This school year marks FACTS' 10th year of operation and there is so much to celebrate! “FACTS was initially a vision and set of hopes,” explains Ed Nakawatase, Co-Chair of FACTS Board of Trustees.

“Established against considerable odds, the school’s founders aspired to create a welcoming and challenging public institution that would build upon the needs of multi-racial and multicultural communities with many immigrant children, employing innovative teaching and the creative energies of an invigorated staff.”

On Friday, October 17, 2014, FACTS will celebrate ten years of accomplishments with a Benefit Banquet and Silent Auction honoring one of the school’s founders and long-time board chair, Hao-Li Tai Loh. Founder Hao-Li, as she is known around the building, led the FACTS Board of Trustees for the first nine years, bringing resources, time, energy and a vision for peace, justice and equity to the school.

Award-winning author Lenore Look will give the keynote address at the banquet. Ms. Look's children's books, including the Alvin Ho series, are read avidly by FACTS students. Her books have inspired many young readers and writers and speak to the need for more racial, ethnic and language diversity among characters in children's literature.

FACTS 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Sheraton University City Hotel, 3549 Chestnut Street. Tickets may be purchased online here at BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door the evening of the event.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Rathje, Director of Development, at rrathje@factschool.org or 215-569-2600 x 1035.

In addition to the banquet, FACTS plans to hold a community-wide anniversary celebration in the spring of 2015.


On Saturday, October 4th from 8 AM - 4 PM, FACTS will have a dragon boat team, known as the FACTS Flyers, competing in the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival. Friends and families are invited to join in the fun and cheer on the team! The festival takes place along Boathouse Row. We will have a tent, #188, along Kelly Drive where our team and our supporters will gather.

A big thanks to CIGNA for sponsoring the team and helping us to make this happen!

For more information about the festival, visit the website:  http://www.philadragonboatfestival.com/

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Upcoming Events

Monday, October 20
Professional Development Day
Tuesday, November 11
Veterans Day - HOLIDAY
Building is closed
Thursday, November 13
Math Night
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 19
Board of Trustees Meeting - 1st Flr. Common Rm.
6:30 PM
Monday, November 24
Winter ESOL Family Night
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM