As we start the 2016-2017 school year, it is important to celebrate that the Bostonia Language Academy family has grown by over 100 students and nine new staff members! We are excited to extend our services to so many new families and expand our team with new staff that brings new perspectives, talents, and experiences to our community. The end of our first month of school is fast approaching and already there are wonderful memories to be shared with the rest of the community.
Back in August, we welcomed our new and returning students and families with a KONA Ice ice breaker. During this event, staff and families re-connected and had an opportunity to talk about some of their wonderful adventures over the Summer. Our Grandparents and Grand-friends’ Day was a success, we had over 100 guest visit our school to read, share stories, and have lunch with students. Our Chromebook rollout was very smooth, over 250 students are taking advantage of the opportunity to bring their chrome-book home to continue their skill development and practice after school hours. The beginning of a wonderful partnership with the Grossmont Adult School Program and our District, brings to our school an English as a Second Language class for adults, and very soon, a Spanish as a Second Language, as well. As we get ready for an informative Curriculum Night on September 22, we are projecting a wonderful turnout and parents walking away with detailed information on our rich multilingual program.
The Bostonia Language Academy truly values the contributions that our families, community, service providers, and others make to our students. If you haven’t had a chance to come visit, stop by! Let us share with you our rich learning environment in which multilingualism, multiliteracy and multiculturalism are celebrated daily. Our school would like to take this opportunity to share our response to the fun challenge that Dr. Miyashiro, District Superintendent, posed to our schools at the beginning of the school year to create a fun video that represented the persona of our school community. Magnolia Elementary, our sister school, also challenged us to create our very own school video … and, here it is for your enjoyment! Madison and Lexington we are calling you out next! Enjoy!
Izela R. Jacobo, Principal
Bostonia Language Academy