Posts in “school” (23)

While some schools in the area have already let out for the summer, the last official day for Philadelphia School District students is Tuesday, June 20. Woo Hoo! While pools and spraygrounds… continue reading

By Administrator   June 19, 2017   

Summer absolutely flew by and it’s now time to get back into a new school year. If you’re wondering how you’ll cope with all of the assignments and homework coming your way, the… continue reading

By Kristina L.   September 8, 2016   

It’s school time again! For some, this will be their very first first day going to school. The first day of school is a day of many feelings: excitement, curiosity… and a little… continue reading

By Monica C.   September 7, 2016   

Is everyone ready for the start of another school year?  At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we spent the last few weeks of our summer brushing up on the wonderful online resources… continue reading

By Rachel F.   September 6, 2016   

Today marks the last day of classes for School District of Philadelphia teachers and students and what better way to celebrate than to visit a local neighborhood pool or sprayground! City Pools… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 22, 2016   

Kyle Chilluti is the resident "book whisperer" at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Bustleton Library . The 17-year-old aspiring filmmaker from MaST Community Charter School gives… continue reading

By Jenn D.   June 3, 2016   

The Philadelphia District-wide Parent & Guardian Survey is now available and the School District of Philadelphia wants to hear from you! The new survey was created with the help of… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 28, 2016    2

Back to school (BTS) is in full swing. How will you fund BTS next year?  Now is the time for many families across the Philadelphia area to begin evaluating the best possible financial… continue reading

By CaitlinT   September 17, 2015   

At the dawn of every school year, all the librarians put on their letterman jackets, sew days of the week labels into our socks, and start thinking really hard about we can help… continue reading

By Jamie W.   September 4, 2015   

We hope you've all been having a great summer! At least we know you have been reading, as we just wrapped up another wonder-filled Summer Reading season . We've also added another… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 3, 2015   

Going to school is an exciting, nerve-wracking experience—whether it’s your first day of Kindergarten or you’re a wise, experienced third grader. Either way, having good… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 1, 2015   

As you get in gear for the new school year, know that the Free Library has your back! We, too, are gearing up for the homework, projects, and papers the school year brings—not to boost our… continue reading

By Julie B.   August 31, 2015   

A Free Library card is your key to countless resources, but few are as valuable to students as Homework Help Online .  Login with your Free Library card and PIN, register a username, and… continue reading

By Jamie W.   August 27, 2015   

Back to School Jumpstart Camp is a summer learning program for children entering first through third grade. They attend a  three-week camp-style academic enrichment program designed to… continue reading

By Joel N.   August 25, 2015   

Sometimes you've got to take a test. It's a fact of life. Some of us struggle with tests while others breeze by, but we could all benefit from a little preparation. So before you… continue reading

By Jamie W.   August 6, 2015   

On Monday, June 1, the School Discipline Advocacy Service will give a free presentation at the Parkway Central Library for any students (and parents of students) facing formal disciplinary… continue reading

By Timothy F.   May 28, 2015   

The School District of Philadelphia is excited to announce that for the first time the School Selection Process has moved entirely online. In order to apply to schools, students and families… continue reading

By Samantha M.   November 25, 2014    7

The School District of Philadelphia is proud to present a new tool that parents and family members will be able to use to stay connected to their child and their school. The School District of… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 15, 2014    1

Another school year is upon us, and like students everywhere, we too are wearing brand new outfits we'll likely regret by New Years, sharpening our #2 pencils, and cursing the ungodly… continue reading

By Jamie W.   September 2, 2014    1

Do you know a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014? If you do, it is time to enroll for Kindergarten! The School District of Philadelphia is currently enrolling children… continue reading

By Jennifer W.   February 6, 2014