Lewis C. Cassidy Academics Plus School K-6

Mrs. Tangela M. McClam

6523 Lansdowne Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19151
Phone: 215 581-5506

Cassidy is our learning place.

Lewis C. Cassidy

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year

Lewis C. Cassidy Academics Plus School welcomes our new principal, Mrs. Tangela M. McClam.


Mrs. McClam is a life long learner that seeks to ignite that passion in others. She has worked with students in the School District of Philadelphia for more than 15 years and believes that all children can learn.


Mrs. McClam will work diligently to develop programming that will support our school improvement plan goals. 


Those goals are to:

1.  Develop a system that fully insures that students who are academically at risk are identified early and are supported by a process that provides interventions based upon student needs and includes procedures for monitoring effectiveness 



2. Develop a system where staff members will monitor attendance



3. Establish a system within the school that fully ensures consistent implementation of effective instructional practices across all classrooms


Moreover, she is committed to data-driven instruction and believes that it is our responsibility to prepare an appropriate learning environment in which each student will achieve to their fullest social, emotional and academic potential.  It is her expectation that staff, students, parents and the community will share this responsibility.


We know that “Parents Are Our Partners” and need your help and support in making this year and every year successful for your child.  We will create a rich, and varied experience in classrooms that accommodate different learning styles, build a cooperative link between home, school and community; and ensure that our resources, both material and human, support our core learning focus of: Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.


As we work to create an optimal learning environment for your child, we know that you will remind your child on a daily basis that they must follow all school rules and classroom rooms.  They MUST adhere to the Philadelphia School District’s Student Code of Conduct in order to have a successful year.  Cassidy will enforce all school district consequences when students do not follow the rules.  Cassidy will also encourage appropriate behaviors by acknowledging and rewarding students who follow the rules.


At Cassidy, the expectation of ALL students is that they:








 We have reviewed ALL of the classroom and school-wide rules with your child. Teachers and other school staff will contact you if your child is experiencing academic or behavioral difficulty. We also urge you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your child.


I know that working together, your child will have a great school year.

Points of Pride

  • Community Service Projects
  • Food Trust- Nutrition Program
  • First in Math
  • Home and School Association
  • Instrumental Music
  • Cassidy Times Newspaper- every 4-6 weeks
  • Peaceful Posse
  • School Library run by WePAC Volunteers 
  • Science Fair
  • Special Education Support
  • Technology Lab 
  • WEPAC Volunteers
  • Extended Day Program
  • School Safeties
  • Line Dance Club


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