Lea Express for Friday, November 27

Posted on December 13, 2019
Categories: Lea Express



Pretzel Sales!
Pretzels will be sold each Wednesday and cost $1. Please be sure to send money in with your students.

Student Council Applications & Elections
Applications for the Lea Student Council are open until December 9th! Students in Grades 5-8 who are interested in becoming a member of Student Council must complete and submit the Lea Student Council Application packet to Mr. Rich’s mailbox by Monday, December 9th. Applications can be found on the Main Office counter. Please be aware that students are required to get letters of recommendation from (a) their homeroom teacher and (b) another teacher/staff member.. After all applications have been reviewed by the Student Council sponsors (Mr. Rich and Principal Savage) and eligible candidates have been selected, there will be school-wide elections on Wednesday, December 11th.

Winter Concerts
We will be holding our annual Winter Concert on Thursday, December 12th in the Auditorium! Grades  3-5 will attend the concert from 1:15 – 2:00 pm, and Grade K-2 will attend from 2:15 – 3:00 pm. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Operation Warm Sixers Visit 
We have an update regarding the winter coats that we have been waiting to be delivered from Operation Warm as part of the 76ers–Operation Warm “Coats for Kids” event back in October. During the event in October, only a small number of classrooms were able to get their winter coats due to unexpected issues that Operation Warm experienced with their organization’s inventory of coats at that time. Thus, we have been checking in with Operation Warm since the event to confirm a date for the delivery of our coats. We just received confirmation that Operation Warm will deliver coats the week of December 9th.  We will develop a schedule for distributing winter coats to ALL of our students once the coats have arrived. We apologize to those of you who were planning for these coats to arrive before the winter weather. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Rich (rjliuzzi@gse.upenn.edu).


Grades 5-8 After-School Program Enrollment
The PAEP After-School Program is still enrolling students! The Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP) Program is a STEAM-focused program (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) for students in Grades 5-8. Contact Ms. Evans (taevans@philasd.org) or Mr. Brown (antbrown001@gmail.com) with any questions.

NOTE: Grades 5-8 students must choose between the PAEP STEAM and UACS Sports programs–they CANNOT enroll in both programs.


School Advisory Council (SAC)
The Lea SAC met on Wednesday, November 13th and will meet again on Wednesday, December 11th from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in the Lea Library.

2019-2020 SAC meeting dates: 2019: 12/11 | 2020: 1/8, 2/12, 3/11, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3

Home & School Association (HSA)
The next HSA meeting will be on Tuesday, December 17th from 4:00-5:00 pm in Room 106.

2019-2020 HSA meeting dates: 2019: 12/17 | 2020:  1/21, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19

FamiLEA Fun Night
Our 4th annual FamiLEA Fun Night is being held on Thursday, 12/12 from 4:o0 – 7:30 pm. Please see the flyer below for more details, and we hope to see you at FamiLEA Fun Night!

Volunteering at Lea
If you are a parent, guardian, or family member of a Lea student and you wish to volunteer at the school (including chaperoning field trips), you are required to attend a mandatory Volunteer Orientation Training with our Family & Community Engagement Liaison, Mr. Brown (antbrown001@gmail.com) and Community Partnerships Coordinator, Mr. Rich (rjliuzzi@gse.upenn.edu). The next training will be on Friday, 1/24/20. We hope to see you then!

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, ending on Friday, 12/20. 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.