Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
December
12/18/2018 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Attendance Strategies for Families
In this session, families will learn ways in which they help their child maintain the 95% goal of attending school. They will also understand the importance of good school attendance. The session will go over best practices and recommendations to ensure that students re at school on time and in class. Families will walk away with valuable strategies that will ensure a success year.
The Education Center
12/18/2018 10:00 AM
to 12:00 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 and a $10 Wawa gift card.
The Education Center
12/18/2018 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Protecting You and Your Family from the Flu
Every year over 30,000 persons in the United States die from the flu virus and hundreds of thousands across the country suffer from the debilitating symptoms the virus produces. School aged children, particularly the youngest, are uniquely susceptible to the ravages of the illness. Timely dissemination of influenza prevention information is an important tool in protecting vulnerable populations from the virus. After participating in this workshop parents will: • Recognize symptoms of the influenza virus; • Understand what steps can be taken to minimize the chances of catching and/or spreading the influenza infection.
The Education Center
12/18/2018 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Attendance Strategies for Families
In this session, families will learn ways in which they help their child maintain the 95% goal of attending school. They will also understand the importance of good school attendance. The session will go over best practices and recommendations to ensure that students are at school on time and in class. Families will walk away with valuable strategies that will ensure a successful year.
The Education Center
12/18/2018 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Grant Development 101: Intro to Office of Grant Dev.
This introductory session provides participants with knowledge and information to write grants for their school and communities. The 101 level will guide participants through who our office is and what we do, provide information on district policies and best practices, demonstrate how to find grants, teach grant writing fundamentals and provide participatory exercises that will take your “big idea” and translate it into a fundable grant project.
The Education Center
12/18/2018 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Information for Immigrant Families: Tax Reform ITIN's and Know Your Rights
This offering is designed to help immigrants learn the importance of filing a tax return, how “Trump’s Tax Reform” will affect them, and what to do if ICE knocks on their door. Participants will also receive information on how to apply for their ITIN- a federal tax ID number that allows undocumented immigrants to pay taxes and claim the Child Tax Credit if they qualify.
South Philadelphia High School
12/18/2018 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Protecting You and Your Family from the Flu
Every year over 30,000 persons in the United States die from the flu virus and hundreds of thousands across the country suffer from the debilitating symptoms the virus produces. School aged children, particularly the youngest, are uniquely susceptible to the ravages of the illness. Timely dissemination of influenza prevention information is an important tool in protecting vulnerable populations from the virus. After participating in this workshop parents will: • Recognize symptoms of the influenza virus; • Understand what steps can be taken to minimize the chances of catching and/or spreading the influenza infection.
The Education Center
12/19/2018 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Information for Immigrant Families: Tax Reform ITIN's and Know Your Rights
This offering is designed to help immigrants learn the importance of filing a tax return, how “Trump’s Tax Reform” will affect them, and what to do if ICE knocks on their door. Participants will also receive information on how to apply for their ITIN- a federal tax ID number that allows undocumented immigrants to pay taxes and claim the Child Tax Credit if they qualify.
William T. Tilden Middle School
12/19/2018 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Lakeshore: Family Math Games
The purpose of this workshop is to help improve the math skills of children by helping parents become better prepared to support them in math. Participants in this session will discover new kinds of math learning games that keep children learning at home with games that target key math skills and engage the whole family in the learning process! Participants will receive a Math Game pack which includes materials for 15 different hands-on math games, and an in-depth activity book that describes each game and even explains how family engagement can boost student achievement at school.
Holmesburg Library
January
1/3/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 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.
Franklin S. Edmonds School
1/9/2019 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 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
1/9/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
SAC: Reviewing School Budgets as a SAC
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
1/9/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 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
1/9/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
P.L.A.N. 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. Additional but limited prizes will be t-shirts and $10 gift cards.
