Academy at Palumbo Newsletter Week of April 29, 2019

Posted on April 28, 2019
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Academy at Palumbo Newsletter

Week of April 29, 2019

Griffin Pride: Nothing Less Than Success!

GENERAL UPDATES AND SCHEDULES
Weekly Updates 

Click here for this week’s schedule and updates

*A previous version of this newsletter incorrectly listed our next Home and School Association meeting for May 2. The meeting will be taking place on May 7*

District Parent Surveys Now Open!
The survey is designed to find out what you think about the Academy at Palumbo. We encourage you to take the survey for each of your children! The District-wide Parent & Guardian Survey is open to parents and guardians of students in Philadelphia public and Charter schools. It closes June 7th. Completion by Parents impacts the School Progress Report for all schools. Our goal is to have over 500 parents complete the survey this year.

Completing the survey earns your student 5 Community Engagement points.  Just take a picture to send to your student to upload in the tracker.

You will need your student’s ID Number to complete the survey

ID Number:  ____________________________

www.philasd.org/parentsurvey

OR through the Parent Portal

SPORTS

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See the online schedule here

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
& CLUBS

Activities and Clubs
Find a list of school clubs & activities offered here.
PALUMBO HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
GENERAL MEETINGS
Open to existing and new members

Tuesday, May 7th

Unless otherwise noted, general meetings are held at the Academy at Palumbo at 6:00 pm.

Follow the Home and School Association on Facebook

Programs and Resources

Summer Programs

Asian Americans United Summer Program
“The AAU Summer Program is seeking high school students passionate about working with children, the community, social issues and becoming a leader to work in our Education for Liberation Program.  The program is a seven-week leadership program for high school youth and a four-week camp program for children (grades 2-9).  A week and a half of intensive training prepares youth staff to run the program for children.”
District of Philadelphia: Summer Programs

STEMcityPHL Internships
College Programs

STEP INTO COLLEGE
“Greetings Parents! The School District of Philadelphia would like to invite you to attend Philadelphia’s Pre-College Conference, STEP INTO COLLEGE.

The Step into College conference is free, and open to all Philadelphia 8th grade and  high school students and families who would like to hear from current college professionals and experts about areas such as college and career planning, the college admission process, how to pay for college, and the college experience.  The event will take place on Saturday, March 9 at 9:00am.”

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Apply for federal student aid & financial preparation for college.

Philadelphia Futures Step Up to College Guide
A college resource for Philadelphia’s high school students and their families.

How America Saves for College 2018
A snapshot of a national study by Sallie Mae.

Black Student Fund
“Since 1964, the Black Student Fund (BSF) has provided financial assistance and support services to Washington, DC metropolitan area African-American students, grades pre-kindergarten to 12, and their families. BSF-assisted students stay in school, graduate high school with distinction and enter college. 70% of these students are from one-parent households. Many are the first generation to progress to higher education.

Established to racially desegregate the independent schools of the National Capital area, the Fund serves as an advocate for all black children and strives to assure that black students and their families have equal access to every educational opportunity.”

College Possible
“College Possible is making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.”

Click here to view a seven-step guide to applying for college.

PhillyCoder Dojo
Learn to code for free at this weekly program. PhillyCoder Dojo equips youth with creative coding and development skills, opening a door of future possibilities for students. Locations and dates are located here.

Mighty Writers
Interested in writing? Mighty Writers runs free daily workshops all across Philadelphia for writing as well as teen programs, mentorships and college prep resources. Visit the online calendar here.

After School Activities Partnerships 
An online directory of hundreds of community-driven after-school activities and resources for Philadelphia youth. Visit the event calendar here.

More Teen Resources

More College Access Resources

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Scholarships and Contests

Summer 2019 Monell Science Apprenticeship Program
MSAP is a great opportunity for high school and college students to get hands on experience in a research setting, with a focus on uplifting those in communities typically underrepresented in the sciences.

