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Bessie Carmichael / Filipino Education Center (K8) (PreK-5 Campus)

School code number: 449
Grade level: PreK-8
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

375 7th Street , San Francisco, CA, 94103
6-8 Campus: 824 Harrison Street, 94107
Neighborhood: South of Market
Phone: 415-615-8441
Fax: 415-355-7683
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Principal: Tina Lagdamen

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    At Bessie Carmichael we strive to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment where students are motivated to come to school knowing they will have many opportunities to participate and develop their intellect, health, emotional, and social well-being. We encourage students to take risks and have the desire to exceed expectations. It is our aim to ensure that every student becomes a well-rounded learner, ready to face the challenges of the new century.

    Teachers at Bessie Carmichael encourage students to think critically and apply their knowledge to the world around them. We have instituted fun curricular events such as Wind-Up Wednesday aimed to get everyone physically active and fit, and Fun Friday meant to celebrate physical fitness and good behavior. We partner middle school teachers and staff with students to help build and foster stronger, more personalized relationships among staff and students. We value the diversity of our school community through celebrations such as the Multicultural Day, Latino Heritage Day, United Nations Day, and Black History Month. These events provide opportunities for our communities to learn from the richness of each other's cultural backgrounds. Bessie Carmichael School continues to pursue efforts to improve the home-school partnership by offering opportunities to get parents more involved and engaged in the education of their children.

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    Before-School Programs

    Sunrise Club (free breakfast provided). Playworks before-school structured play activities.

    Afterschool Programs

    Bessie Carmichael afterschool program (ExCEL Program), operated on-site by YMCA Embarcadero and Galing Bata. Offered at no cost to family. Runs from end of school until 6 PM. Boys and Girls Club (offsite). United Playaz Program (offsite). West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center After-school Program (offsite).

    SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program: Pre-K only, 45 Cleveland Street, 7:30AM-5:30PM, (415) 615-8450.

    Special Education Programs

    • Designated instructional services
    • Resource specialist program

    Language Programs

    • Filipino
    • Spanish
    Foreign Language Enrichment School (FLES) - Tagalog, English Plus Pathway, Newcomer Pathway (Filipino K-5)

    Student Support Programs

    CARE Team, which encompasses the Student Assistance Program (SAP), Student Success Team (SST), and Student Attendance Review Team (SART). School Social Worker (formerly known as "Learning Support Provider"). Playworks Program (recess and structured play program). SOMA Family Resource Network. YMCA Embarcadero Student Counseling. Literacy Intervention Through Performing Arts Intervention Groups. Literacy Intervention Groups. After-school individual tutoring in algebra.

    Arts and Enrichment

    Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) teachers.  San Francisco Ballet Dance in Schools and Communities (DISC) Residency Program.  ArtSpan.

    School Day Academic Enrichment

    Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program. Experiential field trips in arts and science.