Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
May 18TH, 2020
Join us for UACS Virtual Enrichment Programming!

Dear UACS families,

Thank you for five amazing weeks of programming! We can't wait to see recurring AND new faces for week 6! Make sure to check out the newsletter's recent additions: our weekly Session Share will highlight updates and materials from ongoing virtual sessions while our weekly Event Features will point you in the direction of awesome upcoming activities that are open to students from all UACS sites! 

Wishing you good health,

The Netter Center

Join our UACS Virtual Enrichment Sessions!

Look for your UACS school listed below to view your virtual program schedule! 
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Comegys
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Lea
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Mitchell & Hamilton
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for West Philadelphia High School
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Sayre High School
Sharing What We Know Best: FUN & Enriching Activities!
Session Share| Ms. Chiwishi's Cooking Class  
As a former chef, community arts educator, and a proud graduate of Walnut Hill College, I love sharing  techniques to include fruit and veggies to every satisfying recipe. 

When I cook, I pay homage to my grandmother who moved from Georgia to Baltimore and eventually settled in Philadelphia. I also honor my grandfather who was a cook downtown in notable restaurants. When they got married, he taught her how to cook and when I was 11 years old, my grandma  taught me how to bake bread for the first time. I fell in love with baking after that and never stopped. There’s nothing like sitting at the dinner table at end of a long day, enjoying a meal with loved ones.

Ms. Chiwishi started teaming up with Ms. Kaya for cross-site cooking on Thursdays at 4:30. Join the fun as we practice self-care together in the kitchen!

K8 Feature| Karate!

Learn karate with
Sensei Greg! Watch a sneak peak of the lessons HERE!
Mr. Gregory Slaughter studied Kempo Karate while serving overseas in the United States Marine Corp in Okinawa Japan. He continued his martial arts studies in West Philadelphia and founded The Bethany Karate Academy, aka Golden Armor Karate Academy. He is currently a Seventh Degree Black Belt and continues to train and teach students from age four to adult.
Join us on Tuesdays at 4:30pm at Meet.Google.com/why-turz-krk

HS Feature| College & Career Readiness

Attention 6th-8th graders and families! Join us for our High School panel this Monday, May 18th at 4:30. Hear from current high school students and alumni from 5 different Philadelphia High Schools about why they chose their high school and what it offers. Ask any questions you have!
Special guests from Girls, Robeson, Motivation, Friere, West Philadelphia and South Philadelphia High Schools!
Join us this Monday at 4:30 at Meet.Google.com/JPI-UZKW-NSJ

Register to vote! 

oday, Monday, May 18th, is the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania! Ensure your voice is heard this primary by registering or updating your registration information at pennvotes.org/register today!
Worried about COVID-19 and voting? Fill out a mail-in ballot request form to vote by mail instead of voting at your polling place! Your request must be delivered by May 26 at 5pmPA residents can complete the form online here.  

City-Wide Updates

Southwest Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, remains in the red phase. Other less-densely populated areas in Pennslvania are now in the yellow phase. In the yellow phase, the stay at home order and some social and business restrictions are lifted, but most institutions, including gyms, salons, and theators remain closed. Learn more about the phases here!

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

Congratulations to the Penn class of 2020 on their graduation! Tune into the recording of Penn's first-ever virtual commencement at the link below. You might see someone you recognize! 

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

School meal distribution sites have all switched to once per week distribution. Every Thursday from 9:00am to noon, you will be able to pick up a box of five breakfast meals, five lunch meals, and a 1/2 gallon of milk for each student in your family. Click below for more details!

Click for: SDP Updates
Virtual Tutoring Support:
UACS sites are offering the following tutoring sessions to support students in their online learning. Contact your UACS site director or see your site's virtual schedule for links!
Lea: K-2nd grade | BOOST Tutoring | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:00-5:30pm
Lea: 3rd-4th grade | BOOST Tutoring | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3:00-5:30pm
Comegys: K-4th grade | Homework Help | Monday & Wednesday 3:45-4:30pm
West Philadelphia HS: Tutoring and College/Career Prep | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00pm
Sayre, Mitchell and Hamilton also have academic support built into their classroom sessions!

UACS Nights Goes Virtual!

Follow this link to register online for a variety of fun virtual activities for the WHOLE family, including: line dancing, cooking, painting, workouts, and more! 
Netter Center Highlights!
Watch the Netter Center's Assistant Director Rita A. Hodges interview our Associate Vice President and Founding Director Dr. Ira Harkavy about how the pandemic has impacted higher education and the Netter Center's ongoing work, as well as the ways in which our entire team has responded to the crisis! Click the image below or watch here
Summer Program Updates
Current 8th-12th graders:  If you're interested in paid summer program opportunities,  check-out this WorkReady flyerTo learn more, attend our weekly information sessions on Mondays from 4-5pm using this link: meet.google.com/gmx-iwgw-znt
Click here to view prior issues of Letters from Netter
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