Philadelphia Home and School Council
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Recent Announcements

  • Membership Update Hello to all,    If you are trying to do the membership online, please email  Tamia Pettus is our Treasurer and she will be able to assist you in completing your membership.  She will be able to give you a hard copy of the membership form and the signature page.  She will then give you instructions on how to return the forms to make this process easier.  Thank You,   Philadelphia Home and School Council 
    Posted Oct 19, 2016, 11:57 AM by Tamia Pettus
  • Postponed Philadelphia Home & School Council Meeting for October The scheduled Philadelphia Home & School Council Meeting for Tuesday October 5th has been postponed. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday November 1st at 9:45Am. 
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 9:15 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Public Schools Closed Friday September 30th - October 4th Hello all, Remember the children are off this Friday September 30th, returning back to school Wednesday October 5th. Teachers may give homework packets please check your child's school bags. All our children can practice reading and writing skills regardless  of homework or not.
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 8:47 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Network 8 & 9 Home and School Association Meeting To all the Home and Schools in the Northeast Networks of 8 & 9., Tomorrow Thursday September 29th at 9:00 am is our 1st meeting at Farrell Elementary School located at 8300 Castor Ave.19152.Hope to see you all there.
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 8:45 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • IEP Clinic Saturday October 15,2016 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM Saint Alban's Church located at 3625 Chapel Road Newton Square Pa 19073 .
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 8:36 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Phillies visited McKinley School 2 days ago Darryl MurphyThe Phillie Phanatic strikes a pose with the students at McKinley Elementary on Wednesday.a a a  -  +Before tonight’s game against the White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Andres Blanco and catcher Jorge Alfaro visited students and faculty at McKinley Elementary School in North Philadelphia to celebrate Roberto Clemente Day.The Phillie Phanatic made a surprise appearance to warm up the crowd and perform a routine with the school’s 8th-grade dance troupe, the Hype Team.Afterward, Alfaro and Blanco joined the students on the school playground for a brief question-and-answer session.“It’s a pleasure to be here,” Alfaro said through a Spanish translator. “And I hope you enjoy the visit because we ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2016, 7:20 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • With new middle school, Science Leadership Academy looks to prove itself A temporary home for the new West Philadelphia middle school modeled after the highly touted, inquiry-based Science Leadership Academy was announced Wednesday.The new SLA middle school will open this fall at Drexel University’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in Powelton Village. For at least two years, the school will rent a part of the center as it awaits construction of its permanent home at the site of the former University City High School, now owned by Drexel.  “We’re delighted to host SLA-MS at the Dornsife Center in the coming years,” said Lucy Kerman, vice provost for university and community partnerships at Drexel, which is a partner of both schools. “It is a ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2016, 7:12 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Visit from our governor Brad Larrison for NewsWorksGov. Wolf visits a classroom at Baldi Middle School in Northeast Philadelphia.a a a  -  +Pennsylvania's Gov. Wolf visited Baldi Middle School in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday to tout increases that state has made in education funding and push for more.Sylvia Ramos, 13, a reporter for The Baldi Times, was ready for him.The 8th grader asked whether Wolf had a plan in place so that her teachers wouldn't have to spend their own money on school supplies.The governor’s response: “I’m trying.”The most recent state budget contained about $50 million in added money for the School District of Philadelphia, which enabled the District to hire more nurses and counselors ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2016, 7:07 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • High School Fair information  High School Fair will take place on October 14th and 15th at the PA Convention Center!This year we are offering a special opportunity for your organization.  On Friday, October 14th the Fair will be open exclusively to groups of middle school students from 2:00pm-5:00pm! This is a great opportunity for the students of SDP to learn about their high school options and experience the Fair in a field trip setting.All interested groups must register for a 45 minute time slot on Friday, October 14th to bring their students to the Fair. The registration deadline is September 28, 2016.Even if your organization cannot attend the Fair as a group, we need ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 11:01 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Early dismissal Friday September 9. Weather Alert Due to the high temperatures forecasted for tomorrow, all School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss early at 12:00 noon tomorrow, Friday, September 9. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development classes scheduled for Friday are canceled as well. All District early childhood centers will remain open as per their regular schedule. In addition, administrative offices will be open according to their regular schedule.
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 10:57 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
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