Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
May 11TH, 2020
Join us for UACS Virtual Enrichment Programming!

Dear UACS families,

Reconnecting with you through our UACS Virtual Enrichment Programming has been wonderful! We hope you will join us again for week 4! 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! 
Not sure how to use Google Meet? Click here for a short tutorial!
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 |  Business Club

Comegys Business Club was featured in Penn Today! Click here to read the full article and learn more about their great work! Since going virtual, students have taken their design savvy and shifted from designing costumes to making masks!

K8 Feature | Art Club at Home!

Art Club at Home is designed to help participants across the ages to explore artistic creativity through various art forms. Check out last week's doodling activity (left) from 6th grader, Mungai Campbell.
This week's virtual experience is inspired by the Mural Arts Philadelphia project, "A Love Letter for You" - created by the artist, Steve Powers. Participants will take a virtual walking trip in West Philadelphia along the Market Frankford line! Join us on Mondays at 4:30pm!

HS Feature | PYN Information Session

Attention current 8th-12th gradersAre you interested in paid summer program opportunities? Join us for our first PYN Information Session on Monday, May 11th, from 4-5pm to learn more. The Netter Center will continue hosting info sessions every Monday for students and families to get more information about summer programming and the enrollment process. Use this Google Meet link or visit meet.google.com and enter the meeting code gmxiwgwzntto join!

Register to vote! 

The June 2nd Pennsylvania Primary Election is less than a month away! Make sure you register to vote or update your registration with any changes by May 18 at pennvotes.org/register! If you're registered, take the next step and learn about candidates on the ballot by clicking here so you're ready to vote by mail or on Election Day!

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! PA residents can complete the form online here. Non-PA residents must complete and mail this form to the Philadelphia County Office. Your request must be delivered by May 26 at 5pm. Learn more at pennvotes.org/mailinpa and check out guidance from the PA Secretary of State here!

City-Wide Updates

On May 7th, Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf extended the Stay-at-Home Order in the Philadelphia region until June 4th. Click below for more details!

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

In a message to the Penn community on May 7th, President Amy Gutmann discussed the three R’s—resourcefulness, resilience, and responsiveness—which are guiding the University through such trying times.
Click below to view the rest of President Gutmann's message!

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

Need help with your District-issued Chromebook? Or haven’t picked one up yet?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

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, and painting!
Make sure to check out the newest addition to the UACS Nights virtual lineup:
Quarantine Extreme: At Home Workouts with Wayne Shareef | Mondays 6-8pm
Summer Program Updates
Current 8th-12th graders:  If you're interested in paid summer program opportunities,  check-out this WorkReady flyer for information about how to start the online application process and for a list of required documents! 
For any questions about our paid summer opportunities, please email our staff at netter-pyn@sas.upenn.edu.
If you can't make the info session advertised above, you can also visit Mr. Joe’s “office hours” on Fridays from 2-6pm by joining this Google Meets link
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