On March 29th, the 4-year old classroom of PCA performed a play for family and friends. Each March the four-year-old classrooms study the Amazon rain-forest. They learn about many different animals that inhabit the rain-forest, the four layers that make up the rain-forest, and about the importance of recycling.
On Friday March 29th, the Upper School celebrated nicer weather by holding a Luau Luncheon. Mrs.Sarah Carri, Dean of Women coordinated the event along with several parent volunteers. There was even Hawaiian music to complete the festive atmosphere of the transformed hall.
Each year, the Upper School students work in small groups to select a science-related question, provide a research proposal, research the topic using the scientific method, and then present their conclusion to a panel of judges. The projects are divided into three sections based on grade-level: freshman, sophomore, and junior/senior. Congratulations to all of the grade-level winners! A special congratulations to sophomores Bethany Koshy and Lily Kjendal for being named Grand Prize Winners for their project entitled “The Effect of Mesh Bags on the Survival and Growth of Caged Oysters.” Great job, Eagles!
The Upper School students at PCA participated in a school wide food drive competition to benefit Operation Blessing in Portsmouth, NH. This event was put on by the PCA Missions Club and ran from 3/4 to 3/15. Mr. Murdock’s homeroom was the overall school winner with each student in his homeroom having donated over 24 food items. Over 650 food items were collected by all grades in the Upper School. The Mission Club will take the food to Operation Blessing in Portsmouth to have it weighed and to tally approximately how many people will be fed by it.
Under the instruction of Mrs. Ichiko Harju, a group of three PCA students are learning the ancient art of origami in the Kaleidoscope afterschool program. In one of the recent origami sessions, students spent hours carefully folding colored paper to construct crowns.
Congratulations to PCA Senior Kathryn Komerska, the grand prize winner of PCA’s 7th Annual Auction Art Contest! Her piece “Pleasant Afternoon” is a whimsical depiction, in warm and acrylic tones, of a summer BBQ, portraying the generosity, love, and enjoyment of a family feast.
An Artists’ Reception will be held on March 15, 2019 at 3:30pm in the PCA gym lobby, to honor all of the winners of the juried art contest associated with PCA’s 24th Annual Auction. With 85 submissions, the Art Contest is a significant component of PCA’s 24th Annual Auction. The theme of this year’s Auction – The Bountiful Table: Sowing, Harvesting, Feasting – represents a literal celebration of farm to table as well as the abundance of spirit within the PCA community. Through the artwork and pottery in our gallery, we symbolically feast upon the goodness of the harvest and the fruit of the Earth. Read More