Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
May 26TH, 2020
Join us for UACS Virtual Enrichment Programming!

Dear UACS families,

We hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend! We are excited to continue the fun with our virtual sessions this week...week 6! Keep reading to see all the updates, schedules, and shout-outs we have to share!

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! 
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: Lea Superhero Party 
Thursday May 14th Lea UACS Enrichment staff and students were asked to dress up as their favorite superhero character or create one of their own; celebrating the superhero within! During this 2-hour session, staff & students participated in various superhero themed games and actives. Session activities were designed to encourage participants to feel empowered to step up for themselves and others. Students participated in a chat and chew group discussion to create their own superhero profile, a power affirmation brain break to help realize their power within, as well as an SEL step up activity and Harambee Power Chant!

K8 Feature: How to Be Mad Scientists! 

Gather together, mad scientists! "How to be Mad Scientists" transforms our tables into laboratories as we learn to experiment like scientists. We've created volcano eruptions and splashed around in water, and this week we're folding paper airplanes shaped like everything from basic darts to UFOS and doves, to test their flying ability! Get a head start by trying out these instructions.
Enter our laboratories on Tuesdays at 4:30pm by joining us on Google Meets: meet.google.com/fzj-kbkx-vkz

HS Feature: Lacrosse Village Initiative

The Lacrosse Village Initiative consists of high school and club lacrosse teams working together to provide COVID-19 relief for healthcare workers and community members in the Greater Philadelphia Area. This project was started by the coaches at Eyekonz Sports, Shipley Girls Lacrosse, and Conestoga Girls Lacrosse in early April. Through the initiative, participating teams donate meal kits to local food pantries, appreciation kits to local healthcare facilities, hygiene kits to shelters, and cash donations to Philabundance.
Sayre High School lacrosse players have been on the front lines, organizing these endeavors alongside other teams in the tri-state area. Additionally, they are partnering with The Dr. Bernett L. Johnson, Jr. Sayre Health Center where free Covid- 19 testing is being offered.
You can visit the Lacrosse Village or Eyekonz Sports websites for more information! Check out the @eyekonzsports Instagram page to see the Lacrosse Village Initiative's feature on Fox Philly 29!


The Pennsylvania Primary Election is taking place one week from today! Be safe and ensure that your voice is heard this Primary Election. On June 2nd, polls will be open from 7am - 8pm, and if you are in line at 8pm, the poll workers must allow you to vote. Find your polling place here and make a plan to vote with your friends and family! If you haven't voted by mail, or you're worried your mail-in ballot won't be received by the county by June 2 at 8pm, you can vote via provisional ballot at your local polling location. Learn more about voting in person here!

City-Wide Updates

A new testing site finder helps people find free COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia. Anyone can search for a site by address, click on a map location for specific site information, and filter by day of week and by drive-thru or walk-up. Click below for more details!

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

On May 21st, Penn shared the following update on planning & preparations for the fall: At this time, predictions for the fall of the pandemic’s progression and our society’s capacities for testing, contact tracing and treatment are sufficiently uncertain that we cannot say with perfect clarity what the fall semester will look like. Click below for more details!

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

The School District of Philadelphia and Uplift Center for Grieving Children are providing the Philly HopeLine, a resource where District students and families can obtain mental health services. Click below for more details!

Click for: SDP Updates
Virtual Tutoring Support:
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
Hamilton/Mitchell: 2nd-8th grade | Math Tutoring | Monday 3:45-4:30pm & Wednesday 3:00-5:15pm
West Philadelphia HS: Tutoring and College/Career Prep | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00pm
Sayre HS has academic support built into their classroom sessions!

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, painting, workouts, and more! 
Summer Program Updates
Current 8th-12th graders:  If you're interested in paid summer program opportunities,  check-out this WorkReady flyerTo learn more, attend our weekly information sessions on Mondays from 4-5pm using this link: meet.google.com/gmx-iwgw-znt or email us at netter-pyn@sas.upenn.edu. This week's info session will be held on Tuesday, May 26 from 4-5pm, using the same link!
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