The Education Center
1/9/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
SAC: Reviewing School Budgets as a SAC
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
1/10/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM
Strategies for Maximizing Your Child's Learning
This interactive session will debunk common misconceptions about the brain and empower parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to maximize their children’s learning at home and at school. All participants will receive a book, a take home Science kit and a Franklin Institute tote bag.
Whitman Library
1/15/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Cooking Matters In Your Community
Come and learn from a trained chef and nutrition educator!  Classes will cover meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition. Cooking Matters helps families to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget.  Each class will involve participants cooking a healthy, affordable, and delicious meal. Participants will take home a bag of groceries at the end of each class. Materials caregivers will receive: Grocery bag with ingredients to cook one of the recipes, Good and Cheap cookbooks and/or various equipment or games families can use to get active at home.
Logan Library
1/16/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM
Strategies for Maximizing Your Child's Learning
This interactive session will debunk common misconceptions about the brain and empower parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to maximize their children’s learning at home and at school. All participants will receive a book, a take home Science kit and a Franklin Institute tote bag.
Queen Memorial Library
1/22/2019 10:00 AM
to 10/22/2018 12:00 PM
504 Family Training: Behavior & Medical Support
This Section 504 Family Training will help families to determine if their child is eligible for accommodations in school. Attendees will learn the basics of Section 504 plans and the history of this Civil Law. Trainers will clear up any confusion around services and supports for families who may have experienced a hard time with navigating the difficult and exhausting task of identify supports. Families will learn how to advocate for their child's educational needs and play a vital role in their child's success. This course will be interactive, engaging, and fun for all participants as the myths about special services and accommodations are dispelled.
The Education Center
1/22/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Power Up for Healthy Kids!
Come learn why it’s important for students to have healthy food and opportunities for physical activity in school and at home! Caregivers will get to practice movement breaks and practice planning a healthy school celebration. Everyone will leave with their own action plan for creating a healthier school for Philly students as well as the tools to make it happen. All participants will receive a toolkit of resources to take home and a copy of the book “Good and Cheap” in English or Spanish.
The Education Center
1/22/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Grant Development 102: Marketing Material for Grantmakers
In this intermediate level class participants will learn how to develop and write fundraising materials to support their schools. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops!
The Education Center
1/22/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Navigating Behavioral Health Services
Participants will be able to identify areas of school practice, describe ways in which students and school teams can be supported, discuss how and when to contact behavioral health supports/services and learn of our current initiatives aimed to increase student support in behavioral health services.Navigating Behavioral Health Services provides participants with an understanding of how the Office of Prevention and Intervention and community partners work together to provide behavioral health supports in order to remove barriers to learning.
The Education Center
1/23/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Strategies for Maximizing Your Child's Learning
This interactive session will debunk common misconceptions about the brain and empower parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to maximize their children’s learning at home and at school. All participants will receive a book, a take home Science kit and a Franklin Institute tote bag.
Holmesburg Library
1/24/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Attendance Strategies for Families
In this session, families will learn ways in which they help their child maintain the 95% goal of attending school. They will also understand the importance of good school attendance. The session will go over best practices and recommendations to ensure that students re at school on time and in class. Families will walk away with valuable strategies that will ensure a success year.
Edward Gideon School
February
2/5/2019 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
2/5/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
SAC: Priority Setting and Resource Mapping as a SAC
The SAC Support Team is happy to revive and refresh this popular workshop from last school year! In this session, participants will understand how to facilitate SAC conversations around school needs and priorities and how to go about obtaining the resources to accomplish your goals.
The Education Center
2/5/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Transformative Wellness
Participants will be able to understand how to limit trauma influences and transfers to the nurturer, and identify and utilize self-care strategies, in order to maximize their potential to give back and serve children with the most needs, and promote mental wellness.Transformative Wellness provides participants with trauma awareness through self-care, co-regulation skills and practical use of trauma-sensitive practices to use across multiple environments.
