EL CAMINO ACADEMY Weekly Bulletin

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EL CAMINO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
Issue #34 – 30 | Friday, April 24, 2015
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National Honor Society Induction
Ten new members were inducted into the
National Honor Society this Tuesday, joining the 4 current members.
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Jesuah Cordero
Current Members:
Daniel Frank
YeJae Kim
María Camila Moreno
Ximena Pérez
Pablo Bautista
Margarita Pinzón
Vanessa No
Sarah Suárez
Julián Herrera
Pablo Trujillo
Alessandro Uribe
Franco Uribe
María Alejandra Yepes
The National Honor Society was founded
in 1921 as an organization to recognize
and encourage academic achievement
while also developing other characteristics
essential to productive citizens. These
ideals of scholarship, character, service,
and leadership remain as necessary and
relevant today. Now, more than 90 years
later, NHS has become a prestigious or-
Elle Carlson, HS Social Studies teacher
and a member of the NHS, gave a challenging
keynote speech.
ganization, ranking high among administrators, faculty members, parents, and
colleges across the United States. Membership is both an honor and a commitment.
Our new inductees, along with our 4 current members, pledged to uphold the
high purpose of the NHS:
I will be true to the principles for which it stands.
I will be loyal to my school and maintain and encourage service, leadership, and character. I
pledge to maintain high scholastic standing, to
hold as fundamental and worthy an untarnished
character, to endeavor intelligently and courageously to be a leader, and to give of myself freely
in service to others. In so doing, I shall prove myself worthy of a place in the National Honor Society.
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Did You Know?
The following Faculty and Staff are members of the
National Honor Society:
Beth Afanador
Laura Beach
Elle Carlson
Brittney Diesel de Morales
Hannah Gravitt
Annie Johnson
Jennifer Johnson
Glenda Moyer
Rachel Osborn
Liz Paddock de Parada
AnnElise Pate
Johanna Reina
Mark Rogers
Sarah Trussell
Melody Walker de Vidal
Joshua Wright
Megan Yohe
Flag Raising
PK
Congratulations to these
students who were honored this morning for
their extra support of
¡Celebremos a Colombia!
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1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
The class and final Spelling Bees
are coming up during the week of
May 11-15 for 1st - 8th grades!
Word lists were sent home before
spring break and are available on
the ECA website, under School
Life / Resources. Parents, please
help your children prepare for this
academic competition.
No Bulletin Next Week
8th
Next Friday is a holiday, and there
will be NO bulletin that day. Our
next bulletin will be Friday, May 8.
9th
Employment: Seeking a
Multi-Media Technician
ECA is seeking a multi-media technician.
Qualified applicants can send a résumé
to: [email protected]
10th
11th
12th
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Praise
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Prayer
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For Angela Barba (Art/Social Service) as she started
iodine therapy this morning to combat her thyroid
cancer. She will be out for 1 week in total isolation.
Pray for strength, as she tires very easily. If you
would like to send her a note or food, contact the office.
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For Elise Azevedo, a possible HS principal for 20152016 who is hopefully making a decision within a
week whether she will join our ECA team or not. She
is currently in Lisbon, Portugal and has served in Vietnam and other countries and we feel she would be
a great addition to our team.
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For the splendid time many
had at the two festivities today:
¡Celebremos a Colombia! and
Spring Festival! A lot of hard
work went into each event, and
good lessons were learned
throughout.
For our needed teachers/staff for 2015-2016: kinder
or 3rd grade, MS math/computers, HS science,
Learning Center specialist, guidance counselor and
HS principal
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For our new SENA worker,
Claudia Valencia, who started this week. She will be with
us for 6 months, supporting
Community Care and especially Human Resources. Please
welcome her!
For our new teachers as they get ready to come
down this summer: Hannah Anderson (Kinder or
3rd), Rachel Shine (MS English/Social Studies), John
Dougherty (MS Bible), and Zach Dalton
(Educational Psychologist). They have a lot of logistics to work out for an international move, including
raising support.
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For those of our teachers who are leaving ECA and
returning to the U.S. this summer: Mark Rogers,
Joshua Wright, Carrie Bergmann, Geneva
Gooch, Kelly & Heidi Boyle, and Hannah Gravitt.
Pray for their transition, for them to finish well, and
for jobs/new doors of ministry for those who are still
seeking the Lord’s direction.
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For the student teachers the Lord is sending us next
year. Lisa Polillo will be in MS in August, Amanda
Lincoln in Pre-K in Oct, and Carly Detzner (5th) and
Aaron Hultstrand (secondary math) will join us in
the spring. Be praying for them in their preparations
and time with us.
For the 5 years that Martha
Ortiz has served on our ECA
office team in different capacities. We are thankful for her
sweet spirit, her gift of serving,
her initiative, and her desire for
excellence. We pray God will
bless and use her as she
moves on to her new job!
