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Spring Break
Spring Concert
Choir Concert
Spring Break will be from Thursday, April 13 through Sunday, April 23rd.

Classes will resume on Monday, April 24th.
Spring Dance Concert
Saturday, May 13th
4:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Rosita Segovia Theatre
Tickets - $20
Friday, May 19th
7:00 p.m.
Rosita Segovia Theatre
Tickets - $15

Our Junior and Senior Voice Masteries will have their first annual choir concert this May, where they will delight the audience with pieces by The Beatles and a Broadway Musicals potpourri.
Summer Registration is Now Open!

SUMMER AT CEA 2017 will offer our extraordinary intensive programs in Music, Theatre, Sports, Dance, Technology, Art, and Adventures in the Arts. 

In addition, three new exciting programs are being added this year: 

Running and Conditioning, 
Martial Arts (Budo Taijutsu), 
and French Immersion. 

Session 1: June 12 - June 30
Session 2: July 3 - July 21
Full Summer: June 12 - July 21

Invitation letters have been sent out for our Technology, Art, Dance, Music, Spanish Dance, Theatre, and Voice Intensives. Invitations are based on participation, performance, and behavior in class throughout the year. 

If you did not receive an invitation, but would still like to attend, please talk to your teacher in order to arrange for an audition, try-out or evaluation.

Early Bird Registration, which includes a discount, is due before May 1st! Don't miss it!

CEA Sports 

Upcoming Games:

8 & Under 
JV Basketball

Wednesday, 4/12
@Highpoint Academy
3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 4/26
3:30 p.m.

Thursday, 4/27
@CEA vs. Varsity
3:30 p.m.

8 & Under 
Varsity Basketball

Friday, 4/7
3:30 p.m.

Thursday, 4/27
@CEA vs. JV
3:30 p.m.

10 & Under 
Varsity Basketball
Friday, 4/7
3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, 4/12
4:15 p.m.

Friday, 4/28
@Pinecrest Prep
3:45 p.m.

JV Volleyball

Friday, 4/28
4:45 p.m.

Varsity Volleyball

Tuesday, 4/25
4:00 and 4:45 p.m.

Friday, 4/28
4:00 p.m.

Remember how important it is to support our school's sports teams. This is a wonderful way to show your school spirit and exhibit pride in your school. We look forward to seeing you at the games!
Faces of Conchita
Bianca Allanic
c/o 2010

Congratulations to alumna Bianca Allanic for signing a company contract with Ballet Theatre of Maryland!
Bianca will graduate from Indiana University in May with a Bachelor of Science and a Ballet Performance Major, which she was able to accomplish in 3 years. She starts her season with Ballet Theatre of Maryland this August, but will spend the summer  learning the company's repertoire for next season.  Bianca has always been a beautiful example of dedication, discipline, joy and hard work. 
We are so proud of you!

"Students don't need 'exposure' to the arts as a means of ratcheting up their other skills. They need immersion in viewing, listening and creating. They need to dance, to paint, to sing and to get hooked on the songs from  Hamilton."
in Library of Congress' 
Letters About Literature Contest

The Library of Congress holds the  Letters About Literature Contest each year, for which students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. 

Three winners are chosen per state out of tens of thousands of students from across the country.

8 out of the 11 Level I finalists were CEA students, including the top three winners!

Level I (Elementary) State Winners

First Place
Danae Rose Georgiadis 

 Second Place
Diego Zambrano
Third Place
Gabriela Ochoa-Silva

Level I (Elementary) State Finalists
Fiorella Lara - The Harry Potter Series
Diya Agarwal - The Diary of a Young Girl
Isabella Mathison - Fish In a Tree
Amanda Vega-Pernia - The Amulet
Kevin Saez - Magnus Chase Series

3 out of the 24 Level II finalists were CEA students!
The Level II Middle School winners will be announced in the coming weeks.

Level II (Middle School) State Finalists
Valentina Castro - The Sneetches
Emma Solorzano - Stargirl
Oriana Aslan - Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows

This is the fourth year in a row that CEA students win the top places in this contest! 
Many congratulations to our students for their wonderful work, and most especially to our teachers, Mrs. Santalo and Mrs. Jackson. Your leadership, love, and dedication to CEA and your students is insurmountable. 
honorHonor Society Induction Ceremony

On Thursday, April 7th was the annual Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Congratulations to all of our scholars, dancers, artists, musicians, and actors who have shown to be examples of excellence in their community!

