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2017-2018 LOTTERY APPLICATION: (click) FOR NEW STUDENTS ONLY  Read for more informationGrades K-4: November 1, 2016 – January 27, 2017

Grades 5-12: November 21, 2016 – January 27, 2017

Note from nurse: (click) Please read attached letter about “Head lice”.
Congratulations to the Student of the Month
Teacher                                   Student
Ms. Abbruzzi                            Sharon Grijalva
Ms. Fera & Ms. Faccenda        Angel Hoang
Mrs. Gunito                               Raphaelle Manfrini
Ms. Sassani                              Eva Gallo
Mrs. Carr                                  Hunter Zheng
Mrs. LePore                              Michael Casella
Mrs. Foschini & Ms. Noone      Madison DiMAtteo
Mrs. Berardi & Ms. Ferriola      Adriel Gobble
Ms. Ferraiolo                            Penelope Fratanduono
Mrs. King                                  Alexander Cockerill
Mrs. Foglietta                           Aicha Brown
Ms. Prete                                  Giovanni DeSimone
Mrs. Montecalvo                      Madison Heller
Mrs. Fumo                                Lorraina Verdi
Ms. Teaford                              Sareen Hadid
Mrs. Miller                                Darren Huynh
Ms. Burns                                 Joe Picano
Mrs. Gambacorta                     Yovella Gunawan
Mrs. Gialloreto                          Michael Ligambi
Ms. Swanson                            Ryan Mascuilli
Mrs. Tucker & Ms. Milorey        Santino Boroccelli
Ms. O’Brien                               Arber ProvoliuMrs. DelQuardro                        Ethan Soto
Mrs. Rudi                                   Robert Hagendorf
Ms. Brignola                              Tatiana Wiliams
Ms. Anastasio                            Demarco Taylor
Ms. Ariana                                 Claire Leach
Ms. Irgangladen                         Giovanni Pastino
Mrs. Spina                                  Zoey Parks
Mrs. Angelo                                Gianna Heller
Mrs. Goodman                            Laila Caldwell
Mrs. Gilkin                                  Joelle Mendoza
Ms. Masci                                  Santiago Montero de la Cruz
Mrs. Ash                                    Gabriela Thompson
Ms. Cimadamore                       Aaden Francis
Ms. LaRussa                             Brody Keenan
Ms. Fera                                    Cayden Belardo

Save the Date

  • December 1-16: Toys for Tots Donation Drive
  • December 6th – 9th: Christmas Holiday Shop for East building.
  • December 14: Vocal/Instrumental Winter Concert in the East gym featuring Jr. Vocal and Jr. Instrumental – 7:00pm
  • December 15: Ballet Winter Concert at Vine Street. More information to follow.
  • December 19: Polar Express Day – Students may come to school in PJ’s
  • December 20th: Early Dismissal for Students – No Lunches, No AfterCare.
    • East Building Early Dismissal Schedule
      • Kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:30
      • First grade will be dismissed at 11:40
    • West Building Early Dismissal Schedule
      • Second Grade will be dismissed at 11:40
      • Third grade will be dismissed at 11:50
      • Fourth grade will be dismissed at 12:00
  • December 21 – January 2:  Holiday Break – School Closed
  • January 3rd: Return from winter break
  • January 4th: Hershey candy permission slip will go home.
  • January 9th: Hershey permission slip must be returned.
  • January 11: Hershey candy bars will be sent home.
3rd and 4th Grade (click) – The Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School will be holding a co-ed instructional indoor soccer league. Please read attached form for more information.1st and 2nd 4th Grade (click) – The Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School will be holding a co-ed instructional indoor soccer league. Please read attached form for more information.

Student Activities

Pretzels: If you wish to order pretzels for your child for the month of January  the cost is $9.00 for the month or $45.00 for the rest of the school year. All money is due no later then Wednesday, December 14th, 2016. No payment will be accepted after December 14th. January will run from January 3rd to January 27th. Please be sure to include your child’s first and last name, room number and teachers name on the outside of the envelope. Please do not combined with other payments. Combined payments will be returned.

Holiday Bazaar East Building: (click) Our School is sponsoring a Holiday Bazaar on Tuesday, December 6 thru Friday, December 9th. We are excited about this program. Our bazaar will have something for everyone in the family: sisters, brothers, grandparents, mom, dad, & even pets. Please see attached flyer ford more information.

Yearbook: (click) Please read for more information

Modell’s:  Modell’s has registered our school for the Team Weeks fundraiser. The attached coupon can be used over and over again throughout the dates of 11/25/16 – 12/29/16. Our school will receive a percentage back on every sale.

Please continue to send in Box Tops For Education.

Counselor’s Corner
In partnership with Salvation Army, Philadelphia Performing Arts East and West will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children in need. The toy drive will start on Thursday, December 1st through Friday, December 16th in the lobby of both campuses. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

School Forms and Documents

2016-17 School Calendar (click)

Tutor List (Click)

Please click here to view the East & West December lunch menu.

Please click here to view the East & West December breakfast menu.


There are various volunteer opportunities throughout the school year. If you are interested in volunteering please send a copy of your clearances to the main office.

If you do not have your clearance you may apply for them, free of charge, on the following websites:

PA Criminal Background check: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

PA Child Abuse Clearance: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

FBI Fingerprint Clearance: https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm

Parents/Guardians, If your child is late or absent, you must send in a note.
Sending in Money
When sending in money please put students first and last name, room number, teacher’s name and what the payment is for on the envelope. Everything should be put in a separate envelop. Please do not send money in to the front desk or hand to your teacher outside. Money needs to come in with the students and should be given to their teacher.
Transpasses will go home to eligible students once a week on Fridays. Any questions or concerns, please email Rose Wall at rwall@stringtheoryschools.org.