Dear Foose Families,
I am your Family Engagement Specialist for Foose Elementary School, Mrs. Philicia. I hope you all are doing well and starting to adjust to this year’s virtual learning experience. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to help you and your family through this confusing period. Let me tell you a little about myself. I reside in Harrisburg, PA with my husband and three children. I have several years of experience working with adults and children ranging from home-based services to school settings.
As the Family Engagement Specialist, I will serve as the bridge between Foose Elementary School staff and parents; having the responsibility to relay the needs of one to the other. I will serve as a school-based intermediary contact for concerns and comments made by parents and community members, will promote sharing of power with parents as decision-makers, and very importantly, will help parents understand the educational system so that they may become better advocates for their children’s education. I am here to assist you with any issue you may have and help you find the best suitable solution. The services I can provide include but not limited to employment assistance, help with applications, clearances and resources. My focus will be on state and district goals and standards for Title I programming related to parent involvement. I will be inviting all families to upcoming school events and parent meetings. Please join us via Zoom then one day soon in-person!
I am looking forward to getting to know you all while offering my assistance to every parent and family. Every Friday I will offer a Zoom meeting to hear all questions and concerns. I will follow up with any family that may need my services privately. To get a link to the Zoom meeting and information on resources and services visit my Google site,
I remain available to you at your convenience and if you have any questions or concerns, my office hours and contact information is listed below. If my office hours do not work for you, appointments are welcomed.
Family Engagement Specialist
Foose Elementary School
Office: Blue Room(Left side at the start of the Blue hallway)
1301 Sycamore St, Harrisburg, PA 17104
Harrisburg School District
Office#: (717) 703-1456
Office Hours: M-T 9AM – 3PM Friday 9AM – 2PM