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Dear PIC Community, With federal health officials warning of the potential spread of the coronavirus in the United States, I want to take this opportunity to share some of our proactive planning should infection situations arise in our area. PIC will rely on guidance from local and federal health...
PIC says a resounding thank you to the City Block Team for returning as a PIC Business Sponsor in 2020! Jeff “City” Block has been a strong supporter of PIC over the years, and his continued sponsorship makes a meaningful impact on the lives of Philadelphia children and their families. Thank you...
a monthly message from Deb Green The transition to Kindergarten is a very big change for children and their families. It is also something that most families will soon face. Preparing for this transition can be extremely anxiety provoking. For parents, Kindergarten marks the end of an era of early...
Our annual week-long celebration of our teachers is coming on March 2. It is a time when the Board, administrators, and families recognize our teachers for the hard work that they do each day. We have a wonderful tradition of families posting notes of appreciation outside the classroom for each...
Updated March 15, 2021 Please remember that if you wish to be granted a summer leave, you must complete this online leave form by Friday, March 31, 2021. Four to ten weeks of absence may be taken between June 12 – August 26. Please also let us know about any shorter vacation plans to help us with...
It is time to sign-up to join this year’s round of Community Potluck Dinners to be held Sunday, March 8 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. These potlucks are organized annually by the Community Connections Committee. This year, there will be nine potluck locations, each hosted in a PIC family's home. Attending a...
In a Global Community The 2019 novel coronovirus is all over the news, and last week PIC received several emails with information and fact sheets to share with families about the illness. As always, please know that PIC teachers and staff follow strict health and safety protocols everyday to reduce...
We are looking for hosts for this year’s round of Community Potluck Dinners to be held on Sunday, March 8 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. As a host, you will open your home to other PIC families in your neighborhood. Guests all bring something to share. Hosts earn 5 PPP hours. To volunteer or learn more...
a monthly message from Deb Green February 2020 I doubt you need to be reminded that 2020 is an election year where the stakes are high on all fronts, especially for our children. I recently came across an article about a bill that was introduced in Florida to include an A-F school grading system for...

On Sunday, January 26, nearly 200 families came out for the love of literacy. Children and grownups were captivated by read-aloud stories and music, participated in art activities, and chose from the large collection of free take-away books. We are grateful to our Community Connections Committee for...