Weekly Family Update

Greetings CLA-EAST Families!


I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend of family and friends. With a few remaining weeks of good weather, I hope everyone takes advantage. As we enter into a new week and new month, I’d like to encourage everyone to take time to reflect. In what ways can we all grow as individuals and as a community? Please continue to reach out to me and our staff with all questions comments and concerns.


This week is an exciting week as move closer to Student-Led Conference. SLC will are Thursday, October 4th from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Friday, October 5th from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. Scholars will be dismissed at 1:00 pm on Thursday and there is no school on Friday. Please make plans for these two days. Also, SLC is a requirement and all families are in need of scheduling their conference. You can schedule your conference by visiting our website and selecting your choice of day and time. You can also schedule your time by calling the school and speaking to Ms. Scott in the main office.


October is here and so is Bully-Awareness Month! All month long scholars will engage in conversation, role-play and activities surrounding the epidemic of bullying. Please consider joining your scholars’ crew during the month of October at 11:55 am Monday thru Thursday.


As always, you are invited to join us for community meetings each and every Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 am in the gym. We are always looking for guest speakers, so if you or anyone you know is interested in addressing our scholars with a motivation message, please email Mr. Shahid at anwar.shahid@citizensleadership.org. 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 be relearning equivalencies and unit rates to prepare for a retest on those standards for the first unit. We are looking forward to seeing your scholars’ progress at SLC’s! Scholars will continue working on percentages and word problems. They will also work on applying their knowledge for real-world examples and uses.
SCIENCE Scientist will be relating the formation of different rock types to the rock cycle in preparation for an end of unit science product. Scientist will be learning about open and closed systems. They will also be getting prepared for a two-part UNIT TEST (multiple choice, lab)
ENGLISH This week scholars will be taking their first UNIT TEST on Wednesday. Monday and Tuesday will consist of various review activities to prepare for their test. Scholars will be looking at text structures this week, analyzing how a particular sentence or stanza can impact the overall text. This will be their first week of reading poetry.
SOCIAL STUDIES Scholars will begin their new unit on Ancient Civilizations. Scholars will be wrapping up the Roman Empire and begin to review for their UNIT TEST covering Greece and Rome. The test is scheduled for October 9th.


Operations, Special Events & Updates

  • October – Bully Awareness Month
  • 10/4 – Student-Led Conference, Day 1 (1:00 pm dismissal)
  • 10/5 – Student-Led Conference, Day 2 (No School For Scholars)
  • 10/8 – Discovers Day (No School)
  • 10/26 – PD for Staff (No School)
  • 11/2 – End of Trimester 1


Current School Data

Average Daily Attendance— 95.2%               Suspension rate—4.5%