Community Newsletter

August 29, 2019
School News


Peter Bailey, Head of School
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 10:00am
Philadelphia Navy Yard, 4747 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Registration is FREE!
40% of our team's donations raised comes directly back to PSD!
For more information contact:
Karen Leslie-Henry,
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( Deal ends on August 31st @ 11:59 pm EST)

Community Events
*Registration for Fall ASL Classes is now available!

Hello ASL Students!
We hope everyone has been enjoying their summer!

We're excited to announce that registration for our Fall ASL Classes is now open!   View the class schedule here  and  visit our (NEW!) website to register.   

If you have any questions, feel free to email our Education Coordinator, Tanya Sturgis, at .

We look forward to seeing you this fall!

* Literacy Program!  
DHCC now offers a program for reading and writing for Deaf individuals who want to improve their English. Contact Tanya Sturgis ( ) for more info!
The next  Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources   cross-training   meeting in Philadelphia County will be held on
Tuesday, September 24, 2019,   10:00am – 12:00pm
Featuring Presentations from:
Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
(PA Link)
Part of a nationwide effort to take a seamless approach to the way seniors, adults with disabilities and veterans connect with long-term supports and services
Pennsylvania ABLE Savings Program (PA ABLE)
A low-cost savings vehicle that allows people with disabilities and their families to have greater control of their finances and to plan for a more financially secure future

Free Eye Care and Free Eyeglasses for Kids
Give Kids Sight Day  is celebrating its 10th anniversary! It's time to mark your calendars and help spread the word  about free eye care and free eyeglasses on Saturday, October 5th!

Children 17 and under in and around the Philadelphia area are invited to this FREE annual event for FREE eye care and eyeglasses.  Sight Day is geared towards kids who did not have or did not pass an eye screening this year. Registration takes place from 8:30am to 1:00pm at Jefferson Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust Street and features eye screening, a health fair, free books, snacks and more! No health insurance? No problem! All children are welcome. Walk-ins only, no appointment is needed! We do suggest families arrive early.   Did we mention this is a FREE day of eye care? . Flyers are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Hindi, Vietnamese, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese and Bengali.  
CLICK HERE for Invitation Video

Check out the NEW PSD Alumni website

New Parent Advocacy App
Do you have a deaf or hard of hearing child in your family? Do you participate in the child’s meetings at school? Then this new Parent Advocacy App is for you! The Parent Advocacy app helps you to understand your child’s rights and to prepare you to work with the school in the best interest of your child.
The Parent Advocacy app is a collaboration between: the NAD, Gallaudet University Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, American Society for Deaf Children, and Hands and Voices. Watch...
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ATTN Philadelphia Residents: Take the 2019 Philadelphia Resident Survey!

From: The Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Public Engagement

ATTN Philadelphia Residents:

City government works best when everyone's voice is heard, and we want to hear from you! This week, the City of Philadelphia released the 2019 Philadelphia Residents Survey, in partnership with the Temple University for Survey Research (ISR) and BeHeardPhilly. The Philadelphia Residents survey will measure public opinion on the delivery of services, such as garbage collection and street repairs, conditions of facilities and to identify priorities among residents. The survey is open to residents 18 years and older, is available in English, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese, and only takes 10 minutes to complete. Take it today!

For more information:

Cottman Ave. and Battersby Street

Deaf Community Mass:
11:15 AM on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in Lower Church (Except July and August) Confessions at 10:45 AM

Interpreted Mass:
11 AM on the 2nd, 4h and 5th Sundays in the Upper Church
(*Interpreted Mass –Every Sunday in July/August)

Lunch and ICDA Meetings:
On scheduled 1st Sundays of the Month after Mass in School Hall

Social Gathering:
3rd Sunday of each Month after Mass in School Hall


Religious Signs for Families 4+
American Sign Language App
4.0, 3 Ratings

Did you ever want to learn to pray in American Sign Language (ASL)? The Religious Signs For Families app makes learning fun and easy! You and your child learn by watching children and parents sign religious words and prayers. All the ASL parent models are Deaf parents, and all the child models are Deaf children or Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs). Their expert signing is simple to follow and enjoyable to watch.
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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students.

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We thank you for your support!

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Karen Leslie-Henry, Community Relations Coordinator:
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