Weekly Family Update

Greetings CLA-EAST Families!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and the decent weather we had. As the weather continues to shift to the familiar winter chills we are accustomed to, I want to remind families that scholars are permitted to wear solid colored hoodies (purple, black, white and gray) while in school. This is to accommodate scholars who feel they need to be warmer throughout the school day. Scholars are also permitted to wear CLA-EAST fleece, solid colored (same as above) sweaters and cardigans. Jackets and/or outside coats are permitted to be worn during school hours.

This week we will continue to work on the programming for the Celebration of Learning. COL is on Thursday, December 20th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. This is a time for our scholars to showcase some of products and cases studies they have completed during the first half of the year. Please mark it on your calendar to attend this exciting event.

At our school, Habits of Leadership are norms we use to help build and sustain a healthy school culture. Each of the six HOL’s is posted throughout the school and discussed during crew and class time weekly. Last week we began work on self-discipline and will continue this week. The HOL Self-discipline has to targets we will strive to master. (1) I can control my words and actions in all situations. (2) I can reflect on my actions to improve my choices. Please review these HOL targets with your scholar(s) to ensure we are all working towards a common goal.

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 reviewing for their winter NWEA MAP Test (Wed/Thur). They will also be working on their math cookbook for their COL project.


Scholars will be taking their winter NWEA Map Test (Wed/Thur). They will also begin their COL project which will include some research and data from the 7th grade science weather project
SCIENCE Scientist will be starting their COL projects by creating elements designed to superheroes their abilities. Scientist will begin their COL projects! They will be researching a particular major storm to create a news broadcast story.
ENGLISH Scholars will be taking  their winter NWEA Map Test (Mon/Tues) as well as beginning their COL project. Scholars will taking their winter NWEA Map Test (Mon/Tues) and be preparing for their poetry quiz on Monday, December 17th.
SOCIAL STUDIES Scholars will begin their COL projects which will be to create a playable board game using their knowledge of ancient civilizations to complete the game. Scholars will be working on researching their COL projects.


Operations, Special Events & Updates

  • 12/10 – Board Meeting; 4:30pm at CLA (Lamont)
  • 12/10 – NWEA Testing (Winter) – Monday/Tuesday: Reading; Wednesday/Thursday: Math
  • 12/20 – Winter Celebration of Learning @ 4:30 pm
  • 12/24 – 1/4 – Winter Break


Current School Data

Average Daily Attendance— 94.8% (down)