Henry C Lea Pre-K to 8th

Principal
Jennifer Duffy

4700 Locust Street
Philadelphia PA 19139
Phone: 215-471-2915

Where Teachers Teach - Students Study - Parents Participate

Henry C. Lea

Principal's Corner

 

 

COME OUT TO THE LEA BIKE OR WALK TO SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal Jennifer Duffy Welcomes all Parents/Guardians and Students to the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR CHILD'S RECORDS ONLINE INCLUDING  ACADEMIC AND ATTENDENCE  

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THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

440 NORTH BROAD STREET, SUITE 301

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA 19130

 

WILLIAM R. HITE, JR., Ed.D.

SUPERINTENDENT

March 17, 2016


Dear Parent/Guardian:

In recent weeks, large groups of students have gathered in Center City and at transportation hubs after school leading to several incidents of violence and disorderly conduct. To ensure your child’s safety and the safety of others, The School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Police Department and SEPTA Police encourage you to discuss the danger of aimlessly loitering in large groups with no purpose.

While the numbers of youth involved in disorderly and criminal activity make up only a small percentage of our students, it is creating a negative portrayal of all teenagers in the city. Several students have been arrested for disorderly conduct and other students have been physically hurt.

District policy requires students to conduct themselves politely and respectfully when traveling to and from school and while using district provided transportation. Please be aware if your child’s conduct, while using a transportation pass, is determined to be disorderly it will result in your child losing their SEPTA transportation pass privileges .If this occurs parents must provide for their child’s transportation to and from school. Students who lose their transportation passes will be expected to attend school each day and arrive on time. The Code of Student Conduct applies to all students while traveling to and from school and on all modes of public transportation as well. Students who violate the Code may receive additional consequences.

We ask that you stress to children the importance of representing themselves and the school community in the most positive light at all times. We urge students to avoid unsafe activity.

As the weather gets warmer, police will be more visible in Center City and throughout the city ensure the safety of students and others. We want residents and visitors to see the best in our students at all times, both on and off school property. Please help us ensure this happens.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and support.

Sincerely,

 

William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. WRH/dpw

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Lea from Principal Jennifer Duffy

 

We Welcome You to the Lea FAMI-Lea

 

As an introduction please view our welcome video posted on the link below.  We hope this tells you how special we think our FAMI-Lea members are and hope you will join us if you have not already. 

 

 

School Welcome Video  

 

 

 

 

       Proud Accomplishments                                 

  • Multiple iPraxis Science Fair Winner          
  • Active Garden for 15 Years         
  • Community School After School Program and Freedom School Summer Program           
  • Visual Arts Program (Picasso Grant Winner)
  • Mac Book Laptops (6th, 7th and 8th Grades)
  • Mac Book Laptops (3rd, 4th, 5th Grades)
  • Desktops in Each Classroom
  • Smart Boards Utilized in all classrooms  K - 8 
  • Completely Redesigned Library with Smartboard
  • New Computer Lab with Smartboard
  • Awarded Muhammad Ali Peace Garden Grant (2012)
  • Awarded RecycleBank Green Schools Grant (2012)
  • Awarded Whole Foods "Whole Kids" Gardening Grant
  • Participated in Community Design Collaborative Green School Yard Charrette (2012)
  • PECO Green Region Grant Recipient
  • Awarded Philadelphia Water Department SMIP, (Stormwater Management Incentive Program), Grant (2014)
  • Re-Location Site for Hamels Foundation Playland (orginally at The Wilson School) (2014)
  • Awarded TD Bank "Green Streets" Grant $20,000 (2015)
  • University of Pennsylvania Partnership School (2013)
  • Support for 30+ Years by Garden Court Community Association through its Education Committee
  • Supported by Walnut Hill Community Association 
  • Full Time Music Instruction (Vocal)
  • Full Time Art Instruction
  • Full Time Spanish Instruction
  • School Day Instrument Instruction (String, Brass and Woodwind)
  • Settlement Music School After School Orchestra and Band Program
  • SPARK Apprenticeship Program Site
  • Recipient of  Steven Starr Grant for New Computer Lab (2014)
  • WePAC Library Program Location
  • Lea students part of All City Middle School Choir
  • Winner of Best Public Project at the Excellence in GSI Awards (Sustainable Business Network) (2016)

    

Literacy is the Focus

 

 

 

 


 

Parents - It is important to stress literacy at home and prepare your child for the educational rigor that the classroom teacher will be providing in that setting.  We request your support in pushing your student beyond the levels they think are their limits. Please see our Curriculum page for more information.

 

 

Please check our About Us page for documents you can download and print  in preparation to enroll your child. 

 

Note: The Registration Requirements page will list the documents you need to bring to the school with you.  You can also click on the School Finder link to determine which school catchment you live in. 

 

 

 

 

Partnership Updates

Lea has developed a School Yard Greening Master Plan with the support and consultation of West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools, and the program was facilitated by the Community Design Collaborative.  The school participated in a full day Design Charrette which included Students, Teachers, Parents, Administration, and the Community, to come up with a design which will support functions at the school and present a place for the community to enjoy when school is not in session.  

 

Click Link Below for Plan Details:

 

WPCNS, Community, Students and Parents thank you for your support!

 

 Clip on Banner Below for Current Collaborations Between Penn and the Lea School

Enrollment

If you are interested in enrolling at Lea please call the main office at 215-471-2915 or download forms from our website.

 

 

 

 

If you are concerned about test scores, understand that Lea has a English Language Learner population which represents 25 countries and speaks 25 languages.  Along with our special education population this affects the test scores.  See below video:

 

 

THE SECRET TO COMPARING SCHOOLS BASED ON TEST SCORES

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Help Our School by Bringing in Your Box Tops 

These Are Just Some of the Brands Which Can Be Used

 

  

 

 

Click the Link Below to See the Participating Products

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

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