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Annual Events

27-28 October – Book fair for the LCA at Barnes & Noble in the Mesilla Valley Mall

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

23 – 27 April, before and after school – Scholastic Book Fair

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

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

30 May, 5-7:30 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.


Food for Thought 2018

Food for Thought 2018 – our signature community event and fundraiser!  May 30, 2018, 6-9 PM.    Click here to go to the full, updated page - thanks for visiting! ...
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Vignettes: academics, fun

Monday, May 14th: a snapshot of our academics, on two of our whiteboards. The spelling words for the week for our 1st- and 2nd-graders get pretty advanced!  The topics in biology for our middle-schoolers, likewise. ...and school life, Wednesday, May ...
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Student performances, end of the term

Also Saturday, May 12th, 5-8 PM: We had our classic end-of-term performances by students of all ages, singing in English, Chinese, Spanish, and American Sign Language, acting and dancing in accompaniment.  A number of students played piano pieces.  At the ...
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Book fair turnout

Saturday, May 12th: Barnes & Noble in the Mesilla Valley Mall hosted our school for a book fair.  We are grateful.  Parent Andrea Camunez read to young people at 11:00.  Our students came at 12:30 to sing in English, Chinese, ...
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Student play: James and the Giant Peach

Preps for a student play! So much is going on at our school in May - this play on the 19th, our book fair on the 12th, our end-of-term performances on the 12th, and Food for Thought on the 30th ...
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Book fair at Barnes & Noble!

11 & 12 May, Friday & Saturday, at Barnes & Noble in the Mesilla Valley Mall.  Books galore, of course, and our LCA families will be there.  The main event is 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday: there's story-telling at ...
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A student project with ants

22 April 2018.  Eighth-grader Kira is collecting worker ants for an ant farm, with which she'll study their behavior under various changes in their environment.  This is her student project.  The other middle-schoolers have their own unique projects ...
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Open house, May 8th

8 May 2018, Tuesday. We have another great open house event coming up. Come see our school, engage with our outreach in science and world culture, view classes (8:30-10:00 AM), talk with teachers (5:30-6:30 PM). We welcome families considering enrolling their ...
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Earth Day on the Plaza de Las Cruces

21 April 2018.  Lou Ellen and Vince were on the plaza in their booth from 9 to 1.  They enjoyed talking with people about science, the environment, and, of course, our school as a potential good fit for new students ...
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Visit to School for the Blind

: our students in grades early kindergarten through 2nd visited the School for the Blind in Alamogordo. They didn't know what to expect...but when they came back and our Head of School, Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, asked them what ...
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