ES Newsletter

Andrea Torchin, ES Principal

March 26th, 2015

Dear ES Families:


We are nearing the end of the 3rd quarter. Students have been preparing end of the quarter projects and participating in end of the unit assessments. Please make sure to keep up to date and informed about your students' responsibilities to ensure a successful end of the 3rd quarter. Report cards will be sent via email on Friday, April 17th, but the end of the 3rd quarter is Friday, April 10th.


As most of you have already heard, we will not have school on April 9th and April 10th due to the VII Summit of the Americas.


The Talent Show is fast approaching. This year the Talent Show will be held at the Ateneo Theater in City of Knowledge on Wednesday, April 29th. Even if your child is not participating, we encourage you to attend this family friendly event that is enjoyed by all ages. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Tomorrow, Friday, March 27th, we have a Free Clothes Day in the Elementary to support our Battle of the Books program. Students may wear free clothes and bring a $1.00 donation. This is an optional event.


Thank you so much for your continued support!


Sincerely, Andrea Torchin

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After School Activities

A Note from our Athletic Department:


Students may not stay after school if they are not signed up for an after school activity or have a practice for a competitive sport. Students need to be supervised after school by a teacher or coach. Please support us in our efforts to keep students safe. If a student is found on campus, parents will be notified. Thanks in advance for discussing this with your child.


Preschool & Kinder:

Coach Acuña offers soccer training for preschool and Kinder students after school on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 12:30 pm. Parents need to provide their own transportation back home at 2 pm. To register, please call Coach Acuña at 6713-9950. Students need to bring water, a snack, hat, and sunblock.



For more information contact Jesus Borras, After School Activities Coordinator at jeborras@balboa.edu.pa or Richard Gough at rgough@balboa.edu.pa for Competitive Sports.

Competitive Sports Program

Please come out and support our elementary students in our games this week and next:


Saturday, March 28th - Sub 9 Boys Soccer Copa Talento Team

Jamboree, Amador Sports Center, 1:00-5:00 pm


Sunday, March 29th - Sub 9 Girls Copa Talento Team

Jamboree, Amador Sports Center, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Saturday, April 11th - Sub 9 Girls Soccer Copa Talento Team

Jamboree, Amador Sports Center, 1:00-5:00 pm


Sunday, April 12th - Sub 9 Boys Copa Talento Team

Jamboree, Amador Sports Center, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Saturday, April 18th - Sub 9 Boys Soccer Copa Talento Team

Jamboree, Amador Sports Center, 1:00-5:00 pm


Sunday, April 19th - Sub 9 Girls Copa Talento Team

Jamboree, Amador Sports Center, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

After School Emergency Contact

Our individual school offices close at 4:00 p.m., which has caused a problem for parents who are trying to contact the school about after-school transportation issues later than that time. While we understand that traffic can cause delays in picking up children on time, it is very important that parents make arrangements to be on time for after-school activity pick up. In the case that there is a delay after 4:00 p.m., parents who are not able to contact their child directly by cell phone may also contact the Athletic Office 302-0037 or the Clyde Cumberbatch, our Athletic Director, at his cellular phone number 6781-1852.

ES Student Achievements

This section of the ES Newsletter is dedicated to highlighting student achievements outside of school. Please send any important student achievements to highlight in the newsletter to atorchin@balboa.edu.pa.

Elementary Calendar of Events

Every Wednesday: PTSO Ice cream and Popcorn Sales! Send money in with your child.


Friday, March 27th - Free Clothes Day - Bring $1.00 to support BOB!


Friday, March 27th - Last day to purchase your SY 2014-2015 yearbook!


March 30th - April 3rd - Spring Break - No School


April 7th (ES) & April 8th (MS) - Auditions for the Talent Show after school.

See form below.


April 9th & April 10th - No school due to VII Summit of the Americas


Friday, April 17th - Report Cards emailed home to students


Wednesday, April 29th - Balboa Academy's Talent Show

Ateneo Theater

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Edline Help Desk

Edline is an online platform that helps us communicate in a more effective way with parents and students about many items of interest including homework, assessments, events, and curriculum. Each teacher has important information that will begin to be posted during the first few weeks of school. It is important that every parent from PK to 4th grade activate their Edline account if you did not do so last year. You will be receiving an activation code during the first week of school if you are a parent who did not activate their account last year or if you are new to Balboa Academy. If you do not have your activation code or are having trouble logging in to Edline, please communicate with Mrs. Gaby Gaudiano, ES counselor @ ggaudiano@balboa.edu.pa .