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Dear parents,

Quarter 3 ended on Friday and report cards are available on Skyward (instructions). On Tuesday, you are all invited for the student-led conferences. Students are reflecting  upon those 2 main guiding questions:
        -based on my September Approaches to Learning (ATL) goal, what progress have I made in my classes?
        -what is this ATL goal looking like for the 9 school weeks left?

Students will enter their reflection on managebac and they will should refer to the ATL rubric. We truly believe that those ATL are the skills that we need to focus on more than simply grades and we can’t wait to have those conversations with you.

Visiting Author  
We are excited to welcome award-winning author Linda Sue Park to Academia Cotopaxi for three days of learning engagements for all students, April 1-3. 

All HighSchool students will attend a presentation by Linda Sue Park on April 1, the 10th grade will have a session devoted to the book A Long Walk to Water, and students who wish to attend an optional writing workshop after school on April 2 may sign up for that.

Parents are also invited to meet Linda Sue Park by attending a presentation in the auditorium at 10:30am, Wednesday April 3, followed by a light reception in the library.

Books by Linda Sue Park will be available for purchase from The Giving Tree Bookstore on Monday April 1, 8:00-4:00 in the auditorium lobby.  Titles and prices are listed below.

A Long Walk to Water $10.20
A Single Shard   $10.20
Xander's Panda Party  $10.20
39 Clues Trust No One   $16.45
39 Clues Aviso de Tormenta   $16.95

Career Day: April 9th
Career Day is a special day where we invite working professionals to Academia Cotopaxi to share their insights from the world of work with our students.  It is a wonderful day where students are able to make connections between what they are studying and what they intend to study in university to the personal stories that are shared.  Would you be interested in sharing your story? Think about what you would tell your 18-year old self.  That knowledge is invaluable!  If you are interested in presenting in either English or Spanish, please contact Mr. Lysha Wasser for more details. We would highly appreciate your participation as your unique story can make a huge difference and impact in the life of a student.

College Counseling
10th Grade Parents: If you student has not signed up yet for the PSAT 10, please do so here
11th Grade Parents: April 5th is the last day to sign up for the May 4th SAT.  If you student is applying to the United States, this is a very important date to not miss.  Please email Mr. Wasser (lwasser@cotopaxi.k12.ec) if you have any questions.
12th Grade Parents: April 1st, Mr. Wasser and Ms. Keyes Voeller (dkeyes@cotopaxi.k12.ec), will be providing a “Letting Go” presentation at 6pm in the Auditorium that will focus on the Class of 2019 university acceptances, how to get a student visa, the upcoming transition for both students and parents, and student life at university.

IB Corner
Our seniors will be presenting their final Capstone on their CAS experiences during the last two years to a panel of teachers and staff. These presentations are the culminating experience to their CAS program and determine their final grade for CAS. Parents are welcome to attend! These will take place on Wednesday, April 10th from 3:15pm-4:15pm. Seniors and Senior Parents: We will be meeting about the senior service trip on Wednesday, March 27th from 3:00-4:00pm with our partner, GreenTrek. 

QISSA Games coming up:
3/25    Boys Varsity Soccer play Alliance at AC. Game begins at 4:15.
           Boys JV Soccer at Alliance. Game begins at 4:15.
3/26    Boys JV & Varsity Basketball play Einstein at AC. Both games begin at 4:15.
Thank you!

Fred Bordaguibel 
High School Principal