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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...