Lea Elementary Kindergarten Open House Wednesday October 19th from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at 47th and Locust. Begins with a meet and greet with the principal, Dr. Lisa Bell-Chiles, in the library on the third floor followed by visits to Ms. Mykytiuch's and Ms. McCloskey's kindergarten classrooms and a school tour.
Programs at Lea include (but are not limited to):
Recess Initiative (Socialized Recess) program run by the the University of Pennsylvania's Netter Center with college students from Penn Community School Student Partnerships.
West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) supported library.
Lea Community School (After School) program through the Netter Center for Community Partnerships.
Lea Visual Arts afterschool program, which has received grants from the Piscasso Project, SCI-West and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
iPraxis Scienteer afterschool program.
gLea Club supported by the Garden Court Community Association.
Lea Elementary Orchestra afterschool instrumental music program coming January 2012.
The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools is a grassroots group that aims to bring our vibrant community and all of its resources into our local neighborhood public schools. In May of this year, WPCNS chose to focus on Lea Elementary due to its relationship with the principal, Dr. Lisa Bell-Chiles, existing community involvement and strong Home and School Association (a.k.a. PTA) leadership in addition the school’s enormous potential.
With increased community and parental involvement, WPCNS believes Lea Elementary can become not only a premier neighborhood school but a true meeting place for the surrounding community. Please take a look at our ongoing projects and completed projects at Lea.
"Lea Elementary: Where Teachers Teach, Students Study and Parents Participate"