Lea Express for Friday, November 2

Posted on November 5, 2018
Categories: Lea Express


Tuesday, November 6 – Schools Closed – Election Day – Professional Development for Staff Only

Wednesday, November 7; Thursday, November 8; Friday, November 9 – Early Dismissal Half-Days – Report Card Conferences School dismisses at 12:09 PM

Saturday, November 10 – Fall Schoolyard Clean-Up, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monday, November 12 – Veterans’ Day – No School


School Selection Process

The District’s school selection process ends today, Friday, November 2nd! If you have any questions about how to go through the process, please reach out to our counselors, Ms. Gessler (tantes@philasd.org) and Mr. Hollenbach (jhollenbach@philasd.org).

Book Fair

The Lea Book Fair is here!  The Book Fair will run from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm each day from November 1st through November 9th.  Classes are invited to shop on November 2nd and November 5th. If you’d like to volunteer, please see one of our HSA members or email them at leahomeandschool@gmail.com.

Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT): Grades K, 1, 3

APTT individual family-teacher meetings will be held during Report Card Conferences on November 7th, 8th, and 9th. Teachers will meet with each family one-on-one to discuss their child’s goals and progress. APTT Family Meeting #2 will be on January 30th at 1:00 pm during Report Card Conferences.

School Advisory Council (SAC)

The next SAC meeting will be November 14th from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Lea Library (please note that this is the second Wednesday of the month).

SAC meeting dates for 2018-2019: 11/14/18, 12/5/18, 1/9/19, 2/6/19, 3/6/19, 4/3/19, 5/8/19

Home and School Association (HSA)

The HSA is selling Lea swag as a fundraiser! We have “be-LEA-ve” t-shirts as well as Lea pop sockets! Ask an HSA officer or email us at leahomeandschool@gmail.com. Baseball T’s are $15, regular T’s are $10, and pop sockets are $3.

The next monthly meeting of the Home and School Association (HSA) will be on Thursday, November 15th  at 3:30 pm in Room 106.

HSA meeting dates for 2018-2019: 11/15/18, 12/20/18, 1/17/19, 2/21/19, 3/21/19, 4/11/19, 5/16/19

Fall Schoolyard Clean-Up

On Saturday, November 10, volunteers from the West Philadelphia Coalition for Neighborhood Schools will be doing a fall clean-up of our schoolyard from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. If you are free and wish to volunteer, show up on Saturday, November 10th and lend a helping hand!

PBIS Roller Skating Field Trip

Every quarter of the school year, the school will organize a field trip for students who have earned enough Lea bucks for positive behavior to reserve a spot on the trip. Our first PBIS field trip of the school year will be a roller skating trip at Rolling Thunder Skating Center on Wednesday, November 21st during the school day. The cost for the field trip is 150 Lea bucks, and there are limited spots available. Students should submit their Lea bucks to their homeroom teacher to reserve their spot.


Lea After-School Program

Lea’s after-school program director, Ms. Arttia, has started an enrollment wait-list for interested families. As after-school spots open up, Ms. Arttia will contact families on the wait-list.

The Lea After-School Program will dismiss at 3:00 PM during Early Dismissal days (next Wednesday, November 7; Thursday, November 8; Friday, November 9).  Please pick your students up promptly.

On Thursday, November 8 from 3:00-4:00 PM, we will have a meeting for parents, guardians and families of students that attend the Lea After-School Program. The meeting will take place in the Library.

After next week, the Lea After-School Program will dismiss at 5:00 PM on Wednesdays for staff professional development.


Lea Family Survey

Our Family Survey is designed to help us learn more about families’ perspectives on our school and its programming. A link to the online survey is available both in the “Spotlight” section and the “Parents” section of the Lea school website (https://lea.philasd.org/), and paper copies are available on the Partnerships Office bulletin board (Room 125 next to the Visitors Entrance stairway), which should be returned to Mr. Rich’s mailbox. It should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete the survey. Please consider taking a few minutes to share your thoughts and ideas with us!

Volunteering at Lea

In order to volunteer in any capacity this year (including chaperoning field trips), parents/guardians and community members must attend a mandatory Volunteer Orientation Training at Lea with our Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Liaison, Mr. Brown.

The next training will be Wednesday, November 7th, from 12:30-1:30 pm. Please RSVP to Mr. Brown (antbrown001@gmail.com) if you plan to attend.