GLA West Connections
Week of September 3 - September 7
Growing into our Greatness ...Not a Moment to Waste!
Back to School Night is Here!
-Dr. Booker and Principal Tyler
Back to School Night at GLA
Wednesday, Sep. 5th, 6pm
4601 West Girard Avenue
Scholar lateness is an area of concern. We need your help! Please ensure that your scholar arrives to school by 8am so that he/she can fully participate in Harambee. After 8:15a, scholars will be marked late. This year we are closely monitoring lateness and will be setting up meetings with parents whose children consistently arrive to school late.
All scholars received G.O. Binders (K-2), iLead Binders (3-5) and Passport Binders (6-8) on the first day of school. The cost of each is $10, as outlined on the School Supply lists. If you have not already done so, please send in your child's payment. You will also be able to make payments on Back to School Night.
Grandparents Day/ Literacy Day at GLA!
Friday, Sep. 7th, 9-10:30am
4601 West Girard Avenue
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
September Calendar - Stay in the Know!
Coming Soon: Dot Day Dress Down!
Meet Our School Social Worker - Ms. Lapsley
Ms. Lapsley was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and received her Master’s in Social Work at Temple University.
As a school social worker at GLA, Ms. Lapsley's primary responsibility is to help address non-academic barriers to learning. This is accomplished through individual and group work with scholars to build skills to address topics such as anger management, building relationships, managing anxiety, building self-esteem and healthy conflict resolution, to name a few. Other opportunities for learning include anti-bullying, social media, and good touch bad touch workshops. Ms. Lapsley also looks for opportunities to include parents in a collaborative effort to address scholars needs and will connect families to outside resources when necessary.
Excellence in Action
Madame Molitoris leads the Sunshine Legends in a French song reinforcing directions.
Mrs. Kennedy, Mr. McBride, and Mrs. Douglas celebrate Cultural Wednesdays at GLA.
Ms. Berdan gets some assistance from a few helpers during her read aloud.
Scholars enjoy a family-style dining meal.
Academy Leader, Mrs. Martin, models hallway norms with Kindergarten.
Eighth grade Kings are solving algebraic expressions in math with Ms. Riley.