The Philbrick School offers many opportunities for parental involvement. We have an active School Parent Council and a high-functioning School Site Council. Parents also serve on our Schoolyard Committee, among other others. Through the Read Boston Family Literacy Program, our parent liaison facilitates school wide home reading. Finally, we host monthly family nights that feature unique and dynamic themes.
School Parent Council (SPC)
Every Philbrick parent is, by definition, a member of the School Parent Council. The SPC meets monthly and addresses parental concerns and ideas for school activities, supporting the work of the principal/faculty. In recent years, the SPC has sponsored fundraisers, organized family nights, planned field day, and served as a forum to communicate parental concerns, questions and ideas to the principal. The SPC elects officers at the start of every school year.
School Site Council (SSC)
The SSC is a committee of parents, teachers, and the principal that serves as the decision-making body for the school. The SSC makes decisions on policies (such as uniforms and school-based rules) and appoints a personnel subcommittee to assist in hiring decisions. SSC members are elected by the SPC every fall.
There are many opportunities for parents/guardians to volunteer throughout the school year. Volunteers are welcome and needed at special events, but you can also arrange with individual teachers to assist in classrooms.
Below are a list of suggested ways that you can be involved at the school. Please contact the principal or parent council officers if you are interested in helping. A Parent Center, housing a computer, desk-space, parent resources, and telephone is available on the first floor for your use.
- Serve as a room parent.
- Chaperone a school-sponsored event.
- Bake for a school bake sale.
- Attend and help with family nights.
- Coordinate the Labels for Education program.
- Organize an after-school activity.
- Coach a team.
- Share a special talent/interest with a class.
- Translate school newsletter and flyers.
- Help organize the school’s book collection.
- Plan/write grants to fund activities.
- Update parent bulletin board in the cafeteria.
- Join a committee.
- Support Students at the Philbrick.
Ways to Donate
Box Tops For Education
Did you know you can turn your weekly shopping trip into a fundraiser for the Philbrick? Hundreds of items have the Box Top coupon on the package (Cheerios, Hamburger Helper, Kleenex, etc). All you need to do is clip off the Box Top and drop it in the box in the front lobby. Each Box Top coupon is worth $0.10 for the Philbrick School! Go to this link to see what products already in your pantry are listed and for more information.
All you need is a REDcard to support the Philbrick when you shop at one of my favorite stores, Target! To enroll in the program go to this link
or call 1.800.316.6142. Target will donate 1% of your Target purchases to the Philbrick School so make sure you tell your friends and family, too!
Every time you shop online at your favorite stores, you could be saving money and earning a donation for the Philbrick School. Go to this link for more information
. The toolbar takes just a few seconds to download. More than 1,300 stores including Apple, Best Buy, Gap and Staples will donate a percentage of each sale to our school. There is no extra cost to you, and you may even save money on your purchase! The GoodSearch toolbar also includes a search box, powered by Yahoo! which donates $0.01 every time you search the web … those pennies sure do add up!
Campbell’s Labels for Education
There is a collection box next to the Box Tops box for Campbell’s soup UPC codes. All you need to do is clip the UPC code off of products from brands like: Spaghettios, Campbell’s, Pop-Secret popcorn, V-8, Swanson, Prego, BIC, Franco-American and Pepperidge Farm. Go to this link for more information
Shop on Amazon Smile
and search for The Boston Education Development Foundation Inc., and make all of your amazon purchases help support our students.