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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...
Congratulations to all SAC Award Winners!

Congratulations to all SAC Award Winners!

On June 1, 2018, the Office of Family and Community Engagement awarded six recipients for their accomplishments related to School Advisory Councils. We appreciate the passion, hard work, and creativity they all put forth for their schools! Check out the stellar award winners below and click here to read more about them! Most Dedicated SAC...
Ms. Valerie Rainey, School Inprovement Support Liaison at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School says, “#iVolunteerBecause support is the best remedy.”

Volunteer Appreciation Month Recap

FACE had a blast celebrating our volunteers during April, which was National Volunteer Appreciation Month! Check out some of our favorite moments below, or go to Facebook/Twitter and search the hashtags #VolunteerAppreciationMonth #VolunteersForPHLed! The James J. Sullivan School SAC honored their 16 volunteers on Thursday, April 26 for National Volunteer Appreciation Month with a luncheon...
SAC Parent and FACE Deputy Chief Share Expertise on Panel at William Penn Foundation Event

SAC Parent and FACE Deputy Chief Share Expertise on Panel at William Penn Foundation Event

Meaningfully engaging and communicating with families is something that all educators and administrators struggle with—even us here in FACE! In a city as diverse and large as Philadelphia, communication with families is especially challenging. What will grab parents’ attention? Which communication vehicle works best? How do we phrase our messaging? The William Penn Foundation hosted...

Mayfair SAC Hosts Educational Family Night

Mayfair’s School Advisory Council (SAC) organized and hosted a Family Academic Night on Tuesday, March 27. Parents had the opportunity to spend the evening in the school, attending workshops led by the school’s teachers and staff and enjoying a dinner served by the leadership team. Thirteen different workshops were planned, and a rotation allowed families...
Welcome signs in several languages

Parent Spotlight: Sana Hassan, Robert B. Pollock Elementary School

Signs welcoming families to Pollock. Robert B. Pollock Elementary School has an incredibly diverse student body. The school serves grades K-6 and is located in Northeast Philadelphia. About 642 students attend Pollock, and the student body speaks over 26 languages, and Pollock prides itself on diversity and inclusion. The staff recognizes that their school serves...
Several young female students dance with their fathers in a school gymnasium with green walls and red ribbon hanging.

Family School Partnership Award Winner: James J. Sullivan School

When Renee Morley became the principal of James J. Sullivan School in 2013, she knew there was work to be done with family and community engagement. She made a commitment to the work and poured resources into making her vision a reality. Five years later, Principal Morley has achieved her goals and then some with...