Philadelphia School District Scholarship Bank
Find more than 100 scholarship opportunities with deadlines.

Open Education Database: Scholarships for Women

College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.

College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.

If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply. QuestBridge’s college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.”

Master List of Scholarships for Low Income Students
“Think you can’t afford college? Think again. I’m a college student and know what it feels like to be a bit tight, but with scholarships for low income students, you can find ways to afford a higher education!”

The Philadelphia Foundation Scholarships
A comprehensive list of more than fifty scholarships available to high school students.

PhillyGoes2College
“PhillyGoes2College guides students through the process of applying and transitioning to college and other secondary opportunities. Whether you’re going for the first time or coming back as an adult, we’ll help you find the right programs, community resources, and financial supports to be successful.”

Find an online list of national and Philly scholarship opportunities here as well as other resources on the website.

Scholarships for First-Generation College Students
These scholarships are specifically awarded to high school seniors who will be the first in their family to attend college.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Coalition Against Hunger

“Founded in 1996, the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger strives to build a community where all people have the food they need to lead healthy lives. The Coalition connects people with food assistance programs and nutrition education; provides resources to a network of food pantries; and educates the public and policymakers about responsible solutions that prevent people from going hungry.”

Philly Reading Coach
Support literacy for elementary students by becoming a volunteer reading coach.

MANNA
Help prepare meals for individuals with serious illnesses in need by helping cook, bake and prepare meals in the MANNA kitchen.

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
Help serve meals to the homeless during daily lunch and dinner services. Application here.

Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer to help build and repair homes for those in need across Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
Support and care for homeless animals by volunteering at a PAWS adoption center.

Mural Arts Philadelphia
Connect with the Philadelphia community through public art.

TeenLife Philadelphia Volunteer Opportunities
“There are many opportunities for middle and high school students to get involved with community service in Philadelphia. Whether you are interested in the environment, medicine, education, mentoring, sports, community-building, or working with elders, children or animals, there is a volunteer program to fit your schedule. Some volunteer organizations need help during the school year; others are summer programs that might include overnights or travel. All offer teens the chance to discover new interests, friends and skills.”

Cap4Kids Philadelphia Volunteer and Job Opportunities

City Life

Film at Malcolm X: The Bombing of Osage Avenue (Saturday, May 4, 6-9PM @ Malcolm X Park)
Black Lives Matter Philly + CinéSPEAK proudly present Scribe Video Center‘s Louis Massiah’s documentary BOMBING OF OSAGE AVE at historic Malcolm X Park (51st + Pine).

**This event is sponsored in-part through generous grant from Bread & Roses Community Fund**

Philadelphia Fun Guide
“Philadelphia is a great place to be a teen! The city is filled with so many interesting and amazing arts and culture events happening from West Philly to Center City and the suburbs. One of the great perks of being a teenager in Philadelphia is that you get access to several awesome museums with the STAMP pass, for FREE!”

Free Museums in Philadelphia

ACCESS Card
Visit over thirty five local museums, science centers, gardens, historic sites and cultural attractions at a rate of $2 per person. Residents who “monitor their government issued cash, food, or medical benefits with an EBT card” are eligible to become an ACCESS Cardholder. One ACCESS card enables up to four family members attending at the discounted rate.

Indego30 Access Pass
Enjoy biking around Philly? Individuals with an ACCESS card can enjoy unlimited 1-hour trips using Indego bikeshare for $5 per month.

Students at Museums in Philly (STAMP) Pass
Open to all Philadelphia high school students, the STAMP pass offers free admission to Philly museums, attractions and special events. STAMP seeks to increase teen access to Philly’s vibrant art and culture scene.

Free Events at the South Philadelphia Library
An online directory of daily events and resources including career workshops, learning CPR and even jazz concerts.

More Free Things to Do

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Palumbo Newsletter compiled by Michelle Lyu and Justin McDaniel.
For any questions, please contact Justin McDaniel at jmcdan@sas.upenn.edu