Taking a Bite Out of Education
Since the start of the school year, there have been wonderful things taking place at Primary Plus Elementary and West Valley Middle Schools. Numerous changes have been implemented that are currently improving young minds and ensuring that our students do, in fact, start ahead and stay ahead. We’ve received great feedback on our new Transitional Kindergarten program due to the inclusion of OWL (“Open the World of Learning”) materials, our popular soccer league is in full-swing, our dance classes are all filled to the brim, and the students have just begun another stimulating academic year. Read more...
Petit Picasso Art Camp – EL Quito’s Masterpiece
On August 3rd, El Quito School put on an extravagant art show in their cafeteria—one that was filled with wonderful artwork created by the school’s very own (undiscovered!) artists. The artwork on display was made in Stephanie Nguyen’s week-long summer art camp, where aptly-titled “Petit Picassos” learned how to paint, draw, and bring their imaginations to life. Read more...
New and Expanded Curriculum for Junior Kindergarten!
Starting in fall 2012, the Junior Kindergarten curriculum will be enhanced to meet the scope and sequence of Transitional Kindergarten. The Open World of Learning (OWL) will be integrated into the curriculum and is designed to foster the development of the whole child. Our students will continue to enjoy the advantages of the current Junior Kindergarten curriculum. Read more.
June Summary of SAT 10 Testing Scores
In June of 2012, Primary Plus Elementary and West Valley Middle Schools administered the Stanford Early Achievement Test: an annual test given to students by both schools. What this article will reveal is that, as in years past, our students have placed well-above their grade level in the subjects of reading, math, language, spelling, science, and social studies for the 2011/12 school year. Read more...
Action Day Primary Plus hosts first-ever Mommy Mixer Event
Where else can you go on a Friday night for great food, good drinks, shopping and spa services in one location? The first Action Day Primary Plus Mommy Mixer was a huge success and we were happy to host moms from our community. There was a great line-up of vendors including the Blue Jean Bar, Stella & Dot, CaBi and Essential Bodywear selling their items, as well as discounted spa services, including brow waxing, henna tattoos, make-up applications and feather extensions from local vendors. Guests could nosh on fabulous food offerings from local restaurants, including the new Yard House and Michi Sushi, while sipping Mommy Juice wines or one of our custom mixed drinks at the bar. Throw in some tunes from Marla Davies and the Mix 106.5 team and it was quite a party. At the end of the night, Marla helped announce the raffle winners who won prizes including a month’s free tuition, a 4-hour limo ride, and more.
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