In light of the statewide stay-at-home directive by Governor Tom Wolf and the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff, our office and programs will be closed until April 30th. Please check back for updates. For our POP families, please visit the resource section in our POP family portal for instructional videos made by our POP TA’s for your students to continue learning and practicing at home during this time.

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Tuesday, March 17 Saint Francis de Sales


           The Buzz 

What’s POPpin at St. Francis?

General Updates & Reminders


The POP Family Portal is officially live! All POP families can access this portal at any time to view information for both your site and POP in general. The portal can now be used to make payments, access the weekly newsletter (blog) and online musical resources, view site and POP-wide calendars and upcoming events, and more!

How to access the POP Family Portal:

  1. Go to (bookmark this site if you haven’t already!)
  2. Click on ‘POP Family’ (tabs across top of the screen: ‘About’, ‘Programs’, ‘How we work’, etc)
  3. Type in password: popfamily


To view the weekly St. Francis newsletter (which is now called a blog):

  1. Click the ‘POP Family Blog‘ box
  2. Click ‘SFDS’ blog. 


I will still send out a weekly email with a link to each individual blog post.


Registration for POP Summer Programming is still open. Now is a great time to secure your spot with us this summer (limited spots remaining!) Click the link below to fill out a registration form online and read more about summer programming at POP! 


Registration Deadline: March 31


All outstanding balances are due at this time. Visit the FAMILY PORTAL to make a payment online (checks/money orders are still accepted in person).


Teacher Feature


Meet our fabulous Teaching Artists!

Each week we will shine a spotlight one of the
18 teachers on our St. Francis team.

We are so lucky to have each and every one of them here at POP!


Caleb Wiebe

Caleb Wiebe, a trumpeter from Philadelphia, has performed professionally with the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico, with organist Clara Gerdes at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and with members of the American Brass Quintet at the Aspen Music Festival. While attending Curtis Institute of Music, he and his colleagues won first prize at the National Trumpet Competition in the trumpet ensemble division. During his time as a founding member of The Brass Project, Caleb performed at Santa Fe Pro Musica, at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, and at Music from Angel Fire, and premiered over thirty works written for the ensemble. Their debut album, “Cityscaping,” released in December 2018. Caleb received his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He continued his studies at the Colburn School in Los Angeles before earning an Artist Diploma at the Curtis Institute of Music


Upcoming Events



POP is scheduled to resume on MONDAY, APRIL 13.


Updates/changes will be sent out regularly by our staff.

Please keep your eyes open for emails and texts!


Be well, stay healthy, stay inside!

-Ms. Allie