Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
January
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
February
2/4/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
PBIS: From Home to School
This session will overview School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and effective strategies to effectively address inappropriate student behaviors. Strategies will enable participants to begin the process to bridge the gap and align expectations at home with expectations in the classroom/school environment. The overall outcome is to learn ways to improve student behavior.
The Education Center
2/4/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Introduction to Coding
Participants will have an overview of what computer coding is, why coding is important, knowledge of what you can do with coding, basic HTML skills, and basic CSS skills. They will complete a very basic website from a template and have a better understanding of web development and digital literacy.
The Education Center
2/4/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
PBIS: From Home to School
This session will overview School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and effective strategies to effectively address inappropriate student behaviors. Strategies will enable participants to begin the process to bridge the gap and align expectations at home with expectations in the classroom/school environment. The overall outcome is to learn ways to improve student behavior.
The Education Center
2/11/2020
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 PA, 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
2/11/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Family First Project
The Family First program will provide training and mentoring for parents to learn community/civic engagement and social supports for families. Parents will benefit from learning new knowledge and skills to maximize their potential as a parent, get involved with community events and civic engagement initiatives like the Civic Trust and My Family Votes, and learn effective parenting best practices in conjunction with the Fathering Circle.
The Education Center
2/12/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Practice and Teaching Your Children Assertive Communication Skills
This workshop is designed to help parents and caregivers develop skills necessary to have conversations with others that strengthen relationships- for example, with teachers and school administrators. Participants will learn how to fully use existing communication skills and take them to the next level to obtain positive outcomes.
Franklin S. Edmonds School
2/13/2020
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
2/13/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Parents Lead and Read Math
Parents Lead and Read Math is a parent-led, fun-filled, interactive workshop geared for families with children from birth through third grade, yet is enjoyed by children of all ages. This train-the trainer session highlights successful methods used to actively engage parents and their children in reading, math and art activities. Each child will get a book, creative art and math activities to take home! Parents will receive an abbreviated lesson plan for each book that is complete with the materials needed, warm-up activities, and related follow-up activities/books. In addition, PA Standards and/or Common Core Standards for each book/activity will be included.
Logan Library
2/18/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Basics of Crowdfunding
In this intermediate level class, session participants learn to put together their own crowdfunding campaign to successfully raise money for the projects they developed in “Developing Your Projects for Proposals”. This session will focus on District approved crowdfunding sites: DonorsChoose.org and Philly FUNDamentals. Note: this session is for teachers and principals.
The Education Center
2/18/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Parents Lead and Read Math
Parents Lead and Read Math is a parent-led, fun-filled, interactive workshop geared for families with children from birth through third grade, yet is enjoyed by children of all ages. This train-the trainer session highlights successful methods used to actively engage parents and their children in reading, math and art activities. Each child will get a book, creative art and math activities to take home! Parents will receive an abbreviated lesson plan for each book that is complete with the materials needed, warm-up activities, and related follow-up activities/books. In addition, PA Standards and/or Common Core Standards for each book/activity will be included.
The Education Center
2/19/2020
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.
Holmesburg Library
2/25/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Basic Household Budgeting
This workshop helps participants set personal and financial goals to maintain their households and learn to save money. Participants learn the importance of living on a budget and how to create a budget.
Logan Library
2/25/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Big Emotions Bigger Changes
When did you first learn about puberty? When did you first learn about puberty from and adult? Be that adult for your child. Session #2 is for you and your children ages 10-13 to jointly explore and understand what to expect at the stage of development called puberty. You may attend one or both.
The Education Center
2/25/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 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.
The Education Center
2/27/2020 5:00 PM
Leading Successful Advocacy for Your Children
This session builds on the philosophy that parents/guardians have the rights to advocate for their children in the public school system. It explores the meaning of advocacy and organizing and develops the skills that are necessary to become informed and engaged education advocates. The session incorporates practical exercises, cases, and scenarios about how to identify issues and community assets and build coalitions for effective advocacy and change.
The Coalition of African Communities
March
3/5/2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 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.
Whitman Library
3/10/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 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
3/10/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Proposal Workshop
This workshop provides a hands-on learning opportunity for teachers, school-based staff, caregivers and community members to work on an available grant opportunity from the Grants Newsletter. The main outcomes for participants is to develop a greater sense of confidence and in-depth knowledge in actually writing grant proposals. Participants will work alongside District grant writers and their peers on proposals.
The Education Center
3/11/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The ABC's of Parenting for Positive Results
This workshop is designed to help parents and caregivers apply a practical approach to remaining calm and have more joy when interacting with their children during challenging circumstances. This workshop lays the foundation for participants to enhance their parenting skills to obtain positve results.
William Cramp School
3/12/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Family Fun and Games Literacy Night: Families of Schoolagers 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.
Logan Library
3/17/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Parents Lead and Read Math
Parents Lead and Read Math is a parent-led, fun-filled, interactive workshop geared for families with children from birth through third grade, yet is enjoyed by children of all ages. This train-the trainer session highlights successful methods used to actively engage parents and their children in reading, math and art activities. Each child will get a book, creative art and math activities to take home! Parents will receive an abbreviated lesson plan for each book that is complete with the materials needed, warm-up activities, and related follow-up activities/books. In addition, PA Standards and/or Common Core Standards for each book/activity will be included.
The Education Center
3/17/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
TANF to Employment
This workshop helps participants realistically compare living on TANF vs. employment income, embrace full-time employment as a path to improved housing stability, and connect to benefits they can still receive along with their job-related income. Participants will receive $5 gift cards.
The Education Center
3/18/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
How to Promote Positive Behaviors in Children
At this interactive workshop participants will learn how their own conduct as family members influences and promotes their child's positive behaviors. They will get a better understanding of how positive behaviors lead to healthy habits and future well-being and help children to have cooperative and respective relationships with peers, and overcome challenges in life. Parents will be informed about effective age appropriate ways of promoting positive behaviors in their children
New World Association of Emigrants from Eastern Europe
3/18/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Scholastic Literacy
Designed to extend literacy learning in the home, attendees participate in literacy-rich activities and learn a variety of strategies and tools they can use to nurture and strengthen their child's love of reading and writing. This session uses the interactive read-aloud process to model skills and strategies for families to use with their children to help them get the most of a book. Participants will receive a Family Tip Sheet that provides parents with a variety of strategies and tools they can build and reinforce positive routines at home to help strengthen and nurture their children’s reading and writing skills; Three (3) grade-level books; Certificate of Participation
Holmesburg Library
3/24/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Family Fun and Games Literacy Night: Families of Preschoolsers 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.
Childrens Village
3/26/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Kindergarten Registration
After participating in this workshop families will understand the enrollment process for their soon to be kindergarten student. Families will also know the name of their neighborhood school and what documents to bring to make the process easier.
The Education Center
3/26/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 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
3/26/2020
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.
The Education Center
3/26/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kindergarten Registration
After participating in this workshop families will understand the enrollment process for their soon to be kindergarten student. Families will also know the name of their neighborhood school and what documents to bring to make the process easier.
The Education Center
3/31/2020
12:00 PM to 2:00 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.
Widener Library