GLA West Connections

Wednesday, October 16th


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Saturday, November 16th

YMCA Coat Drive!

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Below are branches of the YMCA that will participate in the coat giveaway for children. If you have any questions, please direct them to the specific YMCA listed below or contact your area YMCA. Attached is the flyer with details about the coat giveaway at West YMCA. The coat giveaway for children is open to staff and participants.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

3:00 to 9:00 PM

Columbia North & Stephen Klein Wellness (together)

Monday, October 28, 2019

3:00 to 6:00 PM

Haverford YMCA

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Roxborough YMCA

Monday, October 21, 2019

4:00 to 6:30 PM

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RSVP for Family Fun Karaoke Night!

Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 6pm

4601 West Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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seeking vendors for our holiday bazaar

NOVEMBER 16, 2019

Interested in vending? Please contact Ms. Askew or Ms. Smith at;
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Parent Reminders

  • OCTOBER 1PM DISMISSALS : 10/23 is the last half day in October. October 30th is a full day of school.

  • CHANGING SEASONS: As we head into fall, the temperature is cooler in the mornings. Please ensure that scholars are transitioning to long-sleeved uniform shirts along with their sweaters, vests or blazers. Outside hoodies and jackets must be removed once scholars are in the building. Scholars who are out of uniform compliance will not be able to participate in our monthly dress down incentives

  • FIELD TRIPS:The Rising Stars academy will attend Linvilla Orchards this Friday. Only parents who have submitted both child abuse and criminal background clearances will be eligible to attend. Final chaperone information will be communicated tomorrow.

  • YEARLY CALENDAR: The yearly calendar has been updated. Please click below to download the most recent version. Important changes are that: 1) October 2nd is now a full day of school, 2) October 4th is now a Professional Development day and school is closed for scholars, 3) October 31st is a full day of school.

October Calendar

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revised yearly calendar

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PBIS and LiveSchool

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LiveSchool checks are being sent out each Friday. Please be sure to check our your scholars paycheck and have a conversation with them.
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Our goal this year is 95% daily attendance. The only excused absences are those listed below.

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Full Days: 8:00 am-3:30 pm

Half Days: 8:00 am -1:00 pm

GLA West now has one school-wide instagram page. Follow Us!

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