Stories of possibilities...
Posted on May 24th 2017
Today all students from Kinder through Fifth attended the PYP Assembly. 5th graders presented a great video where they brought to life the PYP attributes. During the opening, we watched a beautiful…
Stories of possibilities...
May 24th 2017
Today all students from Kinder through Fifth attended the PYP Assembly. 5th graders presented a great video where they brought to life the PYP attributes. During the opening, we watched a beautiful video of possibilities and we invite you to watch it again with your children and talk about the ways in which your family embraces possibilities. Here's the link The Present.
The last weeks of the school year in international schools present unique possibilities. Many of our families will continue their stories in other places around the world - teachers, parents and students... This is our reality, and we invite you to make it a reality filled with positive opportunities. Our school experience is enriched by each of the members who make up our community, be it members who are here for one year or for their entire school lives or careers. We learn from each, develop friendships, get stronger and also go through different feelings when we separate. All feelings are valid, and we encourage you to speak to your children about closure, get together with those friend that make you smile, support others and be present.
We do have several events coming up that will provide for happy times as we reach the end of the school year, and today I want to invite you to contribute to the success of the upcoming Special Olympics that will be held at school. Students from different schools will come after training for athletic possibilities, each one with their own personal stories of strength, perseverance and courage.
So here's a message from the PTSA about this event...
From the PTSA
On Tuesday, May 30, from 9am-1pm, and in collaboration with Special Olympics Ecuador, Academia Cotopaxi has invited 5 schools from the Quito area to participate in our first ever Schools United Special Olympics event! The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) (formerly PTO) has agreed to support the event with refreshments for our athletes and volunteers. We are expecting about 100 attendees.
We are writing to request contributions of snacks (fruit, granola bars, drink boxes, other). Non-perishable items may be dropped off at any time between now and the event in the high school office with Monica Jacome (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you wish to contribute fruit or other perishable items, please contact Amina Chaudhry at email@example.com or Whats App +1-443-253-5969.
|First Grades will run Yard Sale, Bake Sale, Massages, Reading...
All within their PYP Unit on Economic Systems
May 26 - No school
May 31 - First Grade raising funds to beautify - 10 a.m.
June 1 - Final Roll Call for Seniors - K - 11th grade students will celebrate our Seniors!
June 2 - Step -Up Day - Students will visit their next grade level
Looking Ahead - Intermediate Division Newsletter
Posted on December 12th 2016
Happy Monday everyone! It's a short week, with Friday being a half day, and then we're off on the Holiday break! I want to take this chance to wish you all a safe, fun, relaxing, and inspiring…
Looking Ahead - Intermediate Division Newsletter
December 12th 2016
Happy Monday everyone! It's a short week, with Friday being a half day, and then we're off on the Holiday break! I want to take this chance to wish you all a safe, fun, relaxing, and inspiring holiday and New year...it's been a great year but I have a feeling that 2017 will be even better!
Today we had our Middle School writing celebration, and we had a great parent tun out. See below for a few pictures of the event. We're trying very hard to bring literacy and writing to life at our school and this was a great culminating event after our month of writing this past November...
NaNoWrimo Writing Celebration - 6th Grade
I wrote a blog post yesterday that I thought I would share with you all...it's all about unplugging for the holiday and reconnecting with yourself, your family, and with nature...take a look through this link...
NaNoWrimo Writing Celebration - 7th Grade
I wanted to share this beautiful video with you, which really brings home what is important about the Holidays...it's all about the giving! Please take the time to watch...you'll love it!
NaNoWrimo Writing Celebration - 8th Grade
Remember about tomorrow's Holiday concert for Grades 3 to 5...6:30 pm in the auditorium!
Holiday Concert Live Stream Opportunity - If you can't make it in person, or want another friend or family member to watch!
Here is the link for the Concert LiveStream :
From our High School Principal - Garth Wyncoll
Dear Grade 8 Parents,
It is exciting to think that within six months your child will be a highschool student. In order for you and your child to be prepared and feel prepared for this transition, Academia Cotopaxi would like to invite you to a meeting on Wednesday, January 11. We will hold two sessions, the first from 8:00-9:30 a.m. and the second from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the auditorium - translation will be available. Please attend the session that fits best with your schedule.
High School Happenings...
Posted on May 22nd 2017
The school will feel different this week with Seniors and most Juniors on trips. Thank you to Mrs. Hoyle, Mrs. Holland and Mr. Mapstone for taking our Junior IBers for their Group IV project to Tena…
High School Happenings...
May 22nd 2017
May 23: More 11th graders depart for jungle 8:00AM.
