Category: education

Southwark Schoolyard Design Wins Community Design Award

Southwark Schoolyard Design Wins Community Design Award From: Dragon Green Park—an imaginative design for a South Philadelphia green schoolyard inspired by the school’s mascot, a bright yellow dragon—is the winner of the Collaborative’s 2016 Community Design Award. Jeff Goldstein, principal of DIGSAU and a member of the Collaborative Board of Directors, presented the award…
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Support Southwark School at the Paper Happy Hour

Please join EPX Civic – Friends of Southwark for our Paper Happy Hour! Paper is always in short supply at our Philly neighborhood schools, so bring a ream (or more) of paper for our wonderful teachers and staff. The first 30 people to bring a ream will get half-off their first drink thanks to Adobe’s…
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Happy Hour June 2nd – Come Meet Principal Lukov and other Southwark Teachers and Staff!

EPX Civic – Friends of Southwark (the new Ed Committee subcommittee) is hosting a happy hour on Tuesday, June 2nd from 5 to 7 at Watkins Drinkery. We will be on the second floor, kids are welcome (EPX-FOS will provide the juice boxes!), and all draft beers are half price. Principal Lukov will be there,…
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Mayor Nutter Visits Southwark Elementary

From Beth, EPX Eductation Committee Chair: Southwark had a terrific visit from Mayor Nutter and Dr. Hite yesterday. They met with parents, teachers, and community partners, and toured several classrooms. They visited the kindergarten two-way immersion classroom, a sixth-grade classroom which was having a career day, and one of Southwark’s English Language Learner (ELL) classrooms.…
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January 2015 Education Meeting

Wednesday January 21, 2015 – 7PM Location TBD (contact Beth at for more information)

Holiday Book Drive

In the holiday spirit, our wonderful new community partner Valley Green Bank is holding its 7th annual “Give the Gift of Reading” holiday book drive for kids from November 28 thru December 31, 2014. Southwark Elementary and Mastery Charter Thomas Elementary are the recipients of this year’s collection. The book drive encourages families to donate…
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Education Committee Chair Beth Dougherty Named A “Difference Maker” in South Philly Review!

Board Member and Education Committee Chair, Beth Dougherty, was just named one of only 25 “Difference Makers” in the South Philly Review! Congratulation Beth! Click here to see it online. Building booster By Bill Chenevert Beth Dougherty is another community member who’s putting a lot of time in a school building where she doesn’t even…
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