Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
July 27TH, 2020

Dear UACS families,

It's hard to believe we've entered the last week of July! It has been so fun watching the summer unfold and seeing so many great highlights from our various virtual programs. Even though we're entering our last few weeks, enrollment for UACS Cyber Summer Camps is still open and it's never too late to join the action! You can find links to the enrollment applications for each UACS site below. 

Wishing you good health, 
The Netter Center

It's Not Too Late to Join UACS Cyber Summer Camps!

Enrollment is still open! Virtual activities include reading & math instruction with certified teachers, social & emotional learning, family events, physcial activity & sports, art, music, dance, science, cooking, drama, & more! 
Lea | Enroll Here | Schedules 1-2 Grade, 3-4 Grade, 5-8 Grade 
Hamilton & Mitchell | Enroll Here | Schedule Here | Parent Information
When: Now – August 7, 2020
UACS Cyber Summer Camp Programming
Comegys Cyber Summer Camp 
🌟 Week 4 Highlight🌟
Family Cooking with Mrs. Cato has been a great success this summer! Last week, students and families made cheesecake two ways: vegan and traditional. See photos below of everyone showing off their cheesecakes! Join us on Fridays at 2pm for more delicious activities 😋
Contact Comegys Site Director, Ms. Aurora @ (215) 913-0599 or email aurorac@sas.upenn.edu
Lea Cyber Summer Camp 
🌟 Week 4 Highlight🌟
This week, the K-2nd grade team is traveling to India! Although it is a 16-hour flight away, there is a lot we can learn about the oldest continuous civilization in the world from home. Students will explore Indian culture and cuisine, learn about the origins of yoga and chess, and study India's national symbols, the lotus, tiger, and peacock! Join their travels every day this week. 
Contact Lea Site Director, Ms. Arttia @ (215) 435-0314 or email arttiaw@sas.upenn.edu
Hamilton & Mitchell Cyber Summer Camp 
🌟 Week 4 Highlight🌟
Ms. Foster's rising 4th grade art class uses mindfulness, poetry, and thoughtful quotes to discover how art reflects life and to explore students' own creative expressions. Below are some of the unique creations her students produced! 
Questions or concerns? Call Ms. Latifah @ (215) 435-2352 or email latifahk@sas.upenn.edu
PYN Program Share-outs

Summer Career Exposure Program: Virtual Talent Showcase

Each Friday students get to speak with inspiring professionals from diverse career fields, including healthcare, law, arts and entertainment, and entrepenuership. This past Friday, students shared their talents, including the artwork pictured here. Shoutout to Tahaja Green, Kaelyn Salley, Kynai Tindell, Isaiah Green, Brooklyne Spraggins, Zafira Hossain, Keenan Morris, and Sayonee Hughes for sharing their talents with us! 
The Career Exposure Program Culminating Event will be Friday Aug. 7th, from 10:30-12:00. It will feature student work from the summer and student awards! Stay tuned for a formal invite and Zoom link. 
UACS Nights Goes Summer!
UACS Nights is on a roll and running through Friday, August 7th! Join us for an awesome array of activities, like Painting at Home with Latonia Brown, Thursdays from 6-8pm! 🖼  🎨  🖌
Click here
to view the full weekly schedule & register for events!
City-Wide Updates

Mayor Kenney has signed a law protecting workers from retaliation by their employers if they report unsafe working conditions related to COVID-19 or refuse to come to work because of a COVID-19 public health order violation. To read more, click here.

You are not alone. As Philadelphia moves into a modified green phase, life continues to shift and change. Finances are tight for many and stress of the unknown is real. The City of Philadelphia has compiled a list of resoures to support its citizens in areas like family safety, financial and emotional well-being, and early childhood education. To see the full list, click below. 

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Penn Updates

The tragic and horrific recent incidents of racist violence in America have shined a spotlight on the painful reality that many in our country have been long aware of: the enduring legacy of racism. In an effort to amplify the messages of the protests, Penn Arts & Sciences created a special series: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? 60-Second Lectures on Racial Injustice. This set of short talks focuses on the history and contemporary manifestations of racism in the U.S., Black lives and culture, and the range of factors that have contributed to this moment. To read more and watch the lectures, click below. 

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School District of Philadelphia Updates

This week we would like to give a big congratulations and thank you to Principal Richard Gordon of Paul Robeson HIgh School for recieveing the 2020 Distinguished Service to Education Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Since 2013, Principal Gordon and his staff have transformed Robeson High and continue to serve their students in amazing ways. Principal Gordon will represent Pennsylvania as a nominee for the NASSP National Principal of the Year Award. To read the full story, click below. 

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Support for Lea Families 

Lea's School Advisory Council (SAC) and Home and School Association (HSA) are working to organize mutual aid for Lea families, many of whom have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To read more about the support available and ways to contribute, click here.

Young Quakers Giveaway!

By attending both virtual fitness sessions this week, you will be entered in a raffle to win YQ gear! Shoutout to Ethan, who is this week's

giveaway winner 🥇 🥇 🥇

Sessions are Mon 7/27 and Wed 7/29, 2-3 pm. Join using this Zoom link

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