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 superintendent, Dr. HIte

June 2, 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian:

As we approach the end of the school year, our schools begin to experience what’s known as “the Spring

Slide” and the “June Slump.” This is a troubling pattern in which student attendance rates start to drop in

May and worsen in June. We realize some absences are unavoidable, for example, due to health problems.

But, we also know that when students miss too much school regardless of the reason it can cause them to

fall behind academically. To ensure that your child receives the best education possible, I am asking you

to help us ensure the regular, on-time attendance of your child at school every day until the last day of

school. Please discuss with your children why attendance is so important for success in school, and about

continuing to put forth their best efforts in all of their classes. Instruction will continue and attendance

for students will be recorded on a daily basis by the District and calculated through the last day of

school, June 22, 2016.

Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance at the end of the school year:

Ensure your child goes to school every day unless they are truly sick.

Avoid scheduling vacations or appointments when school is in session.

Make sure your child keeps a regular bedtime.

Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your child starts to become restless about going to

school.

We want your child to be successful in school! If you have any questions or need more information please

contact your child’s school.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and support.

Sincerely,

William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D.

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

 


Picasso Project Visit to Childs

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

Remember to bring in your Box Tops! 

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

Academic Calendar 2015-2016

The following is the calendar for all schools and Pre-Kindergarten Programs for the 2015 - 2016 school year:

September 2, 2015
First Day for Staff
Academic Year Preparation
September 2, 2015
9th Grade Orientation Window Opens
September 3 - 4, 2015
Staff Only
Professional Development
September 4, 2015
9th Grade Orientation Window Closes
September 7, 2015
Labor Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
September 8, 2015
First Day for Grades 1-12
Student Attendance
September 8, 2015
First Day for Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start and Bright Futures
Student Attendance
September 8 - 11, 2015
Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Interviews
September 14 - 15, 2015
Rosh Hashanah
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
September 16, 2015
Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Interviews
September 17, 2015
First Day of Kindergarten
Student Attendance
September 23, 2015
Yom Kippur
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
September 24 - 28, 2015
City-wide Papal Visit
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
October 1, 2015
2016-2017 School Selection Process Begins
October 9, 2015
Regular School Day
October 12, 2015
Columbus Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
October 14 - 16, 2015
Interim Reports
October 28, 2015
PD Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
November 3, 2015
Staff Only
Professional Development Day
November 11, 2015
Veterans' Day Observed
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
November 13, 2015
2016-2017 School Selection Process Ends
November 25, 2015
PD Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
November 26 - 27, 2015
Thanksgiving Holiday
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
December 2 - 4, 2015
Report Card Conferences
December 18, 2015
PD Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
December 24 - 31, 2015
Winter Recess
Schools Closed
December 24, 2015
Winter Recess
Administrative Offices Close at 1:00 p.m.
December 25, 2015
Winter Recess
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
December 31, 2015
Winter Recess
Administrative Offices Close at 1:00 p.m.
January 1, 2016
New Year's Day
Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed
January 4 - 6, 2016
Interim Reports
January 6 - 20, 2016
Keystone Exams
January 18, 2016
Dr. Martin Luther King Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
January 22, 2016
PD Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
January 25 - March 4, 2016
ACCESS Testing Window
February 15, 2016
Presidents' Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
February 16, 2016
PD Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
February 23 - 25, 2016
Report Card Conferences
February 26, 2016
Staff Only
Professional Development Day
March 14 - 16, 2016
Interim Reports
March 14, 2016
PD Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
March 22 - 25, 2016
Spring Recess
Schools Closed
March 25, 2016
Good Friday
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
April 11 - May 6, 2016
PSSA Assessments (Math, ELA, and Science) and Make-up Days
April 26, 2016
Staff Only
Professional Development Day
April 27 - 29, 2016
Report Card Conferences
May 10, 2016
PD Half Day
3 Hour Early Dismissal
May 16 - 18, 2016
Interim Reports
May 16 - 27, 2016
Keystone Exams
May 30, 2016
Memorial Day
Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
June 22, 2016
Last Day for Students
June 23, 2016
Last Day for Staff