School Calendar 2012-2013

Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School

School Calendar 2012-2013




20th-24th- Staff Development Week (8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.)




5th-First Day of School (8:15 a.m.)

6th and 7th-4Sight Benchmark/Running Records

22nd-Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run

25th- Back to School Night (6:30 p.m.)

28th-Kuzaliwa Celebration

28th-1/2 day—12:00pm dismissal/Staff Development (Cluster Meetings)




5th- Harambee Movie Night 6pm ($5.00)

8th-Ancestor’s Day (Majani Marefu Day) School and Office Closed

9th- Classes Resume (8:15am)

15th-19th-Progress Reports Available

17th --Picture Day

26th-Kuzaliwa Celebration

26th-1/2 day---12:00pm dismissal/Staff Development

28th –Juvenile Diabetes Walk—8:30am registration, Philadelphia Art Museum

30th-Parent’s Meeting—Theme-Origins




5th “Lets Move” Harambee Day-Michelle Obama’s Healthy Initiative

6th-Election Day—School and Office Closed

12th-Ancestor’s Day—School and Office Closed

13th—Classes Resume

19th –Smile Program (Dentist visit)

20th—Umoja Karamu Assembly Program

21st Umoja Karamu Feast (11:00am-1:30pm)

22nd-23rd –Umoja Karamu Holiday

26th-Classes Resume (8:15am)

27th-Parent’s Meeting—Math and Technology (6:30pm)

30th—Kuzaliwa Celebration

30th—1/2 day 12:00pm dismissal/Staff Development

30th—End of the 1st Marking Period




3rd—Beginning of 2nd Report Period

7th –Harambee Movie Night 6:30pm ($5.00)

11th-Report Card Conferences—School Closed for students

12th—1/2 day 12:00pm dismissal--Report Card Conferences (1:00-5:00)

14th—Pre Kwanzaa Program

20th—1/2 day 12:00pm dismissal/Staff Gathering

21st—Kuzaliwa Celebration—1/2 day-12:00pm dismissal

24th-January 2, 2013—Winter Break



3rd-Classes Resume (8:15am)

21st -Ancestor’s Day (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)/School and Office Closed

22nd—Classes Resume

25th—Kuzaliwa Celebration—1/2 day 12:00pm dismissal/Staff Development

29th—Parent Meeting—RELA (6:30pm)




4th-8th-Progress Reports Available

18th-- Ancestor’s Day-School and Office Closed

22nd—Kuzaliwa Celebration—1/2day dismissal/Staff Development

26th –Parent Meeting---Civil Rights (6:30pm)





11th-15th—PSSA Writing (5th and 8th grade)

18th-22nd—PSSA Writing Make Ups

19th—Parent Meeting—Science (6:30pm)

22nd—Kuzaliwa Celebration—1/2 day 12:00pm dismissal/Staff Development

22nd—End of 2nd Marking Period

25th-April 1st-Spring Break




2nd—Classes Resume (8:15am)

2nd—Autism Awareness (Wear your blue)

2nd—Beginning of 3rd Report Period

8th-19th PSSA Math and Reading (3rd-8th grades)

9th-11th—1/2 days 12:00pm dismissal/ Report Card Conferences (12:45-4:00)

13th—Walk and Run Against Hunger—Philadelphia Museum of Art

22nd-26th—PSSA Science (4th and 8th grades)

26th—Kuzaliwa Celebration—1/2 day 12:00pm dismissal/Staff Development

29th-May 3rd—PSSA Math, Reading and Science Make-Ups

30th –Parent Meeting—Images in the Media (6:30pm)




13th-17th—Progress Reports Available

20th-22nd—Track and Field Days

24th –Cineplex--1/2 day 12:00pm dismissal/Staff Development

27th—Ancestor’s Day/School and Office Closed

28th—Parent Meeting—Grows and Glows (6:30pm)

31st—Kuzaliwa Celebration—1/2 day 12:00pm dismissal/Staff Development




6th---Move-Up Day

7th-Afrikan Street Festival

12th—Awards Assembly (K-4th grades)

13th—Awards Assembly (5th-8th grades)

14th—1/2 day 12:00pm dismissal/Moors Closing Exercise (1:00pm)

17th—1/2 day 12:00pm dismissal

18th—1/2 day 12:00pm dismissal/Staff Gathering

19th –1/2 day 12:00pm dismissal/ Last day of school