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

Sat. July 19. Annual Children and Youth Health Festival. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Prince Hall Masonic Temple. 4301 N. Broad St. Annual festival featuring music, games, free snacks, beverages and rides. There will also be representatives from various health organization providing free health screenings, checkups and information. For information, call Donald Jones at 267-847-0028.

Mon. Aug. 11 – Wed. Aug. 13. English as a Second Language Conference. Harrisburg, PA. Multiple Cultures, Multiple Voices: Preparing Diverse Learners in the Era of Globalization. Sponsered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Center for Schools and Communities. For information, call 717-763-1661.

Wed. Aug. 13: 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.

Mon. Aug. 18 – Wed. Aug. 20. Title 1 Statewide Parent Conference. Seven Springs Conference Center. Champion, PA. The Annual Parent Conference is designed for parents of school-aged children and staff who work with parents in education programs. The conference includes keynote speakers, more than 40 individual workshops, award winning childcare, and networking opportunities. To register or for information, call 1-800-942-8035.

Wed. Aug. 20: 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.

Mon. Sep. 1. Annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade & Festival. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. Join the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and others in a march to Penn’s Landing and a day of food, games, rides, and entertainment. For information, call 215-928-8801.

Ongoing: For a complete listing of Philadelphia Youth Summer Programs, visit here.

Ongoing: United Way “Stuff the Bus” Project running through July 27. Donate school supplies for the upcoming school year. Dropoff locations can be found here. Call Janet Ryder at 215-665-2617 for volunteer information.

School Calendar

Aug. 1 – 29: Local middle school and high school registration. Contact your neighborhood public school for details.

Aug. 18 – 29: Local elementary and kindergarten registration. Contact your neighborhood public school for details.

Thu. Sep. 4: First day of school, grades 1 – 12.

Thu. Sep. 11: First day of school for kindergarten, pre-kindergarten Head Start and Bright Futures students.

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