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2018 Family Council Red Carpet Affair

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!

Blue Ribbon Tradition Continues!!

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.

Board of Trustees Member in the News

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


Temple Students Bring Play to CPS

A group of Temple University theater students, led by their professor and CPS parent Amina Robinson, performed their play Anesia and the Fifth Grade Election. The play dealt with gossip and standing up for what’s right. In addition to the play, the group talked to our students about the trickster archetype and the African origins of theater. As an added bonus, our very own Ms Chrystina surprised us all with her role as Miss Billington the Fifth Grade English teacher!!

Career Day 2018

On March 2, we held our annual CPS Career Day. The event was co-organized by Leadership Philadelphia. With their help we were able to bring in guests from a wide variety of businesses and organizations:

International SOS


Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia Police Department

Philadelphia Fire Department

American Heritage Federal Credit Union

Mainline Overland

The Philadelphia Zoo

Janney Montgomery Scott

L-3 Communications

The Philadelphia Water Department

Synergy Enviromental

We are grateful to everyone who took part. As you can see in these photos, our kids had a great time and had many new, interesting and exciting experiences.