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G.W. Childs Elementary is hosting two upcoming tours. Get in to see this neighborhood school at 16th and Wharton. The first tour is tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 15th at 5 pm. The second tour will take place during the school day, on Friday, February 23rd at 9 am. Both tours will be led by the principal, Dr. Eileen Coutts, and should last about 45 minutes.
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"Parents want money spent in schools to reduce class sizes and restore librarians. During the Eagles championship parade, I took a video camera to the streets to ask people what they would do with $20 million for the schools. We would make sure every child had access to school plays, choirs, foreign language instruction, sports, debate teams, and field trips before putting a dime into virtual classes. We want public funds spent bringing joy back to schools. Parents don’t want data-driven education. We don’t want our children treated as human capital. Our schools are not profit centers for predatory social impact data-mining ventures. The interests of students, teachers, and parents must take precedence over for-profit interests as well as those of their non-profit partners. Local control of Philadelphia’s schools means nothing if corporations control classrooms through contracted ed-tech vendors. The voice of the people must come first." The SRC will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at 440 N. Broad Street.
Is Girard Elementary near 18th and Snyder your public school? Whether you have students in your family or not, here is an awesome opportunity to get involved with Friends of Girard Elementary. Spread the word to your local South Philly community groups. "We are excited to start spreading the word about a new mural project that will be kicking off at Girard Elementary, thanks to a Picasso Project Grant! Neighbors will be meeting monthly to learn about the project and organize a spring community event to unveil it once it's complete! It will be a great addition to the school's West Passyunk-facing side and we want to build neighborhood support around this very positive work. Come join us at Brewery ARS, 1927 W. Passyunk Ave. and learn about the Girard Elementary Spring mural project and how you can get involved! In addition to beers on tap, Ramble Pizza will be available for purchase."
"The City of Philadelphia will host a parade this Thursday for our 2018 Super Bowl Champions! Go Eagles! The parade will tentatively start at 11 a.m. at Broad & Pattison, heading north to the Art Museum. Further info will be announced Tuesday at 9 a.m."
Tonight! At Minnow Lane! ART FOR HACKETT 2018 First Friday, February 2, 6-8 PM Art goes on sale promptly at 6:30PM First come first served What better way to support a local favorite elementary school than with an art show and sale!? Forty-four of Philadelphia's finest art folks each contributed a 4"x4" painting to the cause. Every piece is $40 and the event is cash and carry. Art will go All of the art sales will go to Hackett Elementary School's Playground Renovation Project. Refreshments will be provided by Evil Genius Beer Company and some fine food by Helm. A huge thanks goes to them, as well as to Artist & Craftsman Supply Philadelphia for contributing all the artist panels for the event. Last year's show was a blast! Hope to see you there. 2029 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA Have a great night, Friends Of Hackett!
Done. It's a beaut, Meg Saligman Studio. 8th and Bainbridge, Phila., PA.
One week from today is the ribbon cutting for the new playground at Stanton Elementary. What work, what a story. Awesome job, Stanton.
Monday, Jan 29 5-7pm Chick's 1807 Washington Avenue Eat-In or Take Out and Chick's will donate 10% of sales to FoCA!! Arthur families & the Friends of Chester Arthur board will be on hand to share insight about Chester Arthur and how you can support your neighborhood school! ***MENTION FoCA when ordering***
Steve Paul works tirelessly for Philadelphia's City Hall, and does all the extra credit, too. Help him get students from Edward T. Steel Elementary in to see Black Panther at the UA Main Street 6 in Manayunk. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown. #youneverknow "Media plays an important role in shaping the way we understand race and ethnicity as part of our history, our social institutions, and our everyday lives. Moreover, positive black representation on television and film screens plays an important role in the struggle against the anti-black bias we face in this country. For many, viewing self-determination means realizing self-determination. After decades of asking for a modern black superhero, we finally got what we've asked for! There is no doubt that it is a rare opportunity for young people, especially those who are often marginalized. Help send the over 500 amazing students at Edward T. Steel Elementary School! to see The Black Panther movie. The theater we have contacted is UA Main Street 6, which is located on 3720 Main St, Manayunk, PA 19127. The price to rent an entire theater is about $10.28 per person. our goal is to send 100 per day for 5 days. Cost breakdown: Transportation (two 50 Passenger Van) $400.00 per day for 5 days ($2, 000.00) Movies: -$10.28 per child ($5,551.20) ***Any amount over our goal will go towards fundraising for a second school in North Philly.*** About Edward Steel Elementary School: Edward Steel Elementary is home to over 500 students predominately from the Nicetown neighborhood. These students are Philadelphia's youth, full of potential, unimaginable possibilities and of one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the city. Originally the school organized to take 50 students but we think we can do better! Please give what you can so we can send every child for this historic movie event."
"Philadelphia police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. Sixteen-year-old Aniyah Hamilton was last seen Friday, December 29th on the 1400 block of North Franklin Street."
39th and Lancaster, 1965. "Now is the time."
Want to be involved with Philadelphia public schools? Get to know the Office of Family & Community Engagement (FACE)! They the resources and opportunities to be informed, and next up is how to write realistic guidelines that your SAC can follow. TUESDAY, JANUARY 30 10:00am-12:00pm OR 5:00pm-7:00pm 440 N. Broad Street Click through to learn more.
Mrs. Pakola at William M. Meredith School needs your help: "Our building engineers Mark and John have been working everyday to ensure our building is in good working condition. Unfortunately, we had a leak over the break that was caused by our heating system. The leak damaged thousands of dollars worth of books in Mrs. Pakola’s classroom. They were her personal books that she has collected over the years to teach from. Please consider visiting this link to purchase the books that were lost. The list is under principal Overton's name Lauren Overton. If you purchase a book please have it sent to the school address 725 S. 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147. Thank you!"
"Officials announced that the recent cold weather led to frozen pipes that impacted the heating system at Juniata Park Academy on 801 E. Hunting Park Avenue. As a result classes as well as after-school activities and professional development sessions at the school are canceled Monday. A spokesperson told NBC10 Juniata Park Academy is the only school in the Philadelphia School District expected to be closed Monday."