The Passyunk Square Civic Association strongly condemns and deplores the recent incidents of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti in and around our South Philadelphia neighborhood. We live in the birthplace of American democracy; the City of Brotherly Love. The message conveyed by these incidents is completely inconsistent with our American democratic principles and values. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or place of birth, in our neighborhood or in our city. If any resident or business person sees similar graffiti, please immediately contact the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 and the Police Department.
If you’re a business owner looking to participate in our community, consider becoming a PSCA Sponsor. For more information, email Henry Sullivan, email@example.com. Visit our Sponsor page and be sure to say, “Thank you” to all of our sponsors who help support PSCA’s community programs.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Passyunk Home Tour! The beautiful weather and interesting homes welcomed tour-goers through our neighborhood. We had regulars who hadn’t missed a tour in more than decade to first time participants who were impressed with not only the renovations and decor but the warmth of our neighbors.
The biggest thanks goes to our home owners who opened their unique and spectacular homes as the foundation of the event, to our volunteers who helped everything run smoothly, and to our sponsors who ensured that our event was a financial success that will support PSCA’s programs.
If you’re interested in being involved in next year’s Home Tour, email Andrew Stober at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, a big thank you to Erika Reinhard, who has been producing this newsletter for many months and whose last newsletter was the October edition. We so appreciate your time and hard work keeping everyone up to date!
Congratulations to our November Stoop of the Month winners! This month we had a tie, and we are happy to present two winners. Both of these stoop gardeners have filled their space with a colorful variety of potted plants in a fun mix of sizes and shapes. The bright yellow sconce at 1236 Ellsworth is a nice complement to its blue door, the street tree at 1234 Warnock gives the stoop a cozy dappled light, and both houses have sweet, decorative address tiles. Kudos to the home owners, they’ll each be getting a $10 gift certificate to Urban Jungle.
Do you know a stoop that should be recognized as Stoop of the Month? Send us your nominations by Friday,November 25th!
fill out this google form http://goo.gl/forms/7XutF5lqxh
email us at email@example.com
We only need your name, the address, and a 1-2 sentence description of what makes this stoop special. Please include a photo of the house and, if it isn’t your house, the name & phone/email of the resident if possible.
Jackson School is hosting a Family friendly happy hour on Wednesday, October 19, at the PHS Pop-up Garden at 15th and South St. from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. $10 for adult admission and you’ll enjoy happy hour prices on food and drink all night. Will also have a 50-50 drawing and door prizes.
Jackson teachers are holding a WALK-IN on Thursday, October 6 from 8:00 am- 8:20 am. In a Walk-In, parents, educators and students gather outside their school 30-45 minutes before the school day begins. Several speakers address local issues and express a vision for change. When it is time for the school day to begin, the educators, students and parents walk into the school together. In districts like Philadelphia, where we are struggling with inadequate resources, a Walk-In is an opportunity to engage parents, students and community leaders to speak with one voice to tell lawmakers to fund schools fully, fairly and adequately.
Thursday, October 6, at 6:00 pm: meeting with Community Design Collaborative on the playground redesign at Vare-Washington School in room 103. Vare-Washington School is collecting letters of support for the Mandarin Immersion Program that is getting off the ground for the 2017-18 school year. They need support letters from 25 parents (in or out of the catchment) in order to move forward. Though preference for enrollment in the program will go to in-catchment students, it will be open to students district-wide. If you are interested in this program for your kindergartner starting in 2017 (or beyond), please send an email to show your support to Principal Duberstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know of a stoop that should be recognized as Stoop of the Month? Send us your nominations for November by Friday, October 21.
-1-2 digital color photos
-brief 1-2 sentence description of what makes this stoop special
-your name (the nominator)
-property owner’s name (if different from nominator)
Help us plant more trees in South Philadelphia! This month there’s plenty of ways to get a tree yourself, or help us spread the word to other neighbors on your block.