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Edinburg Classical Academy Newsletter
February 28, 2020
3/2-3/6: Dr. Suess Week
3/8: Spring Forward 1 hour
3/12: Loteria Night 6:00pm-7:30pm
3/13: 3rd Quarter Ends
3/13: National Nutrition Month - Wear Workout clothes
3/16-3/20: Spring Break - No School
3/23: 4th Quarter Begins
3/25: Report Card Night 4:00pm-5:15pm
3/27: 3rd Quarter Awards
3/27: District Spelling Bee
3/27: Extended Day Tutoring 3:30pm-5:00pm
3/31: Spring Picture Day
Math Tutoring Mondays and Wednesdays
ELAR Tutoring Tuesdays and Thursdays
World Read Aloud Day - Feb. 5th
100 Days of School - Feb. 6th
Valentine's Day - Feb. 14th
Campus Spelling Bee - Feb. 21st
- 1st place - Akira Ewers
- 2nd place - Juan Cortina
- 3rd place - Alonso Garay
- 1st place - Cynthia Sarellano
- 2nd place - Camyla Trevino
- 3rd place - Audrey Fuentes
We have exciting news! Edinburg Classical Academy is committed to preparing our students for a 21st century global society. To that end, we are providing a Chromebook to all students with the goals of:
Increased opportunities for collaboration, communication, and creativity
Increased student engagement in a personalized learning environment
Increased use of technology to enhance teacher instruction
Improved access to both teacher content and robust internet resources to foster acquisition of knowledge and skills
Each student will be assigned a Chromebook that will be used just as they utilize textbooks. They will use them in class and turn them in at the end of the day just as they do their textbooks. With the Chromebook deployment, ECA will also be utilizing GSuite for Education that works hand-in-hand with the Chromebooks. GSuite for Education is a suite of tools that can help increase opportunities for critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, all while supporting the learning objectives that our teachers have for our students. The best thing is that these tools are relevant to students, easy to use, and open doors to many new ways to learn.
The addition of the Chromebook to all classrooms is just one more way that we at ECA continue to blend traditional teaching with 21st century education. Your child will still be using textbooks; they will not go away. Your child will still be required to write. As you know, we strongly believe that writing is very important. That is why we still teach cursive writing. Your child will still engage with the teacher and their fellow students in the classroom through discussions, questions and answers. The Chromebook is just one more tool to help prepare your child for the future by teaching them the Chrome operating system and how to work in the Google environment. No one can predict the future, we can only prepare for what it might bring.
Thank you for joining us in helping your child prepare for their future.
From ECA's PTO
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education is a program started by General Mills which helps communities provide kids the tools needed for success by generating cash schools can use for what they need most.
HOW BOX TOPS WORKS:
Sign up to Volunteer at our school! Applications can take 4-6 weeks to approve. If you would like to be a part of an upcoming event or assist with field trips, please sign up now!
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