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Weekly Newsletter #52

Published on Friday, November 4th

Behind the Scenes 📸 Celebrating Dia de los Muertos in Love Park

What We’re…

👍 Planning: On Tuesday, November 8th, 2:45 – 4:00 PM in partnership with Motivos, we will host a Special Writing Workshop, Escribe con Exito! Write Your Way to College at Revolution School. We will share a toolkit of tips and templates to help you write a winning college essay. Please encourage your student to stay and take advantage of this exciting opportunity. Snacks will be provided.

🎉 Celebrating: Community with delicious food and wonderful company on 11/14. Potluck Signup! Click HERE to bring a dish to the November Community Gathering!

🌳 Sharing: Pennsylvania Invention Convention: Creativity, critical thinking, innovation, teamwork, and communication skills are recognized as the skills that prepare students for increasingly complex school, work, and life environments. The Pennsylvania Invention Convention gives students recognition for creating inventions to solve real world problems. Cash prizes!

November 14 Potluck Sign Up

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

Community Bulletin Board Update

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

Looking Ahead! Upcoming Fieldwork

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.

Opportunity EXPO! Eight community partners joined us at Revolution School last week to help introduce next quarter’s Field Work theme: “Building Philadelphia.” Representatives from the City Planning Commission, Real Estate, Building, Architecture and the Arts shared their personal stories, how they are connected to Philadelphia’s development, what challenges they are facing, and opportunities available for the students to connect.

  • Jim Curry: Owner of Owner’s Rep
  • Martine DeCamp: Deputy Director of City Planning
  • Gregory Waldman: City Planning Department
  • Caitlin Deutsch: Director of Program at Fleisher Art Memorial
  • Eric Diaz: Founder of LareDiaz
  • Molly Furlong: Uncommon Individual Foundation
  • Sarah Huffman: Report for America and Technical.Ly
  • Alex Robles: Shift Capital

$ Art Project $ School becomes real when there’s real money to invest. School becomes real when there is real money to invest. Students in art class are designing a group project that has “real expenses” and “real seed money.” More details about this exciting project are to come! 

Science Fair: Students have been hard at work developing scientific lab experiments related to questions they want to explore in preparation for the RVTN School Science Fair as well as either the DVSF or Carver Science Fairs. The diversity of their projects spans from consumer science, social science, and animal behavior to bacteria and germs. Some of the animal behavior labs included Red-eared slider turtles and their socialization, where common colored parakeets show handedness (left or right handed) and if fancy mice (must muscula) will better thrive with an all fruit/ grain diet vs an all protein diet.

  • 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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