Weekly Family Update 2/12/18

Happy Monday CLA-EAST Families!


We are looking forward to a great week here in the building and for you as well. This week’s schedule is not a typical one and we ’ll need your assistance this week managing the change for our scholars. The biggest change comes on Monday and Tuesday. On both days we will be taking the practice state exams. This is a time that our scholars will get to sample what it feels like to sit through the 6th grade Ohio State assessment. Although it’s merely a portion of the actual spring

assessment, we want our scholars to prepare as if it is the real thing. That begins with you. Please be sure to your scholar is getting a good night’s rest and arriving to school by 7:15 am to eat breakfast. Testing will take place between 8:00 am and 11:00 am on both days. As a reminder, and due to Student-Led Conferences, there will be an early dismissal on Wednesday (2/14) and no school for scholars on Thursday (2/15). There is also no school on Friday (2/16) and Monday (2/19). We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday or Thursday for their Student-Led Conference. If you are still in need of signing up please do so by going to www.CLE-EAST.org or calling the main office at 216-352-5900.


Thanks to everyone for showing your support to our 1st place basketball team who improved to 4-1 on the season.

Saturday’s game was a thriller as we defeated Chapelside 31-29 in overtime. The playoffs begin in two weeks.

Let’s Go Tigers!


Yours in Education,

Ricardo Franklin, Sr.

Founding Principal



Academic Updates

This week in Math, your scholar is finishing their volume city project and you should look forward to seeing them at your scheduled SLC.


In Social Studies, your scholar will continue their studies on world religions.


In Science, your scholar will be discussing lab norms and safety in preparation for a solid, liquid, and gas’ labs.


In ELA, we are studying the life of a boy named Nathaniel who has Treacher Collins syndrome. He is also who the Novel, Wonder, is based on. Our scholars are more than half-way finished with their second novel of the school year.


Tutoring: Tutoring this week will be Monday and Tuesday only! The Salvation Army will be picking scholars up at 3:45, Monday and Tuesday and at 1:00 pm on Wednesday.


School Culture Updates

This week your scholars will be preparing to present their 2nd-trimester work to you at our Winter Student-Led Conferences. Conferences will be held on Wednesday, February 14th from 2pm—7pm and on Thursday, February 15th from 7am—11am. Sign up today by clicking here or by calling the school at 216-352-5900.

Volunteers Needed! We are in need parent volunteers to help with this months Family Game Night sponsored by the PAC on Tuesday, February 20th from 5:00 pm—6:00pm. Volunteers will assist by leading one of the exciting games.

Lastly, parents are always welcome to join us for community meeting every Friday from 8:00am—9:00am in the gym. This Friday we will have a dynamic speaker giving their unique perspective on Black History. Hope to see you there.


Operations, Special Events & Updates

  • 2/14 & 15—Student Led Conference (click here to sign-up) SPECIAL NOTE: EARLY DISMISSAL ON 2/14!!!!
  • 2/15 & 16—NO SCHOOL for students (conference day/PD day)
  • 2/19—NO SCHOOL; Presidents Day
  • 2/20—Family Game Night, 5:00 pm—6:00 pm
  • 3/2—End of the 2nd Trimester


Current School Data

Average Daily Attendance— 95.8%               Suspension rate—6%                Course failure rate—39.7%