Weekly Family Update 4/3/18

Greetings CLA-EAST Families!


I hope you and your family enjoyed your time over spring break. Although we had the week off, our staff was hard at work. We finalized plans for the month of April and parts of May as this is the “testing season”. The theme for this year’s test season is “The Will To Do Well”. We understand that not all students, or people in general, truly enjoy taking exams so we will focus on the mindset of your scholar. By focusing on mental toughness along with curriculum review, we are confident we will do well as a school on the Ohio State Test and our end of the year SLO’s. Each Monday morning, during testing weeks (see dates below), we will have a special community meeting to prepare our minds and bodies for the upcoming assessment. We are inviting each of you to come and join the action every Monday morning beginning on April 16th at 8:00 am as we set the tone for the week.

If you have any questions, thoughts or concerns, please feel free to contact me. I hope to see you at one of our Monday morning or traditional Friday morning community meetings.

Yours in Education,

Ricardo Franklin, Sr.

Founding Principal


Academic Updates

*Select students will be traveling to a field trip Friday, April 6th. There are two groups going to two different places. One group will be traveling to the Cleveland Clinic to participate in the LRI Science Day, from 8:00 am 1:00 pm. The second group will be traveling to the NASA Glenn Research Center to participate in the Middle School Computer Science Day from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The families of all scholars who are participating in these trips have already been notified. Please call the school with any questions you have about either trip.


This week in Math, your scholar will be working on solving inequalities and reviewing for the state test (May 1st and 2nd)

In Social Studies, your scholar will begin a unit on Economics. They will be learning the basics of supply and demand as well as trade in the global market.

In Science, your scholar will be working on using a formula to calculate Mass, Volume, and Density of different objects.

In ELA, your scholar will be finishing up their book, “Promise to Keep” a story about Jackie Robinson’s legacy. They will also be discussing how a particular sentence or paragraph contributes to a whole text.

Tutoring: Tutoring is Tuesday thru Thursday in Math, Reading, and Writing. Be sure to check with your scholar and the main office to know what day your scholar receives tutoring. Please make arrangements for your scholar to be picked up at the school no later than 4:45 pm on tutoring days.

School Culture Updates

In crew, this week scholars will continue their discussion surrounding courage. This week the focus will be on identifying the courage in others and using to motivate ourselves to do great things. The habit of leadership learning target for the week is; “I will hold myself and my peers accountable for living the values of CLAE”. I invite all of our parents to join in on the discussions this week and every week during crew. Crew times are 7:45 am to 8:15 am daily.

Operations, Special Events & Updates

  • 4/2 – PD Day (no school for students)
  • 4/3 – Students return from spring break (spring break work packets due)
  • 4/9 – CLAE Board Meeting @ CLAE Art room
  • 4/10 – PAC Meeting @ 5:00 pm
  • 4/11 – NWEA English Test
  • 4/16 – Special Test Prep Community meeting @ 8:00 am
  • 4/16 – 19 English State Assessments
  • 4/20 – PD Day (no school for students)
  • 4/23 – Special Test Prep Community meeting @ 8:00 am
  • 4/24 – Social Studies SLO Test
  • 4/26 – Science SLO Test
  • 4/30 – Special Test Prep Community meeting @ 8:00 am
  • 4/30 – 5/4 Math State Assessments
  • 5/17 – Celebration of Learning
  • 5/24 – Last Day of School


Current School Data

Average Daily Attendance— 95.6%               Course failure rate—38.7%                Suspension rate—6%