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Annual Events

17 November , 2018- Book fair for the LCA at Barnes & Noble in the Mesilla Valley Mall

8 December, 2018, starting at 5 PM – End-of-term performance and potluck supper

22 – 26 April, 2019, before and after school – Scholastic Book Fair

11 May, 2019, starting at 5 PM – End-of-term performance and potluck supper

24 May, 2019 – Last day of school; there will be an all-school picnic at noon

29 May, 6-8:30 PM – Food for Thought, our big community event and fundraiser


Our scrollable calendar is always here on this News and Events page.  We  also provide this printable, 1-page, full-year calendar in color, as a PDF file; black text on white is for notes about semester starts and ends; blue background indicates breaks with no classes; open house events are on the salmon background, while green is for events for our whole LCA Community.


Silent auction 2019

Food for Thought, our signature community event and fundraiser is coming on Wednesday, May 29th at the school, 1755 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla.  At each Food for Thought event we have a silent auction of items donated by businesses, ...
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Reading the Odyssey and loving it

Fourth- through eighth-graders reading the Odyssey and loving it! We are an academy, in the fullest sense ...
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Great performances by our students

11 May 2019: The end-of-term performance at our school brought out fine singing and dancing by our students from kindergarten through 8th grade.  English, Spanish, and Chinese were all featured, in classics, folk songs, and new creations.  Kudos to the ...
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Signature event

Coming up quickly, Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 6 PM onward:  Food for Thought is our signature community event and fundraiser.  We have 11 interesting people at 10 different tables, ready to share discussions on 10 different topics over dinner, with ...
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Student performances

Coming up right away, Saturday, 11 May 2019: Students present our end-of-term performance.  They’ve been practicing songs, skits, and dances cast in English, Spanish, Chinese, and (we’ll see) maybe other languages!  Parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, and board members come to ...
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Archery anew

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 and onward for a couple of weeks: Archery is back.  This skill brings discipline, development of motor skills, friendly competition, and fun.  We thank the New Mexico Game and Fish Department and Jeremy Lane for the ...
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J Paul Taylor welcomes us

Tuesday, 30 April 2019:  Beloved educator and legislator of yore, Dr. J. Paul Taylor, opened his historic house to our students in grades 1 through 8.   At 95 years of age, he’s sharp, humorous, and replete with stories about life.  ...
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Learning to shop and sell

Wednesday, 8 May 2019: Teacher Kelly Lin gave our first- and second-graders the opportunity to learn about shopping hands-on.  Individually or in small groups the students created a product, the product description, a commercial, and a store.  The students, joined ...
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Engineering club rides again

All year: Students in grades 1-8 in the after-school engineering club meets each week with teacher Elizabeth Brasher, LCA parent Jessica Houston, and other parents on occasion.  Elizabeth and Jessica pose challenging questions for the students to solve.   A recent ...
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Students among the flowers

Monday, 6 May 2019: The Calhoun Flower Farm welcomed our early kindergarteners, kindergarteners, and first- and second-graders.  They loved viewing the flowers, picking a few, planting seeds, and learning about the life cycle of plants.  Thanks to Calhoun Farms, to ...
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