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.
During the February 22 chapel service, Mrs. Trueira’s and Ms. Reny’s first-grade classes presented the play “Good Good Father” based on the children’s book by Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett. A simple allegory for God’s love, “Good Good Father” tells the story of Tucker, a friendly bear who sought the help of the King.
So encourage each other & build each other up, just as you are already doing.
I Thessalonians 5:11 NLT
When PCA announced that they were hosting a Bring a Friend Day, Lorden, a second grader at PCA, immediately thought of his very good friend, Tobin. Tobin and Lorden had been close friends while they both attended the Pre-School program (PCAP) at PCA. Lorden’s Mom extended the invitation for Tobin to Tobin’s parents and they happily accepted. Tobin’s Mom shared that she had been praying about her son’s education and this invitation from a friend seemed to be a sign.