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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.


Another beautiful afternoon

7 September 2018.   Here is a view from the edge of our parking lot.  We have a very fortunate location. ...
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Open house coming up

Thursday, 13 September 2018: We're holding an open house, 11 AM to 1 PM, at the school, 1755 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. You can meet with our Head of School, Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, observe students in classes and at ...
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First-time learners absorb Chinese fast

5 September 2018.  Our students progress fast with a great teacher, Yulin Zhang.  These are beginning students, who’ve never had Chinese before, and it’s just the 4th week of classes!  Good work, all of you. Here's a video, 29 seconds, ...
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The new academic year

5 September 2018: We’re just over 3 weeks into the new school year, in our tenth year of classes.  New and continuing students, a new teacher joining us, and vibrant classes fill the school.  Our 13 students in early K/kindergarten ...
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Maker’s time for students

A Tuesday activity - makers' time with our Head of School, Dr. Lou Ellen Kay (who has made amazing furniture, herself). Students pick what they want to make, as a potentially durable object - perhaps a patterned lampshade of an ...
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Not academic – just a great view

17 August 18.  As we were cleaning up after our very successful LCA Community Meeting with parents, students, teachers, and Board members, we caught this beautiful sunset from our courtyard.  Enjoy ...
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Our after-school fun on-site

15 August 2018.  Most of our students stay and play, and study, after the school day ends.  It's a great socialization time for them.  We don't charge for this time, which runs to 5:30 PM for the convenience of working ...
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The 2018-19 school year is rolling

17 August 2018. The new school year is off to a great start.  We have 40 students already, with more inquiring about our waiting lists for early K/K and grades 1-2.  Most of the families met at our first LCA Community ...
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Congratulations to Board member David

21 August 2018. Congratulations, LCA Board member, David Gutschick!  He just finished his Ph. D. at the Ohio State University, in Materials Science and Engineering.  Our newly minted Ph. D. is also the son of Lou Ellen Kay, our Head ...
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Thanks, El Paso Electric!

Their Community Partners program just awarded us funds for ou Diverse Students Scholarship Fund. This makes the 10th year in a row! ...
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