GLA Southwest "PARENT WEEKLY"

"Tell Them We Are Rising"

WE WELCOME YOU...

Welcome to the start of the 2019-2020 school year! Each year brings new energy, refined programming, and a chance to recommit to the important work that we do - preparing future leaders of the world. Even though each year is rewarding, we are now entering Year 4 and this is the most exciting year YET!


The executive team members of GLASW are honored to serve the most AWESOME FAMILIES on the planet. While working alongside the most AMAZING STAFF in the city, it is our goal to meet the needs of each of our scholars. This year is bound to be an amazing school year as we continue to provide academic experiences for our scholars that are engaging, relevant and second to none. It is important to us that everyone who steps through the doors of our school is excited to be here! This includes faculty, scholars, staff, and parents. This year, we are focused on telling our own story of greatness. As we move toward being a "Model School Reimagined".


With that being stated, our 2019-2020 theme is “Tell Them We Are Rising". As a community of learners, we are working to ensure that all scholars, teachers and staff this year embrace a a great desire for EXCELLENCE. We believe that just as it is important to teach reading and math skills, it is equally important to teach our children about their greatness so they can let others know that "WE ARE RISING". We look forward to partnering with you in this effort!


Please know that your child's academic learning and social emotional growth is of utmost importance to us here at GLASW. We recognize that as parents, you play an important role in your child's education. Therefore, we invite you to take an active role in your scholar’s learning experience by:


  • Ensuring they attend school at least 95% of the time this year
  • Collaborating with your child’s teacher(s) in order to establish a healthy and successful relationship
  • Participating actively in our school-wide fundraisers
  • Maintaining open communication to ensure a successful partnership throughout the year
  • Commiting to increasing your parental engagement and involvement for the 2019-2020 school year by meeting our parent goals for the year


We are excited to partner with you.This year is sure to be a great one, and the best is yet to come!


Educationally Yours,

Dr. Naomi Johnson Booker, Executive Director

Mrs. Tamika M. Evans, CEO/Principal

Mr. Bar-rae J. Choice, Assistant Principal

OUR WEDNESDAY COMMUNICATOR WILL BE ELECTRONICALLY SENT EVERY WEDNESDAY

The only communication that will be sent home in hard copies will be monthly calendars and any communication that requires forms to be turned back into teachers. You can help us increase our parent communication by subscribing to our instagram page so you can receive updates and by making sure we have your most up to date email information in order for you to receive the weekly school communication from GLASW. If you information changes please be certain to contact Ms. Tanner @ mtanner@ga-schools.org to update your information.
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FOLLOW GLASW @ GLOBAL_LEADERSHIP_SOUTHWEST

We need all parents and families to follow our journey this year. We are telling our story and we want you to also tell our story by keeping up with the greatness that is happening at GLASW.
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This Months Board Meeting will take place Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ GLA West

SCHOOL IS CLOSED: Labor Day HOLIDAY

  • Friday, August 30th
  • Monday, September 2nd

SCHOLARS ARE DISMISSED AT 1:00PM EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • OUR EVERY WEEK HALF DAY WEDNESDAYS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 4TH.
  • FAMILIES WILL BE CHARGED FOR ANY SCHOLARS WHO ARE NO PICKED UP ON TIME
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HERE'S HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT

Pledging is NOW OPEN for the GLA SOUTHWEST Fun Run! Head over to FunRun.com to create an account to register your scholar.


GLA SOUTHWEST GOALS

100% of families get pledges from sponsors

At least $25 pledges collected per scholar

$15,000 for GLASW’s Travel Fund for Global Excursions


The Pledgebook that has been sent home has more information. And don’t forget to save the Fun Run Date—September 6th—on your calendar. You’re invited to come out and cheer on our scholars! More details to come.


The easiest way to help us reach our goals is through our easy SHARE feature on funrun.com.

  • Make a Student Star video to share with Facebook Friends
  • Copy and paste the email template and then send to family, friends, and local businesses
  • Go to funrun.com from your mobile device, click share, and send texts to friends and family


EVERY PLEDGE COUNTS. THANK YOU!

COME JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 6:00-7:30 PM

ALL PARENTS ARE INVITED TO BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 2018. THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 6-7:30 PM. COME OUT TO MEET YOUR SCHOLAR'S TEACHER, LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CURRICULUM, AND FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN PARTNER IN YOUR SCHOLAR'S SUCCESS THIS YEAR.

DUE TO SPACE WE ASK THAT SCHOLARS DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT WITH PARENTS

LET'S START INCREASING OUR HOME LIBRARIES

This Year It Is Our Goal To Introduce Children's Authors To You In An Effort To Increase The Home Libraries Of Our Scholars

The Author of "Tamara Goes To School" will be present during our Back To School Night. If Interested you will have an opportunity for your scholar to purchase a book that highlights self-esteem. This book also is accompanied by a coloring book.

