News and Announcements

LESP Thanksgiving Dinner!

November 27th, 2018

Our annual Thanksgiving dinner was a delicious success. Thanks to the hard work of the parent volunteers and Cheechee Kung, our parent coordinator, students were able to experience a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The list of the menu was long. The mashed potatoes, turkey, and corn chowder were especially popular, served by wonderful student volunteers from Chinese Culture Club, LEO Club, and Student Government. Students hung around to listen to music and play cards with their friends. Having opportunities to gather together and share a meal is important to our school community and we are grateful for the wonderful students, parents, and staff we have at LESP.





Thanksgiving Celebration 11/20 2:30-5:00pm

November 20th, 2018

All LESP staff and students are invited to a celebration with traditional American Thanksgiving food!

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ESD SVP Letter to Parents

October 18th, 2018

Dear Families,

It is my pleasure to inform you that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has awarded an Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Grant (ESD/SVP) to Community School District 31 for this school year.

Lower East side Preparatory High school is one of the schools in District 31 collaborating in this grant. The ESD/SVP grant helps fund the creation of day school and after school programming supporting academic enrichment, technology, leadership skill development, violence prevention, cultural diversity, college/career awareness and readiness, community service, arts enrichment, and recreational/sports programs.

In addition to academic enrichment and support, student programming includes a variety of youth development and enrichment activities during out of school time. Programming provided during the school day focuses on social and emotional learning to support school violence prevention.

The ESD/SVP Grant also recognizes the importance of engaging students and families in the design and evaluation of the program. Parents, students and other stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the program’s needs assessment, design and reflection opportunities. An outside evaluator will provide NYSED and all stakeholders with information and data regarding the grant’s success in meeting its goals and objectives, offer suggestions for improvement and support stakeholders in a meaningful self-evaluation of the program.

We look forward to providing your children with engaging, creative and highly effective programs through the ESD/SVP Grant funding to help ensure their success in school and in life.

LESP International Food Market

October 11th, 2018

LESP staff and students celebrated international food festival, showcasing the different foods, dishes and cultures of our student body!


School Leadership Team/ PA Meetings

September 13th, 2018

We would like to invite our community and the public to all Lower East Side Prep HS SLT meetings. All meetings are translated into Chinese and Spanish, and will cover school updates, events, and we will have a variety of organizations conducting workshops on financial aid, college application process, depression, loans, etc. We look forward to seeing you on the following dates in the 4th Floor Library:

Wed. September 26, 2018: 6 -9 PM
Tues. October 16, 2018: 5-8 PM
Thurs. November 29, 2018: 7-9 PM
Tues. December 11, 2018: 5- 8 PM
Tues. January 8, 2019: 5- 8 PM
Tues. February 12, 2019: 5- 8 PM
Thurs. March 7, 2019: 7- 9 PM
Tues. April 16, 2019: 5 – 8 PM
Thurs. May 9, 2019: 5-8 PM
Tues. June 11, 2019 5-8 PM