Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
November
11/6/2019
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Easy Eats
Easy Eats is an interactive cooking demonstration that was created using both the Dietary and Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Participants will sample delicious recipes at the start and end of the 2-hour long session. They will assist in hands-on cooking demonstrations as well as learn how to enjoy healthy foods that taste great for their families. The session will highlight basic knife skills, simple, effective, and healthy cooking techniques, and provide resources about using MyPlate principles in everyday life. All participants will receive a small kitchen tool to assist in utilizing these newly developed skills at home.
Widener Library
11/6/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Parent Workshop on Early Reading Skills
After Participating in this workshop, participants will be able to 1) describe the importance of Phonics and Fluency in their child’s reading development 2) play games learned in the workshop with their child using a bag of take-home materials and 3) speak with their child’s teacher about these skills. All participants will receive take-home packets for home use.
William Cramp School
11/7/2019
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Crayola: The Art of Family Engagement
Learn about the 4C's of 21st Century Learning - Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration. In this session you will learn why creativity matters, your role as a champion to your children, and most importantly, creative activities for families to do together. These activities will enhance the child's creative abilities and provide lots of family fun time! Target Audience: Participants will receive Art of Family Engagement Kits, which includes art supplies; family engagement guide; and 3 visual, easy-to-use, project-based age-appropriate activities.
Whitman Library
11/7/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
504 Service Planning and Eligibility
What is a 504 Service Plan? Who is eligible? What is the criteria for eligibility? When should you consider a 504 plan and what are the legal implications? Attend this workshop and have all of these and other important questions answered that will enable you to fully advocate for your child.
The Education Center
11/7/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Your Child, Their Doctor, and You
What happens at my children’s Healthy Check Ups and how can I use them to help them grow up healthy? How do vaccinations work and why do we need them? When should I take my children to the doctor for sick visits and when is a phone call enough? Attend this session and you will go home knowing these answers and much more. Participants will receive growth charts, vaccination information, descriptions of common childhood illnesses and other related materials.
The Education Center
11/12/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Parent Portal
Participants will receive hands-on practice using the District’s new Parent Portal platform to better track and support their child’s academic progress. Participants will learn how to register, sign-in, navigate and update student information using an online application that is always available.
The Education Center
11/12/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Understanding Your Credit Report
Participants will learn the importance of using credit responsibly and the factors that lenders use to determine their creditworthiness. We offer information on how to obtain, read, and correct information on a credit report and teach the necessary steps to establish credit and improve credit scores.
The Education Center
11/19/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Alternatives to a Four Year Degree
Come learn about the different opportunities that can lead to well-paying jobs in Philadelphia, such as an Associates degree, professional certificates, owning your own business, and apprenticeships. Opportunities for youth, such as Career and Technical Education high Schools will also be discussed.
Logan Library
11/19/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Parent Workshop on Early Reading Skills
After Participating in this workshop, participants will be able to 1) describe the importance of Phonics and Fluency in their child’s reading development 2) play games learned in the workshop with their child using a bag of take-home materials and 3) speak with their child’s teacher about these skills. All participants will receive take-home packets for home use.
The Education Center
11/19/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tenants' Rights and Responsibilities
This workshop helps tenants and homeowners understand their rights and responsibilities. Participants will learn how to conduct an effective rental search, facts about security deposits, leases and tenant/landlord laws, including the City’s eviction process.
The Education Center
11/26/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Choosing the Right College
Are you or a family member thinking about college? Did you know there are thousands of options from which to choose? Finding the right college requires time, research and thoughtfulness. This workshop will provide an overview of the various types of colleges; will help families understand the three primary components of 'a college fit,' and will offer a clear understanding of how to approach the college admissions process.
The Education Center
11/26/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Developing Your Projects for Proposals
This introductory session provides participants with knowledge and information to develop projects that will benefit their school and communities. It will guide participants through the Office of Grants Development and how we help those seeking funding, introduce different types of funding categories, provide information on District policies and best practices, and provide participatory exercises that will take your “big idea” and translate it into a fundable project. By the end of this session, participants will have the necessary project information to initiate a fundraising proposal in compliance with District policy.
The Education Center
11/27/2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
504 Service Planning and Eligibility
What is a 504 Service Plan? Who is eligible? What is the criteria for eligibility? When should you consider a 504 plan and what are the legal implications? Attend this workshop and have all of these and other important questions answered that will enable you to fully advocate for your child.
