GLA Southwest "PARENT POWER"

#3PR Parent Power Produces Results

WE WELCOME YOU...

Welcome to the start of the 2018-2019 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.



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 campus is excited to be here! This includes faculty, scholars, staff, and parents. This year, we are focused on demonstrating Excellence and Performing at a High level in all that we do.


With that being stated, our 2018-2019 theme is “High Performance...At The Throne Of Excellence". As a community of learners, we are working to ensure that all scholars, teachers and staff this year embrace a growth mindset and 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 mindset. Our goal is to develop learners who persevere in their pursuit of learning and goal attainment. It is our desire to provide scholars with the tools they will need to be successful in learning as well as in the community. 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:


  • Collaborating with your child’s teacher(s) in order to establish a healthy and successful relationship
  • Maintain open communication to ensure a successful partnership throughout the year
  • Commit to increasing your parental engagement and involvement for the 2018-2019 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

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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 by 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 3:45p and 1st-8th Grade dismissal is at 4:00p. 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 4:15PM 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!

PARENT GOAL #1 ATTENDANCE MATTERS

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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GROWTH MINDSET AND THE POWER OF "YET"

As a school we are learning about growth mindset and the Power of Yet. We encourage you to support us in this effort to build confident scholars who are willing to take risks, make mistakes, and problem solve. This parents guide to growth mindset gives tips on how we can reframe our language to embrace a growth mindset.

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Hello families! Welcome to another year of learning at Global Leadership Academy Southwest, where we will be pushing our scholars to achieve even more in mathematics! This is where I come in; my name is Julia Oas and I have been teaching at GLASW for two years. Previously, I was a first and second grade teacher, but this year I will fill the position of Math Interventionist. I am working to enhance the math instruction of every classroom in our building as I also support individual scholars who are struggling in math. This might mean providing additional interventions inside the general classroom as well as working more closely with scholars to advance math skills. If your scholar has been selected to receive additional math intervention, please expect me to contact you in the near future so that we can collaborate on your scholar’s math needs. I look forward to a year of growth and high achievement with all scholars at GLASW!

We Start Our Day Off Each Morning By Affirming Our Scholars And Speaking Greatness Into Their Lives

https://youtu.be/RhGhk_FtDSg

SCHOOL IS CLOSED: Labor Day HOLIDAY

  • Friday, August 31st
  • Monday, September 3rd

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

FAMILIES WILL BE CHARGED FOR ANY SCHOLARS WHO ARE NO PICKED UP ON TIME
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Wednesday, Sep. 5th, 6-7pm

5200 Pine Street

Philadelphia, PA

ALL PARENTS ARE INVITED TO BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 2018. THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 6-7 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.

THIS IS AN ADULT ONLY EVENT

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


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!

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Please ask your scholar to tell you a little about hopscotch, K.I.N.G ball, chess, basketball, or jump rope. It is our goal this year to remind our children how to find joy in organized play.

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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 Yet". 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 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 SCHOOL YEAR.