ALL SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10PHILADELPHIA - Due to the severe weather forecast, all School District of Philadelphia schools are closed for Tuesday, December 10. Also closed are all early childhood and after school programs. Administrative offices are open. The general public and media are urged to monitor the District Web site atwww.philasd.org for any updates. Updated information will also be posted on the District's Information Hotline at 215-400-INFO (4636).
Posted by Jay Cohen
Next General Membership Meeting*** This event has been canceled due to weather - Let's stay safe ***** Hi Parents & Families. We are please to be able to present the following speakers at the next Parent Meeting of the Philadelphia Home and School Council. Remember that this is an evening meeting and will start at 6 PM. We will also be holding a raffle at the end of the meeting. December 10, 2013 at 6 PM. David Hardy, Chief Academic Support OfficerChristine Irwin, Executive Director, Grants Compliance-jay
Posted by Jay Cohen
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALLWe at The Philadelphia Home & School Council wish all of the families a Safe and Happy Holiday with family and friends. Remember to cherish these times.
Posted Nov 27, 2013, 7:01 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
Language Line 1-800-264-1545Language Line 1-800-264-1545Parents can ask schools to use this if they need assistance. If parents are denied this service, the school is in violation of Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act. It is illegal to ask parents about their legal status as part of their educational process at any time.
Posted Nov 12, 2013, 8:32 AM by Jay Cohen
School Performance Framework Meeting; October 22,2013 &October 23,2013Sorry for the last minute. This was just given to us on Monday October 21, 2013 10:19AM. If you are able to attend please do so.October 22, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at West Philadelphia High School (4901 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139)October 23, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Ben Franklin High School (550 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA,19130
Posted Oct 21, 2013, 10:49 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
This roundtable discussion will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PMThe meeting will be in the auditorium at the School District Administration Building (440 N. Broad Street). This
will be a great opportunity for parents, families, and community
members to dialogue with School Reform Commission members and senior
district administrators about communication concerns, the district’s
customer service, and other family engagement issues.The
district’s office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) will also
make a brief presentation about the wide array of services they
currently offer. Interpreters will also be available for those with additional language needs.
Posted Oct 11, 2013, 9:10 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
Special Parent/Family/Community SRC Open Disscussion 6-8PMOn
Tuesday October 15, 2013 6:00PM -8:00PM @ 440 N Broad School District
Auditorium, there will be a Round Table Discussion on Parent/Family
/District Engagement with the district and SRC. Parents/family/community
you are needed to come out and collaborate on how lines of
communication,customer service, can better serve our children's need
Posted Oct 10, 2013, 11:43 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
The Gates Millennium ScholarshipThe Gates Millennium Scholarship Kick-off event for students and parents
is scheduled for Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at St.
Joseph's University, Bluett Theatre. The Gates Millennium Scholarship
(as well as other scholarship programs) will provide up to 10 years of
funding to help pay for college. Please encourage 11th and eligible
12th grade students and parents to attend the official citywide
scholarship campaign launch next Thursday.
For staff and volunteers who will be helping students complete the
application, an essay writing coaching workshop has been scheduled for
Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at the Community College
of Philadelphia Northwest Regional Center, Broad and Godfrey Streets.
This session ...
Posted Oct 5, 2013, 12:06 PM by Jay Cohen
U Penn Open House: Welcome to the Ivy In Your Backyard!Welcome to the Ivy In Your Backyard!You are cordially invited to learn more about Penn at our Ivy in Your Backyard Open House on October 26, 2013. A program exclusively for our home community of Philadelphia!We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus and providing hands-on assistance and insight from Penn faculty, staff and administrators on the following:Seeking the Right College FitApplying for Financial AidMastering College Application Essays: Perfecting the Personal StatementAdditionally, you will hear from fellow Philadelphians who are current Penn students on why the hometown Ivy was the best choice for them.During the Writing Circle workshop, you will work with members of our Kelly Writer's House community to ...
Posted Oct 5, 2013, 12:04 PM by Jay Cohen
High School Fair! November 15,16http://highschoolfair.squarespace.com/detailsEVENT DETAILSWho: Middle school students, parents, and caregiversWhat: Explore your high school options, including district, magnet, charter, and Catholic schools. When: Friday, November 15, 4 pm - 7 pm and Saturday, November 16, 9 am - 5 pmWhere: Drexel University's Armory, 33rd and Market Why: Learn about academic and special programs, extracurriculars, admissions criteria, how to apply, and moreQuestions? Please contact us.EVENT LOCATIONThe Armory at Drexel University
Posted Oct 5, 2013, 11:31 AM by Jay Cohen