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Happy Wednesday, Philly! Just a quick plug this morning for The Monkey & The Elephant, a coffee shop at 28th and Girard. "The M&E Program is a job and life skills program that seeks to equip youth who’ve aged out of foster care with the tools necessary to make the transition to self-sufficient adulthood. Youth engaged in the M&E program are surrounded by a community of supportive adults that they can rely on both during and after their time in the program. Participants are employed at the M&E cafe while participating in the program."
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Pulling this announcement from a Fishtown discussion group and public school parent Micah Hanson. Awesome news for Hackett. "We learned about a week ago (and were okayed to release the news yesterday) that Horatio B. Hackett Elementary School has been chosen as the site for the Philadelphia Eagles Playground Build. The Philadelphia Eagles made the announcement to the students and staff yesterday at Hackett. Principal Kimmel, the Hackett staff, Friends Of Hackett and many tremendous partners have been working for 5 years to revitalize this barren asphalt yard. The Philadelphia Water Department has already committed $1.3 million to construct a massive stormwater management system including rain gardens and other elements (construction start TBD). The PTSSD granted the funds for the decorative gateway now ornamenting the entrance at York and Sepviva. This latest news from the Eagles will allow us to realize a large portion of the rest of the plan. Details are evolving, but the Eagles will provide play equipment, surfacing, a turf field, and other accessories while the Mural Arts Philadelphia will be installing a mural covering a significant chunk of the building facing the yard. This will all happen pretty quickly so expect big changes soon!"
Tomorrow's school theater presentation of two Aesop's Fables, on stage at Nebinger. 4/6 4:30pm 6th and Carpenter.
Get help on your resume at The Academies at Roxborough High School. This workshop is being conducted by the students & staff of The Academy of Business, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Open to all community members. Spread the word. Tuesday, April 17 5:30 - 7:30pm 6498 Ridge Ave.
This morning! At 9:30am! If you're near Broad & Fitzwater and love jazz, check out this show at the The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts! "In case you missed the announcement, there will be a jazz performance today at 9:30 a.m. at the Clef Club (Broad & Fitzwater). This is a performance supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. If you have ever been to one of our jazz shows, then you understand just how phenomenal our students are in performances (and they'll be dancing to live music!). Please come out and support them. I know it's going to be a great show. If you can't make it, then I recommend you check out this video from one of our previous jazz performances. There's always something happening at Stanton." From the Stanton School Advisory Council
Coverage on our students representing Philadelphia and the US, from The Philadelphia Tribune: Delonte Washburn says there is a clear difference between last month’s shooting at the Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 students dead and the violence that is almost normalized in his Wilmington, Del., neighborhood. “Here, in Philly, and where I live, we haven’t had a madman come into a high school — not yet — and shoot everybody up with an assault rifle,” Washburn, a high school junior, said. “It’s different because we live with a different type of violence. It’s ongoing and it just never ends. “But I’m here because I’m just against what guns are doing to our country in general,” the 16-year-old said. “They touch your life in some terrible way no matter where you are from, the city or the suburbs. It’s different, definitely. But in the end something has to be done about it. Right now nothing is being done.” Washburn and a few of his friends jumped in a car on Saturday and made a morning ride north on Interstate 95 to Philadelphia. With a large crowd, they assembled around 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of 56th and Market streets and joined others in a march to Columbus Boulevard where the Philadelphia version of the March for our Lives, a student-led call for gun reform, took place for several hours.
Tomorrow. 9:30am. 5th and Market.
"Join us for our 3rd Annual Parent Summit, a day of UNITY. This summit is designed to empower parent leadership in schools and unite parents, students and partners around key education issues in Philadelphia and around the country. Don’t miss out! Pre-Conference Yoga and Meditation Light breakfast and lunch will be provided and child care is available. Workshop Topics: Over Policing in Schools - Climate, Safety and Restorative Justice, Special Needs Resources, Beyond Donuts with Dads, Health, Wellness, and Trauma-informed Education, Parent Organizing 101, Digital Education: Friend or Foe?, Home and School Benefits and much more... We Are Parents Organizing Parents — Building Power — Healing School Communities!" Saturday, May 5, 2018 9am-4pm Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
This Tuesday, grab burritos for dinner at Chipotle Mexican Grill and 50%(!!) of your purchase will go towards Playworks. Help to keep and grow this incredible partnership in our schools. We've seen them do amazing things by leading awesome recess, and more. Tuesday, March 27 4 - 8PM Chipotle at 1512 Walnut Street Mention PLAYWORKS when you order! "Playworks helps schools and youth programs create recess and play environments where every child can join in. Kids who play are resilient, empathetic, and active. Through play, kids learn to make friends, solve problems, and believe in themselves."
