Philadelphia Home and School Council
440 North Broad Street, Rm 115 | Philadelphia, PA 19130 | 215-400-4080 (office) | 215-400-4081 (fax)

Recent Announcements

  • Reading By 4th,Grade Level by 8th. This Holiday season and New Year is a time for parents to make a commitment to our child and children in general, by reading to them when ever we can. The District has prioritized our children's reading and comprehension skills to be at grade level by 8th. I feel that we the parents are the key to ensuring that our children enjoy reading by starting it at home with us the family. Please take the time and read any print when your child is with you. After all our children do like to mirror what a parent says and does.
    Posted Dec 4, 2014, 6:31 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • General Membership Meeting Tuesday December 2,2014 On Tuesday December 2,2014 at 10:00am in room 1075 at 440 School District building. This will be our last General Membership Meeting for 2014.Come and hear how Community Schools benefit the School District and the communities where the schools are in. Even better, how it impacts the whole child and the family. Light refreshments.
    Posted Nov 29, 2014, 8:35 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Happy Thanksgiving The Philadelphia Home & School Council Wish you all a safe and  Happy Thanksgiving to all and your families .. 
    Posted Nov 26, 2014, 6:04 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Career & Technical Education Expo Saturday November 22,2014 Sorry for the late notice but hopefully you have been informed of this event for 8th grade students and this email serves as a reminder!  Please forward accordingly to your parent networks.2014 Career & Technical Education ExpoATTENTION 8th GRADE STUDENTS: Before you submit your final high school admission application, please take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the various Career and Technical Education (CTE) program offerings here at The School District of Philadelphia. There will be a CTE EXPO on Saturday, November 22 at 440 N. Broad from 9:00am-3:00pm.
    Posted Nov 21, 2014, 6:21 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Linebackers Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership. ON BEHALF OF Dr. William Hite, Superintendent, The School District of PhiladelphiaGood Afternoon Parents:Nominations are now open for the Lindback Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership. This is a wonderful opportunity for honorees to receive recognition for outstanding service to their school communities along with a $20,000 stipend.Please share this information with parents, students, Home and School Councils, School Advisory Councils, etc. Some composite of the Leadership Team in each school will nominate their principal using a certain criteria. Please note that principals may NOT sit on the nominating committee. Suggestions for committee members are noted in the information links below.Download the Lindback Announcement at: http://mailimages.philasd.org/pub/Principal_Lindback_2014-2015.pdfDownload ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2014, 6:17 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • School Redisgn initiative Update | Friday, noon The School District has approved three elementary schools and one middle school for redesign overhauls that could significantly change how students experience education. All the plans, in one way or another, appear to involve more intensive use of technology and a shift to inquiry- and project-based learning.The schools are:• Chester A. Arthur Elementary in South Philadelphia, which wants to model its program after the inquiry-based approach used at the nationally recognized Science Leadership Academy. The school team has been consulting with SLA principal Chris Lehmann.• Laura H. Carnell Elementary in Lawncrest, which proposed "creating a project-based learning environment for all students."• J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences in Chestnut Hill ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2014, 7:52 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • WKCD Youth Research for Action Grants Youth Research for Action will award grants of up to $2,000 to youth-designed and -led action research projects across the U.S. The competition is open to teams of public high school students nationwide, along with youth in community-based organizations.Proposals are due November 26, 2014.Winning proposals will be announced by December 12, 2014.WKCD anticipates awarding 10 – 15 grants.Youth research teams will begin their work in early January, 2015 and complete their final projects by June 30, 2014.Final products will be showcased on WKCD.org and reach a national audience.To be eligible for consideration the project must:Involve a team of students/youth (minimum of three), supported by 1 – 2 teachers and ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2014, 7:46 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Student Recognized by Philly S.P.E.A.K It is always an honor to hear and share exciting news about our children I The Philadelphia SchoolsI received this great news this morning and received permission to share.Hi Jeff-  Congrats!! This is awesome news! To share— My daughter Alexandria continues to mention how honored she was to receive the Golden Ticket Award from Philly S.P.E.A.K., for recognizing her Honorable Academic Merit Achievements at John Story Jenks Elementary prior to her 8th Grade graduation, to spend a Shadow Day with Council Woman Cindy Bass; and to attend her first City Council meeting seated on floor, front row. Exciting! Additionally, Alexandria was also granted a Citation for her academic achievements from the City of Philadelphia ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2014, 8:46 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Honoring Veterans The Philadelphia Home & School Council, Honor all of our men and women who have served are still serving, to protect all of us. We thank you and your families for the sacrifice you have given and continue to give.Thank you!
    Posted Nov 11, 2014, 6:22 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Home & School General Memnbership Meeting @ Roosevelt Elementary Hello, this is Rosemarie Frost Hatcher, President of Philadelphia Home& School Council. Our 1st Outreach General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday November 6, 2014 @6:00 pm at Roosevelt Elementary located at 430 E Washington Lane 19144. Network 6 area. Assistant superintendent , Karen Kolsky, Community schools Evette Jones, Tabor Northern Community Partners, Town Watch Integrated Services, light refreshments and a raffle to follow.Come out support your community and schools.
    Posted Nov 3, 2014, 10:24 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
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