GLA West Connections

Week of April 22- April 26

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

May Calendar Available!

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Intercession Paperwork Being Sent Home

Spring Intersession is approaching! It will take place from May 6th - May 17th. School will be closed to all scholars except those invited to attend tutoring.

Tutoring permission slips were sent home on Tuesday with scholars invited for tutoring during spring intercession. Please note that tutoring during intersession will take place from 8am-12pm and it will consist of reading and math enrichment. Scholars will be selected based on the most recent iReady data. Signed permission slips are due back on Friday, April 26th. NO EXCEPTIONS.

*There will be no other programming (or Camp Excellence) offered for spring intersession. Camp will resume during our summer intersession.

Global Excursion Final Meetings

Our global excursions are in a few short weeks! All payments are now past due. If there are any concerns, please email Ms. Fuller at

The final parent meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • Final 6th and 7th meeting- May 1st @ 6pm
  • Final 8th grade meeting- May 2nd @ 6pm

Parent Reminders

As the weather has officially warmed up, we are back outside for morning arrival! Please make sure your scholar is dressed appropriately to head to the school yard after breakfast.

Next week we have 1pm dismissals on Monday and Tuesday due to PSSA Math Testing. There will be full days on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

PSSA Testing has begun!

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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Upcoming Events

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Denim and Diamonds Special Services Family Dance

Friday, April 26th, 6pm

4601 West Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA

Note: The location of the Dance has been changed. It will now be held at GLA West.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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 HERE! 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.

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

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

Career Day Coming Soon!

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