Lea Express for Friday, October 24

Posted on December 11, 2019
Categories: Lea Express


Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT)
Thank you to all of our families that came out for our first APTT Meeting!   APTT (https://aptt.wested.org/) is a classroom-based, teacher-led, data-driven family engagement model focused on supporting children’s academic goals by linking home and school learning. This was the first of our three 75-minute group meetings for this year.  Families will participate in one 30-minute individual, family-child session during report card conferences. Information about our second APTT Family Meeting with be available in November.

Picture Day
Our Picture Day was this past Wednesday, October 23. The make-up date for Picture Day will be November 25. Please make sure you send your picture money with your student or pay online!

Pretzel Sales!
Pretzels will be sold each Wednesday and cost $1.  Please be sure to send money in with your students on Tuesday if you’d like them to have a pretzel treat.

Interim Reports
Interim Reports for Quarter 1 were sent home this past week.  Please be sure to check your student’s book bag! If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher(s).

Fundraising Events
Thank you for all of your support of our Dress Down Day and Hot Dog Sale today!  The students enjoyed their day and raised money for our PBIS fund. Thank you for all of your support and help.


Grades 5-8 After-School Program enrollment
The PAEP After-School Program is still enrolling students! See details below:

  • Grades (5-8): Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP) STEAM Program: The PAEP after-school program is a STEAM-focused program (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) for students in Grades 5-8. PAEP will start programming on Wednesday, 10/2. Enrollment packets for the PAEP after-school program are available in the Main Office. Contact Ms. Evans (taevans@philasd.org), Mr. Brown (antbrown001@gmail.com), or Mr. Rich (rjliuzzi@gse.upenn.edu) with any questions.
    • NOTE: Grades 5-8 students must choose between the PAEP STEAM and UACS Sports programs–they CANNOT enroll in both programs.

UACS After-School Program Closed: 11/15 & 11/22
The UACS After-School Program will be closed on Friday November 15 and Friday November 22  for staff professional development. On these dates, all UACS students must be picked up at the half-day early dismissal time of 12:09 pm.


School Advisory Council (SAC)
The Lea SAC will meet on Wednesday, November 13th, at 4:30pm in the school library.
A summary of the October meeting will be available in next week’s Lea Express.  Please make sure you join us for our next meeting in November!
2019-2020 SAC meeting dates: 2019: 11/13, 12/11 | 2020: 1/8, 2/12, 3/11, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3

Home & School Association (HSA)
The Lea HSA will meet on  Tuesday, November 19th, at 3:30 pm in Room 106.  Meeting notes will be posted in next week’s Lea Express.
2019-2020 HSA meeting dates: 2019: 11/19, 12/17 | 2020: 1/21, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19

Parenting Plus Café
Please join us for our Parenting Plus Café program each Friday! The Parenting Plus Cafe meets every Friday morning in the Lea Library from 8:30 – 10:30 am. Contact our Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Liaison, Mr. Brown (antbrown001@gmail.com), and/or the program facilitator, Ms. Denise (dalessan@devereux.org) with any questions.


Operation Warm Sixers Visit
We haven’t received the coats for our students yet.  We distribute them as soon as they arrive. If you have a pressing need, please contact the main office so that we can provide you with a coat immediately.

SHOUT OUT to Mr. Rich, Ms. Clarke, Ms. Tasha and Mr. Brown for sponsoring the fantastic events we’ve had over the last few weeks.  We appreciate you for all you do!