For Katie Zevallos, a science
teacher coming down to volunteer end of July to help with
summer school during Teacher
Orientation.
Congratulations to Josué & Sarah (Lindberg)
Bográn, married in October, on their news that
a future member of the family is on the way!
Sarah, who taught high school English at ECA
last year, is due around November 30.
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Registration
for 2015-16
If you have not finished your Online Registration by midnight tonight, there is a
fine to do it later. When this article was
getting ready for publication yesterday,
we had 97 families still not registered.
See the list at the right.
Put these on-campus registration dates
(below) on your calendar. Be sure to pay
matriculation and bring your receipt to
ECA on Registration Day, when you sign
your documents.
Regular Registration Dates
Wed, June 10: New students
7:00a to noon
Thu, June 11: Returning Families A - N
7:00a to noon
Fri, June 12: Returning Families O - Z
7:00a to noon
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Staff Day Celebration
Last Friday we celebrated Staff Day with a lunch at
nearby restaurant Hacienda La Margarita. We thank
the Lord for our 32 staff who support our academic
team and His faithfulness exhibited in their lives.
Teacher Day Celebration
Friday, May 15 is a
half day to celebrate
Teachers’ Day. The
Board has invited our
teachers to a special
lunch and tour at
Nemocón Salt Mine.
We encourage all
families and students
to write an email or
card the second week
of May to the teachers that you have appreciated this year.
Words of encouragement are so special to
our
hard-working
teachers!
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PTF Class Rep Breakfast
Fundraising
If you would like to help the Fundraising committee,
we invite you for coffee this Mon, April 27 at 7:30a
at Jacques Bakery, Calle 109 #15-48. RSVP by
noon this Sat, April 25): [email protected] If
you don’t confirm your plans to be there, please do
not just show up – we need a head count in advance.
The PTF Steering Committee invites all the
class representatives to
a breakfast on Thu, May
21 at 7:45 am to:
Give input to the PTF
Steering Committee
 Help plan activities
for the Opening Day
Picnic
 Get updated on ECA
news.
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Mark your calendars, and confirm your attendance by writing
[email protected]
No Car Day This Week
Thanks to Lobena Transportation we were
able to open five new van routes on No
Car Day this week, accommodating those
who needed rides to and from school.
In total we transported an additional 100
people, counting students and staff. We
give a Way to Go! to those who rode bikes
to school. Those who used public transportation reported there were no problems
that day.
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Summer Vacation Bible School - VBS
ECA is offering two special summer programs for students in PK - 6th grade.
Program #1 – June
WHEN:
COST:
TEAM:
FOCUS:
8:00am-12:30, Tues-Fri, June 16-19
(4 days)
$40.000 for ECA families / $60.000
for non-ECA families; transportation
is an additional $64.000
A special team led by teens from Annapolis Christian School in Maryland,
where our former academic director,
Bob McCollum, is currently the HS
principal.
These 4 days will be full of fun activities that encourage everyone to walk
closer to God. Though it will be in
English, this is not an English class –
but it will be an excellent time of practicing English with native speakers!
Program #2 – July/Aug
WHEN:
COST:
TEAM:
FOCUS:
8:00am-12:30, Wed, July 29 - Wed,
Aug 5 (6 days)
$60.000 – only for ECA families;
transportation is an additional
$96.000
A special team led by missionaries
and selected ECA alumni/students
These 6 days will be perfect for
getting ready to speak English at
ECA again.
Spots are limited so pay at the cashier’s window to save your spot!
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Elementary
Do what is right,
because it is right,
even when no one is looking.
Lower Elementary
Upper Elementary Chapel
The 2nd grade class led the chapel
this week. Their focus was that
doing one small thing for someone else will begin a chain of
more small things that will make
everything better. Their slogan
was “I will follow God’s way,” to
choose to do what is right, and in
this way make our world a better
place.
Chapel
We continue studying the
life of Esther through the
VeggieTales video.
We
are identifying the main
characters and their actions, whether positive or
negative. Ask your child
what s/he is learning!
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Secondary
Library Contest for Parents!
Parents, YOU can encourage your students during finals week! To enter
this contest, borrow, read, and return one ECA Library book by Tue, May
19. Freshly baked Deep Chocolate Crunch cookies will be delivered to all
7th - 12th grade classes in which 15 or more parents have read an ECA Library book by May 19. Contest is open to all parents of students in 7th - 12th
grades. Go, parents!!
Job Shadow Day
To help our 11th and 12th graders learn more
about their career of interest, we are planning a
“Job Shadow” day on Fri, May 15. We are currently looking for parents in many different fields
of study who are willing to allow an ECA student to spend a half or full day with them on the
job. For more information, contact Johanna
Reina at [email protected] .
