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Weekly Newsletter #51

Published on Friday, October 28th

Behind the scenes ūüďł Meet the newest members of science class! ūüźĘ

What We’re…

ūüéČ Celebrating:¬†An awesome Opportunity Expo yesterday. Ask your student about our guest speakers.

ūüďĒReading:¬†Winning The Green New Deal: Why We Must, How We Can¬†(Grades 9 – 12) as part of the Free Library‚Äôs Teen Author series.

ūüĆ≥Sharing:¬†Your favorite dish at our upcoming Family Gathering on November 14.¬†Please sign up to bring a dish.

November 14 Potluck Sign Up

Click HERE to bring a dish to the November Community Gathering.

ASSET is for Everyone!

We encourage all students to take advantage of After-School support offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to catch up on assignments, especially with only a few weeks left in the first quarter! Seniors can also utilize this time for work on SAT review, college essays and applications. Please encourage your students to join us.

Community Bulletin Board Update

We will be changing the Community Bulletin Board before the potluck on November 14. The new theme is ‚Äúthe winter holidays.‚Ä̬†Please¬†email Jena¬†a photo a favorite holiday photo of your student at any age, any winter holiday by November 4.

Upcoming! Dia de Los Muertos Cultural Excursion

On Tuesday, November 1, students will celebrate the Dia de Los Muertos holiday with lunch at Cantina La Martina and an art project at the We Love Philly Youth Volunteer Corps recycling center next door. More Details HERE.

To cover the cost of lunch, students should bring in $15 cash to Sydnie by Friday, October 27. If you would like to give your child permission to be dismissed from the recycling center around 3:10pm, please email Sydnie with permission.

Sign up! Student-led Parent/Advisor Conferences (In-Person)

Thursday, November 3, Friday, November 4 and Monday, November 7th from 3:30-6:00 pm. Click HERE to sign up.

Looking Ahead! Upcoming Fieldwork

11/4: Kelly Writers House: We will collaborate with the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania to learn skills related to making of Zines. Zines are a combination of literary and art magazines and cultural newspapers, and Kelly Writers House has a Zine library. The workshop will be run by their Zine Librarian. In English class, students have been creating a variety of stories, and their stories and original artwork will be featured in the Zines. Zines will also be a format option for the Fieldwork presentations students will do at the end of each quarter. Fieldwork will happen on Friday (the first week of November) instead of our regularly scheduled Thursday to accommodate the schedules of our workshop leaders.

11/7: Parkway Central Library. As part of their introduction to the Building Philadelphia fieldwork theme, and as an extension of History and Science, students will engage in enrichment on conducting research and learning about resources available to them at the Parkway Central Library.

Students in Environmental Science dissected owl pellets to see what the owl ate and thus what other animals lived in that ecosystem. Next step is to create a food web.

Wellness and art making around representation at One Art. This is a final part of our Exploratory Fieldwork quarter, focused on getting to know each other and our community.

National College Fair THIS Sunday
Seniors are encouraged to attend the National College Fair this Sunday, October 30th at the Philadelphia Convention Center (12th & Arch) from 11am to 3pm. Seniors pre-registered in class, though we understand some won’t be able to attend because of their work schedules. What you need to know for In-Person fairs.

Three suggestions:

  1. Look for four to six specific colleges of interest. Find their booth number on the fair website before you arrive to help you navigate this huge event.

  2. Be ready with a smile and one or two questions to meet the representative for Philadelphia.This will often be the person who reads your application. Make a great first impression! Get their business card, and send a nice to meet you thank you note on Revolution stationery next week at school.

  3. Arrive to the event with patience – there are often lines at popular colleges.

Representatives from two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the Philadelphia National College Fair.

Resource of the Week
College Essay Guy Family Handbook to College Admissions covers the basics of the admissions process.

  • Friday, October 28:¬†Quarter 1-Half Day for Students (Faculty report writing)
  • Wednesday, November 2:¬†Quarter 1-Progress Reports
  • Thursday, November 3,¬†Friday, November 4 and Monday, November 7:¬†from¬†3:30 – 6:00 PM, Student-led Parent Conferences (Click¬†HERE¬†to sign up)
  • Monday, November 14:¬†Community Meeting/Potluck Gathering, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Revolution School
  • Wednesday, November 23 – Monday, November 28:¬†School Closed: Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 5:¬†Community Meeting/Potluck Gathering, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Revolution School
  • Saturday, December 17 – Monday, January 2:¬†School Closed: Winter Break
  • Tuesday, January 3:¬†Classes Resume

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