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Edinburg Classical Academy Newsletter

November 22, 2019

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Upcoming Events

  • 12/4: 3rd & 6th grade Math Benchmark

  • 12/5: 4th & 7th grade Math Benchmark

  • 12/6: 5th & 8th grade Math Benchmark

  • 12/6: PreK-1st grade Field Trip

  • 12/9: 3rd & 6th grade Reading Benchmark

  • 12/10: 4th & 7th grade Reading Benchmark & 8th grade Social Studies Benchmark

  • 12/10: 2/3 Quarter Progress Report Card Day

  • 12/11: 5th & 8th grade Reading Benchmark & 4th & 7th grade Writing Benchmark

  • 12/12: 5th & 8th grade Science Benchmark

  • 12/13: Parents' Night Out

  • 12/17: 2nd-8th grade Field Trips

  • 12/20: Christmas Program (PreK-3rd grade @ 11:30am, 4th-8th grade @ 12:30pm) in Youth Building

  • 12/23-1/7: Christmas Holiday - No School

  • 1/8: Classes Resume

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Veteran's Day

First Quarter Awards Ceremony

From ECA's PTO


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

Sam Houston State University (colloquially known as SHSU or Sam) is a public university in Huntsville, Texas. It was founded in 1879 and is the third-oldest public college or university in Texas. It is one of the oldest purpose-built institutions for the instruction of teachers west of the Mississippi River and the first such institution in Texas. It is named for Sam Houston, who made his home in the city and is buried there.

SHSU is a member of the Texas State University System and has an enrollment of more than 20,000 students across over 80 undergraduate, 59 master's, and 10 doctoral degree programs. Its programs are ranked 230-301 by U.S. News & World Report. The university also offers more than 20 online bachelor's and graduate degrees. It was the first institution classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education within the Texas State University System.

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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.