Late on-campus registration is Mon – Tue, Aug 3 – 4 from 7:00a to 12:00 noon, for families who did not pay matriculation by Wed, June 10. August tuition fees and optional services need to be paid by Tue, Aug 4.
Summer Reading Program
All ECA students are expected to read over the summer! Instructions for the required summer reading program are posted on the Summer Reading Program page. ECA firmly believes…
All ECA students are expected to read over the summer! Instructions for the required summer reading program are posted on the Summer Reading Program page. ECA firmly believes in the importance of developing a life-long interest in reading in our students.
Students who are active, fluent readers gain greater success in school through improved literacy, develop higher-order thinking skills, and cultivate the habit of connecting one’s life experiences to the experiences of others. To encourage the habit of reading, ECA has an Elementary Summer Reading Contest.
Students entering Kinder - 2nd grade should read with their parents (if they are not yet readers) or to their parents and/or independently a minimum of 8 hours (1 hour per week) for the contest.
Students entering 3rd - 4th should read with their parents and/or independently a minimum of 10 hours (1 hour and 10 minutes per week). Of course, reading more hours would be super.
Students can listen to books on tape or CD, or books from Tumblebooks to complete their hours of reading. Books can be in English or their mother tongue. The goal is for students to enjoy reading.
Parents will be given a reading log to keep track of the books that their children have read. Remember to add up the total amount of time and write it at the bottom of the reading log, or it will not count towards the individual or class prize.
At the beginning of the next school year (August 7, 2015) each student will turn in their reading log and the total class reading time will be tallied.
Each student who meets the minimum requirement will receive a prize.
The student in each class who reads the most will receive a prize.
Each class that reads at least 140 hours (Kinder - 2nd) or 200 hours (3rd and 4th) will receive a class prize.
The class that reads the most total hours will receive a class prize.
For those entering 5th grades, the first English grades of the new school year will be tied to summer reading. See English teachers for more information.
Opening Day & Picnic
On Fri, Aug 7 we plan to begin the new school year at 9:30a with our normal meet-and-greet time. Then…
On Fri, Aug 7 we plan to begin the new school year at 9:30a with our normal meet-and-greet time.
Then while students have their orientation time in their class- rooms (with attendance taken) parents are cordially invited to our first Parent Assembly of the year (10:00 – noon) which fulfills the requirement of Colombian law. There we will vote for parent representatives for various commit- tees, share prayer requests and announcements, hear from the Board, have teacher introductions, and take care of other items.
Then at 12:00 noon students and parents will come together for our picnic and fellowship time!
All parent meals must be pre-purchased or brought from home. The Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) will be selling lunch tickets during Registration (Wed - Fri, June 10-12 and Mon - Tue, Aug 3-4). This week all current families received the lunch order forms for these lunch selections:
Menu Options for the Picnic
Breaded chicken sandwich
Roast beef sandwich
Roast beef, guacamole, envuelto, and potatoes
Lechona Tolimense – stuffed pig
Follow the links below to view the 2015-16 school year calendars.