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Congratulations to all SAC Award Winners!

On June 1, 2018, the Office of Family and Community Engagement awarded six recipients for their accomplishments related to School Advisory Councils. We appreciate the passion, hard work, and creativity they all put forth for their schools! Check out the stellar award winners below and click here to read more about them! Most Dedicated SAC...

After the Storm: A Father and Son Rebuild in Philadelphia

In late September of last year, Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico. At that point, Maria had reached Category 4 strength, the second strongest classification a hurricane can receive. Winds reached over 175 mph, bringing flooding and destruction. Over 100 lives were lost because of Hurricane Maria, more than half of those in Puerto Rico...

Parent Spotlight: Sana Hassan, Robert B. Pollock Elementary School

Signs welcoming families to Pollock. Robert B. Pollock Elementary School has an incredibly diverse student body. The school serves grades K-6 and is located in Northeast Philadelphia. About 642 students attend Pollock, and the student body speaks over 26 languages, and Pollock prides itself on diversity and inclusion. The staff recognizes that their school serves...

FACE Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week with Clifford Reading Parties!

In case you missed last month’s Focus on FACE Newsletter, The Office of Family and Community Engagement celebrated Volunteer Appreciation Month with all kinds of fun social media posts, articles featuring some of our wonderful volunteers, and snazzy Volunteer Appreciation materials. The FACE Office also invited the following five schools with outstanding volunteer programs to...

#IVolunteerBecause: Maritza Cedeño

Parent Maritza Cedeño helps us celebrate #VolunteerAppreciationMonth by telling us why she volunteers in her child’s school. Tell us your story by using the hashtag #IVolunteerBecause and tagging us @sdpFACE! I had been working for many years. My oldest daughter was starting kindergarten. At that time I had given birth to my second daughter. We...

FACE Office Hosts a Trip to the PTO Today Live Expo

On March 27, 2018, the FACE Office hosted a trip to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for the PTO Today Live Event. PTO Today Live's website describes the event: Each PTO Today Live event brings hundreds of K-8 school parent group leaders from the surrounding region. These leaders are the key decisionmakers...

Last modified: March 19, 2018