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The Heart Goes a Long Way at Dunbar!

The Heart Goes a Long Way at Dunbar!

Just ten minutes of talking with Principal Dawn Moore, principal of Paul L. Dunbar School and Ms. Haydee Delgado, School Improvement Support Liaison at Dunbar School, shows how much heart goes behind connecting with families at Dunbar. Oftentimes people think that all it requires to have family engagement at schools is monetary resources, but Principal...
May SAC Tip of the Month: Transitioning from One School Year to the Next

May SAC Tip of the Month: Transitioning from One School Year to the Next

In April, the SAC Support Team held the final SAC Academy workshop for the school year titled “SAC: Succession Planning.” Even in early April is a good time to begin thinking about how to wind the school year down and prepare for the future! The workshop broke down three time frames to consider: the end...
April SAC Tip of the Month: How SACs Can Utilize and Mobilize Volunteers

April SAC Tip of the Month: How SACs Can Utilize and Mobilize Volunteers

This month, we’re showing our gratitude for a group of people our schools cannot do without — volunteers! Our family, parent, and community volunteers make a tremendous difference in our schools, and we don’t know what we’d do without them! As School Advisory Councils work to achieve various goals, there are ways that SACs can...
Family School Partnership Award Winner Julia R. Masterman: Unifying Diverse Populations

Family School Partnership Award Winner Julia R. Masterman: Unifying Diverse Populations

At Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School, there is a convergence of students from all around the city. Masterman has a unique position of being both a middle and high school, and students join the school community at different points. Because Masterman’s population includes students and families from every Philadelphia neighborhood, the student body...
February SAC Tip of the Month: Using Technology to Facilitate SAC Meetings

February SAC Tip of the Month: Using Technology to Facilitate SAC Meetings

As School Advisory Councils are picking up again in the new calendar year, many schools face similar barriers to participation and attendance at SAC meetings. The administrators at the Academies at Roxborough High School had a conversation with parents about what barriers prevent them from attending school meeting and how they could address them. Roxborough’s...
Duckrey Families Show How SAC Academy Workshops Can Be Adapted for Your School Community

Duckrey Families Show How SAC Academy Workshops Can Be Adapted for Your School Community

Ms. Haskett and Ms. Clements after the attendance workshop they hosted at Tanner Duckrey School. In December 2018, the FACE office held a SAC Academy workshop called “Discussing Attendance as a SAC.” In this workshop, the attendees participated in an activity where they brainstormed all obstacles that prevent consistent attendance at their schools. After listing...
Don't Miss the Productive Conversations at Your School's Winter Title I Meeting!

Don’t Miss the Productive Conversations at Your School’s Winter Title I Meeting!

It’s the most compliant time of the year! Well, maybe our friends in the Office of Grants Compliance would say that the entire school year is the most compliant time of the year but we think there’s no better way for our families to start the new calendar year than by attending their school’s Annual...
December School Advisory Council Tip of the Month - How to Get the Community Involved in SAC

December School Advisory Council Tip of the Month – How to Get the Community Involved in SAC

School Advisory Councils (SACs) are a beneficial platform for school stakeholders to take part in learning about and discussing school issues. The members of a SAC are not only from within the school but also stakeholders outside of the school who may have great things to contribute to the school community. Want more community representation...
Family Leadership Award Winner Glenda White Shows Us the Power of Presence at James J. Sullivan School

Family Leadership Award Winner Glenda White Shows Us the Power of Presence at James J. Sullivan School

The age-old saying that kindness and joy are contagious is incredibly visible in parent volunteer Glenda White. Glenda is a parent volunteer at James J. Sullivan School in Northeast Philadelphia, and it is apparent that volunteering is not a chore nor an obligation for Glenda but an active and joyful choice that she makes. Glenda...
Big Things are Happening at Nebinger Elementary School!

Big Things are Happening at Nebinger Elementary School!

Nebinger Elementary is South Philadelphia’s best-kept secret where big things are happening. Nebinger‘s School Advisory Council (SAC) works closely with school leadership, as well as with Nebinger’s Home and School Association (HSA) and the Friends of Nebinger, to track and support continued improvements in academic achievement, attendance, and school culture. Last school year, Nebinger‘s SAC...