June 21, 2019
School News

Peter Bailey,
Head of School

PSD was proudly represented at the Disability Pride kick off event 6.15.19 at the National Constitution Center. The ceremony opened with students performing the National Anthem, Melissa Draganac- Hawk as a featured speaker, and the group marched in the parade to City Hall for the daylong festival. Well done everyone!! 
Peter Bailey, HOS
Darryl N. * Casey B.
Dr. Gerard J. Buckley, Nevil Award Recipient/Graduation Speaker Kevin N. * Leonela G. * Naairah B. * William J.
Jessicalynn C. * Arbab S. * Marcia T.
Ishatae S. * Shakiyah W.
Peggy Steele, Chair-Board of Trustees

Graduates, Remember your 5 "R's
Respectful, Responsible, Readiness, Rules, & Rights
NASET School of Excellence - Congratulations to The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET), congratulates The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf on having met the standards to be selected as 2019-2020 NASET School of Excellence. Selection as a NASET School of Excellence is the highest level of recognition a private special education school can achieve through our professional association. This honor is presented to private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education. Honors all around!!
Community Events
The Science Fiction Connection group plans to view
The House With A Clock in the Wall
I hope you can join us on the last Wednesday, June 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“Director Eli Roth’s family-friendly fantasy film is an adaptation of John Bellairs’ 1973 juvenile mystery fiction novel of the same name. A young orphan (Owen Vaccaro) moves into a mysterious mansion that belongs to his eccentric uncle (Jack Black). He learns that his uncle is a warlock and his neighbor (Cate Blanchett) is a witch and uses his newfound magical abilities to defeat the forces of evil.”
Drinks and snacks will be provided. Donations to the Science Fiction Connection are greatly appreciated!
Patrick Kilgallon, Independent Living Specialist,
Liberty Resources, Inc.
112 North 8th Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-634-2000, Ext. 695
2019 ASDC Conference June 27 - 29, 2019
Don't miss the 2019 ASDC Conference hosted by the Delaware School for the Deaf in Newark, Delaware!

Join us 
June 29 – July 4, 2019
Get excited for 6 days of FREE events citywide complete with concerts, block parties, movie nights, fireworks and MORE! What better place to celebrate America’s Birthday than America’s Birthplace?


Check out the NEW PSD Alumni website

Philadelphia Municipal Photo ID Program

The City of Philadelphia has begun the Municipal ID program. This program is available to anyone who lives in Philadelphia. The City ID is Philadelphia’s secure and affordable photo identification card.
Residents can use the PHL City ID:
·        As identification within Philadelphia
·        To sign in to schools and City buildings
·        To access recreation centers
·        To interact with Philadelphia police
·        As a Free Library card
·        For other situations where identification is needed
If you have questions about getting your PHL City ID, call Philly311 at 3-1-1 or (215) 686-8686.
To qualify for a PHL City ID, you must:
·        Live in Philadelphia.
·        Be age 13 or older.
·        Be able to prove your identity and address.
More information can be found here: 

All across the country, schools and community groups run summer meals sites where kids can eat breakfast and lunch for free. No Kid Hungry helps local organizations launch and operate these sites, and we also help fund needed equipment like  mobile meals trucks .

But neighborhood meals sites aren't much good if families don't know about them. That's why No Kid Hungry runs  a summer meals texting service . Parents, grandparents and caregivers can text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 to find free summer meals sites in their neighborhoods.

Thanks to the support from our partners and donors, over a million families have used our texting service to find healthy meals for their children.

ZERO $$$
May 15 - Sept 1, 2019
Teens, ages 15–18, can work out at PF for FREE all summer long. Put a stop to the endless scrolling and couch camping, and make summer more fun. Spread the word!
Walking Tours
The Airport offers complimentary year-round educational tours to groups of at least 10 but not more than 30 individuals. Participants must be at least 8 years of age. Participants are taken on a walking tour of the Airport as well as a tour of the airfield (groups require the use of a school bus or commercial bus for airfield tours). Upcoming dates June 30th and July 21st. ASL interpreters must be requested in advance. Tours are offered Sunday through Thursday, for large groups the tours would start at 10:00 A.M. For families they would start at 11:30 and do not include the airfield. Arrangements must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling Lucinda West at 215-937-5458.
Funding Your Assistive Technology
Need assistive technology but not sure how you’ll pay for it? That’s our job. We know the funding resources in Pennsylvania better than anyone else, and we’ll work with you until you get what you need. [  Read Who We Are  ]
We Help Pennsylvanians of:
  • All Ages
  • All Income Levels
  • All Disabilities
Para más información en español,  contáctenos .

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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.
  Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)  offers low interest and no interest financial loans. They also provide financial education through various publications and individual counseling.   Learn more about them by watching their ASL vlog on the homepage of their website!
Starting in June 2019 and throughout this summer,  AMC Theatres  will once again be hosting a  Summer Movie Camp  and offering $4 Kid-Friendly Movie Tickets on Wednesdays at 10 AM!
These  Kid-Friendly Films  will include movies like Trolls, Peter Rabbit, The LEGO Movie 2, Angry Birds 2, and more!
Even sweeter, the $4 ticket will include a free  KidsPack  of AMC snacks complete with a kids popcorn, fountain drink, and FrootiTooti fruit snacks!

Head to the AMC Theatres site  for more details and to find a participating AMC theater near you.
Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Each Day Of The KBF Program All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child!
Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever  Kids Bowl Free  program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games each day of the KBF program, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.

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