National Art Honor Society
Natalia Avella, Claudia Croes-Roure, Micaela Garcia, Thalia Garcia, Gabriela Gutierrez-Boronat, Chloe Jova, Claudia Michiels, Ana Samaniego

National Dance Honor Society
Corina Belfort, Samantha Bezos, Gabriela de la Rosa, Angelique Francis, Victoria Garcia-Ruiz, Alexa Guardo, Claudia Michiels, Gabriella Puig, Emily Sanz, Ana Milena Tamariz

Tri-M Music Honor Society
Oriana Aslan, Karla Cruz, Felice Dong, Nicole Fernandez, Camila Fonseca, Nathalia Grande, Ellie Herran, Erica Rivero, Diana Rodriguez, Carlos Soler, Emma Somoza, Kennedy Todd, Gabriellah Valdes, Daniella Weiss

National Junior Thespian Honor Society
Isabella Baez, Randy Beltran, Kyle Duran, Mia Esparragoza, Emma Rose Fernandez, Nicole Fernandez, Camila Fonseca, Carolina Gutfreund, Lilianne Iglesias, Brian Jimenez, Croce Parisi, Isabela Ricardo, Soleil Ramos, Emma Solorzano

National Junior Honor Society
Isabella Baez, Corina Belfort, Samantha Bezos, Gabriela de la Rosa, Sofia Duncan, Victoria Fernandez, Micaela Garcia, Alexa Guardo, Ellie Herran, Lilianne Iglesias, Raymon Martinez, Claudia Michiels, Gabriella Puig, Diana Rodriguez, Ana Milena Tamariz

4x6 pictures are available for purchase for $10 each. To order pictures of the ceremony, 
please email  fransan@me.com
soccerCongratulations Soccer Champions!

Our Lower School Soccer season concluded with both our 10 and under teams playing each other for the championship title!  In the championship game, our Varsity team defeated our JV team 6-2. This marks the sixth year in a row that CEA wins the Upper Level Elementary Soccer Championship! It is also the third year in a row where our JV team makes it to the championship game.

Special congratulations goes out to Jacob Marino, who not only won his third title but also finishes his elementary career as our all-time leading goal scorer!
Read Across America

Thursday, March 2nd was national Read Across America day. This annual event is a literary celebration that brings our school, community, and nation together through the love of reading.
Mrs. Martinez, our Media Specialist, and Student Council worked hard to make this an extraordinary day at CEA. To help us highlight the importance of reading and literacy, we had the honor of hosting alumni and local community members as guest readers in our classrooms. Our upper school students partnered with lower grades for buddy reading, and all students toured our new library. We are so fortunate to have spent a wonderful day of celebrating literacy.
Thank you to Mrs. Martinez, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society Ambassadors, CEA parents Erika Ludovic and Lizzy Mesa for all of their help, and all of our guest readers for helping us cultivate good reading habits to last a lifetime!
italy1CEA Goes to Italy!
This March, the Conchita Espinosa Visual Arts Department traveled to Italy for a cultural immersion educational experience to expand their knowledge, understanding, and experience of the incredible culture, art and history of Italy.
The trip highlighted the city of Florence, known as the "Cradle of the Renaissance", where students had the opportunity to relish the city's art, sculptures, and architecture. In addition to the cultural activities, sightseeing, and museum tours, our young artists visited local artisans and participated in workshops on figure drawing and art restoration.  We are delighted to be able to provide our students with this once in a lifetime learning opportunity to encourage and support their passion for the arts!

pidayPi Day
Each year our Upper School math students celebrate Pi Day (3.14) with Mrs. Cuesta. Part of their celebration is a competition to see who can memorize the most Pi digits. This year's Pi Day Contest winner, for the second year in a row, is Valentina Castro (8th Grade) who memorized 354 digits of Pi! This is 148 more numbers than last year! Second place was Nathalia Grande (7th Grade) with 236 digits and Emily Sanz and Claudia Michiels (both 7th graders) tied for third with 137 digits memorized.
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