April 29th, 2016
Our month has been busy! We started the month with our visit from AdvancEd and were proud to again be awarded the designation of Accredited, validating our commitment to high academic performance and our continuous plan of improvement. Our caring community joined the humanitarian campaign with donations to help the Ecuadorian people that have been affected by the earthquake. These generous donations were delivered to the Embassy of Ecuador in Panama. Our students and teachers are preparing for Children’s Reading Week (May 3-6), MAP Spring testing, and our ES Writing Assessment. ES MAP Testing begins the Week of May 9th. Your child’s teacher has sent more information about the testing. We are excited to have more students using Ipads for this testing this season.
ES Assistant Principal
Donations for the Eduadorian Embassy
Balboa Academy shared its amazing talent at the “Balboa Academy’s Got Talent” Show on April 27th. Performers had the audience applauding, singing, and dancing along with their acts. A special thank you to Ms. Pilar Vallarino, our ES Performing Arts teacher, the PTSO, and all of our Balboa Academy ES teachers who came to help make this show spectacular. The next year’s talent show is set for October 19th, 2016.
Color Teams Celebrate Earth Day
Students worked with their Color Team on a variety of fun and engaging activities to help with their understanding of the importance of modifying behavior to save the planet. Our Dragons are now more aware of how our planet needs all of us to work together to help out.
Fourth grade students are taking Panamanian Típico Dance classes this quarter as a way to enhance the Fourth Grade Social Studies curriculum.
Fourth graders will be learning about the different dances, dresses and instruments used in the típico Panamanian dances. Students are learning about the rich culture Panama has to offer, and how the cultural experiences of a country help create an identity for its people.