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Happy New Year!!
A New Year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself. EAA curriculum focus for this semester is student writing.
Attending Adventist Schools dramatically Increases Test Scores
From 2006-2009, the North American Division of SDA Education sponsored a study named Cognitive Genesis, This study was designed to determine if attendance in an Adventist school had an impact on standardized test scores. After testing over 51,000 students in all grades and schools of varying sizes, the results of the study showed that the longer a student attended an Adventist school the more their test scores improved.

To learn more about the CognitiveGenesis Study click on the link.

EAA Administration evaluated Iowa Assessment (IA) scores for three former students and compared the improvement from 4th grade to 11th grade. Results are listed below.

Student X
Total Composite for 4th grade: 46% 11th grade: 92%

Student Y
Total Composite for 4th grade: 13% 11th grade: 62%

Student Z
Total Composite for 4th grade: 56% 11th grade: 72%

The following line graph illustrates EAA's test scores
over a 5 year period from 2013-2018.
When you invest in Adventist Education, you invest in a child's future!
The San Diego Union-Tribune featured EAA Athletics in an article written by Drake Hills entitled, "Father-Son steer young squad in positive direction at Escondido Adventist." Please click the following link to read the entire article.
EAA is very proud of father-son team, Bill & Ethan Davis, and how they represent EAA's values. What a great illustration of how EAA students and families make an impact in the home, school, church and community. If you haven't already done so, please consider making a donation to EAA's Worthy Student fund and/or enrolling your kids at EAA. Please contact the school office to make an educational success consultation and to schedule a tour.
School families support EAA Home and School in community outreach to help Paradise Adventist Academy students, faculty and staff.
Home and School would like to thank each and every one of you that donated to the Paradise Camp Fire Drive! With all the generous donations and the 'call to offering', $7000 in gift cards and cash, as well as over 100 wrapped toys, were collected! Thank you!

On Tuesday, Dec, 18, Judi Barrett and I left Escondido at 4 am, before any of you were probably even awake, and began our journey with a van packed full of desserts and toys! As soon as we pulled into the parking lot of Chico Adventist Academy, after an 11 hour drive, we went to work setting up for the reception that took place after their Christmas program. Luckily, all we had to do was to put out the desserts and make the hot chocolate and apple cider for the 400 people at the reception. Once the reception was over, we helped clean up the entire gym. Normally, they would have parents bring desserts for the reception, but under the circumstances, they were extremely grateful for the desserts that we provided!

After getting to bed around 11:30 pm, we were up at 5 am on Wednesday to begin the day. After providing a light breakfast for 12 faculty members of the Chico Adventist School, we started the breakfast burritos for the 220 students and faculty of Paradise Adventist Academy! Do you know how long it takes to scramble over 400 eggs? Well, let me tell you...it takes forever ! Judi and I were a little panicked about how just the two of us were going to scramble 400 eggs, cook four pans of beans, eight pans of tater tots and get all the other stuff together in time to feed everyone! Thankfully, four gentlemen peeked their heads into the kitchen and asked if we needed help! YES...we yelled! Poor guys didn't realize what they were getting themselves into...but, with their help, we were able to have everything ready for the students! They even cleaned up for us!!! What a huge blessing they were! The kids and teachers were so grateful for a hot yummy breakfast. One teacher even said they were not sure if they were even going to be able to get a breakfast that day. 

After breakfast and cleanup, we began the fun task of handing out the toys and gift cards. In my head, I had pictured Judi and I going to each class, bringing the students out to a festive Christmas tree located in the lobby and giving them their gifts. However, things don't always work out as planned. It is pretty chaotic up there. The PAA classrooms are scattered about in the church and gym and students are wandering about. We just rolled with it! We hauled the boxes of toys from our van, separated them into age groups and placed them on a rolling cart and visited each classroom. Some classrooms opened their gifts right away, and some teachers preferred to wait until the next day. 

One kindergarten girl looked at me and said, "Today seems magical!" That right there was worth everything!

Three students from the Chico Adventist Academy had lost their homes and their principal reached out to us to let us know. Luckily, we were able to fill three boxes full of toys for those three students, as well as provide toys for PAA's after school care and for preschoolers who go to the church! 

Each high school student was given a $50 gift card to Target and each faculty member received either $100 or $150 in gift cards! They were thrilled and very appreciative! !

All of the activities at the school took much longer then we had anticipated, so we did not have time to drive into Paradise as we had planned. . We barely had time to grab a bite to eat before we headed to the airport to return our rental van and fly home to our families. 

They have a very long road ahead of them. Not only are the Paradise faculty members and families exhausted, but there has been so much strain put on the community of Chico, which has stepped up and housed/fed/supported everyone who has lost homes. We need to remember all of them in our prayers. 

All in all, it was a huge success. In the grand scheme of things, a $50 gift card is not going to change anything. However, they know that they have brothers and sisters at Escondido Adventist Academy who are thinking of them and praying for them.

Tara Lazo 
Home and School President
K-8 Scripps Spelling Bee
EAA's 4 th annual Scripp's National Spelling Bee is coming up!  Students in grades K-8 have been studying words and participating in Spelling Bee activities within the classrooms and at home. Students are “buzzing” with excitement!

In the coming days, each teacher will have a classroom bee that determines the top two spellers from each class. These student “Spellebrities” will then compete in E.A.A's. Spelling Bee to determine the school champion. The top 7 th or 8 th grader from EAA will go on to participate in the regional Scripps Spelling Bee in San Diego.

The E.A.A. Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, January 31, at 9:00 A.M. in the auditorium. We hope you will be able to attend this special event and support all our excellent Spelling Bee finalists.  
Physics, Gravity, Friction and Hula Hoops???
On Monday, January 14, grades K-5 participated in a Hula Hoop event held on campus. Julie Clemmons, with Holistic Hoop Fitness, demonstrated the art of Hula Hooping while explaining how the laws of Physics are used to keep the hoops spinning and around the waist! Then, Ms. Clemmons brought out the hoops and every student, and Mr. Rich, had the opportunity to try hula hooping themselves. Some learned a lot about the effects of gravity! Thank you, Ms. Julie. We had a great time!
Physical Science class explored the science of sound last week, testing to see what materials and techniques transmit sound the best!
Martin Luther King Junior Weekend - NO SCHOOL
January 21-22, 2019

Junior / Senior Bible Camp
January 31 - February 2, 2019

High School Choir Festival
February 6-9, 2019
Escondido Adventist Academy
1301 Deodar Road, Escondido, CA 92026
Phone: (760) 746-1800