Lea Express for Friday, March 29

Posted on April 2, 2019
Categories: Lea Express


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

April 3, 4, and 5
Report Card Conferences (Half Day Early Dismissals, 12:09 pm)
Lea Book Fair!

April 3
Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) Meetings, Grades K/1/3, 5:00 – 6:15 pm

April 8
HSA Fundraiser at Chipotle at 3925 Walnut Street from 4-8 PM

April 12
Half Day Early Dismissal, 12:09 pm
PSSA Pep Rally, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spring Concert, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral (23 S. 38th St.)

April 18, 19 and 22
Spring Recess: Schools Closed


Lea Book Fair!
Our Lea Book Fair will take place the week of April 1st in the Lea Auditorium!  Classes will be brought down during the day to participate, and the Bookfair will be open to the public during Report Card Conferences. Please support our Book Fair!

Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT)
Our final Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) meetings of the school year 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
Our PBIS Trip for grades 3-8 today was great! Students saw Captain Marvel and had snacks!  We had an overwhelming number of students that wanted to attend so we’ll be scheduling a second trip!

On Monday, April 8th, our Grades K-2 students will have their PBIS trip. The cost for the field trip is 150 Lea bucks and there are only 100 spots available for each trip. Students should have already submitted their Lea bucks to their homeroom teacher to reserve their spot.  Please check with your younger students!

Testing Reminder
We have wrapped our Benchmark testing for this quarter.  Our second grade students will engaged in the Naglieri Screening over the next two weeks.  Additionally, some of our students will participate in PASA Testing through April 12th.

The Pennsylvania State Standardized Assessment (PSSA) for 3rd through 8th grades is as follows:

  • English Language Arts:  Monday, April 15th through Wednesdays, April 18th
  • Math:  Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th
  • Science (4th and 8th grades only): Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd
    Please encourage all of students to try their best!


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 Lea SAC met on Wednesday, April 3rd from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Lea Library. We discussed the School Budget, the School-Parent Compact, the Parent Engagement Policy and a few other items.  A full summary will be sent next week.

Upcoming SAC meeting dates: 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, April 10th at 3:30 pm in Room 106.

The HSA has a fundraiser planned on Monday, April 8th, from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Chipotle restaurant at 3925 Walnut Street. Bring the attached flyer with you OR tell the cashier that you’re supporting Lea Elementary School so that Lea can receive 33% of the sales between 4:00-8:00 pm!

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: 4/10/19, 5/15/19

Updated SDP Volunteer Policy

The clearance requirement for chaperones attending trips was recently updated by the Board of Education.

All field trip and chaperone activities require Volunteer Paperwork to be on file in the school’s Main Office.  That means you’ll need clearances to be a chaperone.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the volunteer clearance process, please reach out to the District’s Family and Community Engagement Office at volunteer@philasd.org or (215) 400-4180.

You can also speak with Mr. Brown (antbrown001@gmail.com) or Mr. Rich (rjliuzzi@gse.upenn.edu).