LETTERS
FROM NETTER
Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
APRIL 15TH, 2020
UACS Virtual Enrichment Programming Coming Your Way!

Dear UACS families,


We are planning to roll out UACS Virtual Enrichment Programming on Tuesday, April 21st! We will be using the Google Meet platform for virtual enrichment sessions moving forward. Stay tuned for details on the schedule and type of enrichment activities offered. Your UACS Site Director will be reaching out with additional information soon! If you haven't completed our survey yet, please click the red button below to provide information on your technology access and virtual program interests to support our planning!


Wishing you good health,


The Netter Center

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Sharing What We Know Best: FUN & Enriching Activities!

Join Ms. Arttia's UACS Dance Party! 

If you haven't joined our weekly UACS dance party yet, you are missing out! Follow this link to join Ms. Arttia's virtual UACS Dance Party on Thursday April 16th @3:30pm and join in the fun!!!

Read a Book!

Ft. Penn Reading Initiative (PRI) 
Bored at home? Look for a book! Don't have a book in your home? One of our coordinators, Megan, made a video of herself reading to YOU! We hope you enjoy the story, it's one of our favorites. Try to find some time to read every day!

Play!

Ft. Playworks PA
Follow this link to find an abundance of resources to #playathome with Playworks! Resources include: a Play at Home Playbook, live-streamed recess from Playworks' facebook page, and tons of game ideas and demonstrations on the Playworks Youtube Channel!

Conquer Asthma!

Ft. Ms. Anna
Conquer asthma at home! Don’t let asthma control you - you & your child can control asthma together by identifying your shared asthma goals, reducing home asthma triggers, and perfecting asthma medication technique!

Register to Vote!

Ft. Penn Leads the Vote

With all the changes occurring, it's easy to forget that we have a presidential election this year! This includes the Pennsylvania primary election, scheduled for June 2nd. Take the first step towards making your voice heard - on everything from local taxes to the next President of the United States - by registering to vote by May 18. Go to pennvotes.org/register to register to vote or update your registration and help your family and friends to register too!

Questions? Email pennvotes@upenn.edu

Do you feel like you or someone in your household may be experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms? Click here for more info on checking your symptoms and getting tested.

City-Wide Updates

Following CDC recommendations, the city is encouraging residents to wear cloth masks when it is hard to keep safe distances from others. This could include going food shopping, going to work, or if you live in a group setting. Click below for details on how to make alternative face masks!

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

As of April 13th, Penn announced that all summer courses and in-person programs must be delivered remotely or online. There will be no summer programs offered in-person on campus, including summer camps and summer courses. Click below for more details!

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

The District will remain physically closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19. However, while school buildings are closed, learning can and will continue for students. The District’s remote learning plan will officially begin on April 20. Click below for more details!

Click for: SDP Updates

Academic Resource Links:

Mental Health Resource Links: 

  • Click here for tips on staying mentally healthy in a crowded house!
  • Penn Graduate School of Education's team of psychologists & child therapists want to help! Check out the support they are offering here.
UACS Nights is going virtual!
UACS Nights is providing fun activities for families in the evenings, starting Tuesday, April 14th. For the weekly live events below, “Like” our Facebook page: UACSNights_NetterCenter and join our live stream! 

Tuesdays:  Line Dancing with In The Dance LLC | 6 PM-8 PM
Learn choreographed line dancing such as the electric slide, the cupid shuffle, the wobble etc. to R&B and hip-hop songs!

Wednesdays: Cooking with Families provided by Chef Karima Roepel | 6 PM- 8 PM
Running out of meal ideas? Learn creative quick meals that you can make using items that are likely found in your kitchen. We also provide resource lists for free/low-cost food pantries.

Thursdays: Painting at Home with Latonia Brown | 6 PM- 8 PM
Through the medium of art, watch Instructor Latonia create masterpieces from her home. Feel free to join her by creating your own work of art! 

Friday: Covid-19 Mic Check | 6 PM-7 PM
This is a weekly pulse check for our community. Share a talent! Discuss how you are feeling during this time. To receive the Zoom invitation, please email ashleyamapp@gmail.com. 

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