May 23: QISSA Closing Ceremony 4:00PM
May 25: Juniors return from jungle ~7:00PM
May 26: Battle of Pichincha holiday observed, no school
May 30: Exams due to Head of Department by 8:00AM
May 30: Special Olympics 9:00AM - 1:00PM...normal classes, volunteers will miss class time
May 30: Band Concert 6:00PM
May 31: Senior Lunch at Director's home 11:00AM - 1:00PM
May 31: Commencement Rehearsal 2:00 - 4:00PM
June 1: Half day...no classes
June 1: 8:00AM - 10:00AM 9th & 10th in groups by House to study or work quietly
June 1: 8:00AM - 10:00AM - All faculty, juniors, and seniors to Senior Breakfast and then Senior Farewells
June 1: 10:30AM - Senior Roll Call in gym (whole school)
June 2: Faculty in robes and faculty picture 5:30PM
June 2: Commencement 6:00PM...reception to follow
June 5: Normal Day 6
June 5: Years of Service White Party at IMAGINE Valley 4:30PM
June 6: Day 7...Final block is study time for 9th grade. 10th and 11th grade with Science teachers for Group IV presentations.
June 7: Exam Schedule Day 1
June 8: Exam Schedule Day 2
June 9: Exam Schedule Day 3
June 12: Exam Schedule Day 4
June 13: Alternate Schedule
June 13: Nations Parade 10:30AM
June 14: Alternate Schedule
June 15: Alternate Schedule
June 16: Final day, half day...morning schedule TBA...no classes.
June 16: HS Awards 10:35AM
A time to read, a time to…
A time to read, a time to write, a time to give...
This week (November 7-11), our educators are continuing to grow as teachers of writing. Literacy consultant, Carrie Ekey is working with all teachers in grades PK - 5. There is a special opportunity for you to support your growing writer, and we invite you to attend this Thursday's parent workshop. Please visit the link to RSVP, especially if you will need to bring your child. We will have child-care provided in the school library.
To continue with the theme of literacy, I would like to announce the beginning of a special book drive. Academia Cotopaxi will be opening our first neighborhood lending library through our One Institute (formerly Language Center). Your family is invited to contribute with new or used books in any language. Get your children excited about placing books in the hands of other children from our neighborhood, go through your books at home and choose some to contribute to this exciting new school project. You may also want to purchase new books to donate at any local store or at the book fair (Nov. 14-18).
Mon. Nov. 7 - Book Drive Begins and runs through Nov. 18
Wed. Nov. 8 - Half Day - Professional Learning for teachers (PJ Day to celebrate Reading) - all students are dismissed at noon
Thur. Nov. 9 - Parent Workshop "Growing Writers" with Carrie Ekey - 6 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 11 - Progress Reports will go home
Mon. Nov. 14 - Literacy Week begins with Book Fair - Students will be able to buy books at the Book Fair. Your child's class will come with their teacher and will be able to purchase books ($8 to $15 each) or place books on hold to be purchased the next day. Books on hold will be reserved until 10 a.m. of the following day. You may come to shop at any time during the week during school hours, except for Friday when the book fair ends at noon.
Mon. Nov. 14 - Yearbook photos will be taken for PK - 2.
Tues. Nov. 15 - Character Dress Up Day - Students dress up and bring in book with character.
Wed. Nov. 16 - Parent Teacher Conferences PK - 8. No school for students in PK - 8. Book Fair will be happening for you to purchase books during your time at school.
Fri. Nov. 18 - PYP Assembly - 2nd Grade
Looking Ahead Bulletin -…
Looking Ahead Bulletin - September 5th 2016
As you also know, this Thursday is our Back to School night beginning at 5:00 with refreshments and mingle opportunities. At 5:30, there will be a meet the Board opportunity in the auditorium and then it's faculty introductions and teacher presentations at 6:00. We'll have you out of here by 8:00 at the latest. A quick reminder that this is not a time to have specific conversations about your child, and if you wish to do that then please make an appointment with your teacher directly. Also, we will not be providing supervision for children so please make the appropriate arrangements.
Our GIN class space is starting to take shape!
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Discover Ecuador, Discover…
Discover Ecuador, Discover Yourself, Discover Classmates, Give Back
Here we go, this is our Discover Ecuador Week, AC's week without walls. So many good things happen on a week like this. As I was writing our rational last year for these trips, I didn't need to look any farther than Academia Cotopaxi's Mission Statement and Core Values found here: https://www.cotopaxi.k12.ec/Mission&CoreValues
Understand the importance of English when groups of diverse students are together – students will learn the necessity of a common language
Value the diversity of students within the grade – through various activities students will learn about each other’s talents and strengths as well as weaknesses and will learn the importance of trust, care and recognizing that all people have intrinsic value and potential
Develop inclusive minded students – by participating in the DE trip, students will be encouraged to work side by side with each classmate, building relationships, commonalities and sharing experiences - developing community
Promote collaboration – activities will require students to work hand in hand, listen to each other, value ideas, plan, create and innovate together to solve problems collaboratively
Strengthen empathy – while working beside classmates, sharing and building new memories, students will develop their sense of self and understand the strengths of their classmates; by working in a community and serving others, students will develop their ability to think outside of themselves.
Understand that personal challenge is necessary for growth
Experience first hand that integrity and commitment build trust