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March 2021 Reading Promise: 76’ers Tobias Harris Has a Few Tips to Make Your Next Storytime a Slam Dunk

Posted on March 4, 2021
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Categories: 2021 March, FACE News, Focus on FACE, Literacy, Read by 4th
  March Madness has us thinking. Reading and basketball have a lot in common. It’s fun, practice helps you get better, and one of the best ways to do it is with family and friends! One of our favorite literacy game-changers is 76’ers Tobias Harris. When he’s not playing, you can often catch him carrying...
Take Time for Breakfast This March!

Take Time for Breakfast This March!

National School Breakfast Week is March 8-12, but why not celebrate the most important meal of the day all month long? This ‘virtual lifestyle’ has made it easy to fall out of our healthy routines, with many people choosing to skip breakfast. So use this month to get back into the habit of starting your...
March 2021 SAC Tip of the Month: Time for a Tune-Up!

March 2021 SAC Tip of the Month: Time for a Tune-Up!

Posted on March 2, 2021
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Categories: 2021 March, FACE News, Focus on FACE, School Advisory Councils
Somehow the first couple of months of 2021 have breezed on by, and we’ve already hit March. It seems like a good time for a School Advisory Council (SAC) tune-up and a chance for you to fine-tune any parts of your SAC meetings that can be even stronger as we head into the final several...
Assessing Needs and Finding Strategies to Meet Them at Overbrook Educational Center

Assessing Needs and Finding Strategies to Meet Them at Overbrook Educational Center

At Overbrook Educational Center (OEC), located in West Philadelphia, the constant work of this digital learning season has been to learn the needs of families and then step in to find strategies to meet those needs. Principal Meredith Foote and the entire school staff have been all hands on deck to figure out what families...
Spring Into Reading with the Free Library's Upcoming Programming

Spring Into Reading with the Free Library’s Upcoming Programming

The Free Library is excited to share that some of our libraries are open for limited service. Service varies from library to library, so please check the hours of operation of the library near you. Even though the hours are different from library to library, the Free Library’s virtual services are available all the time!...
February 2021 Reading Promise: We Read in Color

February 2021 Reading Promise: We Read in Color

Reading has always been about more than the story. It’s a chance to see yourself reflected on a page, discover new worlds, and learn and grow together. That’s why we’re celebrating this Black history month with books because diverse stories are for everyone (and every month of the year)! Here are a few ways we’re...
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,...
You Can Now Use Your EBT/SNAP Benefits to get Groceries Delivered From Your Couch!

You Can Now Use Your EBT/SNAP Benefits to get Groceries Delivered From Your Couch!

Eat Right Philly is here to help you “Choose a Healthier You” in 2021! Half the battle is making the healthy choice the easy choice. And online grocery shopping and delivery is one of the easiest ways to get healthy food into your home. You can now use your EBT/SNAP benefits to order groceries online,...
Clear Communication in the Forefront at Robert Morris School

Clear Communication in the Forefront at Robert Morris School

These days, because each student is learning independently and families and students are physically separated, it can be a challenge to share information with the entire school community and make sure that everyone is in the know. At Robert Morris School, the administration has paid extra attention to its family communication efforts to make sure...
February 2021 SAC Tip of the Month: Collaborating with Other Family Groups

February 2021 SAC Tip of the Month: Collaborating with Other Family Groups

The School Advisory Council (SAC) at schools serves as a collaborative team made up of family members, the school principal, school-based staff, students (for schools grades 7-12), and community members. The main focal points of a SAC are student achievement and academics, school climate and culture, and family engagement. To have strategic conversations about these...