How Philly Moves

Jean-Jacque Tiziou, the photographer who took the beautiful faculty and staff photographs that are on the school website, is inviting the TPS community to see a recent incarnation of his How Philly Moves project. There will be food, drink, music, and good company.  

When: Saturday, February 7, 7pm
Where: Neighborhood House, 
20 N. American Street Philadelphia PA 19106

RSVP for free tickets:

Youth Basketball Night @ Penn

Penn athletics is reaching out to invite local friends and families to its Youth Basketball Night at the Palestra on December 29th

The Sciencetellers will host an interactive pregame for the kids and then at Halftime, Former Penn basketball player Matt Paul will host a short basketball clinic for the kids.  

Tickets are $2, use the special code "YOUTHBBALL" PUCHASE TICKETS HERE

Click here for more information.

Block Party & Wellness Festival

The Philadelphia School is joining the New Central Baptist Church, located just a few blocks down Lombard Street, for a Block Party/Wellness Festival this Saturday, September 13, from noon to 4 p.m.

Lombard Street will be closed from 21st to 22nd streets. There will be all sorts of family-friendly activities - a magic show, a moon bounce, face painting, line dancing, chair yoga, and much more! 

The real focus will be on wellness - with health and fitness screenings, healthy BBQ and snacks, bicycle safety demonstrations, doggie wellness information, and flu shots (for a fee).

And our very own Brian Jordan, kindergarten assistant teacher, will be leading a class in Qigong at 12:30pm!   

TPS is happy to be a part of this important initiative to encourage families to be healthy and active. We look forward to seeing you there!

A Day in the Life

On Sunday, Glenn Holsten and a gifted team of artists installed an amazing photography exhibit – "A Day in the Life of TPS" – in the Garage. The photographs were taken by students, parents, and teachers during the Middle School mini-course that Glenn and Christine Chisholm led earlier this year.

Please stop by to see this fabulous installation!  We are working on a plan for gallery walks for students, families, and community members.

It is indeed a glorious exhibit!! Bravo to Glenn, Christine, and their team.  Special thanks to art teacher Rick Jacobsen for his creative vision!

720 Sandwiches

Since early fall, the Junior Unit has made 720 sandwiches for the residents of My Brother's House, a men's shelter at 15th & Kater Streets.  With the support of The Philadelphia Pretzel Company, students held seven pretzel sales to raise funds to purchase some of the ingredients. South Square Market has underwritten much of the cost.  Each week, students make 40 sandwiches, requiring 4 pounds of turkey and 3 pounds of cheese.  Families donate the bread, and students volunteer their snack time to make and bag the sandwiches.  Will we reach 1,000 sandwiches this year?