On December 12, 2022 teachers and staff of the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School voted to form a union. FACTS employees voted to be represented in collective bargaining by the Alliance of Charter School Employees of the American Federation of Teachers-PA. Below is a message to the staff from Principal Pheng, Teacher Ellen, and Selina […]
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Book Fair – December 6th-9th
What to do in a Pandemic – Advi...
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 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...
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...
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
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...
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 […]
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 […]