Community Schools Corner
John H. Webster School became a community school in 2019. Ms. Shira Smillie joined Webster School as the Community School Coordinator in 2019. Ms. Smillie is responsible for bringing more resources and programs to Webster and ensuring that the community can find the resources they need at Webster school.
Thus far Ms. Smillie has worked to bring a Adult Basic Education class for Harrowgate residents to Webster as well as a literacy based drama club for fourth and fifth grade students at Webster. Ms. Smillie also helps to coordinate the new mural that Webster will be located in the main hallway of Webster.
- Parent Newsletter: Sign up for our parent newsletter. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to be added.
- Instagram: Follow us @websterelementaryschool
- Free food: Text “FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877” to find free food sites near you. Or visit phila.gov/food
- Harrowgate Neighborhood: https://www.phila.gov/food/#/?services=&address=3400%20frankford%20avenue
- Technology support: If you need help with technical support, digital literacy training, low-cost or free computers, and/or affordable internet call 215-426-7940.
- Housing Assistance: Visit http://www.phillytenant.org/ for support or call 267-443-2500.
- Free baby, toddler, and pregnancy supports for parents: Visit: https://www.phila.gov/2020-04-15-free-pregnancy-baby-and-toddler-supports-during-covid-19
If you have any ideas on how to make Webster more awesome, don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Smillie ?
Community School Coordinator
John H. Webster School
3400 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134
As far as resources for our families this is the best guide that is continuously being updated as schools remain closed due to COVID-19.