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Fall 2017 Healthy Herald

This week, our Third Graders published this year’s first issue of the Healthy Herald. This is a newspaper about health and wellness driven by students’ interviews and writing.

To learn more about the Healthy Newsworks program, visit their site:

CPS Leaders named 2017 ADVIS Visionary Service Award Recipients

Jocelyn Hillman and Lynn Gadsden, founding members of the CPS Board of Trustees, receiving their awards

Vicky Yatzus, Head of School – The Independence School and current ADVIS Board Chair, Lynn Gadsden, CPS Board Chair Emeritus, Jocelyn Hillman, Chair of the CPS Board of Trustees, Eric Jones, Head of School – CPS

Congratulations to Lynn Gadsden, CPS Chair Emeritus, and Jocelyn Hillman, Chair of the CPS Board of Trustees, for being named the recipients of the 2017 Visionary Service Award from the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS).  This award recognizes their leadership as founding trustees of Community Partnership School, and their ongoing dedication to the mission, students, and families of CPS.  The CPS family is incredibly proud of Jocelyn and Lynn, and we are grateful for their support and fearless leadership.

The award was presented at ADVIS’ Annual Trustee Conference, hosted by Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on November 8, 2017.

To learn more about the award, please click here.

Family Council Skating Party

CPS students and their families took advantage of the fall break and got together at Rolling Thunder. They skated, played games, ate pizza and had a great time! Thanks to the Family Council for organizing this fundraising event!

CPS Equity & Inclusion Statement

At Community Partnership School, a core part of our identity is manifest in our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of School life. From the boardroom to the classroom, internally and externally, these principles inform all we do. We readily acknowledge the on-going impact of historical prejudice, discrimination and exclusion, both institutional and interpersonal, on our students and families, faculty and Board. This realization informs our central reason for being, as defined by our mission, which is to provide access to educational opportunity to low-income children.

In appropriating practices informed by diversity, equity and inclusion school-wide, we are conscious of the ways various social identifiers, including age, education attainment, ethnicity, gender, nationality, physical and learning differences, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status, inform our community’s reality and contribute to each community member’s full identity. We seek to actively nurture and sustain an environment where the full personhood of each member of our community is valued, inevitable disagreements across lines of difference are acknowledged, and initiatives that promote cultural literacy and understanding are cultivated community-wide.

Therefore, we commit to the National Association of Independent Schools Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Inclusion which can be found on the NAIS website.