The Education Center
11/27/2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Code of Conduct
The purpose of the student code of conduct is to support the creation of a safe, learning environment for all members of the school community, to provide clear and explicit expectations for social behaviors in all school settings, and to provide administrators with interventions that address students’ disruptive behaviors. The goal of this workshop is to ensure that families understand their role in ensuring their children understand and comply the code of conduct along with the responsibilities of the school.
The Education Center
December
12/3/2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Building Early Literacy Skills in Family Settings
Did you know that speaking, reading and singing with your children are interactive activities that influence developing literacy skills? In this workshop, we will model how to effectively work with children at home to support practices of teaching literacy skills. Participants will become familiar with the CAR (Comment Ask Respond) strategy to promote children’s language development. while learning how to arrange literacy activities that do not require much preparation and can be implemented while doing chores, playing, or walking together.
New World Association of Emigrants from Eastern Europe
12/3/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Buy a Home, Sponsor a School Initiative
Have you considered purchasing a home but aren’t sure where to begin? Are you concerned that you don’t have enough savings, earn enough money or are worried about your credit? Would you like to learn about grants and programs that will help you realize your home buying dreams? Then this is the workshop for you! Our experienced group of realtors, mortgage brokers, credit repair specialists and home inspectors will walk you through the process and help get you on the path of purchasing your first home!
The Education Center
12/3/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vision Boarding: Framing Your Family's Future
When was the last time you played with scissors and glue? This fun and interactive workshop will tap into your creative and artistic side as you dream up your ideal family dynamics. Based upon positive psychology and neuroscience, participants will select images and words from magazines and produce a powerful collage to focus priorities and realign purpose. This safe and supportive space will allow participants the opportunity to share and explore how these wishes can transform into reality. Everyone will leave with their own Vision Board and SMART Goals to empower them moving forward.
The Education Center
12/4/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Get Out, Get Out(doors), Wherever you are!
Looking for new ways for yourself and your child to “Get Outdoors'? Come to this workshop if you need ideas. By attending this workshop you will get to experience new ways to make the outdoors FUN (for you and your child) while learning about the environment. Learn how you can discover and take advantage of your natural environment and leave with a new craft and understand more about our impact on the outdoors!
Holmesburg Library
12/5/2019
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Crayola: Moved by Math (STEM)
Making kids love math is a challenge to most parents. Math is a skill that takes a lot of brain power to master, and this can be experienced by kids as hard work. In this workshop participants discover art-inspired strategies that bring large numbers and math expressions to life with Crayola artistic math activities. This session uses a project-based learning foundation so participants learn important planning, design, and creativity skills supported by family. Participants will receive a Moved by Math Kit,which includes art supplies; family engagement guide; and 3 visual, easy-to-use, project-based age appropriate activities.
Whitman Library
12/5/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Power of Attention and Ignoring
Tired of always yelling? Want to learn positive ways to encourage your child to behave better at home and do better in school? This workshop covers the most common reasons children misbehave and how you, as parents, can use your attention to change behavior and build good relationships with your children. This workshop is highly interactive and includes practice and materials to take home.
Logan Library
12/10/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Emotional Intelligence for Parents and Caregivers
Parenting and caregiving can be a tough job. There are times when we demonstrate more emotions than we’d like and It often causes us to make mistakes in what we say and/or do. Sometimes our emotions give way to unhealthy, self-defeating behaviors and we struggle to stop. While generating emotions is part of being human, we can lean to generate less negative and more productive emotions.
The Education Center
12/10/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Parents as Teachers: Homework, Supervision and Beyond
Schools provide tools for development and self-advancement. It presents opportunities for students to learn, discover themselves and the world, while providing outlets for self-expression. Homework is an extension of school work, for your child to work independently and learn additional material more fully through practice. Come learn how to take full advantage of homework to practice these skills to gain proficiency. Parents can come and learn how to help students create homework habits, provide an optimal home environment for practice and to maintain the routine of doing homework. All participants will receive a training packet.
The Education Center
12/11/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Basics of Fundraising
In this intermediate level class, workshop participants focus on building and articulating a compelling narrative to engage individual donors and corporations to help fund the project they developed in “Developing Your Project for Proposals”. Session participants will use the project plans created in “Developing Your Project for Proposals” to develop fundraising and marketing materials including an “ask letter”, “brochure”, “thank you letter”, and a list of potential donors. Participants will also learn more about how individual donors give in the United States, how to make asks for in-kind donations and funding, and best practice for thanking donors.
