Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
December
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
Understanding 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
Understanding 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
Multilingual: Trauma & Art- The Healing Power of Creation
The goal of this session is to help individuals “find their voices through art so that they can begin to express their hurt and find a way to heal their wounds.” Participants will use different mediums to express their emotions: papier mâché, paper cut, clay, or textiles. No art experience necessary. Interpretive services for this session will be provided in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
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
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