Students’ success starts in their early educational years! They learn essential skills like reading, writing and math in those crucial early years. But, their education at PACA, like you experienced, also went deeper as wedeveloped hearts, souls, and minds.
Like you, students were encouraged to develop convictions, values, principles and truth that were centered on the Bible, so that they could impact the world through ethical, responsible behavior and positive participation in global and local society. Many of these conversations took place in your classrooms.
We want to continue these life-changing conversations in modern classrooms, and we are asking for your help to make it happen!
We have an ambitious project starting in December 2019 and finishing in January 2020. This project requires an investment of R$600.000 (US$150,000) to modernize the classrooms and bathrooms for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students.
We hired the architecture firm, Sete-Cinco Arquitetura, to create a new learning environment based upon modern classroom research. The new classrooms are designed to include:
1. Modern and Flexible Furniture: New desks and chairs allow students like you were to learn by coming together to share, collaborate and create. Research shows that children are social learners.
2. Quieter and Cooler Rooms: New sliding double pained windows and new acoustical ceiling keep the room quieter during rainy days and cooler during hot days. This improves our students’ reading and independent study.
3. Brighter and Vibrant Colors: Brighter lights and vibrant colors engage our students’ brain activity and learning. Research shows that the balance of light and bright colors positively impacts learning and emotional state.
We have already remodeled the Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms, and we feel the positive impact of this new look. The 1st grade students say the new classrooms are bigger, and teachers say it is quieter. One student said our new bathrooms look like the ones at the “chique” shopping centers. Kindergarten and 1st grade students are taking pride in their new classrooms.
We want to offer you a unique opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for future PACA generations as way to show your appreciation for the PACA education you received. We will recognize your gift on a donor wall. You can make a gift in the name of your family or honor the name of a special loved one or simply add your name.
Your donation helps us modernize our elementary classrooms to continue those great life-changing conversations. There are a couple of waysyou can give. See the “How to Give” section byclicking hereand choose the option that best suits you.
We are grateful to God for a great community that includes alumni like you, for our wonderful teachers that make our educational program so successful, and for the blessing to have a beautiful green campus.
If you need more information, I am available to answer any questions. For details on the project costs, you will find more information atwww.paca.com.br/alumni-campaign.
P.S. Angela Park, Class of 2012, encouraged us by making a significant gift towards this project. Would you join her today andmake your gift? Find out herehow to make a gift onlinebefore the year ends.
Since 1960, PACA has served the local and international community of São Paulo as a Christian, American and Brazilian curriculum school. Our education integrates Biblical truth in all areas of instruction to guide the hearts and minds of our students and our academic program allows students to receive two diplomas, American and Brazilian, upon graduation which opens doors for them to study in the best universities in the USA, Brazil or throughout the world.