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District back-to-school event is Friday

By thenotebook on Aug 12, 2015 03:19 PM

The School District on Friday is hosting its annual back-to-school expo to help students and their families prepare for the upcoming school year.

The event, being held this year at the School of the Future on Parkside Avenue in West Philadelphia, features information sessions as well as giveaways of backpacks, books, and sneakers, among other items. Activities run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer activities for kids and families | Week of Aug. 10

By Greg Windle on Aug 10, 2015 04:17 PM

Families looking for affordable kids' activities in Philadelphia have a lot to be excited about this week. The Oval is hosting events nearly every day, and there will be outdoor music festivals all week, culminating in the Indian and Caribbean festivals at Penn’s Landing this weekend. The city also has free movie screenings, art classes, and biking and soccer lessons.


The Lillian Marrero Branch of the Free Library is hosting a free Graphic Novels and Comics discussion group for kids ages 12-17 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The group will also have an opportunity to draw with supplies provided by the library. The branch is at 601 W. Lehigh Ave.

Summer activities for kids and families | Week of Aug. 3

By Michaela Ward on Aug 3, 2015 11:24 AM


Don't let the torrid heat keep you from enjoying all the family-friendly activities Philadelphia has to offer this week. Some highlights include the Peddler’s Village Peach Festival, outdoor movie nights, and lots of chances to get kids involved in arts, science, and movement activities for little or no cost.

Summer activities for kids and families | Week of July 27

By the Notebook on Jul 28, 2015 01:14 PM


Come to World Cafe Live to give kids a chance to see other kids’ talent in action at the School of Rock AllStars performance. The show is made up of young music students who have performed multiple concerts and who their school plugs as “simply some of the best young musicians in the country.” The show starts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday night in Gorgas Park is filled with fun for kids. First, there’s a kid-friendly concert by Philly band The Plants. Then, at 7 p.m. snacks and activities will be available while kids wait for the sun to go down and the screening of Big Hero 6 to begin.

Summer activities for kids and families | Week of July 20

By Greg Windle on Jul 20, 2015 09:52 AM

Looking for affordable summer activities for kids in Philadelphia? Here’s a great list of upcoming activities this week – free museum trips, outdoor movie screenings, music festivals, and more.

Summer activities for kids and families | Week of July 12

By Samantha Weiss on Jul 13, 2015 10:09 AM


Finding fun and inexpensive ways to spend the summer doesn’t have to be a hassle. Family-friendly events and activities that can keep kids active and mentally stimulated are happening all around Philadelphia.

Summer activities for kids and families | Week of July 6

By Michaela Ward on Jul 6, 2015 11:03 AM

Across the city, there are lots of ways to keep kids learning over the summer. To save parents the constant scramble of looking for fun, educational activities for their children, we're compiling a weekly list of free and low-cost activities and programs that will have parents relieved to know their kids can be physically active and intellectually engaged even while school is out. 

Event offers a frank talk on how city officials can help solve District problems

By Camden Copeland on Apr 3, 2015 09:14 AM

A panel of longtime Philadelphia public school supporters will be speaking next week about the problems facing the District and what the 2015 mayor and City Council candidates can do to solve them.

SRC meeting tonight: Hite to present Action Plan 3.0

By the Notebook on Mar 19, 2015 03:00 PM

Don't forget, there's a School Reform Commission meeting tonight. Superintendent William Hite will be presenting Action Plan 3.0, his newest transformation blueprint for the District. It's an action meeting, so the SRC will be voting on resolutions. You can find a draft of them here. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. To view it live, head over to PSTV's live stream

Seminar to help girls bound for college and womanhood

By Shannon Nolan on Jan 13, 2015 01:16 PM

A goal-planning seminar for high school females transitioning to college this year will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St., in Philadelphia.

Phenomenally U: Girl! Get Your Goals Right in 2015” was created to help college-bound women make a smooth transition from high school. Lacey C. Clark, author of Phenomenally U: A Young Woman’s Guide to Being Safe, Smart, and Successful in College, will host the event, providing strategies, encouragement and “practical” support.

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