Announcements and Upcoming Events
End of School Year Items
Testing of Incoming Kindergarten Students Office of Multilingual Programs 440 N. Broad Street 2nd Floor Portal C Suite 251 Attention: Jessica Fierro
Please do not administer the WAPT to students who have registered for Kindergarten for September 2013. These students will have the opportunity to acquire language over the summer. All Kindergarten students will be given the WAPT in the Fall.
Data Folders for current students must be stored with the pupil pocket. If it fits, please fold it and place it in the pupil pocket. If it does not fit, please fold it and rubber-band it to the pupil pocket.
If you find data folders for students that are no longer at your school, please put your folders in the PONY and send them to:
By now, you should have all received your ACCESS results. If you have not received them, please contact your Multilingual Program Manager ASAP. Please take care of the following:
1. Place a copy of the Teacher Report in the Data Folder before putting the Data Folder in the Pupil Pocket.
2. Send the Parent Report home before the end of the school year.
Principals and school administrators should read and review the following rostering guidelines. Schools are responsible for following these guidelines when rostering ELLs for next school year. Questions or concerns can be addressed to the Multilingual Program Manager.
Multilingual Manager Cheryl Micheau will be hosting the ESOL Teacher Summer Insitute from August 19 through August 22. Prospective participants should email Cheri at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. Spaces are limited.
Penn State Abington is offering English as a Second Language Specialist and Leadership Certificate Program. Please note that this is NOT a tuition reimbursement opportunity.
Also, for your information, Penn State Abington is also offering "Astrobiology for Educators" and "Advanced Placement Summer Institute." These are also not reimbursement opportunities.
The Chester County Intermediate Unit and the Pennsylvania Department of Education will be conducting a PA Migrant Education 2013 Summer Program, a free camp for all Migrant Education students in preschool through 11th grade that honors culture, celebrates diversity, and engages youth in academic enrichment. The program will run from July 2nd to July 28th, 2013.
The Asian Arts Initiative will be conducting a Youth Arts Workshop Monday through Friday July 8th to August 16th, 2013. Students will have the opportunity express themselves through various mediums under the guidance of experienced teaching artists.
Taller Puertorriqueño is looking for students in the ESOL program of the Philadelphia School District who want to improve their English to participate in a 6 week Summer Camp starting July 8th, 2013. For more information please contact Adela at (215) 423-6320
Congreso will be hosting the North Star Summer Camp from July 1st to August 9th. The camp is open to all students who were in Kindergarten through 8th grade during the 2012-2013 school year and will take place at both Potter-Thomas and Robert Clemente School. For more information please call (215) 763 8870 ex. 7211
The Indochinese-American Council will provide a free Summer Camp for 22-30 English Language Learners from July 1st to August 9th. Please contact Matthew Kastelberg at 215-457-0272, ext. 103 for more information.
The Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalitions will provide a free Summer Enrichment Program for 35 ESOL students from age 10-15 currently enrolled at the School District of Philadelphia. This 6-week program will run from July 8th through August 18th. Please contact Davis Rideout at (727) 543-4192 for more information.
Free word-to-word glossaries for PSSA/Keystone Exams
This website has free word-to-word glossaries in over 10 languages that can be downloaded and used by ELLs during Math and Science PSSA as well as the Biology and Algebra Keystone.