Ø Join a School
Advisory Council (SAC)
Ø Les Brown
Conference - Title I Parent Set Aside:
What Can I Spend it On?
Workshop for Parents
Ø Parent University’s
Winter/Spring Course Catalog Available!
The Office of Parent and Family Engagement
recognizes the extraordinary work of our volunteer parents who are in their child’s
schools empowering, providing services, and encouraging other parents.
440 N. Broad
Call 215-400-7272 to register.
Learn how to make minor repairs in your home. Classes are held on Wednesdays beginning
January 12th at 5 pm.
Parent University’s Course Catalog for the Spring Semester is here!
Call 215-400-4180 for information or click here
Parent and Family Resource
Centers are located throughout Philadelphia
and can help families navigate the District?
Call 215-400-4180 for information and to get information about the locations
You can find many of the youth topics that you as a parent
cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that “
Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
Office of Parent, Family,
Community Engagement, and Faith-based Partnerships
Karren Dunkley, Deputy Chief
Quibila A. Divine, Director of Parent and Family
Linda Maldonado, Coordinator
Yves Marie Desir, Office Assistant
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Have a Dream
Happy Three Kings Day!
opportunity to hear Les Brown: “Keeping Parents Engaged and Children Motivated” on
Saturday, January 8th; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Deliverance Evangelistic
Church, 2001 W. Lehigh Ave.
(free breakfast at Dobbins H. S., 2150 W. Lehigh Ave. at 9:30 am). You must
register by calling 215 400-4180 or visiting http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/p/publicengagement/superintendents-parent-roundtable
2011 White House Internship Program: This program will mentor
and cultivate young leaders and strengthen their understanding of the
executive office of the President. Application deadline is Sunday, January
9th. Visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/internship
for information and to apply.
Center for New Pennsylvanians’ Business Clinic: Thursday, January 13th
at 8am;West Phila. YMCA; 5120 Chestnut St. For established and aspiring business
owners. FREE but you must register, call Karolyn at 215 557-2826 or email Karolyn@welcomingcenter.org.
Sharing and Parenting, Inc.: Presents a workshop, Teaching “Big Ideas” to all
students; Saturday, January 15th; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Center for Autism,
3905 Ford Rd ; Suite 6. Call 215
413-7106 or visit www.autismsharingandparenting.org for more information.
Information Conference: Saturday,
January 15th; 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Victory Christian Center 5220 Whitby Ave. Call 267 216-8116 or visit www.collegeconference.eventbrite.com
The Martin Luther King Day of Service: Dr. King once asked, “What are you doing for
others?” Monday, January 17th you can
honor Dr. King by participating in a community project. Visit MLK Day of Service
for more information and to apply.
Martin Luther King Day
Social Justice Dialogues: Monday, January 17th at 8 am; Temple University’s
Student Center, Room 217CD; 13th St. &
Montgomery Ave. Click here for more information.
Parents with Power Workshop: Wednesday, January 19th; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Call 215 851-1795 or visit http://www.philadelphia.baeo.org/?news_section_id=3
Please Touch Museum to host Disability Awareness Exhibit:
The exhibit is designed for children 5-12
years old. Saturday, January 22nd to Sunday, April 24th. For more information
Home & School Council Workshop on the CSAP Process: Saturday, January 22nd at 10 am; 440 N. Broad Street, Room 1080. Call 215 400-4080 for information.
University Center City’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Offers a variety of courses for
retired educators or others who want to continue learning. The new semester
starts on Monday, January 24th. To sign up visit here.
PSSA Test Prep for
Tuesday, January 25th; 10:00 am to 12 pm at two locations…West Parent and
Family Resource Center, McMichael Elementary School; 3543 Fairmount Ave. Call
Nate Shrieves at 215 823-5530 to register AND Kinsey School at
6501 Limekiln Pike; call Nicole Hines at 215 276-5266 to register. The Office of Specialized Services and
Right to Education Task Force will be at Kinsey to offer information about
PASA and PSSA-M tests.
Tim Wise Lecture about
Thursday, January 27th at 7 pm, Temple
Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St. Click here
for more information.
Free Art Classes: Fine Art, Graphic Art and Animation (all
age groups) Saturdays, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at Gibson School of Music &
Arts; 5425-29 N. 5th St. Call 215
924-7345 for more information.
Arts Program Seeks Scripts from
Young Playwrights: The International Organization on Arts and
Disability invite middle and high school students to submit scripts for a playwright
discovery program. The winning script will receive $2,000 and a trip to Washington, DC.
Recycle Bank Green Schools Program
2010-2011: Accepting applications
for grants between $100.00 and $5,000.00 from schools that work with youth
(ages 6-18). For information about how to apply visit www.recyclebank.com/about/giveback.
