Weekly Family Update 4/30/18

Greetings CLA-EAST Families!

Welcome to the final week of the 2017-2018 testing season. This has been a long road but our scholars have endured and are reaping the benefits. Over the course of four weeks, they will have completed a total of 8-end of year assessments. Please share in our congratulatory praise of their will to do well. After we have calculated all test data, I will share with you our final numbers (except OST data).

We will have a mandatory PAC meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 5:00 pm in the cafeteria. We will be covering details about the end of year spring trip; eligibility requirements, location, and agenda of the trip. All families must have a representative for their family present.

Finally, we are excited to begin our community garden project in honor of Better World Day. The CLA-EAST Garden of Hope will be used connect our school with the Glenville community in meaningful ways. The groundbreaking ceremony and work will begin at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 3rd. Please plan to join us on this day to celebrate and volunteer to get this project going. Contact Mr. Franklin for volunteering details. The testing schedule this week goes as follows:

  • Monday – no test
  • Tuesday – Math OST
  • Wednesday – Math OST
  • Thursday – Math OST Make-up day
  • Friday – Math OST Make-up day

Email your letters of encouragement to rfranklin@citizensleadership.org

Yours in Education,

Ricardo Franklin, Sr.

Founding Principal


Academic Updates

This week in Math, your scholar will be taking the Math OST on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, they will be watching and discussing the movie Hidden Figures.

In Social Studies, your scholar will be learning about the US Government and political parties. During the community meeting, crews will be squaring off to debate current political issues.

In Science, your scholar will be starting a unit on soil and sustainability in preparation for the Celebration of Learning.

In ELA, your scholar will continue reading the novel Breadwinner.

School Culture Updates

This week in light of the testing season, during crew, our scholars will continue reviewing testing strategies for math. Scholars will also continue discussions surrounding courage and how it can affect their future.


We also have a special request for our CLAE families. Please email your letters of encouragement to Mr. Franklin. Each day a letter will be selected randomly to be read as a morning announcement. All letters will be hung in the hallway as a way to keep scholars encouraged.

Operations, Special Events & Updates

  • 4/30 – Special Test Prep Community meeting @ 8:00 am
  • 5/1 – 3 Math State Assessments
  • 5/7 – 11 – Spirit Week
  • 5/8 – **IMPORTANT** CLAE school is open on voting day!
  • 5/8 – Mandatory PAC Meeting; Spring trip briefing
  • 5/14 – CLAE Board Meeting (CLA, 4:30PM)
  • 5/17 – Celebration of Learning (4:00PM -5:30PM)
  • 5/24 – Last Day of School


Current School Data

Average Daily Attendance— 95.9%               Course failure rate—33.9%                Suspension rate—7.5%