This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
Tue. Oct. 7. Philadelphia Home and School Council General Meeting. 6-8 p.m. 440 N. Broad St. Rm. 1075. Superintendent Arlene Ackerman speaks. For information, call 215-400-4080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed. Oct. 8. School Reform Commission Planning Meeting. 2 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, 440 N. Broad St. To register to speak, call 215-400-4040 by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.
Wed. Oct. 8. October as Parent Involvement Month. 10 a.m. Capital Rotunda, Harrisburg. Governor Rendell’s proclamation of October as Parent Involvement Month is presented. For information, contact Karen Shanoski at 717-763-1661 x139.
Thu. Oct. 9. ACT Fall Educator Workshop at UPenn. Part of the ACT workshop series for teachers and other school faculty. The ACT is a standardized test often taken alongside or in lieu of the SAT. To register for a workshop, visit ACT online. For general information, call 319-337-1000.
Fri. Oct. 10. Philadelphia HUNE 10th Anniversary. 6-10 p.m. El Concilio, 705-09 N. Franklin St. The organization celebrates ten years of fighting for Hispanic and Latino special needs children in Philadelphia schools. Tickets start at $10. For information, call 215-425-6203 or visit HUNE online.
Wed. Oct. 15. School Reform Commission Planning Meeting. 2 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, 440 N. Broad St. To register to speak, call 215-400-4040 by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.
Wed. Oct. 15. English Language Learners’ Access to and Attainment in Post-Secondary Education. 3:30 p.m. Temple University, Ritter Hall Rm. 309, 13th St. at Montgomery Ave. Part of Temple’s College of Education Colloquium Series. For information, contact Jennifer Cromley at 215-204-8094 or email@example.com.
Wed. Oct. 15. Art Sanctuary Teachers’ Workshop: “A Shepherd Among Us.” 4 p.m. 1801 W. Diamond St. Grammy-nominated composer Hannibal Lokumbe speaks on composing a choral work. To register, contact Melissa Talley-Palmer at 215-232-4485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thu. Oct. 16. Bread & Roses 2008 Tribute to Change. 5:30-8:30 p.m. University of the Arts, Hamilton Hall, 320 S. Broad St. The group’s annual event to celebrate community efforts toward social justice and change. For information, call 215-731-1107 or purchase tickets online.
Thu. Oct. 16. 2008 Food Stamp Forum: Bigger Benefits, Expanded Eligibility. 9 a.m.-noon. United Way Building. Ben Franklin Parkway at 17th St. Program is aimed at all who serve the public or want to alleviate hunger in the community. To register, call 215-430-0555 or email email@example.com.
Thu. Oct. 16. Right to Education Task Force meeting. 10 a.m. Ramonita Rivera Bldg., 2603 N. 5th St., 5th flr. For information, call 215-400-5151.
Thu. Oct. 16. Panel Discussion on Race and Class. 5-8 p.m. Federal Reserve Bank, 7th & Arch St. Join the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition for a discussion of how race and class issues have evolved in America since 1969. RSVP by October 10. Call 215-851-1716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. Oct. 18. First Annual Philadelphia Children’s Health – Lead Awareness Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Temple Health Campus Faculty Student Center, 3340 N. Broad St. (Broad & Ontario). Education, on-site testing, and other support services regarding lead, health, and safety. For information, contact Demian Ellis at 215-812-2088 or email@example.com.
Sat. Oct. 18. Fourth Annual Youth Regional Dance Festival presented by ContempraDance Theatre. 4:30 p.m. The Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. Young dancers from across the nation showcase dance styles from hip-hop to ballet to Irish folk. $20 admission fee. To reserve tickets, call 610-225-3007.
Sat. Oct. 18. Philadelphia Cares Day. 8:30 a.m. Mann Center for the Performing Arts. 5201 Parkside Ave. Volunteer-a-thon in more than 100 schools. Register as an individual or with a group online. For information, call 215-564-4544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon. Oct. 20. Title I Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting. 5:30 p.m. 440 N. Broad St., Sheppard Rm. All parents are invited to discuss Title I issues districtwide. For information, call 215-400-6443.
Sat. Oct. 25. College Board Fall Counselor Workshop & AP Workshop. Germantown High School. The College Board is holding a series of these workshops at sites across the country to support both professional staff and students. To register for a workshop or for information, call 800-787-7477 x2 or visit College Board online.
Sat. Oct. 25. Schooling Ourselves: Hip Hop Curriculum Teachers’ Workshop 9:30 a.m.-noon. 1801 W. Diamond St. Art Sanctuary’s hip hop curator, H. Bernard Hall, talks about hip hop curriculum. To reserve a space, call 215-925-2800 x140 or email email@example.com.
Sat. Oct. 25. African American Male Academic Success, Part II. 8:30 a.m. Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue Hotel, 4200 City Ave. Urban Education Fund conference includes a documentary screening, discussion, and series of speakers. Register here by October 15th. For information, call 215-877-4950 or visit the Urban Education Fund online.
Mon. Oct. 27: SRC Parent-Community Meeting. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 440 N. Broad St, Room 1080. Open to all parents. For more information, call 215-400-5639 or email Arenda Bethel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tue. Oct. 28. ACT Fall Educator Workshop at Arcadia University. Part of the ACT workshop series for teachers and other school faculty. To register for a workshop, visit ACT online. For general information call 319-337-1000.
Thu. Oct. 30. Philadelphia Student Union’s Student Summit 2008. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rodeph Shalom Synagogue, 615 N. Broad St. (Broad & Green). Free educational workshop on the future of Philadelphia’s public schools and an opportunity for students to get involved. For information, call PSU at 215-471-5970 or email email@example.com. To obtain a permission slip, visit PSU online.
Thu. Oct. 9. Yom Kippur. School closed.
Mon. Oct. 13. Columbus Day. School closed.
Wed. Oct. 22. Half Day. School closed in the afternoon.