Family Literacy Program: Adult Education, Parenting Group, Early
Childhood Education, and Parent & Child Together time. Thursdays 3:00 - 5:00
pm and Fridays 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the Columbia
North YMCA. Contact P. Taylor at 215-400-2100;
Advisory Councils (SACs) are forming at EVERY District school: Parents, community/faith-based
members, and school-based staff are welcome to self-nominate. Contact your neighborhood school or Parent
and Family Resource Center
for more information about joining and to get an application. Call 215-400-4180 for assistance or get
applications at http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/p/publicengagement/programs-services/parent_involvement
FREE Special Education Training Sessions in English
and Spanish: January 4th – February
8th between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm at 2200
N. 2nd St. Snacks and tokens provided. Call 215 425-6203 for more information and
to reserve your space.
19th Annual Brighter Futures Awards, honoring
community members: Nominations accepted for those who are positively
impacting the life of an individual(s) with intellectual disabilities.
Deadline January 12, 2011. Call 215-685-5923
or email Judy.Kresloff@phila.gov
MIT Grant Program: Up to $10,000 will be awarded to teams comprised of high school students,
teachers, and mentors who invent technological solutions to real-world
problems, particularly those that affect the world's poorest people. Deadline:
March 18th (early
feedback); April 22nd
(initial application) For more information visit here.
Green Jobs Training Program: Get on the job training (paid) in landscaping and
landscape design, plus academic support. Youth 20-24 years old. Information
sessions will be held at PCAT; 2111
Eastburn Ave. Starting in January 2011; call
215-527-5602 to register.
Registration for Philadelphia Reading Olympics is OPEN: The Free Library of
Philadelphia and The School District of Philadelphia invites fourth to eighth
graders to participate in the competition in May. For more information or to register, visit here.
2011 Training Schedule is available for individuals and agencies
providing programs and services to youth during out-of school time. The trainings are free but space is
limited. To register visit here.
2011 Gates Millennium
Scholars Program Scholarships (Deadline, January 10th) Opportunity for outstanding students of color;
applications are now available. For more information, visit www.gmsp.org
Advice on Participating
in Classroom Discussion: Many students are afraid to speak in class, but open
dialog provides an excellent learning situation. Helping your child, older or
younger, learn to participate in class can help ensure his or her success in
school. Check out these tips from StudyTips.org to share with your student
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New Website for Parenting Education
Program Launched: Services for youth,
parents, teen parents and families. More information email here.
Parenting Web Site: There are multiple
parenting resources to help families in various aspects of their lives. Visit www.cap4kids.org/philadelphia
On-line Community helps parents create a safe environment
for children: Includes extensive
safety tips section; 1 month old to 14 years. The safety resources are also
categorized by risk area, special needs, and overall basics. To visit the
site, click here
Federal Student AID: Provides important information about FAFSA and
Funding Education beyond high school and includes “Your guide to FSAPubs”
that provides information how to order free materials. For more information go to www.studentaide.ed.gov
Program: Provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000
to students of color. For more information about how to apply for the 2012
program, visit http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/vanguard/
PHEAA launches student aid website: Parents
and students will have access to a new and improved Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
student aid and debt management website, YouCanDealWithIt.com. The
free site offers students and parents practical and easy-to-understand advice
and information. For more information, go to www.pheaa.org/
or you may call 1-800-233-0557.
USA Funds access to Education Scholarships: For the 2011-2012
academic year, USA Funds will award 1,500 scholarships to students with
economic need. Accepting applications between December 15, 2010 and February
15, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.usafunds.org/scholarship
This is a list of opportunities for funding from local scholarship
organizations. To get more information go to http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/c/ccawareness/programs--services/scholarship-search
Funding directory for bullying programs published
The Olweus Bullying Prevention
Program website has published a listing of dozens of funding
opportunities for bullying programs, which available by visiting here.
Easter Seals Disability Services: Young Adult Social Group with special needs; each club meets the first
and third Saturday of each month. Call 215-879-1000; ext. 6088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE
US Department of
Education’s Audio Conference - Title I Parent Set-Aside: What Can I Spend it On?: Wednesday, February 16th
at 440 N. Broad St., noon – 1:30
pm. Call 215-400-4180 to register
(space is limited).
“PARENT POWER”, and Student Success Center
Workshop: Come hear about Math & Reading Programs,
PSSAs, Parent University, and Title I. Saturday, February 26th; 9:00 am at Fitzsimons High School; 2601 W. Cumberland St. (Breakfast will
U. S. Department of Education’s
Voices in Action National Youth Summit: Engage middle/high school students
from across the nation in meeting the president’s challenges to lead the
world in college completion by 2020, Saturday, February 26th; 8:00 am to 6:00
pm at Washington, DC. More information call Robert Gomez at email@example.com
The Karen Gaffney
Foundation and Golf for Life presents “One of a Kind Event Conference” for parents of
loved ones with Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Saturday,
February 26, 2011; 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at Citizen Bank
Park. Register Early!
Space is limited! Register at www.regonline.com/imagine2011
The Heritage Bowl
Annual Event: A
black history trivia tournament for middle and high school age youth in the
region, will be held on Saturday, March 19th at Lincoln University’s International
Cultural Center (1st prize $4,000.00 and 2nd prize $2,000.00 ) For more
information visit here.