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This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Feb 9: Home and School Budget Training. 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 440 N. Broad St., Room 1075 and 1080. Budget process and parents’ rights training for Home & School members (first of two trainings). Food and drinks will be provided. Call 215-400-6650 to register.

Feb. 9: Faith-Based Partnership Training. 10 a.m. – noon. 440 N. Broad St., 2nd floor auditorium. For information, contact jwscott@phila.k12.pa.us.

Feb. 9: Imhotep Institute Charter School Tenth Anniversary Celebration. Hilton Hotel, City Line Ave. Celebration of “A Decade of Imhotepian Excellence.” For tickets and more information, call 215-438-4140, ext. 108 or 106.

Feb. 12: Regional Budget Meeting. 6 p.m. Leeds Middle School (Northwest Region). The District is hosting community meetings in each of the regions to share information and increase understanding of the fiscal year 2009 budget process, as well as to inspire parents to advocate for more funding for Philadelphia’s public schools. For information, call 215-400-4040.

Feb. 13: Regional Budget Meeting. 7 p.m. South Philadelphia High School (South Region). See Feb. 12 listing.

Feb. 13: Community Forum: Life is a Box/Growing Up Absurd, featuring Bob Kay. 7:30 p.m. Molly’s Bookstore, 1010 S. 9th St. Psychiatrist Robert Kay will conduct an open forum about how children respond to authority and how to enhance their innate potential in the face of societal pressures to perform and conform. Admission is free.For information, call 215-923-3367 or email molly@mollysbooks.com.

Feb. 16: Amongst Men Midyear School Conference and Information Summit. 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ben Franklin H.S., 550 N. Broad St. Workshops to encourage male students in grades 4-12 and their parents/guardians to develop skills in the effective use of all available educational resources. Registration required: call 215-553-8199 or email info@amongstmen.com.

Feb. 19: Title 1 Parent Advisory Committee. 5:30 p.m. 440 N. Broad St. All parents are invited to discuss Title I issues districtwide. Call 215-400-6443 to confirm attendance or get more information.

Feb. 19: Healthy foods meeting. 4 p.m. Food Trust, 1 Penn Center, 1607 JFK, 9th floor. Work on bringing a healthy foods initiative to the School District. For information: 215-575-0444.

Feb 19: Regional Budget Meeting. 6 p.m. Martin Luther King High School (EMO Region). See Feb. 12 listing.

Feb 20: School Reform Commission Meeting. 1 p.m. School District Administration Building, 2nd floor auditorium, 440 N. Broad St. To register to speak, call 215-400-4040 by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.

Feb. 21: Right To Education Task Force presents Dispute Resolution. 10 a.m – noon. ARC of Philadelphia, 2350 W. Westmoreland St. Learn how to resolve issues about your child’s special education issues legally, when all other methods of communication fail. For information, call 215-400-5151.

Feb. 21: Regional Budget Meeting. 7 p.m. Northeast High School (Northeast Region). See Feb. 12 listing.

Feb. 22: Annual PA Budget Briefing, with Budget Secretary Michael Masch and Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle Richman. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. United Way of SEPA, 7 Ben Franklin Pkwy. Must register to attend at gerri@uwsepa.org.

Feb. 23: Home and School Budget Training. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 440 North Broad St., Rooms 1075 & 1080. Budget process and parents’ rights training for Home & School members (second of two trainings). Call 215-400-6650 to register.

Feb. 25: SRC Community Meeting with Lynn Abraham from the District Attorney’s Office. 5 – 8 p.m. 440 N. Broad St, Room 1080. Open to all parents. For more information, call 215-400-5639.

Feb. 27: School Reform Commission Meeting. 1 p.m. School District Administration Building, 2nd floor auditorium, 440 N. Broad St. To register to speak, call 215-400-4040 by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.

Mar. 4: Philadelphia Home & School Council General Membership Meeting. 6 p.m. 440 N. Broad St., Room 1075. Monthly meeting of the citywide association of Home & School groups, open to all District parents and staff. For information, call 215-400-4080 or email gwade@phila.k12.pa.us.

Mar. 11: Title 1 Parent Advisory Committee. 5:30 p.m. 440 N. Broad St. All parents are invited to discuss Title I issues districtwide. Call 215-400-6443 to confirm attendance or get more information.

Mar. 12: School Reform Commission Meeting. 1 p.m. School District Administration Building, 2nd floor auditorium, 440 N. Broad St. To register to speak, call 215-400-4040 by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.

Mar. 19: School Reform Commission Meeting. 1 p.m. School District Administration Building, 2nd floor auditorium, 440 N. Broad St. To register to speak, call 215-400-4040 by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.

Mar. 24: SRC-Parent-Community Meeting. 5 – 8 p.m. 440 N. Broad St. Open to all parents. Parents discuss key issues, then meet with representatives of School Reform Commission. For more information, call 215-400-5639.

School Calendar

Feb. 18: Presidents’ Day, schools and administrative offices closed.

Mar. 17 – Mar. 21: Spring recess – schools closed.

Every Thursday: Talk radio program “School Days” with Sandra Dungee Glenn, School Reform Commission chair. 12 – 1 p.m. WURD 900 AM.

Ongoing: Art Sanctuary’s North Stars After School Program, 4:30 – 7 p.m., Mondays – Thursdays, Church of the Advocate, 1801 W. Diamond St. Free program for teens 13-18 years old, with poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, modern and African dance, African drumming, music (singing and instrumental), and video production. For information, call 215-232-4485 or email mpalmer@artsanctuary.org.

Ongoing: Check your local school’s budget history online. The District has posted a four-year history of school budgets as well as a summary for each school at www.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/cfo.

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