Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
October 19TH, 2020

Dear UACS families,

How time flies! This week we are excited to bring you some highlights from our UACS virtual enrichment programming, and want to remind everyone who is eligible and able to please make sure you're registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election and have a voting plan! See the bottom of this newsletter for resources on voting in Philadelphia. For our programming, we are still enrolling students, and you can find more information on site-based virtual programming in this newsletter, too. 

Wishing you good health, 
The Netter Center

Enrollment for UACS sites is live! 

If you have questions or would like assistance with your enrollment application, please contact your Site Director. See more detailed enrollment information below! 

K-8 UACS Programming

Comegys Cyber Fall Programming 

Enrollment is Open! 
Call or text Comegys Site Director Ms. Aurora with questions.
Phone: (215) 913-0599

Producer's Club Highlight! 
Special Guest Schay Glover taught a family drawing class for Comegys & Lea UACS families last Friday. It was a blast learning to draw cartoon animals! Many thanks to Coach R, the Producer's Club & Mr. Glover for making this wonderful opportunity possible!
All K-8 UACS families are invited to Producer's Club family events every Friday from 5:10-6:00pm, join this week using this Zoom link!
Lea Cyber Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open!
Contact Lea Site Director Arttia Watts with questions.
Email: arttiaw@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-898-5351
Hamilton & Mitchell Cyber Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open! 
Contact Hamilton and Mitchell Site Director Latifah Anderson with questions.
Email: latifahk@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-435-2352

Friday Highlight!
This past Friday, learners were taught to write in hieroglyphics like ancient Egyptians during the Let's Explore the World with Ms. Barbara and Ms. Cheryl. Pictures below, left. 

During Healthy Snack Time with Mrs. Davis, learners made traditional and healthy rice crispy treats. Believe it or not, the healthy rice crispy treats received more likes than the traditional! Pictures below, right.  

High School UACS Programming
West Philly HS Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open!
Contact WPHS Site Director Corey James for more information. 
Email: coreyj@upenn.edu
Sayre HS Fall Programming

Enrollment is Open!

Contact Sayre Site Director Joseph Brand for more information.
Email: jbrand@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-898-5351
Local News 
City-Wide Updates

This year has been tragic for many reasons, and principal among them in Philadelphia is an increase in gun violence. Many cities across the country are seeing end-of-year spikes in gun violence, and the city of Philadelphia maintains that just one shooting is too many. To maintain a sense of urgency around this public health crisis, the city has deployed a variety of strategies to combat gun violence. Click below to read more. 

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

While this year has been exceptionally challenging, it has also showcased the bravery, resilience, and compassion of indviduals and groups who take it upon themselves to rise up in times of need. This week we are highlighting Penn Today's spotlight on "Side Gigs for Good," including a family’s quest to add diversity to a bone marrow registry, a professor who fostered kittens when volunteers were scarce, and a scholar assisting asylum-seekers by acting as a translator. Click below to read more. 

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

This Tuesday, October 20th from 4-5pm, join the SDP and special guests Gail Carter-Hamilton from the 

Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Dr. David Rubin & Dr. Susan Coffin from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to discuss the latest COVID-19 updates in the city and how the district is working to support safe schools and communities. Click below for the Zoom and Facebook Live links. 

Click for: SDP Updates

Attention 8th Graders!

 SDP High School Applications are open and due November 6th!
Click here for more information, and contact our High School Program Manager, Ms. Candace, for assistance. 

YQCA is Back! 

 YQ Coaches and Big Quakers are pumped to be back on Zoom with you leading  your favorite sports activities, including lacrosse, track, exercise circuits, sports leadership, team building, and more!
Lax sessions are Tues. and Fri. 4-5pm, Track sessions are Thurs. 4-5pm. Join using this Zoom Link. Please call  Paige Lombard with questions: (215) 292-7871.

UACS Nights Goes Fall! 

UACS Nights is back with new and innovative classes!
Sign up for events on our Eventbrite Page.
Make sure you like us on Facebook for news and updates.
Please direct any questions to: ashleyamapp@gmail.com.

🎨 Painting at Home Highlight! 🎨
Check out the awesome art created last Tuesday at Painting from Home with Latonia Brown! Join this week on Tuesday from 6-8pm. 

Are you ready to vote? 🗳 ☑️

Important dates, requirements, and information: Click here. 
Satellite election offices locations: Click here.
Voting in-person or by absentee ballot: Click here
Netter Shout Outs

Penn's Young Quakers Community Athletics Program Named NYSS Champion

A huge shout out to the Penn Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) program for being recognized as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. Click here to read more.  

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