Lea Express for Friday, November 9

Posted on November 16, 2018
Categories: Lea Express


Saturday, November 10 – Fall Schoolyard Clean-Up, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Big Schoolyard

Monday, November 12 – Schools Closed: Veterans Day

Friday, November 16 – Honor Roll Assemblies, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Auditorium, Dress Down for a Dollar Day

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


Dress Down for a Dollar Day!

It’s time for another HSA-sponsored “Dress Down for a Dollar” day! On one Friday of every month, students may dress out of uniform according to that month’s theme by bringing a dollar to school to donate to the Home and School Association. November’s Dress Down Day is next Friday, November 16th, and the theme is “Fall into Fall.”

Honor Roll Assemblies

We will hold honor roll assembles next Friday, November 16th, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the auditorium. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend to celebrate our students!

PBIS October Attendance Challenge Reward

We had 256 students with perfect attendance for the month of October!  As a reward, our perfect attendance winners will receive a free treat from the Ice Cream Truck on Wednesday, November 14th in the Big School Yard from 1:30-2:45 PM.  Please continue to encourage perfect attendance. We’ll be announcing our December Attendance Challenge and reward right after Thanksgiving Break!

Roller Skating Field 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 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.

Family 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.


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 HSA meeting 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

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!