Family involvement increases student achievement so PATCH&S is a "quilt" of child-centered partnerships at The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
What does P.A.T.C.H.& S. stand for?
Partnership Action Team of Community, Home, and School. Comprised of families, students, PSD staff, and community partners, PATCH&S provides clear, family-friendly practices and activities to PSD families.
PATCH&S meets bi-monthly Wednesdays over lunch at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Family Welcome Center located in the Administration Building of PSD.
For further information please contact: PATCH&S Co- Chairpersons:
Brenda Wilford or Shakira Ayers, or Recorder: Lisa Hirsch via Brenda Wilford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(PATCH&S won the 2011 Partnership School Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University. http://www.csos.jhu.edu/P2000 PATCH&S was "recognized for applying research-based approaches to develop comprehensive, goal-oriented programs of school, family,and community partnerships and for making excellent progress.")
2013 Family Activity Dates (Remaining)
Date Activity Time
Fri April 19 Parent and Staff Basketball game 7:00 – 9:00pm
Fri. April 19 Gallaudet Open House Trip for HS & Families All Day
Wed April 24 ECC Spring Arts Fling AM
Sat. May 4 Fish Fry at PSD - CANCELLED - POSTPONED UNTIL FALL!!
Tues. May 7 Mothers Tea for Elementary- High School Lunchtime
Thurs. May 23 PSD Family Picnic 5:00 – 7:30pm
Wed. May 29 PATCH&S meeting 11:30am – 1:00pm
Fri. May 31/June 1 Father & Child Camping Trip Fri 1:00 pm – Sat 4:00pm
Thurs. June 13-16 National Deaf People of Color Conference
Fri. June 14 PSD Graduation Ceremonies
Thurs. June 20 Last Day of School for 10-month Staff and Students
Wed. June 26–June 30 American Society of Deaf Children Conference in Tucson, Az --THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!