Lea Express for Friday, November 16

Posted on November 16, 2018
Categories: Lea Express


Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 – Schools Closed: Thanksgiving

Wednesday, December 5 – FamiLEA Fun Night, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 11-Thursday, December 13 – Quarter 2 Interim Reports


PBIS October Attendance Challenge Reward

We had about 260 students with perfect attendance for the month of October!  As a reward, our perfect attendance winners received a free treat from the Ice Cream Truck on Wednesday, November 14th.  Please continue to encourage perfect attendance.  We’ll be announcing our December Attendance Challenge and reward right after Thanksgiving Break!

Honor Roll Assemblies

Congratulations to all of our Honor Roll Assembly participants!  We’re proud of your achievements and will continue to celebrate our students with an awards assembly each quarter.

Roller Skating Field Trip

Our first reward trip for positive behavior will be a roller skating trip to Rolling Thunder Skating Center on Wednesday, November 21st during the school day. The cost for the field trip is 150 Lea bucks and $4 for skate rentals, and there are only 100 spots available. Students should submit their Lea bucks to their homeroom teacher to reserve their spot by no later than Monday, November 19th.

FamiLEA Fun Night

Come out for a night of fun and games with friends and FamiLeas! We are having our 3rd annual Family Fun Night on Wednesday, December 5th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  We’ll be sharing information about Lea, and will have fun games, basket raffles, music, and more. Doors open at 4:00 pm, games will be in the auditorium and gym from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, and dinner is from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. If you have any questions or would like to donate a basket, please reach out to Mr. Brown.


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.

Moving forward, the Lea After-School Program will dismiss at 5:00 pm on Wednesdays for staff professional development. Thus, all after-school students must be picked up by no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesdays.

Young Quakers Community Athletics

Young Quakers is hosting a “Track & Field Bubble Trouble Meet” on Sunday, December 9th from – 10:00 am-12:00 pm! All 4th-8th grade students enrolled in YQ Track & Field are welcome and encouraged to attend to compete in an intramural meet. Lunch will be provided, and families are invited to attend.


Schoolyard Clean-Up

A VERY BIG thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with the schoolyard clean-up this past Saturday!

Give Kids Sight Day

Don’t miss Give Kids Sight Day! Uninsured kids under 18 years old can receive free eye exams and 2 FREE pairs of eyeglasses (if needed) this Saturday, November 17th, from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm at Jefferson Alumni Hall (1020 Locust Street). Try to get there early, and for more information, email  gksd@pccy.org, call 215-563-5848 x21, or search pccy.org/sightday. And remember: If your child has CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan), they can get an eye exam and 1 pair of glasses every year.

School Advisory Council (SAC)

The next SAC meeting will be December 12th 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: 12/12/18, 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 HSA meeting will be on Thursday, December 20th  at 3:30 pm in Room 105.

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

Family Café

Our Family Café program is an opportunity for Lea families to come together to support one another. The Family  Café meets every Friday morning from 9:00-11:00 am in the Lea Library (with a continental breakfast included). Upon program completion in December, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a Walmart Gift Card. For additional information, please speak with our Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Liaison, Mr. Brown (antbrown001@gmail.com).

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 takes about 10-15 minutes to complete the survey. Please consider taking a few minutes to share your thoughts 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 Friday, January 11th, from 2:00-3:00 pm. Please RSVP to Mr. Brown (antbrown001@gmail.com) if you plan to attend.





4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Math Carnival Games!

Literacy Minute-To-Win-It Games!

Raffle Baskets!