Wednesday, March 1, 2017

8th Annual Rocket to the Stars Silent Auction
to benefit SLA Center City

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017  7-11pm
Open Bar 7-9  Cash Bar 9-11

Where: Philadelphia Firefighters Union Hall
415 North 5th Street
Plenty of Off Street Parking

Included: Heavy hors D'oeuvres, DJ, Photobooth, Games

You can purchase your "tickets" or sponsorships by sending in a check to SLA Home and School at 55 N. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or by using the online button to make your payment using your Paypal account or credit card.

2017 Sponsorship Levels

SIRIUS: $2000
• Three mentions from the DJ 
• Your Name or Logo prominently displayed
* Four tickets to the Auction

POLARIS: $1000 
• 1 mention from the DJ
• Your Name or Logo prominently displayed 
• Four tickets to the Auction
           A big thank you for Fairmount Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine/Alexis Lieberman, MD for being our first Polaris Sponsor!

VEGA: $500 
• Display Board Listing of your name or logo 
• Three tickets to the Auction

• Display Board Listing of your name or logo 
• Two tickets to the Auction

RIGEL: $150 
• Display Board Listing of your name or logo 
• One ticket to the Auction 

• Booster listing in the Auction Program

Display Board Listing

2017 Silent Auction Sponsorships

Tax deductible where fully allowed by law.

2017 Silent Auction Tickets
Early Bird Deadline March 3

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fuel the Rocket 2016-2017

Parents, Guardians and Friends of SLA:

As we know, the School District of Philadelphia continues to face major funding challenges that leave schools having to make difficult decisions about what we can afford for our children's education.  At SLA, we have been incredibly fortunate to be able to count on the support of our families to help close the gap between what we need and what we can afford.  This year is no exception.  We have set a goal of $50,000 for our yearly FUEL THE ROCKET campaign and we are counting on families to ensure that we reach our goal.

Our FUEL THE ROCKET campaign goes directly to making sure that the program of an innovative, authentic, inquiry-driven, technology rich education is able to continue. In the past, your contributions fund our Independent Learning Project administration, has paid for part or all of a teaching position, has funded our laptop program, and has helped to ensure that our many programs like Digital Video and Engineering have everything they need to support our students—and much, much more. We could not be the school we are without your support.

This year, in the spirit of fun that powers SLA, we have created levels of giving that align to the various NASA missions, so whether you are able to orbit with the Mercury missions or blast off on an Orion mission to Mars, all of us at SLA—from the Home and School to the teachers and students and administration— thank you so much for your continued support of the school! Let’s FUEL THE ROCKET!

Yours truly,

Chris Lehmann and Aaron Gerwer

P.S. Below you will find a list of 75 companies that employ people in the Philadelphia area who participate in matching donations.  If you, or someone you know works for one of these companies and you make a donation, you can make it count twice.  SLA's Home and School Association is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN - 61-1513400) and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Are You Smarter Than an SLA Teacher? Trivia Night Returns October 14, 2016

Do you think you have what it takes to beat the defending “Home and School Board” Team Champions? 

SLA Home & School invites you to the 2nd annual

Friday, October 14, 2016 at
Philadelphia Firefighters Union Hall,
415 N. 5th Street, Phila, PA 19123
7:30pm - 10:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Free Parking Available in Union Hall Lot and across the street in Destination Maternity Parking Lot.

Join us for an evening of fun & community! Test your trivia know-how and wow your friends! Sign up as a team of 8 to 10, or sign up as individuals! Raffles throughout the night! 50/50! Light fare & nibbles!
This is an adult only event - Cash bar available for spirits. You can bring your own Wine & Snacks.

Tickets are $25 per person before the event. $30 at the door.

Registration/payment options: 1) Click on the button on the upper right of this page  or 2) via SLA website: click “info” on the top right hand corner, then click  “giving to SLA”, then click “Fuel the Rocket”  or 3) fill out attached form and send your payment into school in a sealed envelope to the attention of Robin Thomas, Home & School Assoc. Or via e-mail to

Be sure to include your teammates names if you pay online and they will be paying separately so we can be sure to seat you together!

Any questions? Please call or email Robin at 215.495.5382,
Space is limited. Order your tickets early. Ticket sales will close when we reach capacity.

If you cannot attend, please consider sponsoring a teacher.  All donations accepted.

Trivia Night Registration Form - October 2016