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Please join us for the 5th Grade PYP Exhibition on Thursday, April 24th @ 6PM!
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Upcoming Events
- PTSA Executive Board
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Coffee with the Director
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
School News and Announcements
5th Grade PYP Exhibition

        The 5th Grade Culmination Project of the PYP is being celebrated at

CECA on Thursday, April 24 at 6:00 PM!

The Exhibition is a project where students are required to engage in a collaborative, transdisciplinary inquiry process. The 5th graders have worked very hard for 2 months on these projects.  The night of April 24 is our school and community-wide celebration of the projects; students present their Exhibition projects that evening. 


Vaccine Requirement!
  • Students entering 7th grade must show proof of a Tdap booster!
  • If your student has already received the vaccine bring in the immunization record to the school office, we will copy and clear this requirement.
  • If your student has not had the vaccine, NOW is the time!
  • The end of the school year is fast approaching!  Do Not Wait!
International Baccalaureate
Primary Years Programme World School
Middle Years Programme Candidate School

TONIGHT!! 6 pm: Costa Rica Summer 2015 Excursion: Parent MTG April 16, 6pm-Gr 5-8
Mrs Sharp,  along with World Strides Travel is hosting a student trip to Costa Rica next summer, June  2015.  Any parents of a PYP/MYP student can still contact Mrs Sharp at stephanie_sharp@ycjusd.k12.ca.us for more information regarding this trip.  There will be a parent meeting held after school on Wednesday, April 16 at 6pm in the CECA MPR.  Limited reservations available.  There are grant opportunities as well as some suggested fundraising ideas.  A passport is needed for travel.

This trip is offered to current  PYP/MYP students grades 5-8.
Competitive Edge Remains Kindergarten-Eighth Grade Configuration
The decision of the YCJUSD Board of Education to move all 6th grade students to middle school DOES NOT apply to students at Competitive Edge.  Parents of current fifth grade students at CECA can be assured that their students will automatically move to sixth grade at CECA in accordance with our charter document which has not changed.  Open Enrollment for all grade levels continues through February 28, 2014 with our Enrollment Lottery scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 9:00AM in the MPR.
Grizzly Pep Rally!
Attention Grizzlies!!!
Friday, April 25th, in place of Friday Families, your CECA student leaders will be hosting the "Let Your Grizzly Out"  Pep Rally!!! 

This will be held from 11:30-12:05PM.  More information will be given as the pep rally approaches.  Make sure to bring your grizzly spirit for an afternoon of fun!!!
Third through Eighth Grade Smarter Balanced Assessment Vocabulary Lists Released
Vocabulary lists of words the students will encounter on the SBAC exams have been released.  Teachers will be sure to expose students to the words at school and parents can help by talking about the words at home.  Find the lists under the Learning in the IB/PYP and IB/MYP tab on the left-hand navigation bar.
Competitive Edge Continues to have the highest API in the District!
Congratulations to students, teachers, and the entire learning community for once again leading the way atop the list with an Academic Performance Index API score of 881.  It is awesome that hard work, great teaching and learning paid off with a strong school wide performance on state accountability testing!  Great Work Grizzlies!  We're bragging about our awesome kids and our excellent school!
Mandarin Chinese Classes
If students want to learn Mandarin Chinese, here is the opportunity! All students are welcome. Even if you have not taken Chinese previously, you can still enroll and learn with other students who have studied in the past. Click on the "Parent" tab at the top and go to the "Parent Info and Documents" link to get more information.  This is a continuing partnership with Yucai Chinese School and all business related to this program is between the parent and the Yucai School.
Check Out the Opportunities to Get Involved!
Please look at the Competitive Edge Parent's Community and Community and Service Opportunities 2013-2014 tabs on the left side of the homepage and get ready to get involved in 2013-2014!
CECA Board Adopts a New Parent/Student Compact for 2013-2014
At its June meeting the CECA Board Adopted a new Parent/Student Compact agreement for 2013-2014.  This agreement will be required to be signed by every parent and student on an annual basis in order to keep your place in our learning community.  The Compact can be found under the Parents tab on the top navigation bar and then click on the file at the bottom of the page.  Notice an increased parent involvement component has been added.  Check our Community and Service Opportunities on the left navigation bar for ideas on how to complete your family and individual service during the 2013-2014 school year.  Notice also that attendance and behavior agreements have not changed and will continue to be in force.  Thank you for choosing to be part of the CECA family.
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