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Parent Resource Center opens at Schweitzer
Families at Schweitzer Elementary School have a brand tool that can help them find information and sign up for a variety of educational and community resources right in their school.
On February 23 the Parent Resource Center (PRC) opened with an open house attended by Schweitzer families, staff members and representatives of community orgaizations. The PRC is a dedicated room at the school containing a variety of materials on subjects such as autism support, internal and external educational programs, food and housing assistance, community groups, health and safety, and more. A computer work station allows visitors to sign up for online programs right in the PRC with assistance from the Schweitzer staff if needed. The PRC is open from 10am - 2pm each school day.
The PRC is part of the school's award-winning School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS) program. The SWPBIS team at Albert Schweitzer Elementary School was the recipient of a $3000 grant from the Foundations Community Partnership, which was used to develop the Parent Resource Center. The grant from the philanthropic foundation is part of their mission to the behavioral health and human service needs of children and young adults throughout Bucks County. The SWPBIS team applied for the grant in July and the winners were announced in mid-September. The money was used to furnish the room and provide the computer equipment.
The Albert Schweitzer Elementary Parent Resource Center is designed to ensure the academic and social-emotional well-being of every student at Albert Schweitzer Elementary by providing a center for accessing programs and help. Excellence in education requires support, sacrifice, and involvement from the total community. People have a responsibility to themselves and others. Valuing the parent's role and responsibility strengthens the school environment. Albert Schweitzer Elementary respects and addresses the needs of the total person. The school is dedicated to enabling students to become accountable, creative, self-aware, and productive citizens who utilize the knowledge, the skills, and the desire for continuous learning, essential elements to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
The Neshaminy community has a proud tradition of integrating its people, its programs, and its resources. This grant will further that tradition by providing Schweitzer ES parents with the tools they need to support their children as they navigate their way through their school year.