GLA West Connections

Week of October 8 - October 12

Growing into our Greatness ...Not a Moment to Waste!

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Letters were sent home on Tuesday to those 3-8th grade scholars who are invited to attend. Please return permission slips by Friday, October 12th.


Greetings to all of the new families joining us and hello again to our returning families! The Special Services Department is so excited to continue getting to know all of you. We are looking forward to our Yes We Can! year....we know that through perseverance and collaboration scholars will continue to grow in excellence. If you haven't had a chance yet to meet our new dynamic team, please let me introduce them to you.

As always, we seek to collaborate with you so that we can work as a team to make sure that we see progress in our scholars. Feel free to reach out to me at or to your scholar's case manager if you have any concerns.

Ms. McLaughlin:

Ms. Davis:

Mrs. Joyner:

Ms. Caraballo:

Upcoming Events

Coffee with the CEO

Thursday, Oct. 11th, 10am

4601 West Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA

Join us for an intimate workshop with our CEO, Dr. Booker, and Principal Tyler to learn about our socio-emotional push, plans for high school and much more.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Global Excursion Meeting!

Calling all parents of Collegiate Academy (6-8th grade) scholars. Please join us for a Global Excursion Meeting on October 16, 2018.

Global Excursion Parent Meeting (6-8th Grade)

Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 6pm

4601 West Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA

Join us to learn about this year's Global Excursions. Please click the link below to RSVP.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Collegiate Academy Bowties & Breakfast

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 9:30am

4601 West Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA

Join us for a (6-8th grade) Male Only Breakfast Event. Please wear a bowtie.

Please click the link below to RSVP.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Nurse Immunizations

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Mandated Examinations and Non-Compliance

  • All K, 1st and 6th grade scholars require physical exams
  • All K, 1st, 3rd and 7th grade scholars require dental exams

There are currently GLA scholars who are non-compliant with their immunizations. Letters were sent home with those scholars last week. Please check your child's communication binder to see if he/she received the envelope and ensure that these immunizations are brought up to date ASAP.

Bowties and Breakfast

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 9:30am

4601 West Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA

Male parents and stakeholders! Please join us for Collegiate Academy's Breakfast and Bowties event! This is a male-only event and all father figures are encourages to attend. Please wear a bowtie. RSVP below.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Parent Reminders


8th-grade Special Services parents and scholars we will be hosting the LeGare High School workshop at 6 pm on October 10th at our West site (4601 W. Girard Avenue) and 6 pm October 17th at our Southwest site (5200 Pine Street).


Trimester One Interim Reports will be sent home with scholars on Wednesday, October 17th.


All GLA Parents and families are expected to adhere to the GLA Cell Phone policy that is outlined in our handbook. Scholars are NOT permitted to keep cell phones with them during the school day, even if they are turned off. All scholars are required to turn cell phones in to their homeroom teachers who house them in bins that are locked up. Scholars who fail to adhere to this policy will have their cell phones confiscated and they will not be returned without a formal parent meeting. We thank you for your support of our efforts to keep scholars safe.

October Calendar

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Get Healthy GLA!

GLA is proud to be a healthy living school and we are committed to helping scholars build nutritious habits. We need your help. Please review the attached wellness policy and support our efforts.

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