High School Lock-In
Back by popular demand, the HS lock-in is next Thu, April 30! Permission slips and registration fee ($10.000) are to be turned in at the cashier’s window by this
Mon, April 27 at 3:00p.
Remember to bring a
Nerf gun and anything
you might need for a
night of really fun
games and hanging out
with your friends. What
better way to kick off
your 3-day weekend
than by staying up all night having fun?!
T4:8 Outing
The T4:8 outing to Macadamia in
La Mesa was an awesome and
stretching experience for everyone.
Praise God for safety, great weather, and an amazing experience
where students were physically
and spiritually challenged as they
learned that godly leadership starts
and ends with trusting God and His
Word.
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Upcoming Events
Wed, Apr 29 Registration to visit the University of Los Andes UNIANDES closes today, Fri, April 24. 8:00a 3:00p. Click here to register with UNIANDES. Also,
click the link below to register in ECA’s Google doc.
Please pray for all of our seniors as they enter
the final steps of their college decisions.
College Visits
this Week
11th grade families are highly
encouraged to set up an appointment with Mrs. Reina to
discuss college plans.
The Council of International
Schools - CIS Tour was a
true success this last Monday. Selected ECA students visited
with reps from 25 colleges at Colegio Nogales and gathered
some very good information.
ECA was invited to Colegio Anglo Colombiano this Monday to
meet with reps from Vanderbilt, Northwestern and Cornell
Universities. What a fun time
with the students, and a big
thanks goes to Hannah Gravitt and Megan Yohe, Vanderbilt alumni who participated in
the event and represented
Vandi/ECA.
Thu, May 7 Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania,
Stanford University, Duke University, and
Georgetown University reps will all be at Colegio
Nueva Granada on Thu, May 7 from 7:00p to 9:00.
This is a private event and ECA has been invited to
participate. 9th, 10th and 11th grade families are welcome, if they meet the requirements. Students must:
 Be strong academically - GPA 3.5 or higher
 Attend with parents
 Register with Mrs. Reina to be on the ECA Participant
list.
Fri, May 8
ECA will be hosting a college fair from 8:00 – 10:00a.
Parents and guests are welcome.
To register for either of the first two events above, click
here http://goo.gl/0Hww8n and select the tab for the
event.
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Martinez Scholarship
Thomas and Paula Martinez established a scholarship to reward students who are graduating from El Camino
Academy for their strong leadership and scholastic achievement, and to encourage them to pursue God’s calling to
fulfill their dreams by attending college.
This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors who meet the stated qualifications:
Application deadline: Sun, May 10
Requirements:
1. Graduating senior from El Camino Academy
2. Completed application
3. Photo
4. Biographical sketch
5. Letter of acceptance from a college
6. Copy of transcript
7. Letter of recommendation
This is a merit scholarship and selections will be based on students’ scholastic achievement and their demonstrated leadership. If numerous applicants have equal qualifications, need-base will be a determining factor in the final
selection. The final recipients will be determined by the Martinez Family.
Students will be awarded $500 - $1,000 USD to be used at their discretion for college expenses.
These recipients will be announced at the senior award banquet.
Students must e-mail their complete applications to Mrs. Johanna Reina at
[email protected] by Sun, May 10. Click here for the Application.
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HS Library Contest
To win, choose 21 titles from the
library shelves and weave those
titles into a short story of 250
words or less. Read one of the 21
books. Further details available in
the library.
Your story will be judged as to
how meaningfully the book titles
are incorporated into what you
write. It will also be expected to
show correct use of grammar and
spelling.
Entries must be submitted by Fri, May
22. Contestants must be high school
students. Both individuals and groups
may participate. Five entries required
for contest to take place.
Photo shoot winner(s) will be sent to
OpusStudio, where they will be photographed in a variety of settings, in
both black and white and color. At the
end of the session, they will choose
their five favorite shots for professional enhancement.
Model United Nations
at UniSabana
Weekly training continues for our ECA students in preparation for the Model United
Nations (MUN) at UniSabana Fri – Sun, May
1 - 3. There are only 3 delegates (due to
conflict with the SAT) and 6 middle school
floor runners training for one more Saturday
at Universidad de La Sabana’s School of
Law and School of Political Science.
Required Extra Study Hall
All HS students with grades lower
than 70% in any subject will be required to have an extra study hall this
coming Tue, April 28 from 3:00 –
5:00p. Students can check their
grades in RenWeb, and notifications
to both students and parents will be emailed home on Monday. Exceptions must be approved by the teacher or the HS Principal.
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HS Lost & Found
The following items have been reported as missing this school
year and as far as we know, have not been returned to their
owners. If you have any information about any of these, contact
the ECA office. Parents, if you know of something else missing
but have never reported it, have your students fill out the appropriate form.
