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From the Principal's Desk: The Importance of the Parent Volunteer Program

From the Principal’s Desk: The Importance of the Parent Volunteer Program

We asked Crystal Edwards, principal of William D. Kelley in North Philadelphia, to say a few words about the value of volunteers in the overall family engagement programming of the school. Check out her energizing thoughts below! The educational journey of a child begins with their first educators, their parents. Parents bear the first responsibility...
Parent Volunteer Jennifer Cullen Spotlights Endless Reasons to Volunteer!

Parent Volunteer Jennifer Cullen Spotlights Endless Reasons to Volunteer!

There is a variety of reasons that families choose to volunteer at their children’s schools. Jennifer Cullen, a volunteer at A.L. Fitzpatrick in Northeast Philadelphia, has a LONG list of why she chooses to stay involved! Ms. Cullen has been volunteering at Fitzpatrick for the past 12 years and has seen the effects of being...
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...
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...
Tips for Recognizing the Volunteers at Your School

Tips for Recognizing the Volunteers at Your School

Showing your volunteers how much you appreciate them and their help is a great way to keep them coming back project after project, year after year.  This appreciation doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. It also doesn’t have to require a large budget. You can give your volunteers thank you cards, small gift bags,...
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#IVolunteerBecause: Maritza Cedeño

Parent Maritza Cedeño helps us celebrate #VolunteerAppreciationMonth by telling us why she volunteers in her child’s school. Tell us your story by using the hashtag #IVolunteerBecause and tagging us @sdpFACE! I had been working for many years. My oldest daughter was starting kindergarten. At that time I had given birth to my second daughter. We...
Feltonville Intermediate School students during the, "Lifting Our Cultures and Families" Parade. Source: Spiral Q News.

#IVolunteerBecause: Ceci Santana, Feltonville Intermediate School

Feltonville Intermediate School students during the, "Lifting Our Cultures and Families" Parade. Source: Spiral Q News. Parent Ceci Santana helps us celebrate #VolunteerAppreciationMonth by telling us why she volunteers in her child’s school. Tell us your story by using the hashtag #IVolunteerBecause and tagging us @sdpFACE! My name is Ceci Santana and I am a...
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Parent Spotlight: Shontay McClam, Volunteer at The U School

Shontay McClam has been a parent volunteer at The U School, located in North Philadelphia, for just a few months, but she already loves volunteering and being at The U School. The U School is a high school in the District’s Innovation Network that opened in 2014, funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation...
Marina Bay, Singapore.

Volunteering Around the World: Singapore

Marina Bay, Singapore. Singapore prides itself on having a strong and competitive education system.  Students in Singapore are the world’s best test takers, particularly showing strong performance on math and science exams compared to the rest of the world. This success can most likely be attributed to the extremely intense and competitive nature of the...
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!

This month's newsletter and blog posts are devoted to an essential piece of the School District of Philadelphia puzzle - volunteers! We are so lucky to have so many dedicated and passionate family members, community members, and partners who devote their time and energy to making our schools a better place for all children. Read...