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

Recent Announcements

  • Community Budget Starts Tonight And lastly, it’s the budget time, and the District will be hosting a series of Community Budget Meetings to share budget projections with parents and community, and request their input on school resources and investments. The budget meeting dates and times are as follows (no registration required for those):Meeting 1 (Northeast): Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Northeast H.S. (1601 Cottman Avenue)Meeting 2 (Southwest): Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bartram H.S. (2401 S. 67th Street)Meeting 3 (West): Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at West Philadelphia H.S. (4901 Chestnut Street)Meeting 4 ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 7:35 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Testing While elementary and middle school students take the PSSA exams, high school students instead now take the Keystone Exams.  Current freshmen and sophomores must now pass the Keystone Examsin order to graduate from high school.Students take exams in three subjects:Algebra ILiteratureBiologyStudents should take these exams as soon as they have finished (or nearly finished) the  relevant course, so they are most familiar with the subject material, and students  have multiple opportunities to take the exams. The Keystones are offered three times every year: in winter, spring, and summer.  The next test dates are May 13th– 23rd. If your student has taken one of the Keystone Exam subject areas this year, they should plan to ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2015, 5:59 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Autism Expo We are pleased that you are interested in attending The 8th Annual Autism Expo being held on Friday May 8, 2015, at the Education Center, 440 N. Broad Street, in the Atrium.  You are receiving this email because you have requested a vendor table at this year’s Expo. Attached please find the Autism Expo Vendor's Registration and flyer.Because space is very limited, it’s on a first come first serve basis, so get your registration forms in early.  
    Posted Apr 7, 2015, 5:48 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Happy Holidays To All From The Philadelphia Home & School Council. Have a safe and enjoyable Holiday with Family and Friends. Remember, these are priceless moments. Enjoy take care.
    Posted Apr 3, 2015, 4:19 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • General Membership Meeting April 7, 2015 Mark your calendars that on Tuesday April 7 at 10:00AM #1075 School District Bldg, there will be a General Membership Meeting /Training for parents, community, guardians, teachers,anyone who deals with children. The Office of Safe Schools Advocate, Legal Assistant Leslie Cesari and SDAS (School Discipline Advocacy Service)will train parents on, "Parents know your rights" please join us for this informative session . light refreshments and a raffle. 
    Posted Mar 28, 2015, 8:32 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Employment Possibility   www.philasd.org  schoolbasedsupport@philasd.org THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIATo ApplyVisit www.philasd.org -> Employment -> School-Based Positions •Complete the online application (we no longer accept paper-based applications) •Begin working on the required paperwork •Criminal history checkChild Abuse clearanceFingerprint clearance  We are making our schools greatThe School District of Philadelphia seeks dedicated and hard-working school-based support staff to support our efforts to make our schools great. We invite qualified candidates to apply for FOOD SERVICE ASSISTANT openings to start immediately. Will you join us?      Join Us!Food Service Assistant Job SummaryMinimum ExperienceRequired Test●Assist in the preparation and service of food in SDP buildingsMaintain a clean, orderly, and ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2015, 6:45 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Future Film Makers More good news about our children's talents. Psychologist Clara Whaley Perkins is working with Film & Video Production teacher, Scott Kaufman and theater teacher, Marlene Goebig, and designated CAPA students to produce the 15-minute film at "In Our Backyard: A Conference on Human Trafficking."   The film will be debut on March 27, 2015 at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance.  Whaley Perkins says the short will be shown in graduate programs, middle schools and high schools around the country.Whaley Perkins, who specializes in trauma issues, said the film aims to highlight the long-term effects of human trafficking and the lack of resources to help its victims.  It was all in the service of "Keeping ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2015, 1:21 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Answers to some of our Music concerns within our schools Parents, caregivers teachers principals,  here are two upcoming field trip opportunities to see Harold & Purple Crayon and Philadanco!. Tickets are $10 and the Kimmel Center pays for the busing to and from the Kimmel Center:> http://www.kimmelcenter.org/education/matinees.php > Additionally, they have FREE performing arts field trip offerings for grades 5-12:> http://www.kimmelcenter.org/education/grades5-12.php> These classes are taught by Carol Frazier our Education Director who is a former music teacher in Philadelphia Public Schools. If she doesn't teach the class herself, we have a number of teachers from our theater and jazz residency programs> I'm told these performances/classes get very few students from Philadelphia Public Schools which I ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2015, 12:18 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Walter Biddle Saul High School Open House for all Accepted Students This week at Saul High SchoolWednesday March 11, 2015 3:30PM-5:00PMPlease RSVP w/ GRUVARAC@PHILASD.ORGMelodee R. WilliamsCareer Awareness SpecialistCareer and Technical Education A. Phillip Randolph Career & Technical High School3101 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19129Phone: (215) 227 - 4407Fax: (215) 227 - 8655                 &W. B. Saul High School7100 Henry Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128 Phone: (215) 487 - 4467Fax: (215) 487 - 4844
    Posted Mar 9, 2015, 8:49 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • School Closed due to Snow All Philadelphia Schools are closed today., Be safe ,children enjoy the snow.
    Posted Mar 5, 2015, 2:52 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
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