The Education Center
2/5/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Five Parenting Myths
Much of the parenting advice we've heard comes from generations of thought we now know are not necessarily based in fact. In this interactive one-evening class, we will bust five long-held parenting beliefs and trade them for more positive and empowering approaches. Presentation followed by a Q & A. Take-home materials with resources provided. Drawing for door prizes at the end of the class. One $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card will be raffled off and everyone will receive the book “One Million Kisses.”
The Education Center
2/5/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
SAC: Priority Setting and Resource Mapping as a SAC
The SAC Support Team is happy to revive and refresh this popular workshop from last school year! In this session, participants will understand how to facilitate SAC conversations around school needs and priorities and how to go about obtaining the resources to accomplish your goals.
The Education Center
2/6/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 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.
PHA-Wilson Park
2/6/2019 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 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.
PHA-Wilson Park
2/6/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Your Children, 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.
South Philadelphia High School
2/7/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM
Promoting Positive Behavior
This offering teaches parents how to create a home based reward system to strengthen desired behavior. All participants will receive $10 gift cards.
Whitman Library
2/12/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Power of Positive Parenting
Caregivers will learn all about what it means to practice positive parenting during the different ages and stages of children’s development.
Logan Library
2/19/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
From Early Intervention to School-Based Related Services: Everything You Need to Know
The transition from Early Intervention Services to Preschool and School Based Services is often a confusing process for families of young children. Unfamiliarity with school based therapies can be a precipitating factor for parental displeasure with school district related service provision. After participating in this workshop, parents will have a greater understanding of how to navigate this system and make decisions on how to proceed with their child.
The Education Center
2/19/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
How To Get Your High School Diploma As An Adult
Need your high school diploma? We can help! Learn about the two exams you can take to get your diploma – the GED® or the HiSET® – and how to prepare for them. Because your children look up to you. Because your new diploma can lead to a better job and training opportunities. Because an education lasts a lifetime. Workshop participants will receive a complimentary tote bag, including information on FREE adult education classes and computer skills trainings.
The Education Center
2/19/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Student Code of Conduct and the Appeals Process
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. My goal 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
2/19/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Grant Development 103: Writing a Grant Together
This session will provide school-based staff, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members the opportunity to work on selected grant applications on behalf of their schools. Participants will choose 1 of 3 grant opportunities to benefit their school for grants up to $10,000.00. Participants will work in groups of 3 to prepare their grant and budget with a district grant writer. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops.
The Education Center
2/19/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Multilingual: If there is one thing, I wish you did not forget would be…
Immigrants come to this country from many places and for many reasons. Some bring suitcases and pictures; others carry very little or lose it all along the way; yet, the most valuable things are carried in the heart and memory. This session will provide the opportunity for immigrant parents to create a collective video in which they can endow their children with the gift of a special memory, story, song, poem, or anything else of the choosing of the participant. Interpretive services for this session will be provided in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, French, Fulani, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Khmer, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Soninke, Spanish, Ukranian, Uzbek, Vietnamese, and Wolof.
The Education Center
2/19/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Student Code of Conduct and the Appeals Process
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. My goal 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
2/20/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Grant Development 101: Intro to Office of Grant Dev.
This introductory session provides participants with knowledge and information to write grants for their school and communities. The 101 level will guide participants through who our office is and what we do, provide information on district policies and best practices, demonstrate how to find grants, teach grant writing fundamentals and provide participatory exercises that will take your “big idea” and translate into a fundable grant project.
William T. Tilden Middle School
2/20/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM
Parenting Basics
This session will teach parents the basics of using attention to manage behavior. It will discuss the importance of following directions at home and how this skill translates to success in school. All participants will receive $10 gift cards.
Queen Memorial Library
2/21/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 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.
George Washington High School
2/27/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Parenting Basics
This session will teach parents the basics of using attention to manage behavior. It will discuss the importance of following directions at home and how this skill translates to success in school. All participants will receive $10 gift cards.
Holmesburg Library
March
3/5/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Scholastic: Spotlight on Reading
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
Logan Library
3/6/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Reducing Negative Behavior
This will provide parents with a review of the basics of using both positive and negative consequences to reduce problem behavior. Skills include praising alternative behaviors and the use of logical consequences. All participants will receive $10 gift cards.
