GLA West Connections

Week of February 4th-February 8th

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

We Did it!

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Thanks to your support, we reached our fundraising goal of $20,000 as a school in just SIX days! We cannot say thank you enough for your donation. If you would like to still make a donation, the link is still open.

Parent Reminders

Interim Reports

Interim reports will be sent home with scholars today, Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Please check your scholar's bag to see his/her progress. Contact your child's teacher with any concerns.

Flu Season Is Here

Flu season is here! Remind your scholar to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer throughout the day. If your scholar is sent home with a fever, they must wait 24 fever-free hours to return to school. Please keep an eye out for a detailed letter that is being sent home with your scholar today.

Parfait Sale

Flyers for our Valentine's Day parfait sale went home today. Please fill out the bottom of the form and return it along with $2 to your scholar's homeroom teacher by Friday, February 9th.
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it’s time for nominations!!!

Nominate scholars for the National Elementary or Junior Honor Societies. Please note: Scholars who are currently in elementary honor society (current 6th graders) MUST be nominated to enter into junior honor society, they do not automatically transfer over. Any staff member or parent can nominate their scholars. There is a strict deadline, nominations will start 1/28/19 and end 2/26/19.

NEHS Requirements

•Must be in the 3rd through 5th grade

•Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

•Scholar demonstrates responsibility, service and leadership.

NJHS Requirements

•Must be in 6th through 8th grade

•Cumulative gpa of 3.0 or better

•Scholar demonstrates leadership, service, good character and citizenship.

If your scholar is currently in 6th grade and in NEHS, and you want them to continue to NJHS, please nominate them to reapply.

Ms. Leggett is only taking electronic nominations for Honor Society. To nominate a scholar/scholars please email her at

We have officially kicked off our countdown to PSSAs!

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PSSA Updates

The PSSA exams are around the corner - 48 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 Kicks off This Saturday, February 2nd!

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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


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Support our Basketball program by joining us on Saturdays!

Entry Fee: $1.00 (concessions sold)



Girls Varsity Bball v. SLACS 11a


Boys Varsity Bball v. SLACS 12p

February Calendar Now Available!

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Click to download the February calendar below.