GLA West Connections

Week of March 4-March 8

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

Celebrating Black History and Read Across America!

Sign Up for Trimester 2 Report Card Conferences - Saturday, March 16, 2019

Sign ups will close on Wednesday, March 13th. Sign up for your spot today!


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RSVP Below!

PSSA Parent Pep Rally/March Mathness

Wednesday, March 13th, 6-7:30pm

4601 West Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA

Come join us for our PSSA parent pep rally and March MATHness event to get ready for the upcoming PSSAs!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Basketball Semi-Finals

This Saturday, March 9th is the basketball semi-finals. Come support our Gators at any of the games! Basketball games are held in the gym at GLAW.

10 AM- Girls Game- People People vs. Freire

11 AM- Boys Game- Sankofa vs. Global West

12 PM- Boys Game- LEnfest Vs. Performing Arts

1 PM- Girls Game- Global Southwest vs. Richard Allen

Parent Reminders

Scholar Breakfast

Breakfast is served from 7:30 am to 7:55 am. If you wish for your scholar to have breakfast at school, please make sure he/she arrives before 7:55a so they can eat in a timely manner.

Coming Soon!

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Community Events

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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 - 22 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

Our Spring Saturday School Program is taking place this Saturday.

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Select scholars in grades 3-8 are invited to attend Saturday school in preparation for the PSSA. Parents, if your child was selected, we look forward to seeing them on Saturday. Scholars will attend from 9-12. We strongly encourage you to have your child attend, if selected. If you have questions about the tutoring program, please contact Ms. Snyder at

March 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!