Thank You

Thank you to Manfred Weiss, his fellow SAP volunteers and Peter from City Planter! SAP provided the labor and $500 to beautify the 6th Street side of the school and City Planter donated the design and provided the plants. What a fabulous garden makeover!

Deadline to Register to Vote in the Primary Election

The deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election is Monday, April 17, 2017.

The first step to civic participation really starts with one thing: Voting.

So if you’re not registered to vote, take a minute to do it now. You can even register to vote online!

You can also look up your voter registration status, find out who is on the ballot by looking at sample ballots, request an absentee ballot, or find your polling place all by checking out the Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners websitewww.philadelphiavotes.com

Ikea Sustainable Living Your Way Program

Ikea South Philly is hosting a day of sustainable living event on Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

Living more sustainably doesn’t have to require a lot of effort or money. Small steps that can fit in your life can make a huge impact. We’ll show you how easy and affordable it is to lessen your impact on the earth and your budget with resources you can use every day. Learn more about the event by clicking here.

A CONVERSATION ABOUT CAPACITY WITH DR. HITE

TUESDAY APRIL 4TH
6:00-7:30pm
WECCACOE PLAYGROUND COMMUNITY ROOM
4TH & CATHARINE STS.
 
Various Neighborhood Schools throughout Philadelphia are experiencing a renaissance, of sorts, with renewed interest in principal, teacher and program support, fundraising and schoolyard rehab projects, to name a few.
 
This vitality is attracting many new families while still striving to serve current families.
Sometimes that leads to overcrowded classrooms, and even a lottery.
 
What is capacity and how is it measured?
How can parents address potential issues of capacity at their schools?
How can parents work with their Principals and the District to form a Capacity Action Plan?
What is the best avenue to realize goals in education?
 
Officials from the School District of Philadelphia will be on hand to answer questions and hear solutions. Join Superintendent Dr. Hite, Chief Operating Officer Fran Burns and Chief of Student Support, Karyn Lynch for a conversation about Capacity.
 
Sponsored by QVNA’s Schools & Youth Committee
Due to limited space, an RSVP to schoolsandyouth@qvna.org is required.
Questions & comments are also welcomed

Thank You Jim’s South Street

A huge Thank You to Ken Silver and his staff at Jim’s South Street! The fundraiser he held for Friends of Nebinger on Monday, March 6 brought in $900 but Ken wouldn’t stop, he contributed another $1,100!
Another wonderful community partner supporting G.W. Nebinger Elementary has been added to the growing list. FON is truly humbled by Ken’s kindness and generosity.

Citizens Planning Institute Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is now accepting applications. CPI consists of a seven-week course that provides an introduction to city planning, zoning & the development process. It is for any Philadelphian who loves where they live! If you want to make a difference in your community, CPI is for you! The Spring 2017 classes will be Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm from April 12-May 24 in Center City.

Apply online on the CPI website. They receive over 100 applications for only 30 available spots. If you need a print applicaiton, call 215-683-4648 or email cpi@phila.gov.

Looking To Make A Positive Change In Society? Invest In The Children Of Your Neighborhood.

The Courtyard Afterschool Program is looking for volunteers to spend two hours one afternoon a week helping Queen Village children with homework, working on independent reading skills, and assisting with arts and crafts. The program meets Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM while school is in session (September through June). Volunteers are invited to choose the day of the week that works best for them.

The mission of the Afterschool Program is to provide a safe environment for the kids who live at The Courtyard Apartments at Riverview and surrounding community. The program currently serves 20 children in K through 4th grade.

WHERE: The Courtyard Apartments at Riverview
1021 S. 4th St.
Ground Floor Community Room
Philadelphia, PA 19147

CONTACT: Barry Perrin at
schoolsandyouth@qvna.org

QVNA is Hiring for Summer at Courtyard

SUMMER AT COURTYARD 

2017 Program Coordinator Position Description

Queen Village Neighbors Association (QVNA) is in the planning stage for the third annual Summer at Courtyard, a summer enrichment partnership based out of Courtyard Apartments, 1021 S. 4th Street. The Program Coordinator position requires a six week commitment (June 26-August 3), Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-2:30pm to help oversee approximately 35 children ages 5-11, counselors and volunteers.

Essential Responsibilities

  • daily scheduling of walking trips, bus trips as well as the start and end of camp days
  • creating and managing intake forms, permission slips, volunteer forms and daily attendance sheets
  • climate management of youth counselors, junior counselors, campers & volunteers
  • Assisting in schedule planning, rainy day scenarios, managing the play yard and a system for managing Recreational Center play time.

Qualifications – Required

  • First Aid and CPR certification plus clearances
  • Enjoy working with & engaging children
  • Dynamic personality that has children follow your lead
  • Leadership confidence and ability to plan, organize, and implement program activities
  • Demonstrate ability to think on your feet
  • Follow a schedule

Physical Demands

  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in events
  • Walk several miles with the children
  • Assist / physical support children when needed for safety during camp activities

The Program Coordinator stipend is $3,600.00 for the summer hours listed above. Additional funds, to be paid on an hourly basis, are available for the expected planning hours over the spring, 2017. Summer at Courtyard Program Coordinators report to the to the cooperative partnership made up of QVNA, The Courtyard Residents Council, Better Tomorrows and Interstate Realty Management Company.

Please submit your resume and references to schoolsandyouth@qvna.org by March 29, 2017.

QVNA IS OUT OF BINS

Weccacoe has received a limited number of recycling bins for Queen Village residents. Please note that we are distributing one per household at this time. While Weccacoe is usually open 9 am to 5 pm, it is best to contact the QVNA office at 215-339-0975 or info@qvna.org to confirm someone is there.

Confused about what you can stick in that single-stream recycling bin, Philly? A group made a handy guide of do’s & don’ts for you based on the Philadelphia Streets Department guidelines at http://www.greenphillyblog.com/philadelphia-recycling-guide/.