The Education Center
12/14/2019
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Crayola: The Art of Family Engagement
Learn about the 4C's of 21st Century Learning - Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration. In this session you will learn why creativity matters, your role as a champion to your children, and most importantly, creative activities for families to do together. These activities will enhance the child's creative abilities and provide lots of family fun time! Target Audience: Participants will receive Art of Family Engagement Kits, which includes art supplies; family engagement guide; and 3 visual, easy-to-use, project-based age-appropriate activities.
Widener Library
12/17/2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Developing Your Projects for Proposals
This introductory session provides participants with knowledge and information to develop projects that will benefit their school and communities. It will guide participants through the Office of Grants Development and how we help those seeking funding, introduce different types of funding categories, provide information on District policies and best practices, and provide participatory exercises that will take your “big idea” and translate it into a fundable project. By the end of this session, participants will have the necessary project information to initiate a fundraising proposal in compliance with District policy.
Franklin S. Edmonds School
12/17/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Love Children? Want to Change The World? Career Paths for Early Educators.
According to Mr. Rogers. ' The most important people in a child's life are the child's parents and teachers. That means parents and teachers ARE the most important people in the world'. This workshop will offer information about becoming an early childhood or school aged educator, different types of careers, paid apprenticeships, scholarships, and the licenses and certifications required for different jobs.
The Education Center
12/17/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Simply Science!
This hands on workshop will review the importance of science education throughout the city, state and country; explore simple, low-cost, at home science activities that focus on science content and science skills; and offer additional, follow-up science resources including websites, directories of programs, and engaging opportunities for both children and adults.
The Education Center
12/18/2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Intro to Special Ed. What Parents Need to Know
This workshop will identify the criteria for special education, describe the disability categories in accordance with the Disabilities Act (IDEA). It will define the special education process and terms. You will learn what to do if you suspect a child is in need of special education services and what your rights are as a parent.
The Education Center
12/18/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Families Cooking Together
Families Cooking Together is a hands-on workshop that encourages adults and children to participate together in meal preparation. This session highlights the importance of family meals while teaching basic cooking and nutrition concepts as caregivers and their children work together to prepare a healthy meal. This session will include adult group discussion and resources, activities for children, and recipe stations for both adults and children to participate in. (All children must be accompanied by an adult).
The Education Center
12/18/2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Intro to Special Ed. What Parents Need to Know
This workshop will identify the criteria for special education, describe the disability categories in accordance with the Disabilities Act (IDEA). It will define the special education process and terms. You will learn what to do if you suspect a child is in need of special education services and what your rights are as a parent.
The Education Center
January
1/7/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
SAC: Reviewing School Budgets
School budget season is right around the corner and we understand how confusing this can be for families! In this workshop developed with the Office of Federal Programs and the Office of Management and Budget, SAC Members will learn their rights as family and community members as it relates to school budgets, understand the basics of Title I, and how input into the school budget can be tied to SAC.
The Education Center
1/7/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Parents as Teachers: Homework, Supervision and Beyond
Schools provide tools for development and self-advancement. It presents opportunities for students to learn, discover themselves and the world, while providing outlets for self-expression. Homework is an extension of school work, for your child to work independently and learn additional material more fully through practice. Come learn how to take full advantage of homework to practice these skills to gain proficiency. Parents need to come and learn how to help students create homework habits, provide optimal home environment for practice and to maintain the routine of doing homework. All participants will receive a training packet.
The Education Center
1/7/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pursuing and Living Your Dreams
Pursuing and Living Your Dreams is a two-hour workshop that will educate, motivate, and empower parents and caregivers to pursue and live their personal and professional dreams. This workshop will explore topics including: Recognizing your gifts, talents, and desires; learning from a nationally recognized self-published author, and mother from Philadelphia, PA; ways to tap your network to help you reach your dreams; and making a six month plan to get started on pursuing or living your dreams. Participants will be empowered to dream big and apply practical steps that they can use in every area of their life.
The Education Center
1/7/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
SAC: Reviewing School Budgets
School budget season is right around the corner and we understand how confusing this can be for families! In this workshop developed with the Office of Federal Programs and the Office of Management and Budget, SAC Members will learn their rights as family and community members as it relates to school budgets, understand the basics of Title I, and how input into the school budget can be tied to SAC.
The Education Center
1/8/2020
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
So You Want to Be A Scientist?
