Strawberry Mansion Day
Girard Avenue Community Day
This fall, CPS has continued our commitment to the C in our name. We continue to announce our presence in the neighborhoods and communities we call home.
On September 15th, we participated in the annual Strawberry Mansion Day. Thanks to the Strawberry Mansion NAC and CDC, along with Council President Darrell Clarke’s Office, for hosting this fantastic community celebration.
On October 13th, State Rep Donna Bullock and the Fairmount CDC hosted Girard Avenue Community Day. We are proud of our community-minded friends and advocates for hosting a festive and successful event!
If you weren’t able to make it out to this wonderful event, or if you want to remember the great time you had, our friends at MainLine Focus put together some amazing videos that really captured this great event benefiting CPS!
Take a look! You might even see some familiar CPS faces throughout!
Basketball Clinic at LaSalle University
Green Carpet Party at The Franklin Residences
The Gerald Henderson Charity Golf Invitational
We are so excited about the progress being made on our new home! We can’t wait to get in there when it’s ready! Stay tuned for hard hat opportunities!
Our Family Council, guided by CPS parent/assistant teacher Mrs. Harris, held their Red Carpet Affair. Students and their families– along with some teachers and alumni– put on their best outfits to have a great time. They enjoyed delicious treats, dancing and hanging out with all their friends from the CPS community! Everybody looked great and had a great time!
On May 17th, many months of hard work and great reading paid off for our Fourth and Fifth Graders. They attended the 2018 Philadelphia Reads Reading Olympics at LaSalle University. The two teams of CPS students each went up against three other schools, correctly answering enough questions to earn our school blue ribbons for the eighth straight year.
CPS Board of Trustees Member Otis Bullock took part in NBC 10’s Broke In Philly series. He spoke about his work with Diversified Community Services to combat Philadelphia’s serious issues with poverty. He also spoke about his own experiences growing up in the city.
Watch the report here
Click on each page and then choose Full Resolution for the best reading experience.
CPS Board of Trustees member and tireless advocate for her community, Tonetta Graham, is in the news again. She participated in PlanPhilly and WHYY’s ongoing series presenting research and perspectives on gentrification and development in Philadelphia. We appreciate the contributions Tonetta makes to the neighborhood and the city, as well as those she makes to CPS!
‘We want to see growth’ too: Why Tonetta Graham isn’t worried about Philly hipsters moving into her neighborhood