PHA FAMILY CENTRAL

LET'S PREPARE FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Brought to you by PHA's FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TEAM of Familes, Teachers & Staff

Email ipaik@phacs.org to get involved

WATCH HOW TO USE MY SCHOOL BUCKS TO ORDER SCHOOL MEALS NOW!

WATCH HOW TO LOGIN TO YOUR CHROMEBOOK NOW! GRADES 4-12

ALL FAMILIES should fill out their Free & Reduced Meals Form! CLICK HERE It gets us MORE FUNDING FOR OUR KIDS' EDUCATION! It helps ALL of us! They affect the amount of federal financial support that PHA receives which means more funding opportunities to support our children's education, as well as increasing the school meals we can provide our kids. Right now about 55% of us have turned them in, but we want to get up to 90%. No matter where we are from, ALL families in the United States have the same right to apply for and receive free & reduced priced school meals, and submitting this form is not deemed a public charge. The form does not affect citizenship status.

THIS WEEK's FAMILY CHECKLIST

  1. Grades K-8 Families: Check out STEAM Saturday opportunities by CLICKING HERE.

  2. Having trouble ordering school meals? Come to Franklin Campus (17 Franklin St, Somerville) on Monday or Wednesday 12 - 4 PM for in-person help logging in. Bring your PowerSchool Username & Password.

  3. CLICK HERE for Wellness Tips from Alyssa Penney PHA's new K-6 psychologist.

  4. CLICK HERE to watch the first FAMILY TECH Workshop TODAY to get ready for the 1st week of school!

  5. CLICK HERE to read campus WELCOME letters from your Principals!

  6. Click on your campus under the HOME tab at the top of this page and read about the START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR!

  7. CLICK HERE to indicate your language preference for school communication.

  8. Make sure the school has the correct email & phone number for you

mark your calendars

Click below to open up the full list

Hybrid Start Date chart updated

TECH CAMP IS COMING soon!

WATCH FAMILY TECH TALK HERE (click here)

INTERACTIVE SLIDES HERE (CLICK HERE)

Grades K-12: CLEVER and PowerSchool for attendance & report cards (for Grades 7-12 assignments & progress)

Grades K-3: SeeSaw for family-school communication and school work & Clever to login to all class tools

Grades 4-12: Remind for family-school communication & Google Classroom and CLEVER school work

Email FamilyTech@phacs.org with your questions.

Y@PHA ALL DAY for Grade K-6 Families

The Y@PHA Program will open for FULL DAYS - Monday through Friday, 7:55 AM - 4:05 PM until schools start hybrid learning. Registration is open now. The program will be located at the Webster Early Childhood Campus, 15 Webster Avenue in Somerville. Click here to learn more.

Tips for getting kids used to wearing masks:

https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-help-students-get-used-masks

CONTACT YOUR CAMPUS FAMILY LEADERS

Contact us ANY TIME by clicking on our names:

Marie Jose Alphonse, Campus Family Ambassador, Early Childhood Webster (Gr. K-3)

In Paik, Upper Elementary Franklin (Gr. 4-6)

Natacha Theodore, Campus Family Ambassador, Middle School (Gr. 7-8)

Julie Esteban, Campus Family Ambassador, High School & Collegiate Institute (Gr. 9-12)

Anne Baldwin Beckmann, Family Advisory Board, High School & Collegiate Institute (Gr. 7-12)

KNOW YOUR CURRICULUM

Even before the school year starts, we can see what our kids will be learning this school year for Grades K-6

Click here for Reading/Literacy (Grades 3-6) (EL)

Click here for Math (EngageNY)

Click here for Science (Amplify Science)

CONTACT YOUR FAMILY LIAISON

PHA supports multilingual families and has Family Liaisons on staff to ensure families can communicate clearly and freely with the school.

Mercedes Escorihuela, Spanish Family Liaison

Laura Ottoni, Portuguese Family Liaison

PHA's SOCIALLY DISTANT LIBRARY IS OPEN!

More information on the SDL is coming soon from the amazing Laura Soares ! Drop off your library books from March 2020 at Upper Elementary Campus (17 Franklin St, Somerville) Mondays or Wednesdays between 12-2 PM.

WEEKLY PARENT & FAMILY FAB HOURS

EVERY WEDNESDAY from 5:30-6:30 PM, all families (K-12) are welcome to catch up & check in on what's happening inside & outside of the classroom. FAB stands for Family Advisory Board. Join the Zoom meeting by clicking:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/354383475?pwd=d2FaQ3FLS1djSlJ5RkU1Mmt1NHQ2dz09

Text 646.209.6644 if you need help logging on.

Ask your high schoolers to click on the link from Rachel Freedline, Expanded Learning Manager, to see all of the opportunities rolling in already!

IMPORTANT INFO LIBRARY

Watch & listen to each campus' FAMILY FORUM to prepare for the new school year

Copy of Fall STEAM Saturday @ Home Promo Slide for EC

STEAM SATURDAY INFO for Grades K-8 Students

Watch our video on How to Submit Our Free & Reduced Priced School Meal Forms

EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY FORUM

UPPER ELEMENTARY FAMILY FORUM

VIDEO LIBRARY

Family Tech Camp: Introduction

CLICK HERE for slides

Mira nuestro video sobre cómo traducir videos de YouTube usando subtítulos

Watch our video on How to Translate Videos on YouTube Using Captions

International Night 2020

ABOUT US

Our family community is strong, kind, and talented - like our students. We are made up of about 780 families representing 1100 PHA students. About 250 families have more than one child going to PHA, so over half of our students have siblings at PHA. While one third of us live in Somerville and about 12% of us live in Cambridge, we come to PHA from 47 cities and towns in Massachusetts from as far south as Fall River and as far north as Haverhill. We speak over 25 languages at home with our most common being Haitian Creole, followed by Portuguese, Spanish, Nepali, Amharic and Arabic. This just scratches the surface of who we are, but get to know us better by reaching out to any of our FAB family leaders.

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School forms

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