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

Thu. Apr. 3: SRC Community Meeting. 5 p.m. Barrett School, 17th & Wharton St. SRC Community Group is sponsoring an "Open Mic" about services for special needs children.

Sat. Apr 5: Philadelphia Spring Cleanup. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Locations citywide. Volunteer in your neighborhood to make our city a more beautiful place. For more information, visit here, or call 215-683-CLEAN.

Sat. Apr. 5: Southwest Philadelphia Turning-it-Around Summit. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. John Bartram High School, 67th & Elmwood St. Presented by the E3 Power Center, this event is designed to educate community members about the high school dropout crisis and enlist their participation in the development of a local response. To register, visit here.

Sun. Apr. 6: First Person World Premier. 9:15 p.m. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Directed by the Notebook’s Benjamin Herold, this documentary follows six Philadelphia high school teens as they face the challenges of graduation and higher education. Presented as part of the Philadelphia Film Festival. Tickets are $10. For information visit here.

Sun. Apr. 6: First Person Benefit Concert. 11 p.m. World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St. Hosted by Lisa Nutter and featuring performances by Ursula Rucker, DJ Dozia, and others. Donations will go towards the First Person Trust Fund and Philadelphia Academics, Inc. Tickets are $5. For information, visit here.

Mon. Apr. 7: Community Engagement Strategic Planning Committee. 3 p.m. 440 N. Broad St., 2nd floor auditorium. Monthly meeting to plan the roll-out of the District’s Strategic Plan to parents and the community. For information, contact jwscott@phila.k12.pa.us.

Mon. Apr. 7: “Eyes on Education” Opening Reception. 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Gallery at Market East, Center Court-Lower Level, 9th & Market. Join Mayor Nutter for the kickoff of this one-week, student photo-documentary exhibit presenting the collaborative work of Youth United for Change and Critical Exposure. The event will focus on school reform and funding. For information, call 215-625-4962.

Wed. Apr. 9: School Reform Commission Meeting. 1 p.m. 440 N. Broad St., 2nd floor auditorium, To register to speak, call 215-400-4040 by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.

Wed. Apr. 9: Secondary Education Blueprint Meeting. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 440 N. Broad St., Room 1075. For information, visit here.

Thu. Apr. 10: Reading in Concert: August Wilson “Still Alive” in the Written Word. 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. The New Freedom Theater, 1346 N. Broad St. Presented by Art Sanctuary, these performances will honor the life and works of Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright August Wilson through selected literary readings. Tickets are $5. For information, visit here. Teachers wishing to register their classes should contact Melissa Talley-Palmer at 215-232-4485.

Sat. Apr. 12: South Philadelphia Turning-it-Around Summit. Time and location TBA. This event is designed to educate community members about the high school dropout crisis and enlist their participation in the development of a local response. To register, visit here.

Sat. Apr. 12: First Person Screening. 4:30 p.m. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Directed by the Notebook’s Benjamin Herold, this documentary follows six Philadelphia high school teens as they face the challenges of graduation and higher education. Presented as part of the Philadelphia Film Festival. Tickets are $10. For information visit here.

Tue. Apr. 15: Title I Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting. 5:30 p.m. 440 N. Broad St. All parents are invited to discuss Title I issues district wide. For information, call 215-400-6443.

Wed. Apr. 16: School Reform Commission Special Budget Hearing. 1 p.m. 440 N. Broad St., 2nd floor auditorium, Meeting to hear public comment on the FY09 budget. To register to speak, call 215-400-4040 by 4:00 p.m. the day before the meeting.

Thu. Apr. 17: Right to Education Task Force April Business Meeting.10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 440 N. Broad St. For information, email info@philadelphialtf.org, or call 215-400-5151.

Thu. Apr. 17 – 20: Annual In-service Training Conference hosted by the National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents. Crowne Plaza, 4100 Presidential Boulevard.Interact with speakers to learn about opportunities to effectively influence the educational environment of children. Varying registration fees. For more information call Nancy Winder, Conference Chairperson, 215-471-5138.

Sat. Apr. 19: Home and School Council’s Site Selection Training. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 440 N. Broad St, Room 1075. For more information, call 215-400-4080.

Mon. Apr. 28: SRC 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.

Mon. Apr. 28: City Council Hearings on District Budget. 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. City Hall, Room 400. Public hearing to discuss additional School District funding. For more information, call 215-686-3410.

Tue. Apr. 29: City Council Hearings & Public Testimony on District Budget. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. City Hall, Room 400. Hearings to be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Public testimony from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. -7 p.m. For more information, call 215-686-3410.

Mon. May 5: Community Engagement Strategic Planning Committee. 3 p.m. 440 N. Broad St., 2nd floor auditorium. Monthly meeting to plan the roll-out of the District’s Strategic Plan to parents and the community. For information, contact jwscott@phila.k12.pa.us.

Tue. May 6: Home and School General Meeting. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 440 N. Broad St., Room 1075. For information, call 215-400-4080.

Wed. May 14: School Reform Commission Meeting. 1 p.m. 400 N. Broad St, 2nd floor auditorium,. To register to speak, call 215-400-4040 by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.

Wed. May 14: Secondary Education Blueprint Meeting. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 440 N. Broad St. Room 1075. For information, visit here.

Thu. May 15: Right to Education Task Force Presents Least Restrictive Environment. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 440 N. Broad St. Hosted by Kay Lipsitz of Parents Involved Network. For information, email info@philadelphialtf.org, or call 215-400-5151.

Sat. May 17: Eastern North Philadelphia Turning-it-Around Summit. Time TBA. St. Boniface Elementary School, 174 Diamond St. Presented by Youth United for Change, this event is designed to educate community members about the high school dropout crisis and enlist their participation in the development of a local response. To register, visit here.

Mon. May 19: SRC Community Meeting. 5 – 8 p.m. 440 N. Broad St, Room 1080. Open to all parents. For more information, call 215-400-5639.

Tue. May 20: Title I Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting. 5:30 p.m. 440 N. Broad St. All parents are invited to discuss Title I issues district wide. For information, call 215-400-6443.

Wed. May 21: School Reform Commission Meeting. 1 p.m. School District Administration Building, 2nd floor auditorium, 400 N. Broad St. To register to speak, call 215-400-4040 by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.

Sat. May 31: Deadline for Kindergarten Registration in all elementary schools. Contact you neighborhood public school for details.

School Calendar

Tue., April 22: Staff only – professional development day

Mon., May 26: Memorial Day – schools, administrative offices closed.

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