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The Annual Fund is a vital component of FACTS’ financial stability supplying unrestricted revenue to the school each year. Annual Fund gifts support every student and every teacher, as well as the curricular programs that make FACTS unique: Folk Arts, Chinese Language, and our model English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). With strong Annual Fund support from the FACTS community, we can continue to provide students with an educational experience that:

  • Raises their academic achievement and ability to think critically and creatively;
  • Affirms language, traditional arts, and culture;
  • Nurtures values of compassion and kindness;
  • Instills a commitment to taking responsibility for themselves and their communities;
  • Recognizes parents, elders, and community members as a constant presence in the lives of students; and
  • Inspires a vision of justice and fairness and the courage to pursue them.


Your participation matters! Every gift is appreciated and high participation demonstrates the commitment of the FACTS community to supporting our students and teachers. 

Donate by clicking here or contact Rebecca Rathje, Director of Development, at rrathje@factschool.org or 215-569-2600 x 1035, for more information.




Highlights

The Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School is accepting bids from interested food service vendors for our National School Lunch Program serving 480 students for the 2015-2016 school year. Download the full Request for Proposals here:  FACTS RFP for FSMC.pdf.  Bids are due: April 8, 2015 by 5:00 PM.

A pre-bid meeting was held at FACTS on March 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM. You can view the agenda and meeting presentation here:Agenda and Presentation from Food Vendor Bidders Conference 3-26-2015.pdf

For a copy of questions and answers about the RFP, please click here:Questions and Answers as of March 27.pdf


Great News!!!


The National Charter School Resource Center recently highlighted FACTS in a multi-media case study. Click here to read the case study and watch the videos! 




October 23, 2014 - In a public statement released today, FACTS affirmed its strong support for the Philadelphia public schools, acknowledging the positive and innovative role of charter schools, but also emphasizing that charter schools are part of the overall public education system.

In the statement, developed over a number of months and approved by the FACTS Board of Trustees and the school's administrative leadership team in September, the school adds its voice as a well-regarded charter school to the ongoing public discussion about the crisis in Philadelphia public education. To read the full statement, click here.

The FACTS statement makes a number of points, among them:
  • Strongly commits to the Philadelphia public education system, and FACTS' place within it as a public school;
  • Affirms the highest goals of public education in fostering informed and critically thinking citizens;
  • Believes in the role of charter schools as centers of innovation and flexibility;
  • Acknowledges the role of charter schools as a complement to the public school system, but not as a substitute for it;
  • Criticizes public officials who undermine public education by continually under-staffing and under-funding public schools with the inevitable accompaniment of turbulence and public demoralization;
  • Understands the impact of poverty and income inequality on educational achievement, also noting individual advancements of students, but sees the serious diminishment of poverty and income inequality as a broader public challenge that cannot and should not be met by the public schools alone;
  • Calls for full staffing and funding of Philadelphia schools with full public accountability.
For further information about the statement, contact Janeya Hisle (215.569.2600) or Ed Nakawatase (215.848.1715).


A copy of FACTS' Draft Comprehensive Plan (7/1/14 - 6/30/17) is now available.
Please click here to read the PDF.

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Upcoming Events

Mon, Apr 13 - Fri, May 1
PSSA Testing
Wednesday, April 22
Board of Trustees Meeting - 1st Flr. Common Rm.
6:30 PM
Wednesday, May 6
FOLK ARTS SHOWCASE
Tuesday, May 19
5th gr Trip to National Museum of American Jewish History
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, May 20
Board of Trustees Meeting - 1st Flr. Common Rm.
6:30 PM