G. W. Childs Elementary K-8

Principal
Dr. Eileen Coutts

1599 Wharton Street
Philadelphia PA 19146
Phone: 215.952.6213

A Childs school student is On Time, On Task, and On a Mission!

G.W. Childs Elementary School

Message from the Principal

Dear Childs Community,

As the principal of this great school, I can guarantee your children will receive a first class education! Our teachers are dedicated to making sure every child reaches his or her potential. They are devoted to the children and work hard to assure that every child feels loved and safe. We make sure that our students are “On time, on task, and on a mission!”

We offer special programs, such as after school tutoring, ST Math program for grades K-5, mentoring through City Year and Dream Academy, drama club, debate club, and Lego robotics. We have a socialized recess with organized games. We have a full service lunch room with delicious food served daily.

We have a recently formed Home and School Organization that we urge all families to join. We have a School Advisory Council for parents, teachers, and community members to help steer the school towards achieving its educational goals.

Childs Elementary is a jewel in South Philadelphia. It is a place of serious education and a place where people of all cultures are valued and respected.

 

I urge you to come by and visit our school!

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Eileen Coutts, Principal

 


Proposals for Childs Schoolyard and Roof Playground

Your feedback is needed!  Please click on the link below to view the different proposals.

Academic Calendar 2015-2016

School Year Calendar : 2016 - 2017

* Since the calendar is subject to change during the course of the school year, the web version may contain updates not reflected in the printed version of this publication.

The following is the calendar for all schools and Pre-Kindergarten Programs for the 2016 - 2017 school year:

September 1, 2016
First Day for Staff
Academic Year Preparation
September 1, 2016
9th Grade Orientation Window Opens
September 2, 2016
Staff Only
Professional Development
September 5, 2016
Labor Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
September 6, 2016
Staff Only
Professional Development
September 6, 2016
9th Grade Orientation Window Closes
September 7, 2016
First Day for Grades 1-12
Student Attendance
September 7, 2016
First Day for Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start and Bright Futures
Student Attendance
September 7 - 9, 2016
Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Interviews
September 12 - 13, 2016
Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Interviews
September 14, 2016
First Day of Kindergarten
Student Attendance
September 29, 2016
2017-2018 School Selection Process Begins
September 30, 2016
Staff Only
Professional Development
October 3 - 4, 2016
Rosh Hashanah
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
October 12, 2016
Yom Kippur
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
October 13 - 17, 2016
Interim Reports
October 19, 2016
PSAT Exams
November 2, 2016
PSAT Exams (Alternate Date)
November 8, 2016
Staff Only
Professional Development
November 11, 2016
Veterans' Day Observed
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
November 14, 2016
2017-2018 School Selection Process Ends
November 21 - 23, 2016
Report Card Conferences
November 24 - 25, 2016
Thanksgiving Holiday
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
December 20, 2016
Interim Reports
December 26, 2015
Winter Recess
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
December 26 - 30, 2016
Winter Recess
Schools Closed
January 2, 2017
New Year's Day (Observed)
Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed
January 3, 2017
Staff Only
Professional Development
January 9 - 23, 2017
Keystone Exams
January 16, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
January 23, 2017
ACCESS Testing Opens (Tentative)
February 15 - 17, 2017
Report Card Conferences
February 20, 2017
Presidents' Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
March 3, 2017
ACCESS Testing Closes (Tentative)
March 6 - 8, 2017
Interim Reports
March 6, 2017
PD Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
March 31, 2017
PD Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
April 3 - May 12, 2017
PSSA Assessments (Math, ELA, and Science) and Make-up Days
April 10 - 13, 2017
Spring Recess
Schools Closed
April 14, 2017
Good Friday
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
April 19 - 21, 2017
Report Card Conferences
May 9 - 11, 2017
Interim Reports
May 15 - 26, 2017
Keystone Exams
May 16, 2017
Pennsylvania Primary Election Day - Schools Closed
May 26, 2017
PD Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
May 29, 2017
Memorial Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
June 20, 2017
Last Day for Students
June 21, 2017
Last Day for Staff

Reminder

Remember to bring in your Box Tops! 

Please submit all Box Tops to your child's homeroom teacher!

Picasso Project Visit to Childs

Our school was awarded a check in the amount of $4,850!
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