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Edward B. Cole Sr. Academy

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EBC Values

Commitment to excellence, quality, character, and integrity

Respect, appreciate and understand diverse cultures, languages and individuals

Creation and maintenance of a nurturing family environment that fosters a spirit of cooperation, collaboration, and respect

Growth and education of students come first, enabling pupils to become self-motivated, competent, and lifelong learners

News & Announcements

Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Begins (Formerly: Pasta for Pennies)

EBC is participating again in our annual school fundraiser for blood cancer research with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. EBC has 3 weeks to raise as much money as possible to support blood cancer research. Last year EBC raised roughly two thousand dollars and this year we hope to do even more... help support our scholars and send in those pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and if you are feeling generous you can also send in your dollar bills. Help make a change in our community!!! Go Cougars!

January 17th - 4th Grade Missions Field Trip

Studying California Missions, or studying Mission San Juan Capistrano, aligns with curriculum and the Common Core State Standards for Fourth Grade. Critical thinking and analysis skills in social studies directly apply to studying this portion of California’s history.

Field trips to Mission San Juan Capistrano provide our EBC scholars with a unique experience with history. Scholars can observe and explore the Mission’s architecture, artifacts, and historical documents first hand, as well as achieve learning goals of the CCSS. Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Exhibits, Docent Guided Tours, Audio Tours, and Education Programs are geared to meet the Common Core State Standards. Each program is designed to help students understand historical chronology, cause and effect of historical events, and multiple perspectives.

Ask your 4th grader about their trip!

WInter Break December 19th through January 6th

EBC would like to thank our families and scholars for a great school year. Our wonderful staff have provided an engaging and authentic educational experience for our scholars and everyone is looking forward to the winter break to spend time with family and friends. Enjoy your time off, get some rest, have some adventures, and we will see our scholars return January 9th.

EBC Full of Thanks at 2016 Family Feast

Every year EBC Academy hosts a Family Feast to give thanks with our families, staff, and community partners before going on Fall Break. This annual tradition is always well received by our staff, scholars, and families but it also a great way for community members and business partners to be involved locally. EBC would like to again thank our business partners for making this event a success as we provided almost a thousand meals to the community: Union Bank, OC Global Medical Center, Jay’s Catering, Maldonado Flowers and Party Rentals, Farmers and Merchants, Chick-Fil-A, Doing Good Works, James Productions, and Elizabeth Luna Photography. Of course a special thanks as well to our families and staff who work tirelessly on this many other events every year. Make a difference in your community and get involved today!

Angels RBI Baseball at EBC Academy a Hit!

Angels RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner City) and EBC Academy partnered again for another season of baseball for our 4th and 5th grade scholars. EBC had two teams this fall season and enjoyed playing against other schools and organizations from the greater Orange County area. EBC would like to thank our parents for their support of this program – we could not do this without their help to make sure that all of our scholars have rides to the game! Thanks parents!!!! EBC would also like thank Mr. Malouf, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Calloway, and Ms. Tomas for the willingness to coach and provide a positive, safe environment for our scholars. Of course, EBC thanks Angels’ MLB and their RBI program for partnering with EBC and providing this great opportunity… it has been a hit!!!!! Go Cougars!

Meet the Masters Art Program Comes to EBC

This year EBC is partnering with Meet the Masters Art Program to introduce our scholars to various artists throughout the school year during assemblies with their grade level. Studies have shown that art and music help our scholars get stronger in math and science as it activates the brain in similar fashions! After learning the inspiration and techniques of each Master during the assembly, the scholars are ready for the real fun. Their classroom will transform into an art studio as the art teacher leads the students on a step-by-step journey through the art project. Often in the same medium, style or subject matter as the Master, the scholars will discover their creativity while developing confidence in their own unique abilities. Every artist unit comes in multiple levels to match up to the grades offered at our school: kindergarten, beginner (grades 1 & 2), intermediate (grades 3 & 4) and advanced (grades 5). EBC is thrilled to offer a nationally recognized art program to our scholars this year! Our first artist is Vincent van Gogh but we can't wait to do work by Monet, Homer, and Picasso as well.

“Hope for the Holidays” to benefit the OC Food Bank!!

EBC is proud to be holding a food drive this year! It is called, “Hope for the Holidays” to benefit the OC Food Bank!! The food that is donated provides support to families for the holidays and throughout the year! The OC Food Bank is dedicated to making sure that children, families, seniors, and veterans receive your contributions. In doing this food drive, we want our scholars to understand how important it is to have compassion towards others. Giving to others in need is a great example of how to be compassionate!
We’d like to thank you in advance for everything you are able to donate and for everything you do for us and you scholars here at EBC!!! We will be collecting non-perishable food for the month of November until December 2nd.

Celebrating Literature at EBC

Today was an opportunity to celebrate literature and dress up as your favorite book character. Nothing beats a good book as it's adventures can take you around the world without ever having to leave the comfort of your couch or car. Thanks to all the scholars and staff who participated today. Keep reading and taking those adventures scholars.... Gooo Cougars!

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Upcoming Events

PPC Meeting
Date: 3/1/2017, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Location: Library
End of 2nd Trimester
Date: 3/6/2017
Family Friday/ Spirit Day
Date: 3/10/2017
EBC Board Meeting
Date: 3/14/2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: EBC Library
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