Thursday May 1, 2019 was National Day of Pray in the U.S. PCA honored this tradition by holding an all school assembly (K-12th grade) this year’s call is for Americans to” Love One Another”. This year’s theme comes from John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”, as told by Jesus.
PCA students returned safely on April 30 after an exciting ten-day excursion to France and Spain. The trip was arranged and lead by Mrs. Eisner. PCA Upper School Spanish teacher. Mr. Miller, Upper School Librarian, was also a chaperone for the trip of twelve Upper School students.
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.