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June 11th to June 14th –  NO PRETZELS-PLEASE SUPPLY YOUR OWN SNACK  Dear Parents,

All fourth grade students will be permitted to wear their class shirts on the following dates: June 1st, June 4th, and June 11-14th. The shirt should be worn with the regular uniform skirt and pants.
The Fourth Grade Teachers

YEARBOOK: If you would like to buy a yearbook they will be on sale at the West building’s front desk. Orders are not being taken.

2018-2019 School Calendar (click)FIELD DAY

Field Day is for students only. Parents are not permitted to attend Field Day unless they are volunteering.

Additional information will be sent to you.

Please note that Spring Break 2019 is scheduled a week later than usual due to PSSA testing

Please complete the School District of Philadelphia’s Parent survey that was emailed to you:  https://webapps1.philasd.org/parentsurvey/index.php. The Parent Survey results will be an important component of the 2017-2018 School Progress Report (SPR) and will have an impact on our Charter Renewal. Parent input in the Charter Renewal Process is very important. The survey should not take more than 15 minutes to complete. The school code is W36.

Current Student Re-Registration

Re-registration for current students will begin this week.  ALL students must complete the online re-registration forms that will be sent to families via email.  If you do not receive a registration email for your student(s) by Friday, please contact admissions.ppa@stringtheoryschools.org with your student’s name and date of birth.  The deadline to complete the forms is May 1st.

Students Returning in 2018-2019
If your student is returning for the 2018-2019 school year, his/her spot is secured, however, the school needs the online re-registration forms completed in order to ensure that contact, health, demographic, and permission information is up-to-date and to properly schedule your student for next school year.  We greatly appreciate your cooperation with and participation in this process.

Students Not Returning in 2018-2019
If your student does not plan to return next school year, you must still complete the online forms to indicate your student is not returning.  In addition, you must submit an official withdrawal form:  CLICK HERE for withdrawal form.

Ballet Class: 4Q Ballet vocabulary test will be the week of  May 28th.

Campus Highlights
Please return all Spring pictures and payments

We discourage you from smoking while waiting outside to pick up your child.We at Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School are animal lovers just like many of you.  However, we must ask you that you leave your pets at home while dropping off or picking up your child.  Some children have been bitten before and we would like to avoid any situation where a child may feel threatened especially since most children run up to animals without thinking.  Your child’s safety is our number one priority. Therefore we would appreciate you complying with this request. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Volunteering (click) : Please read attached volunteer clearance procedures.

Save the Date

  • June 7th: Field Day for Kindergarten and First Grade
  • June 8th: Field Day for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade
  • June 11th: Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony
  • June 11th to 14th: Early Dismissal for StudentsNo After Care.  No Lunches.
    • East Building Early Dismissal Schedule
      • 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
  • June 15th: Report cards will be emailed to Parents.
Note from Nurse

For the 2018-2019 school year, all students entering third grade need an updated dental record sent to school. The examination needs to have been completed within 4 months of the start of the school year. This is a requirement of the State of Pennsylvania.For any student who is required to take medications at school, including inhalers, nebulizers, ADHD medications and/or EpiPens,  a “permission to administer medication form” is required. This form needs to be signed by the ordering physician and the parent/guardian. No medications will be accepted without this form.

Have a Happy and Healthy Summer!

Dental Examination Form: (click)

Request for Administration of Medication: (click)

Counselor’s Corner

The School District of Philadelphia: Students Experiencing Homelessness – Please read.

Food Resources: Please read attached letter.

Student Activities

Please return all Spring pictures and payments.

Please continue to send in Box Tops For Education.

Transportation Pass: If you have any questions please contact Regina Albater (215) 551-4000.


School Forms and Documents

2017-18 School Calendar (click)

The breakfast and lunch menu is now available online at http://stringtheoryschools.nutrislice.com/ .


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

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.
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