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What to do in a Pandemic – Advi...

What to do in a Pandemic – Advice from FACTS Students

FACTS students meet weekly in small learning communities to focus on social and emotional learning. One activity had them thinking about what they do to relieve stress and relax. They brainstormed the following list.  “What to do in a Pandemic” – Advice from 5th – 8th Graders at FACTS  Go for a walk but stay […]

FACTS awarded NoVo Foundation’s...

FACTS awarded NoVo Foundation’s Social and Emotional Learning Grant

FACTS was awarded a grant from the NoVo Foundation for its social and emotional learning (SEL) project “Many Ways of Knowing: Mindfulness Practices from our Own and Other Cultures.” FACTS is honored to receive this grant, as only 40 were awarded out of 800 applicants. This grant will allow FACTS to continue to build upon […]

Read about FACTS in the Journal of Fo...

Read about FACTS in the Journal of Folklore & Education

The new issue of the Journal of Folklore and Education, “Teaching for Equity: The Role of Folklore in a Time of Crisis and Opportunity,” features an article on co-teaching by our former music teacher, T Avalon, partnered with our African Dance teaching artist, T Jeannine. The guest editor for this issue is our very own […]

FACTS featured on WHYY television pro...

FACTS featured on WHYY television program Movers & Makers

Thank you WHYY for giving us an opportunity to highlight how FACTS integrate folk arts education and social emotional learning into our daily curriculum to help support, develop and nurture the whole child. It is lovely seeing all the smiles and familiar faces on TV. FACTS on Movers & Makers Visions of Community

Weekly Family Communication

Weekly Family Communication

Dear FACTS Family, Our weekly communications will go out on Tuesdays through Plus Portals. Below are links to this week’s announcements: English Family Communication Week of 3-30-2020 Chinese Family Communication Letter Week of 3-30-2020 Indonesian Family Communication Week of 3-30-2020 Spanish Family Communication Week of 3-30-2020 Take care and be well, Principal Pheng

Change to locations of free meal pick...

Change to locations of free meal pick up

The City of Philadelphia, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Housing Authority, and several charter schools have created a new list of schools and community sites providing free meals for children and youth. Student meal sites and schedules will change beginning Monday, March 23. In addition, Parks & Recreation sites are no longer distributing student meals. Please share […]

COVID-19 Updates from FACTS

COVID-19 Updates from FACTS

Exciting Construction at FACTS

Exciting Construction at FACTS

Exciting News!  We are beginning construction on the 1st and 2nd floors on August 7, 2019.  This construction will build an additional classroom on the 2nd floor and fulfill our long-awaited hope of having our main office on the 1st floor. If you are visiting FACTS, please excuse our appearance as construction is underway.  We […]

FACTS named Title I Distinguished Sch...

FACTS named Title I Distinguished School by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has named FACTS a 2018-19 Title I Distinguished School. FACTS was rewarded in the High Progress category. This designation was awarded to 158 Title I schools statewide and means that FACTS is among the highest 5% of Title I Schools based on ELA and Math PVAAS growth and met all […]

Principal Pheng Presented at National...

Principal Pheng Presented at National Conference

How does folk arts education impact student learners? This is the question that Principal Pheng addressed at the recent Arts Education Partnership (AEP) national convening in Indianapolis. The US Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Arts formed the AEP as a hub of state education officials, policy makers, arts organizations and educators […]