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Adjusting to In-Person Learning in the New School Year

Adjusting to In-Person Learning in the New School Year

Fall 2021 has finally arrived, and students are back to in-person learning 5 days a week. It seems to go without saying that certain adjustments will be needed after over an entire school year of virtual and hybrid learning. Here are some tips that could be helpful to keep in mind as you and your...
Parent Volunteer Agnes Parrish Reminds Us About the Power of the Small Things

Parent Volunteer Agnes Parrish Reminds Us About the Power of the Small Things

Oftentimes when we think of the things that can brighten a school environment, we think about many large changes or initiatives, but Ms. Agnes Parrish, parent and volunteer at Samuel Gompers School in West Philadelphia, feels that small gestures can make a big difference. Ms. Parrish has been volunteering at Gompers since 2011, and one...
Low Cost, High Impact Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Low Cost, High Impact Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Parent volunteers, members of the "Bethune Brigade" We know that everyone in your school is VERY busy, especially as the end of the school year nears! There are many ways to celebrate volunteers that don’t require a lot of time or money but can really go a long way to make your school’s volunteers feel...
Family Leadership Award Winner Haviva Goldman: Stepping Forward with New Initiatives

Family Leadership Award Winner Haviva Goldman: Stepping Forward with New Initiatives

Oftentimes, parents will express that they want to be more involved in their child’s school, but they don’t know how. Maybe it seems like there are too many possibilities and ways to help, or it can be unclear what the needs of a school are and how to step in. In 2009, Haviva Goldman, a...