Philadelphia Public Schools Directory of Support and Outreach Groups Please let us know of any changes, and to add a school provide us with: - Name - Address - Neighborhood - Websites Adaire Alexander Elementary 1300 E Palmer St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 Fishtown https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Adaire/547682035304445?fref=ts http://friendsofadaire.weebly.com/ Chester A. Arthur 2000 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA Graduate Hospital https://www.facebook.com/friendsofchesterarthur http://www.friendsofchesterarthur.org/ Bache-Martin School 2201 Brown St, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Fairmount http://www.thepowerofbachemartin.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bachemartinHSA/timeline https://www.facebook.com/BacheMartinFriends/ www.friendsofbachemartin.org Bregy Elementary 1700 Bigler St, Philadelphia, PA 19145 South Philly, near Broad and Oregon (215) 952-6218 H.A. Brown 1946 E Sergeant St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 Fishtown/Port Richmond https://www.facebook.com/friendsofhabrown Laura H. Carnell Elementary 1100 Devereaux Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111 https://www.facebook.com/parentsofcarnell/ George W. Childs School 1599 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Point Breeze https://www.facebook.com/NICEPhilly http://www.nicephilly.org/ James Dobson Elementary School 4667 Umbria Street Philadelphia, PA 19127 Manayunk/Roxborough Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dobson-School-645/188967714514272?sk=info&tab=overview HSA Website: http://jamesdobsonhsa.com/ Girard Elementary 1800 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145 West Passyunk https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofGirard Greenfield Elementary School 2200 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Rittenhouse/Fitler Square/Center City West Greenfield's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenfield-Home-and-School-Association/149788028495176?fref=ts Hackett Horatio B School 2161 E York St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 Kensington https://www.facebook.com/friendsofhackett www.friendsofhackett.org Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School 201 East Salaignac Street, Philadelphia, PA 19128 Roxborough/Manayunk/Wissahickon http://cookwissahickonhsa.com/ http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/schools/c/cookwissahickon Twitter @CookWissHSA CW Henry School 601 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119 Mt. Airy https://www.facebook.com/cwhenrypta http://www.cwhenrypta.org/ Friends of Neighborhood Education - FONE www.philaFONE.org www.facebook.com/philaFONE Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) 2136 W. Ritner St. Philadelphia, PA 19145 Phone: (215) 952 - 8589 Fax: (215) 952 - 6544 [Website under construction] Philadelphia Home and School (HSA) Council https://www.facebook.com/groups/philahsc/ https://www.philadelphiahsc.org/ Henry Houston 7300 Rural Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 Mt. Airy https://www.facebook.com/pages/Home-and-School-for-Houston-Elementary/1563008557251759 http://www.houstonnation.org/ Andrew Jackson School 1213 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 East Passyunk https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Jackson-School/382621108419749?fref=ts Jackson Art Program: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewJacksonArt HSA: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewJacksonHomeAndSchool JS Jenks School 8301 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19118 Chestnut Hill J.S. Jenks (Friends of J.S. Jenks) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfJsJenks friendsofjsjenks.org https://www.facebook.com/pages/JS-Jenks-Elementary-School-Chestnut-Hill/240052656565 jsjenks.org AS Jenks 2501 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148 South Philly/LoMo https://m.facebook.com/pages/AS-Jenks-Home-and-School-Association/123900847707562 Kearny Elementary School 601 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Northern Liberties https://www.facebook.com/kearnyfriends Eliza B. Kirkbride Elementary School 1501 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 South Philly: Pennsport/Passyunk Square/Dickinson Square West https://www.facebook.com/Kirkbride.Elementary https://twitter.com/KirkbridePHL Lea Elementary School 4700 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19139 West Philly https://www.facebook.com/groups/128138487261714/ West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools website:www.westphillyschools.org Lingelbach Elementary School Wayne Avenue & Johnson Streets, Philadelphia PA 19144 https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofLingelbach/ HSA Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/407632132685836/ HSA website: http://www.lingelbachhsa.org/ A.M.Y. at James Martin 3380 Richmond Street Philadelphia PA 19134 Phone: 215.291.4172 http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/schoo…/a/amy-5-at-james-martin McCall Elementary 325 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Society