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Check out the Free Library’s December Programs for Children, Teens, and Families!

(Photo: Kimberly Paynter/WHYY) As the weather grows colder and preparations for the holiday season are underway, the Free Library of Philadelphia is excited about the virtual programs for children, teens, and families. Tell Your Story Saturdays, December 5, 12, and 19 at 11 a.m. - The Virtual Storytelling Workshop invites children and teens to participate...
100 Years of Summer at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

100 Years of Summer at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

For a hundred years, the Free Library of Philadelphia has offered some sort of summer reading and learning program for children. In the earliest days, this took the form of the Vacation Reading Club, where older elementary-aged children were required to read and review books during the summer months, in order to receive certificates. Indeed,...
Understanding Literacy Progress Through Academic Parent Teacher Team Meetings

Understanding Literacy Progress Through Academic Parent Teacher Team Meetings

When you think about a report card conference what is the first thing you imagine? Most likely, you think about the teacher doing most of the talking--telling the parent all about the child’s academic performance, areas for improvement, and overall grades. Now imagine a report card conference in which parents are building towers out of...
Helping New Americans Understand Reading Levels

Helping New Americans Understand Reading Levels

عربي  •  汉语  •  Español   If someone asked you what fluency is, what is the first thing you think of? The way that literacy and fluency are defined can vary depending on where people are from and their educational backgrounds. Literacy skills may be taught differently in each country. These differences can pose a challenge...
Reading List: Fusing Literacy and STEM

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

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...
March SAC Tip of the Month: How SACs Can Discuss, Promote, and Improve Literacy

March SAC Tip of the Month: How SACs Can Discuss, Promote, and Improve Literacy

School Advisory Councils (SACs) have three major goals: supporting academic achievement, improving school climate and culture, and strengthening family engagement. A big academic goal for most schools includes advancing literacy skills for all students. This month’s SAC Tip of the Month gives some ways that your SAC can discuss, promote, and improve literacy at your...
Clifford with portrait of himself at Decatur

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...