On November 23, NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, honored EARJ students with a visit. During this unforgettable time, Mr. Cassidy shared his outer space experience, as well as his commitment and preparation prior to going into outer space. An important message on positivity and commitment was delivered by Mr. Cassidy. Lower and Middle School students had a privileged Q&A session where interesting and surprising questions were asked (and answered). We would like to thank Mr. Cassidy and his brother, Mr. Jeff Cassidy, for making this experience possible and for spreading positivity at EARJ.
The Barra and Gávea Campuses hosted yet another beautiful opportunity for parents and children to connect and share a Thanksgiving Lunch with their loved ones. In collaboration with Barra's and Gávea's respective PTAs, families had the opportunity of placing a symbolic feather with things and people they are thankful for and attaching them to our EARJ Turkey. All feather sales benefit the Worker's Appreciation Day and the Cantinho Feliz Daycare center, situated in Vargem Grande, in a gesture of solidarity and appreciation. We are thankful for our wonderful Community! Thank you!
EARJ's daily activities are infused with technology. In the future a myriad of professional activities will increasingly require a sophisticated understanding of how technology works.The next generation will move from simply being consumers of technology to being creators utilizing technology. Students will use code to produce services and communicate in ways we have not even considered. This is why our entire school is joining the largest learning event in history, The Hour of Code. Our Hour of Code is making a statement that EARJ is preparing to bring programming activities to our students.
Trick or Treat! The EARJ has yet hosted another incredible event! The Halloween Party(ies) a tradition in the Gávea Campus, extended its success to the Barra Campus, which hosted their 1st Halloween Party. In both campuses it was an afternoon of great fun, with lot's of activities, students created and produced booths, trick or treat times, performances and costume contest. Don't forget to hashtag #EARJHALLOWEEN2016 on all your photos of the day!
The EARJ had the honor of hosting a conference by former student, Frini Georgakopoulos (Class of 1999), who is a recently published author, blogger and runs literary events in her free time. Frini first contacted us with the wish to donate her new book, Sou Fã. E agora? published by Seguinte, the branch for young adult at Companhia das Letras, to the Learning Commons. She remembers how her love for books started in EARJ grounds with a very special teacher who motivated his students to read and to value the art of writing.
We jumped to the occasion and invited her to talk to the US students and to give her the opportunity for a special signing of her books at EARJ in a place that she holds dear to her heart, EARJ. She is currently working on her second book and we wish her all the best!
The EARJ Barra Community has been engaged in a beautiful project. Ms. Ligia's initiative to help SUIPA turned into a very successful campaign. SUIPA is the "International Union Society of Animal Protection" (Sociedade União Internacional de Proteção aos Animais) and has been going through difficult times after it's founder past. Campaigns have been made throughout the country to raise funds, materials, food, medicine and much more in order to keep it working and helping animals in need.
The SUIPA Campaign engaged students, parents, PTA, faculty & staff and reached out to the EARJ Community. In order to raise awareness and collect donations different projects were put into action.
A Bake Sale organized by 3rd grade (teachers and students) collected over than R$3.000,00.
Teachers and staff collected over than R$2.000,00 in donations.
Students developed the logo for the campaign, created posters, wrote texts in Portuguese and English, produced Power Points, and participated in the creation of T-shirts, that were produced with the help of the Barra PTA.
With the sale of shirts during the Barra Family Fun Day, R$1.260,00 were raised in sales and R$310,00 more in donations.
The whole EARJ Community was involved.
The total of items collected is listed below:
- 564 kg of dog food;
- 245 kg of cat food;
- 1120 kg of horse food;
- 320 kg of swine food;
- 200 kg of poultry feed;
- 816 units of dog pads (Hygienic carpets);
- 80 liters of bleach (Cleaning products);
- 01 box of disposable gloves;
- 33 packages of medical dressing;
- 08 medical tapes;
- 06 bandage kits;
- 01 unit of Ointment (Medicine);
- 05 units of Healing Spray for Dogs;
- 06 packets of snacks;
- 01 kg of chewing bones;
- 05 sachets of cat food - kitties;
- 02 cans of wet cat food;
- 04 cans of wet dog food - puppies;
- 02 cans of wet dog food - adults;
- 04 cans of wet dog food - KD;
- 06 cans of wet dog food - AD;
- 03 jars of baby food (NUTRIBABY);
- 01 bottle of antiseptic;
- 02 boxes of Chemital Plus (Medicine) - 04 units each.
Thank you all who participated in this beautiful, touching Campaign. T-shirts are still available at the Barra Campus.
For more information contact Ms. Ana Morelli at email@example.com.
This past weekend, our HS boys basketball team had a chance to participate at a basketball tournament at the American School of Brasília. Participating schools were EAB, EARJ, ISC from Curitiba, and PACA from São Paulo. Our boys displayed outstanding attitude and excellence while performing the games. Please congratulate them for their participation and 2nd place/silver medal!
EAB sent this link with pictures: BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2016 - BRASÍLIA
This month at the EARJ Barra campus we are celebrating "Yes, I Can!" Ability Awareness!
A month long project to celebrate individuals who have worked to overcome challenges in their lives.
Students will learn how to overcome challenges, how they can apply this determination to their own lives' and search within themselves for solutions to overcome an obstacle to achieve their goals.
We are taking the opportunity of the Paralympic games' spirit to reinforce inner strength, celebrate pluralism, inclusion, CC! Program (compassion) and reinforce that anything is possible!
The EARJ and the PSG Academy have extended their successful partnership to the Barra Campus!
This collaboration, between one of the best soccer schools in the world and the best international school has culminated in a major improvement in the Barra Campus soccer field. Now with synthetic grass, students and players can benefit from this high quality field for better performance.
Practices will take place from Mondays to Saturdays at the Barra Campus and Thursdays and Saturdays at the Gávea Campus. Sign-up today!
In anticipation of the Brazilian Independence Day, EARJ students dedicated their time learning and studying the Brazilian History and culture. On Tuesday, September 6th we celebrated the Brazilian Independence Day. Our festivities culminated with Lower School students performing the Brazilian Anthem together, with great pride.
Take a look at the beautiful green, yellow and blue choir that sparked up our Brazilian Independence Day!