June 7, 2015
The parent group, REAL, hosted a Teacher Appreciation Tea this week for all teachers, staff and administrators. While snacking on treats from Marlene’s Tea & Cakes, colleagues had an opportunity to relax and chat while parent volunteers graciously helped in the classrooms. The beautiful centerpieces were raffled off and each staff member was able to keep their adorable, dainty tea cups and saucers!
Rancho Encinitas Academy & Edison Academy are lucky to have such a hard-working and generous parent group. The parent volunteers and board members work diligently throughout the year raising funds, hosting events that foster a sense of community, and provide the teachers at the school with a number of appreciation lunches such as the one this past week. Thank you to all the members and volunteers of REAL who helped make this a spectacular year. We look forward to working with you again in the fall!
again in the fall!
May 25, 2015
As the year winds down, the children are enjoying the final assemblies scheduled for the last few weeks. This past week, they were treated to Pacific Animal Productions, a safari-themed show that was educational and informative for all. Pacific Animal Productions has been entertaining children at REA/Edison for several years now. It’s a wonderful organization that obtains animals from private zoos or individuals. Sometimes a government organization will place an exotic animal with Pacific Animal Productions for its protection because it was found in an illegal place. Viewing and learning about these animals is a rare treat that we are happy to be able to expose our students to!
May 5, 2015
We had a wonderful Art Show last week. Our Multipurpose Room was transformed into a professional art gallery where students and their families had an opportunity to view artwork and crafts on display. Thank you to REAL and all the parent volunteers who helped make this art show the best one yet!
March 28, 2015
These amazing students have done it again! With an opportunity to showcase their skills and talents, students at Rancho Encinitas Academy/Edison Academy performed at the biannual REA Talent Show in the Wulle Amphitheater. What better way to kick off Spring Break? Singing, dancing, comedy and gymnastics were some of the acts students put together for the show. The grand finale was the middle school’s Uptown Funk dance, which got everyone in the audience up and dancing on a glorious Friday afternoon. No doubt, everyone had a great time and we look forward to the next one! Please enjoy the video clips and photo gallery below:
March 7, 2015
The past couple of months have been busy, fun and enriching for all students at REA and Edison Academy. Our Star Assemblies always offer a unique enrichment experience for students in a variety of content areas. We had Joe “the trick-star” Odhiambo visit our school, who showed us some amazing basketball tricks. Originally from Kenya, Joe’s humble upbringing taught him the drive and work ethic which has allowed him to become the best in his class. His message of having faith in yourself, persistence, patience, being responsible and working hard was well-received by the students through an amazing basketball performance.
We also had the pleasure of listening to Blues in the Schools. This wonderful organization helps expose students to the power and cultural significance of this uniquely American musical form. A highly interactive performance, students and teachers were afforded the opportunity play all sorts of percussion instruments and dance the afternoon away!
Another inspirational musical performance was brought to us by the pop/rock band, Reverse Order. Their anti-bullying message was surely a hit with our group, and reminded us that we can all be a part of the change we want to see. Their PARTTY message is simply about Passion, Attitude, Respect, Trust, Thoughtfulness, and YOU!
Speaking of music, our very own Mr. Chris Matthews has been such an integral part of our program at REA/Edison. His endless energy and enthusiasm keeps kids inspired, entertained and filled with joy. Mr. Matthews helps keep us on track with educating the whole child. We are so lucky to have him as our music teacher.
We’re excited about some of the press we’ve received including a San Diego Union-Tribune article featuring Read Across America Day. March 2, which marks the 111th birthday of Dr. Seuss, is celebrated in schools all across the country. “Dr. Seuss Day” as it’s known to many, is a day when teachers are able to teach and remind students about this legendary author and illustrator. In our lower grades, children dressed up as Cat in the Hat and were treated to real green eggs and ham by their teacher! Click the picture below to read the full article in the Union-Tribune:
We’ve had some exciting field trips the last few months. Middle school students enjoyed an overnight in downtown San Diego where they visited Petco Park, had a SEAL Tour and even got some ice skating in! On a separate trip, they enjoyed a day visiting The California Wolf Center, dedicated to the recovery of wolves in the wild they once roamed. The organization envisions a landscape where wolves thrive in healthy ecosystems and where wolves and people successfully coexist. Their tour was an engaging inquiry based program which included student observation and hands-on activities. Middle school students also continue their volunteer work at Rancho Coastal Humane Society where they are able to interact with the animals while experiencing a wonderful service learning project. Their teacher has been implementing this program for a few years now, and the kids truly look forward to their volunteer days. Finally, 5th and 6th graders enjoyed their author visit via Skype. They read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and had the opportunity to ask the author, Chris Grabenstein, questions about the book, his life and the writing process. It was a a great chat and we are certain the children will remember the experience for years to come.
These are just a few of the highlights from the last couple of months. We believe the well-rounded education we provide for students at Rancho Encinitas Academy and Edison Academy embraces the idea of teaching the whole child in a stress free, relaxed environment. Stay tuned for more great things to come!
