Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
November 16TH, 2020

Dear UACS families,

How time flies! As we enter the second half of November we want to remind everyone to please continue practicing safe social-distancing measures, hand-washing, and taking other health and hygiene precautions to stay healthy as the weather turns colder and we spend more time indoors. If you're looking for ways to stay active and engaged while staying safe, join us in our virtual programming! Enrollment is still open for any students interested in engaging with our virtual UACS programs. 

Wishing you good health, 
The Netter Center

We are still enrolling students for UACS! 

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! 
Contact Comegys Site Director Ms. Aurora with questions.
Phone: (215) 913-0599 
Lea Cyber Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open!
Contact Lea Site Director Arttia Watts with questions.
Email: arttiaw@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-898-5351

Weekly Shoutouts
This week, a shoutout goes to Tyrese for sharing his gaming rules and tips! Also, Happy Birthday to Coach Zak! Below, you can see a portrait Ms. Munday drew of student Bogdana as a prize for winning Bingo. Also, please be on the lookout for Lea UACS social media coming soon! 
Next week, the 6-8th Grade group will be playing Among Us and other games! Enroll to join!
Hamilton & Mitchell Cyber Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open! 
Contact Hamilton & Mitchell Site Director Latifah Anderson with questions.
Email: latifahk@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-435-2352 
Weekly Highlights
This week we hosted Mic Drop (pictured top), which is a combination of spoken word, poems, songs and karaoke. It's a great way for students and staff to release stress from the day! Coding for Elementary students (pictured bottom) also had its second day of programming, what fun! 
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

Click here to join Rebel Chefs Live this week!

Local News 
City-Wide Updates

The Educational Nominating Panel is now accepting applications for the Board of Education of the School District of Philadelphia. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 3. This position is unpaid and requires a substantial time commitment, but it is also a tremendous opportunity to become invovled in the city's education system and develop tangible professional skills. Click below for application details. 

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

A monumental sculpture by acclaimed artist Simone Leigh has been installed at the corner of 34th and Walnut Streets, the gateway to College Green at the University of Pennsylvania. The piece is titled "Brick House" and President Amy Gutmann said of it: “Ms. Leigh’s sculpture brings a striking presence of strength, grace, and beauty—along with an ineffable sense of mystery and resilience." Click below to read more, or visit campus to see it for yourself!

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

The SDP has released a new statement that it will remain 100% virtual until further notice, postponing its earlier plans to transition to a hybrid learning model later this month. To read more about the decision, click below. 

Click for: SDP Updates

Not too late to join UACS Nights!

Join UACs nights on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday for fun, interactive classes.

Register for events here

Please email Ashley Mapp with questions: 


Young Quaker Attendance Awards! 

Shout out to Bogdana & Ava for Track and Amiraly & Salman for Lacrosse. These Young Quakers have been showing up to practice consistently and earned some cool gear for their efforts! Way to go! 
Community News

What does the President Do?

CYAP (the Civil Youth Action Partnership Club at Penn) created a video explaining all the different "hats" a president wears on the job. Click the image below to watch!

For Comegys and Lea Families:

Since CYAP has been virtual we've been leading "Action Club" on Mondays at the combined Comegys & Lea UACS After School. We have a group for Grade 3-5 students and a group for Grade 6-8 students. Both meet Mondays 4-5 pm. Join us next time! 

Calling All High Schoolers!
Interested in meetings kids from across the country? Check out the American Exchange Project (AEP)

High Schoolers! Want to make friends with other high school students from across the U.S?  When you join AEP, you will be invited to Zoom Hangouts almost every day where you can meet students your age from around the country and talk with about current issues, have silly debates, and just get to know each other.

Click Here Join Today!

Email apettee@upenn.edu for more information or any questions you have! 

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