Focus on Family Spotlight

Tips for Students (And Families) To Stay Physically Active During the Summer

While we often emphasize the importance of staying academically alert and engaged during the summer, we may forget that summer is also a great time to stay physically active! It is important for children (and adults) to stay physically active and take advantage of these sunny days. Here are some ways that your child can...

Avoid the Summer Slide this Summer Break!

Families and teachers alike hope that their students will not disengage from learning over the summer. We know that students are excited about a break, but keeping up with the hard work they’ve been doing all school year can be fun and effortless. Here are some tips that may help your student stay engaged and...

Congratulations to the 2019 SAC & Volunteer Award Winners!

After receiving dozens of applications from families, community members, and staff from across the District, the FACE Office is proud to announce this year’s SAC and Volunteer Award Winners! Check out the Award Winners and read snippets from their nomination essays below. Thank you for all you do for our schools! 2019 Volunteer of the...

YOU’RE INVITED: FACE End-of-Year Family Celebration, May 24, 2019!

Blast Off into Summer with FACE! The FACE Office is excited to invite you to the 2019 End-of-Year Family Celebration on Friday, May 24, 2019, 4:30-7:30pm at 440 N Broad Street! The Celebration is a time for us to thank families for their contributions to our schools and as a way to kick off summer by...

Tips for Students (And Families!) To Stay Engaged at the End of the School Year

As the end of the school year rapidly comes to a close, parents and guardians know better than anyone how hectic and how many moving parts there are in a student’s life. Even as students gear up for the summer, be sure to stay mindful of ways that your student can stay engaged until the...

From the Principal’s Desk: The Importance of the Parent Volunteer Program

We asked Crystal Edwards, principal of William D. Kelley in North Philadelphia, to say a few words about the value of volunteers in the overall family engagement programming of the school. Check out her energizing thoughts below! The educational journey of a child begins with their first educators, their parents. Parents bear the first responsibility...