January 25, 2015
Family Science Night was a lot of fun! Reuben H. Fleet came out to our campus with bins full of fascinating experiments based on an “Amazing Space” theme. Participants had the opportunity to explore hands-on activities related to stars, galaxies, constellations, the solar system, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and space travel. We are particularly thankful to Flippin’ Pizza for donating the pies for this event! And of course to our dedicated staff who helped facilitate each station – you are the best! Thank you everyone for a great night of family fun!
December 17, 2014
The United States Marine Corps, School of Infantry (West), recognized the efforts of teachers and students at Rancho Encinitas Academy for their support of Marines and their families during the holiday season. A certificate of appreciation signed by Colonel Christopher J. Williams, was presented to teacher Amy Becker, who spearheaded the campaign to collect gift cards and shop for toys and clothes for two military families in need. The school-wide event raised more than $2,000.
After collecting all the donations, the middle school students shopped for gifts and clothes with their teachers. The items, along with several gift cards, were presented to two Marine Corps families, who were selected and surprised by their Senior Leaders. One of the families includes a couple with five children, and the other family has a baby on the way.
“Any nice gesture will surely lift their spirits during this holiday season,” Ms. Becker stated.
In a letter addressed to the school, Colonel Williams highlighted the difference Rancho Encinitas Academy has made for local military families. “Please know that your contributions have immeasurably enhanced the quality of life for many of our Marine Corps families,” Colonel Williams said. “I have received numerous positive comments from Marines of all ranks expressing their substantial appreciation for the generosity your group has demonstrated during this and past holiday season,” he adds.
Rancho Encinitas Academy prides itself on the many service-oriented projects it provides to the community including volunteering each year at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, feeding the homeless, disaster relief, and the annual support provided to Marines and their families during the holiday season.
December 13, 2014
Each year, we invite the Chinese Acrobats to perform at an assembly on campus. Once again, they didn’t disappoint! With mind-boggling tricks, twists, tumbles and amazing balancing acts, it’s no wonder we keep asking this troupe of performers to return each year. Have a look below at some of the highlights! Students who earned their share of “Star Bucks” are able to attend special assemblies at REA/Edison Academy. Quite an incentive!
November 7, 2014
Last week, students and parents enjoyed our annual Fall Festival and Costume Parade. Once again, it was a successful event with lots of creativity swarming about the campus! After a morning costume parade, students enjoyed a “free dress” day and had the opportunity to participate in afternoon games and activity stations throughout the campus. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped support the event and decorate the classrooms, inside and out! We can’t do any of this without you!
October 22, 2014
President, Rancho Encinitas Academy League (REAL)
RANCHO ENCINITAS ACADEMY AND YACHTAID GLOBAL PARTNER TO LEAD HURRICANE ODILE RELEIF EFFORT SUPPORTING SCHOOLS IN LOS CABOS
Encinitas Private School to Host North County’s Donation Site for School Supplies and Canned Goods
ENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 21, 2014 – Rancho Encinitas Academy has partnered with YachtAid Global to lead the Cabo Relief Effort, an initiative focused on supporting schools in Mexico affected by Hurricane Odile. The school will be North County’s exclusive donation drop-off site and will be accepting school supplies and canned goods on Saturday, November 1st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hurricane Odile, which hit Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on September 14th, was one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the area. The storm left widespread damage and devastation in southern Baja California, including the communities of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose Del Cabo and La Paz. Schools damaged in these areas are currently in need of supplies in order to help students continue their education.
Donations can be dropped off at Rancho Encinitas Academy, located at 910 Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas. Due to customs restrictions, items collected are restricted to the following:
- Non-perishable food items packaged in cans or sealed in plastic. No boxes, please.
- School supplies including pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, rulers, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, backpacks, notebooks, reusable water bottles, lunch boxes, erasers, tooth brushes and educational games (puzzles, coloring books, memory cards, etc.).
“Rancho Encinitas Academy believes that all children have a right to quality education and a safe environment where they are encouraged to do their best – something that is true for not only our students but for children everywhere,” said Rancho Encinitas Academy Director Paul Wulle. “Because of this, and in order to provide our students with opportunities to make a difference, both in their community and in other parts of the world, we are proud to partner with YachtAid Global to support schools in Los Cabos, Mexico.”
About Rancho Encinitas Academy
Since 1995, Rancho Encinitas Academy (REA) has prepared students for high school in a child-focused, nurturing environment that encourages knowledge, creativity, self-reliance and fosters organizational skills. REA serves students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. For more information call (760) 942-2011 or visit www.ranchoencinitasacademy.com or connect with us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/RanchoEncinitasAcademy.
About Edison Academy
Edison Academy was founded in 1990. Housed on the campus of Rancho Encinitas Academy, the school is designed to meet the needs of bright children in grades 3 through 8 who have mild to moderate learning challenges. Students are taught methods and strategies that assist them in becoming mainstream, independent learners. For more information call (760) 942-2011 or visit http://www.edisonacademy.com.
YachtAid Global is dedicated to delivering humanitarian, developmental and conservation aid onboard yachts to isolated as well as underprivileged coastal communities worldwide. In times of natural disasters, YachtAid Global mobilizes and shifts resources quickly to provide disaster relief in ways that others have not explored. Founded in 2006, YachtAid Global has worked with over three dozen yachts around the world, delivering tons of supplies, and helping over 50 different remote and/or underprivileged areas worldwide. Please visit www.yachtaidglobal.org for more information.