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Archive for November, 2023

Operations Toy Drive & Potluck

Operations Toy Drive & Potluck

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 6th, 2023! We cordially invite you to participate in the Operations Toy Drive & Potluck. Let’s spread joy and happiness by donating an unwrapped toy and bringing a dish to share. Our aim is to collect 275 toys to ensure that every student at our adopted school receives…

3rd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

3rd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The Division hosted its third annual pumpkin decorating contest in October. Participation was open to all schools in the district. Local Pumpkins were shipped to each school to encourage team building among our staff and add some festivity to the serving lines. Guest judges included Teresa Fleming, Sean Douglas, and Chanice Savage, who had their…

Plastic-Free Lunch Day

Plastic-Free Lunch Day

On November 8th, the Division joined Urban School Food Alliance’s (USFA) member districts–eighteen of the nation’s largest school districts–for the second annual Plastic Free Lunch Day USA! Plastic Free Lunch Day is when school lunch is served without single-use plastic. By participating, the Division protected the environment and connected climate action to the cafeteria!

Apple Crunch Day

Apple Crunch Day

To help celebrate National School Lunch Week in October, both Full Service and Satellite cafeterias participated in the Great Apple Crunch.  This collective crunch encourages healthy eating and supports Pennsylvania’s farm-to-school and local food initiatives.  The students enjoyed their fresh local apples, and their smiles proved just how much fun they had crunching together at…

Transportation Team Attends TSD Conference

Transportation Team Attends TSD Conference

Earlier this month, Deputy COO Shaun Douglas, and Transportation Services team members Lauren Wallace, Freda Grant, and Nadine Miller joined Deputy COO Teresa Fleming in Texas for the 2023 Transporting Students with Disabilities (TSD) Conference. This year, Teresa was named the Transportation Director of the Year, and the Operations Division showed up to cheer her…

Congratulations Teresa Fleming, Transportation Director of the Year!

Congratulations Teresa Fleming, Transportation Director of the Year!

It’s time to introduce the new Transportation Director of the Year, Teresa Fleming, Executive Director of Transportation Services at the School District of Philadelphia! Learn more about Fleming’s story and how she manages the transportation of 23,000 students to and from school every day while also providing equitable access. Employee recognition can fall by the…

I'm Thankful For You!

I’m Thankful For You!

As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday, I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for the incredible efforts each member of the Operations Division Team puts forth throughout the year. As we reflect on the months following school opening, it is evident that our success is a direct result of the hard…

Veterans, We Are Looking For YOU!

Veterans, We Are Looking For YOU!

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 9th, at 9 a.m., as we will be honoring all of the veterans at the Education Center in the atrium!   If you have a veteran in your department, please share this link with them so they can upload a photo for the slideshow.  

District Participates in Junior Fire Patrol Program

District Participates in Junior Fire Patrol Program

The School District of Philadelphia is partnering with the Philadelphia Fire Department with the Junior Fire Patrol Program. The Junior Fire Patrol Program has been active for over 60 years in Philadelphia linking the School District and the Fire Prevention division of the fire department. In the program, students in the fourth through eighth grades…