Lea Express for Friday, March 8

Posted on March 8, 2019
Categories: Lea Express


Tuesday, March 12
Lea-Penn Alexander SEED Community Meeting, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Lea Library

Thursday, March 14
Career Day (Grades 6-8), 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Library

Friday, March 22 & Friday, March 29
PBIS Movie Trips for Grades 3-8 (March 22) and Grades K-2 (March 29)

April 3
Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) Meetings, Grades K, 1, & 3

April 3, 4, and 5
Report Card Conferences


Interim Reports
Your student will be bringing home an interim report this week. Please check your student’s book bag.  If you don’t receive one by Friday, please contact your child’s teacher or the main office at (215)400-7660.

Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT)
Our next Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) meetings for Grades K, 1, and 3 will occur on Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:00 – 6:15 pm in your child’s classroom. Childcare will be provided, and we will serve snacks and refreshments during the APTT session.

We hope to see all of our kindergarten, first, and third grade families on April 3rd!

PBIS Field Trips
Later this month, we will hold our third reward field trip for positive behavior. This PBIS trip will be a movie field trip during the school day on Friday, March 22nd (for Grades 3-8) and Friday, March 29th (for Grades K-2). 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 no later than Monday, March 18th.

Lea Talent Show
Lea’s Talent Show scheduled for March 15th has been cancelled.  We’ve had a lack of interest this year.

Upcoming Testing
We have a number of tests coming up, including the Benchmark Tests for Grades 3-8, the Naglieri Screening for our 2nd grade students, and the Pennsylvania State Assessments.  Please see the attached information and encourage your students daily!

Nursing Services
Nurse Harrison is currently out on leave. We have arranged to have substitute nursing services here at Lea for a portion of the day.  Please be sure to contact the main office at (215)400-7660 if you have any questions or concerns.


Lea After-School Program
Below are some reminders regarding the after-school program:

  • The Lea After-School Program dismisses at 5:00 pm on Wednesdays for staff professional development. All after-school students must be picked up by no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesdays.
  • The after-school program waiting list for Grades K-3 closed, and we will not be accepting any new application for the waiting list. Families on the waiting list will be contacted when space is available.


School Advisory Council (SAC)
Our last SAC meeting was this past Wednesday, March 6th.  We will share an update about the last meeting in next week’s Lea Express.

Upcoming SAC meeting dates: 4/3/19, 5/8/19

Home & School Association (HSA)
HSA meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month during the rest of the school year. The next HSA meeting is on Wednesday, March 20th at 3:30 pm in Room 106.

The HSA is selling Lea swag as a fundraiser! We have “be-LEA-ve” t-shirts as well as Lea pop sockets and stickers! 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.

Upcoming HSA meeting dates: 3/20/19, 4/10/19, 5/15/19

Lea-Penn Alexander SEED
(Seeking Educational Equity in Diversity) Community Conversations

Principals Savage and Farrell (from Penn Alexander School) are hosting monthly discussions with members of the Lea and PAS communities as part of a Seeking Educational Equity in Diversity (SEED) series. The next community meeting is next Tuesday, March 12th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Lea Library. To RSVP, please email Lea’s Community Partnerships Coordinator, Mr. Rich Liuzzi (rjliuzzi@gse.upenn.edu).

Lea Express-PAS SEED Equity Group_2019.02.19

Adult ESOL Class
Renewal Presbyterian Church is currently providing an adult ESOL class (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Classes are free, but your textbook costs $33. Free childcare will be provided by request. Registration is ongoing on Tuesdays between 7:00-9:00 pm at Renewal Church (4633 Cedar Avenue). If you have any questions, please call 484-441-3969 or email ESL@renewalwestphilly.org.

You can also check out their website: www.renewalwestphilly.org/eslclass.

FamiLEA Cooking Club
Lea families! Join us for family cooking fun next Wednesday, March 13th, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in Cafeteria A!

Lea Express Cooking Club_2019.03.13

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 here (https://tinyurl.com/leafamilysurvey), as well as in the “Spotlight” section and the “Parents” section of the Lea school website (https://lea.philasd.org/). Also, 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!