Philadelphia E&T Newsletter

March 2023

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Progress Reports

The 3rd Quarter is moving quickly!! Progress Reports were mailed on Friday, 3/3! Parents please review your child's Progress Report and check their grades on Powerschool. The 3rd Quarter ends on Friday, March 24th!

Quarterly Exams

3rd Quarter Exams will be taken on Monday, 20th & Tuesday, March 21st! Students should review material from the Quarter and any study guide provided by the teacher. Exams are worth 20% of the Quarter grade.

Special Schedules in March

Wednesdays in March are "B" Schedules

Friday, March 17th is an "E" Schedule with 11:35 dismissal

Friday, March 31st is a "B" Schedule

Parent Involvement

We are seeking parents to get involved in the reformation of a Parent/Guardian Advisory Council for the 2023-2024 School Year! The PGAC will begin meeting monthly in the evenings in July 2023. Any parents/guardians interested in getting involved in this advisory council, can sign up by clicking the link here:


The Philadelphia E&T Charter High School is seeking (1) parent-leader to represent the parent/guardian community as a member of the Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter High School’s Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees is the governing Board of the school and meets one time per month on Friday’s at 8:00AM. The Board of Trustees is seeking a 9th or 10th grade parent as a member’s term is for 4 years.

Interested parents/guardian applicants must:

-Have a student in grade 9 or 10 at Philadelphia E&T Charter HS

-Pass PA criminal background, FBI and PA child abuse clearances

-Have an overall passion for the programming at Philadelphia E&T Charter HS

-Be available at 8AM, one Friday per month to attend meetings

-Complete Public Ethics Financial Interest Statements annual

-Be available to attend annual Board of Trustees meetings

-Take an oath of fiduciary stewardship of public dollars

Interviews will be conducted by committee members of the Board of Trustees.

Interested applicants should email a resume to and or contact Erin Dugherty, Chief Executive Officer at 267-514-1823 Ext 240 by phone.

Honors Bowling Trips

Students who earned First or Second Honors for the 2nd Quarter are being rewarded with a Bowling Trip!

Students must hand in a signed permission slip to attend the trip. All school rules are in place on the day of the trip; students must wear school uniform. Students report to school at regular time and will depart school at 9am; they will return around 12:45pm. They will be dismissed from school upon their return to the building.

Friday, March 10th - 11th & 12th Grades Honor Student Trip

Thursday, March 16th - 9th & 10th Grades Honor Student Trip

10th Grade Class Trip

The 10th Grade class will be taking a science themed trip to The Philadelphia Zoo on Thursday, 3/30! Students will receive a permission slip that must be signed and returned. Students with a failing conduct grade or have been discipline concerns will not be permitted to attend.

11th Grade Class Trip

11th Grade Class Trip will be taking a history themed trip to The Eastern State Penitentiary on Thursday, 3/30! Students will be given a guided tour of the historic site. Students will receive a permission slip that must be signed and returned. Students with a failing conduct grade or have been discipline concerns will not be permitted to attend.

Afterschool Program

PE&T's FREE Afterschool programming is held each Monday-Thursday and all students are still able to sign up. This month starts our new Web Design and Coding Club! Come learn how to build your very own website! To sign-up for any program please email Victor Anderson at


Senior Parent Webinar on Zoom, March 14th at 6:00. Senior Activities will be discussed.

Seniors! Check your email next week for a Google form to vote for the Senior Prom theme!

Senior Prom will be June 8, 2023 at the IATSE Ballroom (2401 S Swanson St, Philadelphia, PA 19148) from 6:30-10:30. Tickets are $80, and not included in the Senior Fee.

Senior Fee is $300 and due by April 1st. You can drop Cash or checks to Ms. Wray in Room 300. Pay by Venmo @petchs or PayPal @PETCHS2002. Please put Senior Fee and Students name in the memo line.


Philadelphia E&T is excited to share with families our new life skills lab. This room is a multi-purpose room. The room was designed to support students with cognitive and/or physical disabilities to safely practice life skills. The Life Skills Lab replicates various environments, allowing students to gain experience managing independently in these settings as part of their transition programming. This life skills lab will also be a space for our culinary club, it offers a full kitchen for students to gain exposure to culinary arts, in conjunction with our community partners. As we begin to get comfortable with our new school building, we plan to incorporate the use of the life skills lab into our Cooperative Education Program.