GLA West Connections

Week of April 1- April 5

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

Spring Break- School CLOSED April 8-12

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Spring Break Packets

Spring break packets will be sent home tomorrow, April 4th. They will be due on Monday, April 15th when we return.
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During report card conferences, you received a personalized letter with your scholar's ID number to complete a survey. We want your feedback to continue to support your scholar as best as we can. Upon completion of this survey, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card (one per child). Please complete the survey by Friday, April 4th. The winner will be selected that day.

Parent Reminders

Mandatory 2nd Grade and 6th Grade Parent Meeting Tonight

All second and sixth grade parents are required to attend a mandatory meeting tonight, April 3rd, at 6:00pm.

5th Grade Parent Excursion Meeting Tonight

There is a 5th grade parent meeting for all scholars attending the excursion today, April 3rd, at 6:00pm.

8th Grade End of Year Updates

Updates regarding end of year information for 8th graders will be sent out in a letter this Friday.

Spring Break Packets

Spring break packets will be distributed on Thursday, April 4th. Scholars are required to complete their packet and turn it in on Monday, April 15th.

PSSA Testing begins on April 16th

Scholars are to come dressed in their full uniform on testing days. All scholars are encouraged to come to school on time to get a healthy breakfast to fuel their brains before taking their PSSA!

The test days are:

  • 3rd-8th Grade English Language Exam: April 16-18
  • 3rd-8th Grade Math Exam: April 29-30
  • 4th & 8th Science Exam: May 1st & 2nd

Parent Tips for the PSSA

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Global Excursion Final Payments Due

Final global excursion payments are due the following dates:

  • 6th, 7th, and 8th grade: payments are now PAST DUE!
  • 5th grade: April 19th

Scholars who have not made final payments by the deadline will lose their seats. If there are any concerns, please contact Ms. Fuller at

National Honor Society Toy drive

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Coming Soon

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We have officially kicked off our countdown to PSSAs!

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PSSA Updates

The PSSA exams are around the corner - 4 school days away! This year’s PSSA prep theme, “We Can Do It,intends to encourage your scholar to work with diligence and confidence on the exam. As partners in your scholar’s learning, we want to share our initiatives alongside ways you can partner in order set your scholar up for success.

“We Can Do It:”

  • Do Now Challenge: In order to help your scholar familiarize themselves with question types and content on the PSSA, teachers are integrating a problem each day into the math and ELA block. These are opportunities for scholars to practice and review content.
  • Show What You Know Challenge: During Fitness Friday, we are adding a PSSA question portion. Classes will compete for the correct answer alongside physical challenges. This fun activity is a way to build energy and review for the PSSA.

At-Home Support:

  • iReady: Ensure your scholars is getting at-home practice with content by spending 45-minutes per week on iReady math and reading.
  • Attendance: Your scholar’s presence at school directly correlates to their success on the PSSA exam. Please ensure your scholar arrives on time daily in order to receive relevant instruction.
  • Saturday School: We are hosting a PSSA prep beginning February 3rd to help scholars in need of additional help. Please contact Ms. Snyder at if you are interested in participating.

Test Schedule:

  • ELA State-Wide Testing (3-8 grade): April 16-18
  • Math State-Wide Testing (3-8 grade): April 29-30
  • Science State-Wide Testing (4 & 8 grade): May 1-2

April calendar now available

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Career Day Coming Soon!

Career Day is Coming Soon. Please read below if you are interested in supporting!

Spring break packets will be sent home tomorrow, April 4th. Packets are due on Monday, April 15th when we return from spring break.