting and meaningful experiences and opportunities to help girls strengthen their academic skills, develop their character, perfect their talents, and discover who they are and who they hope to be! In the 2018/2019 academic year, Ellis spent over $3,000 per student on enrichment activities. Over 200...
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...
School District of Philadelphia Hosts 11th Annual Back 2 School Event

School District of Philadelphia Hosts 11th Annual Back 2 School Event

Thousands of families, community members, vendors, and students joined the School District of Philadelphia for the 11th Annual Back 2 School Event on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Thousands of backpacks stuffed with school supplies were given out and over 100 vendors provided resources, information, and giveaways for all aspects of back to school needs. For the...
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...
Spotlighting the Partnership Between School and Families at Tanner Duckrey

Spotlighting the Partnership Between School and Families at Tanner Duckrey

Teamwork makes the dream work! In few places can we see that more strongly than at Tanner Duckrey School, as families and school staff have partnered together to make the 2019 Outstanding SAC Winning school the best it can be. Principal David Cohen and the leadership team have worked alongside family members to increase family...

Help Your Child Conquer Kindergarten!

Conquering Kindergarten is tough! Children need to learn math, reading, and writing skills, as well as social and emotional skills. The School District of Philadelphia partnered with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a group of elementary school teachers to develop a section of the kindergarten report card that includes...