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October, 2019
IN THIS ISSUE:
  • IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ PLEASE FOLLOW EXCEL ACADEMY ON INSTAGRAM & OUR PRIVATE FAMILY FACEBOOK GROUP!
  • ASSESSMENT CORNER
  • VENDOR SPOTLIGHT
  • HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATES
  • FRIENDLY REMINDERS 
*ANNOUNCEMENTS*
Please use the links below to visit and follow Excel Academy on Instagram and Facebook!
We encourage our families to join our Excel Academy social media sites. Being an active part of these sites will allow families to receive important school updates and reminders via our Instagram and/or our private Family Facebook Page and also make them feel a part of the school community as a whole.  

Please visit our social media sites and join by clicking on the icons below.  
 
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Introducing Excel Academy's New Field Trip Coordinator Annie Mun
 
Hello! My name is Annie Mun and I am the new Field Trip and Special Programs Coordinator for Excel Academy. I grew up in Southern California and graduated from UC Berkeley majoring in Political Science. I thought I wanted to go into law but ended up pursuing a teaching credential in social sciences. I taught 7th and 8th grade history in the Bay Area for 8 years and personally love the middle school age. I am very excited to be at Excel Academy in this role.  I hope to use my teaching background to make our field trips meaningful and directly correlated to what students are learning in their curriculum.

In my free time, I like exploring new places and eateries. And when I can get a quiet moment away, I love to sit down with coffee and immerse myself in a good book.
Thank you in advance for your patience as I settle into this role. I look forward to meeting each of you out on our field trips.
 
     

Make-Up PIcture Days~ Dates and Locations

Makeup picture days will be taken by the same photographer that we had at our main BTS event. Make-up days will be in south Orange County, Riverside, and Los Angeles. Details are on the flyer above. 

 For families who did not attend the BTS event or any makeup picture days, they have the option to email a high-quality headshot to the photographer Patrick Holzhauer at patntam@verizon.net directly, copy Excel Registrar at registrar@excelacademy.education, and order their IDs after their enrollment has been verified by Admissions/Registrar. 
 

Student IDs are $10 each including S&H if purchased alone. The student IDs are also included in certain packages for free if families are ordering those packages. Please ask your ToR if you need the photo packages flyer. Parents may request home educator’s IDs at the same price to qualify for certain retail discounts for teachers. Their IDs will clearly indicate “Home Educator” so they will not be mistaken as credentialed teachers employed by Excel. Please reach out to your ToR with any questions regarding picture days. 

UPCOMING OCTOBER & NOVEMBER EXCEL PARK DAYS~ Mark your calendars!  
Excel Academy park day activities are open to all Excel students and we encourage our families to bring friends who are interested in homeschooling and would like to learn more from an Excel credentialed teacher while attending a fun park day activity.  
Also Added:
San Marino
Thursday, Oct. 10th, 9-11 am    
Lacy Park~ 1485 Virginia Rd., San Marino, CA 91108
Also Added:
Burbank
Thursday, Nov. 7, 9-11 am
Brace Canyon Park~2901 Haven Way, Burbank, CA 91504
Cyber Safety Cop upcoming events on Parenting in the Digital World~
Click the link below.



https://www.cybersafetycop.com/upcoming-events/?mc_cid=442dc15375&mc_eid=e0ba1a847d
TOCA Indoor Soccer Vendor Inspiration Event
RainBird Biotrek Pomona Field Trip 
All students who completed the i-Ready progress monitoring and scored in 8th grade or below have access to individualized lessons that are geared specifically to the students' individual strengths and needs. The students will simply log in to i-Ready with the same username and password used to access the benchmark assessments. Students are encouraged to utilize the lessons approximately 45-50 minutes per week (in reading and math). Students who complete lessons each month will be honored at their LP meetings by their ToRs for their dedication with a special certificate and treat. Keep up the great work! We are so proud of our Excel Academy students!
Excel Vendor Spotlight

Meet your physical education requirement and fitness goals with Six Element Fitness!
Jason McAlister is a certified personal trainer through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). He specializes and is certified in youth fitness and group exercise. He has coached hundreds of youth from kindergarten to 12th grade. He is a trainer, coach, and former educator.  He has a passion and gift for working with young people. His goal each and every day is to teach and demonstrate safe, fun and healthy stretches, exercises, and sports activities that kids can build upon as they grow. He brings engaging activities to young people to help them develop habits that will lead to a healthy lifestyle. He loves working with beginners to help them learn to enjoy health and fitness. Jason mixes proper techniques and safe exercises with exciting games, and team building skills. His goal is to ensure students have fun and get fit! Jason is capable of working with experienced and non-experienced athletes at the same time, to ensure they meet their individual fitness goals. *Complimentary monthly classes are offered with Six Element in Orange County on the third Wed. of each month, so students can meet Jason and try his class. He is also able to travel to different counties if additional classes are set up. 

Please use the URL below for the October high school updates and announcements. Or visit excelacademy.education.

https://www.excelacademy.education/static/media/uploads/monthly_high_school_highlights_2019_20.pdf  

 
Friendly Reminders
Follow Excel Academy on Instagram and join our private facebook group for Excel families!
 
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