Weekly Family Update

Greetings CLA-EAST Families!

Our school year is 1/3 complete with tomorrow being the first day of the second trimester! Our scholars had a great charge to finish the first trimester which provided its share of stress. With a great start of the second trimester and a focus on strong work ethic, our scholars can be on their way to a great second trimester. We need your help me than ever. After reviewing our trimester one grades, I am realizing that we have much work to do. We are calling all families to take an even more active role in our school for the second trimester. This trimester will feature parent-days. These will be days that parents are encouraged to come and learn as the students are learning. We anticipate great feedback from our families following these days.

As we enter November, our cultural focus shifts to Diversity Awareness. Our scholars will take time in crew to have conversations surrounding acceptance, difference, and how to make our school an inviting place for all people. Our crew topics will give scholars space and opportunity to learn, explore and express with their peers and crew leaders.

We are still in need of parent volunteers for several committees. Use this link to sign-up for a committee of your choice. The committees will be in touch with Mr. Franklin throughout varies events and programs at the school.

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 completing their unit on fractions and decimals. They will take their unit test on THURSDAY. Scholars will bring home a study guide on Monday to study on Tuesday. Scholars will continue working with number lines in order to add and subtract rational numbers using models and written explanation.
SCIENCE Scientist will be working on a project to deepen their understanding on of sol and real-life usage. Scientist will be looking at different types of wave energy such as sound and light energy waves.
ENGLISH This week scholars will be working on defining and further comprehending writing prompts. Additionally, they will be analyzing different pieces of informational texts in order to develop the skills of responding to a writing prompt. Scholars will be continuing their exploration of informational writing. The students will be working on a writing assignment throughout the week to master this style of writing.
SOCIAL STUDIES Scholars will be researching and creating a presentation on an ancient civilization of their choice explaining how it compares to modern times. Scholars will be working on creating their won Myths. They will be proofreading and editing this all week long.


Operations, Special Events & Updates

  • November – Diversity Awareness Month
  • 11/6 – Election Day (No School)
  • 11/9 – Report Cards Mailed Home
  • 11/21 – 11/23 – Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/30 – Picture re-take day (students can bring clothes to change in to)
  • 12/7 – PD Day (No School)
  • 12/20 – Winter Celebration of Learning
  • 12/24 – 1/4 – Winter Break


Current School Data

Average Daily Attendance— 95.0% (down)               Suspension rate—5.7%         Pass/Fail Rate – 50%/50%