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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...
A Volunteer with a Vision: Fox Chase Parent Dena Kimball

A Volunteer with a Vision: Fox Chase Parent Dena Kimball

Many students are used to seeing their teachers, principal and support staff every day, but there’s another very important group of people who enrich their daily lives – volunteers! One example of a volunteer who is a very familiar face at her school is Ms. Dena Kimball, a parent and volunteer at Fox Chase School....
Dr. Klock Talks FACT Courses Support You in Navigating Your Child's Health

Dr. Klock Talks FACT Courses Support You in Navigating Your Child’s Health

Have you taken advantage of Family Academy: Courses and Trainings (FACT) yet? If not, you may be missing out on valuable information and resources for you and your family! FACT workshops are FREE to families and community members, take place all around the City of Philadelphia, and are designed to help children and families in...
ELECT Program Launches Breastfeeding Initiative

ELECT Program Launches Breastfeeding Initiative

The Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT) Program is a statewide program through the Pennsylvania Departments of Human Services and Education. ELECT helps pregnant and parenting students earn a diploma or high school equivalency (HSE) certificate, become better parents and make the transition to employment, career training or higher education. In February 2019,...
Introducing the ELECT Coordinator: Teen Outreach!

Introducing the ELECT Coordinator: Teen Outreach!

Are you a young parent (under 22 years old) who needs to get reconnected to high school or a GED program? Ms. Gabby, ELECT Coordinator-Teen Outreach is here to help! Ms. Gabby works closely with the District’s Re-Engagement Center to support young parents with finding the right fit and having supports in place so they...
Read by 4th's Parent Council Looking for Liaisons

Read by 4th’s Parent Council Looking for Liaisons

Read by 4th’s Parent Council is a volunteer group of parents and caregivers who offer advice about how the Read by 4th Campaign can help ALL children read on grade level. We are looking for parent leaders who are passionate about being actively engaged in their child's education; are interested in learning more, doing more...
Reading List: Fusing Literacy and STEM

Reading List: Fusing Literacy and STEM

Posted on December 3, 2019
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Categories: 2019 December, District News, Family Spotlight
STEM learning does not exist without the skills gained from other subjects in your child's schooling! In the special STEM edition of our newsletter, we wanted to include a list of books about STEM that your child can read or that you can read together! Check out any or all of the following titles: Rosie...
Understanding Your Student's "New Math"

Understanding Your Student’s “New Math”

Here at the FACE Office, we often hear feedback from families about how math curriculum and strategies to solve math problems seem to have changed throughout the years. The “new math” that their children learn can sometimes be hard to navigate and understand. To gain some insight and helpful tips, Focus on FACE sat down...
Philadelphia Futures Program Applications Opening January 2020!

Philadelphia Futures Program Applications Opening January 2020!

Philadelphia Futures is recruiting current 8th grade and 10th grade students for our two direct service programs. Admitted students will receive comprehensive, individualized college access and success programming including academic enrichment, college visits, tutoring, extracurricular clubs, summer programming, career exposure, college application guidance, financial incentives and support while in college! Students applying to the Sponsor-A-Scholar Program must...
Embrace STEM Over the Winter Recess

Embrace STEM Over the Winter Recess

Posted on December 3, 2019
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Categories: 2019 December, Family Spotlight
We often hear of the summer slide for students, but let’s talk about the winter slide! Although winter recess is a lot shorter than the summer, it can still be a great time to keep your child learning, exploring, and growing. Consider setting up your child to embrace and explore science, technology, engineering, and math...