SLA-MS News, Week of May 14th

Hello SLA-MS Families! Here's what is happening at SLA-MS

School Calendar

The school district wants to hear from you! Please complete this survey for the School District of Philadelphia before June 8th!

Snack donations are needed! We are in need of healthy snacks such as granola bars, crackers and others that are allergy friendly. Please bring your donations to the office. Thank you!

Ms.Martin needs your help! We're super close to our funding goal on Donor's Choose. Help our students improve their film making skills with some video cameras. Click this link to make a donation & spread the word!

Mondays after school! Science club is taking a break until further notice. Enjoy the science of spring outside!

Thursdays after school! Due to obligations, “Miss E’s Home for Wayward Children” will be cancelled for the remainder of the school year. A big THANK YOU to all who have spent time with Miss E. on a Thursday afternoon!

Last Days for After School Labs: 5/17, Last Chess Club; 5/22, Last Lit Lab;5/23, Last Day for Math Lab; 5/23, Last Day for Mini-Course

Friday, May 18th: Early Dismissal at 12:20

Thursday, May 24th: Home & School Meeting, 6pm at SLA-MS

Monday, May 28th: School is Closed, Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

June 6th: New Family Night! 5-7pm, Location and more details to be announced.

Save the date!! Sunday, June 3rd. End of the year student celebration! Reception starts at 4:30. Student performance at 5pm (limited seating). This year's theme of bravery will be celebrated at The URBN Center Black Box Theater with an arts centered celebration. There will be a student written and directed plays, student writing and student art. Light refreshments will be served. Stay tuned for more details. Thank you to the Picasso Project grant for arts advocacy for making this event possible!

Community & School Notices

Appropriate & safe snacks for school do not include glass containers and shelled seeds. Please save these snacks for after school.

Sunday, May 20th, 7am registration & 8am race: Rocket Run at SLA-Beeber. For more information about this fundraiser look at this site.

To learn about what community programming is offered at the Dornsife Center, visit this link and this link for the schedule of events for May.

Friday, June 1st 4:30-7:30pm Family & Community Engagement End of the Year Celebration. Click here to register to attend.

Stepping Stones Scholar STEM Program is offering programming in West Philadelphia. If you are interested follow this link.

Mighty Writers West has a lot of wonderful workshops happening. Check this link for a list of workshops.


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Summer Opportunities

If you want to share camps with the SLA-MS community, email them to This section is meant to inform you, we encourage you to reach out to camps you are interested in to find out more about their program.

Young Dragons STEAM Camp:Participating students will have the opportunity to examine technology and science through visual and performance arts and athletics, utilizing the methodology of the holistic STEAM approach. Find out more here.

Seaport Museum Camp: Learn all about history, science and how to row or kayak on the Delaware River at Independence Seaport Museum. Perfect for ages 6-12, Seaport Summer Camp in Philadelphia features full days of activities and exploration on the water. Find out more here.

First Tee of Philadelphia is offering summer programming. Find out more.

Al-bustan Seeds Camp: Al-Bustan’s Arabic language and cultural day camp is back for another summer of fun and learning in Center City! Here is more information about this cultural organization's summer camp.

April 30th: Applications are due for Super Camp, offered by Grass Roots Community Organization. This camp describes itself as a "family-based camp for girls of African descent." The camp "is based on psychological theories that recognize the relationship between positive racial and social identity development for children’s well-being." They offer financial aid to families applying." You can find out more information from the link.

UCAL Summer Camps: UCAL is offering four camp sessions and themes. To find out more about classes, pricing and scholarships click on this link.

Yes!andCamp: This is a collaborative arts camp in Philadelphia. To find out more, click here.

Glaxo Smith Klein is offering an astronomy themed summer camp across Philadelphia. To find a location near you, use this link.

The Handwork Studio has their summer offerings listed. Click here for their local listings.

Digital Media Academy at UPenn offers a summer camp on STEM and digital media classes.