Hill/Washington Square West HSA: http://www.mccallschool.org McCall's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsOfMcCall/ Meredith Elementary 725 South 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Queen Village/Bella Vista HSA: http://meredithmatters.org/ Meredith's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/William.M.Meredith Mifflin Elementary 3624 Conrad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19129 East Falls https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfMifflin Moffet Elementary 127 W Oxford St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 Kensington 215-291-4721 https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofMoffet Nebinger Elementary 601 Carpenter St. Philadelphia, PA 19147 Queen Village https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfNebinger https://www.facebook.com/Nebinger-Music-145996322409406/ Penn Treaty School (grades 6-12) 600 E Thompson St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 215-291-4715 Fishtown, Kensington, Port Richmond https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofpenntreatyschool https://twitter.com/friendsofpts https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofpenntreatyschool Powel Elementary 301 N 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 West Philly HSA website: http://powelhsa.org/ https://www.facebook.com/PowelHSA Roxborough High School 6498 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128 Roxborough/Manayunk Parent's Group: https://sites.google.com/view/rhs-home-school-association/home https://roxboroughhs.philasd.org/ The School District of Philadelphia School Directory https://www.philasd.org/directory/school-directory/ Sharswood Elementary School 2300 S. 2nd Street 215-952-6212 South Philly/Whitman/Pennsport https://www.facebook.com/friendsofsharswood Shawmont Elementary 535 Shawmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128 Roxborough-Manayunk https://www.facebook.com/ShawmontHSA Southwark Elementary 1835 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19148. East Passyunk/South Philly https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofSouthwark/ http://www.epcrossing.org/committees/education-committee/ Little Friends Group: https://www.facebook.com/littlefriendsofsouthwark Stanton Elementary 901 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Graduate Hospital/Newbold/Point Breeze Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/EmStantonElementarySchool Stanton Community Partners Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/StantonCommunityPartners Website: www.stantonpartners.org Bayard Taylor School 3698 N. Randolph St. Philadelphia, PA 19140 Phone: (215)227-4435 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bayard-Taylor-School Vare-Washington School 1198 S. 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 South Philly/Pennsport www.facebook.com/friendsofvarewashington email@example.com Laura Wheeler Waring School (K-8) 1801 Green Street Philadelphia PA 19130 friendsofwaring.weebly.com https://www.facebook.com/friendsofwaring
"The pain was more than familiar to them, as was the loss. Not one student who spoke inside the school at 13th and Brandywine had been spared the impact of gun violence. One by one they talked of friends whose funerals were reminders of how growing old can never be taken for granted in some of the city’s neighborhoods, of fathers gunned down before their kids even learned how to say the word Dad. 'My whole life I been afraid of the world around me,' wrote Simone Akridge, 15. Their anger and frustration were evident as they described how long they’ve gone without being heard and seen. 'I want the same thing that those kids want,' said Jordyn Williams, 15. 'I’m not saying that those kids’ lives didn’t matter. I’m saying they aren’t the ones being treated like nothing.'”
"About 1,000 students are gathered on the steps of the school district offices at 440 N. Broad St. in preparation for the Student Vision for School Safety March organized by the Philadelphia Student Union and JUNTOS. Students from Central, Girls High, Multi-Cultural Charter, South Philadelphia High School, Franklin Learning Center and Parkway Center City are represented so far. Reporters say the crowd is orderly."
"Pennsylvania has the greatest gap between rich and poor school districts in the nation. This disparity is the result of one of the lowest state contributions to education in the country. Tens of thousands of students living in poverty languish in under-resourced schools as a result of inadequate and inequitable school funding. Maura McInerney, from the Education Law Center, will discuss a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s school-funding system and the impact of legislative choices on our school children." Tue, April 10, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Parkway Central Library Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Maura McInerney is Legal Director at the Education Law Center – Pennsylvania, a non-profit legal advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to a quality public education. No ticket required but an RSVP is appreciated. Questions? Call 215-686-5392