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Lower School STEM Classes Explore Engineering Design

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We have had a fantastic start with S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) this year! Last week students were learning about the engineering design process; how to investigate, research, imagine, plan, create, test and improve upon a project.  The class is focused around team building skills and collaborative learning. Students in grades 2nd-5th were challenged with constructing a pipeline while Kindergarten and 1st graders built "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" trees to test how many letters their tree would hold. The students are wrapping up the month by focusing on variations of the Tower Challenge. They will create a tower from straws that will hold two ping-pong balls. Lower School STEM teacher Ellen Peek says it promises to be a great year of risk taking and growth!   

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Preschool Press: Welcome To The First Day Of School!

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Excitement was in the air as our preschool students enjoyed their first day of school! Parents and students enjoyed seeing our PCA Eagle and cheerleaders as well as Mr. Zubia. Students arrived with bright eyes and eager minds. They enjoyed learning their new routines with teachers. Some fun time on the playground and an introduction to music class were included in their first day as well. PCA Preschool was pleased to welcome 161 students into its classrooms ranging from 18-month-olds to 4-year-olds. Each year is designed as a stepping stone to build on skills and abilities. Today was a great start to the new school year for our precious preschoolers!

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