Focus on Family Spotlight

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

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”

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...

Embrace STEM Over the Winter Recess

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...

The Power of Community Partnership and Collaboration at Stephen Girard Elementary School

Many people think of schools as insular communities that have their own systems, agendas, and cultures. At Stephen Girard School, we have witnessed what can happen when a school begins to incorporate its surrounding community and partners with neighborhood organizations. Stephen Girard School started a partnership with Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, a local synagogue. Both...

Samuel Fels High School Opens Brand New Family Resource Room

On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, school staff, students, administrators, and family members gathered at Samuel Fels High School to celebrate the brand-new opening of its Family Resource Room! Principal Lillian Izzard shared that the Resource Room is primarily a space for parents and family members to come to and take ownership of. This room was...