FoCA and CA's HSA will partner to host a back to school "block party" on the Schoolyard. There will be a basketball tournament as well as other activities for littles with help from Playworks!!! Food trucks and treats will be offered in the parking lot area.
Help Arthur students get their very first job! Arthur will hold a community mixer on June 15th from3:30- 5pm at the Arthur School library. You'll get to chat with students about your career and give them some feedback on their resume. If interested, contact club leader Gina Cappelletti firstname.lastname@example.org
After such a successful outdoor cleanup of the Marian Anderson Rec Center, it would be amazing to see another great turnout for an indoor clean up! The wonderful Friends of Chester Arthur have signed on as a partner for this clean up and will be helping to provide volunteers and other needs.
Please join us at 10am on Monday, January 16, for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. We will be tackling things like common use rooms, bathrooms, and hallways. Cleaning supplies will be provided, as well as pizza for lunch. Children are very much welcome.
We also expect to be accepting delivery of our Read by 4th Book Nook provided by the program and the Free Library of Philadelphia. This is an exciting new addition to the rec center and more info will be provided.
There will also be a coordinated effort to make Get Well Cards for the patients of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. A table and art supplies will be set up and monitored by a parent and a grandparent or two, and any children (or adults) can work on their art to cheer up the children at this hospital.
We will also arrange a tour of the new baseball facilities with Coach Steve if you haven't seen them yet.
As with the last volunteer effort, this is a great way to get to know the center, what it offers, its potential, and your neighbors.
Join fellow Little FoCA Parents for a fun (adults only) night at PepBowl!
November 11th from 8pm - 10pm. Registration Closes November 1st - so hurry and lock your spot in now. We have reserved the entire alley - pending registration.
Costs: $16 to bowl all night. Not into bowling...that is cool too! No cost to tag along.
BYOF&B - Thats right...Food, Beer & Wine welcome. Bring snacks to share and beverages of your choice!
Any excess proceeds beyond venue rental costs will be donated to FoCA.
Come run, cheer or just bring the kids to enjoy all the fun things FoCA has organized in the Fan Zone! We will have crafts and games to keep the kids busy. We will also have a cheer station with posters and markers to make fun signs to encourage those running. Kids 6 and under can be part of the race too by running in the Spooky Sprint.
Come meet your neighbors after work at Julian Abele. We'll bring chalk and bubbles, you BYO picnic dinner and whatever other toys your kid(s) would like to play with!
Members of FoCA and current Arthur parents will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about your neighborhood school. For more information or to share the event with friends, click here.
Come hear about The Arthur Schoolyard, an innovative project that will center on creating an active inquiry-driven learning space for Arthur students and a space where both students and members of the larger community can gather and engage in structured and unstructured play and feel more connected with our neighborhood school. Construction will begin in late June and run through October 2016.
Run through Southwest Center City—costumes encouraged! This year we’re featuring a Spooky Sprint kids run at 10 a.m. All proceeds go to FoCA to support programming at Chester A. Arthur. Sign up now through Labor Day using the promo code Foca2015 for $10 off registration.
Get to know your neighbors and Principal Kim Newman, share your ideas, and see how you can get involved! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the great things happening at Chester Arthur.
Join us for Arthur's Back to School Night for the 2015/2016 school year.
FoCA has hosted two kindergarten playdates over the summer for the upcoming kindergarten class of 2015. Students and their families were able to meet each other and families of students who just graduated from kindergarten at Arthur so that they could share their experiences. Everyone is very excited about the upcoming school year and can’t wait to become a part of the Arthur school family.
Arthur's first open house of the year. Future Open Houses will be held the first Thursday of every month.
Friends of Chester Arthur’s Night Out is a chance for parents, teachers and community members to gather, socialize and support local Philadelphia public education. Proceeds from a silent auction will benefit FoCA and the Playworks Program at Chester Arthur School.
Boo! Friday October 31st, the 2000 block of St. Albans is hosting their annual kids under 5 Halloween block party 4-7pm. Older siblings welcomed! Its a fun safe place for little ones to roam freely in their costumes on halloween night. Meet lots of young families in the neighborhood. Its a great time. Bring your basket of candy and your beverage of choice. Hope to see you all there!!!
For everyone interested (those who responded to me and who haven't yet), I have some details regarding our Grant Writing Workshop.
When: June 22 from 1-3pm
Where: SOSNA Office (1901 Christian Street)
What to bring: A laptop, if possible. We have created a google document with materials everyone will need to access to being to work on grant opportunities
The meeting should take approximately 2 hours. We will start with a quick overview of some funding needs, and some recent funding we've received, including going over past applications. Then we will get into the details of how to prepare a grant application.
If you are able to make it, please let me know so that we know how many to prepare for.
We're having a block party! FoCA and SOSNA are partnering on a half savory- food trucks, half sweet-local desserts from neighborhood restaurants and home bakers, block party. Come check out the kids activities, enjoy some beer, take your chance on a giant 50/50 raffle, meet teachers and staff from Chester Arthur, hang out with your neighbors and more! All proceeds go to benefit FoCA and SOSNA
Save the date and line up your babysitter for FoCA’s first grown-ups only fundraising event! Tickets are limited and go on sale now, so don’t miss out on this great event. Your ticket includes two hours of open bar, a silent auction and more! Cost is $35 in advance and $45 at the door, and all proceeds go to benefit STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education at Chester Arthur.