COST: $10.00 FOR BOOK

COST: $7.99 FOR COLORING BOOK

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ADMISSION

Scholars are expected to arrive to school by 8:00AM Each Day


BREAKFAST

Scholars who wish to eat breakfast at GLASW must arrive before 7:55AM.


LATENESS

Our morning routines are critical for scholar achievement. Scholars are expected to be in school by 8am in order to fully participate in Harambee. Please ensure that your scholar is on time each day. After 8:15AM scholars will be marked late. This year we are closely monitoring lateness and attendance and will be setting up truancy meetings with parents whose children consistently arrive to school late.


DISMISSAL

Kindergarten dismissal is at 3:15 PM and 1st-8th Grade dismissal is at 3:30 PM. All scholars must be picked up promptly.


LATE PICKUPS

Late pickups of scholars is a chronic concern for GLASW. A fee of $10.00 every 15 minutes will be assessed after 3:45 PM for any scholar picked up late. On early dismissal days the fee will start after 1:15PM. Fees are due upon pickup. School trips, incentives, and scholar records may be affected by outstanding fees owed.


FULL UNIFORM

All scholars are expected to dress in full GLASW uniform daily. This includes black school shoes. Every Friday is fitness Friday at GLASW and all scholars are expected to be in full GLASW gym uniform. Gym uniforms must be worn with black sneakers - no exceptions!

ALL SCHOLARS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND SCHOOL AT LEAST 95% OF THE TIME. POOR ATTENDANCE PATTERNS LEAD TO LOST INSTRUCTIONAL TIME AND SIGNIFICANT LEARNING GAPS.

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MEET MR. JESSIE... OUR TRUANCY PREVENTION COORDINATOR

Greetings! My name is Mr. Tyrone Jessie and I am the proud Truancy Prevention Coordinator at Global Academies.


My primary responsibility is to ensure that your scholars are present every day; but in order for this to happen I need the assistance of all parents and caregivers. As you are aware, in order for children to do well in school, they are required to attend school at a 95% rate during the calendar year. Global Academies’ responsibility is to create a welcoming and stimulating learning environment that fosters the academic development of each scholar. It is the responsibility of the parent (or guardian) to make sure that the scholar is at school on time, well-rested and ready to learn each day.


I am looking forward to working with all of the families of Global Academies. Let’s have an amazing school year. At any time if you have any questions or concerns regarding your scholars attendance please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at tjessie@ga-schools.org.


Global Academies Approved Healthy Snack List

Please refer to this list when planning lunches and purchasing snacks for approved celebrations and events. NO CUPCAKES, SUGARY DRINKS OR UNHEALTHY FOOD WILL BE ALLOWED...

Fresh fruits

Frozen fruit

Fruit smoothies

Fruit cups in 100% real juice

Apple slices with honey or nut butter

Dried fruits – raisins, dates, mango, banana, apple chips

Cut up veggies with low fat dip

Hummus with cut up veggies or whole grain crackers

Cottage cheese mixed with cinnamon and honey. Use as a fruit dip

Lowfat yogurt or cottage cheese with fresh fruit

Yogurt – fresh or frozen

Lowfat string cheese

Rollups: Lunch meat and cheese or rolled up with cottage cheese in middle

Rice cakes with nut butter or cheese

Lowfat cheese with crackers

Whole grain cereal with low fat or almond, coconut or soy milk

Animal and graham crackers

Baked tortilla chips and salsa

Light popcorn

Low fat granola bars

Pretzels

Baked chips

Snacks like fresh and dried fruits, nuts low fat cheese and yogurt are delicious, nutrient-dense and keep us full between meals. Don’t overdo it.

Snack Smart Tip! 1 HANDFUL = 1 PORTION

Use this guide at home, too!

Want more tips or support? Follow us on Insta @gethealthygla

Contact GetHealthyGLA! at 215.498.5520 | Email: gethealthygla@gmail.com

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*LAST YEAR THE YMCA PROVIDED 300 HAIRCUTS FOR SCHOLARS*

THIS YEAR THEY WILL PROVIDE MORE FREE HAIRCUTS FOR SCHOLARS ON SEPTEMBER 1ST (FROM 10AM-4PM)*( FOR AGES 6-17)

YMCA 5120 CHESTNUT ST.

MR. MILES AT COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA HAS AGREED TO HELP US INCREASE CLASSROOM LIBRARIES THIS YEAR

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THE CLASSROOM PROJECT PROVIDED US WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES

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MS. KIM FULLER

I would like to welcome you back to another great school year as we embrace our "Year of The Riser". Our doors are open to each of you and I am super excited about the many parent opportunities, workshops and events we have planned for you this year. Please know that I am here for each of you and am easily accessible. If you would like to volunteer or attend trips with your children this year you must have your clearances. If you need assistance with obtaining clearances please do not hesitate to see me. Please understand that Parent Power Produces Results! Therefore, we need YOU! With you we know we will produce great results with our scholars this year. Remember, if you need me for any reason, I can be reached @ 215-681-1504. THIS IS BOUND TO BE AN AWESOME YEAR 4.

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