Video Description:

In the blue background on the left side of the brief animation of motion of PSD logo of yellow hands open with white roof and columns, yellow roof and door come out. On the right side, Yellow lettering of “PB’s Corner January 2023”

Fade and Peter Bailey appear. He is wearing a green dress shirt with a gold diamond tie. He is sitting on the chair. Background: There is a blue wall with few frames on the wall. The file cabinet and shelf show in the background. There is a PSD logo on the bottom right corner: Blue and yellow PSD logo with 50% opacity.

Hello. These are my updates for January 2023. Happy New Year everyone. I look forward to everything the new year has in store.

I want to say thank you to those of you who supported us through our annual appeal, holiday giving and in particular a thank you to those of you who are new supporters of the school. We appreciate your donations.

I was able to attend a couple of community events in December. I saw alumni at the PSD 2020 holiday party as well as attended the PCBDA (Philadelphia Chapter of Black Deaf Advocates) gathering. I know these kinds of events were happening more before COVID but have been put on hold the last two or three years. If you are having these kinds of events please feel free to contact us. Melissa and I would like to be available to attend, present, and meet you at these events. Now that things are opening we are eager to do that more. It is also a transition time for us.

In terms of other school updates, we do not have a lot this month. This will be a short video. I wanted to make sure you all have February 4th on the calendar for the school’s Homecoming. We will be playing against the New York School for the Deaf, Fanwood. 11:00am for the girls and then the boys immediately after, around 12 30. We hope you will all be here to support our students and also have the time together. February is also a time for tournaments. The ESDAA tournament for the girls will be happening at the Learning Center. The new name for that school is the Marie Phillip School and the Walden school. If you see the acronym MPWS that is the school formerly known as The Learning Center. That tournament will be February 10-12 weekend. The following weekend the boys will have their tournament at Fanwood on February 17-19. For more information you can look at the website. That is really all I have to share with you this month because December was a short month. I am sure January will get busier and we will have more information to share with you next time. Stay safe and be well.

End with a blue background. Top PSD logo of yellow hands open with white roof and columns, yellow roof and door. White Lettering “Pennsylvania School for the Deaf” Four faded yellow circles of social media outlet logos on the bottom of Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Youtube logos. White  lettering “Follow us @psd1820”