Weekly Family Update

Greetings CLA-EAST Families!

Welcome back! 2019 has many things to be excited about. I’m so glad to be back to work with your scholar, our teachers and of course you.

As we move into the second half of the school year we begin our shift to academic awareness. Both achievement and growth are themes for this time of the school year. With plans for academic personal pathways, small group pull-outs and very detailed tutoring assignments; each scholar will her his/her plan for success.

Our first big event of 2019 will be our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This is a day where we come together to honor the legacy of Dr. King. Please plan to join us on this day for a pancake breakfast and several volunteer projects. We have several projects planned this year on site and away from campus.

In the 6th grade, we are excited to announce Ms. Patterson delivered her baby boy on January 4th. The both of them are doing well and enjoying their time together at home. Scholars will continue to receive science instruction from a long-term substitute teacher and with the support of the leadership team inside the classroom.

Lastly, it’s time for re-enrollment. If you have not already done so, please take the time to complete your re-enrollment. You can do so by logging in to your SchoolMint account.

I’m looking forward to another great week…let’s go TIGERS!

Yours in Education,

Ricardo Franklin, Sr.

Founding Principal



Academic Updates
MATH Scholars will grapple with identifying and writing equivalent expressions using the distributive property along with an introduction to writing expressions using variables.


Scholars will work with equivalent fractions and learn how to factor an algebraic expression with positive terms.
SCIENCE Scholars will take a virtual trip the Cleveland Natural History Museum and connect artifacts to other science they’ve previously learned. Scientist will continue their climate change exploration with a series of informational text and virtual labs.
ENGLISH Scholars will continue their learning about Jackie Robinson along with using evidence to support the main idea. Scholars will be continuing their novel study of The Giver, focusing specifically on the author’s establishment of the setting.
SOCIAL STUDIES Scholars will be continuing with their world religions unit with a Buddhist Monk as this week’s guest expert. Scholars will explore the life of Leonardo de Vinci. Scholars will be able to define and explain his life as an artist, writer and inventor.


Operations, Special Events & Updates

  • 1/21 – Annual MLK Day of Service
  • 2/13 – 2/14 – Student Led-Conference (1:00 pm dismissal on the 13th; No school on 14th)
  • 2/15 – Presidents Day (NO SCHOOL)
  • 2/18 – NO SCHOOL
  • 3/1 – End of 2nd Trimester
  • 3/8 – PD Day (NO SCHOOL)
  • 3/8 – Winter Report Cards Mailed Home
  • 3/25 – 3/29 – Spring Break