Jay Ikezoe, our Business Manager, will not be on campus on a daily basis after this Friday. We are so happy for Jay that he has found a new job at the Winston Knolls School here in Elgin, a private school with a mission of educating students on the autism spectrum. Mr. Ikezoe will be their Senior Accountant and eventually their Business Manager. However, he has also very graciously agreed to continue serving EA on a consulting basis as we move forward toward our closing. Toni Eggers, our Business Office Assistant, will still be handling student billing, and from a parent standpoint, all Business Office functions will continue unchanged. Mr. Ikezoe has served the Academy for 19 years. His steadfast and serious stewardship of the school's finances has been much appreciated by the Administration and the Board. We thank Jay for his many years of dedicated service and wish him well in his new school.
Spiritwear orders were distributed today. Please check your child's backpack for your items. If you ordered spiritwear but did not receive it, please email email@example.com. Back-ordered items will be marked on your receipt. If you have questions about back-ordered items please email JQDesigns@jqdesigns.com. Don't forget to wear your 185th commemorative t-shirt on Thursday, February 22nd.
Patrons of the Arts is in need of volunteers to assist with the reception after The Addams Family performance on Friday, March 1st, as well as ticket sales before both the Friday, March 1st, and Saturday, March 2nd, performances. Please see the link to sign up. For questions, please contact Patrons of the Arts Chairs Edith Monroy or Samuel Hines.
On Saturday, April 27th, the Upper School is offering the opportunity for students to take up to two full-length Advanced Placement practice exams. The actual AP exams happen in the first two weeks of May, so the AP Saturday experience is designed to give students a sense of what taking these full-length exams will be like. We will offer two different exam periods that day: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided between the two exam periods.
AP Saturday is an optional event. Details about AP Saturday and the registration process were recently shared with Upper School students during assembly. There is no cost for this experience. If you have any questions about AP Saturday, please contact Doug Sept.
The US Student Council is hosting a winter dance on February 9th from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Sears Gallery. The Theme is Valentine's Turnabout, although no one needs to wait to be asked. Just come and have a good time! The dress attire is semi-formal. The entrance fee is $5, and tickets will be purchased at the door. Snacks and drinks will be available.
ISACS (Independent Schools Association of The Central States) offers an exceptional series of webinars for parents led by a celebrated team of experts to help you support and guide your children in all areas of their development. We hope you will join other independent school parents for the next webinar in this series.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Talking to Youth About Heated Topics
Rosetta Lee, Seattle Girls’ School
There are a limited number of past EA yearbooks available. We will not be reprinting yearbooks but do have extra copies of most years. Submit a Yearbook Request Form on our website. Orders will be filled on a first come first served basis. There is no charge for yearbook orders being picked up on campus. A shipping fee of $15 per book will be charged for yearbooks that need to be mailed. All orders must be placed by Monday, May 20th, and orders for pick-up must be picked up no later than Saturday, May 25th.
The most updated information can be found on the Calendar page of our website.