Date missing
Item
9/23/2014
Wallet, light blue and green, with $20.000
9/9/2014
3 gray ECA shirts
Apple charger, in good condition
10/24/2014
Apple charger, white
10/24/2014
Apple earphones, white
1/26/2015
Apple earphones, white (new/clean)
2/26/2015
Nikon camera charger
2/27/2015
TI-Nspire CAS, black graphic calculator,
Serial # 2689000-142 P-121OI
3/27/2015
Comforter, yellow on one side, squares on the other
3/27/2015
6th Grade Visited La Luz del Mundo
I love going to La Luz del Mundo. The kids are nice and very fun. I
like seeing them so happy and running fast and being crazy. I
learned that I have a lot of blessings and sometimes I don't see it. I
hope I feel the same someday and grow in Christ.
David Garzón, 6th
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Results: Week of April 20-24
Mon:
Tue:
Wed:
Staff defeated 9th
3 - 0 (guys)
10th/Staff defeated 11th 2 - 1 in overtime (girls)
11th defeated Staff
2 - 0 (guys)
The HS guys’ championship will be played on Tue
and Wed, May 5 and 6.
Tournament Schedule: Week of April 27-30
Mon: 10th v 12th Guys
Tue:
9th v 11th Guys
Wed: 10th v Staff Guys
Thu:
9th v 12th Guys
Upcoming Championship Game
Sports!
Soccer
Tournaments
Congratulations to the 10th/Staff team, champions of the HS
girls soccer tournament! They defeated 11th grade in the finals
2-1 (overtime) to earned a Papa John’s pizza party and bragging rights until next year’s tournament! Congratulations to all
the high school girls for a great tournament!
Missing from photo: Cristina Rueda and Sara Bartel
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Classified Ads
Classified ads can be requested by current and former families and staff, and are due 12:00 noon Wednesdays.
They will run for 1 week unless otherwise requested.
Vendo Casa
Ubicación vía Bogotá Melgar a 69
kilómetros y 4 kilómetros antes del
peaje de Chinauta,
por la entrada de Solaire.
Lote con 1584 metros cuadrados
Casa 216 metros
totalmente construida.
Tiempo de construcción
de casa 8 meses.
Primer piso cocina, sala comedor, zona de ropa independiente,
2 alcobas, una con baño principal y baño auxiliar.
Segundo piso tres habitaciones, una con baño privado y
aire acondicionado, un baño auxiliar, estudio y
espacio para sala star.
Tercer piso terraza para BBQ.
Resumen de casa:
5 Habitaciones todas con closet de piso a techo, 4 baños, estudio,
sala de star, sala comedor, espacio para cocina integral,
terraza y tanques de agua para reserva.
Servicios públicos: energía, agua de Chinauta para riego y de
Fusagasuga para consumo, pozo séptico.
Todo el lote está con cerca de piedra, malla,
corriente eléctrica y cerca viva de limoncillo.
Siembra reciente de 10 árboles frutales, jardín interno y externo.
Casa para cuidandero con una habitación, cocina,
sala comedor y baño.
Dos pesebreras modernas.
Precio $750’000.000 millones negociables,
venta o permuta la permuta por
inmueble bien ubicado en Bogotá.
Informes Henry Franco 314-237-12 12 ó 520-2092
Padre de Josué David Franco, 2º grado
Mas Imágenes Aquí http://goo.gl/5X15ZC
Informes Colombia: Elias Mendoza at [email protected]
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Classified Ads
Classified ads can be requested by current and former families and staff, and are due 12:00 noon Wednesdays.
They will run for 1 week unless otherwise requested.
INFORMACION DE CLEC
CONGRESO DE LIDERAZGO ESTUDIANTIL
CRISTIANO
Preparados Para La Conquista
Quienes Pueden Asistir:
Directivos, docentes, alumnos y exalumnos de colegios
cristianos OBED A NIVEL NACIONAL
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Lote Eje Cafetero en Condominio 1.857 m2.
Para construir casa quinta.
Apartamento en condominio para vacacionar
o arrendar a 3 km. de Melgar, Valle de los
Lanceros
Apartamento Cartagena, Hotel Sonesta: semanas compartidas (4 al año) cerca al Hotel
Las Américas.
Informes al 310 5515768 o
6 736897, Katy Rojas.
Cuando:
Sábado 2 de Mayo de 8:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Donde:
Colegio Cristiano Semilla de Vida,
Calle 1F Nº 31-11
Barrio Santa Isabel.
Inversión:
$30.000 Incluye Plenarias, Talleres, Almuerzo, Refrigerios
y material.
Información:
PBX. 2774511 Ext. 101.
Recepción Colegio Cristiano Semilla de Vida
Cel. 3102230262 Profesora Diana Torres.
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