The Education Center
3/6/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
SAC: Advocating as a SAC
In this new session for the 18-19 School Year, SAC Members will gain an understanding of how to positively advocate for their school to city, state, and federal governments. SAC Members will also learn how to similarly advocate and market the school to the community at large to build trust and gain resources.
The Education Center
3/6/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Promoting Positive Behavior
This offering teaches parents how to create a home based reward system to strengthen desired behavior. All participants will receive $10 gift cards.
The Education Center
3/6/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
SAC: Advocating as a SAC
In this new session for the 18-19 School Year, SAC Members will gain an understanding of how to positively advocate for their school to city, state, and federal governments. SAC Members will also learn how to similarly advocate and market the school to the community at large to build trust and gain resources.
The Education Center
3/6/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Strategies for Maximizing Your Child's Learning
This interactive session will debunk common misconceptions about the brain and empower parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to maximize their children’s learning at home and at school. All participants will receive a book, a take home Science kit and a Franklin Institute tote bag.
The Education Center
3/7/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 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.
Whitman Library
3/7/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM
Raising Confident Children
Caregivers will learn various techniques that help them to develop household routines that promote children’s ability to socialize with others, engage in learning, and establish their own routines.
Queen Memorial Library
3/19/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 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.
Edward Gideon School
3/20/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 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
3/20/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Cooking Matters In Your Community
Come and learn from a trained chef and nutrition educator!  Classes will cover meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition. Cooking Matters helps families to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget.  Each class will involve participants cooking a healthy, affordable, and delicious meal. Participants will take home a bag of groceries at the end of each class. Materials caregivers will receive: Grocery bag with ingredients to cook one of the recipes, Good and Cheap cookbooks and/or various equipment or games families can use to get active at home.
The Education Center
3/20/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
A Taste of African Heritage
A Taste of African Heritage, brings the African Heritage Diet Pyramid to life, showing people how to eat and cook healthfully, traditionally, and enjoyably through hands-on experience. With lesson plans that simultaneously teach history, nutrition, and cooking techniques, the program introduces participants to the rich cultural history of African heritage foods while providing them the tools they need to adopt this traditional way of eating for better health in modern day life.  Come, cook, taste, and learn about delicious healthy foods based on the African Heritage. Materials caregivers will receive: Grocery bag with ingredients to cook one of the recipes, workbook with all recipes, and small cooking equipment.
The Education Center
3/20/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Information for Immigrant Families: Tax Reform ITIN's and Know Your Rights
This offering is designed to help immigrants learn the importance of filing a tax return, how “Trump’s Tax Reform” will affect them, and what to do if ICE knocks on their door. Participants will also receive information on how to apply for their ITIN- a federal tax ID number that allows undocumented immigrants to pay taxes and claim the Child Tax Credit if they qualify.
The Education Center
3/20/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Skills for Difficult Conversations - Respect Driven Communication
Most people don’t like difficult conversations, but we all need to have them at times. If you are a people pleaser one of your biggest challenges is telling people things you think they don’t want to hear. Many people think confrontation should be avoided at all cost. By avoiding difficult conversations, you are selling yourself short. Often times we are withholding valuable information from others: information that would give them the chance to apologize, adjust their behavior or improve the relationship.Instead of avoiding difficult conversations, it’s time to start dealing with them in a constructive way.
The Education Center
3/26/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Power Up for Healthy Kids!
Come learn why it’s important for students to have healthy food and opportunities for physical activity in school and at home! Caregivers will get to practice movement breaks and practice planning a healthy school celebration. Everyone will leave with their own action plan for creating a healthier school for Philly students as well as the tools to make it happen. All participants will receive a toolkit of resources to take home and a copy of the book “Good and Cheap” in English or Spanish.
Franklin S. Edmonds School
3/27/2019 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.
Holmesburg Library