Every child, in every classroom, in every school of the Boston Public School system has the same opportunity to achieve greatness within them as anybody else. Every child has the same unfettered access to every conceivable tool to unlock the greatness within them. We will know that they have that access because we will witness them achieve that greatness: enrolling and completing college at the same rates as anyone else; breaking into professions and positions of conspicuous influence in the community; BPS youth have been historically under-served for too long let's work together to reduce to a distant memory the opportunity and achievement gaps that had afflicted every generation before them.
LAPS fundraising and donations goes toward the Lee Academy Pilot School Foundation which is overseen by the treasurer of the Governing Board. Funds can be used for social events like the year end party and enrichment activities like field trips.
We raise funds because as a small K0-3rd Grade Elementary School that is heavily Black and Brown, the disparity of money and access compared to other schools can be wide and inequitable. Field trips, supplemental programming and tools help to round out our children’s education. The Family Council has supported and assisted in events in the school including:
-Refrigerator Replacement for Faculty/Staff
-Prizes for Talent Show
-End of the Year Party
-Teacher Appreciation Day/Week
-Kid Movies for parents who need a break
We will continue to strive to help LAPS’ students and teachers. Your help and support makes it possible.
I, ______________________________ understand that • I am my child’s first teacher. • Reading is key to my child’s success in school and in life. • I can help my child develop brain power with the activities I provide outside of school. • Every day my children miss school, they are losing a chance to learn. I pledge to: • Read, talk, and sing to my child every day. • Encourage play that involves naming and describing. • Encourage my children to ask questions about things they see: What? Why? How? What if? • Teach my children to love reading by having books in our home. • Take my children to the library every week to pick out books they want to read. • Help my children develop the habit of on-time attendance. • Talk to my child’s teacher regularly on how we can help at home. • Talk to other parents in my community about the importance of reading.
As a community let's take action on bridging the gap between our community and chronic absenteeism.
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Juliana Saint Fleur Charles is a 5 year-old student with sickle cell anemia who attends Boston Public Schools. She and her family may face deportation. Please help us raise awareness of the urgency for legal status for Juliana and her family so that she may continue her life-saving medical treatment in Boston. Here is the link to their Petition.