F. Amedee Bregy K-8

Shakeera Warthen

1700 Bigler Street
Philadelphia PA 19145
Phone: 215-952-6218

Alive with Bregy Pride!

F. Amedee Bregy

Message from the Principal





TELEPHONE (215) 952-6218 



SHAKEERA WARTHEN                           


 September 7, 2016 


Dear Parents/Guardians:


 It is with great pleasure and pride that I say welcome to the  2016-2017 school year at F. Amedee Bregy Elementary School.  I am excited to have the opportunity to lead Bregy School again  this school. The Bregy Staff has spent time this summer planning  and preparing for this upcoming school year. This year at Bregy  we will focus on improving academics through interventions and  instruction, attendance and lateness, and our school  culture/climate. Our Back to School Night will be held on  Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30PM. Please  come out to meet Bregy’s staff, hear what great things we have  planned for this year, and how you can support your child in  reaching their goals.


 To help prepare you for the school year, I’ve listed some  reminders and updates to assist you as you shop for school  clothes and get your schedules ready.


  • Our school hours will now be 8:30 a.m. to 3:09 p.m., students are considered late if they are not in line at 8:30 a.m.  Please meet teachers in the yard and do not escort students directly to class.


  • All students are encouraged to participate in our breakfast program. Breakfast is free and is served each morning from 8:00 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. in the lunchroom.


  o   Our schoolyard is monitored in the morning by staff  beginning  at 8:00am. There is no one to supervise your child  before  8:00am. In good weather, all children will line up  in the  yard.  In inclement weather, children will meet inside  the  auditorium – but not before 8:00 a.m.


  o   Please note the significant changes to the School      District’s Attendance Policy: When students arrive in school    after 10:00 am or leave before 1:00 pm, they will be marked  half a day absent. The half-day unexcused absences will accrue  to full days. The trigger for a truancy referral remains ten (10)  unexcused days.  The second change is that after eight (8)  cumulative absences for illness, the parent must secure a  doctor's note for any future absences for illness.

 o   Uniforms are mandatory.  Bregy’s school uniform is:  

 ·      Khaki skirt or pants (no jeans)

 ·      Maroon golf type shirt (collar with 2-3 buttons)

 ·      Bregy T-shirt and Maroon Sweat Pants - PE Days Only

 (PE Uniforms can be purchased in the main office.)



 o   Some important dates to remember:

 1.    First day for kindergarten students is Wednesday,  September 14, 2016. Parents with children registered for  kindergarten will be called with the date and time for their  appointment with the teacher.

 2.    Each month a calendar will be sent home with your child  informing you of any upcoming events.  The back of the calendar  will provide you with our lunch menu.  Below are listed some  important events for the next few weeks.


 Important Dates to Remember:

 9/7                  First Day of Grade Attendance

 9/14                First Day for Kindergarten

 9/29                Back to School Night (5:30 –7:30 p.m.)  (Thursday)       School Selection Process Begins for 2017 - 2018

 9/30               No School(Professional Development: Staff  Only)

 10/3-10/4       Rosh Hashanah, Schools Are Closed

 10/12              Yom Kippur, Schools Are Closed 



 November   21, 22, 23

 February     15, 16, 17

 April          19, 20, 21            

 School will dismiss at 12:09pm for Report Card Conferences. 

 I invite all parents to join us as partners in their child’s  education.  I know that we will have a very successful school  year.  Please feel free to contact me at any time on behalf of  your child.  Your suggestions and concerns are of importance to  me and I look forward to working with you.


 Respectfully Yours,  


 Shakeera Warthen, Principal


It Begins with a Vision

Our vision at F.A. Bregy elementary School is to foster academic excellence for a diverse community of learners in which students are intrinsically motivated to become knowledge seekers, problem solvers, and culturally accepting individuals. Together staff, parents, students, and the community will create a nuturing and safe learning environment where all students maximize their potential. Upon graduation our students will have the necessary skills to succeed in high school and meet the ever changing demands of the 21st century.

Important Dates

Welcome back to Bregy Elementary!  We are looking forward to a great year of learning!

                            School Year 2016-2017
  • September 1: 9th Grade Orientation Window Opens
  • September 1: First Day for STAFF
  • September 6: 9th Grade Orientation Window Closes
  • September 7: First Day of School Grades 1-12
  • September 7: First Day for Head Start
  • September 7-13: Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Interviews
  • September 14: First Day of Kindergarten
  • September 29: 2017-2018 School Selection Process Begins
  • Septmenber 30: Staff Only, Professional Development

  • For a list of School District of Philadelphia activities see the SDP Calendar

Important Parent Information

 Bregy Elementary has established a School-wide Parental Involvement Policy that includes the school’s expectations for parental involvement. 

The Bregy parent compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.

Bregy Parent Involvement

Bregy Parent Compact