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Edinburg Classical Academy Newsletter

January 31, 2020

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Upcoming Events

  • 2/3: Bad Weather Day - No School for Students and Staff

  • 2/4: School-Wide Fundraiser Begins

  • 2/5: World Read Aloud Day

  • 2/5: 1/3 Quarter Progress Report Day

  • 2/6: 100 Days of School

  • 2/14: Valentine's Dance 1:30pm-3:00pm

  • 2/21: Campus Spelling Bee

  • 2/25: 2/3 Quarter Progress Report Day

  • 2/28: Extended Day Tutoring 3:30pm-5:00pm

  • Math Tutoring Mondays and Wednesdays

  • ELAR Tutoring Tuesdays and Thursdays

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Report Card & Curriculum Night - "Let's 'Taco' it"

RGV Vipers Take Over 4th & 5th grade PE

Pre-K4 - 1st grade Field Trip to the Children's Museum

2nd-3rd grade & 6th-8th grade Field Trip to Vipers Basketball

4th-5th grade Field Trip to RGV Trapped

2nd Quarter Awards Assembly

New Families Open House


From ECA's PTO

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School-Wide Fundraiser

Dear Parents,

This is the time of year when we all pitch in as a team to run our campus-wide fundraiser. We are looking forward to making this fundraiser a huge hit!

The money we raise this year will help us cover the cost of the remaining events such as our Spelling Bee, STAAR shirts, End-of-the-Year field day, and Teacher Appreciation. Every penny... every dollar… we raise is important and will go to benefit our students! In order to reach our goal, we need each and everyone’s help to make this happen and sell a minimum of 1 box= 60 bars.

Great Value and fun for your supporters!

Five variety chocolate bars: caramel, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, almond, wafer, W.F Crisp

(Peanut-free & Gluten-free)

Here’s the Plan!

  • January 27th: Kick-off date-We will send the letter home with your child/children giving your consent.
  • January 31st: Consent submitted.
  • February 4th: March 4th: Selling dates-Sell-Sell-Sell! We would like your child to sell a minimum of one box.
  • March 4th: Turn in date-Please make sure your or your child turns in all money collected by this date. Any delay can affect the announcing of the winners.

Safety first: If you choose to do door-to-door sales, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thank you in advance for all parents and children for your participation and for helping to make this year our very best!

  • Do not leave chocolate in direct sunlight or exposed to heat.
  • We cannot accept chocolates back once they are issued to parents or students.
  • The sale will start on February 4th and end on March 4, 2020.

All the money is due by March 4th in order to determine the winners

Top Sellers

1st prize XBox One

2nd prize 32” TV

3rd prize Fire Amazon 10” Tablet

For every box of chocolates sold your child’s name will be entered into a drawing for Apple Airpods!

All students who sell 1 box of chocolates will receive a No Uniform pass March 9th-13th!


Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.

When kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact. These absences can affect kids as early as Pre-Kindergarten.

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Common Sense Media

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today -- especially our children’s. Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century. But parents, teachers, and policymakers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn. Now more than ever, they need a trusted guide to help them navigate a world where change is the only constant.

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College Spotlight

William Marsh Rice University, commonly known as Rice University, is a private research university in Houston, Texas. The university is situated on a 300-acre (121 ha) campus near the Houston Museum District and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center.

Opened in 1912 after the murder of its namesake William Marsh Rice, Rice is now a research university with an undergraduate focus. Its emphasis on education is demonstrated by a small student body and 6:1 student-faculty ratio, and it has been nationally recognized as a leading university for undergraduate teaching. The university has a very high level of research activity, with $140.2 million in sponsored research funding in 2016. Rice is noted for its applied science programs in the fields of artificial heart research, structural chemical analysis, signal processing, space science, and nanotechnology. It was ranked first in the world in materials science research by the Times Higher Education (THE) in 2010. Rice is a member of the Association of American Universities.

The university is organized into eleven residential colleges and eight schools of academic study, including the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the School of Social Sciences, School of Architecture, Shepherd School of Music and the School of Humanities. Rice's undergraduate program offers more than fifty majors and two dozen minors, and allows a high level of flexibility in pursuing multiple degree programs. Additional graduate programs are offered through the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Rice students are bound by the strict Honor Code, which is enforced by a student-run Honor Council.

Rice competes in 14 NCAA Division I varsity sports and is a part of Conference USA, often competing with its cross-town rival the University of Houston. Intramural and club sports are offered in a wide variety of activities such as jiu-jitsu, water polo, and crew.

The university has produced numerous prominent alumni, including more than two dozen Marshall Scholars and a dozen Rhodes Scholars. Given the university's close links to NASA, it has produced a significant number of astronauts and space scientists. In business, Rice graduates have become CEOs and founders of Fortune 500 companies; in politics, alumni have won positions as congressmen, cabinet secretaries, judges, and mayors. Two alumni have won the Nobel Prize, and numerous others are leading researchers in science, technology, and engineering.

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About Us

At Edinburg Classical Academy, our educational vision recognizes the value of each child as a person and each parent as their primary educator. While teaching virtuous conduct and offering a generous curriculum, we prioritize the value of respecting and building the child’s dignity as an individual while offering them an atmosphere which reflects truth, goodness, and beauty. Children have a natural appetite for knowledge, and we seek to offer sustenance for the child’s mind by creating a rich intellectual environment for students to develop connections between all subjects.