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A Huge Thank You to All Who Participated in the 10th Annual Back 2 School Event!

A Huge Thank You to All Who Participated in the 10th Annual Back 2 School Event!

One of the FACE Office’s favorite parts of back to school season is the Annual Back 2 School Event, celebrating its 10th year this past August. On August 16, 2018, thousands of families, community members, and students attended the end of summer bash at School of the Future in West Philadelphia. Thousands of backpacks stuffed...
Rapper Meek Mill Donates 6,000 Backpacks and Visits Blaine Elementary School

Rapper Meek Mill Donates 6,000 Backpacks and Visits Blaine Elementary School

On Wednesday, August 29, rapper Meek Mill and Dreamchasers announced their donation of more than 6,000 backpacks to 12 schools throughout the School District of Philadelphia. The announcement took place at Mill’s alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School, where he personally handed out backpacks to several students. Growing up in Philly, Mill watched families...
How to Start Off the Year on the Right Foot with Your Child’s New Teacher

How to Start Off the Year on the Right Foot with Your Child’s New Teacher

A new school year has just begun: you, as a parent/caregiver, are wondering how your child will  get along with their teacher. You’re curious about the teacher’s style, their discipline system, how they communicate with families, and more. Getting answers to your questions and calming all your worries depends on one thing—getting to know your...
Back-to-School Traditions in Germany

Back-to-School Traditions in Germany

Have you ever wondered what back-to-school season is like in other countries? In many areas of the world, students and parents prepare for the new school year just as we do here in the U.S.: they shop for school clothes, wait for deals on school supplies, and look forward to reconnecting with classmates and teachers....
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What do Philadelphia "Back to School Nights" Look Like to an Out-of-Towner?

This article was written by Jessica Maharaj, an AmeriCorps VISTA in the Office of Family and Community Engagement. Jessica is from outside of Savannah, Georgia and graduated from the University of Michigan in May 2017. In the following article, Jessica shares her thoughts and impressions of the time-honored Philadelphia tradition of "Back to School Night."...

FACE Hosts the 9th Annual Back to School Event

Students and their families hustled to School of the Future as early as 7:30 in the morning on Friday, August 18 to attend the Office of Family and Community Engagement's annual "Back 2 School" event. In its ninth year, the back to school extravaganza drew up to 10,000 people looking for tips, resources, and tools...