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Sankofa Freedom Academy is a college preparatory K-12 freedom school that will build on the Philadelphia Freedom Schools model to increase literacy and numeracy levels throughout the community, promote respect for scholarship, servant leadership, conflict resolution, and cultural democracy. Through the use of African Centered and culturally responsive methodologies, Sankofa Freedom Academy will engender in its students, staff, and community a love for learning, pride in heritage and a commitment to personal and societal transformation. By operationalizing the adage, “each one / teach one”, Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School will build intergenerational learning communities in which each and every person is responsible to learn in order to teach, and teach in order to build a better world.

Title I Parent Notification

Greetings Parent/Guardian, Sankofa receives Title I funding and is included under the regulations of the “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB) that was signed into law by President Bush on January 8, 2002. NCLB is designed to improve student achievement by increasing federal involvement in public education both at the state and local level. NCLB requires significant changes to schools that receive Title I funding. To see the details, please click here.


Peace & Blessings from Dr. Mama:

Peace, Love and Power!


DrMama
Beloved Parents and Caregivers:  Amani  Nguzo Na Nguvu  (Peace, Love and Power)

I just want you to know that we have so very much respect for what you do every day.  You work so hard to  nurture, teach, guide, and raise healthy, happy children.  So many of you sacrifice so much of yourselves; you go without so that your children can have.  Most of you have been such good partners with us and we constantly are learning from you.  We also have parents who are dealing with circumstances that seem to be overwhelming them and sometime cause them to exhibit behaviors that are not consistent with their best selves.

We just want you to know that we love you all and want to do a better job of supporting you.  I know that I have been busy juggling my responsibilities to multiple schools and projects.  I really miss spending time with my Sankofa parents.  As a result there are two things that I hope to do moving forward.

I want to set a monthly time to chat with parents.  I am rearranging my schedule to be in attendance at the Wazuri Meeting on the second Tuesday of the month.  Come and chat with me between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. (before the meeting).  Secondly, I also would like to offer some opportunities at the Wazuri meetings to talk about things such as:

1. How to help with homework?

2. Positive and peace discipline at home and school?

3. How to help your child with reading?

4. How to help your child with math?

5. How to manage parenting stress?

Please let me know whether these topics would be of interest to you by emailing me at  a.imani@sfacs.us.

Finally, for all my 3rd-8th grade parents, PSSAs are coming.  Please make sure your children complete the PSSA packets that have been prepared for them over the break.  Upper School students also have Keystone packets to complete over the break.  Let’s all make time for a little fun, a lot of rest, but also for reading, studying, and completing our liberation work.  Remember, your child should be reading and doing liberation work absolutely every single day.  If they are not, please contact me and let me know.

As always, thank you for sending us these wonderful children.  We know you send us the best that you have.  We pray for greater guidance in how we can help them grow better and stronger every day. Blessings,  and have a wonderful Spring Break!  Be Safe and Stay Strong!

Loving Always My Sankofa Family,

Dr. Mama



 

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