Weekly Family Update

Greetings CLA-EAST Families!

The month of February is quickly coming to a close and so is the 2nd trimester. This month has been filled with exciting learning during our Black History Month Celebrations. With several events still to come, I hope you can join us in our celebration.

Practice state assessments was a success and with the data collected our teachers and administration have begun our push towards the end of the year testing season. Scholars will continue with personalized pathways; their online academic enrichment plan. In addition to personalized pathways, scholars will also be placed in small groups for deeper and more details instructional assistance based on their practice state assessment and mid-year NWEA Map data. To further assist with this individualized and small group approach, we have entered into a partnership with Notre Dame College and their department of education. Students from the college will be paired with several small groups to also assist with our scholars.

After school tutoring and Saturday academy for select scholars is now in session. Saturday academy is February 23 – April 27th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am; and afterschool tutoring is February 26 – April 25th from 3:45 – 4:30 (Tuesday/Thursday after school). The scholars who are invited have received letters to bring home.

Lastly, Re-enrollment is going on now. If you have not already done so, please take the time to complete your re-enrollment by logging in to your SchoolMint account or call the schools main office and speak with Ms. Scott.

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 continue working with rational and irrational numbers and will begin to write, interpret and explain statements or order for rational numbers.


Scholars will continue their work on inequalities of one- and two- step equations. They will also work on creating inequalities using real world stories and situations.
SCIENCE Scholars will continue their work on kinetic and potential energy with a TEST on WEDNESDAY! Scientist will be wrapping up their hydrologic cycle with a BIG UNIT TEST on THURSDAY. Scholars should be reviewing their notes and homework assignments.
ENGLISH Scholars will be finishing their essay on their BHM wax figure as well as learning about the peer review process. Scholars will finish reading the Giver, prepare to take the UNIT TEST on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, and will watch the move on Friday.
SOCIAL STUDIES Scholars will be wrapping up their Black History Month unit. Scholars will be concluding their Harlem Hero PowerPoint on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday they will be participating in the Black Historian Wax Museum and Thursday/Friday preparing for the Harlem Renaissance quiz.


Operations, Special Events & Updates

  • 2/26 – Movie Night, “The 13th” with small group discussions @5:00-7:00 pm
  • 2/27 – Black Historian “Living Wax Museum” @8:00-9:30 am
  • 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


Current School data

Attendance – 94.6% Pass/Fail Rate – 28.1% Suspension Rate – 14%