Recent Events

Here are some great recent events. Get a recap. Discover ways you can give ongoing support to schools and students.

Join Us For The 9th Annual Back 2 School Event

Welcome friends and families!

It’s Back-to-School season! We hope you’re excited for the start of a new school year. We anticipate that many families will be busy preparing their students for the upcoming academic year. Here in the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE), we strive to ease the process for you through our comprehensive Back-to-School site.

Here you’ll find the resources that you need to prepare for classes. We have all of the updates on school opening and procedures. We also have information about the FACE Office’s Back-to-School event, school registrations, and school supplies. You have access to everything you need to have a great school year!

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This forum is for Principals, Assistant Principals, Home and School Associations, School Advisory Councils, “Friends of...”, school partners and other interested parties.

Learn about the intricacies and challenges of fundraising for and constructing school playgrounds, Q & A with community partners and SDP staff who successfully collab- orated on playgrounds, and get tips on school greenscapes*, including what can be done and how to begin. 

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Success! Burger Brawl 2016 Supporters


Burger Brawl 2016 - held on June 26 this year - was a great success, thanks to its many supporters!

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Thank you to our 2016 Kenney MVP Inaugural Supporters!

In January 2016, we welcomed a new mayor and a new group of supporters!

Thank you, Mayor Kenney, and all those who supported the Fund and public education through our inaugural MVP celebration!

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The Right Books Campaign kicks off!

Across the city, many classrooms lack what Alison Walters has cobbled together from 10-cent yard sales, book-club deals, and the proceeds of side jobs she works "to support my teaching habit": a colorful, voluminous classroom library.  City and school officials want to change that.

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