This hands-on workshop will introduce parents to topics such as why science careers are currently so important, how to improve students' resume writing and interview skills, how young people can use networking in job-hunting, and how they can overcome workplace challenges. Participants will also receive additional resources to share with children, teachers, and other families.
Widener Library
1/8/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Understanding Your Credit Report
Participants will learn the importance of using credit responsibly and the factors that lenders use to determine their creditworthiness. We offer information on how to obtain, read, and correct information on a credit report and teach the necessary steps to establish credit and improve credit scores.
Holmesburg Library
1/9/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rules of The Game: Games About Life
This workshop uses interactive games to illustrate some of lifes most important decisions. Games in this series include The Money Game, The Work Game, and Knowing How to Act. Come learn how to make wise financial decisions, how to deal with complicated work dynamics, and then have some fun with Theatrical Improv that will teach you how to manage and maintain healthy relationships in life.
Logan Library
1/15/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Attendance 101: What Parents Need to Know About Attendance
This session is designed to help parents, guardians and stakeholders know the importance of having students attend school everyday. The presentation will show the correlation between coming to school and student achievement as well go over the state and district requirements when it comes to school attendance.
The Education Center
1/15/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Attendance 101: What Parents Need to Know About Attendance
This session is designed to help parents, guardians and stakeholders know the importance of having students attend school everyday. The presentation will show the correlation between coming to school and student achievement as well go over the state and district requirements when it comes to school attendance.
The Education Center
1/15/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Basics of Grant Writing
In this intermediate level class, workshop participants focus on developing effective grant writing skills to craft competitive proposals for their projects developed in “Developing Your Projects for Proposals”. This course covers the prospect identification process, development of project narrative, timeline and budget as well as post-award procedures and grant reporting. Participants will also receive a generic grant template to translate their project ideas to useable narratives.
The Education Center
1/21/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Key to House Rules
All parents have rules at home, but do you have an official list of house rules that apply to everyone? This session focuses on the keys to creating good household rules including selecting a few important ones that are simple and specific, and tell everyone what behavior is expected. This session is highly interactive and includes practice and materials to take home. Raffle prizes for attendance and participation are provided.
The Education Center
1/21/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Managing Stress: The Road to inner Peace & Outer Success
This workshop is designed to help parents and caregivers develop tools which will help them counterbalance the external pressures of life. Learning and practicing techniques to find inner strength and creative powers will support participants in reaching their goals and potential. They will learn and practice techniques that have been proven to increase happiness and joy on a daily basis.
The Education Center
1/21/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tenants' Rights and Responsibilities
This workshop helps tenants and homeowners understand their rights and responsibilities. Participants will learn how to conduct an effective rental search, facts about security deposits, leases and tenant/landlord laws, including the City’s eviction process.
The Education Center
1/22/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Family Fun and Games Literacy Night: Families of Preschoolers Play and Learn Together
Join us for a fun and exciting evening to enjoy time with your family and help your children learn important skills to be ready for school! Parents will have dinner and discussion about benefits of family games, followed by hands-on games and play with their children.
William Cramp School
1/23/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Social Emotional Learnign Skills= Calmer Kids, Happier Families, School Success
This workshop offers simple effective activities to do with your child at home to build social-emotional skills to promote success and a calmer family life.
Whitman Library
1/25/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Crayola: Moved by Math (STEM)
Making kids love math is a challenge to most parents. Math is a skill that takes a lot of brain power to master, and this can be experienced by kids as hard work. In this workshop participants discover art-inspired strategies that bring large numbers and math expressions to life with Crayola artistic math activities. This session uses a project-based learning foundation so participants learn important planning, design, and creativity skills supported by family. Participants will receive Moved by Math Kit,which includes art supplies; family engagement guide; and 3 visual, easy-to-use, project-based age appropriate activities.
Sudanese American Community Center
1/29/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Beyond the Beige Food Group Nutritional Workshop
Is my child eating too much or too little? How do I tell a protein from a carbohydrate from a fat and what about vitamins? Come learn healthy tips to make your family healthy and strong that are easy to use at home. Participants will receive a easy to use booklet of suggested meal plans and information on nutrients like Vitamin D and Iron and Calcium.
The Education Center
1/29/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Code of Conduct
The purpose of the student code of conduct is to support the creation of a safe learning environment for all members of the school community, to provide clear and explicit expectations for social behaviors in all school settings, and to provide administrators with interventions that address students’ disruptive behaviors. The goal of this workshop is to ensure that families understand their role in ensuring their children understand and comply the code of conduct along with the responsibilities of the school.
The Education Center